Final Exam

Jan. 17, 2020 Max Points: 320

Chapter 7 Problem Set Part 2

Jan. 09, 2020 Max Points: 24

Chapter 7 Quiz

No Due Date Max Points: 13

Chapter 7 Problem Set Part 1

Jan. 05, 2020 Max Points: 100

Exponential Functions Project

Dec. 18, 2019 Max Points: 100

Week 15

Dec. 13, 2019 Max Points: 10

Chapter 6 Exam

Dec. 12, 2019 Max Points: 35

Week 14

Dec. 06, 2019 Max Points: 10

Chapter 6 Quiz 2

Dec. 06, 2019 Max Points: 16

Radical Equations Word Problems

Dec. 05, 2019 Max Points: 100

Chapter 6 Problem Set Part 1

Dec. 03, 2019 Max Points: 44

Week 13

Nov. 22, 2019 Max Points: 10

6.1-6.3 Quiz

Nov. 21, 2019 Max Points: 20

Chapter 5 Exam

Nov. 14, 2019 Max Points: 35

Chapter 5 Part 2

Nov. 08, 2019 Max Points: 34

Week 11

Nov. 08, 2019 Max Points: 10

Chapter 5 Quiz 3

Nov. 05, 2019 Max Points: 10

Chapter 5 Quiz 2

Nov. 01, 2019 Max Points: 10

Week 10

No Due Date Max Points: 10

Week 9

No Due Date Max Points: 10

Week 8

No Due Date Max Points: 10

Chapter Five Part One

Oct. 30, 2019 Max Points: 42

Here is the next problem set. I'm only putting two sections on it to help chunk this chapter some. You will have all class tomorrow to work on it. It isn't too long, so I'd look it over tonight and then come tomorrow with questions. We need to be experts at this before we can move on to the real deal :)

Dress Up bonus

No Due Date Max Points: 1

Ch 5 Polynomial Quiz

Oct. 30, 2019 Max Points: 10

Midterm Part 2

No Due Date Max Points: 35


No Due Date Max Points: 100

Midterm Part 1

No Due Date Max Points: 64

Research Project Presentation (signup inside)

Oct. 22, 2019 Max Points: 100

Chapter Four Problem Set Part Two

Oct. 17, 2019 Max Points: 33

Chapter 4 pt 2

Oct. 15, 2019 Max Points: 12

Mr. P's Bad Day

Oct. 14, 2019 Max Points: 1

Thanks for putting up with my bad day today :)

Chapter Four Part One

Oct. 13, 2019 Max Points: 39

Week 7

Oct. 11, 2019 Max Points: 10

Chapter Three Exam (Take Home)

Oct. 07, 2019 Max Points: 48

For those of you not in class today, here is the take home exam

File -> Make A Copy -> Print.

Due at beginning of class on Monday!

Chapter 4

No Due Date Max Points: 14

Math Research Project

Oct. 18, 2019 Max Points: 100

Week 6

Oct. 04, 2019 Max Points: 10

Chapter Three Part Three

Oct. 03, 2019 Max Points: 17

Chapter Three Part Two

Sept. 30, 2019 Max Points: 50

Week 5

Sept. 27, 2019 Max Points: 10

3.1 / 3.2 Quiz

Sept. 27, 2019 Max Points: 12

Chapter Three Part One

Sept. 25, 2019 Max Points: 15

Board Meeting Bonus

No Due Date Max Points: 1

Systems of Equations

Sept. 24, 2019 Max Points: 9

Chapter Two

Sept. 20, 2019 Max Points: 30

Week 4

No Due Date Max Points: 10

Chapter 2 Problem Set Part One

Sept. 17, 2019 Max Points: 30

Who is your fifth period teacher?

Sept. 15, 2019 Max Points: 5

Add the name of your fifth period teacher to the google sheet before 3 pm tomorrow. Please only put your teacher's LAST NAME and spell it appropriately.

Incorrect: Ms. Gibson
Correct: Gibson

Thanks :)

NOTE: THERE IS A SHEET FOR EACH PERIOD. I'm not going to erase the names on the front page, but if you added yourself on there (and you aren't in my first period class), you're pretty much outing that and old person like me can use technology better than you :P

Slope Quiz

No Due Date Max Points: 8

Weeks 1 and 2

No Due Date Max Points: 20

Classroom participation points for the first and second week of school.

Week 3

No Due Date Max Points: 10

Chapter One

No Due Date Max Points: 41

What is slope?

No Due Date Max Points: 10

Chapter 1

No Due Date Max Points: 7

What causes absolute value equations to have possible extraneous solutions?

