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February 10-14, 2014

Hi, all!

I hope you had a great weekend, and if you didn’t make it out to the cheerleading competition on Friday or Saturday, I hope you spent your time relaxing and taking in some of the Olympics!  My family and I are absolutely obsessed with them, as evidenced by the cupcakes my sister made for the Opening Ceremonies…

Olympic cupcakes

We’ve talked a lot, especially in Common Core 1B, about how exponential growth rates come into play in Olympic events, especially when it comes to downhill skiing and curling.  They’ve gotten a peek into Sochi, Russia, and I think I’m enjoying it just as much as they are!

This week in Honors Algebra II, we’ll be focusing on linear equations (in all their various forms), how to create trend lines from scatter plots, and all different types of variation.  We’ll plan to quiz on Wednesday and test next Tuesday.  Also, don’t forget that Project 1 is due on Friday!

In Academic Algebra II, we’ll dive into absolute value equations and inequalities as well as graphing linear inequalities, and we’ll also plan to quiz on Wednesday and test on Friday.

In Common Core 1B this week, we’ll continue exploring exponential growth and decay, how to find trend lines for linear and exponential equations, and we’ll even test out some exponential decay with a lab on concentration and dilution!  It should be a fun week!

Here are our schedules!  As always, feel free to let me know if you have any questions!  Remember that Friday is early release, and if we run into any adverse weather this week, I’ll be sure to update our schedule and keep the students posted on HW and quiz changes via Twitter and Remind 101.  For a refresher on how to sign up for Remind 101, just click here.


Honors Algebra II

DayContentIn-Class DocumentsHomework
Monday, 2/10Writing Equations of LinesQUIZp. 67 #2-24 even
Tuesday, 2/11Equations of Lines, cont.

Scatter Plots & Trendlines
p. 68 #26-50 even
Wednesday, 2/12Scatter Plots & Trendlines, cont.

Thursday, 2/13Direct Variation
Friday, 2/14Joint & Inverse Variation



Academic Algebra II

DayContentIn-Class DocumentsHomework
Monday, 2/10Solving Absolute Value Equationsp. 37 #34-42 even
Tuesday, 2/11Solving Absolute Value Inequalities

Graphs of Absolute Value Inequalities
p. 37 #44-52 even, p. 89 #33-48 every 3rd
Wednesday, 2/12QUIZ

Graphing Linear Inequalities
Thursday, 2/13Unit 2 Review


Common Core 1B

DayContentIn-Class DocumentsHomework
Monday, 2/3Solving Rational Exponent EquationsCalculating Rates Winter OlympicsNONE
Tuesday, 2/4Solving Rational Exponent Equations, cont.NONE
Wednesday, 2/5Linear v. Exponential Graphs and Trendlines

Translations of Exponential Functions
Thursday, 2/6Concentration Dilution Lab
Friday, 2/7Exponential Decay Review
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