Unit 7 Homework (Mr. Atkinson): Exploration

May 20th, 2014

This is a list of all of the homework assignments due during this unit.

  1. Due Wednesday May 21:
    • Read the Medical Testing Exploration
    • Give it a score in each of the five criteria from the Exploration Grading Criteria
    • Mark Criteria E twice — once as if it were an SL exploration, and once as if it were an HL exploration
    • Be ready to share all of your criteria scores as well as the two total scores (as if were an SL exploration OR an HL exploration) at the beginning of class
  2. Due Friday May 23:
    • Complete a mind map for the beginning of class, with a main idea at the center about which you are keenly interested.  The mind map should include a minimum of 6 “branches” and a total of at least 20 “twigs”.
    • Please put some time and effort into this, because on Friday you will get some peer and/or teacher feedback on your mind map to help you identify a couple of “twigs” that show the greatest potential for substantial mathematical exploration.
    • If you are having difficulty coming up with ideas, try poking around on these websites:
    • A list of over 200 other possible topics is here, although please do not feel restricted to do any of these ideas.
  3. Due Tuesday May 27:
    • Complete TWO different exploration proposals on TWO separate copies of this double-sided Exploration Proposal Sheet
    • On Tuesday, we will review one another’s pairs of proposals, and decide which one will be the topic of your exploration (due on Friday May 30)
  4. Due Friday May 30:
    • Complete a 2 to 3 page detailed summary (comprised of an introduction, a main section, and a conclusion) that outlines exactly what the exploration is going to look like from beginning to end.
    • The exploration should have a title.
    • The introduction should include what the aims and objectives will be, and a rationale for why this topic was chosen.  Specify exactly what you will be investigating, researching and exploring, and include a summary of all the actual mathematics that will be used — it is very important that the exploration is approached from a mathematical standpoint.
    • The main section should include details about what data you will collect, how you will collect it, graphs/diagrams/charts/tables/lists you’ll draw, software you’ll incorporate, research sites you’ll use, the analysis you’ll do, etc.  You need to outline exactly what the structure of the main section will be so that it would be possible to map out what the 10 pages or so are going to look like.
    • The conclusion should include anything new or surprising they have learned and whether or not they think they have found a good exploration for next year or whether they will have to think about it some more over the summer.
  5. Due Tuesday June 2:
    • Bring a PRINTED copy of your completed outline (see above) to submit at the beginning of class.
    • Be prepared to give a 3 minute presentation to the class about your exploration topic (you will be cut off abruptly at 3 minutes and 30 seconds or we won’t get through everybody).
    • We will have a random draw at the start of class to determine the order in which you will present.
    • Your presentation and written outline will be graded together as a single minor assessment score.  The grading sheet is here, but please note that I will also be looking for a clear statement of the aim and rationale, and a brief but illuminating description of the mathematics that you plan to use to achieve your objective.
    • If you are trying to get 3 out of 3 for Criteria B by using IT (e.g. the projector and interactive whiteboard), be aware that you may not have your laptops open at any point during the presentations.  This means that any slides (PowerPoint, etc.) that you will use during your presentation must be emailed to me or must be copied onto a USB flash drive BEFORE class.

Below, you will find three more Exploration examples.  One of them is good, one of them is average, and one of them is weak . . . can you tell which is which?

Try marking each of these Exploration examples twice (once as an SL exploration and once as an HL exploration), and then see me individually after class to find out if your criteria and total scores were close to the grades given by the actual IB examiners.

Final Exam Review

May 7th, 2014

This is a list of the key learning objectives from the entire course — you should understand every concept and be able to perform every skill on this list.

Here are five packages of review questions and answers to help you prepare for the final Math Honors 2 exam on Wednesday May 14:

  1. Review Package 1: Questions and Answers
  2. Review Package 2: Questions and Answers
  3. Review Package 3: Questions and Answers
  4. Review Package 4: Questions and Answers
  5. Review Package 5: Questions and Answers

This is the formula sheet that will be given to you on the final exam.  It is your responsibility to memorize any formulas that do not appear on this formula sheet.  However, please note that you do not need to memorize any super-specific real-world application formulas (e.g. the logarithmic formulas for earthquakes, pH, decibels, etc).

