BMA PreCalculus

Work to be done before arriving at school:

  • Complete PreCalculus and Calculus August Assignment
  • Read Class Rules and Expectations
  • If you will be arriving late to BMA, keep following the syllabus!

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    08/31/15 Monday Introduction to the course
    In class: Introduction to the course. Whole class problem solving section 9.1
    Homework:
  • Read Class Rules and Expectations
  • Download and install Geogebra we will be using it at random times during the year.
  • Read section 9.1
  • Watch the following videos:
    The Distance Formula 04:50 otjinenemath
    The Midpoint Formula 03:47 otjinenemath
  • Start problems in section 9.1
  • Additional and alternate videos for 9.1

    09/02/15 Wednesday Chapter 9
    In class: Small group work on section 9.1 (ch. 9 supplemental worksheet)
    Homework:
  • Revise and extend section 9.1
  • Read 9.2
  • Watch the following videos:
    Introduction to Conic Sections 03:18 otjinenemath
    Parabolas 05:16 otjinenemath
    Parabolas Part 2 09:06 otjinenemath
    Parabolas Part 3 07:23 otjinenemath
  • Start problems in section 9.2
  • Additional and alternate videos for 9.2

    09/03/15 Thursday Chapter 9
    In class: Hands-on Parabola Activity; Whole class selected problems from 9.2.
    Homework:
  • Work on problems in 9.2

    09/04/15 Friday Chapter 9
    In class: Small group work on 9.2 (ch. 9 supplemental worksheet)
    Homework:
  • Revise and extend 9.2
  • Read 9.3
  • Watch the following video:
    Circles 05:37 otjinenemath
  • Start problems in section 9.3
  • Additional and alternate videos for 9.3

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    09/07/15 Monday Chapter 9
    In class: Whole class problem solving 9.3
    Homework:
  • Work on problems in 9.3

    09/09/15 Wednesday Chapter 9
    In class: Hands-on ellipse activity; Small group work.
    Homework:
  • Read 9.4
  • Watch the following video:
    Ellipses 12:54 otjinenemath
  • Start problems in section 9.4.
  • Additional and alternate videos for 9.4

    09/10/15 Thursday Chapter 9
    In class: Small group work. (ch. 9 supplemental worksheet)
    Homework:
  • Complete problems in section 9.4
  • Read section 9.5
  • Watch the following video:
    Hyperbolas 06:52 otjinenemath
  • Start problems in section 9.5.
  • Additional and alternate videos for 9.5

    09/11/15 Friday Chapter 9
    In class: Whole class problem solving on selected 9.5 problems.
    Homework:
  • Work on problems in section 9.5.
  • Watch the following video:
    Conics - Making a Hyperbola with Wax Paper 02:50 Lowderpoop

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    09/14/15 Monday Chapter 9
    In class: Wax paper hyperbola activity; small group work.
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in section 9.5.
  • Watch the following video:
    Conic Section Formulas 05:21 Brightstorm2
  • Read section 9.6.
  • Start problems in section 9.6.
  • Additional and alternate videos for 9.6

    09/16/15 Wednesday Chapter 9
    In class: Small group work. (ch. 9 supplemental worksheet)
    Homework:
  • Work on problems in section 9.6.

    09/17/15 Thursday Chapter 9
    In class: Whole class problem solving 9.6.
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in section 9.6
  • Read section 9.7
  • Watch the following video:
    Quadratic Systems 06:02 otjinenemath
  • Start problem in 9.7.
  • Additional and alternate videos for 9.7

    09/18/15 Friday Chapter 9
    In class: Whole class problem solving 9.7.
    Homework:
  • Work on problems in section 9.7

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    09/21/15 Monday Chapter 9
    In class: Small group work. (ch. 9 supplemental worksheet)
    Homework:
  • Finish work on 9.7.

    09/23/15 Wednesday Chapter 9
    In class: Whole class discussion: generating equations from graphs.
    Homework:
  • Student choice based on personal needs: (ch. 9 supplemental worksheet) fill in gaps by doing more problems, watch more videos, work on advanced problems, read wikipedia articles, etc. Be sure to DOCUMENT learning.