Sept. 09, 2019 Max Points: 5

Chapter 1 Problem Set Part 1

Sept. 08, 2019 Max Points: 30


Jan. 20, 2020

Class code for Part B

Jan. 16, 2020

final exam review

Jan. 15, 2020

final review

Jan. 13, 2020

For today's class, review ch 7

Jan. 10, 2020

inv and graphing exp / logs

Jan. 08, 2020


Jan. 06, 2020

props of logs

Dec. 19, 2019

What it means to be upside down in your loan

Dec. 18, 2019

"Mr. P how do i find the model to map my scenario?"

Dec. 17, 2019

Other depreciation calculator

Dec. 16, 2019

Talk about this tomorrow.

Dec. 16, 2019

more log simps

Dec. 16, 2019
Dec. 13, 2019

7.1 Exponential Models

Dec. 11, 2019
Dec. 10, 2019


Dec. 09, 2019

Dec. 09, 2019

6.6 function operations and graphing radical functions

Dec. 09, 2019

hard problems

Dec. 09, 2019

Ch 6 prob set key

Dec. 05, 2019


Dec. 02, 2019

6.4 Rational Exponents

Nov. 19, 2019

Here are some additional HW problems to work on for 6.2 (from the assignment sheet). I'll pull TWO of these for the quiz tomorrow, and come up with the other three.

I'm also attaching the assignment sheet again so that you can BOOKMARK IT!

There are a bunch of practice problems for EACH section that we do in the course.

Lemme know if you need any help!! I'll be @ school at 730 and available during lunch / passion time tomorrow.

Nov. 19, 2019

simplify radicals practice problems

Nov. 18, 2019


Nov. 15, 2019

6.1 xD

Nov. 13, 2019


The slides from class today ( big thanks to Camden for uploading them)
A video about the binomial theorem (just try a few -> (x+y)^3 , (x+y)^5 ) .
Try to recreate the triangle, I may ask you for a higher digit row for some bonus points :)
Some scribbles about the binomial theorem

Nov. 12, 2019

Rat root theorem

Nov. 06, 2019

Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Nov. 06, 2019

Here is the assignment sheet with a ton of problems from each section if you need extra practice.

Bookmark it!

Nov. 06, 2019

Won't have time to share with you in class, but check this out!

Nov. 05, 2019

Check out this video about The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, tomorrow's concept.

Nov. 05, 2019

5.5 Theorems bout roots of polys

Nov. 04, 2019

Here is a link to the here are screenshots from the text which pretty much break down every single step for you for both synthetic and long division. Again, it is imperative that you know how to do synthetic division to move on in this chapter. You need to practice outside of this course in order to be successful. I'd say a minimum of 30 minutes a day, even just looking over the notes and working on the problem sets. It is evident how much time outside of class some of your spending on the material. You are about to fall very behind.

I have attached a copy of the exact same format of the quiz, but different questions. DO NOT take this quiz until you are sure that you understood the lesson (look over notes, try some problems). You want to be able to complete this in less than 30 minutes. Time yourself. Take note of this time. Write it down on your quiz tomorrow and see if you can beat it (accurately).

This course is all about shortcuts and being of the main objectives is to recognize patterns. I have said all along how having a strong basis is going to be good for this course. Notice today how we didn't even need to use synthetic division when we were able to factor the polynomial? For example, x^2-9 by x-3. We know it has to be x+3.

That will save you some time so that you can focus on the other concepts.

I hate to end on a sour note, but we are now in week 11 of the 18 week semester. If you are not passing the course by week 16, you will fail the course. You will not pass part B without passing part A.

As always, email me if you need anything.

Nov. 04, 2019

synth div

Nov. 01, 2019

I moved the factoring video / Worksheet has been moved to the top, check it out if you need help!

Nov. 01, 2019

Some of you asked for a worksheet to practice your factoring. Here are a bunch with solutions for ya :).

I also found a video about the mistake method in case you need to review. I'm telling you, factoring is going to be crucial for you in this polynomial section.

Nov. 01, 2019

5.4 Poly long div

Oct. 31, 2019


Oct. 30, 2019

Don’t forget about your problem sets!
Email me if you have any questions about the problem set. Look through the notes. It’s all in there. I’ll respond when I get back from the farmers market!

Oct. 29, 2019


Oct. 28, 2019

5.1 Polynomial Functions

Oct. 23, 2019

Hi everyone,

Grades are now updated, including both midterm scores and your effort score.

