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Pre-AP Algebra 1

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Kathleen Kees

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Upcoming Assignments

Past Assignments

Week of 4/30-5/4 Due: Sunday May 06, 2018
NOTICE: Last day for retakes is May 18th, 2018. Students need to show proficiency on Khan Academy before retake can be scheduled. Retakes can be scheduled for M-W during intervention (upon teacher approval). Please email me if you have any questions.
Focus: This week students will begin working with arithmetic and geometric sequences.
Assignments:
M: Arithmetic Sequences
Independent Practice: Finish Packet
Tu: Geometric Sequences
Independent Practice: Finish Packet
W: Retakes: Quadratics & Quizezz (Google Classroom)
Independent Practice:
Th: What kind of sequence?
Independent Practice: Finish Packet
F: Recursive & Review
Independent Practice: None :)
Assessments: Formative Assessments

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Week of 4/9-4/13 Due: Sunday April 15, 2018
Focus: This week students will review the methods of solving quadratics: graphing, factoring, solving by square root, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.
Assignments:
M: Quadratic Formula
Independent Practice: Finish Packet
Tu: Quadratic Formula
Independent Practice:
W: Quadratic Formula-Discriminate/SBAC Prep
Independent Practice:
Th: Mixed Methods
Independent Practice:
F: Review Methods
Independent Practice: None :)
Assessments: Formative Assessment Thursday

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Week of 2/26-3/2 Due: Sunday March 04, 2018
Focus: This week we will begin graphing quadratic functions.
Assignments:
M: Graphing from Standard Form
Independent Practice: Finish Packet
Tu: Graphing Practice Packet & Desmos-Marble Slide
Independent Practice: Finish 1-4 in Pkt
W: Continue Graphing Practice Packet & Desmos-Match my Parabola
Independent Practice: Finish through 'pg 28' in Graphing Pkt
Th: Review
Independent Practice: Finish CW
F: Review
Independent Practice: None :)
Assessments: Daily Formative Assessments

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Week of 2/12-2/16 Due: Sunday February 18, 2018
Focus: This week we will continue performing operations with polynomials.
Assignments:
M: Review Practice SA
Independent Practice: Practice SA Corrections
Tu: Practice/Review
Independent Practice: STUDY!
W: Summative Assessment: Operations with Polynomials
Independent Practice: None
Th: Unpack Quadratics
Independent Practice: TBD
F: TDB
Independent Practice: None :)
Assessments: Summative Assessment on Wednesday.

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Week of 1/22-26 Due: Sunday January 28, 2018
Focus: This week we will be factoring quadratic equations.
Assignments:
M: Factoring Quadratic Equations when A = 1
Independent Practice: HW#5 (Finish today's packet)
Tu: Factoring Quadratic Equations when A ≠ 1
Independent Practice: Factor Completely WS
W: Factoring Quadratic Equations-Special Cases
Independent Practice: 'Day 8 HW' WS
Th: Review
Independent Practice: Review WS
F: Practice SA
Independent Practice: None :)
Assessments: Practice Summative on Friday.

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Week of 1/22-26 Due: Sunday January 28, 2018
Focus: This week we will be factoring quadratic equations.
Assignments:
M: Factoring Quadratic Equations when A = 1
Independent Practice: HW#5 (Finish today's packet)
Tu: Factoring Quadratic Equations when A ≠ 1
Independent Practice: Factor Completely WS
W: Factoring Quadratic Equations-Special Cases
Independent Practice: 'Day 8 HW' WS
Th: Review
Independent Practice: Review WS
F: Practice SA
Independent Practice: None :)
Assessments: Practice Summative on Friday.

