<![CDATA[Mrs. Severson's Website - Honors Algebra 3-4 Blog]]>Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:25:26 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[7.3 What's a Logarithm?]]>Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://mrsseverson.weebly.com/honors-algebra-3-4-blog/73-whats-a-logarithm3176897We used the TI-Nspire to examine the inverse graph of y = 2^x. We identified points we expected to see on y = 2^x and its inverse. Then we looked a the reflection of y = 2^x over the line y = x. Then we were asked to come up with a name for the graph of the inverse of 2^x. We found on the calculator that the log (logarithm) key is the inverse of 2^x. Students received a handout explaining that a logarithm is the exponent and we worked through about 5 - 6 examples for evaluating a logarithm.

HW: Complete the attached worksheet on converting to and from logarithmic form.]]><![CDATA[District Assessment]]>Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:03:57 GMThttp://mrsseverson.weebly.com/honors-algebra-3-4-blog/district-assessment6528765Students completed their first summative quiz by completing the district assessment. WS 7.2 was collected.

HW: Work on your M & M Lab which is due on 2/28. ]]><![CDATA[Review 7.1 - 7.2]]>Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:20:10 GMThttp://mrsseverson.weebly.com/honors-algebra-3-4-blog/review-71-72We went over the review 7.1 - 7.2 today. We also discussed common mistakes on the Quiz 7.1 - 7.2. Please complete and turn in WS 7.2 tomorrow.

HW: Summative Quiz 7.1 - 7.2 is tomorrow, 2/22. There is no retake for this. Solutions to the review are posted on http://mrsseverson.weebly.com/honors-algebra-3-4.html ]]><![CDATA[Quiz 7.2 & Review 7.1 - 7.2]]>Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:25:47 GMThttp://mrsseverson.weebly.com/honors-algebra-3-4-blog/quiz-72-review-71-72Students who did not take or complete their Quiz 7.1 - 7.2 did so today in class. 6th hour we went over the WS 7.2 Test Prep. We also used desmos.com to look to the transformations of the exponential function by looking at the values of h and k. Students were reminded of a reflection over the x-axis if the "a" value is negative and a reflection over the y-axis if x is replaced with -x. We completed 1 - 10 together on WS 7.2 from last week. Students used the rest of class to work on WS 7.2 or their WS 7.1 - 7.2 Review.

HW: Complete WS 7.2 (both sides) & WS 7.1 - 7.2 Review. Summative Quiz on 7.1 - 7.2 is Thursday, 2/22. ]]><![CDATA[Quiz 7.2]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://mrsseverson.weebly.com/honors-algebra-3-4-blog/quiz-72We completed a Kahoot review of 7.1 - 7.2, focusing on the Pe^(rt) formula. Then we checked over the 7.2 Test Prep and students turned it in with their WS 7.1 Exponential Growth & Decay (1 - 6). Lastly, students completed the 7.2 Quiz and picked up a review sheet on 7.1 - 7.2.

HW: Complete the review and any missing work from 7.1 - 7.2. Look under Standard 12 in IC. Summative quiz 7.1 - 7.2 will be on 2/22. ]]><![CDATA[7.2 day 2]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:42:19 GMThttp://mrsseverson.weebly.com/honors-algebra-3-4-blog/72-day-2Students were given the first 10 minutes to complete their M & M Lab that modeled exponential growth and decay, which they started yesterday. Once done, they worked on a 7.1 review sheet (1 - 6). Then students were asked to complete the WS 7.2 Test Prep (on the back of the 7.1 Test Prep).

We also checked the last page of the 7.2 notes (problems 5 - 8).

HW: Today's WS 7.1 (1 - 6) & WS 7.2 Test Prep (on the back of the 7.1 Test Prep). Quiz 7.2 is tomorrow. You must know the half-life and Pe^(rt) formulas.]]><![CDATA[Mathematical Modeling: M & M Lab exponential growth and decay]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://mrsseverson.weebly.com/honors-algebra-3-4-blog/mathematical-modeling-m-m-lab-exponential-growth-and-decayStudents received their quiz 7.1 back and we went over common errors, particularly on the difference between the base (b) and the rate of growth or decay (r). Then students were given materials for an M & M Lab that modeled exponential growth and decay. Students used the rest of class to collect data on exponential growth and some completed the exponential decay. You will have 10 minutes tomorrow to complete the decay data collection. Bring your materials back if you need to do this part.

HW: Happy Valentine's Day. Complete any missing work from 7.1 and complete your last page of the 7.2 notes.]]><![CDATA[7.2 Half-life and Pe^(rt)]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:32:27 GMThttp://mrsseverson.weebly.com/honors-algebra-3-4-blog/72-half-life-and-pert4460215We went over what a half-life is and how it is written. We looked at 2 formulas that are examples of exponential growth (Pe^(rt)) and decay (half-life). We worked through 3 questions on each one.

HW: Complete the attached half-life problems.]]><![CDATA[Quiz 7.1]]>Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://mrsseverson.weebly.com/honors-algebra-3-4-blog/quiz-71Students completed the Test Prep 7.1 and their Quiz 7.1. Tomorrow, please turn in WS 7.1 Practice. ]]><![CDATA[7.1 day 3]]>Fri, 09 Feb 2018 03:41:45 GMThttp://mrsseverson.weebly.com/honors-algebra-3-4-blog/71-day-3We went over the last 2 pages in the 7.1 packet, checking yesterday’s homework. Students had about 15 - 20 minutes to work on WS 7.1. This is due on Monday, 2/12.

HW: Complete WS 7.1 both sides. Quiz 7.1 is ‘Monday, 2/12 ]]>