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Monday, September 30, 2013

MYP 5 - 9/30/13

All righty then. Let's move on to geometry. We'll start with a unit on Length, Area, and Volume, beginning with some basic ideas and moving into some new things. We'll have a substitute on Friday but, never fear, you'll have some fun and learn something as always! See you in class.
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 9/30/13                (Last Week - 9/23/13)

Mon 9/30:
7:9 Review 9A: #1-8 (Perimeter, Area)
Wed 10/2:
8:10B: #5,6ghi,7-9,12 (Circumference)
8:10D: #3-5 (Circle area)
Fri 10/4: (Substitute)
7:15 Review 15A: #1-8 (Solid geometry)

Useful things
Course Overview
MYP Math Guide

Unit 2: Length, Area, Volume Unit Plan
Smartboard Class Notes

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/28/13 10:44 pm        ManageBac

Pre DP - 9/30/13

We'll move on with functions this week - Domain & Range, Composites, Sign Diagrams & Rational functions are on the menu. We'll also look through your Quadratics quiz. See you in class.
Mr. Alei
Updated 10/1/13!

Pre DP: Week of 9/30/13                (Last Week - 9/23/13)

Mon 9/30:
2C: #1adghi,2,3all,4jkl (Domain & Range)
Tue 10/1:
2E: #1-4 last col (Sign diagrams (use technology to confirm only))
Add 2C: #2b,3b3,4jln (Domain & Range from functions)
Thu 10/3:
2D: #2-6 (Composite functions)

Quadratic, Functions & Exponents Unit Plan Updated 10/1/13!
Functions Smartboard Notes
IB Function problems       MarkScheme
Quadratic Smartboard Notes
IB Quadratic problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 10/1/13 10:37 am        ManageBac

Studies - 9/30/13

More on linear equations this week. Beginning with those involving fractions, then some problem solving and using the calculator. We'll finish the week with some work with formulae. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

Math Studies: Week of 9/30/13                (Last Week - 9/23/13)

Mon 9/30:
4C: #1-2ghi,3,4ghi (Fractions)
Tue 10/1:
4D: #1-6ab (Solve w/Calc)
4E: #1-10 (Problem solving)
Thu 10/3:
4F: #1-8 (Formulas)
4G.1: #1-4 last col, 5 (Solve for y)
4G.2: #1-5 (Rearrange formulas)

Algebra & Numbers Unit Plan
Smartboard Notes

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/29/13 7:49 pm        ManageBac

SL 1 - 9/30/13

We'll move on with functions this week - Sign Diagrams on Mon, then Rational Functions and Inverse functions. Note that we'll have a sub on Friday. This gives us a great opportunity to try "Flipping" our classroom. Part of your Wed HW is to watch 30 minutes of video presentation on inverse functions. You'll come in Friday, with a sub, and simply work on the HW. If all goes well we may do this more often! See you in class.
Mr. Alei

SL 1: Week of 9/30/13                (Last Week - 9/23/13)

Mon 9/30:
2E: #1-4 last col (Sign diagrams (use technology to confirm only))
QB: #1,2a,3*,5b,6a,8b (IB Practice)
Wed 10/2:
2F: #1-2 (Rational Functions)
Watch 4 Kahn Academy Videos
Intro to Inverse Functions - 9:05
Example 1 - 6:43
Example 2 - 7:12
Example 3 - 7:34
Fri 10/4: (Substitute)
2G: #2,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,14 (Inverse functions)
QB: #2bc,4,5a,6b,7,8a,9,10,11 (IB Practice)

Quadratic, Functions & Exponents Unit Plan (Updated 9/28/13)

Functions Smartboard Notes
IB Function problems       MarkScheme
Quadratic Smartboard Notes
IB Quadratic problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/28/13 10:29 pm        ManageBac

SL 2 - 9/30/13

Things get quite a bit more interesting now. With some vector tools in our belt we can actually solve some interesting problems! So put on your thinking caps now. Note that we'll have a substitute on Fri as I am chaperoning the 9th grade trip to 100 Elks. On that day we will "flip" the classroom. You'll watch a video as part of your Wed HW and be ready to work on problems (together) on Friday. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

SL 2: Week of 9/30/13                (Last Week - 9/23/13)