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Week of 1/8-1/12 Due: Sunday January 14, 2018
Focus: This week we will begin working on polynomials and we will review exponents.
Assignments:
M: Exponents Review Packet
Independent Practice: Study for Reassessment
Tu: Intro to Polynomials-Add/Subtract ('Day 3' Notes)
Independent Practice: 'Day 3' HW WS
W: Polynomials-Multiply ('Day 4' Notes)
Independent Practice: 'Day 4' HW WS & Exponents Review (Study!)
Th: Exponents Reassessment
Independent Practice: None :)
F: Review
Independent Practice: None :)
Assessments: Exponents Reassessment Thursday

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Week of 12/18-12/21 Due: Sunday December 24, 2017
Focus: This week we will continue with exponential functions.
Assignments: Please visit Google Classroom to access this week's Desmos activities and notes.
M: Exponential Functions!
Independent Practice: Exp Functions WS
Tu: Exp Function Review/Practice
Independent Practice: HW #5 WS
W: Formative Assessment Exp Functions
Independent Practice: None :)
Th: Would you rather?
Independent Practice: None :)
F: No School! ENJOY the Winter BREAK!!!
Independent Practice: None :)
Assessments: Formative Wednesday

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Week of 12/11-12/15 Due: Sunday December 17, 2017
Focus: This week our focus is Exponential functions.
Assignments: Please visit Google Classroom to access this week's Desmos activities and notes.
M: Exponential Functions!
Independent Practice: Finish Exponential Function WS #1a-b
Tu: That escalated quickly!
Independent Practice: Finish up Exponential Function WS
W:
Independent Practice: Exponential Function WS
Th: Review
Independent Practice: None :)
F: Review
Independent Practice: None :)
Assessments: Daily Formatives

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Week of 11/27-12/1 Due: Sunday December 03, 2017
Focus: This week our focus is on simplifying radicals.
Assignments:
M: Radical Simplifying Review
Independent Practice: Radicals WS
Tu: SA Returned & Radical Operations
Independent Practice: Add/Subtract Radicals WS
W: More rad Radicals!
Independent Practice: Add/Subtract Radicals WS
Th: Review
Independent Practice: None :)
F: Field Trip
Independent Practice: None :)
Assessments: Daily Formatives

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Week of 11/13-11/17 Due: Sunday November 19, 2017
Focus: This week our focus is exponents.
Assignments:
M: 19-1 Basic Exponent Properties
Independent Practice: SB pg 288-289 (Finish)
Tu: 19-2 Negative and Zero Powers
Independent Practice: Exponents WS
W: 19-3 Additional Properties of Exponents
Independent Practice: Pick 2 from each section (19-1,2,3 pg 297-298)
Th: Review
Independent Practice: Pick 2 new from each section (19-1,2,3 pg 297-298)
F: Review
Independent Practice: None :)
Assessments: Daily Formatives

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Week of 11/6-11/10 Due: Sunday November 12, 2017
Focus: This week our focus is on systems of linear inequalities and preparing for our SA on Thursday.
Assignments:
M: Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities
Independent Practice: Systems of Inequalities WS
Tu: Practice SA
Independent Practice: Systems of Inequalities WS
W: Review/Practice Assessment
Independent Practice: Practice Assessment Corrections
Th: Summative Assessment
Independent Practice: None :)
F: NO SCHOOL
Independent Practice: None :)
Assessments: Summative Assessment Thursday

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Week of 10/23-10/27 Due: Sunday October 29, 2017
Focus: This week our focus is systems of equations.

Assignments:
M: Graphing Systems of Linear Equations
Independent Practice: Graphing Systems WS
Tu: Solving Systems by Graphing
Independent Practice: Systems Sub WS
W: Solving Systems by Elimination
Independent Practice: Systems Elimination WS
Th: Systems: Special Cases
Independent Practice: TBD
F: Clasifying Systems of Equations
Independent Practice: None :)
Assessments: Daily Formatives

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Week of 10/23-11/3 Due: Sunday November 05, 2017
Focus: This week our focus is systems of equations.

Assignments:

M: Graphing Systems of Linear Equations
Independent Practice: Graphing Systems WS

Tu: Solving Systems by Graphing
Independent Practice: Systems Sub WS

W: Solving Systems by Elimination
Independent Practice: Systems Elimination WS

Th: Systems: Special Cases
Independent Practice: TBD

F: Clasifying Systems of Equations
Independent Practice: None :)

Assessments: Daily Formatives

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Week of 10/16-10/20 Due: Sunday October 22, 2017
Focus: This week we will continue working with linear equations and slope.

