Thursday, January 31, 2013

Quadratic Expressions and Binomials - what is the relationship?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Good luck to the Algebra Honors Class

I will miss teaching you this year. This is the first time in 4 years I have not taught your class! You are in great hands with Mr. Cupertino. Stop by sometime and say hi, so I can see what I am missing. :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Don't forget to post to the introduction thread. Many of you have gotten a great start on the mini web course. Nice work!

Friday, July 2, 2010


Why not start your own IGoogle. If you have a gmail account it is that much easier. You should use your gmail account strictly for educational purposes. (select another free account for online ordering and social networking) Use your gmail account to correspond to teachers, sign up for educational blogs, communicate with colleges, (this is especially handy for the college application process, by establishing a gmail account for education early, the colleges will be more familiar with you when the time comes for you to apply)

When creating your account keep in mind its purposes. Your account name should sound professional. Mine is Avoid names like, or Save those names for your other account. Try to use your whole name in your educational (professional) account. As any good marketing rep will tell you name recognition gives you a definite advantage when applying for colleges.

Happy 4th of July

Does anyone know how Fireworks get their colors, and why they make such a loud noise? Some of you may want to answer because of the explosion. So then the question really is, why do explosions make loud noises? Have fun and be safe!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Students For 2010-2011

Hello and welcome,

It is nice to see that some of you are getting a great head start. Welcome to William Sean (do you prefer to be called Sean), Michael and Anthony. I have received your first few online assessments and wanted to let you know you can take them as often as you like until you get 100%. It would be fantastic if you all started the class with an A and a solid basic knowledge of number properties. Keep in mind that the first assessment in September will be on these properties. So you all should master them before you start school. Enjoy your summer and I look forward to "seeing" you on my blog.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Congratulations -

To Mrs. Murphy's 2009-2010 Integrated Algebra Class
With all the multiple choice questions done, you have achieved a 100% pass rate. Good Work boys.

Although I must say two of you did make me hold my breath and should be thanking the math gods as you read this. (SKIN TEETH YOU!)

Have a great summer boys! See you next year. It has been a real honor and pleasure being your teacher this year.