**Welcome to Algebra 1 FALL semester!**

*** ANNOUNCEMENTS ***

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Class meets in portable F

My email is townbey@tacoma.k12.wa.us

What can you do to get more support?

- There's after school tutoring in portable F. Make an appointment until there is a confirmed schedule.
- Come to class early (or stay late) to ask questions or to make sure your Algebra Journal is updated and that you have all the materials you need
- You can also use Khan Academy for additional practice for most skills. Link yourself to my Algebra 1/2 class using the coach code of TA8DAY

Star Points

**How to Earn**- homework = 100 points
- 1/2 homework = 50 points
- journal check on review day = 100 points (must be present in class to earn)
- Khan academy video https://www.khanacademy.org/ and complete problem set =(about) 100 points
- Link to Khan academy coach code: TA8DAY
**How to Spend**- 3"x5" notecard for use on test = 100 points
- Retake of test = 500 points

**Daily Log**

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**Module 1 - Sequences**

**You will be provided a Module 1 packet in class. However, if you lose yours or you want an electronic copy, you can download the packet. **

**TO DOWNLOAD MODULE 1 PACKET:**

http://www.mathematicsvisionproject.org/uploads/1/1/6/3/11636986/a1_mod1_se_82017f.pdf

**Day 6 - September 25, 2017**

**Essential questions:**

**Notes/Classwork**

Lesson 1.5 Don't Break the Chain

Begin problems 5-14 on pages 22-234

**Homework**

Module 1 lesson 1.5, pages 22-24 #5-14 (finish what wasn't done in class) AND study for quiz. Problems will be like this homework assignment. Yes, you can use a notecard for 100 star points.

REMEMBER: The solutions to these problems is in the document section of this website. You are expected to do one problem from each group and then check your answers. If they were wrong, do your best to figure out why and attempt another problem. Come to class prepared to ask questions.

**Day 5 - September 20, 2017**

**Essential questions:**

How are explicit formulas different than recursive formulas?

What are the advantages of using an explicit formula versus a recursive formula?

**Notes/Classwork**

Review of recursive and explicit functions from lesson 1.3

Notes on arithmetic vs geometric sequences

Lesson 1.4 -Scott's Push-Ups

**Homework**

Module 1 lesson 1.4, pages 17-18 #9-11 (choose 1 problem) AND #12-17

REMEMBER: The solutions to these problems is in the document section of this website. You are expected to do one problem from each group and then check your answers. If they were wrong, do your best to figure out why and attempt another problem. Come to class prepared to ask questions.

**Day 4 - September 18, 2017**

**Learning Target**

Students will generate mathematical expressions given predictable geometric visual pattern.

Students will use both recursive and explicit functions

**Notes/Classwork**

Function Notation page 8

Lesson 1.3 Growing, Growing Dots pages 11 and 12

Notes on recursive and explicit functions

**Homework**

Module 1 lesson 1.3, pages 13-14 #7-12 (choose 3 problems) AND #13-16 (choose 1 problem)

REMEMBER: The solutions to these problems is in the document section of this website. You are expected to do one problem from each group and then check your answers. If they were wrong, do your best to figure out why and attempt another problem. Come to class prepared to ask questions.

**Day 3 - September 13, 2017**

**Learning Target**

Students will generate mathematical expressions given predictable visual pattern.

Students will use function notation and find outputs given inputs.

**Notes/Classwork**

Lesson 1.2 Growing Dots

page 3 - checking for solutions and given inputs find outputs

**Homework**

Module 1 lesson 1.2, Complete all problems #9-12 on page 8

**Day 2 - September 11, 2017**

**Learning Target**

Students will generate mathematical expressions given predictable visual pattern.

**Notes/Classwork**

Checkerboard support sheet (given in class and it is in the document section too)

Module 1 lesson 1.1 Checkerboard Borders pages 2

**Homework**

Module 1 lesson 1.1, Complete all problems #9-16 on page 4 and 5

**Day 1 - September 6, 2017**

**Learning Target**

Students will generate mathematical expressions given predictable visual pattern.

**Notes/Classwork**

Module 1 lesson 1.1 Checkerboard Borders pages 1 and begin page 2

**Homework**

Module 1 lesson 1.1, One problem from #9-12 and One problem from #13-16