**Weekly updates for Algebra I...**

## Week of May 23...

Hello!

It has been a great year in Algebra I! The students have been a joy, have worked hard, and have learned a lot! I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each one of them! Here is a final update from this week:

Monday - Review 2 of Chapters 9 & 10: Students played Chapters 9 & 10 Mathardy.

Tuesday - Review 2 of Chapters 11, 12, & 13: Students played Chapters 11, 12, & 13 Mathardy.

Wednesday - No class.

Thursday - Practice Exam: Students took a 30-question practice exam to prepare for Friday's final exam. This grade will not be recorded in RenWeb. Rather, the purpose of this exam is to give students a taste of what to expect on the final, to provide extra credit towards the final, and to allow me to see how much Algebra students learned this year.

Have a great summer!

Mrs. Dolvin

It has been a great year in Algebra I! The students have been a joy, have worked hard, and have learned a lot! I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each one of them! Here is a final update from this week:

Monday - Review 2 of Chapters 9 & 10: Students played Chapters 9 & 10 Mathardy.

Tuesday - Review 2 of Chapters 11, 12, & 13: Students played Chapters 11, 12, & 13 Mathardy.

Wednesday - No class.

Thursday - Practice Exam: Students took a 30-question practice exam to prepare for Friday's final exam. This grade will not be recorded in RenWeb. Rather, the purpose of this exam is to give students a taste of what to expect on the final, to provide extra credit towards the final, and to allow me to see how much Algebra students learned this year.

**Friday - FINAL EXAM 8:25-10:15!!!**Have a great summer!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of May 16...

Hello!

Here is an update for this week:

Monday - Review Chapter 8: Students reviewed concepts in Chapter 8 Exponents.

Tuesday - Review Chapters 9 & 10: Students reviewed concepts in Chapter 9

Wednesday - Review Chapters 11 & 12a: Students reviewed concepts in Chapter 11

Thursday - Review Chapters 12b & 13: Students reviewed concepts in the rest of Chapter 12

Friday - Review 2 of Chapters 7 & 8: Students played Chapters 7 & 8 Mathardy.

Next test: Final Exam Friday, May 27.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update for this week:

Monday - Review Chapter 8: Students reviewed concepts in Chapter 8 Exponents.

Tuesday - Review Chapters 9 & 10: Students reviewed concepts in Chapter 9

*Polynomials*and Chapter 10*Factoring Polynomials.*Wednesday - Review Chapters 11 & 12a: Students reviewed concepts in Chapter 11

*Radicals*and part of Chapter 12*Quadratic Functions.*Thursday - Review Chapters 12b & 13: Students reviewed concepts in the rest of Chapter 12

*Quadratic Functions*and Chapter 13*Rational Expressions.*Friday - Review 2 of Chapters 7 & 8: Students played Chapters 7 & 8 Mathardy.

Next test: Final Exam Friday, May 27.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of May 9...

Hello!

Here is an update for this week:

Monday - Lesson 13.7 Applying Rational Equations: Students learned how to solve motion problems involving rational equations and also how to solve work problems.

Tuesday - Lesson 13.8 Graphing Rational Functions: Students learned how to graph simple rational functions as well as how to identify the center & asymptotes for the graph of a simple rational function.

Wednesday - Careers in Math, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students learned about operations research analysts as well as how to graph rational functions on a TI Calculator. We also spent a short amount of time looking at harmonic sequences.

Thursday - Review for Test 13: Students reviewed all of Chapter 13 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Students took a test over Chapter 13

Have a good weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update for this week:

Monday - Lesson 13.7 Applying Rational Equations: Students learned how to solve motion problems involving rational equations and also how to solve work problems.

Tuesday - Lesson 13.8 Graphing Rational Functions: Students learned how to graph simple rational functions as well as how to identify the center & asymptotes for the graph of a simple rational function.

Wednesday - Careers in Math, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students learned about operations research analysts as well as how to graph rational functions on a TI Calculator. We also spent a short amount of time looking at harmonic sequences.

Thursday - Review for Test 13: Students reviewed all of Chapter 13 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Students took a test over Chapter 13

*Rational Expressions**.***Next test: Final Exam Friday, May 27.**Have a good weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of May 2...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Lesson 13.3 Adding and Subtracting Expressions with Common Denominators: Students learned how to add and subtract rational expressions with common denominators.

Tuesday - Lesson 13.4 Adding and Subtracting Expressions with Different Denominators: Students learned how to add and subtract rational expressions with different denominators.

Wednesday - Review Lessons 13.1 to 13.4: Students reviewed all the concepts in these chapters.

Thursday - Lesson 13.5 Complex and Mixed Expressions: Students learned how to simplify mixed and complex rational expressions.

Friday - Lesson 13.6 Solving Rational Equations: Students learned how to solve rational equations.

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Lesson 13.3 Adding and Subtracting Expressions with Common Denominators: Students learned how to add and subtract rational expressions with common denominators.

Tuesday - Lesson 13.4 Adding and Subtracting Expressions with Different Denominators: Students learned how to add and subtract rational expressions with different denominators.

Wednesday - Review Lessons 13.1 to 13.4: Students reviewed all the concepts in these chapters.

Thursday - Lesson 13.5 Complex and Mixed Expressions: Students learned how to simplify mixed and complex rational expressions.

Friday - Lesson 13.6 Solving Rational Equations: Students learned how to solve rational equations.

**Next test: Friday, May 13.**Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of April 25...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Lesson 12.9 Zeros of a Function: Students learned how to find the y-intercept and zeros of quadratic functions.

Tuesday - Review for Test 12: Students reviewed all of Chapter 12 to prepare for evaluation.

Wednesday - Students took a test over Chapter 12

Thursday - Lesson 13.1 Simplifying Rational Functions: Students learned how to determine values for which a rational expression is undefined and how to simplify rational expressions.

Friday - Lesson 13.2 Adding and Subtracting Expressions with Common Denominators: Students learned how to multiply and divide rational expressions.

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Lesson 12.9 Zeros of a Function: Students learned how to find the y-intercept and zeros of quadratic functions.

Tuesday - Review for Test 12: Students reviewed all of Chapter 12 to prepare for evaluation.

Wednesday - Students took a test over Chapter 12

*Quadratic Functions**.*Thursday - Lesson 13.1 Simplifying Rational Functions: Students learned how to determine values for which a rational expression is undefined and how to simplify rational expressions.

Friday - Lesson 13.2 Adding and Subtracting Expressions with Common Denominators: Students learned how to multiply and divide rational expressions.

**Next test: Friday, May 13.**

Have a nice weekend!Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of April 18...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Review:

Tuesday - Review:

Wednesday - Review:

Thursday - Review Lessons 12.1-12.8: Students reviewed all concepts from Chapter 12

Friday - FABA

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Review:

*Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities*.Tuesday - Review:

*Polynomials*.Wednesday - Review:

*Solving and Graphing Quadratic Equations*.Thursday - Review Lessons 12.1-12.8: Students reviewed all concepts from Chapter 12

*Quadratic Functions.*Friday - FABA

**Next test: Wednesday, April 27.**Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of April 11...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Lesson 12.7 Quadratic Functions f(x)=ax^2+c: Students learned how to graph quadratic functions of the form f(x)=ax^2+c and how to determine the effect of a & c on the graph of a quadratic function.

Tuesday - 12.8 Quadratic Functions f(x)=a(x-h)^2+k: Students learned how to graph quadratic functions of the form f(x)=a(x-h)^2+k and how to find the vertex of a quadratic function.

Wednesday - Review Lessons 12.1-12.8: Students reviewed all concepts in the beginning of Chapter 12

Thursday - ISTEP+ Part 2 Practice Tests.

Friday - ISTEP+ Part 2 Practice Tests.

