Week 13- Reciprocal Functions

This week we continued our Absolute Value and Reciprocal Functions unit. Although some of the material we had to use was from previous units, a lot of what we learned was still new. The one thing that stuck with me with was the graphing reciprocal linear functions chapter. The first step is to draw our […]

Week 11 – Solving Quadratic Inequalities

This week we took our midterm and started our fifth unit which is about solving and graphing inequalities. I learned a lot of new information this week, but I think what stood out for me was solving quadratic inequalities using a sign chart. I found it interesting because we will need to be able to […]

Week 10 – Midterm Review (Quadratics)

This week we finished our graphing quadratic functions unit and began studying for our midterm. Although we did not learn anything new, I did have to review certain sections of previous units. What I had to (almost) relearn / really think about was unit 3 chapter 5, when one must find the value of a […]

Week 7 – Discriminant

In week 7 we finished our polynomials unit with a test, but I still managed to learn something new. Although we only learned one new chapter of the unit, we learned about discriminants. I learned what the discriminant formula was and that it can help find the nature of the root.

Week 5 – Factoring Polynomials

This week we finished our radical unit and began our polynomials unit. Although we only had two days of lessons, I learned a new trick when solving polynomial expression. It involves substituting parts of the trinomial with variables. When first looking at our polynomial expression, we will notice that it is somewhat of an ugly […]

Week 4 – Dividing Radicals *UPDATED*

This week we continued our absolute value and radical unit. Although we learned quite a bit of new material, but the lesson that stood out the most for me was dividing radicals. Specifically, when having to rationalize a binomial denominator (aka denominator is in has two root signs). * When multiplying the opposite denominators, this […]