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## ALGEBRA II, Lenox Memorial High School

There are  178 + 2(0.5) = 179  class meetings in the school year:

 QUARTER AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN TOTAL first 2 21 21.5 44.5 second 15 14 14 43 third 5 15 21.5 3 44.5 fourth 13 20 14 47

FIRST TERM
SECOND TERM
THIRD TERM
FOURTH TERM

FIRST TERM
WEEK #1

1. Thursday, August 28
- pass out COURSE OVERVIEW and POLICIES sheet
- Sign the CHOOSE YOUR NUMBER sheet while I'm introducing myself!
- talk about "lazy caterer" numbers
- optional: practice "coming into class" routine
(pick up Quick Quiz paper, check folder for returned papers, write homework questions on side board, update your Grade Sheet)
- Quick Quiz: What is YOUR NUMBER for this class?
- quickly go over course overview and policies sheet - Dr. Fisher takes photos
HOMEWORK:
- read and study course policies sheet
- remember: 3-ring notebook, dividers, and index cards are due NEXT TUESDAY (10 pts)

2. Friday, August 29
- Intro to Fisher web site worksheet
HOMEWORK:
- study the Intro to Fisher web site material
- get your supplies for Tuesday

3. WEEK #2

4. Tuesday, September 2
- SUPPLIES DUE (10 pts)
- organize all papers in your notebook (tabs: SYLLABUS, GRADE SHEET, INDEX CARDS, QUIZZES/TESTS)
- first gradesheet entries (see side board)
- finish talking about algebra review web exercises
- move to computers and practice for Friday's first algebra review quiz

5. Wednesday, September 3
- INDEX CARD #1 (sequences; recursion)
- INDEX CARD #2 (recursive formulas)
- web exercise: Introduction to Recursion and Sequences

6. Thursday, September 4
- SILENT assessment of readiness for tomorrow's quiz
(quickly go through a few problems from each web exercise)
- finish web exercise: Introduction to Recursion and Sequences

7. Friday, September 5
- CALCULATOR DUE (10 pts)
- SILENT assessment of readiness for Monday's quiz
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

8. WEEK #3

9. Monday, September 8
- MAJOR QUIZ
- after finishing the quiz, move to the computers and study for Friday's algebra review quiz

10. Tuesday, September 9
- INDEX CARD #4 (arithmetic and geometric sequences)
- web exercise: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences

11. Wednesday, September 10
- finish web exercise: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
- enrichment (card 5): paying back a loan; display calculator results; people with calculators can follow along

12. Thursday, September 11
- SILENT assessment of readiness for tomorrow's quiz
- enrichment (card 6): saving for the future; display calculator results; people with calculators can follow along

13. Friday, September 12
- SILENT assessment of readiness for Monday's quiz
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ
- if you finish early, move to the computers and study for Monday's Major Quiz

14. WEEK #4

15. Monday, September 15
- start INDEX CARD #7 (the compound interest formula)
- MAJOR QUIZ
- after finishing the quiz, move to the computers and study for Friday's algebra review quiz

16. Tuesday, September 16
- continue working on INDEX CARD #7 (the compound interest formula)
- You must be able to DERIVE the Compound Interest Formula! This will be worth 20 points on next Monday's quiz.
- web exercise: Compound Interest Formula

17. Wednesday, September 17
- finish web exercise: Compound Interest Formula

18. Thursday, September 18
- INDEX CARD #8 (review of functions)
- web exercise: Introduction to Function Notation
- SILENT assessment of readiness for tomorrow's quiz

19. Friday, September 19
- INDEX CARD #9 (more practice with function notation)
- begin web exercise: More Practice with Function Notation
- SILENT assessment of readiness for Monday's quiz
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

20. WEEK #5

21. Monday, September 22
- MAJOR QUIZ: includes derivation of Compound Interest Formula (20 points)

22. Tuesday, September 23
- finish web exercise: More Practice with Function Notation

23. Wednesday, September 24
- INDEX CARD #10 (graph of an equation in two variables)
- INDEX CARD #11 (the graph of a function; two interchangeable common requests)
- begin web exercise: graphs of functions

