Algebra 2 (2018-19)

Note:  Remember to use Google Classroom and Khan Academy for links to online assignments.

Updates will be made on Google Classroom and on the in-class calendar whiteboard.  I will also attempt to update the HW Blog if things change.

MON 4/1/19  Review Friday's Quiz; Corrections DUE TOMORROW... Re-take option at lunch on Tues.  HW#39 (Unit I Practice Test WS, Due TOMORROW)

TUE 4/2/19: Discuss HW#39, Practice Test. Make corrections & STUDY!!!

WED 4/3/19:  Period 2 - BLOCK from 10:10 am-11:15 am  UNIT I (CONICS) TEST!                                    Then, Unit J Intro.  HW#40 (SEE GC, DUE MON)

THU 4/4/19:  Period 6 - BLOCK from 8:00 am - 9:45 am  UNIT I (CONICS) TEST!                                       Then, Unit J Intro.  HW#40 (SEE GC, DUE MON)

FRI 4/5/19:  Unit J Notes - Day 2.  HW#41  (SEE GC, DUE MON)

MON 3/25/19  DISCUSS 168 HR ACTIVITY / DISCUSS HW#35 / Notes on 8.2 (Parabolas) HW#35 (Due FRI, SEE GC)

TUE 3/26/19: 8.4 CW/ NOTES (Hyperbolas) HW#36 (SEE GC, DUE FRI)


THU 3/28/19:  8.6 CW/NOTES on IDing Conics   HW#37 (SEE GC, DUE MON) 

FRI 3/20/19:  Conics QUIZ (8.1-8.4)  HW#38 (SEE GC for article, TAKE QUIZ on GC DUE SUN by 10pm)

168 Hour activity is Due on Friday 3/22 Fri Period 6 and on Mon 3/25 for Period 2.

Date Assigned





Fri 3/15/19 & Mon 3/18/19



P.414 #11-19 odd, 25-29odd, 55 & 57 (use CTS on the last two)

No notes, students do in class, reviewing Midpoint & Distance on their own.

Tue 3/19


Notes/ CW

WS p.471 Reading to Learn

WS p.467 #1-9 odd

Check for CW pts at end of class

Tue 3/19



P. 429 #17-25 odd, 31, 33, 39, 45

Due Fri 3/22

Wed 3/20


Notes/ CW

WS 8-3 (cont) Notes Day 2

Check for CW pts at end of class

Thu 3/21



Notes WS then CBs

Check for CW pts at end of class

Thu 3/21



KA: Ellipses

Due Sun 3/24

Fri 3/22

8.1 & 8.3


Circles Quiz (Midpoint, Distance, Circle, CTS)


3/11/19 Mon: Unit H Part 1 Test Corrections DUE! Review Ch 6 (part 1)... Vertex form of parabolas. Discuss MNB (will be checked on Wed).  HW #29: WS (see GC) DUE WED 3/13/19

3/12/19 Tue:  Review Ch 6 (part 1)  Tying it all together... solving and graphing quadratic equations... last questions before re-take of Part 1 TOMORROW.  HW: Study for re-take.

3/13/19 Wed:  RE-TAKE Unit H Part 1 TEST!!!  (MNB Due...)  NO HW.  

3/14/19  Thu:  PI DAY!!!  Bring some PIE shaped items to share with the class!  In class Pi related activities.  HW:  TBD.

3/15/19 Fri:  GOAL SETTING and 168 HR week activity (in class... discuss with parents for HW).

Feb 16- Feb 24th PRESIDENT'S WEEK... BREAK!!!  :)

Mon 2/11:  LAST DAY TO RE-TAKE UNIT G TEST @ LUNCH  2nd per:  6.6 Notes   6th per: CAST GONE, others Unit G Retake in class.

