Algebra2 with Trigonometry


2016_Syllabus_Alg2H_Block_3_8_9_Baharav.pdf (H)(pdf).
2016_Syllabus_Alg2_Block_1_Baharav.pdf (Reg)(pdf).

('need to know')
UNIT 1-2:
Algebra review and Equations and Inequalities
Chapters 1,2
Unit1_2_Finals_StudyGuide.pdf Current material: Additional material: Honors:
  1. Warm-up (Horses_and_Boots), Syllabus (Unit0_Curriculum), Overview of material for the year, About me, Inquiry-project (Bubble).
  2. Warm-up ( FarmerJohn), PEMDAS (In class), Arithemtic review (HW).
  3. Warm-up ( 4Rings), If time left: Solving Equations (left as HW).
  4. Warm-up (AbsValue), Solving Equations (going over solutions HW).
  5. Inquiry-project: ( Ancestors), Notation (ranges), Exponents, PowerToThePeople. Practice Quiz (HW).
  6. Quiz1
  7. Warm-up ( PEMDAS_1_to_10), Haiku, Formulas and Exponents (HW).
    Challange: E29_Distinctpowers
  8. Warm-up ( Crypto999), preparation for (RootOf743332) Jeopardy review (cont), Practice Quiz (HW).
  9. Quiz2.
Relations, Functions, and Graphs
(aka) Lines
Unit3_Finals_StudyGuide.pdf Current material: Additional material: Honors: Reg:
  1. Inquiry-project: ( Dominos): Table, graph, formula. Inclass worksheet exploration (Unit3_WS_Relations and Functions_0_In Class.pdf): relations-functions (horizontal line test), domain-range.
  2. Warmup (-1)^n ;
    Finishing WS from last class;
    Function composition
    Start in class: Relation-functions. Unit3_HW_Relations and Functions_1.pdf
  3. Warmup: Hidato;
    1-1 function (vertical line test)
    "Exploring functions in real world" worksheet (Unit3_HW_Relations and Functions_3_2Functions),
    Just start: Operations on functions (composition): Unit3_WS_Relations and Functions_composition.pdf
    Maybe also Unit3_HW_Relations and Functions_2.pdf
  4. Finish: Operations on functions (composition); Practice quiz.
  5. Quiz : Relation, function, 1-1 function ; Domain-Range ; Operations on functions; Composition; Representation: Table, Graph, Algebraic.
  6. Inquiry-project: ( Ditch-Diggers): Line, slope, parametrizied. Work sheet (slope etc): Intro to lines.
  7. WarmUp: Dog+Cat+Rabbit (Brilliant 100day, day 0), plus a little Explanation on the GridPoint challenge ; Work on 4 common representations of the line equation ; MAYBE: Desmos Match my picture: DesmosLink Worksheet (as HW): Intro to line (2) + absolute-value questions.
  8. Marble-slide on desmos!! Fun. DesmosLink
  9. Expressing line in different forms. Lines formulas activity: DesmosLink Parallel lines, perpendicular (proof), and some interesting problems.
    Prepare a demo: Best deal around!
  10. Our own Analytic Geometry DesmosLink Practice test +.
  11. Solving practice test + interesting questions.
  12. Test
Systems of equations
Unit4_Finals_StudyGuide.pdf Current material: Additional material: Honors: Reg:
  1. Inquiry-project: Magic Sqaure: System of equations.
    We also saw and analyzed the video: Magic Square Party Trick - Numberphile
  2. WarmUp: MineSweeper. Worksheet: System of equations-Intro, Unit4_HW_IntroAlgebra_ Exeter.
  3. WarmUp: Illuminate (HeptaDecagon challenge). Worksheet: Word problems, Unit4_Z_WordProblems.
  4. Worksheet: Word problems (II) - Mixtures review.
    Good video on table-method: "Khan academy video: Linear equation word problem: saline"
  5. Desmos activity with the worksheet: Lines interpretation of multiple equations + Cramer's rule.
  6. Fun with algebra: Algebra: System of unknowns
  7. Solving practice test + interesting questions.
  8. Test
