Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

We began with our assessment over Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring (pdf).

Today's lesson (pdf) was a review of simplifying radicals. Keep in mind the key (pdf) to the worksheet from yesterday - worked out step by step - was already posted to the blog yesterday. Did you work on the worksheet? Remember I asked you to do all the first page, as many on pages 2 and 3 as you needed to until you got the hang of it (and no more than that), and then work on the last page. I have a feeling that I spent more time on your homework then some of you did - why is that? Did you look at the key and try to figure out any you got stuck on? That would be an excellent way to review tonight.

By the way, the video? You know, the one you were supposed to watch sometime between Monday and Wednesday's class. The one that takes you step-by-step through how you simplify radicals. It's still only been watched 18 times since class on Monday. Even if that's 18 different students from our class and not someone else or someone in our class watching it more than once, that still means that at least 8 of you haven't watched it.

Your homework for Friday is:
  1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment, fill out your student checklist with your results, and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment.

  2. Prepare for the Simplifying Radicals Assessment on Friday. 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.

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