## Friday, November 16, 2012

### Friday, November 16, 2012

Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment, fill out your student checklist with your results, and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.)

2. Watch and complete the Systems of Inequalities Video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

3. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.

4. Start studying for the final exam. Seriously. As I mentioned in class, an excellent way to study for the final is to watch one Algebra video a day starting on Sunday, then every day until just before finals week (yes, that includes next week when you're off, and includes a one weekend). Obviously you can double-up on some days if you miss a day, but if you're willing to spend 10 to 15 minutes a day over the next three plus weeks you'll be well-prepared for the final. Or you can wait, try to cram a couple of hours the night before, and take your chances.

I'll post one video a day on the blog, in the order we did them, starting Sunday. Look for them.

It's up to you.

5. Check out yesterday's post about Kiva and consider saving up your change over break.

6. Have a very good, very safe break.