Welcome to Algebra 3!

Textbook: www.pearsonsuccessnet.com

Username: sota_alg_3_4

Password: do_math_4ever

Times and locations: 5th and 6th periods at UWT 4th and 8th periods in the Orange Room

Contact: lstout@tacoma.k12.wa.us

My name is Lauren Stout and this is my second year teaching at SOTA. I am so excited to be teaching Algebra 3 again!

It is your responsibility to check the daily log below regularly. You are responsible for completing all material listed for each day before the next class.

**ANGRY BIRDS FINAL DUE DECEMBER 5 (PERIOD 4)/DECEMBER 6 (PERIODS 5,6,8)**

**Late work:** No Unit 1 late work will be accepted after Thanksgiving break. This includes correction to the project.

**Test retake: **Retakes may be scheduled no later than Thursday, December 1. Before doing a retake, student must complete corrections and reflection.

Daily Log

Day 27: Wednesday, December 14/Thursday, December 15

SUMMATIVE

Day 26: Monday, December 12/Tuesday, December 13

Review for Summative

Day 25: Wednesday, December 7/Thursday, December 8

Learning Target: Solving with quadratic formula

Day 24: Monday, December 5/Tuesday, December 6

Learning Target: Solving quadratic equations by completing the square

Day 23: Wednesday, November 30/Thursday, December 1

Learning Target: Factoring when a is not 1; Writing equation in factored form from x-intercepts and a point

- Factoring notes
- Writing factored equation notes
- x-intercepts and factored form worksheet
- Homework: ANGRY BIRDS DUE NEXT CLASS!! Rubric and example available in documents

Day 22: Monday, November 28/Thursday, November 29

Learning Target: Finding x-intercepts from vertex form (principle of square roots) and standard form (factoring)

- Vertex form notes/homework
- Standard form notes/homework
- Homework: Problems on bottom of worksheets (3 per sheet); work on Angry Birds (example problem posted here... this is just an example of setting up one equation. Check the rubric to see what you are expected to turn in)

Day 21: Wednesday, November 16/Thursday, November 17

Learning Target: Given a graph or a vertex and a point, I can write a quadratic equation in vertex form; I can convert form vertex form to standard form

- Warm-Up
- Write an equation for path of basketball
- Unit 2 Packet/Angry Birds work time

Day 20: Monday, November 14/Tuesday, November 15

Learning Target: Given an equation in vertex form, I can describe the graph; Given a parabola, I can write an equation in vertex form

- Go over Unit 2 Packet calculator activity to find the roles of a, h and k in vertex form
- Practice writing an equation in vertex form from a graph (finding a algebraically and graphically)
- Homework: Angry Birds Picture (No math yet) due next class; packet due next class (finished)

Day 19: Wednesday, November 9 (Period 4 Only)

- MVP Task
- Angry Birds work time

Day 18: Monday, November 7/Tuesday, November 8

Properties of Parabolas/Vertex Form

- Graphing calculator activity: pages 7-10 of packet

Day 17: Wednesday, November 2/Thursday, November 3

Introduction to Parabolas

- Practice using graphing calculator to find intercepts and max/min
- Introduction to parabolas (basketball video)
- Homework: packet page 6 (label cover as page 1)

UNIT 1 SUMMATIVE IN-CLASS QUIZ: MONDAY 10/31, TUESDAY 11/1

UNIT 1 SUMMATIVE PROJECT: MONDAY 10/31, TUESDAY 11/1

Day 16: Monday, October 31/Tuesday, November 1

- In-class Unit 1 Summative

Day 15: Wednesday, October 26/Thursday, October 27

- Practice summative quiz (key)
- Extra practice worksheet (key)
- Homework: finish up project; study for summative

Day 14: Tuesday, October 25

Work Day

Day 13: Thursday, October 19

Learning Target: I can identify when a system of equations has no solutions or infinite solutions

- Warm-up: page 18 of packet
- In groups: page 24 of packet

Day 12: Monday, October 17/Tuesday, October 18

Learning Target: I can solve a system of equations in two variables using elimination

- Turn in substitution riddle worksheet
- Solving with elimination demo (more instructions on page 20 of packet... correction: 2 should be -14 in example 1)
- Project work time
- Homework: elimination "did you hear about" worksheet; elimination for project (and work on finishing project)

Day 11: Wednesday, October 12/Thursday, October 13

Learning Target: I can solve a system of equations in two variables using substitution

- Warm-up: #1,3,9 on substitution riddle worksheet
- Solving using substitution continued: using substitution without solving for y in both equations
- Project work time
- Homework: substitution riddle worksheet; substitution for project

