Mr. Burke's Math Page

A Resource for Students and Parents

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Welcome to all my new Algebra and Geometry students. This class page is open to everyone. Homework and assignments can be posted here along with other resources. There is a static page, which means it only changes when I update it. You cannot write on it. If you need to contact me, you can use the class blog.

THE CLASS BLOG

In the past, before we had Pupil Path, we had a class weblog.
I haven't updated it because students were not using it, and it was taking too much of my time to maintain it. If students want to participate in class in this manner, I will use it again.

The new site is http://nycedtech.com/cburke/. All the old messages and pictures have been copied over there.

THIS IS YOUR PAGE, TOO!

If you have anything that you would like to post on this page, or if you would like to help redesign this site, let me know. I can use, and would appreciate, the assistance. Thank you.

Mr. Burke's Schedule

If you need to find me, this is my current schedule of classes for Spring 2012:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(234*) 239 239 239 (239*) 239 239 239 239

Here is the Integrated Algebra Term 2 - Calendar of Lessons.
Here is the Geometry - Calendar of Lessons.
There may be some modifications to come.



Mr. Burke's Weblog for all classes
(Good responses are worth extra credit on your next test.)


Homework Grading Policy


Unit Price Video
You can make a video like this for extra credit, and I can help you film it and edit it. Take a look.

Wolfram Alpha
This math site can answer a lot of questions you might have.
For example: 4x - 9 = 23.
Use it wisely, and learn how to solve the problems. Don't copy them.

Mathwords.com is an online dictionary of math terms.


Refdesk.com is an online reference desk, good for help with all of your subjects.


Send an email message to Mr. Burke. Please include your name and class in the message.










Algebra

Friday, April 27, 2012

Homework: Rewrite equations in slope-intercept form.State the slopes of each line AND whether lines are parallel, perpendicular or NEITHER.

1. y = x + 5
x + y = 2

2. y = 2x + 2
x - 2y = 10

3. y = 3x - 5
3x + y = 7

4. y = x + 4
8x + 4y = 12

Do all three parts for each problem!


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet.
Rewrite equations in slope-intercept form. State the the slopes. Answer the question: are they parallel?

If the slopes are the same, then the lines are parallel. If the slopes are different (one positive, one negative or two different numbers, for example), then the lines are NOT parallel.

Don't forget to simplify fractions!

Students were allowed to finish the worksheet for homework.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet was a review of writing linear equations in slope-intercept form from the information given.

Homework: This worksheet on parallel lines. Fill in the tables and graph the lines on the same graph.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Homework: Rewrite equations in slope-intercept form. State the slopes of each line AND whether or not the lines are parallel.

1. y = x + 3
x + y = 2

2. y = x + 5
2x + 2y = 10

3. y = 3x - 2
y - 3x = 2

4. y = -2x + 4
8x + 4y = 12


Monday, April 23, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet

Students were allowed to finish the worksheet for homework.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet

Students were allowed to finish the worksheet for homework.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet

Students were allowed to finish the worksheet for homework, but that should not have been necesary.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Homework:


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Homework: STUDY for tomorrow's exam.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Homework: Homework: Find the slope of the lines containing these pairs of points:

1. (3, 2) and (4, 6)

2. (5, 1) and (7, -7)

3. (2, 2) and (5, 5)

4. (1, 2) and (5, 4)


Monday, April 2, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet with six linear equations to graph.

Homework: Extra Credit:


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Classwork: Fill in Tables of Values for each of these equations and graph them on graph paper.
2x + y = 10
y = x - 6
2x + 3y = 12

Homework: Fill in the tables and GRAPH them on your paper.
Include the Tables on your homework paper.
x + y = 6
y = 1/2 x
2x + y = 8


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet.

Homework: For each linear equation, come up with 4 ordered pairs, which are solutions.
ex. 2x + y = 10 ans (0, 10), (1, 8), (2, 6), (3, 4)

1. x + 2y = 12

2. y = 2x

3. x = 3

4. y = x + 1

Ask Mr. Burke for copies of these worksheets.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Classwork: Glencoe Practice Worksheet 8-3: Ordered Pairs, p 73.

Homework: Glencoe Practice Worksheet 8-4: The Coordinate System, p 74.

Ask Mr. Burke for copies of these worksheets.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Students received a small sheet of paper with the following two questions:

1. If pencils are 10 cents and pens are 25 cents, what are all the possible combinations of pencils and pens you can buy for EXACTLY $1.00.@

2. Together, Sam and Janet are nine years old. What are the possible ages for each child?


Monday, March 19, 2012


Friday, March 16, 2012


Wednsday, March 14, 2012

Study for tomorrow's test.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Monday, March 12, 2012


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Worksheet with six problems: Division of Algebraic Fractions. If you didn't get a copy, see Mr. Burke.


Algebra

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Monday, March 5, 2012


Friday, March 2, 2012

Literacy Across the Curriculum:

Write a 100-word essay: Copy the problem below and explain in one hundred words the steps you have to take to combine and simplify the fractions.

