Mathematics 2 Assignments
 Instructor
 Jason Stevens
 Term
 20212022 School Year
 Department
 Math ~ High School
 Description

Welcome to Math II! Our course description is below.
Math II is funfilled and challenging educational experience! The course has two primary purposes:
1. Build a general set of skills and thinking skills students can use for the rest of their lives. Students will practice how to be effective communicators, analytical and creative thinkers, adept navigators of technology, inquisitive and persistent problem solvers, and reflective explorers of ideas. We will strive to make many mistakes and see them as opportunities for growing our brains. Students will build flexibility with numbers and sharpen their estimation skills.
2. Build mathematical proficiency around a specific set of Math II concepts. We will reinforce prior core ideas and work on new and more sophisticated algebra and geometry. Students will deepen their knowledge of linear and exponential relationships, and then add quadratic equations to their toolkit of functions. They apply and prove key formulas such as the Pythagorean theorem in different ways, and will learn new geometry such as triangle trigonometry. Additionally, students will further develop topics from middle school math courses, including surface area, volume, and probability. Priority is always given to the more important and interesting topics that are the most relevant for our lives and future math classes.
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Assignment Calendar
Upcoming Assignments
Due:
Class on 12/3
Ch 3 Lesson 4 (#1 only): Thinking about Angles
Ch 3 Lesson 5: Splitting Triangle Sides
Discuss HW problems, like A’B’C’ notation and the term “rigid motions”
HW#20: Unit 3 Lesson 5 (pages 3941) #13, 5, 6. Unit 3 Lesson 6 (pages 4547) #15, 8, 9.
Past Assignments
Due:
Class on 12/1
Ch 3 Lesson 1: Scale Drawings #1, 2, 4. (Use ruler and compass for #3. Jason do example before #3.)
Intro Tasks Involving Ratios and Proportions (Including Scaling Task: Comparing Net Financial Worth on a Chart Outside
HW#19: Unit 3 Lesson 1 (pages 1012) #14, 7. Unit 3 Lesson 2 (pages 18) #35.
HW: Finish Unit 12 Project (Can turn in in class or Google Classroom)
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Class on 11/19
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Class on 11/17
Units 12 Review & Partner Practice Test (Check answers with the PDF from today's class attached below.)
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Class on 11/10
More Practice Solving Quadratic Equations
HW#17: Handout  Applications of Quadratic Equations (with this video to help you on some of the problems)
HW#17B: Desmos Activity Intro to Difference of Squares Factoring (access link in Google Classroom)
Due:
Class on 11/5
Lesson 5: How Many Solutions? (Do 5.1, 5.2, 5.4… skip 5.3)
Lesson 6: (Do 6.3) Factoring Quadratic Expressions
Due:
Class on 11/3
HW: Watch this short video and to help you start two of your hw problems and review function notation from 8th grade and Math 1. We haven't discussed function notation much, but a few of the homework problems involve function notation, using f(x) instead of y. This short video might also help.
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Class on 10/29
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Class on 10/27
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Class on 10/22
Unit 1 Lesson 9: Standard vs Factored Form
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Class on 10/20
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Class on 10/15
HW #10: Desmos Activity – Building Quadratic Functions to Describe Situations (Access in Google Classroom)
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Class on 10/13
Unit 1 Lesson 4: Which one grows faster? Comparing linear, quadratic, and exponential growth.
HW: Final draft of Unit 1A Project (turn in via Google Classroom)
Due:
Class on 10/8
Desmos Activity: Unit 1 Lesson 1 – A Different Kind of Change
HW: Optional rough draft of Unit 1A Project (turn in via Google Classroom)
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Class on 10/6
Discuss Project – Unit 1A
Test – Unit 1A
HW Optional: start rough draft of Unit 1A Project (turn in via Google Classroom)
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Class on 10/1
Partner Practice Test: Unit 1A
Due:
Class on 9/29
Desmos Activity: Intro to Modeling & Lines of Best Fit
Creating a Math Report or Project
Due:
Class on 9/24
Desmos Activity: Exploring Exponential Growth
Intro to Modeling: Linear vs Exponential Equations
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Class on 9/22
Desmos activities: Systems of Two linear equations, solutions to systems of linear equations
CW: Algebra Review: Solving Systems of Equations
HW#5: Handout. Watch videos to help if necessary:
Due:
Class on 9/17
Pathways Problem (Bridges of Konigsberg, etc)
CW: The language of equations and defining variables.
Desmos Activity: Exploring StudentCreated Tile Patterns from HW #2B
HW #4: Handout & Finish the Tile Pattern Desmos Activity that we started in class (access in Google Classroom)
Due:
Class on 9/10
CW: How can we visualize solving equations? What does it mean when we manipulate equations? What is the fundamental rule of solving equations? How can growth patterns be represented with equations?
HW#2B: Handout & Reading on Important Numbers (post your pattern for #2 on the class jamboard, accessed in Google Classroom)
HW Extra Credit: Work on new Desmos Circles Task Revision 9/10/21 (posted in Google Classroom)
Due:
Class on 9/8
If necessary: go over August Tasks
HW Review: Go over HW #1 (with hints)
Desmos Activity: Circle drawings.
Due:
Class on 9/3
HW Check: Go over Math 2 Review Handout and 2021 August Math Tasks
Put our circle solutions on whiteboard. Look for errors, redundancies, etc.
CW: variety of problems, practice generating our own math questions. Introduce city streets, tofu, and water pipes situation.
HW #1: Choice of problems on front page. Continue working on the city streets, tofu, and water pipes problems on the back page.
Due:
Class on 9/1
Video: Maryam Mirzakhani. What does doing math look and feel like?
Intro to Circles Task: Triangles Task
Circles Task: How many ways can you draw two circles? Three circles?
Video: Numberphile – Overlapping Circles. How many ways can circles overlap (or not overlap)?
HW #0: Work on the circles task. Remember our task is a bit different from the video, since
HW: finish the August review/tasks (if necessary)