Algebra 1 Course Outline

Week of April 28- May 30, 2014

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 Algebra 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 question is: Is this accomplishment “good”.  Many applaud the acquiring of knowledge to the point that it becomes a god 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, public 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.  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 28- Teach Section 10.1-Expressing Square Roots. Complete several problems form page 399. Homework: All work that is not completed in class from these pages will become homework.

Tuesday, April 29- Check and correct problems on page 399. Teach Section 10.2- Simplifying Radicals.  Complete several problems form page 402-403. 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 Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 30- Quiz 10.1 on section 10.1. Check homework on pages 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 10.2 on section 10.2 which will be given on Friday.

Thursday, May 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 Friday.

Friday, May 2- Review Sections 10.1- 10.2. 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 Monday.

Monday, May 5- SAT Week. 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.

Tuesday, May 6- SAT Week. 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 Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 7- SAT Week. 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.

Thursday, May 8- SAT Week. Continue with work on pages 430-431. Homework: Study for Quiz 10.5 which covers sections 10.7 and 10.8.

Friday, May 9- SAT Week. 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.

Monday, May 12- Check pages 433-434.  Review Concepts covered in Section 10.9.  Teach Section 10.10-Radical Equations. Complete several problems form page 427. Homework: All work that is not completed in class from these pages will become homework. Study for Quiz 10.6 which covers Section 10.9-10.10 that will be given on Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 13- Check problems on page 427. Begin Chapter Review Problems on pages 440-441 in Class.  All work that is not completed in class from these pages will become homework. Study for Quiz 10.6 which covers Section 10.9-10.10 that will be given on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 14- Quiz 10.6 on section 10.9 and 10.10. Check homework on pages 440-441. Study for Chapter 10 Exam which will be given on Thursday.

Thursday, May 15- Chapter 10 Exam

Friday, May 16- Teach Section 11.1- Zero Product Property. Complete all problems on 445-446. Homework: Work that is not completed in class will become homework.

Monday, May 19- Check problems on page 445-446 which were not done in class and became homework. Teach Section 11.2- Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring. Complete all problems on 449. Homework: Work that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for Quiz 11.1 on section 11.1 which will be given on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 20- Quiz 11.1 on section 11.1. Check and correct problems on pages 449. Teach Section 11.3- Solving Equations by Taking Roots. Complete all problems on pages 452-453.  Homework: Work that is not completed in class will become homework.

Wednesday, May 21- Check homework on pages 452-453.  Teach 11.4- Completing the Square. Complete the even problems on pages 458-459.  Homework: Work that is not completed in class will become homework.

Thursday, May 22- Check problems on page 458-459 which were not done in class and became homework. Teach Section 11.5- Completing the Square with Leading Coefficients.  Complete all problems on 461-462. Homework: Work that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for Quiz 11.2 on Sections 11.2 and 11.3 which will be given on Friday. Special Homework: Complete Problems 1-8 on page 478- The Chapter 11 Review.

Friday, May 23- Quiz 11.2 on section 11.2 and 11.3. Check problems on page 461-462 which were not done in class and became homework. Teach Section 11.6- The Quadratic Formula. Complete all problems on 467. Homework: Work that is not completed in class will become homework. Study for Quiz 11.3 on sections 11.4 and 11.5 which will be given on Monday. Special Homework: Complete Problems 9-14 on page 478- The Chapter 11 Review.

Monday, May 26 - Quiz 11.3 on section 11.4 and 11.5. Check problems on page 4 which 67were not done in class and became homework. Teach Section 11.7- Solving Quadratic Equation. Complete all problems on 471. Work that is not completed in class will become homework. Special Homework: Complete Problems 15-22 on page 478- The Chapter 11 Review

Tuesday, May 27- Check and correct problems on pages 471. Teach Section 11.8-Word Problems Using the Quadratic Equation. Complete all even problems on pages 474-475.  Work that is not completed in class will become homework. Special Homework: Complete Problems 23-33 on page 478- The Chapter 11 Review.

Wednesday, May 28 Quiz 11.4 on Sections 11.6 and 11.7. Check problems on 474-475. Begin Chapter 11 Review Problems. Homework: Be sure all Chapter 11 Review Problems are completed.  Study for Algebra 1 Exam on Wednesday.

Thursday, May 29- Chapter 11 Review in Class- Study for Algebra 1 Exam as scheduled on High School Final Exam Schedule. Homework: Study for Chapter 11 Exam.

Friday, May 30- Chapter 11 Review in Class- Study for Algebra 1 Exam as scheduled on High School Final Exam Schedule. Homework: Study for Chapter 11 Exam.

Bible Verse- Luke 4:18-19

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19     to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”