QUIZ DATE  ASSIGNMENT 
Friday, September 5 
expressions versus sentences
expressions versus sentences, concept questions
addition: timed quiz, one full sheet (30 problems), 2 minutes 30 seconds
addition, concept questions
multiplication: timed quiz, one full sheet (30 problems), 2 minutes 30 seconds
multiplication, concept questions
divisibility
divisibility, concept questions

Friday, September 12 
♥ basic properties of zero and one
deciding if a number is a whole number, an integer, etc.
deciding if a number is a whole number, an integer, etc., concept questions
addition of signed numbers
addition of signed numbers, concept questions
subtraction of signed numbers
subtraction of signed numbers, concept questions
mixed addition and subtraction of signed numbers
fractions with a denominator of 2 to decimal form
♥ the average of two signed numbers
♥ the average of two signed numbers, concept questions
♥ the average of three signed numbers
♥ the average of three signed numbers, concept questions

Friday, September 19 
identifying place values
multiplying by powers of ten
changing decimals to fractions
multiplying and dividing decimals by powers of ten
changing decimals to percents
changing percents to decimals
♥ introduction to sets
♥ interval and list notation
♥ introduction to variables
♥ reading set notation

Friday, September 26 
♥ going from a sequence of operations to an expression
♥ going from an expression to a sequence of operations
♥ solving simple sentences by inspection
♥ using mathematical conventions
♥ "undoing" a sequence of operations
♥ solving for a particular variable
♥ Getting bigger? Getting smaller?
♥ scientific notation
♥ significant figures and related concepts
♥ rewriting fractions as a whole number plus a fraction
♥ locating fractions on a number line
fractions involving zero

Friday, October 3 
finding reciprocals
determining if a product is positive or negative
♥ multiplying and dividing fractions
♥ practice with the form a(b/c)
♥ more practice with the form a(b/c)
♥ renaming fractional expressions
practice with multiples
finding least common multiples
renaming fractions with a specified denominator
practice with factors
♥ adding and subtracting fractions
♥ adding and subtracting simple fractions with variables
divisibility equivalences

Friday, October 10 
identifying inequalities as true or false
♥ bigger, smaller, greater, lesser
practice with the phrases "at least" and "at most"
identifying inequalities with variables as true or false
solving equations of the form xy = 0
♥ recognizing zero and one
writing fractions in simplest form
deciding if a fraction is a finite or infinite repeating decimal
deciding if numbers are equal or approximately equal
rounding decimals to a specified number of places
Tables of Unit Conversion Information (just study this)
classifying units as length, time, volume, weight/mass
practice with unit abbreviations
practice with unit names
practice with unit conversion information
onestep conversions

Friday, October 17 
multistep conversions
rate problems
practice with exponents
practice with order of operations
basic exponent practice with fractions
practice with x^{m}x^{n} = x^{m+n}
practice with (x^{m})^{n} = x^{mn}
practice with x^{m}/x^{n} = x^{mn}
practice with x^{p} = 1/x^{p}
onestep exponent law practice
♥ multistep exponent law practice

Friday, October 24 
♥ practice with radicals
♥ approximating radicals
♥ writing radicals in rational exponent form
♥ writing rational exponents as radicals
practice with rational exponents
practice with x and x
practice with products of signed variables
practice with the distributive law
equal or opposites?
recognizing the patterns x^{n} and (x)^{n}
writing expressions in the form kx^{n}
writing more complicated expressions in the form kx^{n}
writing quite complicated expressions in the form kx^{n}
identifying variable parts and coefficients of terms
combining like terms
simplifying expressions like a(3b  2c  d)
basic FOIL
more complicated FOIL

Friday, October 31 
simplifying (a + b)^{2} and (a  b)^{2}
simplifying expressions like (a  b)(c + d  e)
♥ practice with the mathematical words and, or, and is equivalent to
recognizing products and sums; identifying factors and terms
identifying common factors
factoring simple expressions
listing all the factors of a whole number
finding the greatest common factor of 2 or 3 numbers
finding the greatest common factor of variable expressions
factoring out the greatest common factor
practice with the Addition Property of Equality
practice with the Multiplication Property of Equality
solving simple linear equations with integer coefficients
solving more complicated linear equations with integer coefficients

