Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 ... T-Minus 27 ... A Cold Wind Blowin' ...

...Thursday approaches ... let me know tomorrow if you are attending REDUX day 1 on Thursday ...

....the Mouse got my money ... pretty good I would have to say ... well done Spadervoice ...

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TUESDAY TALES

Mfm1p

1.  Finishing off the linear relation graphs
2.  Report card update
3.  How do the weights work?
4.  Graphs submitted
5.  Ring
6.  I didn't know this about large cats

Mpm1d

1.  Completing table/graph combos
2.  Report card update
3.  How do the weights work?
4.  Taking up the PIXAR rank
5.  Graphs for homework
6.  Ring

MCV4U

1.  Chain Rule recap
2.  Practice problems
3.  Practice with quotient/product chain combo
4.  Ring.

Good night now.

Monday, May 11th, 2015 ... T-Minus 28 ... Planning out the Future ...

THURSDAYS are the target days for retrying assessments ... if you feel like you can master material with which you previously struggled, give me ONE DAY'S NOTICE and an assessment will be waiting for you on THURS NOON (9's) or THURS AFTER SCHOOL (12's) ....

EXPT #1:  Can you win baseball games when all of your 13 pitchers are bad?  (see Blue Jays, Toronto, 2015)

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MONDAY IN THE MIRROR

Mfm1p

1.  EQAO ROC Problems (academic, even!)
2.  Examining linear relationships
3.  Ring

Mpm1d

1.  EQAO ROC Problems
2.  Taking up ROC problems
3.  Ring

MCV4U

1.  Composition of function practice
2.  The chain rule
3.  Ring

Good night now.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Friday, May 8th, 2015 ... T-Minus 29 ... Speed Studies ...

CALENDARS are coming out today, listing the schedule for the rest of the semester for 1P, 1D and MCV .... potential redux dates are listed along with EQAO dates, assessment dates and final exam dates... govern yourselves accordingly

ACCORDING TO RECENT STUDIES, THE BEST TIMES TO ENJOY A DARK ROAST COFFEE: 

1.  Tuesdays
2.  Upon waking up
3.  Before Meals
4.  While still conscious
5.  Before birth of second child (fathers only)
6.  Twilight
7.  Weekends
8.  Weekdays

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WHAT HAPPENED ON FRIDAY (other than AAOU making another 2 billion dollars)

MFM1P

1.  Rate of Change revisited
2.  Direct and Partial Variation introduced
3.  Looooooooong outfitters example
4.  Ring

MPM1D

1.  Rate of change without a grid ... completed
2.  Practice problems
3.  Ring

MCV4U

1.  Taking up product and quotient rule problems
2.  Composition of Functions ... moving toward chain rule
3.  Ring.

Good night now.


Friday, May 8, 2015

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 ...... T-Minus Thirty .....

To-Do List

1.  Find math fans
2.  Get large ice blocks for Rooms 252, 250, 248, 244
3.  Calendars for classes .... redux dates necessary
4.  Email Anthopolous about reversing that Happ-Saunders trade
5.  Watch AAOU before offspring spoil it
6.  Get more Clubhouse Vegetable Spice

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Mfm1p

1.  Hello
2.  Call to gym
3.  Goodbye

Mpm1D

1.  ROC at the windows/board
2.  Calculating ROC without a grid
3.  Here are the practice quest.....
4.  Ring
5.  Oh yeah, shortened classes
6.  Argh.

MCV4U

1.  Hello DATAKIDS
2.  Tutorial time
3.  Ring.

Good night now.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 ... Sibling Memories ...

... it's much better to just get along ...

THIS WEEKS SIGN THAT YOU ARE GETTING OLD....everyone, young and old experiences the slightly disconcerting sensation of food "going down the wrong pipe", leading to some rapid coughing and chugging of water .... yesterday, in class, this happened to me with a piece of gum...no, I didn't swallow the gum....the gum "flavour" went down the wrong pipe.... today I hope to avoid tripping over my own feet, dropping the SMARTboard markers twelve times and forgetting my own middle name

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WEDNESDAY'S CALM BEFORE THE GRADE 8 STORM:

Mfm1P:

1.  Greetings
2.  Let me welcome you with an assessment
3.  Minutes tick by
4.  Picture puzzles when complete
5.  Turtle picture
6.  Ring

MPM1D

1.  The Slowest Kid in Canada revisited
2.  Rate of Change from a diagram activity
3.  Rate of Change without a grid
4.  Child pedestrian example
5.  Ring

MCV4U

1.  Decide on f, f' and f''
2.  Product and Quotient Rule practice
3.  Ring

Good night now.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 5th, 2015 .... In Absentia ....

... it seems that you ate while the "getting was good"  (according to the notes left for me)






WHILE I WAS GONE

Mfm1P

1.  Mr. S, Mrs. P and BP initiate some Picture Graphing
2.  Some students comply
3.  I missed you
4.  Ring

Mpm1d

1.  Mr. S. initiates the Blue Car/Red Car and Bicycle Trip Activities
2.  A significant amount of BCar/RCar work was submitted
3.  A wee amount of Bicycle Trip Activities were submitted
4.  I missed you too
5.  Ring

MCV4U

1.  Independent study tasks left behind .... Double Derivatives and Distance/Speed/Time
2.  TWO!!!!
3.  Illegal food consumption ensued (apparently)
4.  You were missed as well.
5.  Ring

Good night now.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May 4th, 2015 ... Boba Fett, in case you were wondering ...

...Top 3 Star Wars Video Games ....

1.  Lego Star Wars
2.  Star Wars (Super Nintendo)
3.  Star Wars Battlefront II (submitted by the offspring)

TODAY'S STAR WARS-
RELATED CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:  none .... some of you take this "May the Fourth be With You" stuff too seriously ...


STARRY NIGHT MATH BASED LOGIC MAZE:  lunchtime activity yesterday for friendly nines ... won't run through school filters ... only two students have ever solved it ...

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MONDAY MUSINGS

Mfm1p

1.  Review for Wednesday's ROC Assessment
2.  Graphing Stories together
3.  Ring

MPM1D

1.  Listing of types of graphs studied to finish the year
2.  Rate of Change .... Distance-Time Graphs introduced
3.  The Slowest Kid in Canada Activity
4.  Questions from activity sent home
5.  Ring

MCV4U

1.  Taking up "very important problem set" problems
2.  Product and Quotient Rule Development
3.  Ring

Good night now.