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Chapter One

Wednesday, Aug. 15 (P)  &  Thursday, Aug. 16 (W)
Lesson 1.2  Identify the Rate of Change is finding the slope of a line through two points.  And change in dependent variable over the change in independent variable.
Assignment:  (pgs. 15-17)  Skills # 1- 10, Exercises # 1-12, Problems # 13, 15, 16, 18, 23A

Friday, Aug. 17 (P)  &  Monday, Aug. 20 (W)
Lesson 1.2 Lesson  discuss the interval notation, interpreting the independent and dependent variables in the problems.
Assignment: Finish any problems not completed in Lesson 1.2

Tuesday, Aug. 21 (P)  &  Wednesday, Aug. 22 (W) 

Lesson 1.3  Discussing and writing the parameters of a Linear Function.
Assignment:  Lesson 1.3  Skills # 1-10,  Excercises # 1-12,  Problems # 13 - 20

Thursday, Aug. 23 (P)
Senior Picnic.  Juniors completed lesson 1.3 in class

Friday, Aug. 24 (W)  &  Monday, Aug. 27 (P)
Lesson 1.4  Writing equations for linear functions and to interpret their parameters in writing.
Assignment: Lesson 1.4 (pgs. 32 - 35) Skills # 1-10, Exercises # 2-30 even, Problems # 32, 33, 35, 36, 38, 41, 45

Tuesday, Aug. 28 (W) & Wednesday, Aug. 29 (P)
Lesson 1.5 Geometric Properties of Linear Functions.  Goal: graphing lines given equations by recognizing:  how steep, negative or positive slope, if 2 lines are going to be perpendicular or parallel
Assignment:    Lesson 1.5 (pgs. 41 - 44)    Skills # 1-8, Exercises #2, 4 - 11,  Problems # 12, 15 - 21 

Thursday, Aug. 30 (W) & Friday, Aug. 31 (P)
Lesson 1.6:  We will be finding the line that BEST Fits the given data.
Assignment:  Lesson 1.6 (pgs. 48 - 49)  # 1-10

Labor Day Weekend
Monday, Sept. 3
      NO School     ENJOY the day Off!

Tuesday, Setp. 4(W)  &  Wednesday, Sept. 5 (P)
STAR testing, finishing lesson 1.4/1.5

Thursday, Sept. 6 (W)  &  Friday, Sept. 7 (P)
Worksheets for chapter 1 

Monday, Sept. 10 (W)  &  Tuesday, Sept. 11 (P)
Review for Chapter One Test

Chapter One Test ... on Wednesday, Sept. 12 AND Thursday, Sept. 13.

Chapter Two

Friday, Sept. 14 (W)  &  Monday, Sept. 17 (P)
Lesson 2.1  Interpretating and manipulating basic function using standard function notation.
Assignment:  Lesson 2.1 pgs. 71 - 73  Skills:  # 1-10,   Exercises:  #2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11     Problems:  #14, 15, 16a, b, d, & f,   #18, 20, 22, 32a & b 

Tuesday, Sept. 18 (W)  &  Wednesday, Sept. 19 (P)
Covering lesson 2.1 assignment, chapter 1 test Assignment:  Review Worksheet, Linear equations, #3 - 21 odd

Thursday, Sept. 20 (W)  &  Monday, Sept. 24 (P)
Lesson 2.2  Finding the domain (x-values) and range (y-values) of functions in equation form and graphs.
Assignment:  3 page worksheet on domain/range, writing equations of lines, parallel & perpendicular lines.

Tuesday, Sept. 25 (W) & Wednesday, Sept. 26 (P)
Lesson 2.2 extended notes & problems
Check linear wkst #3-21.
In Purple day: bonus quiz problems from test.

Thursday, Sept. 27 (W) 
Bonus quiz problems from test
Assignment: Lesson 2.2  pg. 77   Skills #1 - 10

Friday, Sept. 28 (P)
Shorten class periods for Homecoming Activities 
 Check part of Linear equation packet
Assignment: Lesson 2.2  pg. 77  skills #1 - 10

Monday, Oct. 1 (W) & Tuesday, Oct. 2 (P)
Class partners pg. 78 # 5 - 16.  If time with partner #21, 22, 23, 32  Tuesday, period 3 graphing calculator work with Exercises #1 - 4, 16

Wednesday, Oct 3 (W)
Class Partner work on page 77 Exercises # 1 - 4, 16 with graphing calculator  Problem section # 21, 22, 23, 32
Assignment: Rewrite notes from web page for lesson 2.3 and Pg. 83 Skills # 1-10

Monday, Oct. 8 (P)  &  Tuesday, Oct. 9  (W)
Lesson 2.3  Partner work on pages 83 - 84 
Exercises #2, 3, 5, 7 - 10  Problem section # 11, 12, 16, 21, 22, 23
Assignment:  From web page Rewrite notes for lesson 2.4 and pg. 90 Skills #1 - 10

Wednesday, Oct. 10 (P)  &  Thursday, Oct. 11 (W)
Discussion and examples on Lesson 2.1-2.3 review
Quest for lesson 2.1 - 2.3 

Friday, Oct. 12, (P)  &  Monday, Oct. 15 (W)
End of 1st nine weeks, finishing any lesson work.

