Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 .... Inglish is my favrit subgekt ....

......zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.........must sleep ......



1.  Return to standard equation in R2
2.  Cartesian equation of a plane in R3
3.  Ring


1.  Find your seat
2. Futile Pythagorean video hunt
3.  The two classic pythagorean problems
4.  Practice
5.  Calendar talk
6.  Collect for formative assessment
7.  Ring


1.  Fuel consumption intro problem
2.  Take up unit pricing sheet
3.  Can you find the trios??  CFA
4.  Fuel consumption classic problems
5.  Ring

Good.  Night.  Now.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday, March 31st, 2014 ... Light in the Darkness ...

24 HOURS IN....sunshiney-bright in Room 250 ... no offensive burning smells to offend the olfactories ...

CALENDARS:  Important dates for upcoming assessments, redux dates and  final report card dates are indicated ... coming out tomorrow

EASTER CREAM EGGS:  the incredible shrinking food disease goes viral


Tuesday's Children


1.  Board work with crossing lines
2.  Some questions
3.  Vector equation of a plane
4.  Parametric equation of a plane
5.  Ring


1.  152 for an assessment
2.  Shhhhh....its a test
3.  Ring


1.  Please put away your cell phones
2.  Unit Prices ... apples, pop, juice
3.  Practice
4.  Ring

Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday, March 30th, 2015 ... Wintry Mix ....


...why did it have to be Duke??? ....

FIRST HALF MARKS:   These marks will be finalized in a couple of weeks.  Make sure to seek assistance and clear up problem areas before report cards come out!!

DATA ANALYSIS:  Yet another example of cool things that people are doing with "big data" can be found here

THANK YOU NATE SILVER:  Providing endless fodder for cheap food math class games and "out of left field" discussions, I really enjoy 538.   I am a walking test case for long-term diet soda consumption (stopped several years back after pleading from concerned family members) .... enjoyed this article.



1.  Revisiting lines in R3
2.  Discussion of four intersection scenarios
3.  Practice, practice, practice
4.  Long-forgotten pressure quiz evaluation
5.  Ring.


1.  Taking up proportion problems
2.  Celsius/Fahrenheit caution
3.  The Face Game
4.  Partial products -  an introduction to Unit Pricing
5.  Ring


1.  Three sample equations ... assessment prep
2.  The Face Game
3.  The Face Game Fails
4.  The Pythagorean Theorem ... introduction by way of the triangle inequality
5.  Ring.

Good night now.

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.