24. Thursday, September 25
- finish web exercise: graphs of functions
- SILENT assessment of readiness for tomorrow's quiz

25. Friday, September 26
- catch-up day
- SILENT assessment of readiness for Monday's quiz
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

26. WEEK #6

27. Monday, September 29
- MAJOR QUIZ

28. Tuesday, September 30
- INDEX CARD #12 (basic models you must know)
- cards 12–17 all go with this web exercise: basic models you must know

29. Wednesday, October 1
- INDEX CARD #13 (convention regarding graphs; end behavior of a graph)

30. Thursday, October 2
- INDEX CARD #14 (important features of the graphs)
- INDEX CARD #15 (more on the reciprocal function: end behavior; behavior near zero)
- SILENT assessment of readiness for tomorrow's quiz

31. Friday, October 3
- SILENT assessment of readiness for Monday's quiz
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

32. WEEK #7

33. Monday, October 6
- INDEX CARD #16 (domain and range of a function)
- MAJOR QUIZ

34. Tuesday, October 7
- INDEX CARD #17 (domains and ranges of basic models; GeoGebra demonstrations)
- work on web exercise: basic models you must know

35. Wednesday, October 8
- finish web exercise: basic models you must know

36. Thursday, October 9
- INDEX CARD #18 (graphical interpretation of sentences like  f(x) = 0  and  f(x) > 0 )
- begin graphical interpretation of sentences like  f(x) = 0  and  f(x) > 0
- SILENT assessment of readiness for tomorrow's quiz

37. Friday, October 10
- SILENT assessment of readiness for Monday's quiz
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

38. WEEK #8

39. Monday, October 13
- COLUMBUS DAY, NO SCHOOL

40. Tuesday, October 14
- Professional Development Day, half-day school
- (many students gone; alternate PE day)
- study for Friday's Algebra Review quiz

41. Wednesday, October 15
- finish graphical interpretation of sentences like  f(x) = 0  and  f(x) > 0

42. Thursday, October 16
- SILENT assessment of readiness for Monday's quizzes
(BOTH Algebra Review and Major Quiz, with double-point ROLLOVER)

43. Friday, October 17
- NO CLASS; presidential candidate debates

44. WEEK #9

45. Monday, October 20
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ (from Friday)
- MAJOR QUIZ

46. Tuesday, October 21
- (skip card #19 for now)
- INDEX CARD #20 (composition of functions: the idea)
- INDEX CARD #21 (composition of functions: definition and examples)
- begin web exercise: composition of functions

47. Wednesday, October 22
- continue with composition of functions

48. Thursday, October 23
- SARQ (tomorrow's Algebra Review quiz)
- finish composition of functions

49. Friday, October 24
- SILENT assessment of readiness for Monday's quiz
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

50. WEEK #10

51. Monday, October 27
- LAST MAJOR QUIZ OF THE FIRST QUARTER!

52. Tuesday, October 21
-- review for final exam

53. Wednesday, October 22
-- review for final exam

54. Thursday, October 23
-- SARQ (Algebra Review Quiz moved to Monday)
-- review for final exam

55. Friday, October 24
-- INDEX CARDS DUE
-- FINAL EXAM

56. SECOND TERM

WEEK #11

57. Monday, November 3
- We'll be spending several weeks doing SAT PREP.
- begin SATStuff #1
- ALGEBRA REVIEW QUIZ (originally scheduled for Friday, October 31)

58. Tuesday, November 4
- continue SATStuff #1

59. Wednesday, November 5
- continue SATStuff #1

60. Thursday, November 6
- finish SATStuff #1
- SILENT assessment of readiness for tomorrow's quiz

61. Friday, November 7
- SILENT assessment of readiness for next Wednesday's Major quiz
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

