Welcome
to the Algebra II Zone
(Algebra
II, Periods E and F)
Web address shortcut for this page: www.modd.net/56algii
Are
you nervous when you see NCWEE? concerned when you see CIRC? perturbed when you
see PBC? Visit Mr. Hansen’s fabled abbreviations
page to make sense of those cryptic markings you see on your papers.
Schedule
at a Glance (see archives for older entries) 


Th 5/18/06 
HW due: p. 701 #R4abc, p. 707 #711 all, plus as many of
the following as you can:
5. Write an equation for a circle
with center at (5, 12) if (0, 0) is a point on the circle.


F 5/19/06 
HW due:
Continue working more of the review problems that were assigned for
yesterday. 

M 5/22/06 
Mr. Hansen’s optional
review session, Room R, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon. Stay for as much or as little
as you like. Feel free to invite your friends from other sections to join us.
We will discuss some of Mr. Barsk’s review
problems or any other problems that you may wish to discuss. 

T 5/23/06 
Mr. Barsk’s optional review
session, Room R, 5:00 p.m. 

W 5/24/06 
Final Exam, Trapier Theater, 11:00 a.m. Bring several pencils, calculator, spare batteries,
and an eraser. A straightedge is permitted but is not required. You may use
your calculator throughout the exam, and memories will not be cleared
beforehand. Regarding conic sections (circles, ellipses, parabolas,
hyperbolas), the teachers have agreed to allow it to be disclosed that
hyperbolas will not be stressed, although there may be a bonus question on
hyperbolas. 

Fun Links:
 New
world record for paper folding! Pomona, CA, teenager achieves a seemingly
impossible 12 folds!
 Lots and lots of online IQ tests
 Fallacious proof that pi
equals 5
 An extension of the concept of freshman cancellation
 National
Cryptologic Museum, brought to you by
the National Security Agency
 The famous three
houses/three utilities puzzle
 The amazing ninepoint
circle
 Abusive
tax shelters: Maybe you will use your education to devise clever schemes
like this, or better yet, to try to eliminate them
 More
fun links on Mr. Hansen’s home page
StudyRelated Links:
 Midterm exam study guide and practice
exam
 Anglearc puzzles written by
the Class of 2006 (in 2003)
 More anglearc puzzles written
by the Class of 2007 (in 2004)
 Brain teasers written by the
Class of 2008 (in 200405)
 Timed math quizzes,
courtesy of Mr. Errett
 Quizzes, quizzes, and more quizzes for geometry and other math subjects (don’t let the
title ‘Math for Morons’ discourage you—that’s really a moronic name for the
site)
 Proficiency
test for rising 9th graders from the great state of Illinois
 B.J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper
for all subjects
Serious Links (click here)
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Last updated: 20 May 2006