QR codes are cool. This is my website as a code.

## Tuesday, December 27, 2011

## Thursday, December 15, 2011

### How Old is Mr. Brzenski

For those of you who want to know how old I am, follow this riddle
poem and see if you can figure it out. I always give math puzzles for
my age.

"To find the age of me,

follow the steps for the fraction and see,

Pi's first two digits on top,

Ninety nine down below,

And my age, repeating, you'll see"

Its tough, and you probably need a calculator and the first few digits of Pi (look at your tracking sheet)

"To find the age of me,

follow the steps for the fraction and see,

Pi's first two digits on top,

Ninety nine down below,

And my age, repeating, you'll see"

Its tough, and you probably need a calculator and the first few digits of Pi (look at your tracking sheet)

## Saturday, December 10, 2011

### Some Math Equations

Crazy = Talking to oneself – ( cell phone + ear piece )

Nagging = reminding + reminding + reminding

Cleanliness = Godliness – 1

Nagging = reminding + reminding + reminding

Cleanliness = Godliness – 1

## Monday, December 5, 2011

### New CPMA MS stuff

CPMA MS now has a weekly bulletin link, so you can read the weekly bulletin that is read in class, but now on your iDevice. Check it here.

## Thursday, November 17, 2011

### CPMA Free on the AppStore

CPMA Free has been uploaded and is available for download on the AppStore.. ANOTHER update is coming soon with a D.C. Trip info pack and push notifications, so you can get important updates right away.

ALSO, look for an update to CPMA MS with push notifications and better scrolling options. Factor POP HD will have a new update soon with faster loading times, smoother action, and a new title screen.

ALSO, look for an update to CPMA MS with push notifications and better scrolling options. Factor POP HD will have a new update soon with faster loading times, smoother action, and a new title screen.

## Friday, October 14, 2011

### Anzan!! Available for iPad and iPhone

## Friday, September 30, 2011

### Factor POP!!!

## Monday, September 12, 2011

### New video

## Sunday, September 11, 2011

### New App For Mr. Brzenskis Math Class

## Tuesday, August 30, 2011

### iPad change bookmark icon video

### New post for 2011

Every subject contains information necessary to become a knowledgeable and functional member of our society. As we become more technologically dependent, technical reasoning is needed for survival. Mathematics is no longer just a subject taken by the elite. Now it has rightfully become a staple in our educational systems even though it is not appreciated by many people until it is needed. I decided to write this essay to help people become open to learning math by understanding what math is all about. [Hidden Agenda: Since I am a high school math teacher, this essay allows me to spend more time teaching mathematical techniques instead of talking about this during class.]

What is math?

Those who do not appreciate math are those who do not understand what math is all about. That is why the nature of math desperately needs to be explained. Simply put, math is about solving problems.

How can math help me solve problems?

Ever since there were humans in existence, there have been problems to solve. Whether the problems were over basic requirements like sustaining sufficient amounts of food or major accomplishments like constructing multifunctional homes, problems such as these remain with us to this day. The peculiar thing about problems is that they all have similar properties.

What do all problems have in common?

Successful problem solvers are able to understand what is expected of the problems they face. In other words, they know all of the details surrounding the problem at hand, which is the most important step to solving problems. It requires an attention to detail and therefore patience. After examining the details, intelligent choices need to be made as well as the beginning steps of developing a strategy. The plan must be carried out in an order that makes sense. So careful planning, possibly by justifiable experimentation, must take place. Once an actual solution is obtained, it must be tested to determine whether or not it is reasonable.

What does problem solving have to do with math in school?

Every math problem that gets discussed, handled, and assigned forces us to use many, if not all, of the detailed methods of problem solving. Each individual problem becomes a small but important lesson for solving problems in general. Math is traditionally learned by first doing many smaller problems. Then the small problems are put together to solve bigger problems. For instance, in order to solve algebraic equations, being knowledgeable about addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division is a must. Ordering the steps to be carried out, evaluating expressions, and learning how and when equations are used must be learned, too.

Who commonly uses math?

Everybody uses math whether they realize it or not. Shoppers use math to calculate change, tax, and sales prices. Cooks use math to modify the amount a recipe will make. Vacationers use math to find time of arrivals and departures to plan their trips. Even homeowners use math to determine the cost of materials when doing projects.

Which professions use math?

Here is a small list of math orientated careers:

Accountants assist businesses by working on their taxes and planning for upcoming years. They work with tax codes and forms, use formulas for measuring interest, and spend a considerable amount of energy organizing paperwork.

Agriculturists determine the proper amounts of fertilizers, pesticides, and water to produce bountiful foods. They must be familiar with mixture problems.

Architects design buildings for structural integrity and beauty. They must know how to calculate loads for finding acceptable materials in design.

Biologists study nature to act in concert with it since we are so closely tied to nature. They use proportions to count animals as well as use statistics/probability.

Chemists find ways to use chemicals to assist us which entails purifying water, dealing with waste management, researching superconductors, analyzing crime scenes, making food products, ...

Computer Programmers create complicated sets of instructions called programs/software to help us use computers to solve problems. They must have strong logic skills.

Engineers (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Material) build products/structures/systems like automobiles, buildings, computers, machines, and planes, to name just a few examples. They cannot escape the frequent use of calculus!

