Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wednesday, October 7th ... The Last Run ...


     If you created a number of randomly-generated rectangles, measured their perimeter and area and plotted the point (P,A) for each rectangle, would you notice a pattern/trend in the graph?

Answer:    Pending

KUDOS to Mr. S and Mr. L for breathing life into the school website ... looks good!!

We were somewhat busy from Monday - Wednesday ... 

4U ...we closed down solutions to polynomial equations on Monday, followed by a couple of days of inequality preparation ... the Images Competition finally had some closure (Sadly a tie) ... Prime Numbers took centre stage today along with flawed conclusions ... I'll miss you tomorrow

1P ... Optimization Problems formed the bookends around Tuesday's final measurement evaluation ... our numbers were small but the effort was strong ... today was especially productive with an exploration of Perimeter/Area followed by the In-Class "Down By The Bay" activity ... maybe I'll see you guys when I get back tomorrow ...

KClass...discussions of capacity and volume dominated this week's classes ... videoclips involved more chopping and a demo of Archimedes Principle ... 

Good night now.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 ... BRGW ....

WELL DONE ....pep rally organizers, nice job of bringing the energy!!


1.  MFM1P Measurement Test on Tuesday
2.  Sr. Girls Basketball versus Caledonia on Tuesday
3.  Sr. Girls Bball practice on Monday
4.  Commencement/Undergrad Assembly Friday
 Before the weekend ...

4U .... division of polynomials led to factoring of cubics by applying the factor theorem which led to the solving of polynomial equations ... story continues Monday ...

1P ... Composite Figure Perimeter and Areas brought Friday to a close ... Number Stuffer Annual Challenge took centre stage on Friday ... Major Unit Assessment to come on Tuesday ... students sent home with review problems ...

KMath ... foodmath continued with excel tallying of proteins, carbs, etc. ...

Good night now.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 ... Season's Eve ....

JR. and SR. Girls begin their basketball season Thursday at 3:30 against Hagersville SS (Sr. Girls first, followed by Jr. Girls) in the main gym ... seniors will be released at 2:50 ...

The Blue Jays did this last night for the first time in 22 years ...

... I am seriously running out of time here ... onto the synopsis ...

Wednesday Happened


1.  Taking up poly division problems (missing terms)
2.  Practice, practice, practice
3.  Patrick's floating hand
4.  More practice
5.  Ring


1.  Composite figures ... the basics
2.  Students work on three (25 minutes)
3.  Problems taken up
4.  Ring


1.  Chop, chop
2.  Food Math continues
3.  Guiding news
4.  Chop, chop
5.  Thanks GT
6.  Ring.

Good night now.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 ... Today, we Weighed Cheap Food ....

CAN YOU BUY THESE IN CANADA??? .... what's next, cookie-dough flavoured M&M's? ... Easter Creme Toasted Coconut donuts from Tim Horton's ... does Mr. Christie think that he can simply throw together any combination of Oreos + classic-candy we-all-love and expect us to go running willy-nilly to the store to buy it?

WOW, It's Late ... The First Two Days of the Week involved ....


1.  Rate of Change review
2.  Transformation Face - transformed equations
3.  Introduction to Division of Polynomials
4.  Ring
5.  Division of Polynomials and the Remainder Theorem
6.  Ring


1.  Practicing the Pythagorean Theorem
2. Introduction to Composite figures
3.  Ring
4.  Diagnostic Test
5.  Pythagorean questions taken up
6.  Ring


1.  Looking at the Canada Food Guide
2.  Ring
3.  Weighing some food
4. Ring

Good night now.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Friday, September 25th, 2015 ... Day of the Villainous ...

...may the "best" team win may not apply here ...

TABLOID DAY RESULTS:  Team Venom apparently did not plac aesthetically or competitively ... its in the eye of the beholder, I suppose ... no one else brought a flag

CHARGERS ARE WOEFUL AGAIN ... it's too bad, I was getting used to the air of competency ... could be worse I suppose ... could be a Niners fan

The Last Couple of Days ...

4U ... first major assessment completed on Thursday ... Friday a bit of a wash with everyone excused for tabloid day ... back to business Monday ...

K ... Thursday involved finding a "dream" meal, including the image of a meal online and breaking it down into its nutritional components ... Friday an activity was left with the students involving the Canada Food Guide

1P ... We have spent a couple of days on the Pythagorean Theorem ... more practice is to follow on Monday, followed by an introduction to composite figures

Good night now.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 ... But Sir, We Don't Use Fax Machines Anymore ....


1.  You cannot figure out how to successfully send a fax.
2.  You are trying to send a fax.
3.  Students are helping you plug cables into your laptop.

4U Evaluation Week ... don't forget polynomial assessment followed by assignment due date of Fri3:00

Wednesday in the Rear-View 


1.  Taking up question 11 (creating a polynomial from a listing of x-intercepts)
2.  Time to work on assignments and complete review
3.  Ring.


1.  Path completion activity.
2.  Ring

1P Math

1.  Taking up sphere work
2.  Students receive solutions to cone/pyramid questions.
3.  How to find the missing side of a triangle.
4.  Ring.

Good night now.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 ... Pictures of a Man Named Bailey ...

....(yawn) .... really sleepy... abbreviated speedblog

Tuesday Tales


1.  Three final topics covered before Thursday's assessment:  families of polynomials, orders of intercepts and leading coefficient discovery from factored form.
2.  Homework questions explored
3.  Picture games
4.  Visit from Mrs. M
                                5.  Ring.


1.  Dissecting my Friday meal into its component nutritional parts
2.  Train games.
3.  Ring.


1.  Picture games
2.  Volumes of spheres
3.  Teacher has been reading basketball boxes incorrectly for years
3.  Practice problems
4.  Ring

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