    09/24/15 Thursday Chapter 9
    In class: Whole class discussion: alternative definitions for the conic sections.
    Homework:
  • Student choice based on personal needs: (ch. 9 supplemental worksheet) fill in gaps by doing more problems, watch more videos, work on advanced problems, read wikipedia articles, etc. Be sure to DOCUMENT learning.

    09/25/15 Friday Chapter 9
    In class: To be determined by student interests and needs.

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    10/05/15 Monday Chapter 13
    In class: Hands-on investigation: Right Triangles and Ratios,
    (Link to Spreadsheet)
    Homework:
  • Read section 13.1
  • Watch the following videos:
    Trigonometry Identifying Sides 05:23 otjinenemath
    Trigonometry Functions Introduction 09:14 otjinenemath
    Trigonometry Functions Reciprocals 04:35 otjinenemath
  • Start problems in section 13.1
  • Additional and alternate videos for 13.1

    10/07/15 Wednesday Chapter 13
    In class: Whole class selected problem solving 13.1
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in 13.1
  • Read section 13.2
  • Watch the following videos:
    Angles Introduction 07:45 otjinenemath
    Finding Co-terminal Angles 05:18 otjinenemath
    Converting Degrees to Radians 10:14 otjinenemath
    Length of a Circular Arc 01:26 otjinenemath
    Area of a Circular Sector 01:49 otjinenemath
  • Start problems in section 13.2
  • Additional and alternate videos for 13.2

    10/08/15 Thursday Chapter 13
    In class: Whole class discussion: Why 360°? Why 2π? Small group work.
    Homework:
  • Work problems in 13.2
  • Work on Unit Circle Trainer

    10/09/15 Friday Chapter 13
    In class: Small group work. (ch. 13 supplemental worksheet)
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in 13.2
  • Read 13.3
  • Watch the following videos:
    Lessons Reference Angles 06:24 otjinenemath
    The Unit Circle 10:27 otjinenemath
  • Start problems in 13.3
  • Additional and alternate videos for 13.3

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    10/12/15 Monday Chapter 13
    In class: Whole class activity: Unit Circle madness.
    Homework:
  • Work on problems in 13.3

    10/14/15 Wednesday Chapter 13
    In class: Small group work 13.3. (ch. 13 supplemental worksheet)
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in 13.3
  • Read section 13.4
  • Watch the following videos:
    The Inverse Sine Function 03:53 Brightstorm2
    The Inverse Cosine Function 02:55 Brightstorm2
    The Inverse Tangent Function 04:26 Brightstorm2
  • Start problems in section 13.4
  • Additional and alternate videos for 13.4

    10/15/15 Thursday Chapter 13
    In class: Whole class activity: graphing inverse trig functions. Small group work.
    Homework:
  • Work on problems in section 13.4

    10/16/15 Friday Chapter 13
    In class: Whole class questions. Intro to 13.5 and 13.6
    Homework:
  • Finish problems 13.4
  • Read section 13.5
  • Watch the following videos:
    Law of Sines 10:59 otjinenemath
    Law of Sines Part 2 10:40 otjinenemath
    Law of Sines No Solution Acute Angle Given 05:22 otjinenemath
    Law of Sines Two Solutions Case 07:05 otjinenemath
    Law of Sines Two Solutions Case Part 2 06:40 otjinenemath
    Law of Sines Area Formula 02:29 otjinenemath
  • Start problems in section 13.5
  • Additional and alternate videos for 13.5

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    10/19/15 Monday Chapter 13
    In class: Whole class discussion: SASASA, what information do we need to solve a triangle? How to prove the law of sines? SSA mayhem! Teacher selected problem solving.
    Homework:
  • Work problems in section 13.5

    10/21/15 Wednesday Chapter 13
    In class: Small group work. (ch. 13 supplemental worksheet)
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in section 13.5
  • Read section 13.6
  • Watch the following videos:
    Law of Cosine 07:06 otjinenemath
    Law of Cosine SSS 04:53 otjinenemath
  • Start work in section 13.6
  • Additional and alternate videos for 13.6

    10/22/15 Thursday Chapter 13
    In class: Hands-on activity SSS triangles. Whole class questions.
    Homework:
  • Work problems in section 13.6

