Q2 W18 
12/21/12 
Friday 
Class:
Math Enrichment  topic TBD..
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W18 
12/20/12 
Thursday 
Class:
Math Enrichment  topic TBD..
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W18 
12/19/12 
Wednesday 
Class:
Math Enrichment  topic TBD..
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W18 
12/18/12 
Tuesday 
Class:
Math Enrichment  topic TBD..
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W18 
12/17/12 
Monday 
Class:
Math Enrichment  topic TBD..
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W17 
12/14/12 
Friday 
Class:
Math Enrichment  topic TBD..
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W17 
12/13/12 
Thursday 
Class:
Math Enrichment  topic TBD..
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W17 
12/12/12 
Wednesday 
Class:
Fanal Exam  Parts 2 and 3.
Part 2 = no calculators, Part 3 = scientific calculator needed.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W17 
12/11/12 
Tuesday 
Class:
Fanal Exam  Part 1.
Part 1 = no calculators.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W17 
12/10/12 
Monday 
Class:
Practice for final exam.
Homework:
(1.) Study/practice for final exam (starts tomorrow).

Q2 W16 
12/7/12 
Friday 
Class:
Practice for final exam.
A couple of web sites of interest:
Professor Walter Lewin's Physics I "Classical Mechanics" course at MIT:
http://ocw.mit.edu/highschool/introductorymitcourses/physics/
MIT admission statistics (is it easy to get in?):
http://mitadmissions.org/apply/process/stats
The hardest colleges to get in  a list:
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/bestcolleges/rankings/lowestacceptancerate?src=stats
Homework:
(1.) Study/practice for final exam (week 17).

Q2 W16 
12/6/12 
Thursday 
Class:
Practice for final exam.
Homework:
(1.) Study/practice for final exam (week 17).

Q2 W16 
12/5/12 
Wednesday 
Class:
Practice for final exam.
Video prerequisite:
Homework:
(1.) Study/practice for final exam (week 17).

Q2 W16 
12/4/12 
Tuesday 
Class:
Practice for final exam.
Video prerequisite:
Homework:
(1.) Study/practice for final exam (week 17).

Q2 W16 
12/3/12 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Practice for final exam.
Video prerequisite:
Homework:
(1.) Study/practice for final exam (week 17).

Q2 W15 
11/30/12 
Friday 
Class:
Practice for final exam.
Video prerequisite:
Homework:
(1.) Study/practice for final exam (week 17).

Q2 W15 
11/29/12 
Thursday 
Class:
Need scientific, but not graphing, calculator.
Exam 4  Part 2.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W15 
11/28/12 
Wednesday 
Class:
Need scientific, but not graphing, calculator.
Exam 4  Part 1.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W15 
11/27/12 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Practice Worksheet No. 2 for Exam 4  click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) Study/practice for Exam 4.

Q2 W15 
11/26/12 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Practice Worksheet No. 2 for Exam 4  click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) Study/practice for Exam 4.

Q2 W14 
11/23/12 
Friday 
No School  Thanksgiving Holiday.

Q2 W14 
11/22/12 
Thursday 
No School  Thanksgiving Holiday.

Q2 W14 
11/21/12 
Wednesday 
No School  Thanksgiving Holiday.

Q2 W14 
11/20/12 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Practice Worksheet for Exam 4  click here for copy.
Note: Exam 4 will be next week, i.e., after Thanksgiving Break (Week 15).
Homework:
(1.) Practice for Exam 4.

Q2 W14 
11/19/12 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Practice for Exam 4 (Ch. 10, 11).
Practice Worksheet for Exam 4  click here for copy.
Video Prerequisite:
Homework:
(1.) Practice for Exam 4.

Q2 W13 
11/16/12 
Friday 
Class:
Sem. 1 Quiz 5.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W13 
11/15/12 
Thursday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review homework.
Practice/review: Ch. 11.
Practice Week 13 Worksheet  Ch. 116 Exponential Equations  click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) Practice for Ch. 11 quiz.

Q2 W13 
11/14/12 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  see Tues. class)
Review homework.
Practice/review: Ch. 11.
Homework:
(1.) Practice for Ch. 11 quiz.

Q2 W13 
11/13/12 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
11.3 Properties of Logarithms.
11.6 Exponential Equations.
Video Prerequisite:
Homework:
(1.) Ch. 113 Pg. 496: 113 odd, 1929 odd, 49,51,53,57,59,65.
(2.) Ch. 116 Pg. 510: 19 odd.

Q2 W13 
11/12/12 
Monday 
No School  Veteran's Day Holiday.

Q2 W12 
11/9/12 
Friday 
Class:
Quiz 4.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W12 
11/8/12 
Thursday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Practice: Ch. 11 Problems.
Practice Worksheet  Ch. 11  click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) Study for quiz.

Q2 W12 
11/7/12 
Wednesday 
Class:
Review homework.
Applications: Earthquake magnitude and interest problems.
EarthquakeInterest Problem Handout  click here for copy.
The logarithmic spiral:
Homework:
(1.) EarthquakeInterest Problem Handout Problems  click here for copy.

Q2 W12 
11/6/12 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review homework.
11.4 The Common Logarithms.
11.5 Logarithms to the Base "e" (inc. changes of base).
Homework:
(1.) Ch. 114 Pg. 501: 111 odd.
(2.) Ch. 115 Pg. 507: 117 odd.

Q2 W12 
11/5/12 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
11.1 The Exponential Function.
11.2 The Logarithm.
Video Prerequisites:
Homework:
(1.) Ch. 111 Pg. 486: 1,5.
(2.) Ch. 112 Pg. 491: 1,3,7,13,15,19,23,41,45,49,51.

Q2 W11 
11/2/12 
Friday 
Class:
Review and practice: polynomial functions.
Homework:
(1.) Practice: polynomial functions.

Q2 W11 
11/1/12 
Thursday 
Class:
Review and practice: polynomial functions.
Homework:
(1.) Practice: polynomial functions.

Q2 W11 
10/31/12 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Review homework.
Ch. 104 Graphing Polynomial Functions.
Homework:
(1.) Ch. 104 Pg. 465: 13,14.

Q2 W11 
10/30/12 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Review homework.
Ch. 102 Rational Zeros of a Polynomial Function.
Ch. 46 Synthetic Division.
Homework:
(1.) Ch. 46 Pg. 195: 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 13.
(2.) Ch. 102 Pg. 451452: 1,5,7,15,21.

Q2 W11 
10/29/12 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Ch. 101 Descartes Rule of Signs.
Finding the polynomial function given one or more zeros of the function.
Vocabulary: the multiplicity of a zero.
Video prerequisite:
Homework:
(1.) Page 445, #1, 3, 21, 23, 33, 35.

Q2 W10 
10/26/12 
Friday 
Class:
Exam 3 Part 2 of 2.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W10 
10/25/12 
Thursday 
Class:
Exam 3 Part 1 of 2.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W10 
10/24/12 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Practice for Exam 3 (Ch. 9, 12).
Homework:
(1.) Study/practice for Exam 3.

Q2 W10 
10/23/12 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Practice for Exam 3 (Ch. 9, 12).
Homework:
(1.) Study/practice for Exam 3.

Q2 W10 
10/22/12 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Begin Quarter 2.
In addition to knowing the equations and properties of the functions studied in chapters 9 and 12, be able to properly state their domain and range and x and y intercepts.
Practice for Exam 3 (Ch. 9, 12).
Video Prerequisite:
Homework:
(1.) Study/practice for Exam 3.

Q1 W9 
10/19/12 
Friday 
Class:
Week 9 Practice Worksheet  click here for copy.
ACT Practice.
Homework:
(1.) Practice for Exam 3.

Q1 W9 
10/18/12 
Thursday 
Class:
Week 9 Practice Worksheet  click here for copy.
ACT Practice.
Homework:
(1.) Practice for Exam 3.

Q1 W9 
10/17/12 
Wednesday 
Class:
Review homework.
Week 9 Practice Worksheet  click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) Practice for Exam 3.

Q1 W9 
10/16/12 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review homework.
Ch. 124 Systems of NonLinear Equations.
Homework:
(1.) Pg. 545: 1, 5, 9, 15, 21.

Q1 W9 
10/15/12 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Ch. 121 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables.
Video Prerequisite:
Homework:
(1.) Pg. 522: 1,5,19,21,27,39,57,59.

Q1 W8 
10/12/12 
Friday 
Class:
Q1 Quiz3.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W8 
10/11/12 
Thursday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review homework.
Week 8 Practice Worksheet  click here for copy.
ACT practice.
Homework:
(1.) Study/practice for quiz.

