Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 ... This is no Lamb ... glove is staying in the closet for a few more days ...

THE MADNESS:   Kentucky is destroying West Virginia tonight.  It's really tough to coach against big and fast.

MARSHVILLE:  Mr. S and I stopped at a chocolate store on the way home tonight.  Anything health-conscious done up to that point of the day was cancelled out in a flurry of chocolate-covered gummy bears



1.  Didn't happen
2.  Sigh.


1.  Intro to proportional activity with answer sheet
2.  Geometry assessment
3.  Ring


1.  Taking up Cow Sheet Problems
2.  Alternative methods for eq'n solving completed
3.  Introduction to Rearrangement of Formulae
4.  Ring.

Good night now.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tuesday, March 25th, 2015 ... Could I Have that Delivered by 4:30? ....

...the phrase "same-day delivery" is now officially in play ...

12/11/9 HALFDAY:  My calc-vector kids who are missing a day ... solutions to the review q's are available in the room tomorrow ... stop by.

RAPTORS UPDATE:  It's a grease fire.  Look away.



1.  Discussing drones
2.  Review for R3 test
3.  Ring


1.  Taking up HW questions from last night
2.  Practice problems with fractions
3.  Alternative techniques
4.  Ring


1.  Reviewing the Geometry Rules
2.  Introduction to Proportional Reasoning
3.  Recipes
4.  Distance/time
5.  Ring.

Good night now.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 24th, 2014 ... Someone Passed the Fruit Quiz !! ....

It's late .... right to the summary ...


1.  Bulb issues
2.  Cross Product, one brief problem
3.  Lines in R3 ... a few questions
4.  Vector, parametric and symmetric form
5.  Ring


1.  What is that shape anyways??
2.  T for the fruit victory!! 8/14
3.  Geometry test Thursday
4.  A few practice problems
5.  Ring


1.  One more "Future Crimes" story
2.  Equations with multiple denominators
3.  Practice
4.  Ring

Good night now.

Monday, March 23, 2015

March 23rd, 2015 .... Day Thirty ...

WELCOME BACK:  Nine days without math class .... I hope you made judicious use of your coping strategies ....

MARCH BREAK BOOK RECOMMENDATION:  "Future Crimes" by Marc Goodman answered a few internet-related questions that have always made me curious ...

LITERACY TEST APPROACHING:  Thursday morning classes are cancelled....only grade 10 students and those grade 11/12 students who will be writing the literacy test will be in the building....Blocks C and D will run normally.



1.  Introducing the Cross Product
2.  I dropped some ruler vectors
3.  Cross Product Practice
4.  Introductory R3 test moves to Friday
5.  Ring


1.  Polygon identification
2.  Practicing "sum of angles" problems from text
3.  Decent EQAO geometry problems
4.  Future crim5.Ring
6.  Argh.


1.  Going through the diagnostic
2.  Future crimes discussion (guest appearance Mr. D, Mr. L, Mr. V, Mrs. S)
3.  Equations with fractions
4.  We didn't quite finish
5.  There is always tomorrow.
6.  Ring.

Good night now.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 .... The Real PTI (with apologies to Mr. Tony) ...

....well, that was a full night ... first time ever without a lull ... thanks to everyone who came out!

THANKS for the dinner in between Mr. and Mrs. L!

STUDENT-TEACHER BASKETBALL TOMORROW....youth vs. experience....I hope that the Youngster is feeling spry....



1.  Taking up problem set issues
2. Can you think under pressure?
3.  Linear combinations in R3
4.  Ring


1.  Equations in geometry
2.  Fifteen fruits
3.  Multi-step equations with brackets
4.  Practice
5.  Ring


1.  Don't Panic worksheet distributed
2.  Don't Panic
3.  Ring

Good night now.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wednesday, March 11th ... Bulb Dreams Dashed ...

SMALL SAMPLE SIZE RESULTS:   grade twelve boys and girls have identical geographical knowledge

BULB ANGST:  I am too irritated to talk about this.  Shine on ancient Acer bulb, shine on.

PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS:  Six to eight pm on Thursday night ...



1.  Map quest.
2.  Perpendicular practice.
3.  Can one vector in R3 be written as a linear combination of two others?
4.  Ring.


1.  Housekeeping ... makeup test scheduled, Thursday lunch, others welcome
2.  Two step equations ... completion
3.  Riddle wrecked by M
4.  Argh.
5.  Two-step practice
6.  Type 2:  Variables on the left and variables on the right
7.  Quick practice
8.  Ring


1.  PLT practice
2.  Well done!
3.  Window practice with polygon interiors
4.  Home plate is a pentagon
5.  Gapminder part two
6.  Ring

Good night now.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March 10th, 2015 ... Rage, rage against the dying of the light ...

....if I actually remember to bring the Phillips screwdriver tomorrow, you front-rowers will need a pair of shades ....

NFL FREE AGENCY DAY 1:   Euphoria at the House of Preston as the youngest offspring's favourite team signs the top free agent cornerback

THE THIRD DIMENSIONhere is the 3D graphing website we looked at in two classes today 

PACKED HOUSE:  thank you to the 350 students who attended intramurals today ... nobody decided to take a shot at either supervisor, avoiding this type of scenario



1.  A rather lengthy discussion of last nights homework
2.  Perpendicularity and orthogonality
3.  Ring
4.  That went quickly.


1.  Chalk and EXPO MARKERS .... solving equations
2.  Please don't colour your hands with fuscha chalk
3.  Solving equations ... an intro
4.  Two-step equations .... an intro (barely)
5.  Return tests
6.  Ring
7.  Return more tests


1.  Practicing the use of ASTT, EAT and OAT
2.  Sum of the Interior Angles of a Polygon
3.  Nonagons
4.  Ring