Assignments:

M: Review WS
Independent Practice: Finish WS

Tu: 12-4 Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Independent Practice: TBD

W: Review & Practice SA
Independent Practice: Study...

Th: Review
Independent Practice: TBD

F: SA
Independent Practice: None :)

Assessments: Summative Assessment on Friday

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Week of 9/25-9/29 Due: Saturday September 30, 2017
Focus: This week our focus is on direct/indirect variation and inverse functions.

Assignments:

M: 10-2 Indirect Variation
Independent Practice: None :)

Tu: 10-4 Inverse Functions (and notation)
Independent Practice: Pick 6 from today's Worksheet

W: 12-1 Slope-Intercept Form
Independent Practice: SB p178 #18-23

Th: 12-2 Point-Slope Form
Independent Practice: SB p182 #12-16

F: 12-3 Standard Form
Independent Practice: None :)

Assessments: Daily Formatives
HAVE A GREAT BREAK!!! See you again on October 16th :)

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Week of 9/18-9/22 Due: Sunday September 24, 2017
Focus: This week week we will review finding the slope of functions.

Assignments:

M: 9-1/9-2 Slope & Rate of Change
Independent Practice: SB p127 #12-19

Tu: 9-3 More about Slopes!
Independent Practice: TBD

W: 10-1/10-2 Direct & Indirect Variation
Independent Practice: Direct Variation WS

Th: 10-3 Another Linear Model
Independent Practice: TBD

F: More Slope Forms
Independent Practice: None :)

Assessments: Daily Formatives

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Week of 9/18-9/22 Due: Sunday September 24, 2017
Focus: This week week we will review finding the slope of functions.

Assignments:

M: 9-1/9-2 Slope & Rate of Change
Independent Practice: SB p127 #12-19

Tu: 9-3 More about Slopes!
Independent Practice: TBD

W: 10-1/10-2 Direct & Indirect Variation
Independent Practice: Direct Variation WS

Th: 10-3 Another Linear Model
Independent Practice: TBD

F: More Slope Forms
Independent Practice: None :)

Assessments: Daily Formatives

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Week of 9/18-9/22 Due: Sunday September 24, 2017
Focus: This week week we will review finding the slope of functions.

Assignments:

M: 9-1/9-2 Slope & Rate of Change
Independent Practice: SB p127 #12-19

Tu: 9-3 More about Slopes!
Independent Practice: TBD

W: 10-1/10-2 Direct & Indirect Variation
Independent Practice: Direct Variation WS

Th: 10-3 Another Linear Model
Independent Practice: TBD

F: More Slope Forms
Independent Practice: None :)

Assessments: Daily Formatives

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Week of 9/11-9/15 Due: Sunday September 17, 2017
Focus: This week we are finishing up scientific notation, reviewing, and preparing for the summative assessment on Thursday.

Assignments: Visit the Google classroom for your Prodigy class code (if you haven't joined us yet!)

M: 6-1 Key Features of Graphs
Independent Practice: Finish Desmos Activity from last week

Tu: 6-3 More Complex Graphs
Independent Practice: TBD

W: 6-3 More Complex Graphs and REVIEW
Independent Practice: TBD

Th: Practice Assessment (and Re-assessment for last SA)
Independent Practice: Prepare for Functions Assessment

F: Functions Summative Assessment
Independent Practice: None :)

Assessments: Summative Assessment Friday

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Week of 9/4-9/8 Due: Saturday September 09, 2017
Focus: This week we are working with Functions.

Assignments: REMEMBER to check/fix your answers-key at end

M: No School
Independent Practice:

Tu: 5-1 Reations and Functions
Independent Practice: SB pg70 #15-18

W: 5-2 Domain and Range
Independent Practice: Functions WS

Th: 5-3 Function Notation
Independent Practice: Function Carnival Part 2 (desmos)

F: 6-1 Key Features of Graphs/ 6-2 More Complex Graphs
Independent Practice: None :-)
Assessments: Daily Formatives

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Week of 8/28-9/1 Due: Sunday September 03, 2017
Focus: This week we will finish Absolute Value Inequalities and our summative assessment is Thursday.

