**Monday, October 23:**

As a warm welcome back from our weekend, students got to work together in small groups in order to continue demonstrating their dominance over factoring quadratics with a thrilling worksheet. The answers to the work were posted in the room so that students could check their answers to be sure that their mastery had not waned over those 2 days away from class.

Factoring Polynomials Practice – Key p1 p2

**Tuesday, October 24:**

Today, students joined Mr. Moylan for a thrilling new step in our journey through polynomials. Instead of *just* factoring our expressions, we can now *solve* them too! And as we discussed, solving polynomials means finding the point(s) where it would cross the x-axis on a graph.

Solving Polynomials Completed Notes

**Wednesday, October 25:**

Wednesday was another opportunity to continue working our way through solving a handful of our polynomials, making sure that our final answers were written as coordinate points.

**Thursday, October 26:**

Students spent today working together to tackle this wonderful Solving by Factoring Worksheet (being free to skip problem 9 since it is a bit different than the others we’ve been working on). If students did not finish the sheet during class, it is homework, to be checked in at the beginning of class tomorrow.

Students can check their work using the answer keys here: Front and Back

**Friday, October 27:**

After instituting our new classroom phone policy (see post for details), and checking over the work from yesterday, Mr. Moylan and Mrs. Barbier split the class into two groups to make them more manageable and to ensure that we could get to each person’s questions during our activity today. Students saw a variety of polynomials projected onto the board in their respective classroom and had to work their way through it. Student were free to collaborate with those around them in order to come up with their final answers.

This was just one of the steps to help us prepare for our QUIZ NEXT TUESDAY, 10/31.