Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday, February 27th ... Well, February that was Fun ...Cold, but Fun ...

...it's easy to get to the blog a little earlier than usual when the Raps are losing by 31 early in the third quarter ...  

EARLY ON FRIDAY WHILE THE RAPS WERE STILL TIED ....

MCV4U

1.  Back to the classic 2D line problem
2.  Standard form of a line
3.  Taking up dot product problems
4.  Test prep
5.  Ring

MFM1P

1.  Multiplying in your head ....easier than you think
2.  Optimization .... creating rectangles that satisfy a constraint
3.  Part 1
4.  Part 2
5.  CP reminder
6.  Ring

MPM1D

1.  Quick diagnostic ... adding like terms
2.  Two more like term examples
3.  Adding polynomials
4.  Subtracting polynomials
5.  Ring

Good night (not if you are the Raptors, mind you ... 34 point deficit)  now.


Thursday, February 26th, 2015 .... The Day I Missed ....

36 LONG HOURS AGO .....


MCV4U

1.  Shadowing onto a short vector
2.  Shadowing onto a vector in the opposite direction
3.  Lots of dot product practice
4.  Ring

MFM1P

1.  Open book Pythagorean Theorem Quiz
2.  Practice problems for Monday's Closed Book Measurement Assessment
3.  Optimization Intro at the board
4.  Ring

MPM1D

1.  Adding
2.  Like
3.  Terms
4.  Is
5. Really
6.  Important
7.  Tiles for modelling
8.  Ring

It was a good night ... could have done without the late night snacking, though.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

February 25th, 2015 ... You Matter ....

...if anyone told you otherwise, they lied ... you have intrinsic value

RAPTORS UPDATE:  They still have one of their best-ever records (in a wretched 20 year history) .... but, to quote a commenter off ESPN the other night, DD is making me "not like basketball" anymore .... for the love of all things decent, DD, the 18 foot jumper went out with NBA short shorts ten years ago .... watch some Spurs tape ...

ON A COLD WEDNESDAY AFT ....


MCV4U

1.  Dot
2.  Product
3.  Overload
4.  Ring

MFM1P

1.  Composite area practice
2.  Late kid
3.  Late kid
4.  Late kid with food
5.  Late kid
6.  Sheesh
7.  Pathway education
8.  Taking up a cat picture problem
9.  Gapminder technical issues
10.  Ring

MPM1D

1.  Algebra intro
2.  Cheap food vacancy
3.  Terms and degrees .... the first two skills
4.  Tests returned
5.  Ring

Good night now.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February 24th, 2015 ... Gravity does all the Work ...

...let's dispense with the preamble....I have to wake (and rewake) a couple of bodies....

TALES OF A TUESDAY

MCV4U

1.  TV dimensions....1E2V or 2E2V
2.  Dot Product, the introduction
3.  Ring


MFM1P

1.  Gravity
2.  Taking up composite figure perimeter questions
3.  Composite figures with area explored
4.  Letterman and the gravity test
5.  Practicing comp figure areas with a sail
6.  Ring

MPM1D

1.  Assessment #1
2.  Substitution practice
3.  Paint by Pictures
4.  Ring

Good night now. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

February 23rd, 2015 ... I Wonder if I have a Block Heater ...

....heavy DSS Wool sweaters go on sale tomorrow....

RAPTORS UPDATE:   ugh

GOOD ADVICE:  don't type your blogs after midnight....you'll say something inane or non-sensical...I'm taking it


BRIEF REVIEW OF A FROZEN LUNDI:

MCV4U

1.  Finding mystery vectors with magnitude clues
2.  Unit vectors
3.  Cup concerns
4.  Dot product in physics
5.  Ring.
6.  Sigh.

MFM1P

1.  The Pythagorean Theorem for perimeters
2.  Composite figures and perimeters
3.  ...forgot the MovieQuiz again ...
4.  argh.
5.  Composite figure text problems
6.  Ring

MPM1D

1.  Taking up rational number problems
2.  Number Stuffer
3.  Ring.

Good.   Night.  Now.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

February 20th, 2015 ... I Must be Due ....

REALLY, WHAT IS MORE ENTERTAINING... winning the occassional free java, or challenging the laws of probability and losing 16 times in a row?

MY FIRST VISIT TO MARKHAM THIS WEEKEND...nothing mathematical to report.  It did have a lot of "Second Cup" locations though, rivalling Tim Hortons and Starbucks.  I like coffee.

IF YOU LIKED MAZES AS A KID ....check this out.  I suppose if you like mazes now it would be ok too.  Some of you probably think of yourselves as "kids" still also, in which case following the link makes even more sense...I guess I should warn you..if it's EASY mazes that you like, I wouldn't bother ...


FRIDAY, WHAT WAS IT LIKE ANYWAYS?

Pretty good.

MCV4U

1.  Linear Combinations of Vectors in Cartesian Form
2.  (many colours required)
3.  Lots
4.  Of
5.  Practice
6.  Ring.

MFM1P

1.  We had a lot of help today.
2.  Pythagorus was all about the squares
3.  Four Pythagorean Theorem practice problems
4.  Collect for assessment
5.  EQAO practice
6.  Ring.

MPM1D

1.  Substituting into an algebraic expression
2.  Practice problems #10 and 14 from the exponent rule section
***Test announced for Tuesday...Review problems distributed***
3.  EQAO practice
4.  Thanks Mr. B
5.  Ring

Good night now.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

February 19th, 2015 ... "Dirty Gold" Makes Its First SMART appearance ....

...GREAT opening assessment marks in 1P today ... nicely done

EXTRA, EXTRA!!!  STUDENT READS HORRIBLE PUN "PUNCHLINE" OUT LOUD IN 1D TODAY....FEELING OF DESPONDENCY AND MALAISE SWEEPS OVER CLASS ...

The NBA returned from its hiatus tonight....Raps back in business tomorrow (in ATL!!!)

...I'm sleepy...going to the summary before I write something inane.


THURSDAY IN REVIEW

MCV4U

1.  Free food tie
2.  Cartesian Vectors ... the basics
3.  Basic, but lengthy
4.  Ring

MFM1P

1.  Return solid set of quizzes
2.  Testing for a 90 degree angle
3.  The two main types of Pythagorean problems explored and practiced (briefly)
4.  Cheap food and movie percentages
5.  Ring.

MPM1D

1.  Honourable mentions and CFQ winners
2.  Power of a power
3.  Practice with the three exponent rules
4.  Sighing and yawning.
5.  Argh.
6.  Multi-step power problems explored
7.  Probability tangent involving SHAQ, bases of 0.5 and Tim Hortons luck(?)
8.  Ring

Good night now....and I mean now.