Mon 9/30:
13C: #1-5 (Angle between lines)
Ex 2: #14.11,17.5,17.6,23.8,24.7,31.8,31.9,48.2,60.8,78.4
Wed 10/2:
13D: #1-9 odd (Constant velocity problems)
Ex 2: #12.1,16.10,17.2,37.6,38.5,51.5,14.6,7.4
Watch this Video on Distance from a point to a line(12:52)
Fri 10/4:
13E: #1-7 (Distance from line to point)
Ex 2: #17.12,19.6,20.1,46.1

Vector Unit Plan (Updated 9/29/13)
Vector application Smartboard Notes
Vector Smartboard Notes
IB Vector problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/30/13 8:03 pm        ManageBac


Monday, September 23, 2013

MYP 5 - 9/23/13

We'll finish up with algebraic fractions and cancelling and have our first Unit Test on Friday. Be sure to practice and clarify any questions or confusion that you have. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 9/23/13                (Last Week - 9/16/13)

Mon 9/23:
10.12.B: #1&2 last col (* and / with variables)
10.12.C: #1-4 last col (+ and - with variables)
Wed 9/25:
10.12.D.1: #1&2 last col (Binomial fractions)
10.12.D.2: #1cfgh,2,3acef (Compound fractions)
Fri 9/27: Unit Test (No HW)

Useful things
Course Overview
MYP Math Guide

Algebra Review Unit Plan
Smartboard Class Notes

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/22/13 3:34 pm        ManageBac

Pre DP - 9/23/13

We'll finish up with more problem solving in the form of "optimization" this week and have our first Quiz to close out the study of quadratics. See me with any questions you have. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 9/23/13                (Last Week - 9/16/13)

Mon 9/23:
1G: #1-8 all (Optimization with quadratics)
Review 1C: #2-12 even (Review)
Tue 9/24: (Oops I didn't change this when the plan changed)
What we really did was the Quadratics Quiz in class and as HW.

Thu 9/26: I moved 2A&B to Thursday, along with takehome quiz
2A: #1-4 (Functions & relations)
2B: #2ace,5all,6,9,11 (Function notation)
Quadratics Takehome Quiz

Quadratic, Functions & Exponents Unit Plan
Quadratic Smartboard Notes
IB Quadratic problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/30/13 8:25 am        ManageBac

Studies - 9/23/13

We'll finish up our work on expansion and distribution this week with a partner quiz on Tuesday. Then it's on to algebra's bread and butter: solving linear equations. Also, don't forget your perfect squares quiz on Monday. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

Math Studies: Week of 9/23/13                (Last Week - 9/16/13)

Mon 9/23: Perfect Squares Quiz
3F: #1-3 last row, 4-5fgh (Further expansion)
Tue 9/24: Partner Quiz on Ch 1-3
4A: #1-4 last row (Substitution)
4B.1: #1-2fgh (Linear equations)
Thu 9/26:
4B.2: #1-2ef,3cd,4 (Combining terms)
4B.3: #1efgh (Patterns!)

Algebra & Numbers Unit Plan
Smartboard Notes

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/22/13 3:43 pm        ManageBac

SL 1 - 9/23/13

We'll finish up with more problem solving in the form of "optimization" this week and have our first Quiz to close out the study of quadratics. See me with any questions you have. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

SL 1: Week of 9/23/13                (Last Week - 9/16/13)

Mon 9/23:
1G: #1-8 all (Optimization with quadratics)
Review 1C: #2-12 even (Review)
Wed 9/25: Quadratics Quiz
2A: #1-4 (Functions & relations)
2B: #2ace,5all,6,9,11 (Function notation)
Fri 9/27:
2C: #1adghi,2,3all,4jkl (Domain & Range)
2D: #2-6 (Composite functions)

Quadratic, Functions & Exponents Unit Plan
Quadratic Smartboard Notes
IB Quadratic problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/22/13 3:37 pm        ManageBac

SL 2 - 9/23/13

Finally, the vector stuff gets interesting! Dot products, problem solving, and beginning to work with vector applications, specifically parametric equations. We'll have a test on vector basics on Wednesday. Note that we're moving on to a different set of notes for vector applications (see below). See you in class.
Mr. Alei

SL 2: Week of 9/23/13                (Last Week - 9/16/13)