62. WEEK #12

63. Wednesday, November 12
- MAJOR QUIZ (SATStuff #1)
- begin SATStuff #2 (remainders)

64. Thursday, November 13
- continue SATStuff #2 (remainders)
- SILENT assessment of readiness for tomorrow's quiz

65. Friday, November 14
- finish SATStuff #2 (remainders)
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

66. WEEK #13

67. Monday, November 17
- MAJOR QUIZ (SATStuff #2, remainders; repeat SATStuff #1)

68. Tuesday, November 18
- SATStuff #2 (averages)

69. Wednesday, November 19
- finish SATStuff #2 (averages)

70. Thursday, November 20
- begin SATStuff #3
- SILENT assessment of readiness for tomorrow's quiz

71. Friday, November 21
- finish SATStuff #3
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

72. WEEK #14

73. Monday, November 24
- MAJOR QUIZ

74. Tuesday, November 25
- Introduction to GeoGebra
- HAPPY THANKSGIVING BREAK! (NO Major Quiz on Monday when you return)

75. WEEK #15

76. Monday, December 1
- INDEX CARD #29 (set-builder notation; dummy variables)
- INDEX CARD #30 (review of interval notation; practice with set-builder notation)
- begin web exercise: Advanced Set Concepts

77. Tuesday, December 2
- INDEX CARD #31 (connectives for sets; union of sets)
- INDEX CARD #32 (Venn diagrams; intersection of sets)
- continue web exercise: Advanced Set Concepts

78. Wednesday, December 3
- INDEX CARD #33 (set complements)
- finish web exercise: Advanced Set Concepts (all mixed up)

79. Thursday, December 4
- INDEX CARD #34 (introduction to probability)
- worksheet to accompany card #34
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

80. WEEK #16

81. Monday, December 8
- MAJOR QUIZ

82. Tuesday, December 9
- INDEX CARD #35 (experiments; probability of an event)
- INDEX CARD #36 (equally likely outcomes; examples)
- web exercise: Basic Probability

83. Wednesday, December 10
- INDEX CARD #37 (more properties of probabilities; two important formulas)
- INDEX CARD #38 (mutually exclusive events)
- begin web exercise: More Probability Concepts

84. Thursday, December 11
- finish web exercise: More Probability Concepts
- SARQ for tomorrow's Algebra Review Quiz

85. Friday, December 12
- INDEX CARD #39 (the choice principle)
- INDEX CARD #40 (examples)
- finish web exercise: More Probability Concepts
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

86. WEEK #17

87. Monday, December 15
- MAJOR QUIZ

88. Tuesday, December 16
- INDEX CARD #41 (probability tree diagrams)
- INDEX CARD #42 (two flips of an unfair coin)
- begin web exercise: Probability Tree Diagrams

89. Wednesday, December 17
- INDEX CARD #43 (balls in an urn, with replacement)
- continue web exercise: Probability Tree Diagrams

90. Thursday, December 18
- INDEX CARD #44 (balls in an urn, without replacement)
- finish web exercise: Probability Tree Diagrams
- SARQ for tomorrow's Algebra Review

91. Friday, December 19
- SNOW DAY—no school
- HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! HAVE A WONDERFUL VACATION!!

92. WEEK #18

93. Monday, January 5, 2009
- review: Probability Tree Diagrams
- review: Algebra Review quiz from before break

94. Tuesday, January 6
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ (from Friday before break)
- INDEX CARDS GRADED (postponed from Friday before break)
- MAJOR QUIZ: Probability Tree Diagrams

