# Data and Statistics on Instant Replay

I wanted to share this video for two reasons. First, it is utterly fascinating. Second, he explains the statistics clearly and in an engaging way. Data and statistics are rapidly becoming a crucial topic in high school math. Students will see lots of questions on the new SAT taken from this field and will probably need to take a course in college to learn how to analyze the data in their field. The more familiar you are with reading and interpreting data displays the better.

# Registration for 2nd Semester Algebra 1 is Now Open

This year there are spots available in my algebra class for 2nd semester students. Registration is now open.

Course Title: Algebra 1- Second Semester

Web-ex time slot: Mon 1:00 PM–2:00PM EST

Cost: \$299

Required texts: UCSMP Algebra 1 (3rd edition) ISBN#9780076213863

Second semester begins on January 4th and students will be jumping in right as we begin chapter 5. There is a clean break over Christmas so it should be a smooth transition. In order to succeed they will need to have a good grasp on algebraic expressions and equations.

Topics covered will include:

Chapter 5: Division and Proportions in Algebra

Chapter 6: Slopes and Lines

Chapter 7: Exponential Growth and Decay

Chapter 8: Powers and Roots

Chapter 9: Quadratic Functions and Equations

You can find reviews and video clips from the course here. If you have concerns about your student jumping in mid-year they can take a placement test before you decide to register. Please feel free to contact me through this website if you have any additional questions.

# Codes

We’ve been working on problem solving skills in my algebra 1 class and lately that has meant creating and breaking codes. One of my students created this one and it was trickier than I expected.  Give it a try and post your comment below.

Using these 4 equation can you find x and y? In class we also did this where instead of variables we solved for shapes or even the operations themselves.