Tuesday, Oct. 16 (P)  &  Wednesday, Oct. 17 (W)
Discussion & examples on 2.4 on composite and inverse functions.  Partners working pg. 90 & 91 Exercises #1, 4 - 10, 12 16, 17, 20, 21  Problems #22, 23, 28a & b. 
Assignment:  finish any problems not completed from Lesson 2.4  AND Notes for lesson 2.5 (Concavity) from web page. 

Thursday, Oct. 18 (P) & Friday, Oct. 19 (W)
questions on lesson 2.4 understanding composite and inverse functions.

Monday, Oct. 22 (P)  &  Tuesday, Oct. 23 (W)
Discussion & examples on lesson 2.5, Concavity exercises pg. 95 # 1-11 odd, 15, 16, 19 as examples.  Partner work on Page 95 Exercises # 1 - 12 even.  Problems 13, 14, 18, 20

I was absent the last part of 7th & all 8th period on Tuesday, Oct. 23

Wednesday, Oct. 24 (P)  &  Thursday, Oct. 25 (W)
Review wksts over chapter 2, class partner work
Assignment:  complete any review problems from class partner work to study for chapter 2 test.

Friday, Oct. 26 (P) &  Monday, Oct. 29 (W)

cover the answers and work for chapter 2 review, taking any additional questions for chapter 2.
Assignment:  STUDY for Chapter 2 TEST BY redoing problems from chapter 2.   
Write notes for lesson 3.1, Introduction to Quadratic Functions, from web site.

Tuesday, Oct. 30 (P) & Wednesday, Nov. 29 (W)
Chapter 2 TEST
Assignment:  Lesson 3.1 Complete Pg. 108 Skills # 1-10

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Chapter 3 Quadratic Functions

Monday, Nov. 5 (P) & Tuesday, Nov. 6 (W)
Election day, continued partner work on lesson 3.1, pgs. 108-109  Skills #1-10,  Exercises  #1-9, 11-15,  Problems #19, 20, 26, 28  
Assignment:  Write Lesson 3.2 notes.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 (P) & Thursday, Nov. 8 (W)
Lesson 3.2 notes, examples.  Partner work on assignment, pgs. 115-116  Skills #5, 6, 8, 9, 10  Exercises #2-16 even, & 5a,  Problems #20 - 25. Assignment:   TRY to Complete lesson 3.2 exercises and problems.

Friday, Nov. 9 (P) & Monday, Nov. 12 (W)
Partner work on lesson 3.2's book assignment, covering answers and questions for lesson 3.2. 
Review problems for Quest:  Pgs. 117-119  #2, 3, 6, 8, 10, 11 14, 16, 18, 20, 23 thru 26, 28, 32.  "Check your understanding" ALL questions (true/false).  
Pg. 128  #4, 6, 9, 10, 12, 14, 18, 24, 30, 36, 40
Assignment:   Complete any problems in review packet and/or book.

Tuesday, Nov. 13 (P) & Wednesday, Nov. 14 (W)
Covering answers, work and questions on review problems for chapter 3 and any others from lessons 3.1, 3.2
Assignment:  Study for chapter 3 Quest!  Rework problems again and again.  Reread your notes and study when which form is used, how to get from one form to another on the quadratic equations.  How to do certain procedures.....


Thursday, Nov. 15 (P) & Friday, Nov. 16 (W)
Quest over Chapter 3 Quadratic Equations.  Assignment:  After quest complete Pages 124-125  #16, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32 thru 40, 52, 53, 68, 69, 72, 78, 80, 89

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Chapter 6 Transformations of Functions and Their Graphs

Between Monday Jan. 7 (P), Thursday, Jan. 10 (White)
Lesson 6.1  Copy notes for 6.1.
Assignment:   

Thursday Jan. 17 (P) & Friday, Jan. 18 (W)
Assignment:
 
Copy notes for Imaginary Numbers

Tuesday, Jan. 22 (P) & Wednesday, Jan. 23 (W)
Discussing the rules for imaginary numbers.  Working on adding, subtracting and multiplying with complex numbers.
Assignment:  Copy notes for Dividing Complex Numbers.  And on the Imaginary Numbers Wkst. (pg. 390) Practice Exercises #2 - 62 evens.
 

