04/29 Classwork & Homework
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lessons-Part 1:      See if the people at your table can do the following...

    Copy the following problems.  ...then find f(x), g(x), or h(x)  where  x = 7.

 [1.]    f(x) =  3x + 5                  

 [2.]    g(x) =  -25 + 4x

 [3.]    h(x) =  -10 + 3[2 + (-5x)]

Classwork:  Continued taking notes on "function notation", constructing tables from functions, and deriving functions, expressed algebraically, from given tables. Today we also explored "arithmetc sequences", looking for patterns, and worked on "Working Backward" handout [Transparency Master 4]  page 30, in class, deriving functions from visual depictions of the arithmetic sequences.

Turned-in:   Math With Pizzazz worksheet (Pages 213 & 216) (GREEN-color) - The Page 213 side will be collected and graded; the Page 216 side is EXTRA-CREDIT, and is optional.

Homework:  Complete "Working Backward" handout [Transparency Master 4]  pages 30-31 (page 30 was done in class today)  [ ...available as downloadable PDF document below- On page 31, where it says to draw pictorial representations "on the back", please use a separate pice of paper for these drawings.

  • REMINDER:  At most, homework is designed such that students should spend 30-40 minutes maximum of focused effort on their homework assignments on any night. (*Please note that not all assignments are designed to take 30-40 minutes, that is only the maximum time... most homework assignments should be able to be accomplished in less time.) If an assignment is taking longer than that, students should stop working, and come in with the work, as completed, for class the next day to discuss with the teacher the issues the student may be having that is making it difficult for him/her to complete the assignment.

Notes:   The Linear-Algebra Unit Benchmark Exam has been post-poned, until further notice.


QUIZ -RETAKES:                

  • Students who earned a score of 15 or less on Learning Target quiz #6.2/6.3  -
    • [Re-takes available ONLY thru Friday, May 8]‚Äč
  • Students need to come in outside of class to re-take them.  To re-take a quiz, students should come with their old quiz, and for any problems for which they did not receive full-credit they should have them re-done CORRECTLY on a SEPARATE piece of paper... showing all their work, both what they did wrong initially, and showing how to do it correctly.  This "re-do" of the problems will be their ticket to be able to re-take the LT quiz.


PDF "Working Backward" handout on arithmetic sequences (pages 30-32)   --  "Working Backward" handout on arithmetic sequences (pages 30-32)