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  • Hey, there!

    I'm thrilled to be your math teacher this semester, and I hope this website will be useful to you as we power through the next few months! Here, you'll find links to Powerschool, a downloadable graphing calculator, and other useful tools. I'll also post weekly updates on what we've been covering as well as our class and homework schedule. Please feel free to contact me anytime using the e-mail link above.

    Get ready for a great semester and a whole lot of FUN!

Well, that was fun!

Goodness gracious!  How’s that for a one-day school week?  In all seriousness, I’m very grateful that WCPSS is being cautious with our students’ safety, and this has been a great opportunity for us teachers to get better organized for the new semester.  I actually really appreciate the surprise break!

You’re probably wondering how those four days off will affect our calendar, and the answer is, not too badly.  Because only teacher workdays have been taken, we can push our calendar back and still have plenty of time for review before final exams.  However, you should encourage your students to jump back in next week with a ready-to-go attitude, because those quizzes that were scheduled for Tuesday are happening on Monday!  I won’t be introducing any new material that day, so we’ll have plenty of time for review before they take their quizzes, but I highly encourage some extra practice over the weekend to refresh the memory!  Below are some optional documents/practice problems for students so they can feel prepared.

For Honors Algebra II, try p. 50, #23-31.

For Academic Algebra II, try p. 110, #1-4, 12-23.

For Common Core 1B, try Independent Practice with Sequences.

Students are welcome to e-mail me or tweet me (@MsWinstead) with any questions.

And, here are our updated schedules for next week!  Check back in for updates on homework and files you can download.  Remember, if your student is missing a homework assignment or leaves it at school, this is the best place to find it.  If you don’t see something you’re looking for, please e-mail me!  Have a great weekend!

 

Honors Algebra II

DayContentIn-Class DocumentsHomework
Monday, 2/3QUIZ (only material covered last Thursday and Friday)QUIZNONE
Tuesday, 2/4Graphing and Transformations of Absolute Value Functions

p. 88 #19-27 odd, p. 95 #2-18 even, #27-30
Wednesday, 2/5Piecewise FunctionsAbsolute Value and Piecewise HW
Thursday, 2/6Review for Unit 1 TestHonors Algebra 2 Unit 1 Test Review
Friday, 2/7UNIT 1 TESTUNIT 1 TESTNONE

 

Academic Algebra II

DayContentIn-Class DocumentsHomework
Monday, 2/3Review of Linear Equations & Slope-Intercept Form

QUIZ
QUIZNONE
Tuesday, 2/4Linear Modelling

p. 81 #1-13 odd, 21
Wednesday, 2/5Complete Linear Modelling/Review for Unit 1 Testp. 110 #2, 4, 12-22 even, 31
Thursday, 2/6Unit 1 TESTUNIT 1 TESTNONE
Friday, 2/7Solving Equations & Inequalitiesp. 29 #1-13 odd, 14, 17, 36, 42-50 even

 

Common Core 1B

DayContentIn-Class DocumentsHomework
Monday, 2/3Review of Arithmetic & Geometric Sequences

QUIZ
QUIZNONE
Tuesday, 2/4Exponential Growth & DecayExponential Decay PowerPointBacteria Growth, Diabetes, & Golf HW
Wednesday, 2/5Exponential Growth & Decay ApplicationMonsters & Amoebas Classwork p. 1

Monsters & Amoebas Classwork p. 2
Monsters & Amoebas HW
Thursday, 2/6Compound InterestCompound Interest p.1

Compound Interest p.2
Compound Interest HW
Friday, 2/7Compound Interest, cont.

QUIZ
QUIZNONE
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Happy Spring Semester!

Hello, all!  Welcome to the spring semester here at Rolesville High!  I can’t believe how fast the fall went, but I’m really glad that we all get to start fresh with 2014.

All students should have turned in their syllabus acknowledgement to me last Friday as one of their first homework assignments.  If you have not received this from your child and need an extra copy, they can be found under the link above associated with your student’s class.

We are off and running this semester in all three of my classes!  In Honors Algebra II, students started off with solving absolute value equations and inequalities, and this week, we will move into graphing absolute value functions, their transformations, and piecewise functions.  They also received their first project, which is a review of Algebra I concepts, and the guidelines can be found here.  We will plan to quiz Tuesday, review Unit 1 on Thursday, and they will take their very first test on Friday!

In Academic Algebra II, we began with a review of linear equations and plotting coordinates.  This week, we will continue to study all the different ways linear equations can be represented.  We will quiz on this topic on Tuesday and begin linear modelling the same day.  On Wednesday, we will review Unit 1, test Thursday, and begin solving equations and inequalities on Friday.

In Common Core 1B, we started off the semester with exponential functions and arithmetic and geometric sequences.  Students have grasped this concept really quickly, and they will take their first quiz Tuesday.  I’m sure they will all do very well!  From there, we will pick up with exponential growth and decay (think bacteria and kudzu) and simplifying exponential expressions, and we will quiz again on Friday.

Below are our schedules for the week!  As homework is assigned, that column will be updated and appropriate documents will be uploaded.  If you are ever unsure about content or homework, feel free to email me using the link above.

Thanks for helping us get off to a great start this semester!