Geologists use mathematical models to find oil and study earthquakes.

Lawyers argue cases using complicated lines of reason. That skill is nurtured by high level math courses. The also spend a lot of time researching cases.

Managers maintain schedules, regulate worker performance, and analyze productivity.

Medical Doctors must understand the dynamic systems of the human body. They research illnesses, carefully administer the proper amounts of medicine, read charts/tables, and organize their workload.

Meteorologists forecast the weather for agriculturists, pilots, vacationers, and those who are marine dependent.

Military Personnel carry out a variety of tasks ranging from aircraft maintenance to following detailed procedures.

Nurses carry out the detailed instructions doctors give them. They adjust intravenous drip rates, take vitals, dispense medicine, and even assist in operations, .

Politicians help solve the social problems of our time by making complicated decisions.

Technicians repair and maintain the technical gadgets we depend on like computers, TV's, VCR's, cars, refrigerators, ... They are always reading measuring devices, referring to manuals, and diagnosing system problems.

Tradesmen (carpenters, electricians, mechanics, and plumbers) estimate job costs and use technical math skills specific to their field. They deal with slopes, areas, volumes, distances and must have an excellent foundation in math.

Can I get a good job without learning a lot of math?

In all honesty, anything is possible. However, less and less labor intensive jobs are available. Workers in those fields are being replaced by machinery and robotics. Even when those jobs are available, the pay is usually substandard. In order to gain successful employment, technical skills must be learned. Someone has to fix all of those machines and robots.

What are employers looking for?

Employers are looking for three basic traits. They want their employees to be able to reason, work with technical equipment, and communicate their thoughts with other employees. It is clear that math deals with developing reason and working with technical equipment. It is not so clear how math affects communication. Successfully using math can improve the ability to speak and write more clearly. Language, at least the type needed for work, tends to be extremely structured and mathematical ability helps deal with that structure.

After high school, what do I do to learn more math?

Basically, there are four avenues of education to pursue: universities, community colleges, trade schools, or the military.

Universities prepare students for highly professional careers. Math is typically a strong component of their curricula due to the extreme technical nature of these professions.

Community Colleges assist students to either go on to universities or learn technical skills needed for data processors, electronic technicians, law enforcers, mechanics, nurses, and realtors. Math is not as intense compared to the universities but is integrated throughout each program.

Trade schools teach students the science of automotive maintenance, carpentry, computer repair, heating and air-conditioning, plumbing, ... Math related skills are integrated throughout each program.

Even the military puts their people through school after basic training. These military schools are akin to trade schools. On the other hand, military officers, even though they must already have bachelor degrees, are put through further schooling after basic training.

Not my essay. Filling up space.

What is math?

Those who do not appreciate math are those who do not understand what math is all about. That is why the nature of math desperately needs to be explained. Simply put, math is about solving problems.

How can math help me solve problems?

Ever since there were humans in existence, there have been problems to solve. Whether the problems were over basic requirements like sustaining sufficient amounts of food or major accomplishments like constructing multifunctional homes, problems such as these remain with us to this day. The peculiar thing about problems is that they all have similar properties.

What do all problems have in common?

Successful problem solvers are able to understand what is expected of the problems they face. In other words, they know all of the details surrounding the problem at hand, which is the most important step to solving problems. It requires an attention to detail and therefore patience. After examining the details, intelligent choices need to be made as well as the beginning steps of developing a strategy. The plan must be carried out in an order that makes sense. So careful planning, possibly by justifiable experimentation, must take place. Once an actual solution is obtained, it must be tested to determine whether or not it is reasonable.

What does problem solving have to do with math in school?

Every math problem that gets discussed, handled, and assigned forces us to use many, if not all, of the detailed methods of problem solving. Each individual problem becomes a small but important lesson for solving problems in general. Math is traditionally learned by first doing many smaller problems. Then the small problems are put together to solve bigger problems. For instance, in order to solve algebraic equations, being knowledgeable about addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division is a must. Ordering the steps to be carried out, evaluating expressions, and learning how and when equations are used must be learned, too.

Who commonly uses math?

Everybody uses math whether they realize it or not. Shoppers use math to calculate change, tax, and sales prices. Cooks use math to modify the amount a recipe will make. Vacationers use math to find time of arrivals and departures to plan their trips. Even homeowners use math to determine the cost of materials when doing projects.

Which professions use math?

Here is a small list of math orientated careers:

Accountants assist businesses by working on their taxes and planning for upcoming years. They work with tax codes and forms, use formulas for measuring interest, and spend a considerable amount of energy organizing paperwork.

Agriculturists determine the proper amounts of fertilizers, pesticides, and water to produce bountiful foods. They must be familiar with mixture problems.

Architects design buildings for structural integrity and beauty. They must know how to calculate loads for finding acceptable materials in design.

Biologists study nature to act in concert with it since we are so closely tied to nature. They use proportions to count animals as well as use statistics/probability.

Chemists find ways to use chemicals to assist us which entails purifying water, dealing with waste management, researching superconductors, analyzing crime scenes, making food products, ...

Computer Programmers create complicated sets of instructions called programs/software to help us use computers to solve problems. They must have strong logic skills.

