Daily Agenda & HW


Jan 6 - 10

posted Jan 6, 2014, 5:35 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Jan 10, 2014, 8:14 PM ]

Friday, January 10 - Law of Sines & the Ambiguous Case
  • LO: YWBAT determine how many triangles are possible given 2 sides and one angle..
  • Essential Question:  What arrangement of 2 sides and 1 angle leads to the ‘ambiguous case’?
  • Do Now Activity
  • Ambiguous Case Handout
  • Homework
    • Complete Both Handouts
    • DeltaMath

Thursday, January 9 - Law of Sines
  • LO:   You will be able to apply the Law of Sines to find missing sides or angles of a triangle.
  • Essential Question: What are the conditions that allow us to use the Law of Sines?
  • Homework
    • DeltaMath

Wednesday, January 8 - Graphs of Inverse & Reciprocal Trig Functions

Tuesday, January 7 - Transforming Periodic Functions
  • Learning Objective:  You will be able write a trig function given its graph.
  • Essential Question: How can we apply what we know about function transformations to graphs of trig functions?
  • Features of Sine & Cosine Functions Part 2
  • Cosecant & Secant Tables
  • Homework:
    • Complete both Handouts
    • DeltaMath - Features of the graphs of Sine and Cosine, Review of Trig Equations
Monday, January 6 - Graphing Sine and Cosine

Jan 2 - 3

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Thursday, January 2 - Trig Identities

Dec 16 - 21

posted Dec 16, 2013, 12:31 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Jan 1, 2014, 8:00 PM ]

Thursday, December 19 - Double Angle Formulas
  • 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?
  • Double Angle Formulas Handout
  • Homework:
    • Complete the Handout
    • DeltaMath - Sum & Difference Formulas,  Double Angle Formulas, Quadratic Trig Identities
Wednesday, December 18 - Sum & Difference Formulas
  • Lo:  YWBAT use sum & Difference formulas to solve Trig Equations.
  • Essential Question:  How can we be sure that we've found the exact value?
  • Sum & Difference Formula handout
  • Homework:
    • DeltaMath - Quadratic Trig Equations, Sum & Difference Formulas.
    • Complete the Sum & Difference handout.
Tuesday, December 17 - Quadratic Trig Equations
  • LO:  You will be able to solve quadratic trigonometric equations.
  • Essential Question: What do we want to “get by itself” to solve trig equations?
  • Quadratic Trig Equations Handout
  • Homework:
    • Complete the Handout
    • DeltaMath - Inverse Reference and Quadrants, Quadratic Trigonometric Equations, Pythagorean Identities
Monday, December 16 - Linear Trig Equations
  • LO:  You will be able to solve trigonometric equations.
  • Essential Question: How can the unit circle help us solve trig equations?
  • Linear Trig Equations Handout
  • Homework:
    • Complete the handout
    • DeltaMath - Inverse Trig Functions

Dec 9 - 13

posted Dec 9, 2013, 2:23 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Jan 1, 2014, 8:01 PM ]

Saturday, December 14 - Binomial Expansion
Friday, December 13 - Confunctions and Simple Trig Equations
  • LO:  You will be able to use cofunctions to solve for an angle measure algebraically. 
  • Essential Question:  Where do we find confunctions on the unit circle?
  • Confunctions Handout
  • Homework:
    • Complete the Confunctions Handout
    • DeltaMath - cofunctions and Exact Value of Trig Equations

Thursday, December 12 - Midterm Exam

Wednesday, December 11 - Midterm Review
  • Review Day.  Learning Objective:  You will review for tomorrow's midterm Exam.
  • Essential Question:  How can we best review for tomorrow's midterm?
  • Homework:  Review Material
Tuesday, December 10 - Reference Angles

Monday, December 9 - Trig Signs and Exact Value of Trig Functions
  • 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:  What part of the unit circle do we refer to when we’re trying to find the angle of a trig function?
  • Homework:

Dec 2 -6

posted Dec 2, 2013, 9:26 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Dec 6, 2013, 5:21 PM ]

Friday, November 6 - Sine, Cosine, & Tangent from the Unit Circle
  • LO: Given Points on a unit circle, YWBAT determine the values of sine, Cosine, and Tangent of an Angle.
  • Essential Question:  If it's called trigonometry, why are we studying circles?
  • Classwork:  Points on the Unit Circle  Worksheet Goes with This Geogebra Interactive
  • Homework:
    • DeltaMath - Exact Trig Value Graphically, Coterminal Angles
    • Reminder!  Saturday Class tomorrow!  Rationals!
    • Double Reminder!  Midterm on Thursday - material includes everything since the beginning of the semester!
Thursday, November 5 - Special Right Triangles and the coordinate around the unit circle

Wednesday, November 4 - Reciprocal Trig Functions and Trig Identities
  • LO: YWBAT 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? 
  • Reciprocal Trig Functions Handout
  • Homework:
    • DeltaMath - Identify Trig Ratios, Reciprocal Trig Identities
    • Complete the handout

Tuesday, November 3 - Coterminal Angles, Degrees Minutes Seconds (Dº M' S")