Friday, November 7 
♥ solving linear equations involving fractions
♥ solving linear equations, all mixed up
♥ simple word problems resulting in linear equations
solving simple linear inequalities with integer coefficients
solving linear inequalities with integer coefficients
♥ solving linear inequalities involving fractions
simplifying basic absolute value expressions
determining the sign (plus or minus) of absolute value expressions
solving simple absolute value sentences
solving sentences like 2x  1 = ±5
solving absolute value equations
solving absolute value inequalities involving "less than"

Friday, November 14 
solving absolute value inequalities involving "greater than"
solving absolute value sentences (all kinds)
identifying perfect squares
writing expressions in the form A^{2}
factoring a difference of squares
solving simple equations involving perfect squares
solving more complicated equations involving perfect squares
translating simple mathematical phrases
word problems involving perfect squares
basic concepts involved in factoring trinomials
factoring x^{2} + bx + c, c > 0
factoring x^{2} + bx + c, c < 0
factoring trinomials, all mixed up

Friday, November 21 
identifying quadratic equations
writing quadratic equations in standard form
solving simple quadratic equations by factoring
factoring ax^{2} + bx + c
solving more complicated quadratic equations by factoring
♥ multiplying and dividing fractions with variables
♥ adding and subtracting fractions with variables
writing expressions involving percent increase and decrease
calculating percent increase and decrease

Thursday, December 4 
problems involving percent increase and decrease
more problems involving percent increase and decrease
locating points in quadrants and on axes
practice with points
♥ the Pythagorean Theorem
♥ the distance formula
♥ the midpoint formula

Friday, December 12 
introduction to equations and inequalities in two variables
introduction to the slope of a line
practice with slope

Friday, December 19 
graphing lines
finding equations of lines
♥ pointslope form
♥ horizontal and vertical lines
♥ parallel and perpendicular lines

Friday, January 9, 2009 
introduction to functions
introduction to function notation
♥ more practice with function notation
♥ domain and range of a function
♥ Beginning Terminology, Points, Lines, and Planes

Friday, January 16 
♥ Segments, Rays, Angles
♥ Introduction to Polygons
♥ Introduction to Area and Perimeter
♥ "If ... Then ..." Sentences
♥ Contrapositive and Converse

Friday, January 23 
♥ Proof Techniques
♥ Postulates
♥ More Terminology for Segments and Angles
♥ Angles: Complementary, Supplementary, Vertical and Linear Pairs (algebraic questions)
♥ Angles: Complementary, Supplementary, Vertical and Linear Pairs (concept questions)

Friday, January 30 
♥ Triangle Congruence
♥ Relationships between Angles and Sides in Triangles
♥ Exterior Angles in Triangles
♥ Parallel Lines
♥ Quadrilaterals

Friday, February 6 
♥ Parallelograms and Negating Sentences
♥ Area Formulas: Triangle, Parallelogram, Trapezoid
♥ Similarity, Ratios, and Proportions
♥ Perimeters and Areas of Similar Polygons
♥ Two Special Triangles

Friday, February 13 
♥ introduction to recursion and sequences
♥ arithmetic and geometric sequences
♥ loans and investments
♥ the compound interest formula
♥ graphs of functions
♥ basic models you must know

Friday, February 27 
♥ graphical interpretation of sentences like f(x) = 0 and f(x) > 0
♥ graphical interpretation of sentences like f(x) = g(x) and f(x) > g(x)
♥ composition of functions
♥ advanced set concepts
♥ basic probability concepts
♥ more probability concepts

Friday, March 6 
♥ probability tree diagrams
♥ choosing things: does order matter?
♥ factorial notation
♥ combinations and permutations
♥ summation notation
♥ mean, median, and mode

Friday, March 13 
♥ measures of spread
♥ introduction to systems of equations
♥ solving systems using substitution
♥ solving systems using elimination
♥ simple word problems resulting in a system of equations

Friday, March 20 
♥ introduction to matrices
♥ basic arithmetic with matrices
♥ multiplying matrices
♥ vertical and horizontal translations
♥ vertical and horizontal scaling
♥ reflecting about the x and y axes; the absolute value transformation

Friday, March 27 
♥ geometric transformations: all mixed up
♥ parabolas
♥ equations of simple parabolas
♥ quadratic functions and the completing the square technique
♥ algebraic definition of absolute value
♥ the quadratic formula

Friday, April 3 
♥ complex numbers
♥ arithmetic with complex numbers
♥ equations of circles
♥ introduction to logarithms
♥ properties of logarithms
♥ change of base formula for logarithms

Thursday, April 9 
♥ introduction to logarithmic functions
♥ introduction to exponential functions
♥ introduction to polynomials