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Lesson 12.7 Quadratic Functions f(x)=ax^2+c: Students learned how to graph quadratic functions of the form f(x)=ax^2+c and how to determine the effect of a & c on the graph of a quadratic function.

Tuesday - 12.8 Quadratic Functions f(x)=a(x-h)^2+k: Students learned how to graph quadratic functions of the form f(x)=a(x-h)^2+k and how to find the vertex of a quadratic function.

Wednesday - Review Lessons 12.1-12.8: Students reviewed all concepts in the beginning of Chapter 12

*Quadratic Functions.*Thursday - ISTEP+ Part 2 Practice Tests.

Friday - ISTEP+ Part 2 Practice Tests.

**Next test: Wednesday, April 27.**Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of March 28...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - IOWA Testing.

Tuesday - IOWA Testing.

Wednesday - IOWA Testing.

Thursday - Lesson 12.5 The Quadratic Formula: Students learned how to derive the quadratic formula and how to solve quadratic equations using the quadratic formula. A "guest" came to the class by way of a video to help the students learn this formula.

Friday - Lesson 12.6 Lesson 12.6 More Quadratic Equations: Students learned how to evaluate the discriminant, D, for a quadratic equation and then to describe the solutions based on D. Students also worked on solving quadratic equations by the most efficient method.

Have a nice break!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - IOWA Testing.

Tuesday - IOWA Testing.

Wednesday - IOWA Testing.

Thursday - Lesson 12.5 The Quadratic Formula: Students learned how to derive the quadratic formula and how to solve quadratic equations using the quadratic formula. A "guest" came to the class by way of a video to help the students learn this formula.

Friday - Lesson 12.6 Lesson 12.6 More Quadratic Equations: Students learned how to evaluate the discriminant, D, for a quadratic equation and then to describe the solutions based on D. Students also worked on solving quadratic equations by the most efficient method.

**Next test: Wednesday, April 27.**Have a nice break!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of March 21...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Lesson 12.3 Completing the Square: Students learned how to complete the square for expressions for the form x^2 + bx and how to solve quadratic equations of the form x^2 + bx + c = 0 by completing the square.

Tuesday - Tuesday - Lesson 12.4 Completing the Square with Leading Coefficients: Students learned how to solve quadratic equations of the form ax^2 + bx + c = 0 by completing the square and how to model the height of a projectile affected by gravity using a quadratic function. Students also previewed Lesson 12.5.

Wednesday - Algebra Overview: Students reviewed numerous Algebra I concepts!!!

Thursday - Algebra Overview: Students reviewed numerous Algebra I concepts!!!

Have a nice weekend.

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Lesson 12.3 Completing the Square: Students learned how to complete the square for expressions for the form x^2 + bx and how to solve quadratic equations of the form x^2 + bx + c = 0 by completing the square.

Tuesday - Tuesday - Lesson 12.4 Completing the Square with Leading Coefficients: Students learned how to solve quadratic equations of the form ax^2 + bx + c = 0 by completing the square and how to model the height of a projectile affected by gravity using a quadratic function. Students also previewed Lesson 12.5.

Wednesday - Algebra Overview: Students reviewed numerous Algebra I concepts!!!

Thursday - Algebra Overview: Students reviewed numerous Algebra I concepts!!!

**Next test: Wednesday, April 27.**Have a nice weekend.

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of March 14...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Pi Day: Students celebrated Pi Day with information about pi and by enjoying pies! THANK YOU TO THE FAMILIES THAT SUPPLIED PIES FOR PI DAY!!!

Tuesday - Lesson 12.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Taking Roots: Students learned how to solve equations of the form ax^2 - c = 0 by taking roots and how to solve quadratic equations of the form (x-b)^2 = c by taking roots.

Wednesday - Chapter 12 Math in History, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students learned how to recognize John von Neumann's role in both the atomic and computer ages as well as how to identify von Neumann's belief in God's existence based on the complex design of the human body. We also discussed deductive also inductive reasoning as well as a look at arithmetic partial-sum formulas for arithmetic sequences. Students learned how to solve radicals on their Texas Instruments calculators.

Thursday - Review Lessons 12.1-12.2: Students reviewed concepts involving solving quadratic equations.

Friday - No Class.

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Pi Day: Students celebrated Pi Day with information about pi and by enjoying pies! THANK YOU TO THE FAMILIES THAT SUPPLIED PIES FOR PI DAY!!!

Tuesday - Lesson 12.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Taking Roots: Students learned how to solve equations of the form ax^2 - c = 0 by taking roots and how to solve quadratic equations of the form (x-b)^2 = c by taking roots.

Wednesday - Chapter 12 Math in History, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students learned how to recognize John von Neumann's role in both the atomic and computer ages as well as how to identify von Neumann's belief in God's existence based on the complex design of the human body. We also discussed deductive also inductive reasoning as well as a look at arithmetic partial-sum formulas for arithmetic sequences. Students learned how to solve radicals on their Texas Instruments calculators.

Thursday - Review Lessons 12.1-12.2: Students reviewed concepts involving solving quadratic equations.

Friday - No Class.

**Next test: Wednesday, April 27.**Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of March 7...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week as well as a look ahead to next week:

Monday - Lesson 11.9 Radical Functions: Students learned how to graph simple radical functions and how to describe the translations & reflections of radical functions.

Tuesday - Review for Test 11: Students reviewed all of Chapter 11 to prepare for evaluation.

Wednesday - Students took a test over Chapter 11

Thursday - Careers in Math (Chemical Engineer), Technology (Solving Radicals on a Texas Instruments Calculator), and Sequences (Sigma Notation): Students will learn how to define several careers in chemistry and how to identify Christian service opportunities in math-related fields. Students will also learn how to solve radicals on their graphing calculators. At the end of the hour, students took a brief look at partial sums using sigma notation.

Friday - Lesson 12.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring: Students reviewed how to solve quadratic equations by applying the Zero Product Property and how to solve quadratic equations by factoring.

Here is an update from this week as well as a look ahead to next week:

Monday - Lesson 11.9 Radical Functions: Students learned how to graph simple radical functions and how to describe the translations & reflections of radical functions.

Tuesday - Review for Test 11: Students reviewed all of Chapter 11 to prepare for evaluation.

Wednesday - Students took a test over Chapter 11

*Radicals**.*Thursday - Careers in Math (Chemical Engineer), Technology (Solving Radicals on a Texas Instruments Calculator), and Sequences (Sigma Notation): Students will learn how to define several careers in chemistry and how to identify Christian service opportunities in math-related fields. Students will also learn how to solve radicals on their graphing calculators. At the end of the hour, students took a brief look at partial sums using sigma notation.

Friday - Lesson 12.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring: Students reviewed how to solve quadratic equations by applying the Zero Product Property and how to solve quadratic equations by factoring.

**Next test: Wednesday, April 27.**
A look ahead...Pi Day is coming! Secondary students are encouraged to accessorize their official school uniforms with “Math Student” items this Monday, March 14 in celebration of Pi Day. Students may also bring half of a pie to enjoy with their classmates. Students should come to Monday Math classes prepared to enjoy all things pi! |

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of February 29...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - ISTEP+ Part 1 Mathematics.

Tuesday - ISTEP+ Part 1 English/Language Arts.

Wednesday - ISTEP+ Part 1 English/Language Arts.

Thursday - Lesson 11.7 Multiplying & Dividing Radical Expressions: Students learned to multiply radicals using the FOIL method and how to divide radical expressions using conjugates.

Friday - Lesson 11.8 Radical Equations: Students learned how to solve radical expressions.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - ISTEP+ Part 1 Mathematics.

Tuesday - ISTEP+ Part 1 English/Language Arts.