    10/23/15 Friday Chapter 13
    In class: Small group work. (ch. 13 supplemental worksheet)
    Homework:
  • Finish chapter 13. (ch. 13 supplemental worksheet)

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    10/26/15 Monday Chapter 14
    In class: Whole class Unit Circle Review, building sine and cosine graphs from the Unit Circle.
    Homework:
  • Look at the following Wolfram.com demonstrations (plug-in download required).
    http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/RelationshipOfSineAndCosineToTheUnitCircle/
    http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/PlottingASineOrCosineWave/
    http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/SineCosineTangentAndTheUnitCircle/
  • Read section 14.1
  • Watch the following videos:
    Sine Graph 12:18 otjinenemath
    Cosine Graph 05:24 otjinenemath
    Tangent Graph 08:28 otjinenemath
    Sine Graph Amplitude 05:52 otjinenemath
    Sine Graph Periodic Change 07:34 otjinenemath
    Introduction to Trigonometric Graphs 04:12 otjinenemath
  • Start work in section 14.1
  • Additional and alternate videos for 14.1

    10/28/15 Wednesday Chapter 14
    In class: Whole class building tangent graphs from the Unit Circle. Building graphs of sec, csc, cot.
    Homework:
  • Work problems in section 14.1
  • Read section 14.2
  • Look at the following Wolfram.com demonstrations.
    http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/GraphsOfTheSixTrigonometricFunctions/
    http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/SinCosFunctionGame/
  • Watch the following videos:
    Sine Graph Vertical Shift 05:39 otjinenemath
    Sine Graph Phase Shift 06:31 otjinenemath
    Sine Graph Multiple Changes 08:09 otjinenemath
  • Start work in section 14.2
  • Additional and alternate videos for 14.2

    10/29/15 Thursday Chapter 14
    In class: Shifting and stretching sine and cosine graphs. Preview Big Wheel Assignment.
    Homework:
  • Bring Slalom skis to next class!
  • Preview the November Assignment. (Link to Spreadsheet)
  • Catch up on overflow from previous homework.
  • 14.2

    10/30/15 Friday
    In class: Measure slalom skis (take data for
    November Assignment part 1) (Link to Spreadsheet).
    Preview polar graphing.
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in section 14.2
  • Complete the November Assignment. (Link to Spreadsheet)
  • Work on (ch. 14 supplemental worksheet) if you want to do more.

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    11/30/15 Monday Chapter 14
    In class: Discussion of November Assignment results. Remember the
    Big Wheel Assignment.
    Homework:
  • Read section 14.3
  • Watch the following videos:
    Formulas for Negatives 03:12 otjinenemath
    Pythagorean Identities 05:15 otjinenemath
  • Start work in section 14.3
  • Additional and alternate videos for 14.3

    12/02/15 Wednesday Chapter 14
    In class: Basic Trigonometric Identities
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in section 14.3
  • Read section 14.4
  • Watch the following videos:
    Trigonometry - Solving Trigonometric Equations 03:58 Brightstorm2
    Trigonometric Equations that Require Factoring 05:07 Brightstorm2
  • Start work in section 14.4
  • Additional and alternate videos for 14.4

    12/04/15 Friday Chapter 14
    In class: Solving Trigonometric Equations.
    Homework:
  • Finish work in section 14.4
  • Read section 14.5
  • Watch the following video:
    Find an Equation for the Sine or Cosine Wave 03:03 Brightstorm2
  • Start problems in 14.5
  • Remember there's also the ch. 14 supplemental worksheet
  • Additional and alternate videos for 14.5

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    12/07/15 Monday Chapter 14
    In class: Trigonometric graph recognition (shifting and stretching day 2).
    Remember the Big Wheel Assignment.
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in 14.5
  • Carefully study and understand the following demonstrations:
    http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/DissectionProofOfTheAdditionFormulaForSines/
    http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/AdditionFormulaForSine/
    http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/DifferenceFormulaForCosine/
    http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ProofOfTheDifferenceFormulaForSineAnd...ulaFor/
  • Watch the following videos:
    Sum and Difference Formulas Sine Case 04:17 otjinenemath
    Sum and Difference Formulas Cosine Case 09:24 otjinenemath
    Sum and Difference Formulas Tangent Case 06:32 otjinenemath
  • Start work in section 14.6
  • Additional and alternate videos for 14.6

