Precalculus Honors 2020-2021 Weekly Announcements

Week of Monday, April 26

posted May 1, 2021, 1:45 PM by Alison Fisher

This week we will continue our investigations in chapter 9 where we look at how to go from AROC to IROC in order to make our approximations more accurate and how all of our work with IROC connects velocity and position functions.

NOTE: Need to see last week's assignments? Click on the "Archive" link below...
  •  Monday (4/26): Lesson 9.3.1 Velocity-Position
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 9-97 to 9-105
  • Tuesday (4/27): Lesson 9.3.2 More Velocity-Position Work + Instantaneous Velocity
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 9-111 to 9-1119
    • Extended: Chapter 8 Test Corrections
  • Block Day (4/28 or 4/29): AIR Testing ... Adjusted Schedule both days
    • Lesson 9.3.3 Slope Functions
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 9-126 to 9-134
  • Friday (4/30): Lesson 9.3.4 Definition of the Derivative
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 9-142 to 9-149

Upcoming Assessments:
  • Chapter 9 TeamTest - next week!
If you need extra help outside of class time please remember that is okay, it's normal to have questions as you learn. I am available any day before school starting at 6:50. Also available during topper time, second period, and seventh period. This week I am available after school on Monday and Thursday. Also, if you have any questions outside of class time, please feel free to contact me via Remind messages or by email at alison.fisher@chardonschools.org

Week of Monday, April 19

posted Apr 25, 2021, 4:44 PM by Alison Fisher

This week we will assess our understanding of key concepts from chapter 8 ... which includes, most notably our work with e and natural logs. We will also continue our investigations in chapter 9 where we look at how to go from AROC to IROC in order to make our approximations more accurate.

NOTE: Need to see last week's assignments? Click on the "Archive" link below...
  •  Monday (4/19): Lesson 9.1.4 (AROC) + Ch 8 Review Questions
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 9-53 to 9-60
    • NOTE:  Chapter 8 Review work due before test tomorrow!
  • Tuesday (4/20): Chapter 8 Individual Test
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 9-51 + 9-52 + 9-67 + 9-68 + 9-72 + 9-74
  • Block Day (4/21 or 4/22): Lesson 9.2.1 & 9.2.2 (AROC ---- IROC)
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 9-69 + 9-81 to 9-89

Upcoming Assessments:
  • Chapter Test (Focus on 8.2 Section) - Tuesday, April 20
If you need extra help outside of class time please remember that is okay, it's normal to have questions as you learn. I am available any day before school starting at 6:50. Also available during topper time, second period, and seventh period. This week I am available after school on Monday and Thursday. Also, if you have any questions outside of class time, please feel free to contact me via Remind messages or by email at alison.fisher@chardonschools.org

Week of Monday, April 12

posted Apr 18, 2021, 9:14 AM by Alison Fisher   [ updated Apr 19, 2021, 2:38 PM ]

We will be wrapping up chapter 8 concepts reinforcing our understanding of how to find the sum of infinite geometric series and working with natural logs. We will challenge our understanding with a team test. And we will start into chapter 9 where we begin an in-depth study of AROC (average rate of change).

NOTE: Need to see last week's assignments? Click on the "Archive" link below...
  •  Monday (4/12): Chapter 8 Review/Closure to Clarify Concepts
    • Homework: Chapter 8 Textbook Closure
  • Block Day (4/14 or 4/15): Lesson 9.1.1/9.1.2 AROC (Average Rate of Change)
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 9-7 to 9-10, 9-13, 9-14(c), 9-21 to 9-24, 9-26 & 9-27
  • Friday (4/16): Lesson 9.1.3
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 9-37 to 9-46 (note: give 9-40 in point-slope form)
Upcoming Assessments:
  • Chapter 8 Team Test - Tuesday, April 13
  • Chapter Quest (Focus on 8.2 Section) - Tuesday, April 20
If you need extra help outside of class time please remember that is okay, it's normal to have questions as you learn. I am available any day before school starting at 6:50. Also available during topper time, second period, and seventh period. This week I am available after school on Monday and Friday. Also, if you have any questions outside of class time, please feel free to contact me via Remind messages or by email at alison.fisher@chardonschools.org

Week of Monday, April 5

posted Apr 11, 2021, 7:06 PM by Alison Fisher

This week as we return from break I hope you feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready for the final quarter of the school year! Let's use this opportunity for a fresh start ... to either reset habits/patterns of behavior that need adjusting or to continue the routines that have led to success thus far this school year.

We will be focusing this week on the second half of chapter 8 with explorations of the number "e", the use of natural logs, properties related to natural logs, and applications of this function. We will also look at how to find the sum of infinite geometric series that converge as they approach infinity. 

