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Karen Petcher » Welcome to Mrs. Petcher's webpage

Welcome to Mrs. Petcher's webpage

I teach Honors PreCalc, FST, and Algebra
Good mathematics is not about how many answers you know...It's how you behave when you don't know. -Author Unknown
 

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Week of March 1- March 5

Course:  Honors PreCalculus Periods 3 and 5  Group A &  B

Course Schedule: Group A -M & W  Group B -T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 12 to 1pm

Essential Questions:  How do you solve an absolute value equation? 

Standards/PIs:  Students can solve absolute value equations. 

Student Assignments: M/T- Pages 216-217 1,2,6,8,15-17,25,30,36,41,44 and study for test W/TH- Worksheet 4.2

Links/Resources: Notes and PreCalculus book


Course:  Algebra period 7 Group A and Group B

Course Schedule:  Group A-M & W

Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 12 to 1 pm

Essential Questions:  How can you solve basic absolute value equations? How do you solve a literal equation?

Standards/PIs:  Students are able to solve basic absolute value equations. Students can solve literal equations.

Student Assignments: M/T- Study for test and finish closure activity  W/Th- Literal Equation worksheet

Links/Resources: notes, CPM ebook and Desmos OnlIne Graphing Calculator

Week of 2/22 to 2/26

Course:  Honors PreCalculus Periods 3 and 5  Group A &  B

Course Schedule: Group A -M & W  Group B -T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 12 to 1pm

Essential Questions:  How do you solve polynomial inequalities using the Test Point Method? How do you factor higher order polynomials? 

Standards/PIs:  Students can solve polynomial inequalities using the Test Point Method. Students can use chunking to factor expressions completely.

Student Assignments: M/T- Worksheet- Substitution W/TH- Inequality-Test Point Method worksheet

Links/Resources: Notes and PreCalculus book


Course:  Algebra period 7 Group A and Group B

Course Schedule:  Group A-M & W

Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 12 to 1 pm

Essential Questions:  What is the distributive property and how can it be used to solve equations?  How do you find area and perimeter using Algebra tiles?

Standards/PIs:  Students are able to use the distributive property to solve problems.  Students can find area and perimeter using Algebra tiles.

Student Assignments: M/T- 3-70 to 3-75  W/Th- 3-93 to 3-103

Links/Resources: notes, CPM ebook and Desmos OnlIne Graphing Calculator

Week of 2/8 to 2/12

Course:  Honors PreCalculus Periods 3 and 5  Group A &  B

Course Schedule: Group A -M & W  Group B -T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 12 to 1pm

Essential Questions:  How do you evaluate trigonometric functions? How do you decompose a composite function?

Standards/PIs:  Students can evaluate trigonometric functions. Students can decompose a composite function into its composite functions.

Student Assignments: M/T- Worksheet- Compose and Decompose Functions and study for quiz. W/TH- Inverse worksheet

Links/Resources: Notes and PreCalculus book


Course:  Algebra period 7 Group A and Group B

Course Schedule:  Group A-M & W

Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 12 to 1 pm

Essential Questions:  How do you evaluate expressions with exponents? What strategies can be used to multiply polynomial expressions?  How are polynomials added and subtracted?

Standards/PIs:  Students can evaluate expressions with exponents. Students can add, subtract, and multiply polynomial expressions.

Student Assignments: M/T- 3-48 to 3-53  W/Th- 3-58 to 3-63

Links/Resources: notes, CPM ebook and Desmos OnlIne Graphing Calculator

Week of 2/1 to 2/5

Course:  Honors PreCalculus Periods 3 and 5  Group A &  B

Course Schedule: Group A -M & W  Group B -T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 12 to 1pm

Essential Questions:  How do you sketch the graphs of the 6 basic trigonometric functions?  What relationship exists between special right triangles and the unit circle?

Standards/PIs:  Students can sketch the graph of the 6 basic trigonometric functions. Students recognize the relationship that exists between special right triangles and the unit circle.

Student Assignments: M/T- Worksheet- 6 trigonometric graphs W/TH- Pg. 134 6,7,10-12 & pg. 142 7-9

Links/Resources: Notes and PreCalculus book


Course:  Algebra period 7 Group A and Group B

Course Schedule:  Group A-M & W

Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 12 to 1 pm

Essential Questions:  How do you evaluate expressions with exponents? How can an equation be represented?

