tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2090519168082508338.post2779718728785057758..comments2017-06-15T03:55:18.527-04:00Comments on A Math Teacher Living in the 21st Century: Algebra Review in Geometrymsgregsonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17511980472577300151noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2090519168082508338.post-71584398884638939452010-09-23T20:01:50.388-04:002010-09-23T20:01:50.388-04:00I don't think you need to worry about simplify...I don't think you need to worry about simplifying radicals. Any state test they take will be multiple choice so they can plug it in and get the closest decimal answer.Lesliehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05084140784828090221noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2090519168082508338.post-75875107315874148112010-08-11T23:47:27.372-04:002010-08-11T23:47:27.372-04:00Do you think you'll need to cover rational exp...Do you think you'll need to cover rational expressions? I'm thinking of it more as an Algebra 2 topic (or at least it is around these parts!). Just a thought. :)KFousshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04493982153040173831noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2090519168082508338.post-33633774300711724302010-08-11T23:14:31.579-04:002010-08-11T23:14:31.579-04:00Just a suggestion here . . . I understand why you ...Just a suggestion here . . . I understand why you want to review Algebra with these guys, but if you review all of those things the first week of school, then when you are doing the Pythag. Thm. with them they still won't remember how to simplify radicals from the first week of school (or from the year before). So, maybe some review the first week (solving equations, graphing lines, etc.), but I would suggest spreading out your Algebra review as days here and there that are right before the topics that they need that particular tool for in order to solve that kind of Geometry problem. Takes a little more thought process to figure out beforehand what they need to review for each major topic in Geometry, but I think it will make more sense to them. -kscritchhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09901578228390890196noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2090519168082508338.post-82627989287420468142010-08-11T20:47:12.381-04:002010-08-11T20:47:12.381-04:00Your list looks pretty good to me. I would also s...Your list looks pretty good to me. I would also suggest finding out ASAP, from the Algebra 1 teachers who had them last year, how they were taught those concepts. With factoring quadratic trinomials especially, some kiddos are only comfortable with the four square box method, others only know how to use the “X” method, etc.: if you neglect to review “their” method, they will be convinced they were never taught to factor, solve quadratic equations, etc., and will get frustrated with you and the class.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2090519168082508338.post-68347903376679906202010-08-11T13:59:27.445-04:002010-08-11T13:59:27.445-04:00The book I used did not have factoring/quadratic e...The book I used did not have factoring/quadratic equations in any of the algebra parts - I would suggest checking your book. Same thing with solving systems.<br /><br />I definitely agree with you on doing an Algebra review with these kids - from having taught a similar class, they need it.<br /><br />I can't think of anything off the top of my head that you're missing.Lisahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11928419408011193721noreply@blogger.com