Daily Agenda & HW


Week 18 - June 3-7

posted Aug 20, 2013, 9:35 AM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Aug 20, 2013, 9:35 AM ]

Monday, June 3 - Mock Regents Review, Standard deviation & the Normal Curve

Week 17 - May 28 - 31

posted May 29, 2013, 4:17 AM by J Rothman   [ updated Aug 20, 2013, 9:33 AM by Jonathan Rothman ]

Friday, May 31 - Mock Regents Review, Correlation & Regression

  • LO:  You will be able to determine the correlation coefficient of a 2-variable data set.
  • Essential Question:  What does the correlation coefficient tell us about the usefulness of the line of best fit?
  • Slides:  Correlation & Regression
  • HW:  Find the correlation Coefficient From the data set on the last slide.

Thursday, May 30 - Mock Regents Review & Sampling Bias

  • LO: We will review yesterday’s mock Regents.
  • Essential Question:  Do we know how much we don’t know?
  • Handout:  Statistical Samples and Sampling Bias
  • Questions Reviewed on the Regents (and possibly on tomorrow's Entrance Quiz):  #1, 3, 10, 16, 18, 27


Wednesday, May 29 - Mock Regents  January, 2012 Algebra 2 Trig Regents Exam


Tuesday, May 28 - Inverse &  Direct Variation, Regents Test-taking Pro-tips

  • LO:  YWBAT determine if two variables are directly or inversely related.
  • Essential Question: How does direct variation affect how long I can go to college?  How does inverse variation affect how much money I can save by completing college in 4 years?
  • Today's Handout:  Direct & inverse Variation
  • Homework:  complete the Handout


  • LO:  You will develop a checklist of things to do when sitting down to take the Regents.
  • Essential Question:  What do I have to know, what do I have to remember, and what is given to me on the Algebra 2 Trig Regents?

Week 16 - May 20 - 24

posted May 20, 2013, 6:28 PM by Nigel Magsombol   [ updated Aug 20, 2013, 9:33 AM by Jonathan Rothman ]

Thursday, May 23 - MultiStep Trig Problems & Speed Math!
  • LO: You will be able to make a plan that will allow you to solve multistep trig problems.
  • Essential Question:  How can starting at the end help me determine my first step?   
  • Speed Math cards!   Question Sheet                Answer Sheet
  • Homework:  DeltaMath
    • Due Tomorrow:  Binomial Probability Handout & DeltaMath
Wednesday, May 22 - Vectors
  • LO: You will be able to solve for missing values in vector problems
  • Essential Question: What properties of parallelograms can allow us to solve vector problems?
  • Hand out:    Vectors
  • Homework: Finish handout
    •  DeltaMath
Tuesday, May 21 - Area and Compound Trigonometry
  • LO: You will be able to find the area of any triangle and parallelogram.
  • Essential Question: How do we know when to use law of sines and when to use law of cosines?
  • Hand out:  Law Of Cosines and Law of sines               Area and Compound Trig
  • Homework: Complete the  handouts
    •  DeltaMath
Monday, May 20 - The Ambiguous case and law of Cosines
  • LO: You will be able to determine how many triangles are possible given 2 sides and one angle
  • Essential Question: What arrangement of 2 sides and one angle Leads to the 'ambiguous case'?
  • LO: You will be able to use the law of Cosines to find missing Measures on a triangle.
  • Essential Question: How do we know when to use Law of Sines and when to use Law of Cosines?
  • Hand outs:  Ambiguous Case                   Law Of Cosines
  • Homework: Compete the handouts
    •  DeltaMath

Saturday Class - Binomial Probability

posted May 18, 2013, 6:56 PM by J Rothman   [ updated May 18, 2013, 7:00 PM ]

Saturday, May 17 - Binomial Probability
  • LO: You will be able to determine the likelihood of a compound event.
  • Essential Question: What kinds of events have only two possible outcomes?
  • Essential Question:  How do words like exactly, at least, and at most change how we compute the probability of an event?  
  • Handout: Binomial Probability
Additional Resources:

Khan Academy:
Using the Binomial Probability Formula on the Regents Reference Sheet:  Computing Binomial Probabilities - YouTube

RegentsPrep

Week 15 - May 13 - 17

posted May 13, 2013, 6:21 PM by Nigel Magsombol   [ updated May 18, 2013, 6:42 PM by J Rothman ]

