# MT12/2 Journal

2.  What is the quadratic formula?

3.  What does +- mean?

1.  Why do we set quadratic equation =0?

2.  Does a quadratic equation ALWAYS have to have 2 different roots?

3.  Do the roots of a quadratic equation have to be integers?

Journal Entry 9/21: Factor Trinomials

1.  What are the steps to factor trinomials?

2.  Ms. Varano factored x2+5x-4 as (x+4)(x+1) because 4(1)=4 and 4+1=5.  Do you agree with Ms. Varano?           Explain why or why not.

Journal Entry 9/17: Factor Polynomials

1.  How do you factor “difference of perfect squares”?

2.  Explain why a factor has to be common to all parts of a polynomial to pull it out.

3.  Factor completely 8x3-18x

Journal Entry 9/16:  Equations with inequalities

1.  What is different when solving inequalities?

2.  Explain the “thumbs up, thumbs down” method.

Journal Entry 9/15:  Unit 1 Pretest

1.  What standards were easiest for me?

2.  What standards were hardest for me?

3.  What are the steps for solving absolute value equation?

Journal Entry 9/13:  Why are goals important?

1.  Why are goals important?

2.  Why should I evaluate my goals often?

3.  What is my math goal for this year?