## Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012

Period 2
We revisited the quiz we took on Friday. We discussed what the problems meant and how we could better solve them.
Students were then able to correct errors.
Assignment: no homework tonight.

Period 3
We began some work on evaluating expressions and powers.
These are skills that we have used in previous units and concepts that will be needed in Algebra 1. We reviewed vocabulary terms and related them to things we already know.
We will continue this discussion tomorrow.
Assignment: wksheet 1.1A, #1 - 22

Period 4
We went over the concepts that were covered in Friday's quiz and then students were able to correct errors.
We also discussed how we can solve quadratic equations that are in factored form.
This is something that we will continue tomorrow.
Assignment: no homework tonight.

Period 5
We continued our work with the quadratic formula. This is just one way to solve quadratic equations but the method that works for all of them.
Tomorrow we will discuss how to use the discriminant to determine the number of solutions. This builds directly on what we have been learning when using the quadratic formula.
Assignment: p. 674, #7 - 12, 19 -26