95. Wednesday, January 7
- Choosing Things: Does Order Matter?

96. Thursday, January 8
- Choosing Things: Does Order Matter?

97. Friday, January 9
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

98. WEEK #19

99. Monday, January 12
- MAJOR QUIZ: Choosing Things: Does Order Matter?

100. Tuesday, January 13
- factorial notation

101. Wednesday, January 14
- factorial notation

102. Thursday, January 15
- factorial notation

103. Friday, January 16
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

104. WEEK #20

105. Tuesday, January 20
- MAJOR QUIZ: factorial notation

106. Wednesday, January 21
- REVIEW

107. Thursday, January 22
- FINAL EXAM

108. Friday, January 23
- (second term grades close)
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

109. THIRD TERM

WEEK #21

110. Monday, January 26
- Combinations and Permutations

111. Tuesday, January 27
- Combinations and Permutations

112. Wednesday, January 28
- Combinations and Permutations

113. Thursday, January 29
- Combinations and Permutations

114. Friday, January 30
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

115. WEEK #22

116. Monday, February 2
- MAJOR QUIZ: Combinations and Permutations

117. Tuesday, February 3
- Introduction to Logarithms

118. Wednesday, February 4
- Introduction to Logarithms

119. Thursday, February 5
- Introduction to Logarithms

120. Friday, February 6
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

121. WEEK #23

122. Monday, February 9
- MAJOR QUIZ: - Introduction to Logarithms

123. Tuesday, February 10
- Properties of Logarithms

124. Wednesday, February 11
- Properties of Logarithms

125. Thursday, February 12
- Properties of Logarithms

126. Friday, February 13
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

127. WEEK #24

128. Monday, February 23
- Welcome back!
- Change of Base Formula for Logarithms

129. Tuesday, February 24
- Change of Base Formula for Logarithms

130. Wednesday, February 25
- (quiz from week before vacation?)
- start review for Friday's quiz

131. Thursday, February 26
- finish review for tomorrow's quiz

132. Friday, February 27
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

133. WEEK #25

134. Monday, March 2
- (SNOW DAY!!)

135. Tuesday, March 3
- MAJOR QUIZ

136. Wednesday, March 4
- prepare for next Algebra Review Quiz

137. Thursday, March 5
- prepare for tomorrow's RE-TAKE over Major Quiz
- continue preparation for next Algebra Review Quiz

138. Friday, March 6
- RE-TAKE, Major Quiz

139. WEEK #26

140. Monday, March 9
- finish prep for normally-scheduled 3/6 Algebra Review

141. Tuesday, March 10
- 3/6 Algebra Review Quiz

142. Wednesday, March 11
- prepare for 3/13 Algebra Review

143. Thursday, March 12
- prepare for 3/13 Algebra Review

144. Friday, March 13
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

145. WEEK #27

146. Monday, March 16
- prepare for Friday's Algebra Review (revised schedule; only 3 web exercises)
- (At the end of class on Thursday, I will give you the ACTUAL quiz for Friday!)

147. Tuesday, March 17
- review of slope, intercepts

148. Wednesday, March 18
- review of slope-intercept form

149. Thursday, March 19
- review of lines in life
- questions for tomorrow's Algebra Review?

150. Friday, March 20
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

151. WEEK #28

152. Monday, March 23
- repeat Algebra Review quiz
- writing equations of lines

153. Tuesday, March 24
- point-slope form for lines

154. Wednesday, March 25
- horizontal and vertical lines
- (At the end of class, I will give you the ACTUAL quiz for Friday!)

155. Thursday, March 26
- (NO CLASS, half day)

156. Friday, March 27
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ

157. WEEK #29

158. Monday, March 30
- repeat Algebra Review quiz
- begin: parallel and perpendicular lines

159. Tuesday, March 31
- parallel and perpendicular lines

160. Wednesday, April 1
- introduction to functions
- introduction to function notation

161. Thursday, April 2
- review for final exam

162. Friday, April 3
- ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY REVIEW QUIZ
- continue review for final exam
- (FINAL EXAM IS ON MONDAY)

163. WEEK #30

164. Monday, April 6
- FINAL EXAM FOR THIRD TERM

165. Tuesday, April 7
- (senior retreat day)
- Algebra Review: parallel and perpendicular lines

166. Wednesday, April 8
- (GRADES CLOSE FOR THIRD TERM)
- GET NEW GRADE SHEET FOR LAST TERM!
- Algebra Review: Introduction to Functions
- Algebra Review: Introduction to Function Notation
- (get ACTUAL quiz for tomorrow!)