Polynomials and polynomials equations
Current material: Additional material: Honors: Reg:
  1. Inquiry-project: Palindrome 11 ; Minimal factor to 10;
  2. Polynomials review + Factoring integers. Unit5_HW_IntroFactoring_ Exeter.
  3. Factoring. Unit5_HW_Factoring
  4. Challenge solution. Over homework. Factoring (cont.). Unit5_HW_Factoring_II (Cubes, grouping and wrapping up)
  5. Unit5_HW_Factoring_Blitz. Solving equations, word problems.
  6. Class acitivity: Unit5_factoringPhrase_New. Wrapping up.
  7. Class acitivity: Complete the square + practice test.
  8. Class acitivity: Self test+grade.
Rational expressions
Unit6_Finals_StudyGuide.pdf Worksheets: Drilling:
  • Unit6_Kuta_Reduce_and_Add.pdf [ pdf] ;
  • Unit6_Kuta_Long_Division.pdf [ pdf] ;
  • Unit6_Kuta_Rational equations.pdf [ pdf] ;
Older stuff:
Honors: Reg:
  1. Intro to unit: Integers and Polynomials. Unit6_WS_I_Intro_Numbers ; Unit6_fractionRealPhrase
  2. Adding rationals : Unit6_WS_II_Reduce_Add ; Unit6_Kuta_Reduce_and_Add
  3. Long division : Unit6_WS_III_Divide_Long ; Unit6_Kuta_Long_Divisoin
  4. Synthetic division : Unit6_WS_III_Divide_Synthetic ;
  5. Rational equations: Unit6_WS_IV_Rational_Equations ;
Powers, Roots, and Complex Numbers
Unit7_Finals_StudyGuide.pdf Worksheets Honors: Reg:
  1. (warm up the class before: Unit7_KUTA_Properties of Exponents_Easy) ; Intro to the subject: Unit7_WS_Radicals_I ; [HW] Unit7_KUTA_WS_SimplifyingSingleRadical
  2. Dividing and adding Radicals : Unit7_WS_Radicals_II ; [HW] Unit7_HW_Dividing_Adding_radicals ;
    Fun activity (angles): Desmos Laser
  3. Rational exponents: Unit7_WS_Radicals_III ; [HW] Unit7_Kuta_HW_Rational_numbers_as_exponents ;
  4. Complex numbers: Unit7_WS_Complex_I ; [HW] Unit7_Kuta_HW_Complex_I.pdf
  5. Complex numbers: Unit7_WS_Complex_II ; [HW] Unit7_Kuta_HW_Complex_II.pdf
  6. Practice test ; InsightProject_Challenge_Quadratic_1_page.pdf
Quadratic equations
Unit8_Finals_StudyGuide.pdf Current material:
  • Unit8_WS_SolvingQuadratic_I (Factoring+completing the square): pdf ; [ docx] ; [ Solution] ;
  • Unit8_WS_SolvingQuadratic_II (Quadratic equation/formula): pdf ; [ docx] ; [ Solution] ;
  • Unit8_WS_SolvingQuadratic_III (Word problems): pdf ; [ docx] ; [ Solution] ;
  • Unit8_HW_Discriminant: pdf ; [ docx] ; [ Solution] ;
  • Unit8_WS_Discriminant_solutions: pdf ; [ docx] ; [ Solution] ;
  • Drilling:
    • Unit8_Kuta_Quadratic Formula.pdf [ pdf] ;
    • Unit8_Kuta_The Discriminant.pdf [ pdf] ;
    • Unit8_Kuta_Vertex Form of Parabolas.pdf [ pdf] ;
    • Unit8_Kuta_Properties of Parabolas.pdf [ pdf] ;
Additional material:
Honors: Reg:
  1. Connecting to Factoring: Unit8_WS_SolvingQuadratic_I
  2. Quadratic formula: Unit8_WS_SolvingQuadratic_II
    1. Pop goes the weasel (classic)
    2. WSHS song
    3. Rolling in the deep
  3. ( Jumping to unit-9, and working on graphing quadratics and more)
  4. Coming back to this unit:
    Short: Discriminant and solutions of quadratic equation. Unit8_WS_Discriminant_solutions (will re-visit after complex numbers) ; HW: Unit8_HW_Discriminant (optional: Kuta 'Quadratic formula' and 'Discriminant' worksheets.)
    Desmos: A whole bunch of Parabolas activities: Desmos link
    Desmos "Will it hit the hoop" (30mins) Class link
    Desmos "Match my parabola" (45mins) Class link
    Desmos marbles activity: Parabolas (45mins) Class link
  5. Word problems + Pythagoras: "Unit8_WS_SolvingQuadratic_III"
    Maybe height-problems "Unit8_HeightproblemsQuadratic equations.pdf"