Q1 W8 
10/10/12 
Wednesday 
Class:
Review homework.
Ch. 94 The Ellipse and the Hyperbola (continued).
Week 8 Practice Worksheet  click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) 431: 25, 31, 37, 39, 4355 odd.

Q1 W8 
10/9/12 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review homework.
Ch. 94 The Ellipse and the Hyperbola.
Note: for the equations of the ellipse and hyperbola we will use: in the ellipse the "a" term is always greater than the "b" term and c^{2} = a^{2}  b^{2}, in the hyperbola the "c" term is always greater or equal to the "a" or "b" term and c^{2} = a^{2} + b^{2}.
Homework:
(1.) 429: 1,9,11, 15.

Q1 W8 
10/8/12 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Ch. 93 The Circle.
Video Prerequisites:
Homework:
(1.) Pg. 416: 1,5,11,13,15,17,21,33,37.

Q1 W7 
10/5/12 
Friday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Practice graphing quadratics.
Rereview "Piecewise functions"  Example Page 374
Rereview "Even/odd functions"  Example Page 376
ACT/SAT review problems.
Homework:
(1.) Page 374: 35 to 38.
(2.) Page 376: 59 to 63.

Q1 W7 
10/4/12 
Thursday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Practice graphing quadratics.
Intro. to Polynomial Long Division.
ACT/SAT review problems.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W7 
10/3/12 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review homework.
Practice graphing quadratics.
Practice Worksheet for Week 7  click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) Practice graphing quadratics.

Q1 W7 
10/2/12 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review homework.
9.2 Quadratic Relations  More About Parabolas..
Note: Quadratic Relations ==> "leftright" parabolas (x=y^{2}).
Homework:
(1.) Pg. 412: 3, 10, 13, 19, 29.

Q1 W7 
10/1/12 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
9.1 Quadratic Functions  the Parabola.
Note: Quadratic Functions ==> "updown" parabolas (y=x^{2}).
Video Prerequisites:
Homework:
(1.) Pg. 405: 13, 21 Pg. 406: 27, 34, 52.

Q1 W6 
9/28/12 
Friday 
Class:
Exam 2 Part 2.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W6 
9/27/12 
Thursday 
Class:
Exam 2 Part 1.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W6 
9/26/12 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review for Exam 2.
Ch. 7 Practice Test  click here for copy.
Ch. 8 Practice Test  click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) Study for Exam 2.

Q1 W6 
9/25/12 
Tuesday 
Class:
Review for Exam 2.
Ch. 7 Practice Test  click here for copy.
Ch. 8 Practice Test  click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) Study for Exam 2.

Q1 W6 
9/24/12 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review for Exam 2 over Ch. 7 and 8.
Video Prerequisites:
Homework:
(1.) Study for Exam 2.

Q1 W5 
9/21/12 
Friday 
Class:
Q1 Quiz 2.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W5 
9/20/12 
Thursday 
Class:
Practice problems: Ch. 7 & 8 for Quiz 2.
Week 5 Practice Problems Worksheet  click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) Study for Quiz.

Q1 W5 
9/19/12 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review homework.
Practice problems: Ch. 7 & 8 for Quiz 2.
Week 5 Practice Problems Worksheet  click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) Study for Quiz.

Q1 W5 
9/18/12 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review homework.
8.4 Inverse Functions.
Homework:
(1.) Pg. 383: 25, 31, & graph y=(x+2)^{3}.

Q1 W5 
9/17/12 
Monday 
Class:
8.3 Special Functions & Their Graphs (inc. graph of cube and cube root functions).
Video Prerequisites:
Homework:
(1.) Pg. 374: 1, 3, 7, 11, 14.

Q1 W4 
9/14/12 
Friday 
Class:
Ch. 7 & Ch. 8 Practice as needed.
Q1P5 Practice Worksheet  click here for copy.
ACT Practice.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W4 
9/13/12 
Thursday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Ch. 7 & Ch. 8 Practice as needed.
Q1P5 Practice Worksheet  click here for copy.
ACT Practice.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W4 
9/12/12 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review homework.
8.1 Relations and Functions, Domain, Range.
8.2 Function Notation and Algebra of Functions.
Q1P5 Practice Worksheet  click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) Pg. 354: 111 odd.
(2.) Pg. 356: 5359 odd.
(3.) Pg. 363: 17 odd, 8, 16, 19.

