Algebra 2 - fall 2011

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Algebra 2

Unit 2 Extending Linear Models

Target 2A: Understanding the use of linear programming in solving problems.

Target 2B: Understanding linear equations in three dimensions.

Target 2C: Extensions.

 Lets take a moment and make sure everyone has a good handle of their calculator! The next few exercises help us perfect our skills with the Ti 83/84 calculator and matrices & determinants. Remember that all of these exercises and directions can be found at www.mathbits.com! Just click on the link below.         Math Bits then choose the topic you need help with. (courtesy of mathbits.com)         matrices reading for the ti 83/84 ! (courtesy of mathbits.com)         determinants reading for the ti 83/84 ! (courtesy of mathbits.com)        Solving matrices reading (chapter 4 p. 270-277)         matrices selected practice (chapter 4 section 4) online tutorials         matrices practice selected practice 1 (chapter 4 section 4) printable version         matrices practice 1b (chapter 4 section 4)         Solving matrices reading (chapter 4 p. 287-293)         matrices selected practice 2 (chapter 4 section 5) online tutorials         matrices practice selected practice 2 (chapter 4 section 5) printable version         matrices practice 2b (chapter 4 section 5)
 Monday 1 Using technology        Entry task & exit slip        matrices practice        Introduction to systems of equations, this uses quadratics given 3 coordinate points find the function. Many videos can be used to wet the appetite of students, some of which are listed here:        Basketball arcade game (see the curve generated by the basketball)        Jem melt rock with a parabolic mirror(AWESOME!)        google images of parabolic antennas, mirrors, etc. The lesson I use is about the St. Louis Arch. The following are a couple of 4 minute videos to get the students excited then the lesson plan and instruction materials are linked as a pdf.        The St. Louis Arch is the Gateway to the west video (4 minutes)        The building of the St. Louis Arch photo collage (4 minutes)        The St. Louis Arch lesson plans        The St. Louis Arch instructional materials
 Tuesday Using technology day 2        Entry task & exit slip        introduction to TI84 & matrices
 Wednesday Using technology day 3        Entry task & exit slip        solving context systems problems using technology        Linear Programming packet - problem #4        Linear Programming packet - problem paisan pizza #1        Linear Programming packet - problem paisan pizza #2        Linear Programming packet - problem dance studio        Linear Programming packet - problem skateboards        Linear Programming packet - problem packaging        Linear Programming packet - problem dutch
 Thursday Using technology day 4        Entry task & exit slip        solving 3 variable context systems problems using technology
 Friday Using technology day 5        writing systems of equations practice #1        writing systems of equations practice #2        writing systems of equations practice #3        writing systems of equations practice #4        writing systems of 3 variables & technology practice #5        writing systems of inequalities practice #6        writing systems of inequalities practice #7        technology summary assessment