Pre Calculus (Honors)
10/15 No class - teacher work day 10/16 Went over chapter 2 test. 10/17 Substitute - Work on problems 1-11 (using polynomial long division) on page 127. Due by end of class. 10/18-19 Students learned about the fundamental theorem of algebra. They solved and factored polynomial equations using techniques learned throughout all of chapter 2. (so much fun!) Students assigned book page 144: 1-8, (9-44 every 5th problem), 54. Due Thursday. 10/22 Students began working on rational equations. They found vertical and horizontal asymptotes, x-intercepts, plugged in points! 10/23 More practice with rational equations. Students assigned book page: 152-153: 2, 7-16, 31-34; pg 161: 23, 24. Due Tuesday 10/24 Early release day: Students given time in class to work on assignmens. 10/25 Students given time in class to work on assignments after doing a few practice problems together. 10/26 Spirit day - not so much on the official class or learning. 10/29 Students did review problems for chapter 2b test. Student informed they could use a page of notes on the test (but would not have that option for any test-retakes.) 10/30 Based on observations and requests from yesterday, students did more practice problems for chapter 2b test. 10/31 Students took chapter 2b test (Focusing on section 2.4-2.6) 1/1-2 Students learned about angles, their measurements in degrees and radians... complements and supplements. Students assigned book page: 265-267: (3-63, 72-87 multiples of 3), 92, 94. Due Wednesday. 1/5 Students learned about pythagorean theorem, 45-45-90 special right triangle, and we began learning about 30-60-90 triangle and its side ratios. 1/6 Finished learning about 30-60-90 triangles, talked about the cherokee indian chief SohCahToa and the 6 trig functions. 1/7 Talked about reference angles and the ASTC acronym. Students asked to try some problems off of their notes as practice before class on Thursday/Friday. 1/8-9 Learned about even, odd trig functions, periodicity, and other tricks for evaluating trig functions. Students assigned 274: 3, 4, 27-31, 42, 45-53, 75. Due Wednesday. Students also given a quiz on what we learned between last Thursday and this Tuesday. 9/24 Students did some practice word problems that used properties of parabolas. Students given 20-30 minutes in class to work on assignments from last week. 9/25 Students reviewed for and took quiz on factoring and completing the square. 9/26 Academy day -- no class 9/27-28 Learned about higher degree polynomials: Talked about lead coefficient test, general shape of polynomials, end behavior, graphing higher degree polynomials, zeros, x-intercepts. Students assigned: Book page 112-113: 1-8, 15-18, 28-30, 51, 52, 63, 64, 75, 76. Due Tuesday. 10/1 Students learned quadratic equation (we even sang it in class a few times) and used it to find some zeros and x-intercepts. We then practiced polynomial long division. 10/2 Continued talking about polynomial long division and then did synthetic division for fun. Students assigned book page 127: 3-24 multiples of 3, 44, 45. Due Friday. 10/3 We did more practice problems with synthetic division together. We then learned about the remainder theorem. 10/4-5 Learned about properties of higher order polynomials: Students assigned book page 127-129: 35, 40, 51, 52, 55, 65-67, 75, 87. Due Wednesday. 10/8 We learned about complex numbers and how to do arithmetic with them. 10/9 Finished learning about complex numbers (including division). Work at the end of the lesson not assgined. Students instead worked on a practice test from last year. We went over some of the answers in class. 10/10 Did white board review activity. Will have time outside of class to review for the class tomorrow 7:30-8:30am and again 3:35-whenever after school if anyone is interested. 10/11-12 Took chapter 2.1-2.4 test. Good times.