Engineers (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Material) build products/structures/systems like automobiles, buildings, computers, machines, and planes, to name just a few examples. They cannot escape the frequent use of calculus!

Geologists use mathematical models to find oil and study earthquakes.

Lawyers argue cases using complicated lines of reason. That skill is nurtured by high level math courses. The also spend a lot of time researching cases.

Managers maintain schedules, regulate worker performance, and analyze productivity.

Medical Doctors must understand the dynamic systems of the human body. They research illnesses, carefully administer the proper amounts of medicine, read charts/tables, and organize their workload.

Meteorologists forecast the weather for agriculturists, pilots, vacationers, and those who are marine dependent.

Military Personnel carry out a variety of tasks ranging from aircraft maintenance to following detailed procedures.

Nurses carry out the detailed instructions doctors give them. They adjust intravenous drip rates, take vitals, dispense medicine, and even assist in operations, .

Politicians help solve the social problems of our time by making complicated decisions.

Technicians repair and maintain the technical gadgets we depend on like computers, TV's, VCR's, cars, refrigerators, ... They are always reading measuring devices, referring to manuals, and diagnosing system problems.

Tradesmen (carpenters, electricians, mechanics, and plumbers) estimate job costs and use technical math skills specific to their field. They deal with slopes, areas, volumes, distances and must have an excellent foundation in math.

Can I get a good job without learning a lot of math?

In all honesty, anything is possible. However, less and less labor intensive jobs are available. Workers in those fields are being replaced by machinery and robotics. Even when those jobs are available, the pay is usually substandard. In order to gain successful employment, technical skills must be learned. Someone has to fix all of those machines and robots.

What are employers looking for?

Employers are looking for three basic traits. They want their employees to be able to reason, work with technical equipment, and communicate their thoughts with other employees. It is clear that math deals with developing reason and working with technical equipment. It is not so clear how math affects communication. Successfully using math can improve the ability to speak and write more clearly. Language, at least the type needed for work, tends to be extremely structured and mathematical ability helps deal with that structure.

After high school, what do I do to learn more math?

Basically, there are four avenues of education to pursue: universities, community colleges, trade schools, or the military.

Universities prepare students for highly professional careers. Math is typically a strong component of their curricula due to the extreme technical nature of these professions.

Community Colleges assist students to either go on to universities or learn technical skills needed for data processors, electronic technicians, law enforcers, mechanics, nurses, and realtors. Math is not as intense compared to the universities but is integrated throughout each program.

Trade schools teach students the science of automotive maintenance, carpentry, computer repair, heating and air-conditioning, plumbing, ... Math related skills are integrated throughout each program.

Even the military puts their people through school after basic training. These military schools are akin to trade schools. On the other hand, military officers, even though they must already have bachelor degrees, are put through further schooling after basic training.

Not my essay. Filling up space.

## Friday, May 27, 2011

### Next week in class

For Algebra: The Tuesday you come back we are tacking the EOC exam, which covers all we have learned over the year. it is the final important grade for the class.

For Algebra Readiness: We will have 1 day of Learning Upgrade (Tuesday), then take the EOC exam on Thursday . I will not be here on Wednesday. For periods 6,7, the final day for learning upgrade will be Friday 6/3/2011.

For Algebra Readiness: We will have 1 day of Learning Upgrade (Tuesday), then take the EOC exam on Thursday . I will not be here on Wednesday. For periods 6,7, the final day for learning upgrade will be Friday 6/3/2011.

## Monday, May 23, 2011

### Monday 5/23/11

Algebra ABC Book:

For this week, we are filling in this ABC book for the three words you chose in class. Here is the template for it.

ABC Template

You get one chance to print in class. We will color with pens. If you want to print it at home and have color ink, go for it.

For this week, we are filling in this ABC book for the three words you chose in class. Here is the template for it.

ABC Template

You get one chance to print in class. We will color with pens. If you want to print it at home and have color ink, go for it.

## Monday, May 9, 2011

### Monday 5/9/11 Homework

Periods 1,6,7 Do Learning Upgrade. Your grade is based off of this.

Period 3,4,5: We started a dinner menu project. You can work on any part of it while at home. You will have class time to work on it as well. It is due Friday 5/13/11. Do not miss out. There are only a few grades left for the end of the year. Don't get tired yet.

Here is a link to a copy of the rubric and sheets you MAY need.

Algebra Dinner Menu Project

Period 3,4,5: We started a dinner menu project. You can work on any part of it while at home. You will have class time to work on it as well. It is due Friday 5/13/11. Do not miss out. There are only a few grades left for the end of the year. Don't get tired yet.

Here is a link to a copy of the rubric and sheets you MAY need.

Algebra Dinner Menu Project

### Monday 5/9/11

Attention All Classes!!!

There will be a notebook quiz on Wednesday Period 1,3/ Thursday Periods 4,5,6,7

This will be almost the last notebook quiz. There will be one more, but it will be small. This one is kinda big, because we did not take one for 4 weeks.

