A quick snapshot into some of the recent and upcoming topics in classes:
Algebra 1 recently finished adding subtracting and multiplying polynomials and is now beginning the chapter on factoring. This week students made a video to explain the locker problem and posted their videos on a padlet wall.
Algebra 2 will be watching John Baylor the first half of April in preparation for ACT and NeSA. We just finished a chapter on exponential and logarithmic function and equations. I find this exciting as it allows us to solve problem with compound interest, carbon dating, temperature, medicine, population and much more. We are now beginning a chapter with more complex areas of probability and statistics.
Applied math is currently in an angles unit and has spent time with lines, circles and triangles and will move on to surface area and volume of 3-dimensional objects after John Baylor videos.
College Algebra is not currently discussing this topic, as we concluded that portion first semester. We just finished up a trigonometry portion as well with the exciting Law of Sines and Law of Cosines. These allow us to understand the triangle congruences of geometry and solve for missing parts of a triangles that are not only right triangles. We are beginning a statistics unit this week.