Unit 6 Homework (Mr. Atkinson): Statistics and Probability

April 21st, 2014

This is a list of all of the homework assignments due during this unit.

  1. Due Wednesday April 2 (24 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 769 # 5ab, 8, 15, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 38
    • Holt:  p. 786 # 7, 13, 15-22
    • Holt:  p. 796 # 15, 21, 24, 25
  2. Due Friday April 4 (37 problems):
  3. Due Tuesday April 8 (20 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 633 # 9, 16, 18, 20, 21, 25, 34, 37, 45
    • Holt:  p. 656 # 10, 13, 17, 21, 25, 37, 40, 41
    • Sullivan:  p. 996 # 17, 30, 35
  4. Due Wednesday April 23 (17 problems):
  5. Due Friday April 25 (25 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 662 # 24, 25, 26
    • Holt:  p. 668 # 9-29 odds, 32-38 all, 41
    • Sullivan:  p. 996 # 49, 57, 59
  6. Due Tuesday April 29 (18 problems):
  7. OPTIONAL – Due Tuesday May 27 (30 problems):
    • Holt p. 683 # 1-4, 18-32
    • Holt p. 819 # 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15-19

Unit 5 Homework (Mr. Atkinson): Trigonometry

March 26th, 2014

This is a list of all of the homework assignments due during this unit.

  1. Due Friday February 21 (13 problems):
  2. Due Wednesday February 26 (14 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 841 # 10, 11, 33, 35
    • Holt:  p. 855 # 23, 31, 35, 38, 43, 53, 63, 64, 65, 72
  3. Due Friday February 28 (26 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 841 # 37, 45, 49, 51, 53, 54, 64, 65
    • Holt:  p. 848 # 23, 25, 35, 77, 79, 81, 83, 85, 87, 88, 89
    • Holt:  p. 855 # 37, 39, 41, 46, 49, 50, 51
  4. Due Tuesday March 4 (19 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 864 # 11-27 odds, 35, 37, 39, 43, 48-53 all
  5. Due Friday March 7 (16 problems):
    • Sullivan:  p. 558 # 56, 65, 72, 84, 86
    • Sullivan:  p. 571 # 63, 65, 79, 80
    • Sullivan:  p. 580 # 30, 35, 37
    • Sullivan:  p. 589 # 20, 31abc
  6. Due Friday March 14 (18 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 906 # 12, 20, 29, 36, 43, 45, 55, 57
    • Sullivan:  p. 625 # 24, 35, 43, 53, 56, 67, 77, 79, 82, 87
  7. Due Tuesday March 18 (20 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 926 # 10, 18, 21, 33, 36, 40
    • Sullivan:  p. 653 # 10, 13, 18, 27, 29, 49, 53, 58
    • Sullivan:  p. 661 # 11, 18, 35, 41, 45, 63
  8. Due Wednesday March 19 (15 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 914 # 40, 67
    • Holt:  p. 920 # 11, 31, 40, 41
    • Sullivan:  p. 634 # 20, 28, 35, 51, 62
    • Sullivan:  p. 644 # 33, 42, 62, 64
  9. Due Tuesday March 25 (17 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 871 # 14, 17, 35, 37, 41, 43, 51
    • Sullivan:  p. 612 # 38, 44, 46, 50, 57, 60, 68
    • Sullivan:  p. 618 # 38, 41, 44
  10. Due Wednesday March 26 (15 problems):
  11. OPTIONAL – Due Friday March 28 (70 problems):
  12. Additional Review (not for submission):

Unit 4 Assignment: Newton’s Law of Cooling

February 5th, 2014

*** The deadline for submission has been extended until after this weekend.

This assignment is now due at the beginning of class on Monday February 17 (Block B) or Tuesday February 18 (Blocks F and G).

Unit 4 Homework (Mr. Atkinson): Powers, Radicals, Exponentials, Logarithms

January 23rd, 2014

This is a list of all of the homework assignments due during this unit.