Wednesday - ISTEP+ Part 1 English/Language Arts.

Thursday - Lesson 11.7 Multiplying & Dividing Radical Expressions: Students learned to multiply radicals using the FOIL method and how to divide radical expressions using conjugates.

Friday - Lesson 11.8 Radical Equations: Students learned how to solve radical expressions.

**Next test: Wednesday, March 9.**Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of February 22...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Lesson 11.5 Adding and Subtracting Radicals: Students learned how to add & subtract numerical radicals as well as how to add & subtract radicals with variable radicands.

Tuesday - Lesson 11.6 The Pythagorean Theorem: Students learned how to use the Pythagorean theorem to find a missing side of a right triangle, how to use the converse of the Pythagorean theorem to determine whether a triangle is a right triangle, and how to develop & apply the distance and midpoint formulas.

Wednesday - Review Lessons 11.1-11.6: Students worked on simplifying radicals.

Thursday - ISTEP+ Part 1 Practice Test: Students took at practice test to prepare for Monday's ISTEP+ Part 1 Mathematics Session. (Bring a calculator!)

Friday - Algebra Overview: Students will review numerous Algebra I concepts!!!

Have a great weekend.

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Lesson 11.5 Adding and Subtracting Radicals: Students learned how to add & subtract numerical radicals as well as how to add & subtract radicals with variable radicands.

Tuesday - Lesson 11.6 The Pythagorean Theorem: Students learned how to use the Pythagorean theorem to find a missing side of a right triangle, how to use the converse of the Pythagorean theorem to determine whether a triangle is a right triangle, and how to develop & apply the distance and midpoint formulas.

Wednesday - Review Lessons 11.1-11.6: Students worked on simplifying radicals.

Thursday - ISTEP+ Part 1 Practice Test: Students took at practice test to prepare for Monday's ISTEP+ Part 1 Mathematics Session. (Bring a calculator!)

Friday - Algebra Overview: Students will review numerous Algebra I concepts!!!

**Next test: Wednesday, March 9.**Have a great weekend.

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of February 15...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - No School

Tuesday - Lesson 11.1 Expressing Roots: Students learned how to evaluate or approximate the value of the root of a number and how to convert between radical form and exponential form.

Wednesday - Lesson 11.2 Simplifying Radicals: Students learned how to simplify numerical radicals and how to simplify radicals with variable radicands.

Thursday - Lesson 11.3 Multiplying Radicals: Students learned how to multiply numerical radicals as well as how to multiply radicals with variable radicands.

Friday - Lesson 11.4 Dividing Radicals: Students will learn how to divide numerical radicals, how to divide radials with variable radicands, and how to rationalize a denominator containing a radical.

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - No School

Tuesday - Lesson 11.1 Expressing Roots: Students learned how to evaluate or approximate the value of the root of a number and how to convert between radical form and exponential form.

Wednesday - Lesson 11.2 Simplifying Radicals: Students learned how to simplify numerical radicals and how to simplify radicals with variable radicands.

Thursday - Lesson 11.3 Multiplying Radicals: Students learned how to multiply numerical radicals as well as how to multiply radicals with variable radicands.

Friday - Lesson 11.4 Dividing Radicals: Students will learn how to divide numerical radicals, how to divide radials with variable radicands, and how to rationalize a denominator containing a radical.

**Next test: Wednesday, March 9.**

Have a great weekend!Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of February 8...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Lesson 10.4: Special Patterns: Students worked on factoring a difference of squares and perfect square trinomial.

Tuesday - Lesson 10.5 Factoring Completely: Students continued to work on factoring the difference of squares and perfect square trinomials. Students also worked on completely factoring binomials and trinomials as well as factoring polynomials with 4 terms by grouping.

Wednesday - Review Lessons 10.1-10.5: Students reviewed all of the factoring lessons so far in the chapter.

Thursday - Review for Test 10: Students reviewed all of Chapter 10 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Students will take a test over Chapter 9

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Lesson 10.4: Special Patterns: Students worked on factoring a difference of squares and perfect square trinomial.

Tuesday - Lesson 10.5 Factoring Completely: Students continued to work on factoring the difference of squares and perfect square trinomials. Students also worked on completely factoring binomials and trinomials as well as factoring polynomials with 4 terms by grouping.

Wednesday - Review Lessons 10.1-10.5: Students reviewed all of the factoring lessons so far in the chapter.

Thursday - Review for Test 10: Students reviewed all of Chapter 10 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Students will take a test over Chapter 9

*Factoring**Polynomials**.***Next test: Friday, February 12.**Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of February 1...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Review for Test 9: Students reviewed all of Chapter 9 to prepare for evaluation.

Tuesday - Students took a test over Chapter 9

Wednesday - Chapter 10 Math in History, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students learned how to identify Grace Hopper as a faithful servant to her country. We also discussed being faithful in service to God. Students learned how to write a factorial expression as a product of factors, and how to write a special product of factors in factorial form. We finished the hour with a look at how to factor using the TI Calculators, so that they could evaluate or approximate the value of the root of a number.

Thursday -- Lesson 10.2 Factoring Trinomials: Students learned how to factor trinomials in the form x2 + bx + c and how to identify prime trinomials.

Friday -- Lesson 10.3 Factoring Trinomials in the form of ax2 + bx + c: Students will learn how to factor a trinomial of the form ax2 + bx + c or ax2 + bxy + cy2.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Review for Test 9: Students reviewed all of Chapter 9 to prepare for evaluation.

Tuesday - Students took a test over Chapter 9

*Polynomials**.*Wednesday - Chapter 10 Math in History, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students learned how to identify Grace Hopper as a faithful servant to her country. We also discussed being faithful in service to God. Students learned how to write a factorial expression as a product of factors, and how to write a special product of factors in factorial form. We finished the hour with a look at how to factor using the TI Calculators, so that they could evaluate or approximate the value of the root of a number.

Thursday -- Lesson 10.2 Factoring Trinomials: Students learned how to factor trinomials in the form x2 + bx + c and how to identify prime trinomials.

Friday -- Lesson 10.3 Factoring Trinomials in the form of ax2 + bx + c: Students will learn how to factor a trinomial of the form ax2 + bx + c or ax2 + bxy + cy2.

**Next test: Friday, February 12.**Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of January 25...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Lesson 9.4 Multiplying Binomials using FOIL: Students learned how to use the FOIL method to multiply binomials.

Tuesday - Lesson 9.5 Special Products: Students learned how to find the square of a sum or difference and how to find the product of conjugates.

Wednesday - Reviewed Lessons 9.1 - 9.5: Students reviewed how to classify polynomials by the number of terms and degrees as well as how to evaluate a polynomial using given values for the variables. Students also reviewed how to add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.

Thursday - Lesson 9.6 Dividing Polynomials: Students learned how to divide a polynomial by a monomial (this was fairly easy for them) and how to divide a polynomial by a polynomial (this was a challenge for some).

Friday -- Lesson 10.1 Factoring Common Monomials: Students learned how to define factoring of polynomials and how to factor a common monomial or binomial from a polynomial.

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Monday - Lesson 9.4 Multiplying Binomials using FOIL: Students learned how to use the FOIL method to multiply binomials.

Tuesday - Lesson 9.5 Special Products: Students learned how to find the square of a sum or difference and how to find the product of conjugates.

Wednesday - Reviewed Lessons 9.1 - 9.5: Students reviewed how to classify polynomials by the number of terms and degrees as well as how to evaluate a polynomial using given values for the variables. Students also reviewed how to add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.

Thursday - Lesson 9.6 Dividing Polynomials: Students learned how to divide a polynomial by a monomial (this was fairly easy for them) and how to divide a polynomial by a polynomial (this was a challenge for some).

