Algebra  Web-­‐Exercise     Read  the  following  article:  Washington  Post  Business  &  Economy  -­‐  Requiring   Algebra  in  High

 School.  Answer  the  following  questions  based  on  the  above  article.       1. Algebra  II  is  the  leading  predictor  of  ______________________________________________.   a. Why  do  you  think  this  is  the  case?             2. What  is  Achieve,  and  what  is  its  goal?               3. Why  do  you  think  the  top  tier  jobs  were  held  by  people  who  had  taken   Algebra  II,  based  on  what  you  have  learned  in  this  class  so  far?               Answer  the  following  questions  based  on  Salaries  for  Jobs  Requiring  Math:     1. What  is  the  highest    paying  job  in  this  list,  and  why  do  you  think  it  pays  more   than  the  others?             2. Does  the  word  mathematician  seem  vague  to  you?  What  do  you  think  a   mathematician  does,  based  on  the  article?                    

Go  to  How  to  Study  Math,  and  answer  the  questions  provided.     1. What  is  the  main  reason  you  need  to  keep  up  with  math  to  succeed  in  it?         2. How  can  you  keep  from  falling  behind?         3. How  can  studying  in  a  small  group  be  beneficial?         4. Do  you  think  studying  in  a  large  group  could  be  a  good  or  bad  thing?  Explain.           5. How  much  time  should  you  spend  on  math  outside  of  class?         6. What  do  you  think  would  be  a  good  way  to  make  sure  you  are  spending   enough  time  on  math  outside  of  class?           Lastly,  I  want  you  to  see  how  you  can  use  a  graphing  calculator  to  help  you   understand  math,  and  to  check  your  answers.  Beware  of  the  difference  between   checking  and  cheating…Graphing  Calculator  Topic     1. Did  this  link  help  you?  If  so,  how?         2. Which  methods  of  graphing  would  you  find  helpful,  and  in  which  situation   would  you  use  each  of  the  methods  described?