Mon 9/23:
Choose a selection from the problems below
12J: #2-22 even (More dot product)
Review 12C: #1-15 (Review)
Ex 2: #32.1,34.8,54.11
IB Practice #3a,b.i),7,9,10
Wed 9/25: Vector Basics Test (Ch 14)
13A: #1-5 (Problem solving)
Ex 2: #29.6,29.7,29.8,68.11
Fri 9/27:
13B: #1-8 (2D & 3D Lines)
Ex 2: #5.6,5.7,8.2,8.4,8.5,9.2,9.5,10.4,12.7,20.8,20.9

Vector Unit Plan
Vector application Smartboard Notes
Vector Smartboard Notes
IB Vector problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/22/13 3:48 pm        ManageBac

Sunday, September 22, 2013

SL2A - 9/23/13

Hi Folks,
Looks like you should be finishing the basic statistics unit this week with a test coming up on Friday. But before that, there is one section on Bivariate Analysis that's not in the book. It's here and it includes the exercise handout below. Try to fully understand Pearson's Correlation Coefficient and why it is calculated as it is. That will require some additional research (Google or borrow a text from me) about Sxy, the covariance of x and y. IB is mostly interested in the interpretation of r but I want you to understand where it comes from.

Get through all the QB problems by Wed and we can talk about them and the Bivariate stuff when we meet Wed morning. See you at school,
Mr. Alei

Here are some links to things that will be helpful in the statistics part of the course:
Text: Bivariate Analysis
Handout: Regression and Correlation

Statistics & Probability Unit Plan
Smartboard NotesQB PracticeQB Markscheme
Part 1: StatisticsQB Statistics PracticeMarkscheme

Exploration Resources
Oxford chapter on Exploration

Example papers (score shown in parens)
Ex 1: Codes (15)      Comments
Ex 2: Totient Theorem (16)      Comments
Ex 4: Minesweeper (5)      Comments
Ex 4: Music (9)      Comments
Ex 5: Newton Raphson (11)      Comments
Ex 6: Polar Diagrams (20)      Comments
Ex 7: Rainfall (16)      Comments
Ex 8: Spirals (16)      Comments
Ex 9: Tower of Hanoi (14)      Comments

Topic Ideas
sport, archaeology, computers, algorithms, cell phones, music, sine, musical harmony
motion, e, electricity, water, space, orbits, food, volcanoes, climate change, politics
diet, Euler, games, symmetry,architecture, codes, the internet, communication
tiling, population, agriculture, viruses, health, dance, play, pi (π), local food
geography, biology, business, economics,physics, chemistry,
information technology in a global society, psychology, advertising

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous week posts. Click on links to download resources.
Updated 9/22/13 3:35 pm        ManageBac

Monday, September 16, 2013

MYP 5 - 9/16/13

On to working with fractions, particularly algebraic fractions and cancelling. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 9/16/13                (Last Week - 9/9/13)

Mon 9/16:
7.4C: #2-12 even (Fraction Review)
7.4 Review 4B: #1-13all (Review)
Wed 9/18:
7.23 Review 23B: #1,2-5def (Algebraic fractions)
8.21 Review 21B: #1,2,3def,4a-f (Algebraic fractions)
9.21 Review 21B: #1-6abc (Algebraic fractions)
Fri 9/20:
10.12A.1: #1-4 last col (Cancel factors)
10.12A.2: #1-4 last col (Factor & Cancel)

Useful things
Course Overview
MYP Math Guide

Algebra Review Unit Plan
Smartboard Class Notes

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/15/13 6:40 pm        ManageBac

Pre DP - 9/16/13

Good start folks. I know it's moving fast but everyone is doing a great job. We'll slow it down a bit this week with looking at finding quadratics from various information and beginning on some problem solving. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 9/16/13                (Last Week - 9/9/13)

Mon 9/16:
1D: #1cf,2abc,3bdf,4def (Find quadratic from graph or info)
QB: #2,10,13(a-c) (IB Practice)
Tue 9/17:
1E: #1bd,2cd,3cd,4,5,7 (Intersections of lines & parabolas)
QB: Finish/review all except #7
Thu 9/19:
1F: #1-15 odd (Problem solving with quadratics)
QB: #7(a-c) (IB Practice)

Coming Up: Tue 9/24 Quiz on Quadratics

Quadratic, Functions & Exponents Unit Plan
Quadratic Smartboard Notes
IB Quadratic problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/15/13 6:45 pm        ManageBac

