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Your weekly assignments and our general flow will be described here.  Each week, I'll post a new page with the date as part of the title.  Then, I will describe what we are doing, what testing or grading will occur.

Week of Jan. 22

posted Jan 21, 2013, 6:51 AM by Michael Reilly

You have been off to a great start this semester!  We have covered quite a few, but related, topics.

This week we will do some final review of the circles, tangent lines, etc., then test on Wednesday or Thursday.

Week of Jan. 7

posted Jan 6, 2013, 4:21 AM by Michael Reilly

On Monday, Jan. 7, you will finish the "pre-test", so we can see what areas we need to focus on.  This is the most important exam you can take, and you pass it if you finish it with some effort.  Please try hard, so we can focus on your needs!!

Tuesday, we will begin "completing the square", as that will lead us into the concepts of circles.

Here are a few links:
Also, I'd like to evaluate Khan Academy's practice area.  Go there, create an account (you can use your CDAT email), and choose me as your "Coach".

Week of November 26

posted Nov 25, 2012, 7:10 PM by Michael Reilly

You received a Performance Final review sheet last week.  This should be finished for my review by Monday, Dec. 3.

Week of October 22

posted Oct 21, 2012, 12:21 PM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Oct 21, 2012, 12:21 PM ]

We are going to finish up the Polynomials Party we've been having.  Just a few more things to know about it, then leave it behind!

I'm thinking we might test on this on Thursday.

The class is doing well, let's be sure to focus when we get into class!

Week of October 1

posted Sep 30, 2012, 10:41 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Sep 30, 2012, 10:42 AM ]

I'll hand back your test edits Monday.  Then, we review the Linear Programming examples for a day or two, probably followed up with a test on Wednesday or Thursday.

The key to these:
  • See the equations, look for simple stuff.
  • Map them out on a grid, find intersection points.
  • Find the "number equation", something that has numbers affecting each of the variables that combine in some way too.

Week of Sept. 17

posted Sep 17, 2012, 3:50 AM by Michael Reilly

Here's a link to the Systems of Equations that I handed out last week

It includes the answers.  Over the next two days, complete all of the sheet in preparation for a test on Wednesday.  This will be collected and graded on your "work shown".

The test will include word problems like those we practiced.

Week of Sept. 10

posted Sep 9, 2012, 6:16 PM by Michael Reilly

Last week we began a new twist on a topic:  Solving Systems of Equations

What does that mean?  When you have more than one equation, we call it a "system" (yes, fancy!).  Matrices were one way to solve them.  We are now going to review 3 more ways to solve them:
We will cover one each day, most likely quiz you on each method and build up as we go.  

Week of Sept. 4

posted Sep 6, 2012, 3:23 AM by Michael Reilly

Tues - review the test, study for "test corrections"

Wed - Test corrections

Thurs - new stuff:  solving equations in other ways

Friday - more of Thursday

Week of August 27

posted Aug 26, 2012, 12:02 PM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Aug 26, 2012, 12:04 PM ]

Tired of matrices yet?  This should be it, the final roundup heading into a test on all we've covered so far.  Oh, and one other topic, dealing with map-like lines and such. 

We will review this final new topic, review anything you did not perform well on during the previous quizzes, and get ready for the big test near the end of the week.

Your job: identify what you want to work on.  Don't say "everything", that's a lie and a lazy response. Take ownership, review your mistakes, and get focused on researching (web, friends, teacher) how to improve on those types of problems.  
Homework: read, research about topics you're not aware of.  Maybe see some KhanAcademy videos (other others, see my Links page)

Week of August 20

posted Aug 19, 2012, 5:17 AM by Michael Reilly

Coming up:
  • Quiz on inverses and determinants
  • Using calculators for matrices
  • Test on everything we've ever wanted to learn about matrices.
You folks have been doing well, at least those who have been actively involved.  YOU are in charge of learning, demand help, don't sit back.  YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

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