NOBODY IS IN THE HOLE YET. Sorry for the caps, but if there is anything I wanted you to see it is that. This is only 1/4 of the way through the school year. If you are sitting at a low grade, it is not too late to turn it around. It is your responsibility to do that. I am here to help you, but you need to be willing to put the work in.

Overall, I was pleased with the performance on the exams. There are some small things we need to work on. As I said, I put more problems on there than you were expected to complete. This is not to be a jerk. This is to see what you are capable of. Did you notice the mix of questions on the exam? It was very evenly distributed amongst the chapters, aside from part 2 being exclusively chapter 4 due to time constraints. I want you to be well-rounded in your mathematical ability.

This class will help you strategize/problem solve in life. One day you will realize how important it is. Not just so I can say I told you so either.

Some statistics about the class.

The average grade on...

Part A Midterm - 73.43%

Part B Midterm - 69.51%

Overall Class Average - 75.61%

Again, if you are sitting below the class average, you should be a bit worried. You need to communicate with me ASAP so that we can setup a plan to get you back on track.

I left everyone a comment on their effort grades. I tried give something positive / something to improve upon, and even gave some warnings, so be sure to check them out.

Side note: I think that you were very honest in your feedback / evaluation, but some of you were a bit harsh on yourself. You are all great individuals. I know most of you are working hard and giving the class 100%. Take a load off (see song). This is going to be a difficult course, but all of you are capable if you put the work in!

Please leave me a comment back, even if its just an "ok" so I know that you've read my feedback. I'll discuss the feedback everyone gave me on Monday.

Good luck on your finals tomorrow. Enjoy your long weekend!

Oct. 22, 2019


Oct. 21, 2019


Oct. 21, 2019

For those of you looking for extra practice

Oct. 18, 2019


Oct. 17, 2019

Forgot to post a message but I left comments on all problem sets around 7:00-8:00.

See you tomorrow!

Oct. 17, 2019


Oct. 16, 2019


Oct. 15, 2019

Some data for you about the class:

The highest grade in the class is a 110.73% - AMAZING job to that student!

The mean grade in the class is a 75.02% - I am okay with this average. I can see that a lot of you are working hard, but I'd like to be closer to the 80% mark. I appreciate your hard work. Keep it up!

The median grade in the class is a 70.17% - With the median being less than the mean, there is more data to the left of the mean than to the right. So, there are more students with grades lower than 70.17%. This is not a good statistic. We are almost at the halfway mark for the first semester. There is the midterm coming up that can be a huge boost for you. Or, quite honestly, it can crush you. If you don't pass part A, you won't be able to do part B. It's a waste of a school year. Don't let this happen to you.

The standard deviation is 17.31%. I can have one of my statistics students explain this for you tomorrow for bonus points :)

Keep up the great work everyone! Check out the slides and the problem set today. It will do you well.

Oct. 15, 2019

4.6 / 4.7

Oct. 15, 2019

4.5 Quad Functions and Equations

Oct. 14, 2019

4.5 Quadratic Equations

Oct. 11, 2019

Make sure that you signup for a famous math/science person by 11:59 PM tonight. This is worth 10 points of your total grade. Some of you have selected ones that weren't available. Please check the document to be sure that you have been approved.

Have a good weekend!

Oct. 11, 2019


Oct. 10, 2019


Oct. 08, 2019


Oct. 05, 2019

As I said in class, you are not required to solve the system of equations problems via a matrix. It is your choice which method you use, I just need to see the work.

Enjoy your Saturday night!

Oct. 04, 2019

Prob Set Solutions

Oct. 03, 2019

Just left comments on all problem sets. I will be available via email if you have any questions tonight. Don't forget, have it in before 11:59 PM. Any changes made after that will be reverted back.

Note: Hate having to say this but I just saw someone with an F in the course and 100% on the latest problem set.

I know that there are online calculators that can solve a system of three variables for you. I'm fine with you using this to check your answers. If I catch you doing this, it is against the academic integrity policy at SET, and you will fail the assignment (or the entire course). It will be evident on an exam that you cheated. Don't do it.

Oct. 03, 2019
Oct. 01, 2019

3.5 Systems with Three Variables / Matrices Intro

Sept. 30, 2019

I'm available via email for any last minute questions you might have about the problem set due @ 11:59 PM tonight :)

Sept. 27, 2019

Typed this up, hope it helps!

Enjoy your weekend :)

Sept. 25, 2019

Sorry for an additional post tonight but...

I had some amazing African food (Flavors of East Africa - you NEED to try it) while watching the sunset with a friend from high school who is visiting the city. She was complaining about her 9-5 and all I could do was brag about how happy I am at my job because my students rock.

