tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-62088663300418988492015-09-17T01:06:25.214-04:00LM MATHWelcome to the blog for my Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry classes. You will write or respond to a weekly blog and must respond to at least 3 of your classmates blogs each week. The rubric for how you will be graded on your blogs is on the class eboard. Go directly to your class tab above for directions or blogs from our class.N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.comBlogger16125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-72611314894000101262009-01-26T21:12:00.000-05:002009-01-26T21:13:12.776-05:00WHAT IS.....?For a line, this is defined as the ratio of vertical to horizontal<br />distance it covers.N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-61884214264881617002008-06-06T19:44:00.001-04:002008-06-06T19:53:37.977-04:00Algebra 2 review blogs<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="481" height="402" ><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?p=lilrunner25-70901-slope-algebra-2-ethan-phil-education-ppt-powerpoint.xml" /><embed src="http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?p=lilrunner25-70901-slope-algebra-2-ethan-phil-education-ppt-powerpoint.xml" width="481" height="402" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" ></embed></object><br><font size='2'>Uploaded on authorSTREAM by <a href="http://www.authorstream.com/User-Presentations/lilrunner25" target="_blank" title="More presentations by lilrunner25 on authorSTREAM">lilrunner25</a></font><br /><br /><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="481" height="402" ><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?p=lilrunner25-70899-exponent-rules-matina-mathpwrpnt-education-ppt-powerpoint.xml" /><embed src="http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?p=lilrunner25-70899-exponent-rules-matina-mathpwrpnt-education-ppt-powerpoint.xml" width="481" height="402" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" ></embed></object><br><font size='2'>Uploaded on authorSTREAM by <a href="http://www.authorstream.com/User-Presentations/lilrunner25" target="_blank" title="More presentations by lilrunner25 on authorSTREAM">lilrunner25</a></font><br /><br /><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="481" height="402" ><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?p=lilrunner25-70896-probability-algebra-2-probabilityjessie-ben-education-ppt-powerpoint.xml" /><embed src="http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?p=lilrunner25-70896-probability-algebra-2-probabilityjessie-ben-education-ppt-powerpoint.xml" width="481" height="402" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" ></embed></object><br><font size='2'>Uploaded on authorSTREAM by <a href="http://www.authorstream.com/User-Presentations/lilrunner25" target="_blank" title="More presentations by lilrunner25 on authorSTREAM">lilrunner25</a></font><br /><br /><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="481" height="402" ><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?p=lilrunner25-70895-rationals-number-rationalsblock-education-ppt-powerpoint.xml" /><embed src="http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?p=lilrunner25-70895-rationals-number-rationalsblock-education-ppt-powerpoint.xml" width="481" height="402" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" ></embed></object><br><font size='2'>Uploaded on authorSTREAM by <a href="http://www.authorstream.com/User-Presentations/lilrunner25" target="_blank" title="More presentations by lilrunner25 on authorSTREAM">lilrunner25</a></font><br /><br /><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="481" height="402" ><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?p=lilrunner25-70903-exponential-functions-devdeb-education-ppt-powerpoint.xml" /><embed src="http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?p=lilrunner25-70903-exponential-functions-devdeb-education-ppt-powerpoint.xml" width="481" height="402" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" ></embed></object><br><font size='2'>Uploaded on authorSTREAM by <a href="http://www.authorstream.com/User-Presentations/lilrunner25" target="_blank" title="More presentations by lilrunner25 on authorSTREAM">lilrunner25</a></font>N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-13668046728996120142008-06-02T10:51:00.003-04:002008-06-02T10:54:56.190-04:00END OF THE YEAR!The end of year is here! Reflect on your progress throughout this year as you respond to the following guiding questions to post a summary of your year in this class. This is not a question and answer but post a paragraph summary using some of the following questions as a guide.<br /><br />How would you rate your progress this year?<br />Were you happy with your progress?<br />What things deterred you from doing as well as you could?<br />How could you have done better (if you think that you could have)?<br />What will you do better next year?<br />What did you think you gained from this course?<br />What did you learn about yourself? <br />What projects or activities did you like or dislike?N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-45860654987783767012008-02-21T20:01:00.004-05:002008-02-21T20:51:59.770-05:00What did we do this week in class?For the remaining weeks leading up to June, You will be assigned a summary blog of what was learned in class for your week. Be sure to include the specific topics, how to solve the problems, what was difficult, and what you found easy. Thus, it is a summary of the week and what you learned. Find links that will help to review your topic. Title the post with the topic.<br /><br />If you can find a connection to the real world, include this as well. This assignment is worth 25 points. See the eboard for your week! Note: more than 1 person might have the same week. Both people must make an individual post. Your post is due by the following Monday night at midnight.<br /><br />When it is not YOUR week, comment every other week on the post of the week. That is, every other week, you must read & comment on the summary, either adding details, asking a question, or making a correction. A "good job Bernie" comment is not sufficient.