Honors Algebra II

DayContentIn-Class DocumentsHomework
Monday, 1/27Graphing Absolute Value Functionsp. 88 #33-51 odd, 52
Tuesday, 1/28Transformations of Absolute Value Functions

QUIZ (only material covered last Thursday and Friday)
QUIZ
Wednesday, 1/29Piecewise Functions
Thursday, 1/30Review for Unit 1 Test
Friday, 1/31UNIT 1 TESTUNIT 1 TEST

 

Academic Algebra II

DayContentIn-Class DocumentsHomework
Monday, 1/27Linear Equations & Slope-Intercept Formp. 68 # 32-62 even, 69
Tuesday, 1/28Linear Modelling

QUIZ (only material covered last Thursday through Monday)
QUIZ
Wednesday, 1/29Complete Linear Modelling/Review for Unit 1 Test
Thursday, 1/30Unit 1 TESTUNIT 1 TEST
Friday, 1/31Solving Equations & Inequalities

 

Common Core 1B

DayContentIn-Class DocumentsHomework
Monday, 1/27Review of Arithmetic & Geometric SequencesPreziIndependent Practice Killer Plants - Day 5
Tuesday, 1/28Exponential Growth & Decay

QUIZ (only material covered last Thursday through Monday)
QUIZ
Wednesday, 1/29Simplifying Exponential Expressions
Thursday, 1/30Compound Interest
Friday, 1/31Compound Interest, cont.

QUIZ
QUIZ
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10/7/13 – 10/11/13

Hi, all!  It’s hard to believe we’re almost halfway through the semester, but it’s flying by!

In Common Core I this week, we’re transitioning from solving equations and inequalities into the Pythagorean Theorem and literal equations, which are just equations that have variables instead of numbers.  Students are making connections between the isolation of variables in solving equations and isolation of variables in geometry and other algebraic formulas, and so far, I’m very impressed with their ability to carry over and apply what they know.  We are planning to test on Unit 2 on Friday, and that will include all topics covered since we ended our first unit on statistics.

In Honors Algebra II, we tested today on Unit 4, which was on linear equations, inequalities, absolute value equations, and absolute value inequalities.  The majority of the test was taken without a calculator, but students were allowed one for the last twenty minutes so that they could check their answers (especially the fractions)!  Next, we’ll move into systems of equations (my personal favorite), and even though there are seven units remaining, we’re moving at a good pace to begin incorporating more opportunities for quizzes and projects.

Here are the schedules for this week, and as always, please check back for homework and content updates!

 

COMMON CORE 1A

DayContentIn-Class DocumentsHomework
Monday, 10/7State Benchmark Test (not part of final grade)Benchmark TestNONE
Tuesday, 10/8Pythagorean TheoremCoordinate plane discovery sheet
Wednesday, 10/9Literal Equations
Thursday, 10/10Review for Test
Friday, 10/11UNIT 2 TEST

 

HONORS ALGEBRA II

DayContentIn-Class DocumentsHomework
Monday, 10/7Review for Unit 4 TestUnit 4 Study GuideNONE
Tuesday, 10/8UNIT 4 TESTNONE
Wednesday, 10/9Trend lines, scatter plots, graphing linear and absolute value inequalities
Thursday, 10/10Begin Systems of Equations (Unit 5)
Friday, 10/11
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9/23/13 – 9/27/13

Hi, all!

Welcome to week five!  It’s hard to believe we’re coming up on our one-month “anniversary” of the beginning of the school year, but things are moving right along!

This week in Common Core 1A, we are continuing our unit on linear equations and expressions, both one-step and multi-step.  For most students, this is a review and they are picking the concepts back up quite nicely.  We will plan to have a short review tomorrow and a quiz on solving equations and writing algebraic expressions on Wednesday.  Last week, we officially wrapped up our Statistics unit with group project presentations, which count as the students’ first test grade.  We are utilizing guided notes in this unit, so students are following along with me as I help them take solid notes that will help them throughout the unit.  This information is crucial to their future success in math, so I want to make sure they’ve got it!

In Honors Algebra II, we wrapped up our unit on Sequences and Series last week, and I am extremely proud of how my students did on their test!  Over half the class made above an 80, and one third of them made a 94 or above.  Needless to say, there are LOTS of stars on my wall this week (ask your student about that)!  On Thursday, we dove into our unit on Algebraic Functions, which we will wrap up on Wednesday with a unit test.  Because this class is honors, we take on two extra units that academic-level Algebra II classes do not cover, meaning we have to move quickly!  Please continue to encourage your students to come after school for help when they need it, and please email me if I need to make special accommodations to help your student after school.  That time is crucial, and it has proven to be the difference for most of my students!

Here are our schedules for the week, and be sure to check back for updates!

 

COMMON CORE 1A

DayContentIn-Class DocumentsHomework
Monday, 9/23Multi-Step Functions with Fractions/DecimalsNotes - Multi-Step Equations with Fractions and Decimals2nd Period: Exit Ticket - MultiStep Equations Mixed 4th Period: Notes - MultiStep Equations with Fractions and Proportions
Tuesday, 9/24Review for Quiz, Multi-Step Equations as Word Problems
Wednesday, 9/25Quiz - Multi-Step Equations and Writing Algebraic Expressions
Thursday, 9/26
Friday, 9/27

 

HONORS ALGEBRA II

DayContentIn-Class DocumentsHomework
Monday, 9/23Functions and Inverse Functions Review, Intro to Linear Transformations5a Transformations Notes Remember to use x-y tables to help you graph!
Tuesday, 9/24Linear Transformations, Contd., Review for Test
Wednesday, 9/25Algebraic Functions Test
Thursday, 9/26Begin Unit 4 - Linear and
Absolute Value Inequalities and Equations Applications
Friday, 9/27
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