    12/09/15 Wednesday Chapter 14
    In class: Proving the sum and difference formulas for sine and cosine.
    Homework:
  • Watch the following videos:
    Sum and Difference Formulas for Sine and Cosine
  • Catch up on overflow from previous homework.
  • Work problems in 14.6

    12/11/15 Friday Chapter 14
    In class: Small group work.
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in section 14.6
  • Read section 14.7
  • Watch the following videos:
    Double Angle Formulas 04:15 otjinenemath
    Half Angle Formulas 02:00 otjinenemath
    Half Angle Formulas Part 2 04:08 otjinenemath
  • Start work in section 14.7
  • Additional and alternate videos for 14.7
  • Remember there's also the ch. 14 supplemental worksheet

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    12/14/15 Monday Chapter 14
    In class: Deriving the double angle formulas for sine and cosine, deriving sum and difference formula for tan.
    Homework:
  • Catch up on overflow from previous homework assignments.
  • 14.7
  • Remember the Big Wheel Assignment.

    12/16/15 Wednesday Chapter 14
    In class: Deriving half-angle formulas, chapter review.
    Homework:
  • Finish all work for chapter 14.
  • Remember there's also the Big Wheel Assignment and the ch. 14 supplemental worksheet.

    xxx Chapter 14
    In class: Small Group Work
    Homework:
  • Finish all work for chapter 14.
  • Remember there's also the Big Wheel Assignment and the ch. 14 supplemental worksheet.

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    12/28/15 Monday Chapter 10
    In class: Camelot Lindower versus BMA boys, minimal clothing selectionwithout repeats; Whole class problem solving.
    Homework:
  • Read section 10.1
  • Watch the following video:
    Permutations (06:22)
  • Start problems in 10.1
  • Additional and alternate videos for 10.1

    12/30/15 Wednesday Chapter 10
    In class: Small group work.
    Homework:
  • Finish work in section 10.1
  • Read section 10.2
  • Watch the following videos
    Combinations (03:40)
    Binomial Theorem (10:35)
    Binomial Theorem Part 2 (05:53)
  • Start problems in section 10.2
  • Additional and alternate videos for 10.2

    01/01/16 Friday Chapter 10
    In class: (a + b)(a + b)(a + b) take one symbol from each parentheses, how many different combos can you get? How about (3x - 2y^2)^3; Whole class problem solving.
    Homework:
  • Work problems in section 10.2

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    01/04/16 Monday Chapter 10
    In class: Small group work.
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in section 10.2
  • Read section 10.3
  • Watch the following video:
    Permutations and Probability (04:02)
  • Start work in section 10.3
  • Additional and alternate videos for 10.3

    01/06/16 Wednesday Chapter 10
    In class: Experimental probability versus theoretical probability + preview of statistics.
    (6 coin toss), (Link to Spreadsheet)
    Homework:
  • Work problems in section 10.3

    01/08/16 Friday Chapter 10
    In class: Whole class problem solving.
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in 10.3
  • Read section 10.4
  • Watch the following videos:
    Probability of Multiple Events (03:59)
    Using the Complement to Calculate Probability (03:13)
  • Start problems in 10.4
  • Additional and alternate videos for 10.4

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    01/11/16 Monday Chapter 10
    In class: Whole class problem solving in 10.4.
    Homework:
  • Work problems in section 10.4

    01/13/16 Wednesday Chapter 10
    In class: Small group work.
    Homework:
  • Finish work in section 10.4
  • Read section 10.5
  • Watch the following videos:
    Probability of Independent Events (02:37)
    Probability of Dependent Events (03:06)
    Conditional Probability (02:05)
  • Preview for tomorrow's class: Conditional Probability, drinking and smoking pot (Link to download data)
  • Start work in section 10.5
  • Additional and alternate videos for 10.5

    01/15/16 Friday Chapter 10
    In class: Conditional Probability, drinking and smoking pot (Link to download data)
    Homework:
  • Work problems in section 10.5

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    01/18/16 Monday Chapter 10
    In class: Small group work.
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in 10.5.
  • Read section 10.6
  • Watch the following videos:
    Computing Binomial Probabilities (07:49)
    Binomial distribution (01:25)
    binomial distribution on excel (04:23)
  • Start work in section 10.6
  • Additional and alternate videos for 10.6

