Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Today's opener (pdf).

Today we learned about a new method to solve systems of equations called the Elimination Method. We then explored when it's best to use substitution and when it's best to use the elimination method to solve systems of equations (lesson, pdf).

Your homework for Monday is:
  1. Prepare for the Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution Assessment. There are a variety of ways to do that including, but not limited to: review the online pre-assessment; review your notebook and/or the openers and lessons posted on the blog; review the video, work some practice problems in your textbook or that you find online. You can, of course, also get help from me, another math teacher, a teacher in the Study Center, a peer tutor in the Study Center, or a parent, sibling or friend. Do whatever works best for you, but make sure you're prepared. The expectation is that you should all be able to do very well on this assessment.

  2. Spend some time working on the worksheet (lesson, pdf) Which Method Makes Sense? but you don't necessarily have to finish it (although it would be great if you did). You need to concentrate more on the substitution method for Monday's assessment.

  3. Watch Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination video.

  4. Are you doing everything you need to do to be successful? If not, what can you (we) do about that?

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