Tuesday, April 29, 2008

CST Cheat Sheet

I have made a CST Cheat sheet. You cannot take this into the test with you, but there is no rule about memorizing this basic sheet, and then copying it down on your test booklet when you get it.

The CST Cheat Sheet


Today there is no homework. We finished everything in class. I am working on creating a cheat sheet you can look at and copy before you take the test. If you are interested come to tutoring after school and we will work on it.

Monday, April 28, 2008


Homework for today is to finish the six graphs and their reflections. Make whatever you want. It has to look different every time you reflect it.

The grades that are up are the current grades for the semester. Some of you have improved thanks to the parent conferences. Keep up the good work, we only have about 10 weeks to go.

If you attend tutoring I will show you how to make your own cheat sheet for the state test in two weeks.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Me Gone

I have been gone the last three days because my son is sick. Use this time to catch up on doing extra credit so that when I come back we can continue doing our review for the CST. Hopefully I will be back tomorrow (Thursday). Sorry for there being no tutoring. If I am back on Thursday, we can have tutoring then.

Mr. Brzenski

Friday, April 18, 2008


The grades will be put up on Monday, because I will be out of town and I have not finished grading the tests yet. I would like to thank periods 4 and 6 for the HUGE improvement over the past week. There were 5 people who raised their grades from an F to a D just in those two classes. I encourage you to do the extra credit. If you do all 8 it is 40 extra credit points.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Homework and Tomorrows Test


The homework for tonight you are trying to solve the absolute values

|x-4|=5. You solve two equations. x-4=5, and x-4 = -5. You're two solutions are x=9, and x=-1.

Do not forget to bring everything tomorrow, even though it is a free dress day.

We take a quiz and that is all.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


A couple of things before tonight.

1) equations like y=3, are straight lines to the side.

2) y=x+3, if there is nothing in front of the x, the slope is 1/1

Do your best to graph the equations, tomorrow we are going to review absolute value, |-3| = 3, and all that. The test on Friday will be on graphing equations, finding slope, and absolute value.

Homework Graphs

Here is the list of equations.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday, the Quiz, and the grades

Grades are up and current for today, 4/11/2008. If you look at the far column on the grade sheet, you will see your score on the test. The score is out of a possible 7 points. Here is the break-down;

A = 7
B = 6
C = 5
D = 4
F < 4

The answers to the multiple choice questions on the backside of the test were all "B".

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Today you have to finish the ten graphs. For #9, the graph is the opposite

x | y
1 | -1
2 | -2
3 | -3
4 | -4
5 | -5

For #10
y=-2x -4
x | y
0 | -4
1 | -6
2 | -8
3 | -10
4 | -12

Graph em and be done with the problems. if you need more graph paper, click here.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Im back

OK, so it has been a while since I posted anything. I apologize and am sorry. The homework for today is solving the equations.

Points are always listed as (x, y). The first number is x, the second number is y. Substitute into the equations and see if the equation makes sense. If it does, good, the point is an answer. If it doesn't, then the point is not an answer.

For #6
You have to do the x2 first. then, multiply by two, then add 3. Now is this number equal to y?

The grades are current now, and these will be the grades listed on your report cards for the 10 week grading period.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Homework for Tuesday

Homework is to finish the slope page you got today in class. The grades are current for this week, you can check on the side. If you have not turned in your work, it will show by blank spots under tracking sheet 24 and notebook tracking sheet 24.