There will be a quiz on graphing quadratics and sketching polynomials on Monday, Dec. 18. This will be on material covered through Wednesday, Dec. 13.

# Monthly Archives: December 2017

# Chapter 6 (Unit 3) Retakes

All test retakes must be taken after school on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 3:00 in room 224. I will take the higher of your two test grades and discard the other one.

# Week of Dec 11, 2017

Powerpoints: Dec 11

**Monday**

*Topic:* Basics of Polynomials

# Week of Dec 11, 2017

Powerpoints: Dec 11

**Monday**

*Topic:* Basics of Polynomials

# Other Cultures and Math

I’ve mentioned in class that German uses slightly different symbols than we do. Here’s a screen shot from a German video on linear functions.

Most of this is recognizable. The 1s are different than ours, but there are two bigger differences:

- The original problem is: Given the point \(P(1, 2)\) and the slope \(m = -2\), what is the graph? In this case, the point is given as \(P(1|2)\).
- In the last step of solving for b, instead of writing \(+2\) on both sides, the instructor wrote \(| +2\) to the right of the entire equation.

I find it interesting to look at how other countries and cultures represent mathematics. The notation is indeed a language, and like any language there are variations around the world. The underlying concepts are universal, though.

# Test on Tuesday

The chapter test was today. Tomorrow, we’ll be starting on quadratics and polynomials.

The tests will be graded as soon as possible, but not later than next Monday. Test remakes will be after school next week on Tuesday and Thursday ONLY.

# Week of Dec 4, 2017

Powerpoints: Dec 8 Dec 7 Dec 6 Dec 5 Dec 4

**Monday**

*Topic:* Chapter review

**Tuesday**

*Topic:* Chapter test

*Homework:* Coordinate graphing practice

**Wednesday**

*Topic:* Graphing in vertex form

*Homework:* 4-1 Quadratic Functions

**Thursday**

*Topic:* Graphing in standard form

**Friday**

*Topic:* Graphing in intercept form

*Classwork:* Graphing from the Standard and Intercept Forms

# Week of Dec 4, 2017

Powerpoints: Dec 8 Dec 7 Dec 6 Dec 5 Dec 4

**Monday**

*Topic:* Chapter review

**Tuesday**

*Topic:* Chapter test

*Homework:* Coordinate graphing practice

**Wednesday**

*Topic:* Graphing in vertex form

*Homework:* 4-1 Quadratic Functions

**Thursday**

*Topic:* Graphing in standard form

**Friday**

*Topic:* Graphing in intercept form

*Classwork:* Graphing from the Standard and Intercept Forms