Math Analysis

Updates for week of 30 March

1.  Check the unit 10 Timeline to see what is planned each day.  If you are absent be sure to use the flipped math videos to stay on pace.

2.  The final grade for Q3 will be the MC on Tuesday. 

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Updates to wrap up Q3...

1.  Be sure to check your Unit 9 Timeline to see what is planned and/or due each class period.

2.  A Unit 10 Timeline has been posted.  This will take us through the end of Q3 ands the start of Q4.  Be sure to note the deadlines for make-up  work.

3.  Beginning with Unit 10, Mastery Check retakes will no longer be an option. 

4.  +1 EC on the unit 9 Test for anyone who prints the Unit 10 TImeline and shows it to me BEFORE 8:05 on Monday, 16 March!

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Updates for March and Unit 9 ...

1.  A new timeline is posted (Unit 9).  +1 if you print it and show it to me BEFORE 8:05 on 3 March.

2.  Be sure to look at the Unit 9 timeline carefully.  You are expected to print all the packets except 9.1 yourself! 

3.  There are always a lot of absenses towards the end of Q3.  Use the flipped math site to stay on top of things if you are out.  Being out is no excuse for not keeping up with the class or being prepared by having your HW when it is due.

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Updates for February...

1.  Please read the information on the timeline regarding re-takes carefully.  There will be no exceptions to policy.

2.  If I do not see work shown on the packets, no credit will be given.  It appears that many of you have become lazy and are just copying the answers from the flipped math pages.  This is not acceptable.

3.  As we begin our trig units, be prepared for a lot of memorization.  In addition, you are expected to know your special right triangles from geometry.  If you do not, then I suggest you review them using the following link:
 http://patrickjmt.com/special-right-triangles-in-geometry-45-45-90-and-30-60-90/
You will need to know this BEFORE Thursday's class.

4.  It is a new quarter and a new semester.  Let's all get off to a positive start.

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Updates for week of 26 January

1.  An updated timeline for Unit 7 has been posted.  Please print a copy for your notebook.

2. We will begin our study of trigonometry with Unit 8.  A timeline will be posted by next week.

3.   Don't forget that you have 2 weeks to add/drop courses for the second semester.  If you need/want to switch out of Math Analysis please see me as soon as possible.

4.  Parent Conferences will be held on Monday, 2 February.  I will ony meet with parents who have appointments.  Appointments can be made by contacting me at christine.ford@eu.dodea.edu.

5.  We are starting a new semester so everyone begins with a clean slate.  Start of strong and keep working hard.  You are halfway there!

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More end of semester updates...

1.  Q2 grades are all entered.  If you have missing assignments that can still be made up or turned in you MUST do so before Friday, 16 January.  Q2 work not completed at that time can no longer be counted.

2.  We will continue to work on the midterm review packet in class on Thursday, putting the end of unit 7 on hold until after exams.  The packet is due before you start your exam on Friday.

3.  If you miss the exam on Friday you will be scheduled for Tuesday's seminar.  Plan accordingly. 

4.  Unit 7 will NOT be on the exam.

5.  If you are planning to make schedule changes for second semester be sure to see your counselor as soon as possible. 

6.  I will post updates to the Unit 7 timeline by the end of exam week.  So be sure to watch your email for messages.



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End of Semester Updates...

1.  The semester 1 exam review packet is available for you to print.  The review covers units 1-6, the exam will be over units 1-7.  Since we are just finishing up unit 7 I did not include it in the review but it IS on the exam.  The packet, with work shown, will be collected the day of your exam.  This will count 15 points towards your exam grade so be sure to attempt every problem.

2.  B1 and B2 Exams are on Friday, 16 January.

3.  Be sure to check the unit 7 timeline for details regarding the unit 7 test and exam review information.

4.  Any unit 7 mastery retakes can be done in class on 22 January.  If you need to retest, be sure to bring in the completed corrective assignment(s).  This is the only time mastery check retakes will be offered.

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Updates for Janaury

1.  A new timeline has been posted.  Please print a copy so you have it.  It takes us through to the end of the semester.

2.  Our exam is just around the corner - I will distribute or post a review sheet by the end of this week.  This will help you prepare and give you an idea of what to expect on the exam.  Be sure to ask questions as you work through the review.

3.  I hope you all had a great break and that you are ready to get back to work.

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Updates for 15-19 December

Apparently my plan to "cram" did not work!  Here is the new plan for the week before break...

1. Tuesday - Everyone will work on a review packet that covers 6.1 through 6.3.  This will be due at the end of class so be sure that my sub records your work before you leave class.

2.  Thursday - Everyone will take a "Big QUIZ" covering sections 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3. 

3.  We will put 6.4 on hold until after the break.  If you have already watched the video and completed the packet then you will be ahead of the game when we return.  In January we will have just a "Small QUIZ" over 6.4 and then begin Unit 7.

4.  Your Christmas gift from me....NO HW over break!

I wish you all a happy and safe winter break and happy holiday.  Enjoy time with your family and friends.  Merry Christmas!

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Updates  (7 December)

1.  The unit 6 timeline has been posted.   I decided it was best to wrap up the unit before winter break so we will be picking up the pace a bit this coming week. 