Studies - 9/16/13

With some basic review behind us, this week we'll move a little deeper into some algebra manipulations. We'll discuss the quiz on Monday. Also, prepare for a quiz next Monday on all perfect squares from 11-20 - timed and in your head. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

Math Studies: Week of 9/16/13                (Last Week - 9/9/13)

Mon 9/16:
3A.2: #1-6 last row (Simplify fractions)
Tue 9/17:
3B: #1,2-3 last col (Distribute)
3C: #1-3 last row (FOIL)
Thu 9/19:
3D: #1-3 last row (Difference of squares)
3E: #1-5 last row (Perfect Squares)

Algebra & Numbers Unit Plan
Smartboard Notes

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/15/13 6:50 pm        ManageBac

SL 1 - 9/16/13

Good start folks. We'll stretch things a bit this week with looking at finding quadratics from various information and beginning on some problem solving. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

SL 1: Week of 9/16/13                (Last Week - 9/9/13)

Mon 9/16:
1D: #1cf,2abc,3bdf,4def (Find quadratic from graph or info)
QB: #2,8,10,13(a-c) (IB Practice)
Wed 9/18:
1E: #1bd,2cd,3cd,4,5,7 (Intersections of lines & parabolas)
Fri 9/20:
1F: #1-15 odd (Problem solving with quadratics)
QB: #7(a-c) (IB Practice)

Coming Up: Wed 9/25 Quiz on Quadratics

Quadratic, Functions & Exponents Unit Plan
Quadratic Smartboard Notes
IB Quadratic problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/15/13 6:56 pm        ManageBac

SL 2 - 9/16/13

We're off to a good start folks, so good that I think we need to speed things up a bit. This will give us a little more leeway when we get to the more complex ideas in calculus. So stay up with things and let me know about questions. We'll pretty much finish up the vector ideas this week, then go on the the applications chapter - much more interesting. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

SL 2: Week of 9/16/13                (Last Week - 9/9/13)

Mon 9/16:
12G: #2,3,6,7,9,12-17 all (3D Vectors)
Ex 2: #17.14,29.3
Wed 9/18:
12H: #1-15 odd, or 2-14 even, 15 (3D Operations)
12I: #1-10 even (Parallelism)
Ex 2: #11.9,11.10,22.6,30.3
Fri 9/20:
12J: #1-23 odd (Dot product)
Ex 2: #22.6,22.7,31.10

Vector Unit Plan
Vector Smartboard Notes
IB Vector problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/15/13 7:01 pm        ManageBac

Sunday, September 15, 2013

SL2A - 9/16/13

Hi Folks,
This page will serve as a communication tool to those of you taking SL 2 as juniors. I will include here links to resources, notes to you, etc. Because I won't update it every week, you should se it up so that any time I update a post here, you receive an email.

Here are some links to things that will be helpful in the statistics part of the course:


Text: Bivariate Analysis
Handout: Regression and Correlation

Statistics & Probability Unit Plan
Smartboard NotesQB PracticeQB Markscheme
Part 1: StatisticsQB Statistics PracticeMarkscheme

Exploration Resources
Oxford chapter on Exploration

Example papers (score shown in parens)
Ex 1: Codes (15)      Comments
Ex 2: Totient Theorem (16)      Comments
Ex 4: Minesweeper (5)      Comments
Ex 4: Music (9)      Comments
Ex 5: Newton Raphson (11)      Comments
Ex 6: Polar Diagrams (20)      Comments
Ex 7: Rainfall (16)      Comments
Ex 8: Spirals (16)      Comments
Ex 9: Tower of Hanoi (14)      Comments

Topic Ideas
sport, archaeology, computers, algorithms, cell phones, music, sine, musical harmony
motion, e, electricity, water, space, orbits, food, volcanoes, climate change, politics
diet, Euler, games, symmetry,architecture, codes, the internet, communication
tiling, population, agriculture, viruses, health, dance, play, pi (π), local food
geography, biology, business, economics,physics, chemistry,
information technology in a global society, psychology, advertising

Monday, September 9, 2013

MYP 5 - 9/9/13

All right then, off we go. Some more algebra review this week - we'll look at the radicals from last week and move on to factoring. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 9/9/13                (Last Week - 9/2/13)

Mon 9/9: 8.17 Review 17B: #1-7 all (Factoring review)
Wed 9/11: 9.3 Review 3B: #1-4def,5,6 (Expansion)
Fri 9/13: 10.2 Review 2B: #1-2def,3,4-5abc (Expand and factor)

