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Class Syllabus
Course Standards
Math Department Tutoring Schedule
Calculator CheckOut Form
Class Syllabus
Course Standards
Math Department Tutoring Schedule
August 1  3
Wednesday: Welcome to class; introduction to matrices
Agenda
Notes and Homework solutions Introduction to matrices
Thursday: Matrix multiplication
Agenda
Practice Assignment
Powerpoint Matrix Multiplication
Friday: extra practice with matrix multiplication
Week of August 6  10
Monday: Finding determinants of 2 x 2 and 3 x 3 matrices; applications of matrices.
Agenda
review basic matrix operations key
notes and homework solutions (do top side of worksheet only!)
Tuesday: Quiz on basic matrix operations. Applications of determinants. Please have a calculator with matrix menu so you do not fall behind the class. See Mr. Denison at lunchtime to check one out for free (or buy your own:). You will need to supply your own batteries (4  AAA)
Agenda
Wednesday: Great quiz scores, everybody! Today were are finding inverses of 2 x 2 matrices by hand and solving matrix equations using matrix inverses.
Agenda
Notes and homework solutions
Wednesday: Welcome to class; introduction to matrices
Agenda
Notes and Homework solutions Introduction to matrices
Thursday: Matrix multiplication
Agenda
Practice Assignment
Powerpoint Matrix Multiplication
Friday: extra practice with matrix multiplication
Week of August 6  10
Monday: Finding determinants of 2 x 2 and 3 x 3 matrices; applications of matrices.
Agenda
review basic matrix operations key
notes and homework solutions (do top side of worksheet only!)
Tuesday: Quiz on basic matrix operations. Applications of determinants. Please have a calculator with matrix menu so you do not fall behind the class. See Mr. Denison at lunchtime to check one out for free (or buy your own:). You will need to supply your own batteries (4  AAA)
Agenda
Wednesday: Great quiz scores, everybody! Today were are finding inverses of 2 x 2 matrices by hand and solving matrix equations using matrix inverses.
Agenda
Notes and homework solutions
Thursday: More practice with matrix equations and systems word problems
Agenda
Practice Assignment
Solutions
Friday: SGM pretest, more applications of matrices
Agenda
Key to applications problems
Test next Tuesday:)
Agenda
Practice Assignment
Solutions
Friday: SGM pretest, more applications of matrices
Agenda
Key to applications problems
Test next Tuesday:)
Week of August 13  17
Monday: Quiz on matrix inverses and solving; test review
Agenda
Test review solutions
Tuesday: Test on matrix operations; intro to trigonometry (if time allows).
Agenda
Wednesday: We began our trigonometry unit with lots of vocabulary, sketching angles in standard position and converting angle measures. We will continue practice tomorrow and have a quiz on Friday.
Agenda
Practice Document with Solutions
Thursday: More fun with angle measures! Today we practiced calculating reference angle measures in both radians and degrees.
Agenda
Homework solutions
Friday: Last day of practice with angles and their measures. Quiz on Monday!
Week of August 20  24
Monday: Quiz today on angles and their measures.
Here are they keys to today's and Friday's "without a doubt, unquestionably, the final, very last day of extra practice" worksheets. Still need help? I'll see you at tutoring.
Agenda
Tuesday: Begin the unit circle. Here is a nice visual for step  by  step recap of what we learned in class today. Please evaluate all sin, cos and tan functions on today's worksheet. We will pick up with the reciprocal functions tomorrow. Agenda
Monday: Quiz on matrix inverses and solving; test review
Agenda
Test review solutions
Tuesday: Test on matrix operations; intro to trigonometry (if time allows).
Agenda
Wednesday: We began our trigonometry unit with lots of vocabulary, sketching angles in standard position and converting angle measures. We will continue practice tomorrow and have a quiz on Friday.
Agenda
Practice Document with Solutions
Thursday: More fun with angle measures! Today we practiced calculating reference angle measures in both radians and degrees.