    01/20/16 Wednesday Chapter 10
    In class: Whole class problem solving 10.6
    Homework:
  • Work problems in section 10.6

    01/22/16 Friday Chapter 10
    In class: Small group work.
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in chapter 10.
  • Read section 12.1
  • Watch the following videos:
    Introduction to Sequences (01:52)
    Series and Summation Notation (01:59)
  • Start work in section 12.1
  • Additional and alternate videos for 12.1

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    01/25/16 Monday Chapter 12
    In class: Whole class problem solving 12.1.
    Homework:
  • Work problems in section 12.1

    01/27/16 Wednesday Chapter 12
    In class: Small group work.
    Homework:
  • Finish work in section 12.1
  • Read section 12.2
  • Watch the following videos:
    Arithmetic Sequences (07:10)
    Arithmetic Sequences Part 2 (05:10)
    Arithmetic Sequences Finding Means (06:06)
  • Start work in section 12.2
  • Additional and alternate videos for 12.2

    01/29/16 Friday Chapter 12
    In class: Whole class problem solving 12.2
    Homework:
  • Work problems in section 12.2

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    02/01/16 Monday Chapter 12
    In class: Small group work.
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in section 12.2
  • Read section 12.3
  • Watch the following videos:
    Geometric Sequences (04:40)
    Geometric Sequences Part 2 (05:10)
    Geometric Sequences Finding Means (04:06)
  • Start problems in section 12.3
  • Additional and alternate videos for 12.3

    02/03/16 Wednesday Chapter 12
    In class: Bouncing balls, cutting or folding paper in half, radioactive half-lives.
    Homework:
  • Work problems in section 12.3

    02/05/16 Friday Chapter 12
    In class: Small group work.
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in section 12.3
  • Read section 12.4
  • Watch the following videos:
    Infinite Geometric Series (06:24)
    Infinite Geometric Series Part 2 (02:31)
  • Start problems in section 12.4
  • Additional and alternate videos for 12.4

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    02/08/16 Monday Chapter 12
    In class: Whole class questions.
    Homework:
  • Work problems in section 12.4

    02/10/16 Wednesday Chapter 12
    In class: Small group work.
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in section 12.4
  • Read section 12.5
  • Watch the following videos:
    Recursive Sequences (02:17)
    Recursive Sequences Part 2 (05:10)
  • Start problems in section 12.5
  • Additional and alternate videos for 12.5

    02/12/16 Friday Chapter 12
    In class: Geometric series in investing: START EARLY!
    Homework:
  • Finish problems in section 12.5

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    02/22/16 Monday Classifying Numbers, closure under various operations.
    In class: Whole class discussion: why do we need Naturals, Integers, Imaginaries, etcetera?
    Homework:
  • Watch the Classifying Numbers video.
  • Complete MidWinter Worksheet A.

    02/24/16 Wednesday Rational and Irrational Numbers
    In class: The square-root of 2? Repeating decimals? The billionths digit of pi?
    Homework:
  • Watch the following video:
    How to Count to Infinity
  • Complete MidWinter Worksheet B.
  • Read Lial et. al. Section 8.5
  • Read Lial et. al. Section 8.6

    02/26/16 Friday Complex Numbers
    In class: Complex conjugates, graphing in the complex plane, DeMoivre'stheorem.
    Homework:
  • Complete MidWinter Worksheet C.
  • Watch the following videos:
    Taylor Series for the Natural Exponential: f(x)=exp(x)
    Taylor Series for Sine: f(x)=sin(x)
    Taylor Series for Cosine: f(x)=cos(x)
    Euler's Formula Proof (Taylor Series)
    Convert a Complex Number in Cartesian Form to Exponential Form

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    02/29/16 Monday Complex Exponentials
    In class: Euler's Theorem
    Homework:
  • Complete MidWinter Worksheet D.
  • Watch the following videos:
    How to add vectors graphically
    How to subtract vectors graphically

