Please read: A note on grading
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Summer homework for students taking Algebra II Honors in 2016-17: gsasummerhw.weebly.com


Algebra II CP4 materials are already posted to my website. These will make good practice sheets for my honors students. Click here to get them. Algebra II Honors exams or reviews for those exams are available here

Review sheet for final exam: miscellaneous topics

Review sheet for final exam: logarithms

alg2-tr-finals-basic logs.pdf
alg2-tr-finals-basic logs.pdf
alg2-tr-finals-basic logs.pdf

Master final exam review sheet for all my algebra courses: More material for Algebra 2 will be added later:


Master review sheet for all my algebra courses: More material for Algebra 2 classes will be added later:

(Skip the "check" and the nasty fraction on the first page. Also skip #72.)


In class: Tues, 24 May

Watch the video on standard deviations at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4HAYd0QnRc. The standard deviation gives you an idea of how spread out the data is: The bigger the standard deviation, the more spread out the data is. Exercise: Calculate the standard deviations of the sets {1, 2, 10, 19, 18} and {9,9,10, 11, 11}. Both sets have mean 10, but we expect the standard deviation of the first set to be larger than the second because the data is more spread out in the first set.

Tues, May 10

Review sheet for exam:

Fri, May 6

Hwk: Start preparing for Thursday's test. on p 843, do #1_20, 25–18, 33. There will also be a trig review on the test. Do this problem: A right triangle has sides, 5, 12 and 13. Find the sine, cosine and tangent of the smallest angle of the triangle.

Thu, May 5

Read 12.4. Do 7–23 odd and #37. On 21 and 23, write the series using sigma notation. Text next Thursday on chapter 12.


Fri, 29 Apr

Hwk: Section 12.1 #3-25 odd, 37-51 odd; 12.2 #3-17 odd

April 12: Re-testlet review


Re-testlet must be taken no later than Friday.

Fri, 15 Apr

Review sheet for chapter 9 test, Tuesday, 26 April:
For students who were absent: 1) Read 9.7. Do #9-15. Check on GeoGebra. 2) Learn the definitions of sine, cosine and tangent in section 13.1.

Tues, 12 Apr

p 655: draw graphs of #22-25; p 656 put #32-35 in standard form and draw the graphs.

Fri, 8 Apr

Quiz next class on chapter 9 review homework assignment:

Thu, 7 Apr
Test tomorrow. Review sheet here:

Tue, 5 Apr
Hwk: 8.5 # 31, 33, 35, 42; 8.6 5, 11, 17, 21, 25

Tues, 22 Mar
Read 8.3. Do 7-23 odd.

Fri, 18 Mar

P 556 #38, 40, 42; p 561 #3, 5, 11-21 odd, 27, 29

Thu, 17 Mar

Read 8.1. Do #3-8 all, 13-19 odd, 20 -23 all, 37

Thu, 10 Mar

Worksheet for today's class and review sheet for Tuesday's test here:

Tues, 8 Mar

p. 483 #28, 29, 30; p 506 #4, 5; p 521 #57; p 522 #61. Having trouble with these? Click here for notes and hints.

Thu, 3 Mar

Read 7.6. Do 7, 9, 15-23 odd, 33-37 odd

Fri, 26 Feb

Read 7.5. Do #3-41 odd.

Thu, 25 Feb

Today's class: 1) We had a quiz on basic trig and reducing radicals. 2) We did 4 sections today. Look over sections 7.1 and 7.2 and make sure you know what kind of functions have exponential growth and exponential decay. Be able to draw the graphs. The only important thing in 7.3 is that there is a number called e (approximately 2.7) that is useful when dealing with exponential functions and their inverses. 7.4 is where the work is. Read the section carefully. Do #9-35 odd.

Material for class/23 Feb


Review for test on Feb 12




Algebra II Honors take-home quiz

Due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, Jan 26:

Wed, 28 Jan

Worksheet on ellipses:

Fri, 18 Dec

Read 5.6. Do #3-18 all.

Thu, 17 Dec

Read 5.4. Do #21-28 all, 29, 31, 33.

Fri, !2 Dec

p. 366 #3-10 all. Divide and write the AMP.

Tues, 8 Dec

1) Learn the terms on the table on page 33; also learn the word quintic
2) 5.3 #17-37 odd
3) 5.4 10-13 all

Fri, 3 Dec

Read 5.1. Do #3-13 odd, 25-35 odd

Tues, 25 Nov

4.2 #3-21 odd. For each problem find the vertex, intercepts, and axis of symmetry. Then sketch the graph.

Tues, 17 Nov

p 263, #23-39 odd

Tues, 10 Nov

Read 4.6. Do #3-19 odd, 22-27 all

Tues, 3 Nov

There are notes on today's determinant class at Notes on Determinants. The notes include a link to a YouTube video describing how to calculate the determinants of large matrices by the method of minors. If you missed class, look at these notes before starting the homework.
Hwk: Calculate the determinants of the two matrices { {1, 3, 7}, {2, –1, 4}, {6, 5, 6} } and
{ {1, 3, 7}, {2, –1, 4}, {0, 0, 5} } Read 3,5 and 3.6. On p.191, look over #4–15 and do any problems that seem hard. On p 199, do #13, 14.

Fri, 30 Oct

Do p 182 #18 1 by hand with matrices and 2) with Geogebra. Also, set up the Cramer's rule solution with determinants, bu don't try to evaluate the determinants. Aslo, do probel 46 on page 186.

Tues, 20 Oct

Read 2.8. Do #3-17 odd.

Thu, 15 Oct

Test next class. Review sheet and supplementary time delay problems are below. Also go over the Chapter Test at the end of chapter 2.


Thu, 8 Oct

On p 127, do #13-27 BUT do them with quadratics instead of absolute value function. Also do #3-7 in section 2.6.

Fri, 1 Oct

Hwk: Read pp. 130-131. Do 5, 6,7 ,10

Thu, 17 Sept

Read 1.6, 1.7. Do 1.6 #23-33 odd, 1.7 #211, 23, 25, 35

Mon, 15 Sept

1.4 # 3-5, 28-31' 1.4 #29-31

Fri, 11 Sept

Read 1.3. Do 33-39 odd, 43-49 odd, 55-61 odd, 67, 69

Thu, 10 Sept

1) learn the symbols for "for any" and "for every".
2) Learn definitions natural number, integer, rational number, irrational number.
3) Write 0.47 and 0.583838383... as a fraction of integers.
4) Find a rational number and an irrational number betwee 0.78 and 0.79.

Tues, 8 Sept

Hwk: 1) Go over you class notes on the two most common algebra errors. This will be on the quiz next class!
2) Read section 1.2. Do #37–50, 59, 60.