Agenda
Homework solutions
Friday: Last day of practice with angles and their measures. Quiz on Monday!
Week of August 20  24
Monday: Quiz today on angles and their measures.
Here are they keys to today's and Friday's "without a doubt, unquestionably, the final, very last day of extra practice" worksheets. Still need help? I'll see you at tutoring.
Agenda
Tuesday: Begin the unit circle. Here is a nice visual for step  by  step recap of what we learned in class today. Please evaluate all sin, cos and tan functions on today's worksheet. We will pick up with the reciprocal functions tomorrow. Agenda
Frida
Here are a blank and completed copy of the unit circle for you to use as at home:
Blank unit circle
Completed unit circle
Remember, it's only necessary to memorize Quadrant I of the unit circle. Quadrant II is a reflection across the y  axis. Look at the diagram below to see how you can reflect again across the x axis and then again across the y  axis to complete all 4 quadrants (with the exception of the signs).
Wednesday: Extra practice with the unit circle. What special patterns are you finding?
Agenda
Homework solutions
Thursday: Trig reciprocal functions and extra practice with unit circle. Memorization quiz tomorrow.
Agenda
Homework solutions
Friday: Inverse trig functions and the unit circle
Agenda
Homework solutions
Week of August 27  31
Intro to Trig test on Friday. Don't forget how to fill out the unit circle! Here is a fun way to practice: online unit circle game
Monday: Begin right triangle trigonometry. What does "Always Study Trig Carefully" help you to remember?
Agenda
Homework with solutions (lots of pages, so scroll, scroll!)
Tuesday: Quiz on trig inverses; extra right triangle trig practice
Homework solutions
Wednesday: Early release day. Begin test review.
Test review key.
Thursday: Extra test review key
Week of September 4  7
Monday: Labor Day
Tuesday: Test
Wednesday: Graphing the parent functions of sine and cosine with change in amplitude and period
Class notes and homework solutions
Thursday: More transformations! Today we added change of midline and phase shift to our graphs of sine and cosine. Here are the class notes and homework solutions.
Friday: Quiz on sine and cosine with transformations
Here are a blank and completed copy of the unit circle for you to use as at home:
Blank unit circle
Completed unit circle
Remember, it's only necessary to memorize Quadrant I of the unit circle. Quadrant II is a reflection across the y  axis. Look at the diagram below to see how you can reflect again across the x axis and then again across the y  axis to complete all 4 quadrants (with the exception of the signs).
Wednesday: Extra practice with the unit circle. What special patterns are you finding?
Agenda
Homework solutions
Thursday: Trig reciprocal functions and extra practice with unit circle. Memorization quiz tomorrow.
Agenda
Homework solutions
Friday: Inverse trig functions and the unit circle
Agenda
Homework solutions
Week of August 27  31
Intro to Trig test on Friday. Don't forget how to fill out the unit circle! Here is a fun way to practice: online unit circle game
Monday: Begin right triangle trigonometry. What does "Always Study Trig Carefully" help you to remember?
Agenda
Homework with solutions (lots of pages, so scroll, scroll!)
Tuesday: Quiz on trig inverses; extra right triangle trig practice
Homework solutions
Wednesday: Early release day. Begin test review.
Test review key.
Thursday: Extra test review key
Week of September 4  7
Monday: Labor Day
Tuesday: Test
Wednesday: Graphing the parent functions of sine and cosine with change in amplitude and period
Class notes and homework solutions
Thursday: More transformations! Today we added change of midline and phase shift to our graphs of sine and cosine. Here are the class notes and homework solutions.
Friday: Quiz on sine and cosine with transformations
Graphing Test will be on Friday!
Week of September 10  14
Monday: Graphing transformations on the secant and cosecant functions. Come with any questions ready to be answered. We will have another 4 questions graphing quiz tomorrow and then we will learn how to graph tangent and cotangent.
Homework solutions
Tuesday: Extra practice graphing secant and cosecant; quiz
Wednesday: Graphing tangent and cotangent with transformations
Homework solutions
Thursday: Review for test on graphing trig functions. Have fun, kids. See you tomorrow:)
Part I of test review solutions
Part II of test review solutions
Friday: Test day:) Have a good weekend.
Week of September 17  21
Fantastic test scores, everybody! Way to go:)
Monday: Review of solving linear and quadratic equations. Begin factoring trigonometric expressions. Please turn in trig factoring practice set tomorrow
Powerpoint with examples
Solving and factoring review solutions
Tuesday: Begin solving trig equations
Notes and examples
Test on Friday (let's knock it out before fall break; 5 bonus points will be added to test for completed unit packet + around the world worksheet + study guide)
Wednesday: More solving trig equations
Notes and practice solutions
Thursday: Around the World with Trig Equations; test review
Review Solutions (scroll past 1st page which is calculator practice)
Around the World Home Edition
Friday: Test on solving trig equations. Enjoy your break. Don't text and drive!
Week of October 1  5 Monday: Begin study of oblique triangles with the Law of Sines. Make sure that you can answer the following questions:

Tuesday: Ambiguous Case with Law of Sines
Worksheet and worked out solutions
Wednesday: Review Law of Sines and quiz
Review key
Thursday: Law of Cosines
Homework Key
Friday: Extra practice with Law of Cosines
Week of October 8 12
TEST ON FRIDAY!
Monday: Heron's Formula and applications of Law of Sines and Cosines problems
Notes and homework solutions
Tuesday: Quiz on Law of Cosines and preview test review
Test will be on Friday. Here is the answer key to the review. Here is a blank copy of the review in case I do not see you before Friday.
Please have homework/review complete and organized and ready to turn in at the beginning of the period on Friday. You may omit last item on board, "Risky Business" as we ran out of time for playing. Will save for another day:)
OUR MIDTERM WILL BE ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. If you want to get a head start on the review:
Midterm Review Copy
Review solutions
Week of October 15  19
Monday: midterm review
Tuesday: midterm
Wednesday: Begin simplifying and verifying trig identities. You will be required to memorize the Reciprocal, Quotient, and Pythagorean Identities. Please keep your mind open and practice!
Thursday: Continue practice with simplifying and verifying. Key to fundamental identities practice packet.
Friday: Yet more practice
Week of October 22  26
Monday: Odd/even and cofunction identities examples and practice. Quiz tomorrow!
Notes and homework solutions
Tuesday: Student choice extra practice with fundamental identities
Solutions to one of the worksheets is here
Wednesday: Quiz on fundamental identities; begin sum and difference identity formulas
Thursday: Extra practice sum and difference identities
Homework solutions
Friday: Double angle formulas and examples
Notes and homework solutions
Week of October 29  November 2
Monday: Begin review for trig identities test. Test will be on Wednesday. We will have quiz tomorrow on sum and difference and double angles formula (memorization).
Review solutions
Tuesday: Common assessment trig identities
Wednesday: Test Trig Identities
Thursday: Begin conic sections with graphing and writing equations of circles
key to circles homework
Friday: Continue with ellipses
Week of November 5  9
Monday: More practice with ellipses; review for circles and ellipses quiz on Wednesday
key to ellipses notes and homework solutions (scroll to see all)
Tuesday: Election Day (no school)
Key to the review (scroll through to see all the pages) is here!
