Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More Polynomial and Monomial Multiplication Examples

Monomial x Polynomial above
Polynomial x Polynomial (second image) AKA: Extended Distributive Property

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Simplifying Polynomial Expression

Algebra Scholars,

Chapter 10 brings us Polynomials. A skill that must be fine tuned is simplifying expressions. Please note the first picture on the left. This is what simplifying polynomial expressions looks like.

The second picture shows the extended distributive property. Remember, it is just like the regular distributive property, except, distribute all terms to all terms in both sums.

Good luck!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

4/18 - 5/2: Geometry


The chapter 11 test is this week.  Good luck!

Mr. Hanson

Algebra: 4/28 - 5/2

Algebra folks,

We are now beginning chapter 10:  Polynomials.  All of your assigned homework assignments are in Lesson Master Form. 

Have a great week!

Mr. Hanson

Thursday, April 17, 2008

4/21 - 4/25

Algebra:  Chapter 11 Test

Geometry:  Quiz chapter 11

BOTH:  What time is it?????????????????????????????............Test Tiiiime!

Have a good week!

Mr. Hanson

Friday, April 11, 2008

Graphing Inequalities and Systems

Algebra scholars...greetings! What you are witnessing in this post is a system with inequalities rather than equalities. Remember, the only differences are that if you have a 'less than' or 'greater than' sign, the line is dashed rather than a solid line.

Also, don't forget to shade. Always look at the direction of the inequality symbol. Shade where number get larger (greater than) or where the numbers get smaller (less than).

So what about the solution????? Instead of only where the lines intersect, it is where the shading overlaps.

Good luck.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Algebra & Geometry 4/14 - 4/18


This week MCA tests begin. Your MCA reading test is on the 16th and the 17th. As far as algebra, we will be reviewing for the MCA math test which is next week.

Mr. Hanson

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Coincident Lines...what a coincidence?

Greetings algebra scholars. Today we took a look at lines that coincide. What does coincide mean? According to Merriam-Webster:

a: to occupy the same place in space or time
: to occupy exactly corresponding or equivalent positions on a scale or in a series

Look at the screen shot, both lines lie on top of one another. They have the same points....occupy the same place.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Algebra 4/7 - 4/11

Algebra Scholars,

Welcome back! Hopefully many of you will continue to view the work that students create during class as a resource for learning how to solve systems. This week we will continue to prepare for the MCA test as well as learn more strategies for solving systems.

Have a great week! --Mr. Hanson

Geometry 4/7 - 4/11

Geo students,

We begin chapter 11:  Indirect and Coordinate Proofs.  We are also in MCA month.  We will be spending significant time preparing during our warm-ups for the MCA test. 

Have a great week.  --Mr. Hanson

Solving Linear Systems by Multiplication

Math Scholars, welcome back from Spring Break. We dig right back in to Linear Systems by solving them with multiplication. At this point, all of you have learned many methods to solve systems and multiplication is yet another strategy to add to your skill set.

Emma helped us out today and has clearly demonstrated how to use multiplication to arrange a linear system so it can be solved by addition. The goal is to multiply the entire equation by a number that will create a situation that will cancel either the 'x' or the 'y' when doing addition. If you have any question, be sure to ask during class. Welcome back!