Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September 17th, 2014 .... No Doldrums at DSS

UTENSIL UPDATE:  Twelve days in ... nary a request

SLEEPYBLOG .... zzzzz .....quicksummary ...


1.  Volume of Spheres work taken up
2.  Return to the volume of prisms
3.  Classwork for the last 10 minutes
4.  Students worked
5.  This class warms my heart.
6.  Ring


1.  Even and Odd functions discussed ... illustrated
2.  ...not referring to even or odd-degree polynomials ... keep it straight
3.  Taking up problems from yesterday's practice set and test review
4.  Assessment tomorrow
5.  Yawn
6.  Ring

K Class

1.  Back to the triangle for some final practice
2.  Excellent work today
3.  Ring


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 15/16th, 2014 ... Generally Smooth Sailing .... Minor Bounces and Drags ...

UTENSIL UPDATE:  Eleven days in.  Not a single grade nine student has asked to borrow a writing utensil.  Uncharted territory.

CHARGER UPDATE:  In case you hadn't heard the Chargers beat the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks this past weekend.  This will be repeated in-blog until it becomes unshocking

ASSESSMENT WEEK:  The grade 9's have a volume test on Friday, details tomorrow ..... the grade 12's have a polynomial test on Thursday, details have already been provided



1.  Monday - Volume of Cones and Pyramids
     Tuesday - Volume of Spheres
2.  Tuesday - Cheap Food Memory challenge
3.  Monday/Tuesday - written practice
4.  Ring


1.  Mon/Tue - Factored forms of polynomials
2.  Mon - determining the x-intercepts and the degree
3.  Tue - order of zeros, creating a sketch
4.  Ring


1.  Mon -  the probability battles continued
2.  Tue - area of trapezoids and triangles
3.  Ring

Good night now.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

September 12th, 2014 ... Wear Your Colours ....

Great logo.  Great colour scheme.  Hopefully great results this past Friday night.

CHARGER UPDATE:  Speaking of great logo and colour scheme ,
the Bolts beat the Super Bowl champion Seahawks by hogging the ball for 42 minutes and holding strong for the last gasp drive

UTENSIL REQUEST UPDATE:  Nine days in ... no grade 9 student has requested a pen or pencil ...



1.  We took up a couple of cylinder questions
2.  Friday Numaro spanned the middle
3.  Where will my mark come from?
4.  Ring


1.  Differences on excel
2.  ... if excel would open ...
3.  ... patience is a virtue ...
4.  ... there we go ...
5.  Students uncover the joy of three variables and three unknowns
6.  Ring

K Class

1.  Attack, defend, repeat
2.  Stalemate after seventy-five

Did I mention that the Chargers beat the Seahawks? 

Good night now.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 11th, 2014 ... CLICK...

STORMS A COMIN' ... both water and sun(?)

.....Jays fans, don't read this ...


Eight days in.... no student has asked to borrow a pencil or pen.  Wow.



1.  Cylinders in the boiler room
2.  Get that form signed!!
3.  Calculating the volume of a cylinder.
4.  Practice problems ... four sent home
5.  Ring


1.  Back to the differences .... finding the relationship between constant differences, degree and leading coefficient
2.  Finding the equation of a quartic
3.  Assign homework problems pp. 8-9
4.  Ring


1.  Calculating the area of a triangle.
2.  Finding the riddle answer
3.  A little risk prep work

Good night now.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 10th, 2014 .... Americans Love their Emmas ...

....too little, too late Blue Jays ... 4 games back ... <sigh> ...

ON A BABY TALK Wednesday ...


1.  How popular is Mason?
2.  Solving the two type of proportions
3.  Students practice using riddle sheet
4.  Ring


1.  Baby name map quiz
2.  Summing up the polynomial function categories
3.  An initial examination of first differences
4.  Ring

K Class

1.  Can we make a square?
2.  Labelling the base and the height of a triangle
3.  Ring.

Good night now.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September 9th, 2014 ... Polynomial Influx ..... sleepy ....



1.  We took up the ratio problem sheet .... solutions are posted in the lesson links
2.  Rotten tomatoes movie game solutions and prizes
3.  Using proportions to solve tank problem
4.  Ring


1.  Off to the lab to investigate polynomial function groupings
2.  <insert technical difficulties here>
3.  argh.
4.  Brief summary back in 250
5.  Ring

K Class

1.  Sequences but no series
2.  Ring

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......good night now ...  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Monday, September 8, 2014

September 8th, 2014 ..... Charge (?) ....... was downright balmy in the classroom today ... whew ...


Chargers 17 Cardinals 12 as I type ....



1.  Rottentomatoes estimation quiz
2.  Ratio and rate introduction
3.  Ratio practice
4.  Homework assigned
5.  Ring


1.  Inverse homework taken up
2.  Polynomial function introduction
3.  Take up problems from 3U review
4.  Ring

K Class

1.  Introducing area of floors
2.  Area practice by counting, repetition and formula
3.  Calculating the area for flooring
4.  Ring

Good night now.
Go Bolts.