Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June 8, 09

Today was a work period in preparation for the exam, where Mr. Max was sitting in a the back of the room and whoever had a question could go there and ask him.
Only one more week to go and the semester is over :D

happy studying ;)
Well, today you can use the time to prepare yourself for the exam and do accelerated math.Keep in mind that:
- There are 2 parts to the exam; the first part (1 hour) is with a calculator.
- Accelerated Math deadline is June 22nd
- Keep in mind that you need to be at the door of the room for 9:00 on Thursday morning.

Good luck,everyone

Monday, June 1, 2009

June 1st, 2009

Today is another work class! There is only nine days until the exam, not including today, but including the weekend. There is only seven SCHOOL days until the exam, yikes! Make good use of your time guys, if you did make a study schedule, follow up with it! It'll help tons with time management. Make sure you cover all the topics, and ask questions when you need! Whether is be asked at Mr. Maks, or one of your peers, anyone will help. I'd also suggest you use that coil bound book we checked out from the resource centre at the beginning of the year. I've found it super helpful throughout the semester. Happy studies!!

Just think, THIS is what we can look forward to!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday, May 29th, 2009


So today was all about planning out the next week of so of our math classes and free time up to the math exam. The math exam will take place the morning of Thursday, June 11th. The assignment given us was to create a chart or something similar that will be the guidelines for your studying. If you bring it in Monday, you will be given a mark of some sort and it should help out your overall grade. Also, we were told that we have till the Monday the 22 to hand in all our accelerated math stuff. Although that is not recommended to leave it all till the end, you will have to get you priorities straight and balance homework with studying. Below are some of the pictures that should give you an idea of what to do for a chart, as well a a messy calender to represent the final days of 0809 pre-calculus mathematics!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Geometric sequences and series

All new questions up to 46 are for homework.
Diverging is when a sequence gets further and further from the starting test. Converging is when a sequence gets closer to a point with every step further it takes.
And just because Max absolutely loved the flubber ANALogy.
haha analogy thats right up there with Uranus

A regular ball bouncing until it comes to rest is an example of a converging sequence.

A flubber ball however would bounce more and more with every step is an example of a diverging sequence.

Here are the slides

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Geometric sequences continued

Today Mr. Max continued to teach geometric sequences. Here are the slides.

You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!!


If you add the numbers of the numerator and the sum is divisible by three, and then you and the numbers of the denominator and the sum is divisible by three, the fraction can be reduced! For example...

2+7 = 9
1+7+2+8 = 18

9 and 18 are both divisible by three, therefore, this fraction can be reduced.



But in case you still don't get it, it's okay because...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Geometric sequences

Well today, we started into geometric sequences, which is really formula driven. If you can figure out the pattern, then you're going to be alright.
Here are the notes for the day:

And Mr.Maks put on the headphones to record the lesson, but unfortunately, i had problems trying to upload the video.

Monday, May 25, 2009

May 25

We started the class with receiving old exams to practice on, and then finished conics for this semester, tomorrow we will start geometric sequences and after that we only have to manage getting through the exam :D
!!!only three more weeks!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

conics test

In today's class we wrote our conics test yay..insert sarcasm... so I'll wish luck to everyone and have a good weekend.

Work Period

well in today's class we took the period to work on questions in the exercises and accelerated math to try and help us prepare for tomorrows test. we also got our probability test back today which from what i heard wasn't the best mark ever especially when the class is asked if the whole class just simply universally hates the probability unit. The rest of the class was asking questions on how to do different questions which for the most part was on probability.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Conics, Again!

Today we are talking about hyperbolas specifically, as compared to yesterday's class when ellipse's were discussed.

Here are the note slides from the class!

I don't know about you guys, I actually find this Conics unit to be one of the simpler units we have done thus far in this class. I like it because it is strictly formula based and pretty much just plugging in numbers.

I found this site to be fairly useful as well, check it out if you have the chance!

The assignment today is Exercise 38, questions 1-10

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday May 19

Since we were only 4 people in class today, including Mr. Max; we only went over the ellipse part of Conics and did not do Hyperbolae yet, but that will be on tomorrow. Homework is 1-10 on Ex. 37 and Acc. Math

Here are our screenshots:

What I think should be noted for these kind of functions is, that the a and b in the formula changes its place in the visualization, according to which one of them is bigger, which is a bit confusing, because everything else in the study of Mathematics seems logical to me, but this ;)

a is always whichever line, from the center to any vertex, is longer!
from one vertex to the opposite one is always 2a or 2b!

I hope that raised the general confusion ;D

Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 14

At the start of the class Mr. Max showed us some videos about conics so we at least know what he will be talking about in the next couple of days
Here's a link to a cool video about conics: conics vid
Then we played around with graphmatica and tried out some stuff.

homework is Ex.36 1-10

and here are the screenshots: