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April 6, 2020....
Hello Algebra 2 students!
Hope you have enjoyed your long Spring Break! Some of you are bored, I know..., and some of you have been working outside and around the house. My family and I have been tidying up the farm (things that have been on the back burner) and doing taxes (yuck).
Now, back to why you are on here....... As a math department, we feel like it would be overwhelming to finish this class alone. So, all students will be enrolled in a "Transitional Math Class". This class will be a review of the 1st semester. You have a notebook with notes on all of this. Hopefully, you can locate your graphing calculator. So, relax and breathe.
Three things will happen each week: 1) vocabulary, 2) interactive review on my.hrw.com, and 3) review on gmm.getmoremath.com. It is important that you do the interactive assignments on my.hrw.com first before doing gmm assignments. You may choose to do the vocab first, second, or third each week.
The following was set up before this crisis hit. After you look at it, you will notice that we were doing graphs and some of them involved absolute value, so I feel like we were not behind. We were right on schedule. For the second semester, YOU WILL FINISH ALGEBRA 2 AT A LATER DATE. In the next 6 weeks, you will take the transitional math class as an elective credit.
I have never done a blog before, so it will probably sound like I am rambling...check it out to the left of this page in the blue panel, last selection.
Lesson Objective  timeline  Oklahoma Academic Standard  Resource 
1st Qtr  
Introduction of teacher, classroom expectations, & rules. Entrance Exam (Placement Test) 
1 day  
What is a Matrix? Dimensions & positions  1/2 day  A2.N.1.3 
Alg 2 (Green Glencoe book) 
Adding and Subtracting Matrices  1/2 day  "  " 
Matrices with Scalars & Order of Operations  1 day  "  " 
Matrices Vocabulary (condensed schedule)  late start Friday?  
Solving for an unknown values with in Matrices  1 day  "  " 
Multiplying Matrices and variable elements  1 day  "  " 
Programing Matrices in Graphing Calculator & review  2 days  TI30 calculator  
Matrix Test & Exponential/Logarithmic Vocabulary 
1 day late start Friday 

Exponential Equations  1 day  
Basic logarithms  1 day  
Introduction to GMM & my.HRW.com / Review  2 days  all  GMM 
Log Test and Polynomial Vocabulary  1 day late start Friday?  my.HRW  
2nd Qtr  
Ch 6 Polynomials Unit Introduction: types & basic add/subtract like terms  1 day 
Algebra 2 HMH text (blue book) 

6.2 Multiplying polynomials (3 methods: distributive, FOIL, & Punnets square)  2 day  
6.3 Binomial Theorem (Pascal's Triangle)  1 day  
6.5 Dividing polynomials , Synthetic Substitution, & Synthetic Division  3 days  
6.4 Factoring Polynomials  1 day  
Polynomial Test and Module 5 & 1 Vocabulary  1 day  
Introductions to Graphing other functions using TI84 calculator 
1 day  TI84  
Ch. 1 Use algebraic, interval, & set notation to describe domain & range of a function.  1 day  A2.F.1.1  
1.2 Recognize characteristics of graphs: slope, linear, increasing, decreasing, & quadratic function, f(x)= x squared.  1 day  A2.A.2.3  
1.3 Translations of graphs  2 days  
1.4 Inverse Functions 
2 days  
5.2 Graphing Polynomial Functions  1 day  TI84 calculator  
Module #5 & #1 test and ch 2 vocabulary  1 day  
1st Semester Exam 
2 days  
2nd Semester:  
2.1 Absolute Value Graphs  1 day  
2.2 Absolute Value Graph Translations & solving their equations  2 days  
2.3 Solving Absolute Value Inequalities  1 day  
Ch 2 test and ch 3 vocabulary 
1 day  
3.1 Radicals & Imaginary Numbers  1 day  
3.2 Complex Numbers  1 day  
3.3 Quadratic Formula & Discriminants  2 days  
Ch 3 test & ch 4 Vocab 
1 day  
4.1 Circles, their graphs & function formulas  2 days  
Ch 4 Quiz & ch 9 Vocabulary 
1 day  
9.1 Simplifying, Adding, & Subtracting Rationals (Fraction Rules)  1 day  
9.2 A Multiplying Rationals  1 days  
9.2 B Dividing Rationals  1 days  
9.3 Solving Rational Equations  1 day  
Ch 9 Test & Ch 11 Vocab 
1 day  
11.1 Simplifying Radicals & Rational Exponents  1 day  
11.2 Simplifying Radical Expressions  1 day  
11.3 Solving Radical Equations  2 days  
Ch 11 test 
1 day  
End of Instruction Exam  2 days  all objective skills  
Note: Vocabulary will usually fall on test days and late start Fridays.