Welcome to Algebra 3. You can find in-class handouts in the documents section or by clicking the links below.

Teacher: Lauren Stout

Location: Period 2 UWT BB107, Periods 4/8 1950 Orange Room, Periods 5/6 UWT WCG110



Rational Expression and Equations Summative May 23/24. Review materials available in daily log May 14-May 21.


  • Standard 12 (Simplifying Monomials):
    • Must do: Review #1-4
    • Suggested: Mult and Div Rationals #14, 15, 17, 18
  • Standard 13 (Factoring):
    • Must do: Review #5-12
    • Suggested: Factoring Review (all) and Mult and Div Rationals #1-10
  • Standard 14 (Simplifying Factored Rationals and Stating Excluded Values):
    • Must do: Review #13-20
  • Standard 15 (Graphing Simple Rationals):
    • Must do: Review #21-26
    • Suggested: Graphing Simple Rationals
    • Calculator help: 
      • x-intercept: 2nd> TRACE> 2:Zero (pick a point on the left, a point on the right, ENTER)
      • y-intercept: 2nd> TRACE> 1: Value (type in x=0, ENTER)
      • table: 2nd> GRAPH

                                                          Daily Log

Tuesday, June 5-Thursday, June 7: Applications of Rational Equations


Tuesday, May 29-Monday, June 4: Sophomore SBAC; Others: Review/Retakes


Wednesday, May 23/Thursday, May 24: Rational Summative


Monday, May 21/Tuesday, May 22: Graphing Simple Rationals and Review


Wednesday, May 16/Tuesday, May 17: Multiplying and Dividing Rationals Notes Key


Monday, May 14/Tuesday, May 15: Factoring Review and Simplifying Rational Expressions 


Wednesday, May 9/Thursday, May 10: Function Operations and Compositions Summative


Monday, May 7/Tuesday, May 8: Function Operations and Compositions Review

Homework: Finish all assignments for this unit in order to take the summative next class (see note above)


Wednesday, May 2/Thursday, May 3: Composition of Functions

Homework: Tables and Graphs and Equations


Monday, April 30/Tuesday, May 1: Finish operations on functions and begin composition of functions

Homework: Given f(x)=5x-2 and g(x)=x2+3, find (f+g)(x), (f-g)(x) and (fg)(x). Then, evaluate each at x=-2, 0, and 1


Wednesday, April 25/Thursday, April 26: Operations on Functions Game

Homework: Finish worksheet from April 18/April 19


Monday, April 23/Tuesday, April 24: Refresher on combining like terms, multiplying monomials and the box method


Wednesday, April 18/Thursday, April 19: Function Notation Summative and Intro to Function Operations Homework


Monday, April 16/Tuesday, April 17: Function Notation Review Standard 1, Standard 2


Wednesday, April 11/Thursday, April 12: Function Notation Warm-Up, Activity, Homework 


Monday, April 9/Tuesday, April 10: Intro to Function Notation Activity and Homework


Wednesday, March 21/Thursday, March 22: Retakes and late pi day celebration


Tuesday, March 20: Absolute Value Summative


Thursday, March 15: Absolute Value Review


Wednesday, March 14: Absolute Value Summative


Monday, March 12/Tuesday, March 13: Solving Absolute Value Equations


Wednesday, March 7/Thursday, March 8: Absolute Value with a not equal to 1; Domain Restrictions with Calculator



Monday, March 5/Tuesday, March 6: Line Review and Absolute Value with a=1; Domain Restrictions

Activities: Slope from a graph, Graphing lines, Graphing absolute value a=1 

Homework: Star 1) Write 10 linear equations w/domain restrictions; 2) Write 4 absolute value equations and y=3 w/domain restrictions


Wednesday, February 28/Thursday, March 1: Introduction to Absolute Value


  • Finish Happy New Year Activity (Solution) and try to find each type of function somewhere in the picture (linear, quadratic, polynomial, absolute value, exponential, radical, rational)
  • Finish Absolute Value Activity (you do not NEED a calculator)
  • Write equations to make this SHAPE


Monday, February 26/Tuesday, February 27: Summative


Tuesday, February 20/Wednesday, February 21: Summative Review

Activity and Key


Wednesday, February 14/Thursday, February 15: Wrapping up unit 2

Homework solutions


Monday, February 12/Tuesday, February 13: Regression

Learning Target: I can use a TI-84 calculator to make a scatterplot, find a best fit line and use that line to make predictions



Wednesday, February 7/Thursday, February 8: Summative


Monday, February 5/Tuesday, February 6: Summative Review


Wednesday, January 31/Tuesday, February 1: Pascal's Triangle

Learning Target: I can use Pascal's Triangle to expand f(x)=(a+b)n

Pascal's Triangle poster competition


Monday, January 29/Tuesday, January 30: Pascal's Triangle

Learning Target: I can use Pascal's Triangle to expand f(x)=(x+1)n

Activity/Homework, Powerpoint