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


Announcements
April 11

REMINDER of your next ASSESSMENT of SEM2 - it will remain as scheduled for Tuesday, April 17 (F Block) and Wednesday, April 18 (A Block)


The following TOPICS will be used to "guide" most of the questions that appear on the Assessment ==> A1.1 (sequences & series), A1.2 (laws of logs), A1.3 (binomial expansion), F2.2 (functions), T3.3 (trig identity), T3.6 (triangle trig), SP5.7 (discrete random variables), SP5.8 (binomial probability) and seeing that Calculus has been introduced as a new concept, there will DEFINITELY be questions from C6.1 (equations of tangents), C6.3 (extrema and intervals of increase/decrease).



Mar 1

A VISUAL to help make sense of the difference quotient concept from PS 34 and PS 35


An interactive graph from DESMOS illustrating what a difference quotient geometrically represents


Feb 21

REMINDER of your next ASSESSMENT of SEM2 - it will remain as scheduled for Mar 5 and Mar 6


F Block class ==> Monday, Mar 5

A Block class ==> Tuesday, Mar 6

The following Problem Sets will be used to "guide" most of the questions that appear on the Assessment ==> PS26 - PS35 as well as LABS 04 and 05

Topics with which you should be familiar would include (i) CALCULUS: tangents lines & slopes of curves & difference quotients & limits & curve analysis (ii) TRIG: double angle identities/formulas & the ambiguous case of the sine law (LAB 04) & solving trig/quad equations (LAB 05) using trig substitutions, (iii) STATS: binomial probabilities and random variables, (iv) VECTORS: working with vector equations of lines as well as the dot product


Feb 15

As requested ==> an animation showing the relationship between the trig curves and the unit circle:

SINE CURVE ==> go to link ==> https://www.geogebra.org/m/S2gMrkbD



COSINE CURVE ==> go to link ==> https://www.geogebra.org/m/MjFgAfBv



TANGENT "CURVE ==> go to link ==> https://www.geogebra.org/m/cf6KYJeb



Jan 30

REMINDER of your first ASSESSMENT of SEM2


F Block class ==> Tuesday, Feb 13

A Block class ==> Wednesday, Feb 14

The following Problem Sets will be used to "guide" most of the questions that appear on the Assessment ==> PS25, PS26, PS27, PS28, PS29 and PS30

Topics with which you should be familiar would include (i) graphs of the tangent function, (ii) double angle identities/formulas, (iii) solving trig equations, (iv) binomial probabilities, (v) working with quadratics and the discriminant and (vi) working with vector equations of lines


Jan 23

Here is a link to the Lab 3 Writing Assignment feedback rubric & checklist


Due Date: A Block class ==> Monday, Jan 29

Due Date: F Block class ==> Tues, Jan 30


Jan 14

ASSESSMENTS dates for SEM 2


Assessment #5 ==> Feb 7/8

Assessment #6 ==> Mar 5/6

Assessment #7 ==> Apr 16/17

Assessment #8 ==> May 16/17


Nov 27

Our FOURTH ASSESSMENT will happen on Tuesday, Dec 5 & Wednesday, Dec 6. The topics that will be assessed include sequences and series (A1.1), working with exponents & logarithms in equations and as functions (A1.2 and F2.7), binomial theorem (A1.3), arcs and sectors (T3.2), modeling with trig functions (T3.4), algebraic & geometric vectors (V4.1), probability (SP5.5, SP5.6). The skills and concepts from Problem Sets 16 - 23 should be completed and understood.


Review Suggestions:

(A) Use the Cirrito book to practice with some of the EXAMPLE problems, as they will show you a solution. Best advice is to ONLY view the question, try it yourself, then only after you’ve tried it, look at the solution.

(B) Likewise, use the Oxford book and in a similar manner, try some Examples yourself, BEFORE looking at their solutions

(C) Have a study partner and study with someone!!

(D) Come to a STUDY SESSION on Saturday afternoon from 2pm to 6pm, but come prepared to WORK!!


Oct 29

Our THIRD ASSESSMENT will happen on (i) Tuesday, NOV 7 for ISST traveling athletes. All others will write in their class periods on Mon/Tues on Nov 13/14. The topics that will be assessed include trig equations (T3.5), working with logarithms (A1.2), geometric vectors (V4.1), sequences and series (A1.1), stats and probability (SP5.3, SP5.6) and function transformations (F2.3). The skills and concepts from Problem Sets 12 - 17 should be completed and understood


Oct 13

Our SECOND ASSESSMENT will happen on Wednesday. The topics that we have focused upon in the past month include (i) trigonometry (T3.4, T3.5), (ii) rational and exponential fcns (F2.5, F2.6), (iii) stats (SP5.1, SP5.2, SP5.3) and (iv) an intro to vectors (V4.1) and will be the focal point of this assessment


Aug 27

Our FIRST QUIZ will happen on Tuesday & Wednesday. It will be a brief 2 question short answer quiz, focusing on PS 1 and PS 2 and PS 4. Make sure you are confident in understanding and being able to "perform" all skills reviewed in these problem sets


Aug 16

LINK to the Lesson Reflection FORM to be completed at the end of each class period.


July 24

Welcome to the 2017/18 school year. Let's work together towards a successful Math SL experience .... and, hey, let's learn some Math too!!!!!


July 24

Bookmark the following websites:

(1) DESMOS: an online graphing calculator to help visualize math ideas & concepts.

(2) dynamic geometry software Geogebra that we will use throughout the course for conceptual development of ideas

(3) Wolfram Alpha for help in doing all the algebra!!!

(4) Bookmark www.mrsantowski.com for access to my website