Day 10: Monday, October 10/Tuesday, October 11

Learning Target: I can solve a system of equations in two variables using substitution

- Warm-up: get back formative quiz, work on any warm-up attached to quiz and then correct quiz, work on page 15 of packet following example
- Together: correct a few problems from page 15, do #1 on page 16, go over example on page 17 and do number 1 on page 17
- Homework: numbers 2 and 9 on page 17; project: by next class you need to have the rough draft of your story problem and equations solved by graphing (see example)

Day 9: Wednesday, October 5/Thursday, October 6

Learning Targets: I can solve a system of equations in two variables by graphing; I can set an appropriate window and use a graphing calculator to graph lines, find intersections, and find intercepts

- Warm-up: page 11 #1-4
- Together: page 11 story problems
- Formative Quiz (Graphing systems of equations)
- Solving application problems with calculator worksheet
- Homework: finish worksheet and continue working on project (you know how to do pages 1-3 of the booklet and could also work on decorating the cover)

Day 8: Monday, October 3/Tuesday, October 4

Learning Targets: I can solve a system of equations in two variables by graphing; I can set an appropriate window and use a graphing calculator to graph lines, find intersections, and find intercepts

- Warm-up: page 10
- Packet: pages 12-14
- Homework: Write story problem for the project; do at least 2 problems from page 10 without a graphing calculator (not #1,5,9) on graph paper (draw axes, draw/label lines, find solution, check); do #1 and #4 on page 14 (solve using a graphing calculator and include a sketch)

Day 7: Wednesday, September 28/Thursday, September 29

- 9th/10th graders: iReady Testing
- 11th/12th graders: Unit 1 Practice and Project Time

Day 6: Monday, September 26/Tuesday, September 27

Learning Target: I can write a system of equations in two variables given a situation; I can convert a linear equation from standard form to slope-intercept form

- Warm-up:

Beth spent $480 on pairs of pants. Dress pants cost $100 and jeans cost $60. If she bought a total of 6 then how many of each kind did she buy?

1.Write a system of equations in standard form to describe this situation.

2.Rewrite your equations in slope-intercept form. - Packet: pages 8 and 9 in groups
- Introduce project: Instructions/Rubric, Sample Project, Equation Assignment Period 4, 5, 6, 8 (each of you have a unique system)
- Homework: Finish pages 8 and 9; Do #1 under "Your task" for the project

Day 5: Wednesday, September 21/Tuesday, September 22

Learning Target: I can write a system of equations/inequalities given a situation

- Warm-up: page 7 #3
- Went over page 6 as a group; discussed different combinations of cats and dogs; finally, wrote a system of inequalities
- Homework: page 7 #1-2 Meeting: writing 5 combinations for each problem; Exceeding: Meeting plus writing equations/inequalities

Day 4: Monday, September 19/Tuesday, September 20

Algebra 1/2 Review

Learning Targets: I can graph a linear equation in slope-intercept form and standard form; I can convert from standard form to slope-intercept form

- Warm-up: graphing in slope intercept worksheet
- Went over page 5 of the packet as a class
- Homework: page 5 #1-3 (at the bottom)

Day 3: Wednesday, September 14/Thursday, September 15

Algebra 1/2 Review

Learning Target: I can write and graph linear equations in slope-intercept form

- Warm-up: finish page 2 of packet
- Went over page 2 as a class (including what it means to have no solution or infinite solutions)
- Homework:
- pages 3 and 4 of packet
- On separate paper graph: y=2x-1, y=-3x+4, y=-2/5x, y=3/4x-2

Day 2: Monday, September 12/Tuesday, September 13

Algebra 1/2 Review

Learning Target: I can solve a linear equation in one variable

- Warm-up: coordinate picture 1 and picture 2
- Labeled pages of packet #1-25 starting on back of cover
- Went over page 1 and practiced with #1-5 on page 2
- Homework: finish #1-5 on page 2 and coordinate pictures

Day 1: Wednesday, September 7/Thursday, September 8

- "Name Tents": Write your name on a notecard and decorate it so Lauren and your classmates can get to know you.
- Reading: "You Can Grow Your Intelligence"

Following each section, draw a picture on this handout and explain how it represents the main idea of that section. - Chess Challenge: To pay the mathematician who created chess, a king offers him the two rewards. For each reward, decide if the king has enough to pay the mathematician. Justify your answer. Note: you do not need to use complicated math formulas.
- Who I Am: Take some time to do some self-reflection and share a bit about yourself with Lauren and your classmates. We will do a quick show and tell next class.
- Syllabus: read through with your parents and return signed copy next class.
- Homework: Finish up the brain handout, Who I Am activity, and get syllabus signed.