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Hi, I'm Mrs. Thomason!
This is my 18th year teaching mathematics, and my 5th year at CHS.
 
I am originally from Joplin, Missouri, where I graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a bachelors degree in secondary mathematics education. Shortly after I was married, I moved to Kennesaw, Georgia - a suburb of Atlanta - where we lived until my husband's job brought us to Collierville. We have two daughters, two dogs, and a turtle. 
 
I enjoy reading, jogging, crafting, walking with my dogs, and spending time with my family.
I LOVE teaching math at CHS. GO DRAGONS!
 
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Lesson 5-4 Complex Numbers

Learn to:
  • perform operations with pure imaginary numbers
  • perform operations with complex numbers
Assignments:
 
  • Day 1 (9/26) - p. 1-2 #1-8, 20-23
  • Day 2 (/27) - p. 1-2 #9-19
 
Assessments:
Quiz Friday 9/29
 
Test - Lessons 5.4-7 Friday 10/6

Alg II Unit 2 PART 1 Study Guide (Fall 2017)

Lesson 5-1 Graphing Quadratic Functions
Lesson 5-2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing
Lesson 5-3 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Lesson 5-8 Graphing Quadratic Inequalities
 
Test Monday 9/25
 
THE DEADLINE TO RETAKE THIS TEST IS THURSDAY 10/5
YOU MUST ATTEND TUTORING BEFORE 10/5 IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RETAKE IT THAT DAY.
Students are encouraged to retake tests sooner, rather than later.

Lesson 5-3 Solve by Factoring - Trinomial

1. Make sure the equation is equal to zero. 2. Factor using the sum and product strategy. 3. Set each factor equal to zero and solve. 4. Write the solution set. You may check your answers using your graphing (or multiview) calculator. Replace the 0 with y, and enter the function into the calculator. Observe where the graph crosses the x-axis, OR look in the table (in the y-column) for the ZEROS. The x-values should be the same as your solutions.

Lesson 5-3 Solve by Factoring - two terms

What should you do when there are only 2 terms in the expression to be factored? 1. Look for a GCF 2. See if it is a DIFFERENCE OF SQUARES