# Monthly Archives: June 2013

## 6/19 Lesson Overview

Factoring Special Polynomials: Look for difference of squares, difference of cubes, sum of cubes. a^2 – b^2 (difference of squares), a^3 – b^3 (difference of cubes), or a^3 + b^3 (sum of cubes).  Ask yourself: “What am I squaring (or … Continue reading

## 6/19 Homework Assignments

HW #9 p. 161 WE 25-28  and p. 167 EE 13-16 HW #10 p. 171 EE 7-10 WE 6-12,31,33 HW#11 p. 175 WE 2-6, 22, 24 HW #12 A) Is a-2 a factor of a^3+6a^2+3a+1? B) Evaluate x^4-3x^3-x^2-11x-4 at x=4 using … Continue reading

## 6/18 Lesson Overview

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials (basically just combining like terms).  Don’t forget to distribute the minus sign to each term in subtraction problems! Multiplying Polynomials: Box method, or distribute each term.  Multiplication can always be represented by the area of some … Continue reading

## 6/18 Homework Assignments

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HW#5 p. 156-157 WE 7-10, 35-38, 49, 52, 67, 70 HW #6 p. 161 EE 1-7, 10 HW #7 p. 164 EE 10-12 WE 1,2,4,5,9,17,21,22 HW#8 a.) Explain the relationship between the number of posters in a room and the … Continue reading

## 6/17 Lesson Overview

Make problems simpler for yourself!  When you see 6•.4, think of 6•4=24, and then put the decimal place in at the end, to get 2.4. Dividing by a number is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal! When adding fractions, … Continue reading

## 6/17 Homework Assignments

HW#1  Create 4 sentences representing adding and subtracting positives and negatives.  Create 4 sentences representing multiplying positives and negatives. Ex: I get bugs. (“getting” is positive, “bugs” are negative, the result is negative, like in multiplication) I have bugs in my … Continue reading