We had our Linear Systems test this morning. In my period 2 class there was quite a bit of extra time for some people (we had a 15 minute presentation in the period 1 class), so I put the following three questions on the board. If you solve them all and email me a solution (answers along with how you got them!) then I’ll have a delicious treat for you in a few days.
- How many numbers between 1000 and 9999 have no repeating consecutive digits? (e.g. 7225 is not allowed, but 7252 is)
- How many numbers between 1000 and 9999 have no zeros?
- How many numbers between 1000 and 9999 have exactly one zero?
These are optional, if that wasn’t already clear :)
I handed out a Skills Summary booklet in class today. Here’s a non-booklet version as a PDF file that you can use if you need it:
You’ll have a test on Monday morning showing me that you have mastered these concepts and skills. I’ll be in my classroom before school starts on Monday if you need any help!
We finished those problems in class, and I returned your quizzes.
Homework is Page 27 #9-11, Page 40 #16, and Page 46 # 1, 7-10.
Don’t spend more than 15 or 20 minutes on them tonight though – we’ll continue working on them tomorrow.
Here are the quiz solutions: solving-linear-systems-quiz-solutions
We had a quiz about solving linear systems. More people were happy with the elimination question than with the substitution question. I’m assuming that’s because we learned elimination more recently. I’ll try to return your quizzes quickly, and I’ll post solutions tomorrow.
We spent the rest of the class looking at some problems that can be solved using linear systems. Here are the problems and some solutions:
Most people wanted a recap of yesterday’s lesson along with some practice time, so that’s what we did.
Remember that homework (if you’re not already finished) is Page 40 #1-4. You can do #5-7 if you want extra practice.
You’re starting the class with a short quiz tomorrow (solve one system by Substitution, solve another system by Elimination).
Sorry for the long wait! The videos are now on YouTube. I’ve also included a couple of videos showing what we’re learning next, so you have a preview. Enjoy, and thanks for your patience!