Algebra Readiness:

Your quiz is on sections

10.3

10.4

10.5

10.6

10.7

10.8

10.9

Testing 1

testing 2

Testing 5

Algebra:

Your quiz is on sections

10.2

10.3

10.4

10.5

10.6

10.7

10.8

10.9

20.92

10.95

10.99

Testing 1

Testing 2

11.1

11.2

BRING YOUR NOTEBOOKS!!!!

There will be a notebook quiz on Wednesday Period 1,3/ Thursday Periods 4,5,6,7

This will be almost the last notebook quiz. There will be one more, but it will be small. This one is kinda big, because we did not take one for 4 weeks.

Algebra Readiness:

Your quiz is on sections

10.3

10.4

10.5

10.6

10.7

10.8

10.9

Testing 1

testing 2

Testing 5

Algebra:

Your quiz is on sections

10.2

10.3

10.4

10.5

10.6

10.7

10.8

10.9

20.92

10.95

10.99

Testing 1

Testing 2

11.1

11.2

BRING YOUR NOTEBOOKS!!!!

## Friday, May 6, 2011

### Friday 5/6/11

Homework: As a reminder, Algebra Readiness has learning upgrade to do for the rest of the month. Finish all 60 levels for an A for these 4 weeks. There is no homework, as this is expected to be done at home.

Algebra: There is no homework. We start back up next week with warm-ups and a project. There will be very little homework from now until the end of the year.

Algebra: There is no homework. We start back up next week with warm-ups and a project. There will be very little homework from now until the end of the year.

## Tuesday, May 3, 2011

### Tuesday 5/3/11

There is and will be no homework for any classes this week.

Algebra Readiness:

Your assignmnet for the next month is here. Even though you do not have homework, you could be doing Learning Upgrade.

Algebra: No homework, we will start with a couple of projects next week.

Algebra Readiness:

Your assignmnet for the next month is here. Even though you do not have homework, you could be doing Learning Upgrade.

Algebra: No homework, we will start with a couple of projects next week.

## Thursday, April 28, 2011

### Thursday 4/29/11

Homework for you algebra kids: Do the last two days. I will not be here tomorrow (Friday). Tracking sheet 4 will not be on the progress report. The grades in the window are the grades you will receive on the progress report.

No homework for Algebra Readiness.

No homework for Algebra Readiness.

## Wednesday, April 27, 2011

### Period 5 grades.

OK, so period 5 had a MAJOR error in the grades, and I am still unsure of what it was. I THINK the grade listed was for the last 5 assignments, but I could be wrong. Anyway, to fix this error, I have added another grade called "Mr. Brzenskis Erro".

I have added 12 test points to your grade, which brought everyone up to where the original grade was or more. Some of you were unaffected by the error today, but I though it was unfair to change some of your grades, but not others. Your grade should now be the same as, or really close, to what I told you the grade was earlier. I hope this makes everyone happy, and sorry for making such a big error, especially so close to grading time.

Mr. B

I have added 12 test points to your grade, which brought everyone up to where the original grade was or more. Some of you were unaffected by the error today, but I though it was unfair to change some of your grades, but not others. Your grade should now be the same as, or really close, to what I told you the grade was earlier. I hope this makes everyone happy, and sorry for making such a big error, especially so close to grading time.

Mr. B

### Wednesday 4/27/11

Homework for period 5: Do the second assignment on your list

Period 6,7, 1: No homework, study for the CST's

Period 6,7, 1: No homework, study for the CST's

### Tuesday 4/26/11

Homework for period 3,4: Do the second assignment on youhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifr list

Period 1: No homework.

Period 1: No homework.

### Monday 4/25/11

Homework for periods 3,4,5: Do the first assignment in the third section on your list.

Period 1,6,7: There was no homework, and there is no homework all week. Good luck on the CST's.

Period 1,6,7: There was no homework, and there is no homework all week. Good luck on the CST's.

## Friday, April 22, 2011

### Friday 4/22/11

Homework for periods 6,7: There is no homework.

Period 3,4,5" Finish the fourth assignments from the second week on your homework list.

Period 3,4,5" Finish the fourth assignments from the second week on your homework list.

## Thursday, April 21, 2011

### Thursday 4/21/11

Homework for period 6,7: No homework, we did learning upgrade

Period 4,5: Finish the third assignment on your homework list

Period 4,5: Finish the third assignment on your homework list

### Wednesday 4/20/11

Homework for period 6,7: Finish graphing triangles and finding perimeter and area

Period 1: No homework ,we did learning upgrade

Period 3: Finish the third assignment from the list.

Period 1: No homework ,we did learning upgrade

Period 3: Finish the third assignment from the list.

### Tuesday 4/19/11

Homework for period 1: Finish graphing and finding perimeter and area of triangles

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Period 3,4,5: Finish #2 on homework list assignment.

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Period 3,4,5: Finish #2 on homework list assignment.

