Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

We began with this electrifying opener (pdf).

Then today's lesson (pdf) was a Carnegie Hall Day (practice, practice, practice).

Tonight's homework is:
  1. Prepare for the Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution Assessment tomorrow. There are a variety of ways to do that including, but not limited to: review the online pre-assessment; review your notebook and/or the openers and lessons posted on the blog; review the video, work some practice problems in your textbook or that you find online. You can, of course, also get help from me, another math teacher, a teacher in the Study Center, a peer tutor in the Study Center, or a parent, sibling or friend. Do whatever works best for you, but make sure you're prepared. The expectation is that you should all be able to do very well on this assessment.

  2. Another reminder that I won't be here on Thursday to help or to re-assess. If you need help, please stop by the Math Department. If you need to re-assess, please schedule an appointment for some other day this week.

  3. Try out Google Gravity. Go ahead and do a search for something.

  4. If you want some additional practice on solving equations by substitution or elimination, here's an endless supply of them. (Note: some would be better solved by substitution, some better by elimination.)

  5. If you haven't read it yet, please read this that I posted yesterday.

  6. Due Monday, November 14th: On your Algebra Reflective Blog, please create a new post titled "Solving Systems of Equations: Substitution vs. Elimination." In this post explain to your readers how you decide whether to use the Substitution Method or the Elimination Method to solve a system of equations. My guess is that you will need to include some examples, including at least one that you would choose to solve by substitution, and at least one you would choose to solve by elimination. Remember, you have to assume your reader knows nothing about this process, so be specific and detailed.

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