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Functions & Polynomials

Thursday, Feb. 7 (P) & Friday, Feb. 8 (W)
Quest over 6.1, 6.2 and imaginary numbers
Assignment:  In Textbook pg. 420, Exercises # 1-4 and Problems # 23 a & b

Monday, Feb. 11 (P) & Tuesday, Feb. 12 (W)
The four operations with Functions and Composite Functions (one answer relies on another answer).
Assignment:  In Textbook pgs. 402 & 403, Problems #38 a-d and 39 a-d.  
Then Wkst Skills Practice (pg. 413) #1-4, 9-22; and Wkst Reading to Learn Math (pg 415) #1 & 2
Write notes on "Finding the Inverse Equation of a Function."

Wednesday, Feb. 13 (P) & Thursday, Feb. 14(W)
Lesson 10.2  You will be given the equation of a function and then asked to find the inverse equation of that function.  Also you will write the inverse of a relation.  (Recall a relation is a Set of order pairs and you write the reverse of each order pair.)
Assignment:  Wkst. (pg 419) Skills Practice And Wkst. (pg. 421)Reading to Learn Mathematics # 1 & 2

Friday, Feb. 15 (P) & Monday, Feb. 18 (W)
Monday, 18th is snow make-up day
Polynomial Functions: determining is a polynomial or not, finding degrees, leading coefficients, constants, end behaviors of graphs, & zeros
Assignment:  Wkst. pg 379 #1,2 and the back side of wkst., Skills Practice #1-24

Tuesday, Feb. 19 (W) & Wednesday, Feb. 20 (P)
Polynomials and Composite functions.  Listing information on polynomials.  Using tables, graphs, equations, or numbers in composite functions. (An expression placed inside of another expression.)
Assignment:  Worksheet, computer generated, "polyn, composite functions" 1-22

Thursday, Feb. 21 (W) & Friday, Feb. 22 (P)
Vertical & Horizontal Asymptotes.  Continued work on finding domain, x-intercepts, y-intercepts, zeros, leading term & coefficient, working backwards and finding possible polynomial equations of graphs. 
Assignment:  Worksheet, computer generated, over mainly lessons 11.3 & 11.5  #1-24.

Monday, Feb. 25 (W) & Tuesday, Feb. 26 (P)
questions on worksheet, lessons 11.3 & 11.5, vertical & horizontal asymptotes, polynomials, functions etc.
Assignment:  Study for Quest covering the few book work problems listed above and worksheets in "ASSIGNMENTS" starting with the Feb. 7 & 8th date till Feb. 25 & 26th.

Wednesday, Feb 27 (W) & Thursday, Feb 28 (P)
Quest over polynomials and functions.  See attachment for some major ideas to cover for Quest.  Study all worksheets and the few book problems we have had since Feb. 7/8.  Know how to solve equations, which involves factoring.

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Trigonometry (Ch. 7)

Friday, March 1 (W) & Monday, March 4 (P)
Lesson 7.1 & 7.3:  Learning how to find the midline, amplitude and period of sin, cos, and tan graphs and equations.  Also we will be finding the coordinates of a point on a circle given radius and angle measure.
Assignment:  Worksheet packets (2 pgs & a 3 pgs) over 7.1 & 7.3 

Tuesday, March 5 (W) & Wednesday, March 6 (P)
Finishing 7.1 & 7.3 worksheets (convo was on Friday)
Assignment:  Write notes for 7.2 & 7.4 (in attachments.)

Thursday, March 7 (W) & Friday, March 8 (P)
Lesson 7.2 & 7.4:  Finding sin, cos, & tan of angles on right triangles.  Writing coterminal angles on the unit circle.  Changing radians to degrees and degrees to radians.
Assignment:  Worksheet front and back.

Monday, March 11 (W) & Tuesday, March 12 (P)
Lesson 7.2 & 7.4:  Finding angle measure in a right triangle given side measures.  Covering the special angles on a unit circle.
Assignment:  Worksheet and textbook work

Wednesday, March 13 (W) & Thursday, March 14 (P)
Find the exact measure of an angle by using the reference angle on a circle to create one of the special right triangles.  
Assignment:   Textbook pg. 275 #6 & 8;
                            pg 282 #1.b, c, d, & 4; 
                            pg 290 #8, 12, 16, 24, 26
                            pg 295 #1, 2, 4, 6, 12, 14, 17 thru 26

Friday, March 15 (W) & Monday, March 18 (P)
Covering questions with unit circle, special triangles and the problems from assignment given Wednesday and Thursday.  (Friday is play for elementary)
Assignment:  Review of skills in Text book pg. 315 # 1-17

Tuesday, March 19 (W) & Wednesday, March 20 (P)
Finding exact values with radian measures of special triangles.
Assignment:  Pg. 339 # 1-9

Thursday, March 21 (W) & Friday, March 22 (P) & Monday, April 1 (P)
Lesson 7.5 Inverse Trigonometric Functions.  Finding the angle measure in a right triangle knowing the sides.
Assignment:  In Text book pg. 299-300 #1-18, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, & 44

Tuesday, April 2 (P) & Wednesday, April 3(W)
Story problems dealing with right triangles finding side and angle measure.
Assignment:  Wksts. #1-16.

