A New Linear Form: 10/15

Today in class we studied a new linear form:  y = m(x – j) + k

Please answer the following two questions using this new form tonight for homework:

1.  Using only the structure of the equation, what coordinate is a solution to the equation? y = 9(x – 1) + 5

2.  Create an equation in this new form which would match the table below:

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Function Notation – 10/9

Over the weekend, please complete the entire Gasoline Problem worksheet.

Be sure that your graphs are clearly labeled and easy to read.

We already know a lot about equations in the form of y = mx + b.

Why do you think that mathematicians use these other two equations?
Is there anything in the structure of the equations which you found interesting and/or useful?


The Big C – 10/7

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 12.46.11 PM1.  Create Figure 4.  Explain how the pattern grows using words.

2.  Create a graph, table, and equation to match the tile pattern.

3.  Does it make sense to connect the dots on the graph or not?  Why?

4.  Come to class with your own “Silent Board Game” table/rule in the form of y = mx + b.  Can you stump your classmates?

10/1 – More Functions

Tomorrow in class we are going to narrow our study of functions down to just LINEAR functions.

You might not be able to answer all of the questions on tonight’s homework.  That is OK.  If you can’t answer a question, be sure to bring questions with you to class tomorrow.

Better yet, ask those questions on the blog TONIGHT!

9/26 – GSP Rigid Motion

Your Rigid Motion packet will be due at the end of class on Monday.

The instructions you include for each problem should be precise and written using the equation editor within GSP.

Precise Instructions:  Take Triangle ABC and rotate it 90 degrees around point A.

Not Precise:  First I made a triangle by connecting 3 line segments.  Then I labeled the vertices A, B, and C.