From this page, you can connect to various links that will help you to be successful as you work through the course.


Announcements
Feb 23

To remind you, I have created our turnitin.com account. The class name & our class id number & our password are on the facebook page

Your e-copies of the assignment must be submitted by 23:59pm onThursday, March 24, so please submit as soon as possible. Your paper copies MUST be handed in to me by 3:00pm on the same Thursday, March 24. Please remember ==> 11/12 size font (times new roman preferred), two sided, all margins of 2.5 cm/1 inch, line spacing should be 1.5


Feb 23

To follow up our discussion of the "Monty Hall Problem", here is video of a Let's Make a Deal episode


Jan 17

ASSESSMENT DATES SEM 2:

Jan 21 - IA Draft #1

Feb 4 - FINAL Draft IA

Feb 22 - FINAL SUBMISSION of EXPLORATION

Jan 28 - Quiz

Feb 17 - Unit TEST - Vectors

Mar 13 - Quiz

Mar 31 - Unit TEST - Stats & Prob


Nov 18

A couple of possibly helpful links to pass along:

IB Math Videos dealing with complex numbers at http://ibvodcasting.com/category/topic/ib-mathematics-hl/algebra/complex-numbers

Math videos on Complex Numbers from mathmatsu at https://mathmatsu.wordpress.com/ch15-complex-numbers/


Nov 16

REMINDER: A second important date to pass along ==> Saturday, Nov 21 will be our second weekend IA (Exploration) Session (from 2pm - 5pm) and thus your second update on the IA will be submitted on Sunday, Nov 22


Oct 31

Your SECOND UNIT TEST will happen on Sunday, Nov 8 and will assess your understanding of Sequences, Series (Syllabus Topics 9.1, 9.2, 9.6). As such, I will schedule a Review Session for either Fri, Nov 6 or Sat, Nov 7, depending on your schedules.

A second important date to pass along ==> Saturday, Nov 14 will be our second weekend IA (Exploration) Session and thus your second update on the IA will be submitted on Sunday, Nov 15

To prepare, suggested exercises will be posted shortly.


Sep 14

Your FIRST UNIT TEST will happen on Monday, Sept 20 and will assess your understanding of Stats, Prob, Counting Principle, Continuity & Differentiability, IVT, MVT, RT, Differential Equations & Infinite Sequences.

To prepare, work through the Oxford Math HL CALCULUS OPTIONS textbook chapter on Diff. Eqns, Review Exercises on page 92-94, any of Q1-15.


Aug 24

Your next quiz will happen on Monday, Sept 7 and will assess your understanding of Differential Equations.

To prepare, work through the Oxford Math HL CALCULUS OPTIONS textbook chapter on Diff. Eqns, Review Exercises on page 92-94, any of Q1-15.


Aug 17

Welcome back! Hope you had a good summer!! Now, back to reality:

Please play around with the following DESMOS "program" with Slope Fields by changing the equation in Eqn 2. Always keep the F(x,y) = but change the rest. Be able to explain!!!


June 1

To prepare for the FINAL EXAM, you may want to revisit the Revision Sets in our Cirrito Textbook. Start by reviewing from Revision Set A on p233 - 240 and be able to do ANY question from this set EXCEPT Q52,53,54. Then work from Revision Set B on p445-452 and be able to do any question (EXCEPT those dealing with Complex numbers and Proof by Induction), so maybe do some from Q1-4,6,7,9,11,13,15,16,18,20,22,26-32,35-42.


May 11

To re-iterate .... our next UNIT TEST is on Tuesday, May 19. Review class Saturday, 2pm to 5pm. I have posted two tests on our facebook page for your studying ... its a good idea to work through these!!

Secondly, from the Cirrito text, the Revision Set E, starting on p991, has some questions worth looking at like Q1,6,10,11,18,20,29,31,34,38 and then Q16,17,19,26,27 are great COMBO questions


April 20

For your EXPLORATIONS, your next "deadline" is Thursday, April 23, as I would like further updates on your topic. Please email me or hand in a paper copy showing further progress in your topic selection

Just so its out there .... our next UNIT TEST is on Tuesday, May 19


Mar 24

Here are examples of HL Math tests on Calculus topics: here is Test #5 and here is Test #6 and here is a Review Worksheet for Test #6

Other Review Questions are posted on our Facebook page


Feb 9

Please submit paper copies of your Limit Definition Writing Assignment as soon as possible. Due date is Monday, Feb 16 before 8am, but e-copies must be turned in to Turnitin.com before midnight of Feb 15 (see submission details on facebook page). Late penalties apply effective of the aforementioned times


Feb 9

Unit TEST coming up on Thursday, Feb 19. Topics include all calculus, as well as precalculus (especially function concepts that relate to calculus & rates of change) and triangle trig (from your Christmas work). I will also assess your understanding of limits, continuities & rates of change from First Principles.

Here are two REVIEW exercises from Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 from the Stewart book

You should also do some questions from the Oxford book ==> Exercises 4ABCEGHIJKLMN in Chapters 4.1 - 4.3


Jan 14

We have settled upon a date for our Triangle Trig/Circle Geometry Quiz ==> Thursday, Jan 22. Review suggestions coming soon.


Dec 18

To get an idea of what we are doing in SEM2 of our course, here is a link to the Calculus Topics we will go through and here is a link to some of the lesson powerpoints that I will use/modify as we go through these topics.


Dec 16

You will need to REVIEW Triangle Trig over the Christmas Break.

In IM3, you have already seen/studied: (i) Right Triangle Trig (but some of the 3D applications may be new), (ii) Sine Law (although the work with the Ambiguous Case may be new), (iii) Cosine Law, (iv) Word/Geometry problems involving all three methods (again, the 3D applications may be new). You probably have not done much work with arcs and sectors. Please practice/do HW questions in accordance with your perceived need to practice/review/revise. Feel free to chat over our Facebook page (or email me), but be prepared for two lessons of review/practice, setting the stage for our FIRST TEST in SEM 2 in our second week back (Monday, Jan 18) This test will also cover the topics of Trig Eqns, Trig Functions and Identities.


Dec 3

Recall the TEST DATE for our next Unit Test ==> MONDAY, DEC 15. Topics will be Analytical Trigonometry & Sinusoidal Functions.

REVIEW IDEAS:

From the Pearson HL Math text, Chapter 7 REVIEW on Trig Functions (Q2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,12,31,14,15,19,20,21)

Here are copies of Assignments we gave in a Trig Functions unit back in a PRECAL course in ASDoha: Assignment #2 (Q6,7,14,15,16) and then Assignment #3 (Q1,4) and then Assignment #6 (Q8abc).

Here are a couple of Trig Fcns Tests from PreCal from CAC and one Trig Unit Test from ASDoha (8,9,10).

From our Cirrito textbook, on pg445, Q7,9,13,15,22,26,28,31,35,38,44,48,50,53


Nov 11

Just so you know ==> Answer #1 and Answer #2


As if you don't enough to deal with ..... what colour is the bear?


Nov 11

Since we are on a roll of ridiculousness .....


But this of course lead us to an interesting ToK idea or even an Exploration Topic ..... how can mathematicians use MODELING when it comes to music, notes, sounds, etc ..... Does base "e" come up in Music? How about complex numbers ...... hmmmmmmmm ......


Oct 29

Here is the LINK to today's online PCPR scoring Rubric, which you will complete at the END of the lesson


Oct 29

Recall the TEST DATE for our next Unit Test ==> SUNDAY, NOV 16. Topics will be Exponential & Logarithmic Functions, all Functions concepts as well as Geometric Sequences & Series.

REVIEW IDEAS:

From the Haese & Harris text, Chap 3 REVIEW on Exponential Functions and Chapter 4 REVIEW on Logarithmic Functions

From the Pearson HL Math text, Chapter 4 REVIEW on Exp & Log Functions

From the 3rd ed of the Cirrito Text, p233 - 240, Q2,7,10aii,11aii,11b,13a,23,25a,29,31c,37,38,39,48,53b,56

Remember to review Geometric Sequences & Series as well. See previous Review Postings

Here are copies of tests we gave in a Logs & Exp Fcns unit back in a PRECAL course in ASDoha: Test A and then Test B and then Test C. Show me your solutions & I'll show you our ANS KEY for Tests B & C


Oct 13

To PREPARE for our Unit Test on Sunday, Oct 19, I am adding some additional review questions from the Cirrito text. You already have the review exercises from Quiz #3 on Functions which you can use for study purposes (do questions you've not yet done from those).

So, from the Cirrito text, look at the Revision Set A - Paper 1 & Paper 2 Style Questions, from pages 233 - 240. You can look at (or, hey, you can even DO) some of the following: Q4,6,8,10b,11ai,12,13bc,16,17,18ac,19a,20ac,21a,24c, 25d,26,27,31ab,34,36,44,46,47,54

Unit TEST covers EVERYTHING we've done (Functions, Quadratics, Polynomials, & Summer Exploration) but NOT Sequences & Series


Sep 28

To REVIEW Quadratic Algebra and Polynomials, look at the following document/worksheet. You are required to move toward MASTERING an understanding of the concepts related to Quadratics & Polynomials and you are required to REVIEW ALL topics and move toward MASTERY of the algebraic skills required in Quadratics & Polynomials.

To that end, I SUGGEST you do as many problems/questions as you feel are required to move toward the MASTERY level for each topic. To support this independent review work, each topic has several videos linked which you could watch to remind you about the CONCEPT & the SKILLS. View them if you need them.

The TOPIC TEST we are writing after the break (Oct 15) requires you to know & understand these concepts/skills as well as knowing all our Functions concepts/skills!


Sep 28

Here are some resources for our FUNCTIONS QUIZ on Thursday, Oct 2 (which covers domain, composition, inverses, transformations & function analysis using TI-84)

I have scanned a review from the Pearson IB HL Math textbook, Q3b,5,6,7,8,9c,10,13,14,16,17 are suggestions

I have scanned the Haese & Harris textbook Chap 1 Review Exercises, Rev Set 1A, Q2,5,6a,7,8a,9,10; Rev Set 1B, Q1,2,9,10; Rev Set 1C, Q1,2,3,6b,8,10 are suggestions.

NOTE: You will hand in to me a QUIZ PREP, wherein you show me what work you have done to prepare for the quiz


Sep 26

UNIT TEST on Wednesday, Oct 15 (covers EVERYTHING we've done), but we will have a FUNCTIONS QUIZ on Thursday, Oct 2 (which covers domain, composition, inverses, transformations & function analysis using TI-84)

For Thursday's QUIZ, here's what you must be able to do:

(1) predict domain of functions if I add/sub/mult/divide two functions

(2) compose 2 functions, define existence, give new eqn & new domain

(3) invert a function, define existence, give new eqn & new domain

(4) transform a graphed function as per y = af(b(x+c)) + d, give new domain & points including absolute value & reciprocal

(5) use the TI-84 to answer questions about function analysis


Sep 24

Here are the solutions to the requested HW problems from Lesson 9 on Composition of Functions from Cirrito Exercises 5.4.1 (Q22 & 19). I've also posted these solutions on our HL Math Facebook page.


Sep 18

Here are the solutions to the requested HW problems from Lesson 7 on Function Analysis - Algebraic Perspective from Cirrito Exercises 2.3.2 (Q3,4) and Exercise 5.2, Q13. I've also posted these solutions on our HL Math Facebook page.


Sep 15

Here is the ANSWER KEY for our last quiz and I have also linked a blank copy of the Quiz, should you want it. Once you collect your quizzes in class,you are now required to complete the following Quiz Reflection form


Sep 4

Here are the solutions to the requested HW problems from Lesson 5 on Geometric Series from Sec 1E, Q8 from the Oxford text. I've also posted these solutions on our HL Math Facebook page.


Aug 28

QUIZ on Sequences & Series for Tuesday, Sep 9


Aug 27

Here are the solutions to the requested HW problems from Lesson 2 on Arithmetic & Geometric Sequences from Sec 8.1.1 & 8.1.2 from the Cirrito text. I've also posted these solutions on our HL Math Facebook page.


Aug 21

Here is the solution key to the SUMMER ASSIGNMENT QUIZ on Absolute Value Functions


Aug 14

SUMMER ASSIGNMENT QUIZ on Wednesday, August 20. Questions will deal with:

Part C. - Working with Absolute Value Algebraically & Numerically

Part D. - Working with Absolute Value as a Function.

Part E, Section (b) and (c) - Composing with Absolute Value

NEW - can you graph y = |(g(x))| and can you graph y = g(|x|) if I give you g(x) or its graph??


Aug 12

SUPPLIES LIST: You will need the following every day in class:

Binder/folder - to organize handouts (notes, homework, etc) you will receive throughout the semester

Spiral Notebook - this will be dedicated for homework ONLY. You are expected to keep this organized. Start each homework on a new page and include the lesson number and date.

Calculator - TI-84 recommended (preferably TI-84 Plus Silver Edition)

Computer/device - you will be asked to access a variety of resources during most classes, you are expected to have a device with you every day whether we use it or not. Make sure to check one out BEFORE class if you don't have yours.

Pens/pencils/etc


June 8

Summer Assignment & Due Date now posted. Check the Assignments Page & spend some time looking at the Exemplars (listed on the bottom of the assignments page)


June 3

Welcome to the 2014/15 school year. Let's work together towards a successful Math HL experience .... and, hey, let's learn some Math too!!!!!


June 3

Bookmark the following helpful websites:

(1) for an online graphing calculator from Desmos.com.

(2) for a computer algebra system from Wolfram Alpha

(3) for video help on HOW TO/TECHNIQUES