Topic outline

  • General

    Welcome to Mrs. Brown's Algebra 2 class. The documents that introduce the class and the class topics and supplies that will be needed are listed in Topic 1 for Week 1. The Graded Course of Study is included below.

  • Week 32 Properties of Logarithms

    April 10th

    Section 8.2 Day 2

    1. Students will revisit Logarithms by watching the video MathBFF Logarithms- just watch parts 1 and 2 from 0-11:13.

    2. Students will complete the guided notes for  MathBFF Logarithms stopping the video after parts 1 and 2.

    *Students will have a quiz over sections 8.1 and 8.2 at the next class.


    The homework is the Logarithms practice worksheet, problems 1-22 all.


    April 12th

    Section 8.3

    1. After going over the homework worksheet, the students will take the Logarithmic Functions Quiz.

    2. Students will explore the logarithm problems in Section 8.3 Properties of Logarithms that are used to solve operations with logarithms by watching the video on Section 8.3 and completing the guided notes.

    3. Students will use the product property to add logarithms and the quotient property to subtract logarithms.

    4. Students will use the power property to rewrite logarithms and simplify.

    5. Students will expand the expressions in problems 9-23 odd on page 416.

    6. Students will rewrite the expressions in 25-37 odd on page 416.


     The homework is to complete the worksheet on Properties of Logarithms, problems 1-13 all.

  • Week 33 Introduction to Polynomials

    April 18th

    1. Students will investigate Polynomials Functions as they begin Chapter 9.
    2. In section 9.1, they will name a polynomial by its number of terms and the degree as well identify the lead coefficient.
    3. Students will watch the EdPuzzle video introducing polynomials and answer the embedded questions.
    3. Students will identify like terms in order to combine them using the operations of addition and subtraction. Polynomials can be added or subtracted horizontally or vertically as the examples at the top of worksheet 9.1 day 2 demonstrate. Only like terms can be added or subtracted. The base and exponent must be the same. Everything being subtracted has a sign change since subtraction means do the opposite.
    4. Students will review the rules for working with exponents using the two examples at the top of worksheet 9.1, day 1. When multiplying with like bases, add the exponents and multiply the coefficients, since  xxxxx =( x3)x2
    5. Problems in the book 1-48 on page 460 will be explored.  

     Worksheet 9.1 1-14 all and worksheet 9.2 1-14 all.

     April 20th
    1. Students will investigate graphs of polynomial functions.
    2. Students will look at odd and even functions.
    3. The students will also investigate end behavior of these functions.
    4. They will determine the zeros of the function from the graph.
    6. Students will be able to write the polynomial function from the sketch or when given the zeros.
    6. They will use their white boards to write the sketch a graph of the polynomial functions for problems 31-48 on page 468.
    8. As a class, the students will go over 7-14 on page 467.
    The homework is 25-30 on page 468.

    April 21str- Today is a white day
    1. The students will work on Section 9.3 Factoring polynomials as they review: GCF, Difference of Squares, Perfect -Square Trinomials and factorable trinomials. Completing the Square and the Quadratic Formula will also be reviewed.
    2. Three methods of multiplying polynomials will be reviewed: Horizontal (Distributive), Vertical (Long) and generic rectangles.
    3. These methods  will be used to expand the polynomials and write the answer in standard form. This is the inverse of factoring- one undoes the other.
    4. The students can use factoring of polynomials to check multiplication of polynomials and they can use multiplication to check factoring of polynomials. 

    The homework is worksheet 9.3 Methods for multiplying polynomials.

  • Week 34 Factoring Polynomials

    April 28th
    1. The students will  explore polynomial division in Section 9.4 since it is the inverse of multiplication..
    2. They will investigate the methods used for multiplying and apply the same process to division, especially long division, since they are inverse operations.
    3. Another method called synthetic division will also be introduced.
    *There will be a quiz over polynomials at the next class session, Sections 1-3.
    The homework is 7-10 on page 484 and 19-22 on page 484.

    April 27th
    Sections 9.5 and 9.6
    1.The students will review Sections 1-4 of the book by taking the Self-Test on page 487, problems 1-21.
    2. The students will be able to write the polynomials when given the zeros of the function.
    3. Students will decide if a given x-value is a zero of the function and practice problems 6-9 on page 498.
    4. Students will write a polynomial function and sketch a graph.
    The homework is writing the polynomial function given the zeros and sketching a graph, page 498, 12-15.

    • Week 35 Graphic Art Design Final Project

      May 1st
      The students will watch a power point entitled "Graphic Art Design"  over the final project which will be counted as the final exam.
      The students will begin their final project today that will count for 20% of their grade. They will be making graphic art designs on the Ti graphing calculators and transferring them into posters which will be displayed at the Preble County Fair.
      They will determine the design and draw it on graph paper. It will be graded on a rubric and at least 10 equations must be used of those we have studied:
      Linear, Quadratic, Absolute Value, Piecewise, Exponential and Logarithmic. 
      Today they will be given equations to transfer to f(x)= form (function) and determine the picture.

      May 3rd
      The students will also be given a graphic picture of a rocket.They must find the equations of the lines of the design along with their domain restrictions. Once this is done, they can program them into the calculator to see the design.

      The students will then be given a picture of a rocket and work in their groups to find equations that model the lines of the picture. They can then input these into the graphing calculator along with the domain restrictions to see if the picture appears.

      May 5th
      Students will follow a program on the Ti calculator to learn how to do three dimensional designs and emoticons. They must complete the Ti graphing calculator packet.
      They will draw their own design on graph paper so there are no gaps or overlaps and the lines meet at integer points on the graph rather than decimal locations.

      • Week 36- Completion of Graphic Art Final Project

        May 9th
        The final designs are due today and are to be sent wirelessly to Mrs. Brown through the Navigator wireless calculators.
        Mrs. Brown will send copies to the students email to open and add color using the Paint program.

        May 11th
        The designs will be taken to the printer to be printed professional using four-color on 16" by 24" posters and printed made possible by a grant through the Preble County Office of Education.
        These will be displayed at the Preble County Fair over the summer.

        • Week 37 Probability and Statistics

          May 15th
          1. Students will look at 15.1  and the probability of an event.
          2. Students will look at a sample space and then play rock, paper, scissors against a partner and then against the computer in a New York times app from an experiment and article on probabilities.

          May 17th
          1. Students will investigate 15.2 and counting methods used in probability. They will utilize the fundamental counting principle.
          2. Students will explore music and math as they complete two activities- Can you Hit High C? and An Orderly Arrangement.

          May 19th
          1. Students will explore 15.3 and counting methods that are combinations.
          2. They will simulate these with a River Crossing Game and Lab of sorts.