### Monday 4/18/11

Homework for period 1,6,7: Finish the area worksheet

\Period 3,4,5: Do the first assignment from the second set on your list

\Period 3,4,5: Do the first assignment from the second set on your list

## Tuesday, April 19, 2011

### Thursday 4/14/11

Homework for period 6,7: Finish drawing the 2 pairs of congruent and similar figures

Period 4,5: Do the third assignment on your assignment sheet

Period 1: No homework. We did computer things

Period 4,5: Do the third assignment on your assignment sheet

Period 1: No homework. We did computer things

### Wednesday 4/13/11

Homework for period 6,7: Finish the triangles worksheet

Period 1: Finish drawing the pictures of 2 congruent and two similar figures

Period 3: Do the third assignment from your list

Period 1: Finish drawing the pictures of 2 congruent and two similar figures

Period 3: Do the third assignment from your list

## Wednesday, April 13, 2011

### Tuesday 4/12/11

Homework for period 1: Finish drawing 2 pairs of congruent figures and 2 pairs of similar figures.

Homework for periods 3,4,5: Do the second assignment from the homework list.

Homework for periods 3,4,5: Do the second assignment from the homework list.

## Monday, April 11, 2011

### Monday 4/11/11

Homework for period 1,6,7: Finish page d-33, parallel lines worksheet and d-32, the true-false questions.

Period 3,4,5: Homework for the next three weeks is listed in the link below.

Homework for tracking sheets 22, 23, 24

Period 3,4,5: Homework for the next three weeks is listed in the link below.

Homework for tracking sheets 22, 23, 24

## Friday, April 1, 2011

## Wednesday, March 30, 2011

### Wednesday 3/29/11

Homework for period 6,7: Finish the page with complementary and supplementary angles.

Period 1: Finish the 8 graphs and adding the angles up.

Period 3: No homework. If you want, the manga high website can be accessed form home. Click here to do it.

Period 1: Finish the 8 graphs and adding the angles up.

Period 3: No homework. If you want, the manga high website can be accessed form home. Click here to do it.

## Tuesday, March 29, 2011

### Tuesday 3/29/11

Homework for period 1: Finish the angles page

Homework for period 3,4,5: Page 345 #7-17 exponent review. Exponents ADD when you multiply them!?!

Homework for period 3,4,5: Page 345 #7-17 exponent review. Exponents ADD when you multiply them!?!

### Monday 3/28/11

Homework for period 1,6,7: Finish the worksheet with the protractor on it

Period 3,4,5: Finish the 9 system of equation problems.

Period 3,4,5: Finish the 9 system of equation problems.

## Friday, March 25, 2011

### Friday 3/25/11

Homework: There is no homework for any class

East Coast Trip: Do the journal for Mr. Ingrahm. our grade on the journal will be your grade on the things you miss next week

Below are some videos on how to simplify square roots, which the rest of us will do next week.

East Coast Trip: Do the journal for Mr. Ingrahm. our grade on the journal will be your grade on the things you miss next week

Below are some videos on how to simplify square roots, which the rest of us will do next week.

## Thursday, March 24, 2011

### Thursday 3/24/11

Homework for period 4,5: Finish rationalizing the denominator worksheet

Period 6,7,1: No homework. We did a benchmark and period 1 did Mangahigh. If you want some mad extra credit, get a gold medal in any of the manga high challenges I have set for you.

Period 6,7,1: No homework. We did a benchmark and period 1 did Mangahigh. If you want some mad extra credit, get a gold medal in any of the manga high challenges I have set for you.

## Wednesday, March 23, 2011

### Wednesday 3/23/11

Homework for period 6,7,1: None. We took a test or the benchmark

Period 3: Finish the review on square roots, rationalizing the denominator page 211, and be ready for the test tomorrow.

Period 3: Finish the review on square roots, rationalizing the denominator page 211, and be ready for the test tomorrow.

## Monday, March 21, 2011

### Monday 3/21/11

Homework for period 1,6,7: Do the practice test. test next class on exponents and scientific notation. The day after that we take the benchmark on the 3rd unit (percents)

Period 3,4,5: Finish page 210, combining like terms with square roots.

Benchmark next class time.

Period 3,4,5: Finish page 210, combining like terms with square roots.

Benchmark next class time.

## Friday, March 18, 2011

### Friday 3/18/11

Homework for periods 3,4,5: Finish the 171 problems. If you need another copy, look at mondays post, there is a link to the worksheet

Period 6,7: Finish the exponents of exponents worksheet to #19.

Period 6,7: Finish the exponents of exponents worksheet to #19.

## Wednesday, March 16, 2011

### Wednesday 3/16/2011

There was no homework for any classes today.

Algebra: Do the 171 problems. You should be finished with 1 side now

Alg Readiness: Do the day befores homework.

Algebra: Do the 171 problems. You should be finished with 1 side now

Alg Readiness: Do the day befores homework.

## Tuesday, March 15, 2011

### Tuesday 3/15/2011

Homework for periods 6,7: Finish scientific notation worksheet

Period 1: Finish 1 side of review page, either fractions or subtracting negative numbers.

Period 3: Keep working on the 171 factoring problems

Period 1: Finish 1 side of review page, either fractions or subtracting negative numbers.

Period 3: Keep working on the 171 factoring problems

## Monday, March 14, 2011

### Monday 3/14/2011

Homework for period 1: Finish backside of scientific notation worksheet

Period 3,4,5: You have worksheet with 171 problems. Start in section 8-5, and do about 40 problems tonight. If you want to do more, fine, but you have ALL WEEK to finish this page.

Here is a copy if you do not have one or if you lose it.

