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February

6, 2013

Volume 13, Issue 7 Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics -Dean Schlicter Questions are creative acts of intelligence-Frank Kingdon

Christine Eikmeier

Welcome to Your Mathematical Journey

ello students and welcome to your Algebra 2 class! I am excited for this coming year of working with you in developing and improving your skills in mathematics. I have been teaching math for two years now here at Colorado Springs Cougars High School. During that time, I have taught a number of math classes such as Geometry, Pre-Calculus, as well and Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. I graduated from CSU San Marcos with a BS in Mathematics and earned my teaching credential there as well. We have many goals planned this year but I assure you that it will be a year to remember! At the end of the school year, we will be able to compute inequalities, graph functions, solve quadratic equations, solve geometry and measurement problems, and we will even touch on graphing things in 3D! Whether math is your strong point or not, I hope that you will enjoy this class as I will make it a fun and exciting experience. My ultimate goal is to prepare you for pre-calculus, which is the successor of this course. I hop you fully enjoy this course!

Internet quite often. One requirement for this class is that you will be able to have access to a computer and Internet at least three times a week. Here are the reasons why:
Email-communication with parents Edmodo-checking grades, assignments, news, communication with peer and parents Cell Phone- Daily random math question via texting through Polleverwhere. Youtube- Online lecture videos that I will assign you to watch Blogspot.com-Access the Classroom blog

Why Learn Math?

elieve it or not, math is used in almost everything you do. Believe it or not, but technological devices and computers utilizes math concepts. Throughout the year, we will be using computers, cell phones and the

Becoming Technological Savvy

ne common question I hear is, Why Do I need to learn math? The answer is simple: No matter what you do in life or who you become, you will always need math. In case if you dont believe me, here is a list of professions that use math: accountants, agriculturists, architects, biologists, chemists, computer programmers, engineers, geologists, lawyers, managers, medical doctors, meteorologists, military personnel, nurses, politicians, technicians, and tradesmen.