  6. (maybe) Fun activity: 'Golden Gate' bridge parabola."Quad project - Alg II Honors - Task 1.pdf"
  7. Practice test. Some resources:
    Khan academy quizzes
    Desmos quadratics fun
Quadratic functions and transformations
Unit9_Finals_StudyGuide.pdf Current material: Additional material: Honors: Reg:
  1. Graphing: Graph transformations. "Unit9_MathLab_funcs_lab parent graphs and transformations.pdf" .
  2. Graphing quadratics worksheet (f(x) ) ("Unit9_Exploration_WS.pdf")
  3. Representation as a(x-h)^2+k ("Unit9_WS_Vertex_form") and transforming among different representations.
  4. Graphing: Multiple representations and switching among these."Unit9_FunMultipleGraphs_WS.pdf"
  5. (Moved from here to 8) Quadratic equations: Minimum and Maximmum, Spot (the dog). "Unit9_Quadratic equations_Spot_1_3.pdf"
  6. InsightProject_Challenge_Quadratic_1_page.pdf
UNIT 10:
Conic sections
Did not do (was not in plan)
UNIT 11: Polynomials
Unit11_Finals_StudyGuide.pdf Current material: Previous material: Honors: Reg:
    1. Introduction to polynomials, End behavior.
    2. Factors
    3. Factors (again) + laps
    4. Theorems: remainder, rational roots.
    5. Practice test, Challenge (partial graph)
    6. Unit test
    UNIT 12: Inverse functions, Exponents, and Logarithms
    UNIT 14: Sequences and Series
    • Unit14_WS_Sequences_I: pdf ; [ docx] ; [ Solution] ;
    • Unit14_WS_Arithmetic_II: pdf ; [ docx] ; [ Solution] ;
    • Unit14_WS_Geometric_III: pdf ; [ docx] ; [ Solution] ;
    • Unit14_WS_Geometric_Infinite_IV: pdf ; [ docx] ; [ Solution] ;
    • Drilling:
      • Unit14_Kuta_Introduction to Sequences.pdf [ pdf] ;
      • Unit14_Kuta_Arithmetic_seq_sum.pdf [ pdf] ;
      • Unit14_Kuta_Geometric_sequences_and_series.pdf [ pdf] ;
      • Unit14_Kuta_Infinite_geometric_sum.pdf [ pdf] ;
    1. Intro to sequences: Unit14_WS_Sequences_I.
    2. Arithmetic: Unit14_WS_Arithmetic_II.
    3. Geometric: Unit14_WS_Geometric_III.
    4. Geometric infinite: Unit14_WS_Geometric_Infinite_IV.
    UNIT 18: Trigonometry of right triangle
    Finals: Comprehensive test
    Honors: Reg:

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    The hunt for the Higgs Boson, which ended successfully (and with a Nobel laureate in 2013). An amazing inside story about the most basic particles. Higgs boson is also called the 'God particle', and it isĀ  the one who can create mass from energy. Highly recommend, but it would definitely help if you did take a course in quantum mechanics etc.


    "Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession" ,by Apostolos Doxiadis.

    The beauty of pure mathemtics, and pursuing interest in a susbject for it's own aestethics and beauity.


    "The Martian" ,by Andy Weir.

    Fiction. NASA astrounaut stranded on Mars. Interesting 'action/thriller' kind of book. A somewhat interesting question: What is the value of human life? (and i mean in dollars!). OR maybe it's priceless?


    "Moonwalking with Einstein", by Joshua Foer.

    (Boomook as well) Non fiction. The subtitle is: "The art and Science of Remembering Everything".
    A year long journey into the art of memorizing stuff. With Google and computers at our fingertips, relying on external-memory is the norm. Is there no value to actual memorization? Very readable and enjoyable. Recommend!


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    Motivating book on the development of maritime navigation. Not one formula in there!


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