Standards/PIs:  Students will be able to generate the laws of exponents and apply them in problem solving situations. Students can use algebra tiles to represent equations.

Student Assignments: M/T- 3-19 to 3-24  W/Th- 3-33 to 3-44

Links/Resources: notes, CPM ebook and Desmos OnlIne Graphing Calculator

Week of 1/25 to 1/29

Course:  FST Periods 6 & 8 Groups A & B

Course Schedule: Group A- M & W Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 12 to 1pm

Essential Questions: How do you find the amplitude, period, phase shift, and vertical shift of a trigonometric function?

Standards/PIs:  Students can find the amplitude, period, phase shift, and vertical shift of a trigonometric function.

Student Assignments: M/T- Study for test. W/Th- Prepare for next quarter!

Links/Resources: FST book, notes

Week of 1/19-1/22

Course:  FST Periods 6 & 8 Groups A & B

Course Schedule: Group A- M & W Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 12 to 1pm

Essential Questions: How do you sketch the graphs of basic sine, cosine, and tangent functions? How do you find the amplitude, period, phase shift, and vertical shift of a trigonometric function?

Standards/PIs:  Students can sketch the graphs of basic sine, cosine, and tangent functions. Students can find the amplitude, period, phase shift, and vertical shift of a trigonometric function.

Student Assignments: M/T- Graph sin, cos, and tangent functions. W/Th- Amplitude, Period, Phase Shift, and Vertical Shift Worksheet

Links/Resources: FST book, notes

Week of 1/11 to 1/14

Course:  FST Periods 6 & 8 Groups A & B

Course Schedule: Group A- M & W Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 12 to 1pm

Essential Questions: What relationship exists between special right triangles and the unit circle? How do you sketch the graphs of basic sine, cosine, and tangent functions?

Standards/PIs:  Students recognize the relationship that exists between special right triangles and the unit circle. Students can sketch the graphs of basic sine, cosine, and tangent functions. 

Student Assignments: M/T- Unit Circle Worksheet W/Th- Page 288 3-6, 9-11, 18-20, 26,& 27 and Page 290 58-61 Quiz next class

Links/Resources: FST book, note

Week of 1/4 to 1/8

Course:  FST Periods 6 & 8 Groups A & B

Course Schedule: Group A- M & W Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Essential Questions: What relationship exists between special right triangles and the unit circle? How do you convert from radians to degrees and vice versa? 

Standards/PIs:  Students recognize the relationship that exists between special right triangles and the unit circle. Students can convert radians to degrees and degrees to radians.

Student Assignments: M/T- Radian and Degree Worksheet W/Th- Pages 226 + 227 1,2,4,5,10, &11 and pg. 223 2-9, 13 + 14

Links/Resources: FST book, notes

Week of 12/14 to 12/18

Course:  Honors PreCalculus Periods 3 and 5  Group A &  B

Course Schedule: Group A -M & W  Group B -T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am to 11: 00 am

Essential Questions:  How can you convert from radians to degrees and vice versa?  What relationship exists between special right triangles and the unit circle?

Standards/PIs:  Students can convert radians to degrees and degrees to radians. Students recognize the relationship that exists between special right triangles and the unit circle.

Student Assignments: M/T- Worksheet- Degree and Radian Conversion W/TH- Unit Circle Practice Worksheet

Links/Resources: Notes and PreCalculus book


Course:  Algebra period 7 Group A and Group B

Course Schedule:  Group A-M & W

Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Essential Questions: What information does the equation of a line give you? How do you evaluate expressions with exponents?

Standards/PIs:  Students will know the information from the equation of a line. Students will be able to generate the laws of exponents and apply them in problem solving situations.

Student Assignments: M/T- Finish closure activity and study for assessment  W/Th- 3-6 to 3-11

Links/Resources: notes, CPM ebook and Desmos OnlIne Graphing Calculator

Week of 12/7 to 12/11

Course:  Honors PreCalculus Periods 3 and 5  Group A &  B

Course Schedule: Group A -M & W  Group B -T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am to 11: 00 am

Essential Questions:  How are expressions involving exponents and logarithms related?

Standards/PIs:  Students can recognize the characteristics of exponential and logarithmic functions.

Student Assignments: M/T- Pages 116-117 3-7, 9-16, 18 & 19 W/TH- Study for test- Test next class

Links/Resources: Notes and PreCalculus book


Course:  Algebra period 7 Group A and Group B

Course Schedule:  Group A-M & W

Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Essential Questions: How do you graph a line? How do I write an equation of a line that passes through two given points?