167. Thursday, April 9
- ALGEBRA REVIEW QUIZ
- (NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10)

168. FOURTH TERM

WEEK #31

169. Monday, April 13
- Algebra Review: More Practice with Function Notation

170. Tuesday, April 14
- Algebra Review: Domain and Range of a Function

171. Wednesday, April 15
- (REPORT CARDS ISSUED)
- get actual quiz for tomorrow!

172. Thursday, April 16
- FINAL ALGEBRA REVIEW QUIZ!!

173. Friday, April 17
- half-day of classes
- begin MCAS prep

174. WEEK #32

175. Monday, April 27
- MCAS REVIEW

176. Tuesday, April 28
- MCAS REVIEW

177. Wednesday, April 29
- MCAS REVIEW

178. Thursday, April 30
- MCAS REVIEW

179. Friday, May 1
- MCAS REVIEW (quiz on Monday over all problem types covered this week)

180. WEEK #33

181. Monday, May 4
- MAJOR QUIZ

182. Tuesday, May 5
- MCAS REVIEW

183. Wednesday, May 6
- MCAS REVIEW

184. Thursday, May 7
- MCAS REVIEW
- (tomorrow is a half day; only ABFG; no Algebra II class tomorrow)

185. WEEK #34

186. Monday, May 11
- MAJOR QUIZ

187. Tuesday, May 12
- MCAS REVIEW

188. Wednesday, May 13
- MCAS REVIEW

189. Thursday, May 14
- MCAS REVIEW

190. Friday, May 15
- MCAS REVIEW

191. WEEK #35

192. Monday, May 18
- MAJOR QUIZ over MCAS material (2007 and 2008 released tests)

193. Tuesday, May 19
- (10th grade MCAS)
- Parabolas (quiz next Tuesday)

194. Wednesday, May 20
- (10th grade MCAS)
- Equations of Simple Parabolas (quiz next Tuesday)
- Be able to DERIVE the equation of a parabola!

195. Thursday, May 21
- reteach: Parabolas (quiz next Tuesday)

196. Friday, May 22
- reteach: Equations of Simple Parabolas (quiz next Tuesday)
- (Monday is a holiday!)

197. WEEK #36

198. Tuesday, May 26
- MAJOR QUIZ

199. Wednesday, May 27
- continue: Equations of Simple Parabolas

200. Thursday, May 28
- continue: Equations of Simple Parabolas

201. Friday, May 29
- begin Quadratic Functions and the Completing the Square Technique

202. WEEK #37

203. Monday, June 1
- MAJOR QUIZ

204. Tuesday, June 2
- continue with Quadratic Functions and the Completing the Square Technique

205. Wednesday, June 3
- continue with Quadratic Functions and the Completing the Square Technique

206. Thursday, June 4
- finish Quadratic Functions and the Completing the Square Technique

207. Friday, June 5
- begin the Quadratic Formula
- (not on Monday's quiz)

208. WEEK #38

209. Monday, June 8
- MAJOR QUIZ

210. Tuesday, June 9
- continue the Quadratic Formula

211. Wednesday, June 10
- finish the Quadratic Formula

212. Thursday, June 11
- REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM

213. Friday, June 12
- REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM

214. WEEK #39

215. Monday, June 15
- LAST MAJOR QUIZ

216. Tuesday, June 16
- REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM

217. Wednesday, June 17
- REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM

218. Thursday, June 18
- REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM

219. Friday, June 19
- FINAL EXAM DAY

220. WEEK #40

221. Monday, June 22
- FINAL EXAM DAY

222. Tuesday, June 23
- FINAL EXAM DAY

223. Wednesday, June 24
- FINAL EXAM DAY
- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL