Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

We began with our opener (pdf).

Today's lesson (pdf) was exploring the use of Algebra Tiles to model polynomials.

Your homework for Wednesday is:
  1.  Finish the worksheet - lesson (pdf).
  2. Prepare for the Perimeter, Circumference and Area Assessment on Wednesday. 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.

  3. Watch the Adding and Subtracting Polynomials video on Monday.

  4. On Tuesday, work some practice problems from this site. Write them down in your notebook.

    How many problems? That's up to you. Do enough until you feel comfortable you've mastered adding and subtracting polynomials.

    Note: You do not need to type anything on the website. Simple click the "Give me a problem" button. It will give you a problem. Write it down, work it out on paper in your notebook, then click "What's the answer?" to check it. Repeat as many times as you need to until you've mastered the concept.

    Note 2: They indicate exponents with the ^ character. So x2 is written as x^2.

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