## Algebra 2

## Overview

I have always found math to be an interesting subject. Math has an amazing way of explaining things, and the more I advance in math, the more I believe it will help expand my knowledge of memorization, while working a different part of my brain. I love how sometimes I have to memorize something and I don't exactly understand what it is for or how it works, but then by memorizing it and using it I come to understand it in a real way. The hardest part of math for me is having the patience to ponder over a question when I have tried to solve it a variety of ways and I don't understand it completely However, nothing feels better than the satisfaction of finally understanding a topic. I'm starting to see that topics I understood completely are just the beginning of bigger topics that I don't know anything about. Topics that I thought were completely unrelated are starting to come together and open up new topics, which is interesting but also a little scary when I think about how much I don't know yet!

This year I have a teacher who is new to our school. I enjoy her teaching style; it makes me think of problems in a different way that makes it both easier and more fun to learn. It is always nice having an understanding teacher that is eager to help you grow and learn.

This year I have a teacher who is new to our school. I enjoy her teaching style; it makes me think of problems in a different way that makes it both easier and more fun to learn. It is always nice having an understanding teacher that is eager to help you grow and learn.

## Conic Sections Project

The purpose of this project was for us to create an encyclopedia of Algebra 2. For this project we worked both as a group and individually. First we needed to chose what we wanted to study out of the following options: Linear Equations, Quadratic Functions, Rational Functions, Matrices, Radical Functions, Conics, Linear Programming, Exponential Functions, Logarithmic Functions, Probability and Statistics, and Polynomial Functions. In order to get a background of what we wanted to do, we interviewed people or parents about their jobs and using mathematics in their daily lives. After interviewing two people, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to focus on Conic Sections. For our final product we were required to do a presentation of our work including an artifact to show what we have learned. For my project, I created a poster and a video to explain Conics and use examples of professions that use Conics.

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## Defining Terms:

Relation:

A mapping, or pairing, of input values with output values.

Domain:

The set of input values.

Range:

The set of output values.

Function:

A relation for which each input has exactly one output. If any input of a relation has more than one output, the relation is not a function.

Linear Function:

A linear function can be written in y=mx+b and m and b are constants. The graph of a linear function is a line.

A mapping, or pairing, of input values with output values.

Domain:

The set of input values.

Range:

The set of output values.

Function:

A relation for which each input has exactly one output. If any input of a relation has more than one output, the relation is not a function.

Linear Function:

A linear function can be written in y=mx+b and m and b are constants. The graph of a linear function is a line.

## Math Exam Project

For this project we were required to create 10 problems that could contribute to the end-of-semester exam. We have accomplished chapters 1-5 in this semester, so our problems were based off what we knew. Within these ten problems, the requirements were to have one ridiculous, three hard, three medium, and three easy problems. Also three of the problems had to be from chapter 1-3 and another three from chapters 4-5. These problems had to include a matrix problem, a word problem, and problems including factoring. Here are the 10 questions I created and solved. The answers to these problems are not digital, but you can find the problems here!

## Linear Programing Project

During this independent project we were required to read pages 174-176 of our math book. Then we had to do odd problems one through nine. After we completed the book work we were required to do a linear programing problem our teacher assigned us, which was to create our own linear program problem and solve it by graphing.