Here is a pic of what we did today. Be comfortable with it, there is a quiz on Wednesday (the half day)

Period 3,4,5: You have worksheet with 171 problems. Start in section 8-5, and do about 40 problems tonight. If you want to do more, fine, but you have ALL WEEK to finish this page.

Here is a copy if you do not have one or if you lose it.

Here is a pic of what we did today. Be comfortable with it, there is a quiz on Wednesday (the half day)

## Wednesday, March 9, 2011

### Wednesday 3/9/11

Homework for period 6,7: Finish the adding exponents worksheet

Period 1: Finish the fraction exponent worksheet

Period 3: Finish page 111, simplifying fractions. See below for a video of me solving problems 5 and 10

Period 1: Finish the fraction exponent worksheet

Period 3: Finish page 111, simplifying fractions. See below for a video of me solving problems 5 and 10

## Tuesday, March 8, 2011

### Tuesday 3/8/11

Homework for period 1: Finish the back side 3 sections of the exponent worksheet

Period 3,4,5: Finish the mini worksheet on a separate piece of paper showing how you simplified fractions.

Period 3,4,5: Finish the mini worksheet on a separate piece of paper showing how you simplified fractions.

## Monday, March 7, 2011

### Monday 3/7/11

Homework for period 1,6,7: FInish page 63, simple exponents

If you did poorly on the test, please redo the problems you missed with complete sentences explaining what you did wrong

Period 3,4,5: Page83, true false questions about multiplying binomials.

If you are redoing the test, be sure you are using complete sentences that explain your work. You are trying to show that you understand how to do the problems, you just made some little mistake.

If you did poorly on the test, please redo the problems you missed with complete sentences explaining what you did wrong

Period 3,4,5: Page83, true false questions about multiplying binomials.

If you are redoing the test, be sure you are using complete sentences that explain your work. You are trying to show that you understand how to do the problems, you just made some little mistake.

## Friday, March 4, 2011

### Friday 3/4/11

Homework for period 3,4,5: No homework. Bring back your tracking sheet Monday to turn in.

Period 6,7: Finish 1 level of learning upgrade.

Period 6,7: Finish 1 level of learning upgrade.

## Thursday, March 3, 2011

### Thursday 3/3/11

Homework for period 4,5: Finish the practice test. Tomorrows test will have 12 problems on it. 2 graphing, 3 finding how many answers there are, and 7 solving quadratics. It is worth a ton of points, so make sure you come prepared and ask any questions you have during the warm-up.

Period 6,7: Finish the practice test. I know 6th period did not get a practice test, so click HERE for a copy of it.

Period 1: No homework, we did 1 level of Learning Upgrade. If you did not do it, please do it over the weekend so I can give you your last stamp.

TEST

Period 6,7: Finish the practice test. I know 6th period did not get a practice test, so click HERE for a copy of it.

Period 1: No homework, we did 1 level of Learning Upgrade. If you did not do it, please do it over the weekend so I can give you your last stamp.

TEST

### Wednesday 3/2/11

Homework for period 1: Finish the practice test

Period 3: finish the practice test

Period 6,7: Finish the slope worksheet

Period 3: finish the practice test

Period 6,7: Finish the slope worksheet

## Tuesday, March 1, 2011

### Tuesday 3/1/11

## Monday, February 28, 2011

### Monday 2/28/11

Homework for periods 1,6,7: Graph the 18 equations from class.

Period 3,4,5: Pick 8 quadratic equations and find the answers. Click the link below to view the 16 problems

16 Quadratic Equations Classwork/Homework

Period 3,4,5: Pick 8 quadratic equations and find the answers. Click the link below to view the 16 problems

16 Quadratic Equations Classwork/Homework

## Friday, February 25, 2011

### Friday 2/25/11

Homework for period 3,4,5:

Finish the 9 problems from class. If you have a square root of a negative( the discriminant), its gonna be "No solution"

Period 6,7: We did 1 level of learning upgrade. If you did not finish in class, do it at home. Here is the lINK

Finish the 9 problems from class. If you have a square root of a negative( the discriminant), its gonna be "No solution"

Period 6,7: We did 1 level of learning upgrade. If you did not finish in class, do it at home. Here is the lINK

## Thursday, February 24, 2011

### Quadratic Song

Period 3's version of the quadratic song.

Anyone wanna do it better? Make a video and send me the link. Use the mail button on the right. I will give you 50 extra credit points, if its good.

Anyone wanna do it better? Make a video and send me the link. Use the mail button on the right. I will give you 50 extra credit points, if its good.

### Thursday 2/24/11

## Wednesday, February 23, 2011

### Wednesday 2/22/11

### Tuesday 2/21/11

## Friday, February 18, 2011

### Friday 2/18/2011

Homework for period 3,4,5,6,7: There is no homework. We start anew next week with tracking sheet #17

### Thursday 2/17/11

Homework for peroid 4,5: Finish graphing the parabolas. For a list of the equations, please see the post from 2 days ago.

Period 6,7: finish graphing 2 of the final 3 sets on the unit rate worksheet.

Period 1: No homework for the weekend. If you want to play the mangahigh games, be sure to lo on to httP;//schools.mangahigh.com/creativeperfromingmediaarts

Period 6,7: finish graphing 2 of the final 3 sets on the unit rate worksheet.