Wednesday: Review circles and ellipses; quiz
Thursday: Begin graphing hyperbola and changing from general to standard form
Notes, examples, and homework solutions
Friday: Practice writing equations of hyperbola
Worked out solutions to homework. Sorry, you'll have to figure out the answer to the riddle yourself:)
Week of November 12  16
TEST FRIDAY ON CONIC SECTIONS:)
Monday: Graphs and equations of parabolas
notes and homework solutions
Tuesday: More practice writing equations of parabolas; review for hyperbola and parabola quiz
review solutions
Wednesday: Quiz on hyperbola and parabola; review for conic sections test
key to test review
Thursday: More extra last chance review on conic sections
Review key
Week of November 26  30
Monday: Intro to Vectors
Notes
Homework solutions
Tuesday: More vectors! Resolving two or more vectors in applications problems
Homework solutions
Quiz Review
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday: Task cards group activity
Worksheet and worked out solutions
Wednesday: Review Law of Sines and quiz
Review key
Thursday: Law of Cosines
Homework Key
Friday: Extra practice with Law of Cosines
Week of October 8 12
TEST ON FRIDAY!
Monday: Heron's Formula and applications of Law of Sines and Cosines problems
Notes and homework solutions
Tuesday: Quiz on Law of Cosines and preview test review
Test will be on Friday. Here is the answer key to the review. Here is a blank copy of the review in case I do not see you before Friday.
Please have homework/review complete and organized and ready to turn in at the beginning of the period on Friday. You may omit last item on board, "Risky Business" as we ran out of time for playing. Will save for another day:)
OUR MIDTERM WILL BE ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. If you want to get a head start on the review:
Midterm Review Copy
Review solutions
Week of October 15  19
Monday: midterm review
Tuesday: midterm
Wednesday: Begin simplifying and verifying trig identities. You will be required to memorize the Reciprocal, Quotient, and Pythagorean Identities. Please keep your mind open and practice!
Thursday: Continue practice with simplifying and verifying. Key to fundamental identities practice packet.
Friday: Yet more practice
Week of October 22  26
Monday: Odd/even and cofunction identities examples and practice. Quiz tomorrow!
Notes and homework solutions
Tuesday: Student choice extra practice with fundamental identities
Solutions to one of the worksheets is here
Wednesday: Quiz on fundamental identities; begin sum and difference identity formulas
Thursday: Extra practice sum and difference identities
Homework solutions
Friday: Double angle formulas and examples
Notes and homework solutions
Week of October 29  November 2
Monday: Begin review for trig identities test. Test will be on Wednesday. We will have quiz tomorrow on sum and difference and double angles formula (memorization).
Review solutions
Tuesday: Common assessment trig identities
Wednesday: Test Trig Identities
Thursday: Begin conic sections with graphing and writing equations of circles
key to circles homework
Friday: Continue with ellipses
Week of November 5  9
Monday: More practice with ellipses; review for circles and ellipses quiz on Wednesday
key to ellipses notes and homework solutions (scroll to see all)
Tuesday: Election Day (no school)
Key to the review (scroll through to see all the pages) is here!
Wednesday: Review circles and ellipses; quiz
Thursday: Begin graphing hyperbola and changing from general to standard form
Notes, examples, and homework solutions
Friday: Practice writing equations of hyperbola
Worked out solutions to homework. Sorry, you'll have to figure out the answer to the riddle yourself:)
Week of November 12  16
TEST FRIDAY ON CONIC SECTIONS:)
Monday: Graphs and equations of parabolas
notes and homework solutions
Tuesday: More practice writing equations of parabolas; review for hyperbola and parabola quiz
review solutions
Wednesday: Quiz on hyperbola and parabola; review for conic sections test
key to test review
Thursday: More extra last chance review on conic sections
Review key
Week of November 26  30
Monday: Intro to Vectors
Notes
Homework solutions
Tuesday: More vectors! Resolving two or more vectors in applications problems
Homework solutions
Quiz Review
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday: Task cards group activity
Week of December 3  7
Monday: Dot product and its applications Tuesday: More fun with dot products Dot product worksheet key Quiz review key Wednesday: Vectors Quiz Thursday: Review for test (Heads up. . . #9e should be 29 and #11 should be displacement = 14.1 meters with direction at 343.9 degrees) Review solutions Friday: Vectors Test:) 