## MCF3M – Oct 6, 2014

REMINDER:  TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY OF OUR THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE.  THE FOOD DRIVE ENDS ON FRI OCT 17.  WE HAD 2 STUDENTS COME TO OUR CLASS TO LET US KNOW THE KINDS OF FOOD WE CAN BRING IN.  I HAVE ALSO POSTED THE LIST BELOW.

Thanksgiving Food Drive (ends Fri Oct 17)

PLEASE NOTE:  TOMORROW IS A REVISED SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY FOR JAPAN DAY (STUDENTS FROM JAPAN WILL BE VISITING OUR SCHOOL TOMORROW).   THERE ARE A FEW SLIGHT CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE.  YOU WILL FIND THE SCHEDULE BELOW.

Japan Day – Revised Schedule for the Day

IMPORTANT:  WE WILL BE HAVING OUR SECOND UNIT TEST ON FRI OCT 10 COVERING ALL OF THE MATERIAL FROM CHAPTER 2 OF THE TEXTBOOK.

I began the class today by taking up any questions the students had from Friday’s homework.  I took up 2 questions from the homework on the board.  Once I finished taking up the homework I then moved on to the lesson for today which was titled “2.5 Factoring Quadratic Expressions: Special Cases”.  I went over a few key properties in this lesson first (perfect numbers, perfect trinomials and a difference of squares) before going over the examples.  After going over the examples I then assigned the homework for the students to work on for the remainder of the period (Page 115 & 116 #2 – 9).  After the lesson, I gave the students a handout titled “Factoring Summary” which I had made for the students a few years back summarizing all of the factoring methods we have done in this chapter (section 2.2 to 2.5).  We are now finished all of the material from chapter 2 and will be starting review the unit starting tomorrow.

Below you will find a copies of the handouts/worksheets that were distributed/assigned in today’s class.

Take-up of the homework from Oct 3 (Page 110 #4f & 6)

Oct 6 – Lesson – 2.5 Factoring Quadratic Expressions (Special Cases)

Factoring Summary Handout – Page 1 (I gave this handout to the students to help them review all of the factoring methods we did in this chapter)

Factoring Summary Handout – Page 2