Unit 6 – Exponential Functions and Applications

Overview This unit will be focusing on exponential functions. We will start by reviewing exponent rules, looking at rational exponents (exponents that have fraction exponents), then we will use function notation to make data tables and graph those. There are MANY applications to exponents, many used in everyday life. We will explore how to create exponential expressions based on contexts Read More …

Algebra 2 – Unit 4 – Rational & Radical Expressions

Tutorial Video The videos above may be helpful, but you might be looking for class activities. Day 1 Special Types of Ones Day 1 Extra Practice Day 2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions Day 2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions (extra Practice There are several pieces of information that need to come together to find success at simplifying rational expressions. Read More …

Winter Break Project (Optional)

This project is completely optional and is recommended only for students who have a 1, 2 or 3 currently for the standard F.IF.8. In an effort to improve student understanding and provide an additional opportunity for students to show what they know, this standard is for you. The Water Balloon Contest Project (CLICK HERE) DUE: No later than January 12, 2018 Read More …

A Guide to Completing The Square (the big idea)

Completing the square is one of the most vital ways for Algebra 2 students to identify the vertex of a function (this likely means the maximum or the minimum of the graph). We will need to use completing the square to convert standard form functions to vertex form. This will be another tool that can help us graph functions and Read More …

Algebra 2 – Unit 3.5 – Factoring & Graphing Forms

Topics: A.SSE.2 – Use structures of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. A.SSE.3 – Factor to identify the roots or complete the square to solve for roots of a quadratic function. A.APR.6 – Divide Polynomials using the Tabular Method or Long Division. A.REI.4 – Solve quadratic equations in one variable. F.IF.7 – Graph functions expressed symbolically and identify Read More …

Algebra 2 – Unit 3 – Polynomial Functions

Topics: A.SSE.1 – Interpret parts of an expression such as term, factor, and coefficient. A.SSE.2 – Use the structure of an expression to rewrite them into equivalent forms (factoring, dividing, multiplying polynomials). A.APR.1 – Add, Subtract & Multiply Polynomials A.APR.2 – Apply the Remainder Theorem (rewrite division problems as multiplication problems plus the remainder). Videos:   Class Resources: Adding and Read More …

Algebra 2 – Unit 1 – Understanding Functions

Topics: F.IF.6 – Average Rate of Change A.CED.3 – Systems of equations and inequalities A.REI.11 – Using function notation and determining the meaning of f(x) = g(x) Videos: Average Rate of Change: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/algebra-functions/functions-average-rate-of-change/v/introduction-to-average-rate-of-change https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/algebra-functions/functions-average-rate-of-change/v/average-rate-of-change-example-3 https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/algebra-functions/functions-average-rate-of-change/v/average-rate-of-change-when-function-defined-by-equation Inequalities and Systems: Step-by-Step Example (written) Graphing Inequalities (Video 1) Graphing Inequalities (Video 2) Graphing Inequalities (Video 3) Graphing Systems (Video 1) Graphing Systems (Video Read More …

Algebra 2 – Unit 0 – Setting the Stage & Review

Standards: F.IF.1 – Students understand the basics of functions including input (domain) and output (range). F.IF.2 – Use function notation and evaluate functions using the proper order of operations. See functions in different ways (e.g. tables, graphs, f(x), ordered pairs) Videos: Welcome & Classroom Norms Review working with variables, how to work with variables when adding and multiplying. Class Resources: Read More …