NOTE: Need to see last week's assignments? Click on the "Archive" link below...
  •  Monday (4/5): No School - Last Day of Spring Break
  • Tuesday (4/6): Lesson 8.2.1 - The Number "e"
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 8-70 to 8-78 + 8-59 to 8-61
    • Extended: Chapter 7 Test Corrections - tentatively due by Friday, April 9
  • Block Day (4/7 or 4/8): Lesson 8.2.2 Applications of e
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 8-87 to 8-96
  • Friday (4/9): Lesson 8.2.3 Infinite Geometric Series
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 8-104 to 8-107, 8-109, 8-110, 8-112, 8-113

Upcoming Assessments:
  • Chapter 8 Team Test - Tuesday, April 13
  • Chapter Quest (Focus on 8.2 Section) - Tuesday, April 20
If you need extra help outside of class time please remember that is okay, it's normal to have questions as you learn. I am available any day before school starting at 6:50. Also available during topper time, second period, and seventh period. I can often stay after school ... just ask. Also, if you have any questions outside of class time, please feel free to contact me via Remind messages or by email at alison.fisher@chardonschools.org

Week of Monday, March 22

posted Apr 5, 2021, 9:22 AM by Alison Fisher

This week we will continue to focus on limits, working to connect how key limit statements can allow us to visualize/graph rational functions without having to rely on technology. We will also make sure that we recall how to work with recursive sequences. We will build understanding all week so that we are ready for a quiz at the end of the week. The grading period ends on Friday and all work from this week will be part of third-quarter grades. Let's finish strong!

NOTE: Need to see last week's assignments? Click on the "Archive" link below...
  •  Monday (3/22): Lesson 8.1.3 Rational Functions
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 8-40 to 8-42, 8-45 to 8-47, 8-56, and 8-57
    • Extended:  Mathematics of Finance Project - due on Friday, March 26
      • Note: Juniors can skip problems #10, #19, and #27 - 30 on this Finance Project
  • Block Day (3/24 or 3/25): Team Quiz + Review + Possible intro to Lesson 8.2.1
    • Homework: See above  + Complete Ch 7 Test Corrections
    • Reminder: Mathematics of Finance Project is due tomorrow!!!!
  • Friday (3/26): Section 8.1 Quiz
    • Homework: Have a wonderful Spring Break!

Upcoming Assessments:
  • Section 8.1 Quiz - Friday, March 26
If you need extra help outside of class time please remember that is okay, it's normal to have questions as you learn. I am available any day before school starting at 6:50. Also available during topper time, second period, and seventh period. I can often stay after school ... just ask. Also, if you have any questions outside of class time, please feel free to contact me via Remind messages or by email at alison.fisher@chardonschools.org

Week of Monday, March 15

posted Mar 20, 2021, 6:35 PM by Alison Fisher

This week we start to explore concepts from Chapter 8 which allows us to revisit limits and extend our understanding of this fundamental calculus concept. We first develop a hierarchy of dominance for limits at infinity. We then focus our efforts on limits of rational functions, understanding how limit statements can help us to visualize the graph. We will also officially assess our understanding of key concepts from chapter 7 at the end of this week.

NOTE: Need to see last week's assignments? Click on the "Archive" link below...
  •  Monday (3/15): Lesson 8.1.1 - Race to Infinity 
  • Tuesday (3/16): Virtual Day - ACT Test for Juniors
    • Homework: see above
  • Block Day (3/17 or 3/18): Ch 7 Test (Part 1) + Lesson 8.1.2 Limits of Rational Functions 
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 8-24 to 8-32

Upcoming Assessments:
  • Chapter 7 Individual Test - Friday, March 19
  • Section 8.1 Quiz - Friday, March 26
If you need extra help outside of class time please remember that is okay, it's normal to have questions as you learn. I am available any day before school starting at 6:50. Also available during topper time, second period, and seventh period. I can often stay after school ... just ask. Also, if you have any questions outside of class time, please feel free to contact me via Remind messages or by email at alison.fisher@chardonschools.org

Week of Monday, March 8

posted Mar 14, 2021, 7:39 AM by Alison Fisher

NOTE: Ch 7 Game Day is being postponed due to the ACT on Tuesday. Please spread the word and let your classmates now.

This week we officially wrap up and synthesize our understanding of key concepts from chapter 7 - a unit forcused on algebra for college. We prepare for our unit test with several objective checks throughout the week and a lot of practice along the way. 

NOTE: Need to see last week's assignments? Click on the "Archive" link below...
  •  Monday (3/8): School Cancelled
  • Tuesday (3/9): Lesson 7.3.3 Binomial Probabilities
    • Homework: Worksheet "7-3 Concepts" - due Friday ... video explanations and answers
    • Homework: Chapter 7 Textbook Closure 7-131 to 7-136 + 7-138 to 7-143 - due Friday
    • NOTE: Students should also work to finish/complete textbook Ch 6 Test Corrections.

