Algebra 1 Course Outline

Week of April 13 – May 28, 2015

Mr. John R. Wallace, Jr., Senior Administrator

 

Students:

                Congrats! You are almost done with your high school year of Algebra 1. I am now going to tell you a small secret. The massive Bob Jones Algebra 1 Curriculum that we will almost complete this year is equivalent to a freshman college level class. If you mastered the concepts that we covered this year, then you are very, very well prepared for future math courses. I am really proud of the work that you have done. Great job!

                So what is the most important, intellectual knowledge or the pursuit of an on-going relationship with the Lord that results in a yielded life to God?  This school year, we have learned many things related to math and order, as well the application of these things. This is certainly what is required to graduate from our high school, but the real question is: Is this accomplishment “good”.  Many applaud the acquiring of knowledge to the point that it becomes a goal and idol. This desire drives their lives. The truth is that knowledge is of itself neither good nor bad. It is neutral. So the question then may be asked, “How come the application of knowledge sometimes results in things that we deem as good?” The answer has been lost by modern secular education which is rooted in secular humanism. The application of neutral knowledge is made good or bad through the process of its use which involves a human being.  The person using the knowledge makes the knowledge “good” or “bad” through how they chose to use it. Therefore, the person- who they are or are not in Christ, becomes the key in the process. Much as a potter can make clay into hideous and evil sculptures or a beautiful creation, you and I must be molded by God which then allows us to accomplish His purposes in using what we learn.

                This is why I have taken time in this section of the lesson plans to write you about the Lord. I know that knowledge without the mind of Christ in the user will not result in what God is seeking. Conversely, knowledge applied with the mind of Christ will accomplish kingdom goals. The job of a Christian school educator is to keep this in front of a student so that this perspective is not lost. It is truly tragic when a person believes that they can bring value to this world without being sold out totally to Jesus. I pray that this class has been an incubator for this world view.

                It has been an honor to teach you! Go in peace! You are loved!

Blessings,

Mr. Wallace

 

 

This Week’s Plan:

Monday, April 13- Teach Section 8.1- Classifying and Evaluating Polynomials & Adding Polynomials.  Complete all problems on 326 and 328-329. Unfinished problems become homework.

Tuesday, April 14- Check problems on page 326 and 328-329 which were not done in class and became homework. Teach: 8.3- Subtracting Polynomials. Complete all problems on page 331. Work that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for Quiz 8.1 which will be given on Wednesday on Section 8.1 and 8.2.

Wednesday, April 15- Quiz 8.1 on Sections 8.1 and 8.2. Check problems on page 331.  Teach Section 8.4 Multiplying Monomials.  Complete the problems on page 335. Work that is not completed in class will become homework.

Thursday, April 16- Check and correct problems on page 335. Teach Section 8.5- Multiplying Binomials.  Complete odd problems on pages 341-342.  Work that is not completed in class will become homework.  Study for Quiz 8.2 which will cover Sections 8.3-8.4 and will be given on Friday.

Friday, April 17- Quiz 8.2 on section 8.3 and 8.4. Check homework on pages 341-342.  Continue working even problems on these same pages in class. Work that is not completed in class on the odd problems on pages 341-342 will become homework. Study for Quiz 8.3 which will cover Sections 8.5-8.6 and will be given on Tuesday.

Monday, April 20- Check odd problems on page 341-342 which were not done in class and became homework. Teach Section 8.6- Multiplying Polynomials. Complete all even problems on 343-344. Work that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for Quiz 8.3 which will cover Sections 8.5-8.6 and will be given on Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 21- Quiz 8.3 on Sections 8.5 and 8. Check even problems on pages 341-342. Continue to work the odd problems in this section in class. Odd problems not completed in class will become homework

Wednesday, April 22- Check remaining odd problems on page 341-342.  Teach Section 8.7- Special Products. Complete the problems on page 349 Work that is not completed in class will become homework.

Thursday, April 23- Check and correct problems on page 349. Teach Section 8.8- Dividing a Monomial. Complete all problems on pages 352-353.  Work that is not completed in class will become homework

Friday, April 24- Check homework on pages 352-353.  Teach 8.9- Dividing Polynomials. Complete odd problems on page 357. Work that is not completed in class on the odd problems on pages 357 will become homework.  Study for Quiz 8.4 which will cover Sections 8.7-8.8 and will be given on Tuesday.

Monday, April 27- SAT Week. Check odd problems on page 357. Complete and check Chapter 8 Review in class.

Tuesday, April 28- SAT Week. Chapter 8 Exam. Teach Section 9.1-Factoring Common Monomials. Complete several problems form pages 365-366. All work that is not completed in class from these pages will become homework

Wednesday, April 29- SAT Week. Review Exam from Chapter 8 which was taken yesterday. Check problems from pages 365-366 which you did for homework last night. Teach Section 9.2- Factoring the Difference of Two Squares.  Complete several problems on page 368.  All work that is not completed in class from this page will become homework.