Thursday, April 4 (P) & Friday, April 5 (W) 
Lesson 7.6 Working with Non-Right Triangles using the Law of Cosines & Law of Sines
Assignment: In Text book pgs. 305-306 # 2-34 evens

Monday, April 8 (P) & Tuesday, April 9 (W)
Questions on Law of Sines and Law of Cosines lesson 7.6

Wednesday, April 10 (P) & Thursday, April 11 (W)
Any other question from pgs. 305 & 306.  Work in partners on review for chapter 7 test.
Assignment:  Chapter 7 review, with story problems.

Friday, April 12 (P) & Monday, April 15 (W)
Checking review for chapter 7, answer questions
Assignment:  STUDY for TEST on Chapter 7.

Tuesday, April 16 (P) & Wednesday, April 17 (W) 
TEST on Chapter 7
Assignment:  Copy notes for next lesson

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Chapter 8 The Trigonometric Functions

Thursday, April 18 (P) & Friday, April 19 (W)
Review of ch. 7 work that will be used in ch.8 like, changing degrees to radians and radians to degrees.
Assignment:  Wksts 13-1, 13-2, 13-5, 13-6

Monday, April 22 (P) & Tuesday, April 23 (W)
lesson 8.1  Finding the length traveled on a circle path, known as arc length.
Assignment: 
In Book, pg. 322 #1-13, 16-25, 30, 32, 34, 47.   Plus copy notes for lesson 8.2 and lesson 8.4

Wednesday, April 24 (P) & Thursday, April 25 (W)
lesson 8.2 Finding the horizontal shift of a sin or cos curve, known as phase shift.  Also finding the midline, amplitude and period of the curve.
Assignment:  Wkst. for lesson 8.1, 8.2 & review problems.  Also copy Notes for Lesson 8.3.

Friday, April 26 (P) & Monday, April 29 (W)
lesson 8.4 solving trigonometry equations between 0 and 2pi.
Assignment:  In Book pg. 347 & 348 #1-6, #14-21 and Wkst. for more practice on solving trig equations. #1-15

Tuesday, April 30 (P) & Wednesday, May 1 (W)
Lesson 8.3 beginning to simplify identities,
Assignment:  In Book pg. 347 & 348 #1-6, #14-21 and the lesson 8.4 wkst.  You need to have all problems completed on the wkst, now.  #1-28. 

Thursday, May 2 (P) & Friday, May 3 (W)
Continue working with simplifing identity expressions and solving trig equations.
AssignmentAll purple & white classes do In book Pg 339 #2-8 even & #10-17.

Monday, May 6 (P) & Tuesday, May 7(W)
Reviewing ch. 8  to prepare for a Quest on next purple and white day.
Assignment: Review Wksts

Wednesday, May 8 (P) & Thursday, May 9 (W)
Work problems on board & questions on 8.3 worksheet.
Assignment:  Review Wkst for Quest on Monday Tuesday

Friday, May 10 (P) & Monday, May 13 (W)
REVIEW.  Period 3, purple day, Seniors make sure you pick up any review worksheet!  Because Friday is Senior class trip!
Assignment: Review wksts.

Tuesday, May 14 (P) & Wednesday, May 15 (W)
REVIEW for Periods 3, 5, 7 & 8.  Period 8 Have as many questions as possible to get answered in class.  Because Seniors, the next time you come to class will be Final Exam day for you.
Assignment: Review wksts.

Thursday, May 16 (P) & Friday, May 17 (W)
REVIEW  White day Seniors make sure you pick up any review worksheets because Friday is Honor Day!
Assignment:  With all previous assginments, worksheets, and notes STUDY FOR FINAL EXAM!!!!
HAVE any last minute questions ready for Monday and Tuesday!!!!

Monday, May 20 (P) & Tuesday, May 21 (W)
Answering last minute questions today!!
Period 8 Final Exam on Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 22 (P) & Thursday, May 23 (W)
Final Exam for period 3  (Wed.)
Final Exam for periods 5 & 7  (Thurs.)


Assignment: 
HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL SUMMER!!

Congratulations to Seniors and
GOOD LUCK starting a new chapter of your life!

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