Period 1: No homework for the weekend. If you want to play the mangahigh games, be sure to lo on to httP;//schools.mangahigh.com/creativeperfromingmediaarts

### Wednesday 2/16/11

Homework For periods 1,6,7: Finish the conversions search and shade

Period 3,4,5: Finish the square roots worksheet

Period 3,4,5: Finish the square roots worksheet

## Tuesday, February 15, 2011

### Tuesday 2/15/11

Homework for periods 6,7:

Finish the proportions worksheet

Period 1: finish the graphs of the unit rates and 2 of the 3 other sets.

Period 3: Finish graphing the quadratics from class

1) y = x

^{2}

2) y = 2x

^{2}

3) y = 2x

^{2}- 3

4) y = -x

^{2}

5) y = -3x

^{2}

6) y = 2x

^{2}- 4

7) y = -2x

^{2}+ 8

8) y = 1/2x

^{2}

9) y = -4x

^{2}+ 10

10) y = -1/2x

^{2}

11) y = -x

^{2}+ 4

12) y = x

^{2}- 7

## Monday, February 14, 2011

### Monday 2/14/11

Homework for period 1: Finish proportion word problems

Homework for periods 3,4,5: Page 162 #26-32. Review of solving absolute value problems.

|2x-6|> 6 becomes two separate equations

You solve:

2x-6>6

and

2x-6< -6

Homework for periods 3,4,5: Page 162 #26-32. Review of solving absolute value problems.

|2x-6|> 6 becomes two separate equations

You solve:

2x-6>6

and

2x-6< -6

## Thursday, February 10, 2011

### Thursday 2/10/11

Homework for periods 3,4,5: Page 86, #1-9, review of solving equations with variables on both sides.

Period 6,7: No homework. We took a percent test.

Period 6,7: No homework. We took a percent test.

## Wednesday, February 9, 2011

### Tuesday 2/8/11

Homework for period 6,7: Finish the percentages page from class. calculating interest.

Use INTEREST = Principal x Interest rate x Time

Period 1: Page 267 #21-27

Period 3: Finish the project on explaining how to solve a quadratic formula.

Use INTEREST = Principal x Interest rate x Time

Period 1: Page 267 #21-27

Period 3: Finish the project on explaining how to solve a quadratic formula.

## Tuesday, February 8, 2011

### Monday 2/7/11

Homework for period 1: Page 274 #17-21.

Period 3,4,5: On the worksheet, find the ANSWERS to the equations assuming they equal zero. If you need help with it, I've included the lesson below.

Click HERE to download a copy of the movie.

Period 3,4,5: On the worksheet, find the ANSWERS to the equations assuming they equal zero. If you need help with it, I've included the lesson below.

Click HERE to download a copy of the movie.

## Friday, February 4, 2011

### Friday 2.4.11

Homework for periods 3,4,5: None. We did enough this week. We colored stars, and turned in tracking sheets. Be ready next week when we continue or factoring lessons.

Period 6,7: No homework. You did Learning Upgrade.

Period 6,7: No homework. You did Learning Upgrade.

## Thursday, February 3, 2011

### Thursday 2/3/11

Homework for period 4,5: Page 397 #21-29. Look at the previous post if you need help factoring.

Period 6,7: Page 258 #9-19, find 15% tip

Period 1: No homework, we did learning upgrade.

Period 6,7: Page 258 #9-19, find 15% tip

Period 1: No homework, we did learning upgrade.

## Wednesday, February 2, 2011

### 2/2/11

Homework for period 1: Do page 258 9-17 in your book

Period 3: Page 397 #21-29. Same page as yesterday, different problems

Period 6,7: Finish the homework you might not have done yesterday. If you finished everything, then you have no homework.

Period 3: Page 397 #21-29. Same page as yesterday, different problems

Period 6,7: Finish the homework you might not have done yesterday. If you finished everything, then you have no homework.

## Tuesday, February 1, 2011

### Tuesday 2/1/11

## Monday, January 31, 2011

### Help for algebra

Help for multiplying:

You know how to multiply two binomials:

(x + 3)(x + 4) = x

Today in class, I tried to show that the two numbers in the parenthesis (with the x's) will add together to make the middle term (3 + 4 = 7) and they multiply togther to make the last term (3 * 4 = 12). Using this, we could work backwards.

x

You know there has to be x's in the beginning of the parenthesis:

x

The two numbers that go with the x's will add up to make 9, and multiply to make 18 (the two last terms from the problem). Think, what numbers multiply to make 18, but add up to 9. First, find all the combination's that multiply to make 18.

1x18

2x9

3x6

Which combination when you add makes 9? The last one. 3x6 = 18, and 3+6 = 9, so the two missing numbers are 3 and 6.

x

You know how to multiply two binomials:

(x + 3)(x + 4) = x

^{2}+ 7x + 12Today in class, I tried to show that the two numbers in the parenthesis (with the x's) will add together to make the middle term (3 + 4 = 7) and they multiply togther to make the last term (3 * 4 = 12). Using this, we could work backwards.

x

^{2}+ 9x + 18 = ( _______ )( _______ ).You know there has to be x's in the beginning of the parenthesis:

x

^{2}+ 9x + 18 = (x ____ )(x ____ ).The two numbers that go with the x's will add up to make 9, and multiply to make 18 (the two last terms from the problem). Think, what numbers multiply to make 18, but add up to 9. First, find all the combination's that multiply to make 18.