Friday, May 17 - Test 7 Trig Equations and Graphing Trig Functions

Thursday, May 16 - Law of Sines 2 and test review
  • LO: You will be able to apply the law of sines to missing sided or angles of a triangle.
  • Essential Question: What are the conditions that allow us to use the law of sines?
  • Review Materials:  Board's Up Review Game Slides
  • Homework: Review for test
    •  DeltaMath
Lesson B:  Geometric & Arithmetic Series
  • LO: You will be able to find the sum of an arithmetic or geometric series.
  • Essential Question: How did a 10 year old figure out the trick for quickly summing an arithmetic sequence?
  • Hand out:  Sum of a Series

wednesday, May 15 - Substitution with equation and law of sines
  • LO: You will be able to determine how to use substitution to solve trig equations
  • Essential Question: is there faster ways to solve a trig equation?
  • LO: You will be able to apply the law of sine to find missing sides or angles of a triangle.
  • Essential Question: What are the conditions that allow us to use the law of sine?
  • Hand out:  
  • Homework: Finish handout
    •  DeltaMath
Tuesday, May 14
lesson a:  Sum and Difference, Double Angle Formulas
  • LO: You will be able to use sum & difference formulas to solve trig equations
  • Essential Question: how  helpful is the reference sheet in the back of the A2T regents exam?
  • LO: You will be able to use Double Angle formulas to solve trig equations.
  • Essential Question: how are the double angle formulas related to the sum & difference formulas?
  • Handouts:  
  • Homework: Finish handout
    •  DeltaMath 
lesson B:  Arithmetic & Geometric Sequences
    • LO: You will be able to write an explicit formula for a sequence.
    • Essential Question: How can we distinguish Arithmetic from Geometric Sequences?
    • Hand out:  
    • Homework: Finish handout
      •  DeltaMath
Monday, May 13 - Tan, Inverse, and Reciprocal Functions

Week 14 - May 6 - 10

posted May 6, 2013, 5:53 PM by Nigel Magsombol   [ updated May 13, 2013, 6:31 PM by J Rothman ]

Thursday, May 9 - Graphing Sine and Cosine
  • LO: You will be able to graph Sine and Cosine functions.
  • Essential Question: how is the unit circle related to the graphs of the trig functions?
  • Hand out:  
  • Homework: Finish handout
    •  DeltaMath 
Wednesday, May 8
lesson a:  Graphing Sine and Cosine
lesson B:  Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
      • LO: You will be able to differentiate between arithmetic and geometric sequences.
      • Essential Question: How do geometric sequences change?  How do Arithmetric sequences change?
      • Hand out:  Arith Geo Sequences
      • Homework: Finish handout
        •  DeltaMath
Tuesday, May 7 - Quadratic Trigonometric Equations
Monday, May 6 
lesson a:  Simple Equations Pythagorean Identity
  • LO: You will be able to solve trigonometric equations
  • Essential Question: how can the unit circle help us solve trig equations?
  • Hand out:  Simple equations
  • Homework: Finish handout
    •  DeltaMath 
lesson B:  Recursive Sequences
      • LO: You will be able to evaluate recursive sequences.
      • Essential Question: is it posible to find the 15th term in a recursive sequence without know the 14th term?
      • Hand out:  Recursive Sequences
      • Homework: Finish handout
        •  DeltaMath

Week 13 - April 29 - May 3

posted Apr 29, 2013, 3:15 PM by J Rothman   [ updated May 6, 2013, 6:39 PM ]

Friday, may 3 - Midterm
Thursday, May 2 - Cofunctions
  • LO: You will to use cofunctions to solve for an angle measure algebraically.
  • Essential Question: where can we find cofunctions on the unit circle?
  • Hand out:  Cofunctions
  • Homework: Finish handout
    •  DeltaMath
Wednesday, May 1 - Reference Angles
  • LO: You will use reference angles to create equivalent trig functions with acute angles.
  • Essential Question: why would we ever need to create equivalent acute trig functions?
  • Hand out:  reference angles
  • Homework: Finish handout
    •  DeltaMath
Tuesday, April 30 - Trig Signs & Solving using the unit Circle
  • LO: You will be able to determine which quadrant the terminal side of an angle is in, given the sign (+ or -) of its trig functions
  • Essential Question:  Why is it important to know the sign value of a trig function in a particular quadrant?
  • LO:  You will use the unit circle to solve trig equations.
  • Essential Question: How can the unit circle make doing these problems easier?
  • Handouts:   Trig Signs (+ or –)                Using the Unit Circle
  • Homework:  complete Both Handouts
    • DeltaMath
  • Announcement: Quiz Tomorrow!  Be able to reproduce the unit circle (angles AND coordinates)
  • Announcement 2: Test Thursday!!
Monday, April 29 - Putting the Unit Circle to Use
  • LO: You will be able to find the exact value of trig functions for those angles we find around the unit circle.
  • Essential Question: How Does the Unit Circle allow us to be  more precise than we can be using a calculator?
  • Homework: DeltaMath

