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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
Reviewed strategies for approaching simplifying solving radical expressions. Tested the process on multiple homework problems. Practiced 2 creative writing exercises using themes from the student's daily life, and re-writing exercises to make continual improvements. Her approach to solving radical expressions significantly improved compared to two weeks ago. She is also working on cleaning up her homework so that she is more organized when writing out and solving math problems. Her writing improved significantly in just 30 minutes when she was given a topic of her choice and challenged with incremental improvement suggestions.
The student and I started a new unit in his Algebra class. He's beginning work on quadratics, so I started by showing him how to solve quadratics using the factoring method and the quadratic formula. He picked up both concepts fairly quickly and is ahead of his class.
We worked through her entire homework together, using both the FOIL method and the shortcut for special cases we learned in this chapter. We also switched back and forth between 9.3 problems and 9.4 problems, to ensure she had the new shortcut concepts down. She did a great job tonight, and I only had to correct her on signs three or four times.
The student and I worked on and reviewed material from chapter 8, which covers exponents and square roots. We focused on multiplying and dividing radicals (square roots) and simplifying radicals. We then reviewed other sections in the chapter, including multiplying/dividing powers, simplifying, etc. The student will need to pay close attention through this chapter, as it is quite easy to make careless errors. Good session.
The student would benefit from some long division/complex multiplication practice. I will make up worksheets for the next session (Wed 4/10). The student tries to do many things in his head. I explained to him that it's easier, especially with algebra, to write out all the steps and draw pictures where appropriate (i.e. perimeter/area problems). Moving forward, we will do short quizzes at the beginning of our sessions to reinforce what we learned last time.
We covered multiplication and addition of radicals (strictly square roots for now). We then discussed at a very basic level the energy happenings inside a machine the student has built for his physics class.
Went over vertex form of polynomial equation. a(x-h)^2+k form. Graphing 3 similar polynomials on same coordinate system to visually see differences amplitude, h value, and k value provide.
In preparation for his test on Thursday, we reviewed solving quadratic equations, focusing on completing the square. We discussed vertex form and how the vertex form of a quadratic and the vertex form of an absolute value were similar. Then we talked about how to use patterns in tables to determine the form of a function.
We worked on Lesson 8-1, addition and subtraction of polynomials. We also reviewed past lessons via a brief quiz.
The student has a unit quiz tomorrow. First thing we worked on was a worksheet that covered creating equations from a given description and data points. Through the problems, I pointed out what each point of the general equation represents and how to write the equation with just the description. We also went over some geology (plate tectonics, converging/diverging plates, volcanoes, layers of the earth, etc.).
The student has a test this coming Friday, so we did an overview of the Chapter, which included polynomials: adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and factoring. I felt that she knew the material quite well but did need practice so we did problems from the book and went over some small issues she seemed to have. Overall I think the session went well and I felt that she made good progress.
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