## Saturday, November 30, 2013

### Fibonacci Haiku: Personal Statements

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College
Applications
Personal Statements
Answer two prompts
What do I write about?
I need to make a good first impression
Knowing yourself is one thing, writing about yourself for a stranger is another.

## Friday, November 22, 2013

### SP#5: Unit J Concept 6: Partial Fraction Decomposition with RepeatedFactors

In order to understand how to solve this problem from Concept 6, the viewer must pay special attention to the steps taken when decomposing the fraction. Note that the powers increase for each repeated factor. Another thing that the viewer should focus on is the combining of the rows of the system. This action allows us to use the processes of elimination and substitution in order to obtain the answers for the variables. One last thing that should be recognized is the checking of the answers using the Reduced-Row Echelon Form (RREF) feature on a graphing calculator.

## Thursday, November 21, 2013

### SP#4: Unit J Concept 5: Partial Fraction Decomposition withDistinctFactors

In order to understand how to solve this problem, the viewer should pay special attention to the algebraic means of obtaining a common denominator for multiple fractions. Furthermore, they should note the steps taken to distribute and combine like terms. When decomposing a fraction, one should be aware of how the terms are separated using letters. Finally, the viewer should keep in mind the method of utilizing the Reduced-Row Echelon Form (RREF) feature to check the answer on a graphing calculator.

## Tuesday, November 19, 2013

### SV#5: Unit J Concepts 3-4: Solving Three-Variable Systems with Gaussian Elimination & Solving Non-Square Systems

In order to understand how to solve this problem, the viewer must pay special attention to the four steps of  Gaussian elimination. They are important to know, because they avoid the possibility of redundant or unnecessary work. Another thing that the viewer should take note of are the steps of checking answers using the Reduced-Row Echelon Form (RREF) feature on a graphing calculator.