<br /><br /><span style="font-style:italic;">Example: Week of February 18, Algebra 2</span><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">TITLE: POLYNOMIAL DIVISION </span><br />This week we learned long division and synthetic division for polynomials. Synthetic division is best to use when you are dividing by a binomial with a leading coefficient of 1. You place the opposite of the # with the binomial in a box, and line up the coefficients from highest exponent to lowest, putting in zeros for missing powers. Carry down the first one, then multiply by "the box", placing the product under the next column. Add down, and then multiply your result by the box, and so on until your columns are completed. The last column is your remainder. To write your answer, start with one less degree (exponent) than the original problem, and work your way down. I found this method easy, but you do have to be careful of your signs!<br />Look <a href="http://www.purplemath.com/modules/synthdiv.htm">here</a> for some examples.<br /><br /><br />Polynomial division is a little bit more tricky, but follows the same pattern as normal long division. What I thought was hard was remembering what step was next. I kept forgetting once I initially divided, to divide into the first term after I subtracted. See <a href="http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polydiv2.htm">here</a> for some examples.<br /><br />Both ways of dividing help you to divide polynomials by binomials & trinomials when you cannot factor and cancel.<br /><br />When you do synthetic division, it enables you to find another factor of the equation. Thus, synthetic division in the end can help you to factor, solve quadratics, and solve application problems such as tunnels, throwing objects in the air (parabolas) and other quadratic shaped functions.N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-48239767018913367642008-01-25T09:00:00.000-05:002008-02-06T07:25:34.281-05:00Personal Growth/Reflection due 2/5We have reached the half way point in this academic year. <br />In regards to this math course:<br />Is your progress what you expected it to be? <br />How is your progress different than your expectations? <br />What are you doing in preparation for this class that you are proud of? <br />What are you doing that you could do better?<br />What is preventing you from doing as well as you could possibly do?<br /><br /><br /><span style="font-style:italic;"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Make a personal growth plan that includes specific goals for the final semester and actions of how you will achieve your goals. Use the guiding questions above for assistance. </span>Title this post <span style="font-weight:bold;">"Personal Growth."</span><br />This is due 2/5/08 and is worth 10 points.<br /></span>N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-46095596130166861482008-01-06T14:37:00.000-05:002008-01-06T14:39:14.803-05:00Semester Review due 1/18Choose one topic that we have studied in the first 2 quarters. Write a brief summary of the topic - how to solve the problems, what to look for, etc, and give an application (real-world problem) relating to that topic.N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-45543304270000637542007-11-24T09:17:00.001-05:002007-11-24T09:24:33.682-05:00Connections due 12/17<span style="font-weight:bold;">Respond to one of the following:</span><br /><br /><span style="font-style:italic;">What connections can you make between what you are learning in class and the real world? That is, can you think of any applications besides those that we may have done in class or you have seen in the textbook? Explain the connections.<br /><br />What do you foresee yourself studying in college or when you graduate high school? How do you think math is related? Find information online to back up your thoughts.<br /><br />How is the math that we are doing in class related to your interests outside of class? Find information online to back up your thoughts.<br /></span><br /><br />Be sure to spell check and proofread your work.N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-57992185518952967882007-11-02T18:44:00.000-04:002007-11-16T19:28:25.970-05:00End of Quarter Reflection due 11/16<span style="font-style:italic;">GUIDELINES FOR SELF EVALUATION<span style="font-weight:bold;"></span></span><br /><br />Thinking about how well you learned the material is not as easy as it sounds. It is a skill that has to be learned. It is one of the most important skills you can develop. Being able to think about how well you understand the mathematics you have been exposed to will help you study mathematics successfully.<br /><br />The first step is to think about the material you were responsible for.<br />Respond to each category below by writing either <br />1) I did all of the work required, <br />2) I did most of the work required <br />3) I didn't do much <br />4) I didn't do any.<br /><br />Write the category and then the comment (i.e. Assignments - I didn't do much...with all categories). Then answer the 2 questions below.<br /><br />Assignments<br />Classwork<br />Homework<br />Studying for quizzes<br />Studying for tests<br />Reworking problems that you misunderstood<br />Making up work & checking the eboard when absent.<br /> <br />Question 1: What have you done WELL in this class? Write a brief statement.<br />Question 2: Think about what you can do to improve your ability to be successful in this course. Write a brief statement about your strategy for success.N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-23101959420039395892007-10-17T08:07:00.000-04:002007-10-18T20:37:16.412-04:00BLOG #5 due Oct 25Choose something to write about;<br /><br />1 Write about the most significant thing that you have learned in math in the past 2 weeks. <br />2 Write about what questions you still have or something that you are not sure about.<br />3 Write about what is working for you in this class.<br />4 Write about what is not working for you in this class.<br />5 How do you like blogging so far?