Parent Letter for Unit 3 Solving quadratics
October 28: Factoring by GCF Work problems in class. Homework is to watch video on Factoring by Grouping writing down the problems in the video, and finishing any problems on the worksheet from class.
October 29: Factoring by grouping. Watched video on Factoring by grouping. Worked examples and then started practice worksheet. Homework is to finish worksheet on factoring by grouping. We will watch the video together tomorrow in class for our next type of factoring.
October 30: Factoring Trinomials when a=1. Worked examples and started practice worksheet. Homework is ODD problems on Factoring Trinomials when a=1 worksheet. Remember to bring headphones for SMI test Nov. 4th and 5th.
November 2: Discussed SMI test that will be taken on Wed. the 4th and Thurs. 5th if needed. Started factoring trinomials when leading coefficient is not 1. Started worksheet to practice factoring trinomials when a does not =1. Homework is 1,4,7,10,13,16,19 on the worksheet (just the 1st column)
November 3: Continued to work on factoring trinomials. Homework is 3rd column of worksheet that was handed out in class.
November 4: Took the SMI test in computer lab.
November 5: Finished taking the SMI test in computer lab. Worked on First in Math
November 6: Factoring Difference of Squares. Worksheet started in class and to finish for homework.
November 9: Review for quiz tomorrow on factoring. Worksheet started in class and to finish for homework.
November 10: Took Quiz on factoring quadratics. Solving quadratic equations by factoring. Worksheet odd problems.
November 11: Worked some more on solving quadratics by factoring by working the even problems. Evaluating the Discriminant. Worksheet with 9 problems was started in class and is to be finished for homework.
November 12: Solved quadratics by using the quadratic formula. Worksheet started in class to be finished as homework.
November 13: Continued solving quadratics by using the quadratic formula. Worksheet started in class to be finished as homework. Unit 3A test Friday Nov. 20th.
November 16: Complete the square notes homework is to finish practice problems on notes. During class students worked in groups to continue working on solving quadratic equations using the different methods of factoring, quadratic formula, and completing the square.
November 17: More practice on solving by completing the square. Unit 3a Test Friday.
November 18: Reviewed completing the square on white boards and then took a pop quiz on solving quadratic equations. Homework worksheet practice all types of solving quadratic equations- even problems. Unit 3a Test Friday.
November 19: Handed back quizzes and allowed students opportunity to retake the quiz for a grade no higher than 90. Homework is Study guide to review for Unit 3 test tomorrow.
November 20: Unit 3a Test. Enjoy the Break!!!
November 30: Introduced graphing quadratics in standard form. Homework is problems 1-4 on worksheet
December 1: Introduced graphing quadratics in vertex from. Homework is problems 1-10 on worksheet.
December 2: Introduced Characteristics of quadratic functions. Homework is worksheet 1-6
December 3: Introduced Rate of Change. Homework is worksheet to continue working on graphing, characteristics of quadratics, and rate of change to review for quiz tomorrow.
Unit 3 Test next week
Final Exam December 17.
December 4: Took Unit 3b quiz. Use graphing calculators to find vertex and zeros of quadratic equations. Homework is worksheet reviewing factoring and solving quadratics by factoring EVENS.
December 7: Converted quadratic functions from standard to vertex and vertex to standard. Finished quiz. Homework was worksheet on area using quadratics. All of Unit 3 Test Friday
December 8: Class work on applications of quadratics. Scavenger Hunt of problems applications with quadratic functions. Homework is worksheet reviewing factoring.
December 9: More practice with applications. Review for Test Friday.
December 10: Review for test tomorrow.
December 11: All of unit 3 quadratics Test .