Week Ending 9/17
This week we introduced complex numbers and reviewed polynomials and their terminology. We will have our first quiz on Tuesday 9/21. The topics were posted on Google Classroom
Week Ending 9/10
This week we continued our work on exponents by expanding into fractional exponents. We used this as a jump off to a little-used, but still required, skill of simplifying radicals. We are aiming for a quiz either late next week or early the week after.
Week Ending 9/3
This week we we continued some basic review material, with units on scientific notation and exponent rules. On block day we started easing into one of what we call "Big Problems," where we focus on team work and mathematical communication. As the semester progresses, the expectations for polished communication and teamwork will grow on these problems.
Week Ending 8/27
We had a great start to the school year. We spent the first few days getting to know each other and then worked in teams to solve a problem that used to be part of the Amazon interview process.
We will be doing an Algebra Skills inventory on Monday (fancy words for a non-graded assessment) to find out what everybody remembers from the past few years.