If you are short and you need more words, pick another problem that we did in class and explain that one, too. You should be able to get to 100 words easily. TEST THURSDAY


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TEST THURSDAY
Topics: Quadratic equations and algebraic fractions


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.


Monday, February 27, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.


Friday, February 17, 2012

ENJOY YOUR VACATION!
And don't forget to do your assignment and have it ready when we get back!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Wednesday: Study for the TEST on Thursday!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

First Day of Class!

Tell me that you came to this webpage, or write a message on the blog, for your first extra credit assignment.

Assignments are NEVER this easy, so take advantage of it.


Geometry

Friday, April 27, 2012

Homework: Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf:

  1. Under translation T4, -3, where is the image P' of P(-1, 2)?
  2. Under translation T5, 4, where is the image Q' of Q(3, 3)?
  3. Under what translation is R'(5, 1) the image of R(1, -2).
  4. What is the reflection of the point (1, 5) in the x-axis?
  5. What is the reflection of the point (-3, 4) in the y-axis?
  6. What is the reflection of the point (2, -3) in the origin?
  7. What is the reflection of the point (6, 2) in the line y=x?


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet on Reflections in Geometry.

Homework: This Regents worksheet on Reflections in Geometry.



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet on Reflections in Geometry.

Homework: This Regents worksheet on Reflections in Geometry.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet on locus of points.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet on locus of points.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Homework:


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Classwork: This review worksheet for tomorrow's exam.
If you have problems opening the file, please, see Mr. Burke for a copy.

Homework: STUDY for tomorrow's test.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet.
If you have problems opening the file, please, see Mr. Burke for a copy.

Homework:


Monday, April 2, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet.
If you have problems opening the file, please, see Mr. Burke for a copy.

Homework:Finish the worksheet if it wasn't finished in class. (And it should have been.)


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet.
If you have problems opening the file, please, see Mr. Burke for a copy.

Homework: Finish the worksheet, if you didn't hand it in at the end of class.
Don't forget to hand it in. Classwork assignment are worth more than homework assignments!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet.
If you have problems opening the file, please, see Mr. Burke for a copy.

Homework: Finish the worksheet, if you didn't hand it in at the end of class. Do the fraction problems. They are important.
Don't forget to hand it in. Classwork assignment are worth more than homework assignments!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet.
If you have problems opening the file, please, see Mr. Burke for a copy.

Homework: Extra Credit


Monday, March 26, 2012

Classwork: This worksheet.

Students were allowed to finish the worksheet for homework.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Study for tomorrow's test.


Friday, March 16, 2012


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Print out this worksheet.


Monday, March 12, 2012


Thursday, March 8, 2012

GG 72: Equations of Circles. Worksheet with four Regents exam questions, identifying the equation of a circle from a picture of its graph.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

1. Identify the center and the radius of the circle with the equation
(x + 3)2 + (y - 1)2 = 81

2. Identify the center and the radius of the circle with the equation
(x - 7)2 + (y - 2)2 = 25

3. Write the equation of the circle with a radius of 4 and its center at (-2, 4)

4. Write the equation of the circle with a radius of 2 and its center at (3, -5)


Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Monday, March 5, 2012

In class, we started a worksheet, entitled "Practice 7-5: Proportions in Triangles". There was a lot of work, so part of it will count as a class grade and part will be graded as homework.


Friday, March 2, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TEST THURSDAY
Topics: Similar triangles, midsegments, proportions, right triangle altitude theorem.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Get a copy of the Midsegment worksheet from Mr. Burke.
The front of the worksheet will be graded as classwork. The back of the worksheet will be graded as homework.

This assignment cannot be uploaded. Please, pick up a copy.

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.


Monday, February 27, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Friday, February 17, 2012

ENJOY YOUR VACATION!
And don't forget to do your assignment and have it ready when we get back!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Wednesday: Study for the TEST on Thursday!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the Class blog.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

First Day of Class!

Tell me that you came to this webpage, or write a message on the blog, for your first extra credit assignment.

Assignments are NEVER this easy, so take advantage of it.




Homework Grading Rubric


All homework will receive one of the following grades:
E 5 EXCELLENT
Exemplary work that goes above and beyond what was expected
Procedure is correct and all details are shown in work
All problems are completed, labeled correctly with page and problem numbers and no errors
Correct answers are circled, underlined or boxed
Solution is accompanied by a sentence
G 4 GOOD
Majority of problems are solved correctly
Work is shown but missing minor details
Examples are not labeled with page and problem numbers
S 3 SATISFACTORY
Procedure resembles solution
Contains 2 or more mistakes
Examples are not labeled with page and problem numbers
N 2 NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Attempted procedure resembles solution
Procedure contains many errors or is incomplete
Examples are not labeled with page and problem numbers
U 1 UNSATISFACTORY
Directions not followed
Incomplete (not attempting some problems or problems are not finished)
Major mistakes
Sloppy or unclear
0 0 Homework was not done at all