1x18

2x9

3x6

Which combination when you add makes 9? The last one. 3x6 = 18, and 3+6 = 9, so the two missing numbers are 3 and 6.

x

^{2}+ 9x + 18 = (x + 3)(x + 6)### Monday 1/30/11

Homework for period 1,6,7: Finish the percent problems.

Period 3,4,5: Finish the 4 or 5 problems for factoring

x

x

x

x

Period 3,4,5: Finish the 4 or 5 problems for factoring

x

^{2}+5x-24x

^{2}+6x + 9x

^{2}+11x+ 10x

^{2}+13x-30## Thursday, January 27, 2011

### Thursday 1/27/11

Homework for period 1: No homework. Do learning upgrade

Period 4,5,6,7: NO homework, we redid the problems we missed in the benchmark

Period 4,5,6,7: NO homework, we redid the problems we missed in the benchmark

### Tuesday/Wednesday 1/25/11

Homework for periods 1-7 On Tuesday and Wednesday

No homework, we did the benchmark

No homework, we did the benchmark

## Monday, January 24, 2011

### Monday 1/24/11

Homework for period 1,6,7: Finish page 95 finding percents with IS/OF=%/100

Periods 3,4,5: Finish page 8u2 multiplying binomials

Periods 3,4,5: Finish page 8u2 multiplying binomials

## Thursday, January 20, 2011

### Thursday 1/20/11

Homework for periods 6,7,1: Finish finding the percents.

Homework for periods 4,5: Finish the backside of the little page (combining like terms)

Homework for periods 4,5: Finish the backside of the little page (combining like terms)

## Wednesday, January 19, 2011

### Wednesday 1/19/11

Homework for periods 1,6,7: Finish the discount sheet

Periods 3,4,5: Finish the algebraic fractions. (Mini half page)

Periods 3,4,5: Finish the algebraic fractions. (Mini half page)

## Tuesday, January 18, 2011

### Tuesday 1/18/10

Homework for periods 6,7,1: Finish 2 levels of learning upgrade. If you would like extra credit, do levels at home and

## Wednesday, January 12, 2011

### Wednesday 1/12/11

Homework for period 6,7,1: No homework. We were on a field trip

Period 3: Finish worksheet on finding slope between two points.

Period 3: Finish worksheet on finding slope between two points.

### Tuesday 1/11/10

Homework for period 1: No homework

Period 3,4,5: Finish graphing the 5 functions you made up in class from the slope and a point, then graph the six other equations on the backside. Please staple your classwork to your homework so it is together when you turn it in.

Period 3,4,5: Finish graphing the 5 functions you made up in class from the slope and a point, then graph the six other equations on the backside. Please staple your classwork to your homework so it is together when you turn it in.

## Tuesday, January 11, 2011

### Monday 1/10/11

Homework for periods 1,6,7: Change the fractions in to decimals using long division. Be sure you show your answers.

Period 3,4,5: Graph the 3 word problems on the back of your set of graphs.

1) Slope of 2 through the point (5,7)

2) Slope of -4 through the point (1,-2)

3) Slope of 3 through (2,4)

Period 3,4,5: Graph the 3 word problems on the back of your set of graphs.

1) Slope of 2 through the point (5,7)

2) Slope of -4 through the point (1,-2)

3) Slope of 3 through (2,4)

### Friday 1/7/10

Homework for periods 3,4,5: Finish factoring worksheet (backside of Tuesdays homework)

Periods 6,7: Finish 1 level of learning upgrade

Periods 6,7: Finish 1 level of learning upgrade

## Thursday, January 6, 2011

### Thursday 1/6/11

Homework for periods 4,5: Page 65 worksheet, the top section, and problems I, T, and W from the bottom section.

Homework for periods 6,7: Finish the page of T-charts

Period 1: Finish 2 levels of learning upgrade.

Homework for periods 6,7: Finish the page of T-charts

Period 1: Finish 2 levels of learning upgrade.

### Wednesday 1/5/11

Homework for periods 6,7: Finish page E-16, changing fractions to percents and back

Period 1: Finish the T charts

Period 3: Page 65 worksheet, the top section, and problems I, T, and W from the bottom section.

Period 1: Finish the T charts

Period 3: Page 65 worksheet, the top section, and problems I, T, and W from the bottom section.

### Tuesday 1/4/11

Homework for period 1: Finish E-16, changing fractions to percents and back

Period 3,4,5: Finish page 65 and 66 (two on one page PUNCHLINE) changing positive and negative exponents to normal numbers

Period 3,4,5: Finish page 65 and 66 (two on one page PUNCHLINE) changing positive and negative exponents to normal numbers

### Monday 1/3/11

Homework for periods 1,6,7: Finish fraction-decimal chart.

Periods 3,4,5: Finish 5-16 on page 76, and ALL of page 78

Periods 3,4,5: Finish 5-16 on page 76, and ALL of page 78

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