Friday -- Lesson 10.1 Factoring Common Monomials: Students learned how to define factoring of polynomials and how to factor a common monomial or binomial from a polynomial.

**Next test: Tuesday, February 2.**

Have a great weekend!Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of January 18...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Tuesday - Lesson 9.1 Classifying and Evaluating Polynomials: Students learned how to classify polynomials by the number of terms and degrees as well as how to evaluate a polynomial using given values for the variables.

Wednesday - Chapter 8 Careers in Math, Technology Corner, & Sequences: Students learned how to identify various careers in engineering and how to recognize tasks as opportunities to fulfill God's command to manage His creation. Students also learned how to check the results of simplifying polynomials on their Texas Instruments Calculators. We ended the hour learning about using substitution to verify partial-sum formulas for specific

Thursday - Lesson 9.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials: Students learned how to add and subtract polynomials.

Friday - Lesson 9.3 Multiplying Polynomials: Students will learn how to multiply a polynomial by a monomial as well as how to multiply any two polynomials.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Tuesday - Lesson 9.1 Classifying and Evaluating Polynomials: Students learned how to classify polynomials by the number of terms and degrees as well as how to evaluate a polynomial using given values for the variables.

Wednesday - Chapter 8 Careers in Math, Technology Corner, & Sequences: Students learned how to identify various careers in engineering and how to recognize tasks as opportunities to fulfill God's command to manage His creation. Students also learned how to check the results of simplifying polynomials on their Texas Instruments Calculators. We ended the hour learning about using substitution to verify partial-sum formulas for specific

*n*values.Thursday - Lesson 9.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials: Students learned how to add and subtract polynomials.

Friday - Lesson 9.3 Multiplying Polynomials: Students will learn how to multiply a polynomial by a monomial as well as how to multiply any two polynomials.

**Next test: Tuesday, February 2.**Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of January 11...

Hello!

Here is an update from this week:

Monday -- Lesson 8.5 Exponential Functions: Students learned how to evaluate exponential functions, how to graph exponential functions, and how to describe consecutive enlargements and reductions exponentially.

Tuesday -- Lesson 8.6 Exponential Growth & Decay: Students learned how to identify the growth rate and growth factor of an exponential growth or decay function as well as how to write functions modeling real-life exponential growth and decay.

Wednesday -- Review Lessons 8.1-8.6: We reviewed all concepts from Lessons 8.1 to 8.6.

Thursday -- Review for Test 8: Students reviewed all of Chapter 8 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Students will take a test over Chapter 8

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from this week:

Monday -- Lesson 8.5 Exponential Functions: Students learned how to evaluate exponential functions, how to graph exponential functions, and how to describe consecutive enlargements and reductions exponentially.

Tuesday -- Lesson 8.6 Exponential Growth & Decay: Students learned how to identify the growth rate and growth factor of an exponential growth or decay function as well as how to write functions modeling real-life exponential growth and decay.

Wednesday -- Review Lessons 8.1-8.6: We reviewed all concepts from Lessons 8.1 to 8.6.

Thursday -- Review for Test 8: Students reviewed all of Chapter 8 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Students will take a test over Chapter 8

*Exponents.***Next test: Tuesday, February 2.**Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of January 4...

Welcome back!

Click Spring, 2016 to access a schedule for the spring semester.

Here is an update for this week:

Monday - Lesson 8.1 Products & Powers: Students learned how to multiply powers with like basis and how to raise a power to a power.

Tuesday - Lesson 8.2 Quotients: Students learned how to divide powers with like basis and how to simplify algebraic expressions with negative exponents.

Wednesday - Chapter 8 Math in History, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students learned to identify Gauss as one of the greatest mathematicians of all times & how to recognize some of the contributions Gauss made to the development of algebra. Students learned how to graph exponential functions on their Texas Instruments Calculators. We ended by looking at how to find the sum of infinite geometric sequences.

Thursday - Lesson 8.3 Scientific Notation: Students learned how to convert numbers between standard and scientific notation as well as how to find products, powers, quotients, sums, and differences of numbers in scientific notation.

Friday - Lesson 8.4 Translating Power Functions: Students will learn how to recognize the basic shape of a power function as well as how to describe the translation of a power function in words or with a rule.

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Click Spring, 2016 to access a schedule for the spring semester.

Here is an update for this week:

Monday - Lesson 8.1 Products & Powers: Students learned how to multiply powers with like basis and how to raise a power to a power.

Tuesday - Lesson 8.2 Quotients: Students learned how to divide powers with like basis and how to simplify algebraic expressions with negative exponents.

**Lessons 8.1 & 8.2 introduced 4 very important rules in Algebra. As you get a chance, please ask your student to explain these 4 rules to you... “in their own words” will be fine:**

1. Product Property: To multiply powers with like bases, add the exponents. (8.1)

2. Power Property: To raise a power to a power, multiply the exponents. (8.1)

3. Quotient Property: To divide with like basis, subtract the exponents. (8.2)

4. Negative Exponents: A quantity with a negative exponent is equal to the reciprocal of that power with a positive exponent. (8.2)1. Product Property: To multiply powers with like bases, add the exponents. (8.1)

2. Power Property: To raise a power to a power, multiply the exponents. (8.1)

3. Quotient Property: To divide with like basis, subtract the exponents. (8.2)

4. Negative Exponents: A quantity with a negative exponent is equal to the reciprocal of that power with a positive exponent. (8.2)

Wednesday - Chapter 8 Math in History, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students learned to identify Gauss as one of the greatest mathematicians of all times & how to recognize some of the contributions Gauss made to the development of algebra. Students learned how to graph exponential functions on their Texas Instruments Calculators. We ended by looking at how to find the sum of infinite geometric sequences.

Thursday - Lesson 8.3 Scientific Notation: Students learned how to convert numbers between standard and scientific notation as well as how to find products, powers, quotients, sums, and differences of numbers in scientific notation.

Friday - Lesson 8.4 Translating Power Functions: Students will learn how to recognize the basic shape of a power function as well as how to describe the translation of a power function in words or with a rule.

**Next test: Friday, January 15.**Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of December 14...

Hello!

Here is an update for this week:

Monday - Exam Review: Students reviewed Chapters 1-4 for the Fall Semester Exam.

Tuesday - Exam Review: Students reviewed Chapters 5-7 for the Fall Semester Exam.

Wednesday - Exam: Students took their Fall Semester Exam.

Thursday - Students will review their Semester Exam.

Friday - No class due to exam schedule.

Have a wonderful break!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update for this week:

Monday - Exam Review: Students reviewed Chapters 1-4 for the Fall Semester Exam.

Tuesday - Exam Review: Students reviewed Chapters 5-7 for the Fall Semester Exam.

Wednesday - Exam: Students took their Fall Semester Exam.

Thursday - Students will review their Semester Exam.

Friday - No class due to exam schedule.

Have a wonderful break!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of December 7...

Hello!

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 7.7 Mixture Problems: Students learned how to solve mixture problems using a system of linear equations.

Tuesday - Lesson 7.8 Solving Systems of Inequalities: Students learned how to solve systems of inequalities by graphing and how to solve word problems by graphing systems of inequalities.

Wednesday - Chapter 7 Careers in Math, Technology Corner, and Sequences: Students learned how to distinguish between the responsibilities of computer programmers and software engineers as well as to recognize the necessity of a strong mathematical foundation for computer science careers. Students also learned how to graph systems of linear equations on their Texas Instruments Calculators. We ended the hour learning about limits on converging sequences, a main concept of calculus.

Thursday- Review for Test 7: Students reviewed all of Chapter 7 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Test 7: Students will take a test over Chapter 7

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 7.7 Mixture Problems: Students learned how to solve mixture problems using a system of linear equations.

