Welcome to Algebra 1 FALL semester!


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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 8 - October 2, 2017

Essential questions:

How are the recursive formulas for geometric sequences and arithmetic sequences alike? different?

How are the explicit formulas for  geometric sequences and arithmetic sequences alike? different?

Notes/Classwork

Review of geometric sequence work from pages 22-23.

Review of terms: geometric sequence, arithmetic sequence, recursive formula and explicit formula

Work on problems #10-13 on pages 23-24

Homework

  • Module 1 lesson 1.5, page 24 #14
  • Prepare for quiz. Problems will be like problems on pages 22-24 AND you will need to explain geometric sequence, arithmetic sequence, recursive formula and explicit formula
  • Yes, you may use a 3"x5" notecard of notes for the test in exchange 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 7 - September 27, 2017

 Essential questions:

 How are the recursive formulas for geometric sequences and arithmetic sequences alike? different?

How are the explicit formulas for  geometric sequences and arithmetic sequences alike? different?

Notes/Classwork

 Review of recursive formulas, geometric sequences, arithmetic sequences, explicit formulas 

Page 22-23 #5-9

Homework

 Module 1 lesson 1.5, pages 22-23 one problem as starred by teacher or bridge

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 6 - September 25, 2017

Essential questions:

How are the recursive formulas for geometric and arithmetic sequences alike? How are they different?

 How are the explicit formulas for geometric and arithmetic sequences alike? How are they different?
 

Notes/Classwork

Lesson 1.5 Don't Break the Chain

Homework

Module 1 lesson 1.5 complete questions 1-3

I am sorry the solutions are not online at this point due to technical difficulties. (NOTE: They will be online by 10/2/17 at the end of the day.) 

 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

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 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

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 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

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.