9/8/11

Communications:

Principles of Encryption.

In this activity, students develop and then compare and contrast three coding technologies based on principles of encryption.


2/27/11


I like this NCTM article on Inverse functions, worth trying in Algebra II GT.


2/4/11


Factoring Activities




Here is a Factoring review game based off of Hollywood Squares.




A review game for factoring trinomials.


This activity has the students writing answers in different sections of the paper. Then students fold it up, glue/tape it, and it will make an actual cube to hang up in your room. This can be modified for other classes and topics. Take a look.

Exponential growth and decay PPT by Terri





2/2/11

Factoring Activities



Copy of Quizzes developed by Terri


i made a very quick review prior to the quiz. the one listed as 5.5-6.2 is just review for the quiz with short notes. the 5.7-6.2 is the same review with the answer key at the bottom. please check my answers. did it quickly. terri




Curve Fitting Worksheet by Terri







Welcome to the wonderful world of Algebra 1 Online!
This course contains both content that reviews or extends concepts and skills learned in previous grades and new, more abstract concepts in algebra. Students will gain proficiency in computation with rational numbers (positive and negative fractions, positive and negative decimals, whole numbers, and integers) and algebraic properties. New concepts include solving two-step equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations, simplifying algebraic expressions with exponents, i.e. monomials and polynomials, factoring, solving systems of equations, and using matrices to organize and interpret data.
external image 9850GPLUSsmall.jpgStudents will be actively engaged using concrete and virtual materials and appropriate technologies such as graphing calculators and computer software. However, facility in the use of technology shall not be regarded as a substitute for a student’s understanding of quantitative concepts and relationships or for proficiency in basic computations. Students will also identify and apply real-life applications of the mathematical principles they are learning to science and other disciplines they are studying.
Mathematics has its own language, and the acquisition of specialized vocabulary and language patterns is crucial to a student’s understanding and appreciation of the subject. Students are encouraged to use correctly the concepts, skills, symbols, and vocabulary identified in the course.
Problem solving is integrated throughout the different components of the curriculum. The development of problem-solving skills is a major goal of the mathematics program. Instruction in the process of problem solving will help students develop a wide range of skills and strategies for solving a variety of problem types.
http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/math/HCPSAlgebra1/index.html

Ramp up your CryptographyUnit


CodesIlluminations Activity: Explore the first known shift transformation - a type of substitution cypher attributed to Julius Caesar.
Principles and Standards for School MathematicsConnections Standard 9-12