Your homework for tonight is:
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Check out yesterday's post about Kiva and consider saving up your change over break.
- Have a very good, very safe break.