Tuesday - Lesson 7.8 Solving Systems of Inequalities: Students learned how to solve systems of inequalities by graphing and how to solve word problems by graphing systems of inequalities.

Wednesday - Chapter 7 Careers in Math, Technology Corner, and Sequences: Students learned how to distinguish between the responsibilities of computer programmers and software engineers as well as to recognize the necessity of a strong mathematical foundation for computer science careers. Students also learned how to graph systems of linear equations on their Texas Instruments Calculators. We ended the hour learning about limits on converging sequences, a main concept of calculus.

Thursday- Review for Test 7: Students reviewed all of Chapter 7 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Test 7: Students will take a test over Chapter 7

*Linear Systems.***Semester Exam: Wednesday, December 16.**

Have a nice weekend!Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of November 30...

Hello!

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday – Lesson 7.3 Solving Advanced Systems by Substitution: Students learned how to solve advanced systems of linear equations by the substitution and how to solve word problems using a system of equations and the substitution method.

Tuesday – Lesson 7.4 Solving Systems by Elimination: After teaching students the more difficult ways to solve systems of linear equations, we worked on learning how to solve systems by the elimination method. Often, this method is easier for students. Students also learned how to solve word problems using a system of equations and the elimination method.

Wednesday - Reviewed Lessons 7.1-7.4: Students reviewed 3 methods for solving systems of equations. The first method built on student’s previous knowledge of graphing linear equations from Chapter 6. The 2 other algebraic methods, substitution & elimination through addition or subtraction, were reviewed as well.

Thursday - Lesson 7.5: Special Systems: Students learned to determine the best method for solving a linear system, how to classify linear systems as consistent, independent, consistent dependent, or inconsistent, and how to recognize the relationships between the lines’ slopes and y-intercepts within types of linear systems.

Friday - Lesson 7.6 Motion Problems: Students will learn how to solve motion problems using a system of linear equations.

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday – Lesson 7.3 Solving Advanced Systems by Substitution: Students learned how to solve advanced systems of linear equations by the substitution and how to solve word problems using a system of equations and the substitution method.

Tuesday – Lesson 7.4 Solving Systems by Elimination: After teaching students the more difficult ways to solve systems of linear equations, we worked on learning how to solve systems by the elimination method. Often, this method is easier for students. Students also learned how to solve word problems using a system of equations and the elimination method.

Wednesday - Reviewed Lessons 7.1-7.4: Students reviewed 3 methods for solving systems of equations. The first method built on student’s previous knowledge of graphing linear equations from Chapter 6. The 2 other algebraic methods, substitution & elimination through addition or subtraction, were reviewed as well.

Thursday - Lesson 7.5: Special Systems: Students learned to determine the best method for solving a linear system, how to classify linear systems as consistent, independent, consistent dependent, or inconsistent, and how to recognize the relationships between the lines’ slopes and y-intercepts within types of linear systems.

Friday - Lesson 7.6 Motion Problems: Students will learn how to solve motion problems using a system of linear equations.

**Next test: Friday, December 11.**

Have a nice weekend!Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of November 23...

Hello!

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 7.1 Graphing Systems of Equations: Students learned how to solve systems of linear equations by the graphing method (something they will also learn on the graphing calculator), and how to recognize three possible types of solutions for a system of two linear equations.

Tuesday - Lesson 7.2 Solving Simple Systems by Substitution: Students learned how to solve simple systems of linear equations by the substitution method, and how to solve word problems involving two unknowns using a system of equations and the substitution method.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 7.1 Graphing Systems of Equations: Students learned how to solve systems of linear equations by the graphing method (something they will also learn on the graphing calculator), and how to recognize three possible types of solutions for a system of two linear equations.

Tuesday - Lesson 7.2 Solving Simple Systems by Substitution: Students learned how to solve simple systems of linear equations by the substitution method, and how to solve word problems involving two unknowns using a system of equations and the substitution method.

**Next test: Friday, December 11.**Have a great Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of November 16...

Hello!

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 6.5 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines: Students learned how to write the equation of a line using point-slope line, how to understand the relationship of slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines, and how to write the equation of a line given a point on the line and the equation of a line that is either parallel or perpendicular to it.

Tuesday - Lesson 6.6 Trend Lines and Correlation: Students learned how to determine the trend line equation from a given scatterplot and how to describe the linear correlation of a given data set.

Wednesday - Lesson 6.7 Graphing Linear Inequalities: Students learned how to graph linear inequalities and how to model real-life situations with linear inequalities.

Thursday - Review for Test 6: Students reviewed all of Chapter 6 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Test 6: Students will take a test over Chapter 6

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 6.5 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines: Students learned how to write the equation of a line using point-slope line, how to understand the relationship of slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines, and how to write the equation of a line given a point on the line and the equation of a line that is either parallel or perpendicular to it.

Tuesday - Lesson 6.6 Trend Lines and Correlation: Students learned how to determine the trend line equation from a given scatterplot and how to describe the linear correlation of a given data set.

Wednesday - Lesson 6.7 Graphing Linear Inequalities: Students learned how to graph linear inequalities and how to model real-life situations with linear inequalities.

Thursday - Review for Test 6: Students reviewed all of Chapter 6 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Test 6: Students will take a test over Chapter 6

*Linear Functions.***Next test: Friday, November 20.**Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of November 9...

Hello!

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 6.1 Graphing Lines: Students learned how to graph linear equations on the coordinate plane using ordered pairs. They also learned how to determine the x- and y- intercepts of a linear equation.

Tuesday - Lesson 6.2 Slope: Students learned how to find the slope of a graphed line as well as how to find the slope of a line passing through two given points.

Wednesday - Chapter 6 Math in History, Technology Corner, and Sequences: Students learned to identify Rene Descartes as the developer of the Cartesian coordinate plane and to recognize the danger of exalting human reasoning above scriptural revelation. Next, students learned how to use their TI calculators to graph a scatterplot and find the line of best fit.Students also learned how to state the finite number that a converging sequence gets closer to as n gets larger and how to classify sequences as converging or diverging.

Thursday - Lesson 6.3 Slope-Intercept Form of a Line: Students learned how to write linear equations in slope-intercept form, how to identify the slope and y-intercept of a linear equation, and how to graph linear equations from slope-intercept form.

Friday - Lesson 6.4 Writing Linear Equations: Students will learn how to write the equation of a line given its slope and y-intercept, given slope and a point on the line, given two points on a line, or given its graph.

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 6.1 Graphing Lines: Students learned how to graph linear equations on the coordinate plane using ordered pairs. They also learned how to determine the x- and y- intercepts of a linear equation.

Tuesday - Lesson 6.2 Slope: Students learned how to find the slope of a graphed line as well as how to find the slope of a line passing through two given points.

Wednesday - Chapter 6 Math in History, Technology Corner, and Sequences: Students learned to identify Rene Descartes as the developer of the Cartesian coordinate plane and to recognize the danger of exalting human reasoning above scriptural revelation. Next, students learned how to use their TI calculators to graph a scatterplot and find the line of best fit.Students also learned how to state the finite number that a converging sequence gets closer to as n gets larger and how to classify sequences as converging or diverging.

Thursday - Lesson 6.3 Slope-Intercept Form of a Line: Students learned how to write linear equations in slope-intercept form, how to identify the slope and y-intercept of a linear equation, and how to graph linear equations from slope-intercept form.

Friday - Lesson 6.4 Writing Linear Equations: Students will learn how to write the equation of a line given its slope and y-intercept, given slope and a point on the line, given two points on a line, or given its graph.

**Next test: Friday, November 20.**

Have a great weekend!Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of November 2...

Hello!