Week 12 - April 22 - 26

posted Apr 22, 2013, 2:02 PM by J Rothman   [ updated Apr 28, 2013, 8:28 PM ]

Friday, April 26 - Special Right Triangle
Thursday, April 25 - Reciprocal Functions
  • LO: You will be able to determine the ratios of all six trig functions
  • Essential Question:  What happens when we multiply reciprocal trig functions?  Or Since when were there six trig functions?
  • Handouts: 
  • Homework: DeltaMath
    • Complete the Handout
Wednesday, April 24 - Negative Co-terminal Angles
Tuesday, April 23 - Unit Circles
  • LO: You will be able to find the length of an arc given the measure of the angle that subtends that arc.
  • Essential Question:  How does arc length relate to radian measure?
  • Handouts: 
  • Homework: DeltaMath
    • Complete the Handout
Monday, April 22 - Radians, Degrees, and "Useful" partitions of a Circle
  • LO: You will apply radian and degree measures to break up a circle into “useful” sections.
  • Essential Question: How are radians a more natural way of describing angle measure?
  • Handouts: 
    1. Radian Exploration
    2. Radian HW       
    3. Circles Broken in 8ths &  12ths      
    4. Creating a Unit Circle
  • Homework:  Complete all 4 handouts
    • DeltaMath

Week 11 - April 15 - 19

posted Apr 15, 2013, 8:00 PM by Nigel Magsombol   [ updated Apr 24, 2013, 5:10 PM ]

Friday, April 19 - Radian
  • LO: You will be able to convert from degrees to Radians (and back).
  • Essential Question: What is a radian?
  • Handouts: 
  • Homework: DeltaMath
    • Complete the Handout
    • Khan Academy - basic trig function review
thursday, April 18 - Log equations
  • LO: You will be able to solve log equations.
  • Essential Question Why is there a restriction on the domain of a log function?
  • Handouts: 
  • Homework: DeltaMath
    • Complete the Handout
    • study for tomorrow's quest
Wednesday, April 17 - Log Properties
Tuesday, April 16 - Logarithms 
  • LO: You will be able to convert from an exponential to a logarithmic equation (and back).
  • Essential Question What is the inverse of an exponential function?
  • Handouts: 
  • Homework: DeltaMath
    • Complete the Handout
    • Due Wednesday, April 19 - Take-Home Regents #3
Monday, April 15 - Exponential word problems
  • LO: You will be able to solve exponential word problems.
  • Essential Question How can we get "x" bt itself when "x" is an exponent?
  • LO: You will be able to solve exponential equations by finding like bases.
  • EQ:  How can rewriting an equation make a tough problem easy to solve?
  • Handouts: 
  • Homework: DeltaMath

Week 10 - April 8 - 12

posted Apr 8, 2013, 7:10 PM by J Rothman   [ updated Apr 15, 2013, 4:33 PM ]

Friday, April 12 - Exponential Functions
Thursday, April 11 - Exponential Functions Intro
  • LO: You will be able to Break apart the pieces of an Exponential Equation.
  • Essential Question: How do we distinguish between Exponential Growth and Decay?
  • Homework:  No New Homework.  Complete old DeltaMath assignments.

Wednesday, April 10 - Quadratic Inequalities & Test Review
  • LO:  You will be able to solve quadratic inequalities.
  • Essential Question: What part of the graph paper is > the line y = 0?  What part is < the line y = 0?  What part is =0?
  • Handouts:  Do Now        Quadratic Inequalities      Test review
  • Homework:  complete the Quadratic Inequalities Handout
    • DeltaMath
    • The Test Review packet can be completed for up to 2 bonus points on tomorrow's test
Tuesday, April 9 - Completing the Square with sum and product of roots

  • LO: You will be able to calculate the product and the sum of the roots by the coefficients of a quadratic equation.
  • Essential Question: How are the roots of quadratics related to the coefficients and constants of the equation itself?
  • Handout:  
  • HW:  DeltaMath
    • Complete the Handout
Monday, April 8 - Uses of Completing the Square

  • LO: You will be able to change a quadratic from standard to vertex form.
  • Essential Question: What is the connection between Completing the Square and the Quadratic Formula?
  • Handout:  Uses of Completing the Square
  • HW:  DeltaMath
    • Complete the Handout
    • Complete the Derivation of the Quadratic formula that we started in class.


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