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There is a Chapter 2 Test on Thursday 10/22.  Review sessions will be held Wednesday after school and Thursday before school.  Students are encouraged to join.
Posted by Guest  On Oct 19, 2015 at 2:26 PM 48 Comments
We just recently started working on Chapter 2.  We have reviewed the concepts of functions, especially linear functions.  We will also be talking about linear models, transformations, families of functions, absolute value functions, and two variable inequalities.   There will be a quiz on sections 2-1 to 2-4 on Wednesday 10/7.  Students are encourage to attend review sessions that are being offered on Tuesday after school and Wednesday before school to ask any final questions before the quiz.   If at any time the students are not understanding a section, they can set up a time with me for extra help.
Posted by Guest  On Oct 02, 2015 at 9:54 AM 244 Comments
The Chapter 1 Test is now going to be on Friday 9/25.  Review sessions will be Thurs. after school and Fri. before school.
Posted by Guest  On Sep 22, 2015 at 2:11 PM 48 Comments
The Chapter 1 test will be on Thursday 9/24.  I am offering review sessions Tuesday after school and Thursday before school. Students are welcome to ask for extra help at any time.  I try to make myself as available as possible.  These review sessions are open for students who have last minute questions on the material presented to them.
Posted by Guest  On Sep 17, 2015 at 2:47 PM 105 Comments
Hello everyone!  We have begun our journey into the Algebra II curriculum.  Students are responsible for understanding problems gone over in class and in the homework.   We have recently just begun Chapter 1 which contains review of concepts from Algebra I such as algebraic expressions, solving equations, solving inequalities, and more.   
Posted by Guest  On Sep 17, 2015 at 2:45 PM 49 Comments
Technology in River Valley Civilizations

The growth of early river valley civilizations such as Mesopotamia, (modern-day Iran),  Ancient Egypt, and the Indus River valley (modern-day India), was dependent on advancements in technology such as the plow, bronze weapons, the wheel, and the sail. The plow allowed for early farmers to turn the soil in greater quantities, and therefore yield greater amounts of crops for food as well as create better irrigation systems.   The wheel was use not only to advance transportation, but also as a potters wheel for ancient artisans to make pottery for jugs to carry water and plates to eat on.  Bronze weapons, were first used in Sumer in 3000 BCE, were much stronger than previously used copper and stone weapons, giving the Sumerians a great advantage in war over their enemies.  The sail allowed for faster movement of  boats which aided in trade between the civilizations on the Mediterranean sea.  During ancient times these advancements were spread throughout the river valleys as a result of war, migration of people and trade. The spread and development of technology was critical to the survival and development of these early civilizations because it allowed for growth of the population in each civilization, in addition to ensuring the survival of future generations.

Some technological advances have made our lives in the modern world easier, but may not be critical to our survival.  What technology is critical to our civilization's growth and why?  How are new technologies spread in modern times?  What technology do you feel you couldn't live without?   
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Posted by rickey.saez  On Jun 26, 2015 at 11:10 PM 338 Comments
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