2.  If you know that you will be out on 18 December, please see me as soon as possible so we can schedule the test you will miss.  Everyone needs to take it before the break.

3.  Unit 5 tests will be in Grade speed by the COB on Monday at the latest.

4.  Friday (12 Dec) will be my last day with you until after the break.  If you have questions that you think only I can help you with, I will be at the school Saturday evening (12/13) from 5PM  until 8PM and Sunday from 10 AM until noon.  If you want to come in for help, just stop by.  I am also available during session 2 of seminar on Monday, 15 December.  If you want to come in during seminar, please let me know before the end of lunch so that I can request you.

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Updates for week of 18 November...

We begin unit 5 this week.  Packets will be distributed on Tuesday along with the timeline.  The timeline is also available on the "MA-Files to Print/View" page.  GradeSpeed will be updated by Monday evening at the latest.

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Updates for Week of 3 November


Tuesday 11/4 - We will wrap up Unit 4 with the notes for section 4.4

Thursday 11/6 - Unit 4 Review and 4.4 MC.  These will be graded by the start of lunch.  If you need a retake on the 4.4 MC it will have to take place during seminar on Friday - you must have the Corrective Assignment complete and ready to turn in BEFORE taking the MC and will need to report to either Mr. Bean or Ms. Campbell for seminar as I will not be here.

Monday 11/10 - Test Unit 4

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Updates ( week of 20 October)

1.  Unit 3 tests are graded and will be in Gradespeed no later than noon on Monday.  I will pass them back in class so you will have a chance to ask quesitions on things you may have missed.

2.  The Unit 4 Timeline is posted on the "MA -Files to Print/View" page - please print a copy for your reference.  If you write your name on it and turn it into the box as soon as you get to class on Monday, you will receive an EC point on the Unit 3 test!

3.  We will be starting Unit 4 on Monday.  Packets will be distributed in class.

4.  Q1 grades will close on 24 October allowing time for any retakes and make up work to be completed before the end of the quarter.  All grades for 4.3 and beyond will ocunt for Q2.

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Updates for 22- 26 September

1.  We are right on schedule so be sure to check the Unit 2 timeline to see which assignments and mastery checks are due this week. 

2.  If you need to retake any mastery check (less than 80%) you may do so either during seminar on Tuesday, 23 September (sign up on Monday) or on Wednesday in class.  You must have the corrective assignment completed BEFORE coming in to take the MC.  The corrective assignments can be found at www.flippedmath.com.

3.  The Unit 2 test will be Friday.  If you will not be in school on Friday due to sports, I will schedule you to come in during seminar on Thursday to ensure you do not fall behind.
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Updates for 8-12 Sept

1.  Our Unit 1 Test is Monday, 8 September.  Your Unit 1 packet with notes, practice, and applications are due at this time.

2.  The last day to submit the summer review assignment is Monday, 8 September.  No credit will be received for any papers turned after this date.

3.  I have posted the timeline for Unit 2 and will distribute a hard copy along with the Unit 2 packet in class on Monday.

4. CHANGE!  The website for our online resources has changed.  Please go to www.flippedmath.com for the videos for each lesson if/when needed, notes & practice packets if you lose your copies, to check your answers to the practice pages, and to view the application walk-throughs to get you started on the application section of each packet.  This is a valuable resource - be sure to take advantage of it.

 

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Updates for 2-5 September:

We will wrap up our review this week and prepare for the Unit 1 test (Monday, 8 Sept).  Your Unit 1 packet will be collected at this time and checked for completeness.

Grades will be updated by Tuesday evening.  If you received a score less than 4 on any of the mastery checks you may retake them on Thursday (our review and catch-up day).  If you want to retake a mastery check please complete the corrective assignment for that section first.  This work can be found on the Weebly website whose link is at the top of this page.  The summer work and policy sheets can still be submitted until Monday, 8 Sept.

The add/drop period ends on 8 September.   The material in Unit 1 is review - it is my expectation that you already know these concepts as they will NOT be retaught.  If you do not feel prepared for this course after the review work or if you are not comfortable with the topics after our review period, you may need/want to choose a course in which you can be more successful.  If this is the case, please see me as soon as possible.

I am available during before school, during lunch, and after school if you need help, need to retake MC's, or want to discuss your progress.  Please come in and see me if you need to.


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  Time to get ready for another exciting school year!  I will be posting 2 short review assignments to help you get back into the swing of things so that you are ready to go when school starts on 25 August.  These are both due the first day of school so be prepared to turn them in at that time.  Go to the MA - Files to Print link at the left to access the packets.  Work needs to be shown on most of the problems so just turning in answers, not accompanied by work, is unacceptable and will NOT receive credit.  Please send me an email at fordca@gmail.com if you have any questions or need further explanation.

Assignment #1 is currently available.  There may be some confusion regarding the notation used in the first few problems.   The parentheses ( and ) are the same as less than < and greater than > symbols.  The brackets [ and ] represent <  and > .   So (2,7] is the same as saying 2< x < 7.  In other words, x is between 2 and 7, including the 7 but not including the 2. 

Assignment #2 will be available beginning 18 August.  

Please download and print the classroom policies sheet before the first class.  Read through it carefully so you know what supplies you will need to be successful this year.

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer break.  I look forward to getting to know you all this year and know that we will have a great year together.  See you soon!