Useful things
Course Overview
MYP Math Guide

Smartboard Class Notes

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/8/13 5:54 pm        ManageBac

Pre DP - 9/9/13

We're off! We'll continue with quadratics this week - talking about factoring, the discriminant and graphing. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 9/9/13                (Last Week - 9/2/13)

Mon 9/9:
1B: #2all,3all, 4bdf (Discriminant)
QB: #12,14 (IB Practice)
Tue 9/10: Revised 9/10
1B: #4ace (Discriminant)
1C.1: #1bcf,2,3,4bef,5,6cfi,8beh (Sketching parabolas)

Thu 9/12: Revised 9/10
1C.2: #2bdf,3cf (Graph from vertex form (completing the square))
1C.3: #1cf,2bd,3,4 (Discriminant in graphing)
QB: #3,4,5,6,8 (IB Practice)


Quadratic Smartboard Notes
IB Quadratic problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/10/13 10:18 am        ManageBac

Studies - 9/9/13

OK, we're off and running. Hope you had a good first week in all your classes. This week we'll do a little more review of basic concepts (Chapter 2) then step into exponents. On Tuesday, after reviewing any questions you have, we'll have a little quiz on the initial ideas. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

Math Studies: Week of 9/9/13                (Last Week - 9/2/13)

Mon 9/9: Review 2A: #1-12 (Measurement)
Tue 9/10: Review 2B: #1-12 (Measurement)
Thu 9/12: Quiz: Measurement and Number properties
3A.1: #1-13 last row (Exponent laws)

Smartboard Notes

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/11/13 7:53 am        ManageBac

SL 1 - 9/9/13

We're off! We'll continue with quadratics this week - talking about factoring, the discriminant and graphing. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

SL 1: Week of 9/9/13                (Last Week - 9/2/13)

Mon 9/9:
1B: #2all,3all, 4bdf (Discriminant)
QB: #12,14 (IB Practice)
Wed 9/11:
1C.1: #1bcf,2,3,4bef,5,6cfi,8beh (Sketching parabolas)
1C.2: #2bdf,3cf (Graph from vertex form (completing the square))
Fri 9/12:
1C.3: #1cf,2bd,3,4 (Discriminant in graphing)
QB: #3,4,5,6,8 (IB Practice)

Quadratic Smartboard Notes
IB Quadratic problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/8/13 7:15 pm        ManageBac

SL 2 - 9/9/13

OK folks, we're off and running - with direction and magnitude. More this week with vector equations, scalar multiples, and vectors in a plane. An important logistical note: We will do this unit only from the 3rd Edition book which is available electronically here. I will also provide copies in class. See you then.
Mr. Alei

SL 2: Week of 9/9/13                (Last Week - 9/2/13)

Mon 9/9:
12B.3: #1-2 all (Vector Equations)
12B.4: #1e-h,2-5 all (Scalar multiples)
Wed 9/11:
12C: #1-5 all (Vectors in planes)
12D: #1-5 all (Magnitude)
Ex 2: #11.11,16.1,16.2,32.9,50.10,51.3
Ex 2: #8.8,8.9,9.3,9.4,12.4,14.1,14.2
Fri 9/13:
12E: #1efgh,2def,3,4efgh,5,7fghij,8,9 (2D Operations)
Ex 2: #16.3,29.10,29.13,30.2,30.5,30.6,30.7,66.1
12F: #1def,2-8 all (Vector between points)

Vector Unit Plan
Vector Smartboard Notes
IB Vector problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/8/13 7:44 pm        ManageBac

Monday, September 2, 2013

MYP 5 - 9/2/13

Welcome to my 2012-13 blog folks. This class is IB's Middle Year Program Year 5 math, designed especially for you. We'll cover mostly geometry but with a review of Algebra 2 ideas, some statistics, and hopefully a little trig. On this site you'll find our weekly assignments, notes from class, handouts, resources, and lots of support. So bookmark it and visit often. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 9/2/13

Tue 9/3: Back to school!
Wed 9/4:
8.8 Review 8B: #1-8 all (Exponent Review)
9.2 Review 2B: #1-10 all (Exponent Review)
Fri 9/6:
9.4 Review 4B: #1-8 all (Radical Review)
10.3 Review 3B: #1-7 all (Radical Review)