Thursday, April 30- SAT Week. Check problems on pages 368 which were not covered in class and were to be completed for homework. Teach Section 9.3- Factoring Perfect Trinomial Squares.  Complete several problems on page 373.  All work that is not completed in class from this page will become homework.  Study for Quiz 9.1 (covers sections 9.1-9.2) which will be given on Friday.

Friday, May 1- SAT Week. Quiz 9.1 (covers-9.1 and 9.2). Check problems on pages 373 which were not covered in class and were to be completed for homework. Teach Section 9.4-Factoring Trinomials of the X2+bX+C Form.  Complete as many problems as possible on pages 377 in class. Complete all even problems from this page for homework.

Monday, May 4- Review Quiz 9.1 results in class. Check even problems on page 377 which were not worked together in class and became homework.  Complete more odd problems in class. Review lessons 9.1-9.4 in total as a review for Quiz 9.2 (sections 9.3-9.4) which will be given on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 5- Complete a brief review again of problem types from 9.1-9.4.  Take          Quiz 9.2 on section 9.3-9.4).  Teach Section 9.5-Factoring Trinomials of the form AX2+BX+C Form. Complete several problems form pages 382-383. Complete all even problems from this page for homework.

Wednesday, May 6- Check even problems on page 382-383 which were not worked together in class and became homework.  Complete more odd problems in class. Teach Section 9.6-Factoring Trinomials of the form AX2+BXY+CY2 Form. Complete several problems form pages 385-386. Complete all even problems from this page for homework. Study for Quiz 9.3 on Section 9.5 which will be given on Thursday.

Thursday, May 7- Quiz 9.3 on section 9.5. Check even problems on page 385-386 which were not worked together in class and became homework.  Complete more odd problems in class. Study for Quiz 9.4 on Section 9.6 which will be given on Friday.

 

Friday, May 8- Review Section 9.5 and 9.6 in detail. Quiz 9.4. Teach: Factoring Completely. Complete selected problems on pages 388-389 in class. Homework: Complete the rest of the problems on pages 388-389 that were not done in class. Study for Quiz 9.5 on Section 9.7 which will be given on Tuesday.

Monday, May 11- Check problems on pages 388-389 done for homework. Complete and check Chapter 9 Review in class. Homework: Complete the rest of Chapter 9 Review that were not done in class. Study for Quiz 9.5 on Section 9.7 which will be given on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 12- Quiz 9.5 on Section 9.7. Check the Rest of the Chapter 9 Review Lesson. Study for the Chapter 9which will be given on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 13- Chapter 9 Test. Teach Section 10.1 & 10.2-Expressing Square Roots and  Simplifying Radicals.  Complete several problems form page 399 and 402-403. Homework: All work that is not completed in class from these pages will become homework.

Thursday, May 14- Check and correct problems on page 399 and 402-403. Teach Section 10.3- Multiplying Radicals. Complete several problems form page 405-406. Homework: All work that is not completed in class from these pages will become homework. Study for Quiz 10.1 on section 10.1 which will be given on Friday.

Friday, May 15- Quiz 10.1 on section 10.1. Check problems on page 405-406 which were not done in class and became homework. Teach Section 10.4- Dividing Radicals and Rationalizing Denominators. Complete all problems on 410-411. Homework: Work that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for Quiz 10.2 on section 10.2 which will be given on Monday.

Monday, May 18- Quiz 10.2 on section 10.2. Check problems on page 410-411 which were not done in class and became homework. Teach Section 10.5- Adding and Subtracting Radicals. Complete all problems on 417-418. Homework: Work that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for Quiz 10.3 on sections 10.3 and 10.4 which will be given Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 19- Quiz 10.3 on section 10.3 and 10.4. Check problems on page 417-418 which were not done in class and became homework. Teach Section 10.6- The Pythagorean Theorem. Complete all problems on 421-422. Homework: Work that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for Quiz 10.4 on sections 10.5 and 10.6 which will be given on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 20- Check and correct problems on pages 421-422. Teach Section 10.7- The Distance Formula. Complete all even problems on pages 427-428.  Homework: Work that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for Quiz 10.4 on sections 10.5 and 10.6 which will be given on Thursday.

Thursday, May 21- Quiz 10.4 on sections 10.5 and 10.6. Check homework on pages 427-428.  Teach 10.8- Multiplying Radical Expressions. Complete the even problems on page 430-431.  Work that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for Quiz 10.5 which covers sections 10.7 and 10.8.

Friday, May 22- Check pages 427-428. Quiz 10.8 on sections 10.7 and 10.8. Teach 10.9- Dividing Radical Expressions. Do several problems on 433-434 in class. Homework: All problems not completed in class will become homework. Begin Chapter 10 Review problems1-15.

Monday, May 25- Check pages 433-434.  Check problems 1-15 in the Chapter 10 Review. Review Concepts covered in Section 10.9.  Teach Section 10.10-Radical Equations. Complete several problems form page 437. Homework: All work that is not completed in class from these pages will become homework. Begin Chapter 10 Review problems16-30.

Tuesday, May 27- Check page 437.  Check problems 16-30 in the Chapter Review. Complete and check problems 31-40 in the Chapter Review. Homework: Study for the Chapter 10 Test.

Wednesday, May 28- Chapter 10 Test.

 

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