week of 11/24-11/28

Week at a glance

Please make sure that you are doing any make-up work this week. eSembler will be updated ASAP! If you have a 0, you need to complete the assignment and then turn it in via Canvas. I will not take late work any other way over Thanksgiving. There are only 3 weeks before Winter break and only 2 weeks before midterms. Lets get caught up!

Enjoy your week off!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Honors students: Those that are iPad students, are to work in Geogebra and recreate FIVE constructions, four are of your choice from the ones we have been working on and the fifth must be parallel lines. You must recreate parallel lines and you are also to discover the equation of your transversal for your parallel lines construction. (hint: Think back to Algebra 1 and your slope unit). Take screen shots if you can not figure out how to save them and not erase them.

Non-iPad honor students: if you have your own iPad or want to use the program that you can download at, you can complete the above, OR, you are to discover 5 constructions that we did not cover in class. You are to recreate them and include the steps to create these constructions. You are to also recreate your parallel lines construction and discover the equation for your transversal (graph paper will make this easier for you).

These assignments are due at as soon as class starts on Monday, December 1, 2014. If you are going to be absent, it is still due at that time as you are being given 2 weeks to complete these assignments.

Non-Honors students: Enjoy your vacation. If you have not passed your Algebra EOC, you need to spend time working on Algebra Nation to help with this. Even if you have passed, You should work on Algebra Nation. If you complete Algebra Nation workbook pages over break, I will give you extra credit, but you HAVE to turn it in on Monday, December 1, 2014, no later! That is the only day I will accept it for extra credit!

Have a great vacation and enjoy time with your families!

Questions that I have been asked today:

"What shapes are we supposed to do? And what equation are we suppose to find? Like it doesn't make sense..." Reply: Whichever ones you choose. You need to do the parallel lines on a coordinate plane and find the equation of the transversal.

"How do you find the equation?" Reply: Revert back to Algebra 1. Try thinking about how you wrote equations when you studied slope.

"I don't get how this geogebra works" Reply: You need to explore and figure it out. The tools will do EVERYTHING for you, you just have to use the correct ones. Keep trying, perseverance is a great skill for your future!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How to graph a line on Geogebra Video
GeoGebra Tutorials Website (I am not 100% sure if this is for the app or computer)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Here is a site I found that will help you with GeoGebra. Once you are at the site, click on tutorials. There is a pdf guide with help on using GeoGebra. I thought about doing a video for you, but then I would be showing you exactly how to create the shapes. I did do the parallel lines with the transversal on my own, and it took less then 30 seconds to figure it out. If you are having a hard time, please spend a little bit actually using the tools and discovering what they do. That will help you when you are trying to create your shapes.

GeoGebra YouTube Channel

GeoGebra Tips

More Info on GeoGebra

Friday, November 28, 2014