Better late than never, I guess. You'll see some repeats from previous years' notebooks in this unit plus a few new pages. Enjoy!
Table of Contents and SBG Score Tracking Sheet
This year, I planned to make score tracking sheets for each unit. This lasted for a grand total of one unit. I still like the idea; I just didn't have the motivation to make it happen. My students weren't utilizing these like I had hoped they would, so they seemed like more of a hassle than anything. This was probably due to the fact that I didn't grade notebooks this year.
Table of Contents for Unit 1 - Download the blank table of contents here.
These represent my course goals I posted about here.
This year, I began Algebra 2 with a look at parent functions and their characteristics. This was my first time starting Algebra 2 this way. I don't think I'll do it this way again. Too much vocab too soon. At this stage in the year, a good portion of my class is still convinced that Algebra 2 is too hard for them. I'll be rearranging my units next year and pushing this toward the middle of the year.
Equation/Graph/Table/Window Parent Function Card Sort
I gave this to students on their very first day using the graphing calculator. Ever. That was a mistake. They really struggled with matching the window cards. Next year, I need to take specific notes on appropriate graphing calculator windows. We did a parent function worksheet that I thought we would glue in our notebooks, but it didn't happen. So this was our only mention of parent functions in the notebook. Need to fix this for next year!
Close-Up of Card Sort Equation Cards
A link to download these cards will be found at the end of this file. I had students staple their piles together and glue the back card down in their notebooks.
Describing Characteristics of Graphs Foldable - Outside
Calculator image found here thanks to a blog reader, Marla Barkman, who left this link in the comments on this post.
High school students shouldn't need the reminder of left and right, but some sadly do.
Color with a purpose to mark keys in step-by-step instructions. I would definitely type this up for kids in the future!
Calculator steps for finding relative max/min on a graph
Domain and Range Notes
Definitions for domain and range
Domain and Range Notation Foldable (Outside)
Domain and Range Notation Foldable (Inside)
Interactive Domain and Range Finder - For more details read where I've blogged about this before here.
I created a worksheet for students to practice synthesizing all of this information. Students received 6 of these papers and 6 functions to complete the questions about. One equation per parent function. Link to download is at the bottom of this post.
Inverse Notes + Beginning of Conics
Finding Inverses Foldable
Conic Section notes are the same as last year. Read more about them here.
Conic Sections Flow Chart from Rebecka Peterson.
Notes based on Cindy Johnson's Conic Cards
Each practice booklet opens up to reveal 6 more problems to graph. Students copied equations to graph from the Smart Board.
Before, I posted about this conic section foldable I made but never used. This year, I found a use for it! At the end of our section on conics, I had students write a short guide to the "shortcuts" they discovered for graphing each of the conic sections in their foldable.
Link to download files: https://app.box.com/s/7oo6hqau8pvo0acqx9hb7yz712eg59pl