Today we learned how much more efficiently graphs can (sometimes) solve equations.
Do you have to use graphs to solve equations? Absolutely not.
Is it a good strategy to understand, when the equations are not easy to solve? Definitely.
Please complete 1) a – c and 2 through 6 from the Problem Set over the weekend.
Over the weekend, you created equations from the graphs of piecewise functions. Tonight you will be focusing on exactly the opposite! Complete problem 6: a – g before class tomorrow.
If you left school today without any graph paper, visit: http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com/
Over the weekend, please create equations for each of these functions. Each function will need to be defined by a unique domain.
The graphs on this pdf are easier to read than your homework packet:
Tomorrow, please come to class prepared with all three of your absolute value graphs. Try to connect the dots in order to predict the overall shape of the graph.
Please complete the Problem Set: 1, 3, 4 tonight for homework.
Really focus on comparing and contrasting the patterns of growth in linear and exponential functions!
In order to make an accurate graph, it is important to identify all of the key information on the diagram. Please study the diagram carefully tonight, and determine what information is helpful in finding the velocity and altitude for 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 minute before landing on Mars.
You will need to bring this information (along with your graph) with you to class tomorrow.
Click HERE to see all of the review problems posted on the algebra 3 blog.
On Monday you should be able to:
- Extend and describe geometric and arithmetic sequences.
- Create recursive and explicit equations to predict sequences
- Create and analyze a graph/table/equation for exponential growth and decay.
- Compare and contrast growth rate and growth factor (decay rate / decay factor)
This is a late posting, so we will start class tomorrow with these EXERCISES. Please get right to work as you walk into the classroom.
Exponential Decay – ENY
Today in class we looked at exponential decay!
Please complete the following decay problems tonight for homework:
8.5) Page 523) 2, 4 – 7, 22, 23, 28, 29, 36, 40, 44
8.6) (page 535) 2, 32 – 34, 37 – 40, 47
Sure, the problem set only has two problems, but they require a lot of time and thought.
Please take your time and bring exemplary work with you to class on Monday.