<br /><br />Choose 2 classmates' blogs to comment on and check your own blog for comments occasionally.N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-63685752830230767922007-09-27T18:53:00.001-04:002007-10-17T08:11:30.969-04:00Geometry/Algebra 2/Algebra Blog #3/4<strong><span style="font-family:arial;">DUE 10/8 with comments on 3 classmates' posts.<br /><br /></span></strong><span style="font-family:arial;">1) Reflect on your goal that you posted in Post #2. Have you focused on this goal? Is it working? If not, think about how you can make it work.<br /><br />2) Name 3 things that you have learned so far in this class related to the material. Be specific. (I.E. how to do a probability problem Or vs And, how to figure out how many possible choices you could have from a menu...etc)<br /><br />Name 2 topics that you feel very good about that you could teach to a friend.<br /><br />Name 1 topic that you need more help on.<br /><br />These can be topics or types of problems.</span>N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-22529776634440462772007-09-20T17:06:00.000-04:002007-09-22T17:52:07.901-04:00GEOMETRY BLOG 3Due Sept 27<br /><br />1) Give an example of a REFLECTION, ROTATION, and TRANSLATION that you see everyday.<br /><br />2) Give an example of a shape that has symmetry and explain where the line of symmetry is.<br /><br />3) Tell how many sides is in a figure with an interior angle of 30 degrees. Explain why!<br /><br />On this assignment, we will comment on 3 other classmates' blogs. Try to see if you can do it - we will be doing it togeter in class too. Go to a classmates' blog in google reader, and at the bottom, go to 0 comments/1 comment, click on it, and make your comment on their post. Respectful & helpful, do not judge.<br /><br />Please reference the eboard under the Geometry tab for BLOG POSTING RUBRIC.N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-17765392999309420912007-09-20T17:02:00.000-04:002007-09-22T17:52:44.272-04:00Algebra 1 Blog #3Due Oct 1<br /><br />Make up an example of <br /><br />1) An equation with no solution<br /><br />2) An equation with infinite solutions<br /><br />3) A equation/rule that has a growth factor of 4 and 10 squares in figure 2.<br /><br />EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWERS after each question.<br /><br />Please reference the eboard under the Algebra 1 tab for BLOG POSTING RUBRIC.<br /><br />On this one, we will comment on 3 other classmates' blogs. Try to see if you can do it - we will be doing it togeter in class too. Go to a classmates' blog in google reader, and at the bottom, go to 0 comments/1 comment, click on it, and make your comment on their post. Respectful & helpful, do not judge.N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-54506574236957982062007-09-20T16:33:00.000-04:002007-09-22T17:52:24.842-04:00Algebra 2 POST #3On your blog, post the following:(due by September 25th)<br /><br />1) Create your own brunch menu of AT LEAST THREE ITEMS where the total number of ways a customer can order brunch is 100. <br /><br />2) Create a word problem whose answer is 5!<br /><br />3) Create a word problem with answer 35 using combinations.<br /><br />On this one, we will comment on 3 other classmates' blogs. Try to see if you can do it - we will be doing it togeter in class too. Go to a classmates' blog in google reader, and at the bottom, go to 0 comments/1 comment, click on it, and make your comment on their post. Respectful & helpful, do not judge.<br /><br />Please reference the eboard under the Algebra 2 tab for BLOG POSTING RUBRIC.N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-35443176088881564022007-09-10T19:38:00.000-04:002007-09-24T13:26:12.842-04:00How's it going? due 9/28ALGEBRA 1: DUE 9/28. <br />POST: How are your first few weeks of school going? What goals have you made for this class for this year? How will you acheive your goals? Homework is a daily part of this class. How will you ensure that you will complete the homework daily? Will this be a problem for you? What things have been helpful in this class and helped you to learn in this class? What things have been difficult so far? Select one thing to focus on for the next 2 weeks to further your progress in this class. <br /><br /><br />Ideas: Check homework answers for correctness, Get a study buddy, Go for extra help, <br />Review my notes each night<br /><br />Please reference the eboard under your class tab for BLOG POSTING RUBRIC.N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-64770315300358891882007-08-13T16:53:00.001-04:002007-08-13T16:53:53.519-04:00Assignment #1 - WATCH THIS VIDEO!After watching the video, please comment appropriately below, keeping in mind the acceptable use policy.<br /><br /><object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZJSZYRl5ucg"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZJSZYRl5ucg" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6208866330041898849.post-59770904895490753372007-08-13T16:48:00.000-04:002007-08-13T16:53:10.957-04:00The Biography of YOU! Assignment #2Write a biography of you that will help me & your classmates to get to know you as an individual, addressing each of the topics below, using the suggested questions to get started:<br /><br />ABOUT YOU: By what name do you like to be called? What are your interests, talents, and hobbies? What are you proud of? With whom do you live? What languages do you speak? When is your birthday? What clubs/sports/activities do you participate in both outside and inside of school? How many, if any, siblings do you have? What are you like as a member of a team? In what ways are you excited about working in a team? In what ways are you nervous about it?<br /><br />ABOUT YOU AS A MATH STUDENT: Describe your memories as a math student from kindergarten until now. What experiences in math have you liked? Why? How do you feel about taking this class? Have you ever worked in a team in math class before? What things have helped you to be successful in the past in math? <br /><br />**Since proper spelling and grammar is required, it is recommended that you type this document in word or any word processing program and paste it to your posting spot.N.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/07718741327199643323noreply@blogger.com1