Archive for August, 2013

HL-Aug27

Posted on: August 27th, 2013 by Shelby Bryant

Dear Students,

Great work today! You are getting better at showing your procedures when you solve problems. This will help you to gain more Method (M) points in the overall mark scheme.

You seem to have a comfortable knowledge now of linear and quadratic functions, as well as circles and coordinate geometry. Remember for Thursday you are to generate a problem for us to solve. It must involve quadratics, circles, and straight lines. Try to make something elegant and interesting… but make sure it is solvable!

Also, don’t forget about the one we made at the end of class. You must solve this one:

A square and a blue circle are inscribed in a parabola as shown. Find the area of the blue circle.

blue circle

I look forward to the problems you create and the solutions you find!

Mr. Bryant

SL-Aug26

Posted on: August 26th, 2013 by Shelby Bryant

Dear Students,

Today we explored the concepts of functions, domain, and range. So far we have been working problems dealing with linear and quadratic functions, but we have also seen some techniques for determining the domain and range of radical and rational functions.

For next class (Wednesday, Aug 28), you will have a quiz over the first 4 sections of background material. These sections are A) surds, B) scientific notation, C) set notation, and D) algebraic simplification.

 

Mr. Bryant

HL-Aug23

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013 by Shelby Bryant

Dear Students,

You did excellent work today! It has been a great Week 1!!

We learned the usage of M, (M), A, (A), N,  and C from the IB Mark Scheme. We also reviewed the different forms of linear functions, quadratic functions, and some coordinate geometry.

Here are the problems that are due for next class:

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Remember to show all of your work. These problems will be marked using the Mark Scheme.

Mr. Bryant

SL-Aug22

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013 by Shelby Bryant

Dear Students,

You did excellent work today!

We learned the usage of M, (M), A, (A), N,  and C from the IB Mark Scheme. We also reviewed the different forms of linear functions, quadratic functions, and some coordinate geometry.

Here are the problems that are due for next class.

MATH-SL-AUG22

Remember to show all of your work. These problems will be marked using the Mark Scheme.

Mr. Bryant

HL-Aug21

Posted on: August 21st, 2013 by Shelby Bryant

Dear Students,

You did great today. I know we had lots of notes. Here they are:

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Tonight you are doing this assignment:

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Don’t let the notation intimidate you. Backwards brackets mean that the end value is not included in the interval.

f o g is not something that rolls along the streets of Jack the Ripper’s London… It is just f(g(x)).

You can do this stuff!!

🙂

Mr. Bryant

 

HL-Aug20

Posted on: August 15th, 2013 by Shelby Bryant

Dear Students,

Welcome!!! Before we begin any mathematics, I want to let you know that each one of you is extremely important to me. My goals are your happiness and your success as students at ISD and as citizens of the world. I believe that we should listen intently to one another and communicate with care, compassion, and genuine interest. Each one of us is unique, and all of us impact each others’ lives. I ask that you help me by seeking to bring out the best in yourself and in each other. In turn, I will be doing my best to help you set and reach your own academic and personal goals. Our group is small, so I can work with you individually when needed. Just let me know when you need help. I’m in room 303, and you have my email.  Now, Let’s do some MATH!

The review exercises from today are available at this link:

MATH-HL-AUG20

There is a large amount of background material that you are responsible for knowing. We will take the first week examining this in detail. Read through the sections in these Background Material files. You will be assigned practice problems from the files attached here.

Background Material

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Background-STATS

SL-Aug20

Posted on: August 15th, 2013 by Shelby Bryant

Dear Students,

Welcome!!! Before we begin any mathematics, I want to let you know that each one of you is extremely important to me. My goals are your happiness and your success as students at ISD and as citizens of the world. I believe that we should listen intently to one another and communicate with care, compassion, and genuine interest. Each one of us is unique, and all of us impact each others’ lives. I ask that you help me by seeking to bring out the best in yourself and in each other. In turn, I will be doing my best to help you set and reach your own academic and personal goals. Our group is small, so I can work with you individually when needed. Just let me know when you need help. I’m in room 303, and you have my email.  Now, Let’s do some MATH!

The review exercises from class today are available at this link:

MATH-SL-AUG20

There is a large amount of background material that you are responsible for knowing. We will take the first week examining this in detail. Read through the sections in this Background Material file. You will be assigned practice problems from the file attached here.

Background Material

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