    03/02/16 Wednesday Vectors
    In class: Vectors from the view of a mathematician, adding and subtracting.
    Homework:
  • Complete MidWinter Worksheet E.
  • Read The Scalar Product (9.4)
  • Read The Vector Product (9.5)
  • Watch the following videos:
    Dot product component form
    Geometric version of dot product
    Relation of component and geometric forms of dot product
    Vector Product
    Cross Product Example 1
    Cross Product Example 2

    03/04/16 Friday Vectors
    In class: Multiplying vectors: scalar product and vector product.
    Homework:
  • Complete MidWinter Worksheet F.
  • Watch the following video:
    Angle between two planes

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    03/07/16 Monday Vectors
    In class: Angle between two vectors in 2D, 3D and 4D.
    Homework:
  • Complete MidWinter Worksheet G.
  • Read Matrix Multiplication (7.2)
  • Watch the following video:
    Mutiplying matrices
  • Look at, but don't be scared by: Spinors in three dimensions

    03/09/16 Wednesday Vectors
    In class: "Spinors" --> 3D Vector --> 2x2 matrix, are closed under what functions?
    Homework:
  • Complete MidWinter Worksheet H.
    (This might be helpful: Spinors in three dimensions)
  • Do you best on the Graph Sketching Worksheet Day 1.

    03/11/16 Friday Connecting Graphs With Equations
    In class: Small group comparison on graph sketching worksheet, Whole class sharing, start looking at mugshots.
    Homework:
  • Work on Graph Sketching Worksheet Day 2.

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    03/14/16 Monday Connecting Graphs With Equations
    In class: Whole class discussion, finish any mugshots, look at reflections, talk about inverses, start on shifts.
    Homework:
  • Work on Graph Sketching Worksheet Day 3.

    03/16/16 Wednesday Connecting Graphs With Equations
    In class: Sharing student generated graphs.
    Homework:
  • Get caught up on homework.
  • Look at Real World Graphs. Choose one of the graphs and write something interesting about it.

    03/18/16 Friday Connecting Graphs with Equations
    In class: Sharing student generated graphs. Rational expressions, polynomials.
    Homework:
  • Get caught up on homework.

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    03/21/16 Monday Calculus: Derivatives
    In class: Theory behind derivatives.
    Homework:
  • Watch the following videos:
    A: Finding the slope of a curved line
    B: Definition of the derivative
    C: Developing the power rule for taking derivatives
  • Complete PreCalculus Calculus Worksheet A

    03/23/16 Wednesday Calculus: Derivatives
    In class: Basic rules and tricks of derivatives.
    Homework:
  • Watch the following videos:
    G: Comparing graphs of functions and their derivatives
  • Complete PreCalculus Calculus Worksheet B

    03/25/16 Friday Calculus: Derivatives
    In class: Connecting graphs of functions with graphs of the derivatives
    Homework:
  • Complete PreCalculus Calculus Worksheet C
  • Watch the following video:
    A: Introduction to Integration and the Integral

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    03/28/16 Monday Calculus: Integrals
    In class: Theory behind integrals
    Homework:
  • Watch the following video:
    F: Preview of tricks and rules of integration
  • Complete PreCalculus Calculus Worksheet D

    03/30/16 Wednesday Calculus: Integrals
    In class: Basic rules and trick of integrals.
    Homework: TBA in class.
  • Watch the following video:
    G: Area under a curve manually with paper and scissors
  • Complete PreCalculus Calculus Worksheet E
  • Preview PreCalculus Calculus Worksheet F

    04/01/16 Friday Calculus: Integrals
    In class: Area under the curve with calculus and with paper, scissors and scale.
    Homework: Come back from April Break all caught up in PreCalculus. (or with just a few questions.)

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    04/18/16 Monday
    Alien Addition Writing Assignment
    In Class: Introduction to the activity, start work, take notes as you go.
    Homework:
  • Write up your class notes as more formal journal entries.

    04/20/16 Wednesday Alien Addition Writing Assignment
    In Class: Continue to figure out the Alien Addition worksheet.
    Homework:
  • Continue to write up notes as formal journal entries.

    04/21/16 Thursday Alien Addition Writing Assignment
    In Class: Probably wrap-up of figuring things out, transition to looking at the process.
    Homework:
  • Wrap up journaling.
  • Make a list of everything that you need to include in a paper about this activity.