  1. Due Wednesday January 8 (15 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 99 # 22, 29, 37, 46, 63, 67, 75, 77, 78
    • Holt:  p. 407 # 9, 10
    • Sullivan:  p. 340 # 23, 25, 27, 35
  2. Due Friday January 10 (18 problems)
    • Holt:  p. 525 # 15, 23, 34, 53
    • Holt:  p. 533 # 25, 27, 31, 36, 43, 55
    • Sullivan:  p. 77 # 25, 35, 51, 61, 73
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 473 # 14.3.1abc
    • Answers to the Int. Algebra textbook questions can be found here.
  3. Due Tuesday January 14 (18 problems)
    • Holt:  p. 542 # 13, 15, 17, 22, 24, 41, 53, 57, 61ab
    • Sullivan:  p. 123 # 29, 53, 61
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 465 # 14.1.1abc, 14.1.4, 14.1.5
    • Answers to the Int. Algebra textbook questions can be found here.
  4. Due Wednesday January 15 (12 problems)
    • Holt:  p. 542 # 27, 29, 33, 35, 38, 47, 49, 51, 55, 60
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 465 # 14.1.2, 14.1.6
    • Answers to the Int. Algebra textbook questions can be found here.
  5. Due Friday January 17 (14 problems)
    • Holt:  p. 358 # 48, 51abc
    • Holt:  p. 367 # 17, 18, 24
    • Sullivan:  p. 433 # 43, 46
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 416 # 13.1.2, 13.1.3ab, 13.1.4, 13.1.5
    • Answers to the Int. Algebra textbook questions can be found here.
  6. Due Tuesday January 21 (18 problems)
    • Holt:  p. 374 # 19, 31, 55, 63, 76, 78, 88, 89
    • Sullivan:  p. 446 # 15, 24, 41, 46, 47, 48, 57
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 423 # 13.2.2b, 13.2.5ab
    • Answers to the Int. Algebra textbook questions can be found here.
  7. Due Wednesday January 22 (10 problems)
  8. Due Friday January 24 (22 problems)
    • Holt:  p. 382 # 14, 16, 21, 24, 35, 40, 42, 54, 57, 59, 67, 71, 72, 73
    • Sullivan:  p. 446 # 74, 85, 94, 110
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 433 # 13.3.1acf, 13.3.2
    • Answers to the Int. Algebra textbook questions can be found here.
  9. Due Wednesday January 29 (17 problems)
    • Holt:  p. 389 # 23, 24, 31, 53, 54, 60abc
    • Sullivan:  p. 448 # 117
    • Sullivan:  p. 463 # 23, 26, 37, 39, 47
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 423 # 13.2.3
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 433 # 13.3.6
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 440 # 13.4.3
    • Answers to the Int. Algebra textbook questions can be found here.
  10. Due Wednesday February 5 (20 problems)
    • Holt:  p. 397 # 35, 43, 47, 51, 53, 59, 79
    • Sullivan:  p. 463 # 48, 49, 80, 81
    • Sullivan:  p. 472 # 7, 9, 13, 19, 35, 45
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 450 # 13.6.1ab, 13.6.6
    • Answers to the Int. Algebra textbook questions can be found here.
  11. OPTIONAL – Due Friday February 14 (53 problems)

Review: First Semester Topics

December 3rd, 2013

Here are some review questions that cover a lot of the material studied during the first semester.  While the majority of the concepts are represented in this review, do not assume that it is a fully exhaustive list of things that might appear on the first semester cumulative test.

Review Questions from First Semester Topics

Unit 3 Homework (Mr. Atkinson): Polynomials and Rationals

November 27th, 2013

This is a list of all of the homework assignments due during this unit.

