Class date
 Lesson  Assignment
 Remarks 
Feb. 05 Fri.
 Chapter 6 test on factoring polynomials
 You can use your notebook.
 
Feb.03 Wed.
 Demand function, creating a cubic polynomial given 4 points, cubic regression
 Complete your review of chapter6 as per the homework assigned Feb.01
 You should know your vocabulary as per pg. 388..

Feb.01 Mon.
 Demand function and assortment of other word problems involving polynomial functions
 Complete Chapter 6 review know your vocabulary pg. 388
Do odd numbered
Chapter test pg.391
Chapter stand. test Pg.392  Why factor polynomials? what is the best method?

Jan.28 Thurs.
 Building a box with max. volume. review quiz answers. exploratory exercises in computer lab.
 Determine which dimensions will create the largest volume. Pg. 376 #1 7, 12, Pg. 378 #45, 47, 51, 53, 55, 57 Pg. 383 #15, 17, 19, 49
Pg. 386 Odd numbers in mixed review
 creating a cubic polynomial if you know 4 points.. (3 points will be the zeros of the function + 1 other point on the curve.) Chapter test on chapter 6 on Wed.

Jan.26 Tues.
 read about turning points, end behavior
 Group presentations; Worksheet from kuta software.
 Quiz involving factoring polynomials with degree less than or equal 4. The answers to the worksheet are available from www.kutasoftware.com the algebra2 section > graphing polynomials.

Jan.22 Fri.
 Fundamental th.of algebra..6.7 the relationship between zeros, factors, solutions and xintercepts chap. 6.8
 Pg.369 Guided practice #113 odds; 1529 odds. 3537; 47,49 Pg. 376, guided practice 111, 12 Work with your group on agreeing on the relationship between zeros, factors, solutions and xintercepts; include endbehavior.
 Who was Gauss? what are complex conjugates? Finding zeros.. vocab: local minimum, local maximum turning pionts, end behaviour,
Who is I.M.Pei and what is the connection to Taichung..

Jan.20 Wed.
 Zeros of a function and factoring
 Pg. 356: 39,41, 49, 51, 55 Challenge #60  What are zeros of a function? Quiz today on factoring polynomials..

Jan.18 Mon.
 Remainder and Factor theorems, rational zeros.. Chapter 6.5, 6.6
 Pg.350 (93,94,96,97) Pg.351 mixed review Pg.356 #3, 8,9,12,13 #27,28,29,
 Vocabulary: dividend, divisor, quotient, remainder, demand function, coefficients, synthetic division=synthetic substitution Question? in a function, what are the factors, ie. what values of x make f(x) = 0..

Jan.14 Thur.
 Review polynomial expressions, equations
 Pg. 348 #2732;
Pg. 349 68 73  Bring a notebook for next class.

Jan.12 Tues.
 Review polynomials, factoring
 Correct errors from the semester exam


Dec.21 Mon.
 Take your semester exam at 10:30
 Determine the time it takes Santa to take off from the NOrth Pole and land in Taichung, if his initial velocity is 1500 km/sec and his sleigh weighs 450 kgs. Bonus question, will his flight be a parabola, if so, what is his maximumum height.
 Have a relaxing holiday and if you get bored and are looking for fun math activities.. check out www.ted.com for interesting videos: search on "symmetry" or "oragami" or "calculus in architecture" or "hyperbolic geometry"..

Dec.18 Friday
 Semester review Take questions from mixed problem solving starting pg.971.
 Prepare a review sheet handwritten by yourself for the semester exam. Photocopying someone else's sheet will not be acceptable.
 Work through word problems from the textbook.

Dec.16 Wed.
 Semester review Pg.344 mixed review Pg.344 Quiz1
 review homework and last years semester test. Questions from cumulative review Pg.394395
 Work through questions from the text book. Review by doing quiz and review problems from text.

Dec.14 Mon
 Lesson 6.3 Operations on polynomials.. concept"add or subtract the coefficients of like terms"
 Pg341: 112 #1338 every third; 45, 46; 66, 67, 71, 72a Take home last years semester test..
 Vocab: square of a binomial; special product patterns, short pop quiz on monday on 6.1, 6.2.. Collect chapter5 homework..and setting a good viewing window Pg.337.

Dec.10 Thurs
 Lesson 6.1, 6.2 Properties of polynomial functions, return Chapter 5 test.
 Pg.326 #115, #2431; #4852; Pg 328 #6983 every third; Pg. 333 #17; 2730; 3740, 81, 82
 Vocab: powers, exponents, leading coefficient, degree, quartic, cubic; scientific notation; synthetic substitution; infinity; end behavior; Setting a good window with GCal.

   