Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tues 4/26

Today we finished our look at exponent properties with a look at negative and zero exponents in Lesson 13.3.

This now completes all six of the exponent rules that you need to memorize and be able to use to solve and simplify a variety of problems. You'll find all six in the graphic on this post. Study, study, study; practice, practice, practice!
  • Product Rule of Powers
  • Quotient Rule of Powers
  • Power to a Power Rule
  • Negative Exponent Rule
  • One Rule
  • Zero Rule

Homework: Read page 710; do page 708

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thurs 4/21

Today we investigated multiplying and dividing powers in Lesson 13.2. Don't forget to complete any unfinished classwork from today. Problems 2, 3, and 4 were assigned in class.

Tomorrow we'll be taking our Chapters 11 and 12 test. Be sure to study your pre-tests, chapter summaries, and old class work / homework to arrive prepared.

Homework: Textbook pages 700-701

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wed 4/20

We learned about powers and exponents today in Lesson 13.1.

Homework: Textbook page 692

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wed 4/13

We continued our look at solving systems with linear combinations today in Lesson 12.222

Also, we'll be taking Common Assessment #5 on Friday , April 15th

Homework: textbook pages 653-654. 

Tues 4/12

We discovered our third and final method to solve systems of linear equations today: solving by using linear combinations (also sometimes called the elimination method) inLesson 12.1.

It takes a little bit of practice to get this technique down, but I think you'll find it quite helpful to quickly and easily find the solution of a linear system of equations.

Be sure to use the example on page 652 to help you with your homework tonight!

Also, we'll be taking Common Assessment #5 on Monday, April 18th. A study guide has been posted in the Document Locker.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Thursday 4/8

Today we wrapped up our look atsolving systems via substitution with the last of Lesson 11.4.

Tonight's homework is tough, so please be sure to give it your best effort, care, and attention. We want you all to be substitution masters!

Homework: Textbook pages 635-636

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wed 4/6

We spent another day working with solving systems of linear equations by substitution, this time shifting our attention towards context problems and systems that model them with Lesson 11.3, Problem 3.

Be sure to put in an additional 10 minutes each night studying these new concepts and/or reviewing any homework or class work errors. This is tough stuff and requires extra effort to master.

Homework: Textbook pages 631-632 (#1a-d)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tues 4/5

Today we introduced ourselves to asecond method to solve systems of linear equations: Substitution!

We're going to be working with this method all week, so you'll have plenty of time to get comfortable with the ins and outs.

Today was a good intro. Tonight's homework will be a good chance to test out your new skills.

Homework: Textbook page 603