I know said I wouldn't comment on problem sets, but I couldn't help it after that conversation. You guys deserve it. Even if you turned it in already, look it over.

See you tomorrow!

Sept. 25, 2019

I went to go look over the problem set to leave comments, but I realized that you can easily check your answers with desmos. For me, it is important to understand the relationship algebraically and graphically, so I find it beneficial to see the graph.

It's important that you use desmos as a tool. When I made the answer key, do you think I was using elimination to solve the system? Of course not, I graphed them on desmos and looked for their intersection. However, if needed, I can still rely on my algebra skills to solve it by hand. Don't use it to cheat. Come test time, you'll be paddling against the current. That's a system you can't solve (HA!) ;)

Apologize for the low energy today, but yesterday was exhausting. See you all tomorrow!

Sept. 25, 2019

Current problem assistance

Sept. 24, 2019

sys of eqn / ineq

Sept. 23, 2019

Thought you might be interested in the average grade in the course. It is a 76.36%

Sept. 23, 2019

Today's class

System of Equations

Sept. 19, 2019

I’ll be at school around 7:15 tomorrow if you have any last minute questions before the exam / want some practice problems :)

Sept. 19, 2019

Solutions to problems

Sept. 19, 2019

Photo of board from class to review

Absolute value functions
Absolute value inequalities

Sept. 18, 2019

Today's Class

Review Problem Set
Introduce Linear Inequalities

Sept. 18, 2019

prob set solutions

Sept. 17, 2019

Comments have been shared with you. Few things:

Some of you still have NO NAME on your document!! Come on!!!

Be sure to use the EQUATION EDITOR. Some of you have things like 3/2x . That is wrong. We have x in the denominator there. What you really mean to say is (3/2)x. That looks ugly though, and is why we use the equation editor.

Make sure you are putting { } around your sets.

Division by 0 / negative square root are both undefined.

For Direct Variation, 10=3k . you need to solve for k, then input that value into y=kx

Everyone is saying that the point (3,4) is on their line (where you're given a slope and a line), which is impossible. How are you getting this? I can't quite figure it out. Check your work!

0 / 2 is zero. 0 / anything (except for 0) is 0. So for that last equation, you can leave out the 0x.

Nice work! See you tomorrow.

Sept. 17, 2019

Today's Class

Work on Problem Set
Due by tomorrow 8 AM
Comments coming ~2 pm

Sept. 16, 2019

Today's Class
More on Linear functions

Take Quiz on Slope

Sept. 16, 2019

Please add your fifth period teacher to this document where you see your name.


Sept. 13, 2019

Problem set has been posted with a due date of this upcoming Wednesday at 8 AM. We'll review slope on Monday and finish the class with a short quiz. Also, schedule has been updated up until Friday (same day as Chapter 2 Exam FYI).

Nice work again this week! I'll be putting classroom participation grades in tomorrow with comments.

Enjoy your weekend!

Sept. 13, 2019

Today's class

Direct Variation
Relations and functions

Sept. 12, 2019

Today’s class

Get in groups of 3-4, one page write up on what you remember about slope.

You can use the internet / previous notes / etc.

Quick Question Assignment, collected at end of class.

Sept. 12, 2019

I am off campus having lunch. I should be back around 12:45.

Today’s class

Get in groups of 3-4, one page write up on what you remember about slope.

You can use the internet / previous notes / etc.

Collected at end of class.

Sept. 11, 2019

Today's Class

Chapter 1 exam

Sept. 10, 2019

Today's Schedule

Review for Quick Quiz
Take Quick Quiz
Go over Quick Quiz
Interval Notation Review
Review for Chapter 1 Exam tomorrow

Sept. 09, 2019

Today's Schedule

Review Problem Set
Look over notes on Absolute Value Equations
Answer question on Google Classroom before 10 PM tonight about extraneous solutions and absolute values

Short Quiz tomorrow then review for Chapter 1 Exam

Sept. 08, 2019

Added classroom participation grades to the grade book.

Don’t forget to turn your problem set in before 8 AM tomorrow!

See ya then :)

Sept. 06, 2019

Today's Class

Look over slides from 1.5 - Solving Inequalities
Review Slides
Introduce Absolute Value Inequalities (lecture)

Sept. 05, 2019

Calendar has been updated up until next Thursday. Will add more descriptions and info as we work through it. Hope you all enjoyed your time with your cohort today. Juniors and Seniors had so much fun at the beach!

Sept. 04, 2019

Slides for 9/4

Sept. 04, 2019

Slides from yesterday

Aug. 19, 2019