Tue 2/12:  2nd per: CAST GONE, others TBD.  6th per: 6.6 Notes

Wed 2/13:  Unit H Review / Practice Test corrections / STUDY for test tomorrow.  HW: Practice Test corrections & Get MNB ready to turn in tomorrow.    NO HW

Thu 2/14: Unit H Test  NO HW (see GC) 

Fri 2/15:  TBD (see GC) 

Mon 2/4:  HW Questions/Test Corrections/ Quad Prop Partner WS (Due Wed) HW#16  (see GC)  DUE FRI

Tue 2/5: 8.6 Notes Trapezoids & Kites (Unit H Day 5) HW#17  (see GC)  DUE FRI

Wed 2/6:  Quadrilateral Properties Activity    NO HW

Thu 2/7:  8.4-8.6 Review / Quad Properties Review HW#18 (see GC) DUE MON

Fri 2/8:  QUIZ on 8.4-8.6, then start HW#19 (practice test) DUE MON

Mon 1/28:  Grade HW#12 in class - REVIEW for Unit G Test (which is tomorrow).  HW is to correct any mistakes on HW#12 and STUDY.  Also, get MNB ready to turn in at start of class.

Tue 1/29:  Unit G Test  NO HW

Wed 1/30:  Start Unit H - Graphing Parabolas on Desmos Activity  NO HW

Thu 1/31: 6.1 Notes - Intro to Quadratic Functions  HW#13 (see GC) DUE MON

Fri 2/1:  Solving Quadratic Functions Partner Work HW#14 (see GC) DUE MON

Mon 1/21:  MLK DAY - No School!

Tue 1/22:  9.2 Notes (cont) Add & Subtract Rational Expressions HW#10 (see GC)  DUE FRI

Wed 1/23: Graphing Activity on Desmos    NO HW

Thu 1/24: 9.3 Notes  HW#11 (see GC) DUE FRI

Fri 1/25: QUIZ on 9.2 & 9.3 in class / HW#12 (see GC) DUE MON

*Unit G Test MOVED to TUES 1/29/19*

Mon 1/14:  REVIEW/CORRECT Friday's QUIZ (Corrections due on Wed, retake on Fri)  9.1 Rational Expressions Notes  HW#5 is now EC, due FRI.  HW#6 (WS #21-30) DUE FRI

Tue 1/15:  9.1 Notes (cont) Multiplying Rational Expressions HW#7 (see GC)  DUE FRI

Wed 1/16: (mini factoring quiz) Factoring Activity    NO HW

Thu 1/17:   Notes  HW#8 (see GC) DUE MON

Fri 1/18: Factoring QUIZ (take 2) in class / HW#9 (see GC) DUE MON

Jan 7-11th:  See photo of AGENDA/calendar posted on Google Classroom for this week's activities and homework.


Mon: 12/17/18  LAST FINAL REVIEW DAY!!!  Use your class-time wisely.



Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!!  See you in 2019!

Mon:  12/10/18  EXTRA REVIEW DAY... Do corrections on  Unit F Quiz (5.5 & 5.6)

Tue:  12/11/18  Grade/review Unit F Practice Test in class.  STUDY for Test tomorrow (there will be no re-takes)!  Come in at lunch for extra tutoring.

Wed: 12/12/18 UNIT F TEST (last one of the 2018)!  HW:  Gather old tests and old practice tests.  Each old test will earn you +1 extra credit point (in the quiz/test category).


Fri:  12/14/18   FINAL EXAM REVIEW.  STUDY.

HW posted on Google Classroom

Mon 12/3:  5.6 Notes (Day 1) HW#21 Due Fri

Tue 12/4: 5.6 Notes (Day 2)  HW#22  Due Fri

Wed 12/5: 5.7 Notes  CW on Operations of Radicals (Riddle WS) (Due Fri... or before test on Tue) NO HW

Thu 12/6: 5.8 Notes 5.7 Notes (last day of new material) HW#23 (Due Mon)

Fri 12/7: Unit F Quiz on 5.6 & 5.7  HW#24 (Due Mon)

(updated 11/25/18 @ 11:58pm)

Mon Nov 26:  5.3 Notes (cont) Synthetic Division  HW#17:  pg. 237 #23-37 odd (skip #27) and 43.  Due Wed 11/28/18

Tue Nov 27: Unit E Mixed Review CW HW#18:  Bottom of pg. 238 #3-10 all  Due Wed 11/28/18

Wed Nov 28:  Unit E Quiz (One ? of each type of problem) NO HW

Thu Nov 29: Review Unit E Quiz / Quiz Corrections in class HW: Unit E Mixed Review: Choose 12 problems that you need to practice before your test tomorrow (I suggest you select 4 odd problems from each section from 5-1, 5-2, and 5-3 and check your answers in the back of your textbook). Due Friday 11/30/18.