    04/22/16 Friday Alien Addition Writing Assignment
    In Class: Come up with a list of what needs to be in a paper. Start an outline.
    Homework:
  • Write an outline for your paper. Start working on a first draft.

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    UndergradWritingExample1.pdf
    UndergradWritingExample2.pdf
    UndergradWritingExample3.pdf

    04/25/16 Monday Alien Addition Writing Assignment
    In Class: Discussion about what should be in a paper, working on first drafts.
    Homework:
  • Come to next class with a first draft written!

    04/27/16 Wednesday Alien Addition Writing Assignment
    In Class: Peer sharing and discussion of first drafts.
    Homework:
  • Come to next class with a second draft written.
  • Group A should have a draft ready to hand in to DI.

    04/28/16 Thursday Alien Addition Writing Assignment
    In Class: Group A hands drafts to DI. Everybody continues the drafting process.
    Homework:
  • Continue to revise paper.
  • Group B should have a draft ready to hand in to DI.

    04/29/16 Friday Alien Addition Writing Assignment
    In Class: Group B hands drafts to DI. Group A meets with DI. Continue editing otherwise.
    Homework:
  • Continue to revise paper.
  • Group C should have a draft ready to hand in to DI.

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    05/02/16 Monday Alien Addition Writing Assignment
    In Class: Group C hands drafts to DI. Group B meets with DI. Continue editing otherwise.
    Homework:
  • Keep improving.

    05/04/16 Wednesday Alien Addition Writing Assignment
    In Class: Group C meets with DI. Continue editing otherwise.
    Homework:
  • Prepare penultimate draft for final round of peer editing.

    05/05/16 Thursday Alien Addition Writing Assignment
    In Class: Final peer edits.
    Homework:
  • Write final draft of paper.

    05/06/16 Friday Chapter 11
    In Class: Weighing dinner plates and potatoes.Link To Google Spreadsheet
    Homework:
  • Obtain beaker data for the Normal Distribution Lab
  • Start work on the Normal Distribution Lab
  • Read section 11.1
  • Start problems in 11.1

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    05/09/16 Monday Chapter 11
    In class: mean and standard deviation, median and quartiles, box and whisker plots.
    Homework:
  • Finish work on the Normal Distribution Lab
  • Finish work on section 11.1

    05/11/16 Wednesday Chapter 11
    In class: Calculating standard deviation manually versus using a formula, population versus
    sample deviation.
    Homework:
  • Work on Median Quartile Lab
  • Read section 11.2
  • Start work in section 11.2

    05/12/16 Thursday Chapter 11
    In class: Z-scores, area under the curve, numerical integration.
    Homework:
  • Finish Median Quartile Lab
  • Finish work in Section 11.2

    05/13/16 Friday Chapter 11
    In class: 5-sigma and the search for the Higgs Boson (minute physics).
    Great Tevatron Graphic.
    Homework:
  • Start work on Correlation Lab (Link to data)
  • Read section 11.3
  • Start work in section 11.3

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    05/16/16 Monday Chapter 11
    In class: Taking correlation data: mass of water versus volume, mass of water versus temperature, graphing data, introducing correlation. Link To Google Spreadsheet
    Homework:
  • Finish Correlation Lab (Link to data)
  • Finish work in section 11.3

    05/18/16 Wednesday Chapter 11
    In class: Correlation.
    Homework:
  • Start work on How To Do Statistics By Hand
  • Read section 11.4
  • Start work in section 11.4

    05/19/16 Thursday Chapter 11
    In class: Correlation continued, best fit to a linear relation.
    Homework:
  • Finish How To Do Statistics By Hand.
  • Finish work in section 11.4

    05/20/16 Friday Chapter 11
    In class: Measuring length versus mass for potatoes and steel balls
    Homework:
  • Read section 11.5
  • Start work in section 11.5

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    05/23/16 Monday Chapter 11
    In class: Developing mathematical relationships based on correlations.
    Homework:
  • Finish work in section 11.5

    05/25/16 Wednesday Chapter 11
    In class: Wrapping up any remaining work in Statistics
    Homework:
  • Wrap up all work for the year.

    05/26/16 Thursday
    05/27/16 Friday

    05/31/16 Tuesday
    06/02/16 Thursday