Monday, November 2 - Standard Position and Arc Length
  • 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?
  • Homework:

Nov 25 - 27

posted Nov 24, 2013, 6:16 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Nov 28, 2013, 12:18 PM ]

Wednesday, November 27 - Angles Around the Unit Circle
Tuesday, November 26 - Breaking the Unit Circle into Useful Sections
Monday, November 25 - Trigonometry Begins!  Introduction to Radians
  • LO:  You will be able to convert from degrees to radians (and back).
  • Essential Question: What is a radian?
  • Radian Discovery Activity Sheet
  • Homework:
    • Complete the Radian Discovery Activity Sheet
    • DeltaMath - decrees to radians 4 correct, Radians to Degree 4 correct, Hands of a Clock 2 correct

Nov 18 - 22

posted Nov 19, 2013, 5:23 AM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Dec 1, 2013, 1:20 PM ]

Friday, November 22 - Quest Review
  • LO: You will review for your exponents and logarithms quest.
  • Essential Question:  How best can we work together to prepare for tomorrow’s quest?
  • In-Class Review Packet
  • Homework:
    • DeltaMath - 9th Grade Trigonometry Review.  Log into DeltaMath and Watch the Video (Khan Academy).  
Thursday, November 21 - Solving Log Equations
  • LO:  YWBAT solve log equations.
  • Essential Question:  Why is there a restriction on the domain of log functions?
  • Homework:  
Wednesday, november 20 - Properties of Logarithms
Tuesday, November 19 - Introduction to 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?
  • Classwork - Graphing Logarithmic Equations
  • Homework: 
Monday, November 18 - Exponential Function Word Problems & Like Bases
  • LO: YWBAT solve exponential equations by using ‘like bases’.
  • Essential Question: How can rewriting an equation make a tough problem easy to solve?
  • Homework:

Nov 12 - 15

posted Nov 12, 2013, 5:33 AM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Nov 17, 2013, 8:39 AM ]

Friday, November 18 - Exponential Word Problems
Thursday, November 14 - Test4 & Exponential Functions
  • LO: YWBAT calculate the rate of exponential growth or decay.
  • Essential Question What every day changes can be modeled by exponential growth and decay?
  • Classwork:  Exponential Growth & decay
  • Homework:  

Wednesday, November 13 - Quadratic inequalities, Quest Review
Tuesday, November 12 - Quadratic Inequalities

Nov 4 - 8

posted Nov 3, 2013, 7:53 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Nov 8, 2013, 9:27 AM ]

Friday, November 8 - Product and Sum of the Roots
  • LO: YWBAT calculate the product and the sum of the roots of a quadratic.
  • Essential Question: How are a, b, & c related to the roots of a quadratic?
  • Part 1:  Complete the Square Wrap-up
  • Homework:

Thursday, November 7 - Complete the Square
Wednesday, November 6 - Vertex Form
  • LO:    You will be able to graph a parabola (quickly) given its quadratic equation.
  • Essential question: Where have we seen vertex form before?
  • Homework:
Monday, November 4 - Graphing Quadratics
  • LO: You will be able to graph quadratics using parts of the quadratic formula.
  • Essential Question: How much information does the quadratic formula contain?
  • Homework:
    • Graphing Parabolas Handout
    • DeltaMath - Axis of Symmetry & Vertex Algebraically, Nature of the Roots, Nature of the Roots from a Graph (Timed), Quadratic Formula, Solve by Factoring, Parabola Graphing
    • DeltaMath - written assignment: Simplify Fractions with Addition (WISC online Learning)

Oct 28 - Nov 1

posted Oct 28, 2013, 12:35 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Nov 3, 2013, 2:04 PM ]

Announcement:  Exam 3 is Friday!  Study with the Bonus Review Packet and earn up to 3 bonus points on the exam.

Friday, November 1 - Exam 3 and Graphing Quadratics
Thursday, october 31  - Graphing Quadratics & Exam 3 Review
  • LO: You will be able to graph quadratics using parts of the quadratic formula.
  • Essential Question: How much information does the quadratic formula contain?
  • Boards Up Review Questions 
  • Homework:  Bonus Review Packet (See Link Above)
Wednesday, October 30 - The Discriminant
  • LO: You will be able to use the discriminant to determine the type of roots of a quadratic equation.  
  • Essential Question:  Why are radicals so significant?
  • Homework:

Tuesday, October 29 - The Quadratic Formula
  • LO:  YWBAT use the quadratic formula.
  • Essential Question: When do we use the quadratic formula?
  • MidClass Practice:  Factorable and Non-Factorable Quadratics
  • Homework:
    • Quadratic Formula Handout
    • DeltaMath - Simplify Radical 3 correct, Quadratic Formula (guided) 3 correct, Quadratic Formula 4 correct, Add imaginary Numbers 2 correct
Monday, october 28 - Solve Quadratics
  • LO:  You will be able to find the roots of a quadratic.
  • Essential Question: What is the use of factoring?
  • In-Class Handout - Graphing Quadratics
  • Homework:

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