  1. Due Wednesday October 23 (22 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 429 # 19-27 odd, 39, 41, 45, 53, 55, 59
    • Holt:  p. 438 # 19, 22, 31, 33, 37
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 165 # 6.1.1, 6.1.2abc, 6.1.3, 6.1.4
    • Answers to the Int. Algebra textbook questions can be found here.
  2. Due Friday October 25 (16 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 445 # 25, 31, 40, 41, 45, 53, 57, 64, 65, 99
    • Sullivan:  p. 49 # 103
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 176 # 6.2.1bd, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4
    • Answers to the Int. Algebra textbook questions can be found here.
  3. Due Wednesday November 13 (16 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 453 # 61
    • Sullivan:  p. 340 # 43, 49, 64
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 184 # 6.3.3, 6.3.4
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 189 # 6.4.2
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 198 # 7.1.5
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 206 # 7.2.1a
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 212 # 7.3.2
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 244 # 8.2.1
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 257 # 8.29
    • Answers to the Int. Algebra textbook questions can be found here, here, and here.
    • If you have difficulty opening any of these links, please note that all of these documents also been shared with you via GoogleDrive.
  4. Due Friday November 15 (16 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 463 # 13, 15, 45, 49
    • Sullivan:  p. 386 # 17, 19, 43, 51, 69, 103, 109
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 212 # 7.3.1ab, 7.3.3
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 486 # 15.1.1c, 15.1.3
    • Answers to the Int. Algebra textbook questions can be found here and here.
  5. Due Tuesday November 19 (17 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 495 # 19, 21, 24, 27, 35, 37, 39, 41
    • Sullivan:  p. 353 # 39, 49, 52
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 486 # 15.1.2, 15.1.5abcde
    • Answers to the Int. Algebra textbook questions can be found here.
  6. Due Tuesday November 26 (14 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 509 # 31, 33, 43, 45, 47
    • Sullivan:  p. 70 # 41, 43, 45, 65, 67, 69, 75, 79, 82
  7. Due Tuesday December 3 (14 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 517 # 15, 19, 21, 23, 25, 47, 48, 49, 50, 56ab
    • Int. Algebra:  p. 491 # 15.2.1, 15.2.2, 15.2.3
    • Answers to the Int. Algebra textbook questions can be found here.
  8. Due Wednesday December 4 (15 problems):
    • Holt:  p. 518 # 31, 33, 37, 39, 43, 51, 52, 53
    • Sullivan:  p. 374 # 35, 37, 39, 41, 51, 55, 57

Polynomial and Rational Functions

October 24th, 2013

I will be posting all homework for the unit on this page.

Every Friday, a problem of the week will be posted here. It is due the following Friday. These are optional but a great challenge. Solutions are posted a week later. Small prizes are sometimes available for the correct solution.

Here are the objectives for this unit.

You will have a quiz on Polynomial and Rational Functions on Thursday November 28.  Here is a handout summarizing the key graphing techniques for rational functions. You will have a semester 1 cumulative test on Friday December 6. Answers to the review are posted here. Your performance task is due Thursday December 5.  Here is a copy of the task and here is the rubric.

 

Date Assignment
7. Due Friday November 22  Finish the handout from class on the algebra of rational functions. Answers are here.
6. Due Thursday November 21 In the IMSA Rational Functions packet, do pages 3.1 and 3.2 (pages 9 and 10 in the pdf). Answers are here.Also, with your partner, set up a Google Doc or some other form of organizing your work for the performance task.  Make some progress on the task.
5. Due Tuesday November 19 Do pages 12.2 to 12. 4 (pages 38, 39 and 40) in the IMSA Polynomials pdf). Answers to the IMSA sheet are here.
4. Due Friday November 15 Do pages 9.1 and 9.2  (pages 27 and 28 in the IMSA Polynomials pdf). Answers to the IMSA sheet are here.
3. Due Thursday November 14 In your Intermediate Algebra Textbook, Chapter 6, do p. 176: 6.2.2 to 6.2.4 and p. 184: 6.3.1 to 6.3.3 (use synthetic division for these three). Here are the Chapter 6 answers. Also, finish the graphing sheet (p. 15 in the IMSA Polynomials pdf). Answers to the IMSA sheet are here.
2. VACATION You have all earned a break.  For those who wanted optional vacation work, here is the Sheriff of Nottingham question. The optional (get ahead) work on Polynomials is in this folder.  The answers are there as well.
1. Due Friday October 25 1. In your Intermediate Algebra textbook, do p. 176: Ex 6.2.1 and 6.2.2. Here is a pdf of the questions (messy handwriting, so sorry).

Unit 2 Review (Mr. Atkinson): Functions and Quadratics

October 23rd, 2013

Here are some resources to help you review for the Unit 2 assessments: