From this page, you can connect to various links that will help you to be successful as you work through the course.
Date  Announcements 
May 2  
April 23  
April 16  NOTE: Due Date EXTENSION for Stats Independent Study Unit (textbook Questions) ==> Friday, April 20 for all 3 BLOCKS 
April 10  You will require ecopies of the textbook which you can access as follows: Go through the Portal, to Student Resources => then to the High School folder => then Mathematics folder => then Textbook folder => then copy the myp5plus2ed textbook Due Date for Stats Independent Study Unit (textbook Questions) ==> Friday, April 20 for all 3 BLOCKS 
Mar 29  
Mar 16  The next assessment has been set. You have a TRIG EXAM coming up on Wednesday, March 28/Thursday, March 29. The EXAM will cover triangle trig, trig functions (sinusoidal functions) and analytical trig. If you are starting your Spring Break early (AAARRRGGGHHHH!?!?!?), you MUST write the exam BEFORE you leave as NO ONE will be allowed to write the exam AFTER the Spring Break. Here are some review links to the Nelson textbook chapters as well as SUGGESTED review questions: The Chapter 5 Review material (sinusoidal functions Q5,13,14,17,26,27,30,32,33 and analytical trig Q6,8,35,36,38,40). The answers are linked here. If you work through the Chap 5 Review Test, do Q7,8,9,10. Answers are linked hereThe Chapter 6 Review material (triangle trig Q1,2,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12 as well as analytical trig Q13,14,15,16,17. The answers are linked here. If you work through the Chap 6 Review Test, do Q1,2,3,4a,8,9. Answers are linked here Here is another review option, from our Haese and Harris textbook. Answers are included on the final page 
Mar 7  The next assessment has been set and the details are now posted. You (and your partner if you wish) may start thinking about the assessment guidelines & details. You have one class period to work on it (Friday). Here is a link to the assessment rubric. The "report" is due on Monday before 7:30 am for all 3 classes. 
Mar 2  The next assessment has been set and decided upon. We will do it on Friday, Mar 9. It will cover our work in Lessons 38 & 39. 
Feb 10  For Monday's/Tuesday's inclass Problem Solving Assessment, you MAY work in pairs, if you wish. You may also work individually, should you so choose!! 
Feb 2  FOR BLOCK D HOMEWORK (especially if you think you would like to watch ISM & Rugby !!!!!! "i.e. I need 100% buyin "Watch these videos and record examples for HW 
Jan 18 
Our next assessment/quiz will be on Friday, Jan 20 and will cover Function Transformations only => Lessons 29 and 30. Here are 2 review links ==> Worksheet #1 and Worksheet #2. You can skip Q6 Additionally, here some are videos that you can view to help study. Record video notes if you use this method for studying: #1) Horizontal And Vertical Graph Stretches and Compressions, #2) Horizontal and Vertical Graph Transformations, #3) Graphing Using Graph Transformations  Example 1; #4) Graphing Using Graph Transformations  Example 2 
Jan 12 
On line programs to help you understand transformations by PLAYING with them!!! Transforming Periodic Functions Transforming a Simple Semi circular function 
Jan 9 
Our nest assessment/quiz will be on Friday, Jan 20 and will cover Function Transformations only => Lessons 29 and 30 
Dec 12 

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Nov 30 
A couple of hints for your writing assignment re. solution to the Piecewise Investment question from Lesson 25, Day 3 : Does your paper have a brief (23 sentence) intro? Does your table have a one/two sentence intro? Does it have a title? Does your graph have a one/two sentence intro? Does it have a title? Does any algebra you show have a one/two sentence intro? Does your paper have a brief (23 sentence) conclusion/summary at the end As you write, what audience are you writing for? Are you writing for a Math teacher? Are you writing this report for an investor? 
Nov 28 
The Functions Quiz will be on Friday for BLOCK GH classes and on Monday for the BLOCK D class. Please review your lesson notes and complete any inclass examples that we did not finish in class. Watch the linked videos if you need help or get confused. The solution to the Piecewise Investment question from Lesson 25, Day 3 will be written up in a FORMAL writeup and will be submitted on Friday for the D BLOCK class and BLOCK GH classes have the option for a Friday submission or a Monday submission. Please note: you are only required to answer the word problem on the front, not the two problems on the back of the lesson notes. Please complete any late/missing HW assignments and submit to me 
Nov 15 
AFTER YOUR CLASS HAS WRITTEN THE UNIT TEST, complete the following HW => here is a link to the video homework. You will watch the 4 videos and record ALL worked examples and list any questions/concerns/things you don't get . My suggestion is watch 2 videos each night. NOTE to D BLOCK Class: you have an option for tomorrow's HW. Either complete your notes on the videos or work through the textbook HW I assigned to the GH BLOCK class (see HW link) 
Nov 11 
A reminder that you should download the quadratics take home assignment. It is due on tuesday (although you may submit it on Monday, so that you can study on Monday evening). The link to the assignment ==> follow this link to the Assignments page 
Nov 7 
You should start some studying for your test/assessments on Quadratic Relations. Here are some review suggestions: Here is a SUMMARY OF KEY IDEAS sheet for you to complete. Here is the same resource as a WORD doc. Here are review exercises from Nelson 10, Chap 3. Try Q3,6ce,7c,9,10,14def,15,16eh,17c,19,20 Here are review exercises from Nelson 10, Chap 4. Try Q1b,2b,4a,5,6c,9asc,11,14,17aefh,18,19 Another Review Exercise from Ms. Kopp's class is linked here, as are the answers. These files are WORD docs. 
Nov 4 
NOTE the change in the test date for our current unit on Quadratic Equations. The test/assessment will happen on Tues/Wed Nov 15/16. Make WISE use of this extra time for PRACTICING your skills and developing your understanding of the concepts in this unit 
Oct 21 
To keep your SKILLS current as you go on HOLIDAY & forget all your math skills (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!), I have posted some videos and review options for your practice when you get BORED of holidaying & merry making!!!!! Do TRY and have a good break and TRY not to miss MATH CLASS too much!!!

Oct 15 
But, soft, what light through yonder window breaks ..... It is the WEEKEND HOMEWORK postingeth. For thoseth involved in the PLAYeth, completeth thee the homework at thy convenience (unless Romeo dies at the end of the play, in which case I have no other choice but to exact the Montague's revenge and double your homework!!!!!) I do bite my thumb, sir!!

Oct 12 
D BLOCK CLASS ==> Hey, maybe I'll even give a POP QUIZ based on Friday  Factoring Quadratics

Oct 4 
FOR G BLOCK CLASS => COME PICK UP YOUR TAKE HOME ASSIGNMENT FROM ME ASAP!!!!!!!! If you have decided not to come by and collect your assignment outline, use this one linked here. Assignment STILL due Thursday, Oct 6th!!!

Sep 28 
Our next "mini" quiz will be on Monday, Oct 3 (BLOCK D) or Tuesday, Oct 4 (BLOCK GH). It will cover all concepts related to the rules of exponents and working with negative and zero exponents. You may practice with questions from the Nelson Text, Chap 1.10, Q1,3,5 or from the following 2 links: an easier one from KutaSoftware and this harder one from KutaSoftware. Additionally, here are some video links to help prepare for the Exponential Take Home Assignment: Link #1 and here is Link #2

Sep 23 
For those of you who missed class today due to the GEO trip, those in class worked through Lesson 12  Algebra of Exponential Equations: Rational Exponents & Rules of Exponents. The link to InClass Worksheet #1 from Nelson 11 Q1,2,3,4,9 and then Worksheet #2 from Nelson 11, Q1,3,5. I recommend that you look them over/try some over the next week or so.

Sep 14 
An excellent REVIEW/INVESTIGATION opportunity is from MyMaths.co.uk Our login is: ismanila and the password is: adding Once logged in, go to the "Algebra" tab, then from the new menu select "Graphs" and from the new submenu that appears, select "Exponential Graphs". Finally, select "Lesson" and follow the lesson.

Sep 9 
Spend some time working on your Mini Project. Here again is the link to the rubric Secondly, go to Khan Academy and login to create your account. Once you log on, you will go to the bottom of the page and in the "add a coach" option, you will add mrsantowski@gmail.com

Sep 6 
UNIT 2 Mini Project assigned: Wage Earners. Follow ASSIGNMENT link for details

Sep 2 
Spend approx. 45 minutes this weekend working through questions from Nelson 10 Textbook, pages 51,52,61,62,94,95,103,104 and work through problems for which you have equations already written from today's in class equation writing session. I would expect 810 questions done. NOTE: This HW will be SUBMITTED TO ME for GRADING and CAN BE USED TO REPLACE YOUR GRADE from Friday's HW submission Solutions may be presented algebraically, graphically (include sketches and window settings, or numerically (copy out partial data table)

Sep 1  For BLOCKS D & G & H classes, HW is posted  Lesson 8 on applying linear systems. This HW will be HANDED IN FOR GRADING If you are UNABLE to come up with an equation, TRY OTHER STRATEGIES!! As a last resort, YOU MAY GUESS & CHECK, provided you show some of your guesses & checks. REMEMBER, I am more interested in PROCESS than the correct answers

August 31  For BLOCK G & H classes, HW is the Lesson 7 HW (highlighted in YELLOW. BLOCK D new HW is posted  Lesson 8 on applying linear systems. This HW will be HANDED IN FOR GRADING

August 25  For BLOCK G & H classes, NO HW TONIGHT  (technical issues!!!!) BLOCK D HW remains as posted  solving linear systems graphically

August 18  I have posted a Binder Check List. As you prepare for Mon/Tues test, please organize your binders so that they can be checked on TEST DAY

August 16  I have posted a Objectives Mastery survey. As you prepare for Mon/Tues test, please complete it so that I can see which Unit Objectves we need to emphasize as we review

August 16  Date for first test is now set ==> Monday/Tuesday August 22/23

August 10  After completing the HW, complete this survey

August 10  My attempt on the IWB to write out a solution for Sec 5E.1, p122, Q7b

August 5  Download an ecopy of the textbook. Go through the Portal, to Student Resources => then to the High School folder => then Mathematics folder => then Textbook folder => then finally copy the myp5plus2ed pdf textook

August 1  Welcome to Integrated Math 2. I hope you have a great year!! I look forward to working with you this year!
