• Below you will find some sites that I have found to be very helpful for either further practice or more explanation of topics. Feel free to peruse these sites...
BUT-- Don't forget, you can ALWAYS come to me if you don't understand something!!

Functions:
Systems of Equations:
• A "system" of equations is a set or collection of equations that you are dealing with at once.
• You are looking for the point (x,y) that satisfies BOTH equations at the same time.
• There are many methods to solving systems-- ie. Graphing, Substitution, or Elimination.
Polynomials:
• http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials.html
• Polynomials are expressions of variables with multiple terms.
• Each piece of the expression is considered a term.
• Expressions with two terms are called binomials.
• Expressions with three terms are called trinomials.

By Graphing: • The graph of a quadratic function is called a parabola.
• Once you have graphed your parabola you are looking for your:
• Y-intercept = c
• Axis of Symmetry = -b/2a
• Vertex
• Max or Min?
• When your a value is positive, your parabola will open up & have a minimum value
• When your a value is negative, your parabola will open down & have a maximum value
•  Your max or min value is the y-coordinate of your vertex

By Factoring:

• When a=1
• Looking for numbers that multiply to give you your last number, but add to give you your middle number!
• When a>1
• Multiply a*c, factor like we know how!, divide each number by a & simplify, if you are left with a simplified faction bring your bottom number up in front of your x squared!
• **REMEMBER: You can always FOIL out your answer to make sure you are right!!* Congruence & Similarity:
This is a Theorem and Definition heavy topic.
• Make sure you know  your theorems! Make sure you can name corresponding sides and angles (& make sure you know what corresponding sides & angles mean!)
• The big theorems that you need to know right now are: Side-Angle-Side, Side-Side-Side, Angle-Side-Angle, & Right Angle- Hypotenuse-Side. These are aspects of triangles that if you can prove they have in common-- then you can prove congruence! {When matching these aspects it is important that the Angle in SAS is IN BETWEEN the two matching sides-- same goes for ASA: make sure that the Side is IN BETWEEN the two matching angles!!}
• For more practice: http://www.mathwarehouse.com/geometry/congruent_triangles/

Exponential Functions:

• Exponential functions are similar to functions we have worked with before; however, there is one big difference-- the variable is now the power, rather than the base. Before we dealt with functions like  f(x) = x2, where the variable x was the base and 2 was the power. In the case of exponentials, we see functions like g(x) = 2xwhere the base is the fixed number and the exponent is the changing variable.
• In cases of exponential functions we will have either

Exponential Growth or Exponential Decay

• # Open House Brochure

Created for Open House and Freshman Orientation.

Features key points from the class syllabus.

2015-2016

• # Syllabus

Math 2 Syllabus

2015-2016

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