Useful things
Course Overview
MYP Math Guide

Smartboard Class Notes

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 7/28/13 2:56 pm        ManageBac

PreDP - 9/2/13

Welcome to my 2012-13 blog folks. This class is for 10th graders who have already taken Algebra 2. As such, it caters to students with a strong background in mathematics who are competent in a range of analytical and technical skills. It serves students on several paths:
Path 1 Students who wish to complete the IB Math Standard Level (SL) course at the end of their junior year. This year will be the first of the two years and students must master all material satisfactorily. Students on this path will do a complete draft of a standard level exploration.
Path 2 Students who expect to take the two year IB Math Studies course in their junior and senior years. This year will expose them to ideas that will be revisited in that course so they will not be expected to master all the material. Students on this path will do a revised version of the exploration.
Path 3 Students who expect to take the two year IB Higher Level (HL) Math course in their junior and senior years. This year will expose them to ideas that will be revisited in that course at a higher level. To continue on the path to HL, students must show an exceptional aptitude and work ethic in this course. Students on this path will do a complete draft of a high level exploration.
We'll talk more about this in class. On this site you'll find our weekly assignments, notes from class, handouts, resources, and lots of support. So bookmark it and visit often. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 9/2/13

Tue 9/3: Back to school!
Wed 9/4:
1A.1: #1aegikl,2behk,3bdf (Solve quadratics by factoring)
QB: #1 (IB Practice)
Thu 9/5:
1A.2: #1cfi,2cfi,3bcef (Completing the square)
1A.3: #1beh,2bcef (Quadratic formula (by hand – check with calc))
QB: #11,15a (IB Practice)

Quadratic Smartboard Notes
IB Quadratic problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/2/13 11:18 am        ManageBac

Studies - 9/2/13

Welcome to my 2012-13 blog folks. This class is IB's Math Studies - Year 1...Welcome to the official world of IB high school mathematics! You'll find some review this year, and we'll also be strengthening your foundation and deepening your understanding, especially in areas of probability, statistics, and trigonometry. On this site you'll find our weekly assignments, notes from class, handouts, resources, and lots of support. So bookmark it and visit often. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

Math Studies: Week of 9/2/13

Tue 9/3: Back to school!
Wed 9/4: Review 1A: #1-12 (Number properties)
Thu 9/5: Review 1B: #1-12 (Number properties)

Smartboard Notes

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/2/13 11:43 am        ManageBac

SL 1 - 9/2/13

Welcome to my 2012-13 blog folks. This class is IB's Standard Level Math - Year 1...Welcome to the official world of IB high school mathematics! You'll find some review this year, and we'll also be strengthening your foundation and deepening your understanding, especially in areas of probability, statistics, and trigonometry. On this site you'll find our weekly assignments, notes from class, handouts, resources, and lots of support. So bookmark it and visit often. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

SL 1: Week of 9/2/13

Tue 9/3: Back to school!
Wed 9/4:
1A.1: #1aegikl,2behk,3bdf (Solve quadratics by factoring)
QB: #1 (IB Practice)
Fri 9/6:
1A.2: #1cfi,2cfi,3bcef (Completing the square)
1A.3: #1beh,2bcef (Quadratic formula (by hand – check with calc))
QB: #11,15a (IB Practice)

Quadratic Smartboard Notes
IB Quadratic problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/2/13 11:18 am        ManageBac

SL 2 - 9/2/13

Welcome to my 2012-13 blog folks. This class is IB's Standard Level Math - Year 2...you know the drill. This year we'll cover mostly vectors and calculus, as well as finish up our explorations. Oh yeah, and some review and exams! On this site you'll find our weekly assignments, notes from class, handouts, resources, and lots of support. So bookmark it and visit often. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

SL 2: Week of 9/2/13

Tue 9/3: Back to school!
Wed 9/4:
12A.1: #1-3 all (Introduction)
12A.2: #1-3 all (Intro)
Ex 2: #7.9,7.10,10.3,11.1,11.3
Fri 9/6:
12B.1: #1-4 all (Addition)
12B.2: #1-3 all (Subtraction)
Ex 2: #52.3,30.4,12.2,12.3

Vector Unit Plan
Vector Smartboard Notes
IB Vector problems       MarkScheme

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/2/13 4:06 pm        ManageBac
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