Fri Nov 30: Unit E TEST!  MNB and all Unit E HW DUE at start of class! HW:  Recall Factoring of Polynomials WS (Due Mon)   

Mon 11/12 (Veteran's Day... No School)

Tue 11/13 (sub) Classwork due at end of class.  HW#15: p.476 #15-29 odd  Due Mon 11/26

Wed 11/14  Long Division Notes  HW#16:  p. 236-7 #15-23 odd  Due Mon 11/26

***Thu 11/15 and Fri 11/16  SCHOOL CLOSED due to poor air quality.  Will resume after Thanksgiving. ***

We are starting Unit E... we'll do some Algebra 1 review and build on some previous concepts, then return to Unit E after Thanksgiving Break.  Only 9 school days (with a Junior field trip one of those 9) before our week break!  :)

Mon: 11/5   In class KA videos. Take Notes in your MNB.  HW#11: WS #1-2 and KA practice: Intro to Polynomials (4pts for each of the two parts of this assignment). Mark as DONE in Google Classroom.  Due on Friday 11/9.

Tue: 11/6  In class notes.  HW#12: KA practice (2 parts: Add polynomials (Intro) and Add/Sub Polynomials with 2 variables (Intro).  Due on Fri 11/9.

Wed: 11/7  Quiz on Mon & Tue topics.  In class activity/notes on Polynomial Multiplication.   No HW.

Thu: 11/8  KA on CBs.  HW#13: KA practice (4 parts: Multiply Binomials by Polynomials and Special Products). Due Tue 11/13.

Fri:  11/9  In class QUIZ #1  Learnstorm discussion after quiz.  Share what you've learned about your brain and Growth Mindset from the Learnstorm activities.  HW: Reflections are due on Tues 11/13/18 for all Learnstorm activities.  Rubric will be handed out.  HW#14:  Watch Polynomial Division Videos (be sure you're logged into your KA account and that you watch til the end to earn the points and so it records your progress.)  6th period:  Coding practice.

Posted two week calendar on Google Classroom (instead of HW Blog for Unit D, Oct 22nd - Nov 2nd).


Mon 10/15/18  Check Q1 Grade Reports, Sign & return IN CLASS.  HW#2 WS (Due WED 10/17)

Tue 10/16/18  Unit D Day 1 Notes (in class)  HW#3: pg. 157 #17-23odd, and pg. 164 #15-27odd, pg. 166 #42-49  DUE Mon 10/22/18

Wed 10/17/18  Unit D Day 2 Notes (in class)  HW#4:  pg. 172-173 #13-25odd, 45, and 46  DUE Mon 10/22/18

Thu:  PT Conferences (Mrs. Ragle will only be at the morning session... 8am-12noon).  Excited to see/meet many of you parents then!  :)

Fri:  Teacher in service / professional development day (students... homework day).  :) 

(updated Fri 10/5/18)

Mon 10/8/18:  3.5 HW Due.  In class:  pg. 143 (back side)   HW: Unit C Practice Test (Begin in class... Due tomorrow, Tues).  

Tues 10/9/18: Review/Correct Unit C Practice Test, Correct Unit C Quiz.  HW:  Notes and Unit C HW DUE THURSDAY... STUDY FOR UNIT C TEST!  Also, start on Unit B corrections... lunch tutoring if needing extra help.  Retake on Friday.

Wed 10/10/18:  NO CLASS - PSAT   Period 6:  In class Activity.  No new HW.  Study for Unit C Test (which is tomorrow).

Thu 10/11/18:   UNIT C TEST!!!  HW:  Correct your Unit B Test (Re-take will be on Friday).  STUDY for Unit B Re-Take.  There will be no Unit C Re-take, but you can earn back points for your corrections.  Come for lunch tutoring if needed.  Unit C corrections DUE MONDAY at 8 AM to FRONT OFFICE.

Fri 10/12/18:  UNIT B RETAKE.  Chromebook Learn Storm activity or Unit C Corrections for those not taking re-take.  HW:  Brain WS  (Due Mon... first assignment for Quarter 2).  Unit C Corrections... Alg2 only... DUE MON at 8am to front office.

  (updated Tues 10/2/18)

Mon 10/1/18 3.2 WS Notes/CW- Substitution (Day 1 of 2) HW:  3.2 WS (#7-12)  (DUE FRI 10/5/18)

Tue 10/2/18: QUIZ on GRAPHING (pushed back from Mon to Tue) 3.2 WS Notes/CW- Elimination (Day 2 of 2) HW:  3.2 WS (#1-10)  (DUE FRI 10/5/18)

Wed 10/3/18:  Intro to 3.5 Notes/CW  HW: None

Thur 10/4/18: 3.5 Notes/Activity (harder examples & word problems)  HW:  3 variable systems Color WS (Due Mon... extended to Thu Test day).

Fri 10/5/18:  In class review/partner quiz/Quizizz or Kahoot with Chromebooks  HW:  3.5 WS p.145... graded out of 8 points)

Mon 9/24/18 Present Math Autobiographies in class.  NO HW.

Tue 9/25/18:   3.1 Notes WS (pg. 120): Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing (cut & paste into MNB next week)  HW:  Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing (3.1) (pg 121-122) (Due on Mon 10/1/18)

Wed 9/26/18:  3.3 Intro (start 3.3 HW WS together in class)  HW:  Solving Systems of Inequalities by Graphing (3.3) WS (pg 133-134) (Due on Mon 10/1/18)

Thur 9/27 & Fri 9/28:  NO SCHOOL, Teacher In Service Days.*  

* This would be a great time for students to do a little SAT practice on Khan Academy in order to prepare for the PSAT (or SAT) that will be coming up in October.


Mon 10/1/18:  3.1 & 3.3 WS's DUE at start of class.  Quiz on graphing linear equations and linear inequalities.

Tue 10/2/18:  3.2 Notes HW: TBD

Wed 10/3/18:  

WEEKS FOUR, FIVE, and SIX:     Last updated Mon 9/3/18 at 4:45pm

Google Doc_ Unit B Plan & HW Log     

View the above Google doc or paper copy of HW log (provided in class by Mrs. Ragle on Tue 9/4) for a detailed plan for Unit B including links to Khan Academy videos and homework assignments.  Always, also check Google classroom and whiteboard in class for any changes.

UNIT A TEST CORRECTIONS... Due on Tues Sept 11th.  Re-take in class on Fri Sept 14th.

Unit B... TEST on Wed 9/19/18

Thu:  9/20  Intro to Math Autobiography (project that will be due on Mon Oct 1st)

Fri:  9/21  Work on Math Autobiography on Chromebooks in class.

WEEKS TWO & THREE:    Last updated Tue 8/21/18 at 2:51pm


1 pt - Math Subject (Geometry or Algebra 2)

1 pt - Your Name (large & legible)

2 pts - 2+ colors used

2 pts - Current Strengths (minimum of 3)

2 pts - Future Strengths (minimum of 3)

Algebra 2 Unit A 

Math Notes Journal should include notes from class lecture as well as 

most in-class activities and is DUE the day you take your Unit Test.

In Class


Topic Name

Suggested if absent or needing review



Algebra 1 Overview

Algebra Foundations

All five videos on KA under “Algebra foundations: Overview and history of algebra” from “Origins of algebra” through “Why all the letters in algebra?”

Mon & Tue 

8/20 - 8/21

Algebra 1 Review

Order of Operations Review

WS: Order of Operations Color by Number



Algebra 1 Review

Algebraic Expressions and Solving Equations

WS: Algebraic Expression Match



Algebra 1 Review

Algebra 1 Foundations Review

KA Algebra 1 Foundations (videos and/or practice problems under 



Algebra 1 Review

Types of Numbers (Family Names)

- In class notes/ activity

- KA videos under 8th Grade: Numbers & Operations: Classifying Numbers



Linear Equations ReviewLinear Equations Cut & Paste ActivityIn class activity (Finish in class Monday).



Unit A


Review or Practice Test in class

Finish / Review Friday’s quiz or activity.



Unit A



In class TEST.  Will be returned after Labor Day weekend.  Have fun at camp!  

  • This is the PLAN, but... “blessed are the flexible, for they shall not break.”  ;-)

Algebra 2 A HW Log 

Khan Academy Quizzes and HW are due by Sun at 10pm weekly, or due the day before the Unit Test (also by 10pm).  Plan ahead.  Do not procrastinate.  Just don’t. :)

Assigned on...


Assignment Name

Suggested KA HW practice problems (if quiz score below 70%)

Final Score

8/17 and 8/20


Technology Survey



HW Blog has Rubric

Cover Page for Math Notes Journal

Check the HW Blog on VCS website for grading rubric… DUE Fri 8/24/18


KA (started in class together)

Algebra Foundations


- see topics listed before Quiz 1 in KA

8/22 - 8/24


Algebra Foundations


- see topics listed before Quiz 2 in KA

8/22 - 8/24


Algebra Foundations


- see topics listed before Quiz 3 in KA

8/22 - 8/24


KA Algebra 1 Foundations 

Unit Test

KA allows three attempts I believe.  Retake until satisfied, but be careful when inputting responses, no typos.



Classify Numbers

Finish in-class activity/WS

KA 8th Grade: Numbers and Operations: Practice: Classifying Numbers


WS or GC

Unit A 

Practice Test

Practice Test and Notes Journal will be due tomorrow, day of test.




Math Notes are worth 2 points per day.

8/20 - 8/27





Thu Aug 16th:  In class - READ STUDENT HANDOUT & DISCUSS POLICIES and also cover Mrs. Ragle's Syllabus and Classroom Expectations. QUIZ FRIDAY.

Fri Aug 17th:  In class - FINISH READING STUDENT HANDBOOK sections.  SYLLABUS QUIZ/Scavenger Hunt.  * ADD to Google Classroom, Technology Survey (if time).

HOMEWORK FOR FIRST WEEK:       last updated Wed, Aug 21st

* ADD TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM  (Please complete ASAP, by Tues Aug 21st at the latest.)  Codes will be provided on syllabus.

*  TECHNOLOGY SURVEY  (Please complete ASAP, by Tues at the latest.)

* CVI SURVEY RESULTS (Some of you took this last year... you may take it again with a new e-mail address or at least print out your results from last year and submit by Tues, Aug 21st at the latest to be displayed proudly by Back 2 School Night).

Welcome back to school!  

Note:  This blog will be constantly changing and updated throughout the weeks.  Please be patient and e-mail Mrs. Ragle directly if you have questions, concerns or notice a typo or glaring error.  Let's practice patience and grace with one another.  :)

STUDENTS:  You will need to get your own MATH NOTEBOOK to take notes, do classwork, homework and quizzes in this year.  No spiral bindings this year... please find a COMPOSITION BOOK that you like best (can be college ruled, wide ruled, graph paper, black, blue, pink, purple, etc...) and can be 80 pages, 100 pages, whatever increment you find/prefer.

This notebook will be used EXCLUSIVELY for your MATH CLASS, so do not plan on tearing out the pages.  You will be creating your own unique COVER SHEET for the front inside page the first days of school... Due by Friday, August 24th at the start of class.

VCS will provide students will a class set of rulers, scissors and glue sticks but these may be items that students might need to have access to at home this year to either finish incomplete classwork or homework at home.  Similarly, I will provide some colored pencils for students to have access to during class, but students may benefit from having their own form of coloring tools (suggest colored pencils since markers, sharpies, and highlighter options generally bleed through notebook pages).