Dear Students,

You did excellent work today!

We now have some experience with compound interest problems. Hopefully you are getting more familiar with geometric sequences and series. Compound interest is just one of many applications.

Please finish the IB SL 1 – Sequences and Series *PRACTICE *for Tuesday:

The** Sequences and Series Test** is on Thursday (October 10).

Enjoy your weekend!

Mr. Bryant

Dear Students,

BEFORE Friday’s class, please complete these Khan Academy modules:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/seq_induction/seq_and_series/e/arithmetic_sequences_1

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/seq_induction/seq_and_series/e/arithmetic_sequences_2

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/seq_induction/seq_and_series/e/arithmetic_series

Also, finish the Geometric Sequence/Series practice worksheet.

Mr. Bryant

Dear Students,

Today we began Sequences and Series.

Please complete this practice* before Wednesday*:

* Before Friday’s class (Oct.4)* you are to complete the following 3 Khan Academy modules:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/seq_induction/seq_and_series/e/arithmetic_sequences_1

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/seq_induction/seq_and_series/e/arithmetic_sequences_2

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/seq_induction/seq_and_series/e/arithmetic_series

Mr. Bryant

Dear Students,

Your first unit test will be Tuesday. During class I gave you a list of topics that will be covered. I hope you took adequate notes. If you did not, please check with a classmate and get that information.

We also did some practice problems in the test format. This was in hopes that you would become more comfortable with the style of presentation for your work that is required in order to earn points on the test.

I will be available on Monday morning if you need help as you prepare for the test (which is on Tuesday Sept. 24).

Mr. Bryant

Dear Students,

Today we reviewed your Quadratic Functions Practice work with the Mark Scheme grading. We also went through the radical function graphs. For those of you who make the necessary corrections by Friday, you will gain back the points missed. This is in hopes that you will become more aware of how your upcoming test will be marked.

We also practiced Rational Functions.

Friday we will review for Tuesday’s test.

Mr. Bryant

Dear Students,

As has been announced, our first test will be on Tuesday, Sept. 24. This test will cover all of what we have learned up to this point. Your notes will be useful.

Today we reviewed radical functions and their domain and range. We also graphed some of these functions. You can see these practice problems from class here:

For Wednesday’s class, you are finishing the work that I handed back to you. There were some word problems and others problems that most did not attempt. Please make an attempt to solve these problems.

On Wednesday, we will review rational functions and limits. Friday we will review.

Mr. Bryant

Dear Students,

Today we spent some time making sure you all understand how to do the modules in Khan Academy. You should log in with your ISD gmail account, and you need to have me added as a coach.

Your Khan Academy work must be up-to-date by Monday.

Today we also revisited quadratic functions, but this time we went into greater depth.

The following problems are due on Monday, and they will be graded according to the Markscheme:

Mr. Bryant

Dear Students,

I reviewed quadratic functions with you today, and we have spent a large portion of the period graphing them and also solving quadratic equations. You have also practiced completing the square, and you have applied the method to derive the quadratic formula.

For homework, please do the Khan Academy modules:

Mr. Bryant

Dear Students,

Today I was on the High School Retreat with the Grade 9s and 10s.

I see that you have worked on the graphing and problem solving I left for you to complete with Mr. Levers. I was pleased that most of you have mastered the notation for showing domain and range. There were some errors, though, and I feel we need more practice. On Monday we will take a slower approach, and I will try to fill in some gaps.

Mr. Bryant

Dear Students,

Fun day today. The balloons were a little crazy, but fun.

Now we have explored a variety of functions and relations. You are familiar with linear, absolute value, quadratic, rational, and radical functions. You also are familiar with circles and semicircles. Make sure you know standard form and general form for circles, just in case you have a POP QUIZ next class. A POP QUIZ. About circles, semicircles, and other relations/functions… Just in case you might have such a quiz, **be ready**.

Remember: When you are trying to determine the domain of a function, first consider values of x that might cause a zero in a denominator or a negative radicand. Those values need to be excluded.

For next class, please complete the practice problems:

Also, there will be a requiz for the background material (A,B,C,&D) on Monday, Sept 9, 3:45-4:00.

Mr. Bryant

Dear Students,

The homework assignment that was due for today proved to be challenging for most. I request that you attempt all problems, even if you are not sure how to proceed. Generally, there will be something about the problem that you can write, even if it is only the given information.

We have learned some important formulas and forms of equations and functions. You need to keep track of these by taking notes during class. It will be expected that you memorize all new formulas and forms of equations and/or functions. These will be applied frequently, and this knowledge should be readily available in your memory.

For Monday you have 6 practice problems. Please show that you have made an honest attempt with each problem.

It might help you to view these links:

For circles:

http://www.mathwarehouse.com/geometry/circle/equation-of-a-circle.php

For semicircles:

http://sites.csn.edu/istewart/mathweb/Math126/circles/circles.htm

From time to time, you will be expected to utilize Internet resources to learn about topics, even if these topics are relatively new. We will then explore these new topics in greater detail during class, and there we will develop strategies for flexible problem-solving.

Mr. Bryant

Dear Students,

You have taken your quiz on the first 4 sections of the background material, and the results are good.

Also, we began our exploration of functions. You have graphed absolute value functions, linear functions, quadratic functions, and you have also determined domain and range. Great work!

Mr. Bryant

Dear Students,

Today we explored the concepts of functions, domain, and range. So far we have been working problems dealing with linear and quadratic functions, but we have also seen some techniques for determining the domain and range of radical and rational functions.

For next class (Wednesday, Aug 28), you will have a quiz over the first 4 sections of background material. These sections are A) surds, B) scientific notation, C) set notation, and D) algebraic simplification.

Mr. Bryant

Dear Students,

You did excellent work today!

We learned the usage of **M,*** (M),** A, (A), N,** * and * C *from the IB Mark Scheme. We also reviewed the different forms of linear functions, quadratic functions, and some coordinate geometry.

Here are the problems that are due for next class.

Remember to show all of your work. These problems will be marked using the Mark Scheme.

Mr. Bryant

Dear Students,

Welcome!!! Before we begin any mathematics, I want to let you know that each one of you is extremely important to me. My goals are your happiness and your success as students at ISD and as citizens of the world. I believe that we should listen intently to one another and communicate with care, compassion, and genuine interest. Each one of us is unique, and all of us impact each others’ lives. I ask that you help me by seeking to bring out the best in yourself and in each other. In turn, I will be doing my best to help you set and reach your own academic and personal goals. Our group is small, so I can work with you individually when needed. Just let me know when you need help. I’m in room 303, and you have my email. Now, Let’s do some MATH!

The review exercises from class today are available at this link:

There is a large amount of background material that you are responsible for knowing. We will take the first week examining this in detail. Read through the sections in this Background Material file. You will be assigned practice problems from the file attached here.

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