Assignments: REMEMBER to check/fix your answers-key at end
M: Absolute Value Inequalities Independent Practice: Absolute Value Inequalities WS
Tu: Practice Assessment Independent Practice: Finish WS
W: Review Independent Practice: Study for SA (WS, Practice SA, Independent Practice Problems in SB)
Th: Summative Assessment Independent Practice:
F: Independent Practice: None :-)
Assessments: Summative Assessment Thursday.

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Week of 8/28-9/1 Due: Sunday September 03, 2017
Focus: This week we will finish Absolute Value Inequalities and our summative assessment is Thursday.

Assignments: REMEMBER to check/fix your answers-key at end
M: Absolute Value Inequalities Independent Practice: Absolute Value Inequalities WS
Tu: Independent Practice: No HW WS
W: Practice Assessment Independent Practice: Study for SA
Th: Summative Assessment Independent Practice:
F: Independent Practice: None :-)
Assessments: Summative Assessment Thursday.

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Week of 8/28-9/1 Due: Sunday September 03, 2017
Focus: This week we will finish Absolute Value Inequalities and our summative assessment is Thursday.

Assignments: REMEMBER to check/fix your answers-key at end
M: Absolute Value Inequalities Independent Practice: Absolute Value Inequalities WS
Tu: Independent Practice: No HW WS
W: Practice Assessment Independent Practice: Study for SA
Th: Summative Assessment Independent Practice:
F: Independent Practice: None :-)
Assessments: Summative Assessment Thursday.

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Week of 8/21-8/25 Due: Saturday August 26, 2017
Focus: Students will be solving and graphing inequalities and absolute values.

Assignments: REMEMBER to check/fix your answers-key at end of pkt
M: 2-4/2-5 How many Solutions? Solving Literal Equations for a Variable Independent Practice: SB pg32 #35-38 (Check answers on Google Classroom)
Tu: 3-1/3-2 Inequalities Independent Practice: p47 #13-16, 19
W: 3-3 Compound Inequalities Independent Practice: p48 #26-32 (Check answers on Google Classroom)
Th: 4-1 Absolute Value Equations Independent Practice: p59 #11-17
F: 4-2 Absolute Value Inequalities Independent Practice: None :-)
Assessments: Formative Assessments Daily.

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Week of 8/21-8/25 Due: Saturday August 26, 2017
Focus: Students will investigate patterns in data and write multi-step equations.

Assignments: REMEMBER to check/fix your answers-key at end of pkt
M: Independent Practice:
Tu: TBD Independent Practice: TBD
W: TBD Independent Practice: TBD
Th: TBD Independent Practice: TBD
F: TBD Independent Practice: TBD
Assessments: Formative Assessments Daily.

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Week of 8/14-8/18 Due: Saturday August 19, 2017
Focus: Students will investigate patterns in data and write multi-step equations.

Assignments:
M: 1-1 Numeric and Graphic Representations of Data Independent Practice: Lesson Practice WS 1-1 #1-5, REMEMBER to check/fix your answers-key at end of pkt
Tu: 1-2 Writing Expressions Independent Practice: Lesson Practice WS 1-2 #6-12
W: 2-1 Writing and Solving Equations Independent Practice: Equations WS
Th: 2-2 Equations with Variables on Both Sides Independent Practice: Equations WS
F: Solving More Complex Equations Independent Practice: None :)
Assessments: Formative Assessments Daily.

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Week of 8/7-8/11 Due: Saturday August 12, 2017
This week are continuing with the Week of Inspirational Math to work on developing a growth mindset and collaboration. Please text @e876r to the number 81010 which is what I will use to send updates regarding assessments, tutoring and other information related to your child in Algebra 1. Thanks!

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Week of August 1st Due: Saturday August 05, 2017
This week we will work on class procedures and developing a growth mindset!

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