Friday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27th....T-Minus 30 ... Open the Doors ....

.....speedblog.....left this really late .... err ... or early depending on your perspective

TUMBLEWEED FRIDAY:  If you roll a bowling ball down the math hallway on a Black Friday with 5 field trips will you actually hit anyone ???  Answer tomorrow.

On a Welcoming Thursday ....


1.  MST presents countries and their happiness
2.  Rate of Change Assessment
3.  Ring


1.  Transformation practice (equations included)
2.  Defining sinusoidal properties
3.  Ring

K Group

1.  Electrical charges and their effect on speed
2.  Taxation in different parts of Canada
3.  Ring.

Good night now.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 ... T-Minus 32 ... Take Care Mr. S......

....I know ... I skipped the "33 days left blog" .... growing up, my brother cheered for the insufferable Dallas Cowboys...their running back, number 33, Tony Dorsett was regaled in poster form all over his room ... the Cowboys won a lot during my youth.... my team, the woeful San Diego Chargers, always lost ... and nobody sold their posters ... I'll probably skip the "33 days left blog" until I retire ...

ASSESSMENT ALERT:   Grade 12 students will be writing their first Trig Assessment tomorrow...Grade 9 students will be writing their distance-time/ROC assessment on Thursday...Bicycle Trip activities are due on Friday


K Class

1.  Measure our 50 m speed walking, jogging and running
2.  How many times faster is sound than us?
3.  Ring.


1.  Maggie's splots
2.  Trend lines ... how to predict the future
3.  Creating a scatterplot from data by hand
4.  Ring


1.  Return to transformation face
2.  Transforming equations
3.  Ring.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Friday, November 21st...T-Minus 34 ... Finish Strong ...

....all meals prepared by Dad today ... not exactly following the 'ol Canada Food Guide I would have to admit ...

SWEETNESS was the name of the 34-bearing player on the right ...Walter Payton

REPORT CARDS went home on Friday ... grade 9's, it is time to tidy up areas of difficulty and make wise use of opportunities provided to you

Friday at a Glance

K Group

1.  Finishing in a Flash
2.  What is Mach 1.1 anyway?
3.  Supersonic speeds
4.  Ring


1.  Rise and run without the grid (or scale)
2.  Wrap-up note for ROC and d-t graphs
3.  Introduction to scatterplots using "Get the Math"
4.  Tech issues ... argh.
5.  Ring


1.  Trig Identities and Equations Intro ... taking up a few
2.  Trig identities using the Double Angle Formulas
3.  Ring.

Good night now.
Vegetables included in meals tomorrow.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday, November 20th, T-Minus 35 ... Report Card Eve ...

....congrats, Oakland ... first win in a calendar year ... sheesh...

GRADE 8's....a very attentive and friendly group today ... hope you enjoyed the day!!

FINAL BOX COUNT:   After three more boxes arrived today, the final count stands at 28 boxes.  Thank you DSS!!

An Active Thursday

K Class

1.  Dismantling the box display
2.  Flashmath
3.  Arrival of the many
4.  Ring


1.  Don't Panic (cont.)
2.  Diagnostic (ROC and point plots)
3.  Blackboard languages
4.  Blackboard ROC
5.  Ring


1.  Solving trig identities and trig equations (in radian form)
2.  Practice problems
4.  Ring.

Good night now.

November 19th, 2014 ...T-Minus 36 .... Il Neige ...


BOX DELIVERY:  Thanks to Mr. S for his help in delivering 25 shoe boxes to the drop-off centre last night.  A big thank you to all who participated in this program!

RAPTOR UPDATE:  Five Grizzlies came down with the flu and the Raptors beat a 10-1 Western Conference foe.  No word yet as to whether an attending Mr. D managed to contact the Drake.


On a chilly Wednesday ...


1.  Ring
2.  Late, noisy arrivals.  Argh.
3.  Where do all the people live?
4.  Cartesian plane plotting
5.  Rate of Change on the EQAO
6.  Ring


1.  Taking up some trig problems
2.  The final (?) battle against Team G's "dominance"
3.  Trig Equation and Trig Identity set up
4.  Visitors ... bring out the popcorn
5.  Quickgraphing
6.  Ring

K Class

1.  Help with the setup ... thanks!
2.  Visitors
3.  Ring.

Good night now.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 ... Day Four of the Forty ...

...speeding along tonight ... getting sleepy

PENULTIMATE SHOEBOX DAY:  Shoeboxes and shoebox items are due on Wednesday to Room 250 or the main office.  Don't forget!!

THIRTY-SEVEN to ZERO..... sigh .....

TOMORROW .... the eights !



1.  Clip two of baby math
2.  The Cartesian Plane, an introduction
3.  Practice riddle problems
4.  Ring


1.  Who speaks what?
2.  Taking up the addition/subtraction formulae problem
3.  Radian practice going back, back, back ...
4.  Ring

K Group

1.  Population graphs with spotty internet
2.  Sequencing ... G for the win
3.  Don't Panic!! (part 2)
4.  Ring

Good night now.

Monday, November 17th ... Day Three of the Forty

... math-talk for babies today ...

BATTLE OF NAMES...this one is for you, BC ... last night the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the woeful Tennessee Titans 27-24 in the first game in NFL History that included two starting quarterbacks whose last name totaled 26 letters (Roethlisberger vs. Mettenberger)...Steelers won .... argh.

BOX DAY T-MINUS TWO ... two days remain to get your shoebox or shoebox items into Room 250 or the main office

Monday's in the Bank

MFM1P ... Don't Panic .. followed by a good chunk of time to complete your Bicycle Trip Activity

MHF4U ... Trig Ratios calculated from other trig ratios ... plus some Match Game ...

K Class ... how big is your family??

Good night now.