Upcoming Assessments:
  • Chapter 7 Individual Test - postponed until Friday, March 19

If you need extra help outside of class time please remember that is okay, it's normal to have questions as you learn. I am available any day before school starting at 6:50. Also available during topper time, second period, and seventh period. I can often stay after school ... just ask. Also, if you have any questions outside of class time, please feel free to contact me via Remind messages or by email at alison.fisher@chardonschools.org

Week of Monday, March 1

posted Mar 6, 2021, 6:53 PM by Alison Fisher

This week we continue to work through unit 7 where we are focused on college algebra skills. We start off the week by looking at really cool patterns in Pascal's triangle and how they relate to binomial expansion. We build techniques to finds sums of finite arithmetic and geometric sequences. And we will also continue to build our proficiency with solving word problems.

NOTE: Need to see last week's assignments? Need to see the 7-35 video? Need to access the 7.2.1 Worksheet? Click on the "Archive" link below...
  •  Monday (3/1): Lesson 7.2.4 Binomial Expansion
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 7-78 to 7-85
  • Tuesday (3/2): Lesson 7.3.1 Arithmetic Series
    • Homework:  Rev/Prev 7-92 to 7-98
  • Block Day (3/3 or 3/4): Lesson 7.3.2 Geometric Series + Practice/Review
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 7-107 to 7-115
  • Friday (3/5): Lesson 7.3.3 Binomial Probabilities
    • Homework: Worksheet "7-3 Concepts"; answers posted in the usual place ... Ch 7 Hwk Resources
    • Extended: Start Chapter 7 Textbook Closure 7-131 to 7-136 + 7-138 to 7-143
Upcoming Assessments:
  • Chapter 7 Test - Friday, March 12

If you need extra help outside of class time please remember that is okay, it's normal to have questions as you learn. I am available any day before school starting at 6:50. Also available during topper time, second period, and seventh period. I can often stay after school ... just ask. Also, if you have any questions outside of class time, please feel free to contact me via Remind messages or by email at alison.fisher@chardonschools.org

Week of Monday, February 22

posted Feb 27, 2021, 11:17 PM by Alison Fisher

This week we begin to focus all of our efforts on mastering concepts from Chapter 7. This unit, Algebra for College Mathematics, will require us to recall and extend techniques learned in algebra II with a real focus on problem-solving. Learning to handle word problems that involve rates is a big part of the unit.

NOTE: Need to see last week's assignments? Click on the "Archive" link below...
ALSO NOTE:  Problem 7-34 (Video Support) + 7-35 (Video Support)
  •  Monday (2/22): Chapter 6 Individual Test (Part 2)
    • Homework: Worksheet "7.1.2 Concepts" + make sure you are caught up with hwk from last Thurs/Fri
  • Tuesday (2/23): Recap/Extension of 7.1.1 to 7.2.1 Concepts
  • Block Day (2/24 or 2/25): Lesson 7.2.3 & 7.2.4 (Complete the Square, U-Substitution, Polynomial Division)
  • Friday (2/26): Finish Lesson 7.2.3 & 7.2.4 (Complete the Square, U-Substitution, Polynomial Division)
    • Homework: Rev/Prev 7-51, 7-53 to 7-55, 7-62, 7-63, 7-65, 7-68(b), 7-69

If you need extra help outside of class time please remember that is okay, it's normal to have questions as you learn. I am available any day before school starting at 6:50. Also available during topper time, second period, seventh period, and I can often stay after school. Also, if you have any questions outside of class time, please feel free to contact me via Remind messages or by email at alison.fisher@chardonschools.org 

Week of Monday, February 15

posted Feb 20, 2021, 9:33 PM by Alison Fisher

This week we actaully close out chapter 6 and will be assessing our understanding of all things related to trigonometry and then move into chapter 7. Remember what we talked about last week ... this is the toughest chapter we do all year. It builds on everything we have learned about our trigonometric functions, so it is absolutely critical that you put forth effort outside of class time to ensure you reach mastery of this content. And remember, I am here to help you accomplish your goals - there are lots of opportunities to see help outside of class time.

NOTE: Need to see last week's assignments? Click on the "Archive" link below...
  •  Monday (2/15): No School - Enjoy the long weekend
  • Tuesday (2/16): SNOW DAY
    • Homework: Get out & enjoy the snow!
  • Block Day (2/17 or 2/18): Ch 6 Review + Lesson 7.1.1 & 7.2.1
    • Homework: Finish 7.1.1 Edpuzzle Lesson + Rev/Prev 7-27 to 7-31
  • Friday (2/19): Ch 6 Individual Test (Part I) + Lesson 7.2.1 Reinforcement
Upcoming Assessments
  • Ch 6 Individual Test postponed due to snow-day ... two part test ... 
    • Friday, February 19 (65% of test)
    • Monday, February 22 (35% of test)
If you need extra help outside of class time please remember that is okay, it's normal to have questions as you learn. I am available any day before school starting at 6:50. Also available during topper time, second period, and seventh period. I can often stay after school and will be hosting virtual office hours every day this week from 2:30 - 3:15. Also, if you have any questions outside of class time, please feel free to contact me via Remind messages or by email at alison.fisher@chardonschools.org

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