Standards/PIs:  Students can graph a line. Students can write an equation of a line that passes through two given points.

Student Assignments: M/T- 2-70 thru 2-74  W/Th- 2-90 thru 2-94

Links/Resources: notes, CPM ebook and Desmos OnlIne Graphing Calculator

Week of 11/30- 12/ 4

Course:  Honors PreCalculus Periods 3 and 5  Group A &  B

Course Schedule: Group A -M & W  Group B -T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am to 11: 00 am

Essential Questions:  How can you represent and describe functions? How can you determine the end behavior of a function? How are expressions involving exponents and logarithms related?

Standards/PIs:  Students will be able to analyze functions. Students will be able to describe the end behavior of a function. Students can recognize the characteristics of exponential and logarithmic functions.

Student Assignments: M & T- Continuous Change Model worksheet, W/TH- 2.6 Worksheet

Links/Resources: Notes and PreCalculus book


Course:  Algebra period 7 Group A and Group B

Course Schedule:  Group A-M & W

Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Essential Questions:  What is slope? How can you find the growth and starting value of a linear equation and a linear graph? How do you graph a line?

Standards/PIs: Students can determine the slope and y-intercept  of an equation and a graph. Students can graph a line.

Student Assignments: M/T- 2-59 thru 2-67 and study for quiz W/Th-Slope worksheet 

Links/Resources: notes, CPM ebook and Desmos OnlIne Graphing Calculator

Week of 11/23 to 11/24

Course:  Honors PreCalculus Periods 3 and 5  Group A &  B

Course Schedule: Group A -M & W  Group B -T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am to 11: 00 am

Essential Questions:  How can you represent and describe functions? How can you determine the end behavior of a function?

Standards/PIs:  Students will be able to analyze functions. Students will be able to describe the end behavior of a function.

Student Assignments: M & T- Page 141 #5 & pages 142-145 17,18, 26-28, 40 & 41, 54 & 55 and study for quiz- next class

Links/Resources: Notes and PreCalculus book


Course:  Algebra period 7 Group A and Group B

Course Schedule:  Group A-M & W

Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Essential Questions:  What is slope? How can you find the growth and starting value of a linear equation and a linear graph?

Standards/PIs: Students can determine the slope and y-intercept  of an equation and a graph. 

Student Assignments: M/T- 2-41 thru 2-44 There will be a quiz on 12/2 and 12/3 

Links/Resources: notes, CPM ebook and Desmos OnlIne Graphing Calculator

Week of 11/16 to 11/20

Course:  Honors PreCalculus Periods 3 and 5  Group A &  B

Course Schedule: Group A -M & W  Group B -T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am to 11: 00 am

Essential Questions:  How can you represent and describe functions? How can you determine the end behavior of a function?

Standards/PIs:  Students will be able to analyze functions. Students will be able to describe the end behavior of a function.

Student Assignments: M & T-  Analyze Functions worksheet

W & Th- Page 102 1-6, 10, 12-15

Links/Resources: Notes and PreCalculus book


Course:  Algebra period 7 Group A and Group B

Course Schedule:  Group A-M & W

Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Essential Questions:  How do patterns grow?  How can we measure the steepness of a line? What is slope?

Standards/PIs:  Students can find the domain and range of a function and a relation. Students can determine the slope of an equation and a graph. 

Student Assignments: M/T- 2-6 thru 2-10

W & Th- 2-19 thru 2-24 

Links/Resources: notes, CPM ebook and Desmos OnlIne Graphing Calculator

Week of 11/2 -11/6

Course:  FST Periods 6 & 8 Groups A & B

Course Schedule: Group A- M & W Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Essential Questions:  How do we combine two functions together? How do you find the inverse of a function?

Standards/PIs:  Graduation standard- Functions

Student Assignments: M- Composite Function worksheet & Graphing Packet T- Graphing Packet W- Study for test Th- Composite Function Worksheet 

Links/Resources: FST book, notes

Week of 11/ 9 - 11/12

Course:  FST Periods 6 & 8 Groups A & B

Course Schedule: Group A- M & W Group B- T & Th

Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Essential Questions:  What do you know about functions?

Standards/PIs:  Graduation standard- Functions

Student Assignments: M- Test T- Study for test W- No school  Th- Test

Links/Resources: FST book, notes