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 5.5 Function Rules: Students learned to represent a given function rule with a set of ordered pairs, a table, a graph, and a mapping diagram. Students also learned how to write a function rule from a set of ordered pairs, a table, a graph, or a mapping diagram. Lastly, students learned how to use a function rule to describe a real-life application.

Tuesday - Lesson 5.6 Direct and Inverse Variations: Students learned how to find the constant of variation for direct and inverse variations, how to identify relations that are direct or inverse, how to write and apply function rules for each of these, and how to solve real-world problems modeled by direct & inverse variations.

Wednesday - Lesson 5.7 Graphing Absolute Value Functions: Students learned how to represent an absolute value function rule with a set of ordered pairs, a table, and a graph. Students also learned how to describe the translation involved in an absolute value function & how to write a function rule for an absolute value function graph.

Thursday - Review Lessons 5.1-5.7: Students reviewed all of Chapter 5 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Test 5: Students will take a test over Chapter 5

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 5.5 Function Rules: Students learned to represent a given function rule with a set of ordered pairs, a table, a graph, and a mapping diagram. Students also learned how to write a function rule from a set of ordered pairs, a table, a graph, or a mapping diagram. Lastly, students learned how to use a function rule to describe a real-life application.

Tuesday - Lesson 5.6 Direct and Inverse Variations: Students learned how to find the constant of variation for direct and inverse variations, how to identify relations that are direct or inverse, how to write and apply function rules for each of these, and how to solve real-world problems modeled by direct & inverse variations.

Wednesday - Lesson 5.7 Graphing Absolute Value Functions: Students learned how to represent an absolute value function rule with a set of ordered pairs, a table, and a graph. Students also learned how to describe the translation involved in an absolute value function & how to write a function rule for an absolute value function graph.

Thursday - Review Lessons 5.1-5.7: Students reviewed all of Chapter 5 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Test 5: Students will take a test over Chapter 5

*Relations & Functions.*

**Next test: Friday, November 20.**Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of October 26...

Hello!

I am looking forward to meeting with those of you who have scheduled conferences for next week.

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 5.1 Points in the Coordinate Plane: Students reviewed how to graph and state the coordinates of points in the Cartesian coordinate plane as well as how to create scatterplots for use in analyzing the relationship between graphed variables.

Tuesday - Relations & Functions: Students reviewed how to graph and state the coordinates of points in the Cartesian coordinate plane as well as how to create scatterplots for use in analyzing the relationship between graphed variables.

Wednesday - Chapter 5 Careers in Math, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students learned about the role of a market research analyst and the kinds of mathematics he uses. They also learned how a market research analyst can glorify God through his career. Students also worked with their Texas Instruments calculators to learn how to graph lines and evaluate tables. Lastly, students learned how to list specific terms of a geometric sequence given its description and how to find the general-term and recursive formulas for a geometric sequence given its first several terms.

Thursday - Lesson 5.3 Graphs of Relations & Functions: Students learned how to use a relation’s graph to determine its domain and range and whether it is a function. They also learned how to graph simple relations and functions.

Friday - Lesson 5.4 Using Graphs: “When will we ever use this in real life?” Students will learn how to answer this question by drawing and interpreting graphs representing real-world relationships.

Have a good weekend,

Mrs. Dolvin

I am looking forward to meeting with those of you who have scheduled conferences for next week.

**I would highly encourage you to bring your student along for the conference as this would be profitable for them as well.**Of course, if you would prefer not to, that is up to your discretion.Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 5.1 Points in the Coordinate Plane: Students reviewed how to graph and state the coordinates of points in the Cartesian coordinate plane as well as how to create scatterplots for use in analyzing the relationship between graphed variables.

Tuesday - Relations & Functions: Students reviewed how to graph and state the coordinates of points in the Cartesian coordinate plane as well as how to create scatterplots for use in analyzing the relationship between graphed variables.

Wednesday - Chapter 5 Careers in Math, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students learned about the role of a market research analyst and the kinds of mathematics he uses. They also learned how a market research analyst can glorify God through his career. Students also worked with their Texas Instruments calculators to learn how to graph lines and evaluate tables. Lastly, students learned how to list specific terms of a geometric sequence given its description and how to find the general-term and recursive formulas for a geometric sequence given its first several terms.

Thursday - Lesson 5.3 Graphs of Relations & Functions: Students learned how to use a relation’s graph to determine its domain and range and whether it is a function. They also learned how to graph simple relations and functions.

Friday - Lesson 5.4 Using Graphs: “When will we ever use this in real life?” Students will learn how to answer this question by drawing and interpreting graphs representing real-world relationships.

**Next test: Friday, November 6.**Have a good weekend,

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of October 19...

Hello!

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday -- Lesson 4.5 Disjunctions: Students learned how to define as well as graph disjunctions.

Tuesday -- Lesson 4.6 Absolute Value Equations: Students learned how to solve absolute value equations.

Wednesday -- Absolute Value Inequalities: Students learned how to solve absolute value inequalities and how they differ from absolute value equations.

Thursday -- Review Lessons 4.1-4.7: Students reviewed all of Chapter 4 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday -- Test 4: Students will take a test over Chapter 4

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday -- Lesson 4.5 Disjunctions: Students learned how to define as well as graph disjunctions.

Tuesday -- Lesson 4.6 Absolute Value Equations: Students learned how to solve absolute value equations.

Wednesday -- Absolute Value Inequalities: Students learned how to solve absolute value inequalities and how they differ from absolute value equations.

Thursday -- Review Lessons 4.1-4.7: Students reviewed all of Chapter 4 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday -- Test 4: Students will take a test over Chapter 4

*Solving Inequalities.***Next test: Friday, November 6.**Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of October 12...

Hello!

Here is a look ahead at the upcoming week in Algebra I:

Monday - Lesson 4.1 Inequalities: Students will learn how to use the Trichotomy Property to interpret negated inequalities. Students will also learn how to graph inequalities on a number line.

Tuesday - Lesson 4.2 Properties of Inequalities: Students will learn how to solve inequalities using the Addition and Multiplication Properties of Inequality. Students will also solve word problems using one-step inequalities.

Wednesday - Review Lessons 4.1-4.2: Students will review all concepts from Lessons 4.1-4.2.

Thursday - Lesson 4.3 Solving Inequalities: Students will continue solving inequalities using the Addition and Multiplication Properties of Inequality as well as simplifying inequalities by using the Distributive Property and combining like terms. Students will also learn how to solve word problems involving multi-step inequalities.

Friday - Lesson 4.4 Conjunctions: Students will learn how to define as well as graph conjunctions.

Have a nice weekend,

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is a look ahead at the upcoming week in Algebra I:

Monday - Lesson 4.1 Inequalities: Students will learn how to use the Trichotomy Property to interpret negated inequalities. Students will also learn how to graph inequalities on a number line.

Tuesday - Lesson 4.2 Properties of Inequalities: Students will learn how to solve inequalities using the Addition and Multiplication Properties of Inequality. Students will also solve word problems using one-step inequalities.

Wednesday - Review Lessons 4.1-4.2: Students will review all concepts from Lessons 4.1-4.2.

Thursday - Lesson 4.3 Solving Inequalities: Students will continue solving inequalities using the Addition and Multiplication Properties of Inequality as well as simplifying inequalities by using the Distributive Property and combining like terms. Students will also learn how to solve word problems involving multi-step inequalities.

Friday - Lesson 4.4 Conjunctions: Students will learn how to define as well as graph conjunctions.

**Next test: Friday, October 23.**Have a nice weekend,

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of October 5...

Hello!

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 3.7 Motion: Students learned how to solve problems about related distances using d=rt.

Tuesday - Lesson 3.8 Mixtures: Students worked on solving problems involving mixtures.