Q1 W4 
9/11/12 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review homework.
7.4 Graphs of Linear Inequalities.
Review: solving absolute value inequalities.
Special Cases: graphs single variable absolute value linear inequalities on the xy coordinate plane (see page 340 of textbook).
Homework:
(1.) Pg. 341: 1,3,9,11,17.

Q1 W4 
9/10/12 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
7.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System and Linear Graphs.
7.2 Distance & Midpoint Formulas, Slope of a Line, Parallel, Perpendicular Lines.
7.3 Finding the Equation of a Line.
Video Prerequisites:
Homework:
(1.) Ch. 71, Pg. 311: 113 odd, 15,23,25,31,37,39.
(2.) Ch. 72, Pg. 324: 1,5,7,17,21,35.
(3.) Ch. 73, Pg. 333: 1,5,9,13,19,27,31,35,51,53,55.

Q1 W3 
9/7/12 
Friday 
Class:
Exam 1 Part 2.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W3 
9/6/12 
Thursday 
Class:
Exam 1 Part 1.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W3 
9/5/12 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review homework.
6.7 Quadratic and Rational Inequalities.
Q1P4 Practice Worksheet: Solving Equations in Quadratic Form and Solving Quadratic and Rational Inequalities 
click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) Pg. 298: 1,3,9,19.

Q1 W3 
9/4/12 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
6.6 Equations that are Quadratic in "FORM".
Video Prerequisites:
Set Builder Notation and Interval Notation  reference:
Regents Set Builder & Interval Notation Lesson Page.
Homework:
(1.) Pg. 292: 1,3,9,11,27.
(2.) Study set builder and internval notation.

Q1 W3 
9/3/12 
Monday 
No School  Labor Day Holiday.

Q1 W2 
8/31/12 
Friday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
ACT Practice ==> mini topic review, practice questions.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W2 
8/30/12 
Thursday 
Class:
Quiz 1 over Week 1 and 2 material.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W2 
8/29/12 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review homework.
Practice Worksheet Q1P3  Quadratic Formula  Radical Equations.
Homework:
(1.) Continue Q1P3 Practice Problems.

Q1 W2 
8/28/12 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Review homework.
Practice Worksheet Q1P3  Quadratic Formula  Radical Equations.
Homework:
(1.) Continue Q1P3 Practice Problems.

Q1 W2 
8/27/12 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Class Prerequisite Video(s):
6.3 Solve Quadratics by the Quadratic Formula.
6.5 Solve Radical Equations.
Homework:
(1.) Pg. 276: 1,5,7,21, 27.
(2.) Pg. 288: 1,5,9,29,33,47, 48

Q1 W1 
8/24/12 
Friday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Practice problems/questions.
ACT Practice ==> mini topic review, practice questions.
Homework:
(1.) Practice Worksheet Q1P2 (ID2)  Week 1 Topics.

Q1 W1 
8/23/12 
Thursday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Practice problems/questions.
ACT Practice ==> mini topic review, practice questions.
Practice Worksheet Q1P2 (ID2)  Week 1 Topics.
Homework:
(1.) Practice Worksheet Q1P2 (ID2)  Week 1 Topics.

Q1 W1 
8/22/12 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Practice factoring quadratics, extracting root, and completing the square.
Practice Worksheet Q1P1 (ID1)  Week 1 Topics.
Homework:
(1.) Practice Worksheet Q1P1 (ID1) Week 1 Topics.
(2.) Be able to complete the square on x^{2}+bx+c=0 to get QF.

Q1 W1 
8/21/12 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Class Prerequisite Video(s):
6.2 Solve quadratics by completing the square.
Homework:
(1.) Pg. 269: 13,17,27.

Q1 W1 
8/20/12 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here  to be posted after class)
Class Prerequisite Video(s):
6.1 Solve quadratics by factoring & extracting roots. In this case, the roots (solutions) are always rational.
The "magic number" method is used to solve quadratics that can be factored, i.e., their discriminant b^{2}4ac is zero.
Extracting roots simply means the "b" term is 0 in ax^{2}+bx+c=0 and you can solve this type of quadratic easiest by getting the squared term by itself and taking the square root of both sides to "extract the rooots". This always works when the linear term (the b term) is missing whether or not the quadratic is factorable. Depending on what is under the square root you may get rational, irrational, or complex roots.
Homework:
(1.) Pg. 264: 5,7,9, 11,15,19,31,35,39,43,45.
