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## Precalculus week of May 11 – May 15

Feel free to work at the suggested pace below or at your own pace provided you complete all assignments by 11:59 PM Sunday.  Monday:   Desmos Exploring the Graphs of Polar Equations - Go to student.desmos.com and type the class code 1st hour 87N6JP , 2nd hour AE85B6  Tuesday:   Visit my website/blog for a video and to take notes on Graphing Polar Equations. Do the matching worksheet.  [...]

By | 2020-05-10T19:55:46+00:00 May 10th, 2020|PreCalculus, Uncategorized|0 Comments

## Honors precalculus week of May 4 – May 8

Honors precalculus assignments for the week of May 4 – May 8, 2020.   Feel free to work at the suggested pace below or at your own pace provided you complete all assignments by 11:59 PM Sunday.  Monday:   Visit my website/blog for a video and to take notes on an Introduction to Polar Coordinates  Tuesday:   Go [...]

By | 2020-05-04T13:39:39+00:00 May 4th, 2020|PreCalculus, Uncategorized|1 Comment

## Loving Logarithms

After solving many, many problems that required finding a and b of an exponential equation of the form y = aebt, we needed to review the basics. I found a tarsia puzzle on the web. It didn't include all the types of problems I wanted my precalculus students to review so I found a program [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:01:53+00:00 October 13th, 2017|PreCalculus, Uncategorized|0 Comments

## Congruent Triangles Unit

Classifying Triangles Again, I'm re-creating the wheel, hoping to make it better. My students responded well to the doodle notes I created for my Transformations Unit. One commented, "I'm really understanding the material now. Honestly, your class was a little boring, but this chapter was much better." It's amazing how turning the tables on students [...]

By | 2019-02-07T20:54:39+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

## Finding an equation of best fit in Desmos

Go to Desmos.com and choose Start Graphing. In the upper left, choose Add Item > table. Type your data in the table. Click on the wrench in the upper right to change the graph settings. Modify your x, and y values to reflect your data. Decide what type of equation the data represents. In the example [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:01:55+00:00 September 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|16 Comments

## Matrices and Determinants

Matrices and Systems of Equations You can use a matrix to solve a system of equations. There are many ways to do so. One of them involves finding the augmented matrix and performing row operations on that matrix using the Gauss Elimination method and the Gauss-Jordan Elimination method. Both will be explored in this chapter [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:01:57+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

## Area in a Coordinate Plane

Google Maps gives you a way to measure distances on a map. If you right click on the map and choose Measure Distance, the first point you click becomes the starting point. When you click a second point, Google Maps provides a scale with the distance between the points  shown in a box.    This scale can [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:02:01+00:00 July 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

## How High is that Kite?

There is nothing quite like flying a kite on one of the first breezy days of spring. Is it possible to determine how high a kite is flying from a photograph? What would you need to know? If you were flying a kite, what tools could you use to determine its height? http://youtu.be/KknxRn6e9RA     [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:02:02+00:00 March 21st, 2015|Algebra II, Geometry, Uncategorized|0 Comments