Wednesday - Chapter 4 Math in History, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students studied the Bernoulli Family, their important place in mathematics history, and the importance of humility in our pursuits. Additionally, students learned how to graph inequalities in their Texas Instruments calculators. Students also learned how to list partial sums of a sequence if given the first several terms of the sequence.

Thursday - Review Lessons 3.1-3.8: Students reviewed all of Chapter 3 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Test 3: Students will take a test over Chapter 3

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 3.7 Motion: Students learned how to solve problems about related distances using d=rt.

Tuesday - Lesson 3.8 Mixtures: Students worked on solving problems involving mixtures.

Wednesday - Chapter 4 Math in History, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students studied the Bernoulli Family, their important place in mathematics history, and the importance of humility in our pursuits. Additionally, students learned how to graph inequalities in their Texas Instruments calculators. Students also learned how to list partial sums of a sequence if given the first several terms of the sequence.

Thursday - Review Lessons 3.1-3.8: Students reviewed all of Chapter 3 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Test 3: Students will take a test over Chapter 3

*Using Equations.***Next test: Friday, October 9.**Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of September 28...

Hello!

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 3.3 Similar Figures and Scale Models: Students learned how to find corresponding lengths, areas, and volumes of similar figures. We also discussed scales and actual dimensions of a scale model.

Tuesday – Lesson 3.4 The Percent Equation: Students learned how to apply the percent formula to find the part, the percent, or the whole. They also used this formula to solve real-life application problems.

Wednesday -- Review Lessons 3.1-3.4: Students reviewed all the concepts from Chapter 3 up to Lesson 3.4.

Thursday – Lesson 3.5 Percent Change & Error: Students learned how to find the percent change when a quantity increases or decreases, how to find the experimental error and the percent error of a measurement, and how to find the percent difference between two measurements.

Friday -- Lesson 3.6 Money: Students will learn how to find cost, markup, markup rate, discount, discount rate, retail price, sale price, tip, commission, commission rate, and sales. But there's more... we will finish with how to solve problems involving simple interest. It will be a packed lesson!

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Lesson 3.3 Similar Figures and Scale Models: Students learned how to find corresponding lengths, areas, and volumes of similar figures. We also discussed scales and actual dimensions of a scale model.

Tuesday – Lesson 3.4 The Percent Equation: Students learned how to apply the percent formula to find the part, the percent, or the whole. They also used this formula to solve real-life application problems.

Wednesday -- Review Lessons 3.1-3.4: Students reviewed all the concepts from Chapter 3 up to Lesson 3.4.

Thursday – Lesson 3.5 Percent Change & Error: Students learned how to find the percent change when a quantity increases or decreases, how to find the experimental error and the percent error of a measurement, and how to find the percent difference between two measurements.

Friday -- Lesson 3.6 Money: Students will learn how to find cost, markup, markup rate, discount, discount rate, retail price, sale price, tip, commission, commission rate, and sales. But there's more... we will finish with how to solve problems involving simple interest. It will be a packed lesson!

**Next Test: Friday, October 9.**Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of September 21...

Hello!

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday -- Lesson 3.1 Solving Literal Equations: Students learned to solve literal equations for an indicated variable. Students are also able to find an unknown quantity by evaluating the result of solving a literal equation.

Tuesday -- Lesson 3.2 Ratios & Proportions: Students used proportions to solve problems and worked on determining unit rates and converting given rates into equivalent rates.

Wednesday -- Chapter 3 Careers in Math, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students will learn how to appreciate and understand the actuarial profession and its mathematical foundation. Additionally, students will learn how to list specific terms of a Fibonacci Sequence given its first two terms. Students will enjoy watching the short video

Have a nice Fall break!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday -- Lesson 3.1 Solving Literal Equations: Students learned to solve literal equations for an indicated variable. Students are also able to find an unknown quantity by evaluating the result of solving a literal equation.

Tuesday -- Lesson 3.2 Ratios & Proportions: Students used proportions to solve problems and worked on determining unit rates and converting given rates into equivalent rates.

Wednesday -- Chapter 3 Careers in Math, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students will learn how to appreciate and understand the actuarial profession and its mathematical foundation. Additionally, students will learn how to list specific terms of a Fibonacci Sequence given its first two terms. Students will enjoy watching the short video

*The Fingerprint of God*in class. Students will also learn how to calculate and graph terms of up to three different sequences using the sequence mode on their Texas Instruments graphing calculators.**Next test: Friday, October 9.**Have a nice Fall break!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of September 14...

Hello!

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday -- Lesson 2.6 Simplifying Equations: Students worked on solving equations containing like terms and parentheses. Students also learned how to convert repeating decimals to fractions. This lesson finished with more translating sentences into algebraic equations.

Tuesday - Lesson 2.7 Solving Multi-Step Equations: Students learned how to solve equations with variables on both sides of the equal sign as well as a continuation of translating word sentences into algebraic equations.

Wednesday -- Lesson 2.8 Eliminating Fractions and Decimals: Students learned how to clear equations of fractions and decimals when solving. They also looked at application to real-life problems, specifically coin problems.

Thursday -- Review Lessons 2.1-2.8: Students reviewed all of Chapter 2 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Test 2: Students will take a test over Chapter 2

*NOTE: Progress Reports were e-mailed to parents on Tuesday. Thank you to those who have responded that you have seen the report. Let me know if you had any questions.

Have a nice weekend.

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday -- Lesson 2.6 Simplifying Equations: Students worked on solving equations containing like terms and parentheses. Students also learned how to convert repeating decimals to fractions. This lesson finished with more translating sentences into algebraic equations.

Tuesday - Lesson 2.7 Solving Multi-Step Equations: Students learned how to solve equations with variables on both sides of the equal sign as well as a continuation of translating word sentences into algebraic equations.

Wednesday -- Lesson 2.8 Eliminating Fractions and Decimals: Students learned how to clear equations of fractions and decimals when solving. They also looked at application to real-life problems, specifically coin problems.

Thursday -- Review Lessons 2.1-2.8: Students reviewed all of Chapter 2 to prepare for evaluation.

Friday - Test 2: Students will take a test over Chapter 2

*Variables and Equations.**NOTE: Progress Reports were e-mailed to parents on Tuesday. Thank you to those who have responded that you have seen the report. Let me know if you had any questions.

**Next test: Friday, September 18.**Have a nice weekend.

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of September 8...

Hello!

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Tuesday - Lesson 2.3 Using the Distributive Property: Students learned to use the distributive property to simplify algebraic expressions.

Wednesday - Review Lessons 2.1-2.3: Students reviewed material in chapter 2 as well as worked on rapid calculations and 24-game. That was fun!

Thursday - Lesson 2.4 Solving One-Step Equations: Students learned how to identify and apply the properties of equality when solving one-step equations. We also emphasized translating word sentences into algebraic equations and then solving those equations.

Friday - Lesson 2.5 Solving Two-Step Equations: Students will continue translating word sentences into algebraic expressions as well as solving two-step equations in the form ax + b = c.

We are continuing our work with daily rapid calculations. We begin each lesson with at least 7 of them - they are getting fast!

Also, as you may know, students can expect homework every evening except Wednesdays and days off. However, I completely forgot and assigned homework last Friday, even though we had Monday off! So, students will not have a typical weekend this week as they will not have Algebra homework.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Tuesday - Lesson 2.3 Using the Distributive Property: Students learned to use the distributive property to simplify algebraic expressions.

Wednesday - Review Lessons 2.1-2.3: Students reviewed material in chapter 2 as well as worked on rapid calculations and 24-game. That was fun!

Thursday - Lesson 2.4 Solving One-Step Equations: Students learned how to identify and apply the properties of equality when solving one-step equations. We also emphasized translating word sentences into algebraic equations and then solving those equations.

Friday - Lesson 2.5 Solving Two-Step Equations: Students will continue translating word sentences into algebraic expressions as well as solving two-step equations in the form ax + b = c.

We are continuing our work with daily rapid calculations. We begin each lesson with at least 7 of them - they are getting fast!

Also, as you may know, students can expect homework every evening except Wednesdays and days off. However, I completely forgot and assigned homework last Friday, even though we had Monday off! So, students will not have a typical weekend this week as they will not have Algebra homework.

**Next test: Friday, September 18.**Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of August 31...

Hello!

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Review Lessons 1.1-1.8: Students reviewed all of Chapter 1 to prepare for evaluation.

Tuesday - Test 1: Students took a test over Chapter 1

Wednesday - Chapter 2 Math in History, Technology Corner, & Sequences: Students learned how to use their Texas Instruments Calculators to store variables as well as a few other basic functions. Additionally, the students learned how to recognize Isaac Newton's important contributions to mathematics, and to recognize the danger of exalting human reason above scriptural revelation. The students ended the hour with a brief look at arithmetic sequences.

Thursday - Lesson 2.1 Variables & Algebraic Expressions: Students identified variables & constants & to wrote algebraic expressions for word phrases (including consecutive integers, consecutive odd or even integers, & complements or supplements of angles).

Friday - Lesson 2.2 Evaluating Algebraic Expressions: Students will evaluate algebraic expressions with given variable values and apply formulas given variable values.

Mrs. Dolvin

Here is an update from Algebra I this week:

Monday - Review Lessons 1.1-1.8: Students reviewed all of Chapter 1 to prepare for evaluation.

Tuesday - Test 1: Students took a test over Chapter 1

*Real Number Operations.*Wednesday - Chapter 2 Math in History, Technology Corner, & Sequences: Students learned how to use their Texas Instruments Calculators to store variables as well as a few other basic functions. Additionally, the students learned how to recognize Isaac Newton's important contributions to mathematics, and to recognize the danger of exalting human reason above scriptural revelation. The students ended the hour with a brief look at arithmetic sequences.

Thursday - Lesson 2.1 Variables & Algebraic Expressions: Students identified variables & constants & to wrote algebraic expressions for word phrases (including consecutive integers, consecutive odd or even integers, & complements or supplements of angles).

Friday - Lesson 2.2 Evaluating Algebraic Expressions: Students will evaluate algebraic expressions with given variable values and apply formulas given variable values.

**Next test: Friday, September 18.**Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of August 24...

Hello!

Monday - Lesson 1.5 Multiplying Rational Numbers: Students worked on multiplying signed integers and rational numbers. They also identified and applied the properties of multiplication.

Tuesday - Lesson 1.6 Dividing Rational Numbers: Students divided signed integers and rational numbers, demonstrated that division by 0 is undefined, and applied the properties of real numbers.

Wednesday - Review Lessons 1.1-1.5: Students reviewed all the lessons for the chapter so far.

Thursday - Lesson 1.7 Exponents: Students learned how to simplify and evaluate expressions with integral exponents using the properties of exponents.

Friday - Lesson 1.8 Order of Operations: Students will work on stating the order of operations as well as evaluating numerical expressions using the order of operations.

Students are continuing to build speed daily with rapid calculations. Last week, students also had a chance to play "24-game." Additionally, there were a few quiz and homework grades this week. Check Renweb for those results. Many of the students have been doing very well keeping up with both the written AND online homework assignments. Please help by asking your student daily if their work is ready for class. Thanks!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

Monday - Lesson 1.5 Multiplying Rational Numbers: Students worked on multiplying signed integers and rational numbers. They also identified and applied the properties of multiplication.

Tuesday - Lesson 1.6 Dividing Rational Numbers: Students divided signed integers and rational numbers, demonstrated that division by 0 is undefined, and applied the properties of real numbers.

Wednesday - Review Lessons 1.1-1.5: Students reviewed all the lessons for the chapter so far.

Thursday - Lesson 1.7 Exponents: Students learned how to simplify and evaluate expressions with integral exponents using the properties of exponents.

Friday - Lesson 1.8 Order of Operations: Students will work on stating the order of operations as well as evaluating numerical expressions using the order of operations.

**NEXT TEXT: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1.**Students are continuing to build speed daily with rapid calculations. Last week, students also had a chance to play "24-game." Additionally, there were a few quiz and homework grades this week. Check Renweb for those results. Many of the students have been doing very well keeping up with both the written AND online homework assignments. Please help by asking your student daily if their work is ready for class. Thanks!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Dolvin

## Week of August 17...

Hello!

We are off to a wonderful start in Algebra I. Many of the students are doing very well keeping up with both their written and online homework. Keep encouraging them, they are working very hard. Here is an overview of our week:

Monday - Lesson 1.1: Sets of Numbers. Students worked on identifying sets and subsets as well as their union & intersection. Students reviewed Venn diagrams and looked in detail at the major subsets of the real number system, their relationship to each other, and examples of each.

Tuesday - Lesson 1.2: Number Lines, Opposites, and Absolute Value. This was a packed lesson as students reviewed number lines, coordinates of a point on a number line, the opposite and absolute value of a number as well as the length and midpoint of a segment on a number line.

Wednesday – Chapter 1 Careers in Math, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students learned about a career in mathematics. While I realize that few students know the leading of the Lord in a career choice at this point in their lives, it is still important to understand that the more math students learn, the more avenues of service will be open to them. We emphasized that students should want to be used by God in whatever vocation He calls them. Additionally, we used our TI graphing calculators for our first Technology Corner section in the textbook. Students were introduced to a few of the basic functions on their calculators. On a different note, we spent the last part of the class looking at sequences.

Thursday - Lesson 1.3: Adding Rational Numbers. Students reviewed how to add signed integers and rational numbers. We also looked at the properties of addition which is foundational to success in Algebra.

Friday - Lesson 1.4 Subtracting Rational Numbers: As another foundational lesson, students will review how to rewrite subtraction as addition by adding the opposite as well as a review on subtracting signed integers and rational numbers.

As a part of this course, students are also working on rapid calculations on a daily basis. They are doing a great job on these.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Mrs. Dolvin

We are off to a wonderful start in Algebra I. Many of the students are doing very well keeping up with both their written and online homework. Keep encouraging them, they are working very hard. Here is an overview of our week:

Monday - Lesson 1.1: Sets of Numbers. Students worked on identifying sets and subsets as well as their union & intersection. Students reviewed Venn diagrams and looked in detail at the major subsets of the real number system, their relationship to each other, and examples of each.

Tuesday - Lesson 1.2: Number Lines, Opposites, and Absolute Value. This was a packed lesson as students reviewed number lines, coordinates of a point on a number line, the opposite and absolute value of a number as well as the length and midpoint of a segment on a number line.

Wednesday – Chapter 1 Careers in Math, Technology Corner, Sequences: Students learned about a career in mathematics. While I realize that few students know the leading of the Lord in a career choice at this point in their lives, it is still important to understand that the more math students learn, the more avenues of service will be open to them. We emphasized that students should want to be used by God in whatever vocation He calls them. Additionally, we used our TI graphing calculators for our first Technology Corner section in the textbook. Students were introduced to a few of the basic functions on their calculators. On a different note, we spent the last part of the class looking at sequences.

Thursday - Lesson 1.3: Adding Rational Numbers. Students reviewed how to add signed integers and rational numbers. We also looked at the properties of addition which is foundational to success in Algebra.

Friday - Lesson 1.4 Subtracting Rational Numbers: As another foundational lesson, students will review how to rewrite subtraction as addition by adding the opposite as well as a review on subtracting signed integers and rational numbers.

**NEXT TEXT: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1.**As a part of this course, students are also working on rapid calculations on a daily basis. They are doing a great job on these.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Mrs. Dolvin