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Friday, August 27, 2010

Week 2

Please find the powerpoint presentations for Algebra II and PreCalc here as well as they homework due this coming Friday.

I will likely update this post throughout the week. So stay tuned.


Homework Part 1:

Answers to Homework Part 1:

Homework with Answers Part 2

Algebra II:


Classwork with Answers:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Week 1

Hopefully everyone turned in their summer packet and did reasonably well on their opening exam. Congratulations.

Please feel free to ask any questions about any of the posts you find on the blog either by using the comment feature at the end of the post or by e-mailing me directly. I am going to attempt to keep Scholars as up to date as I possibly can and trust that you will all use it as a resource.

Please find the Powerpoint presentations for week 1 as well as the homework due Friday below.

Algebra II:




Monday, August 23, 2010

Setting your Math Education in Context

8th grade Algebra I allows students the possibility of being a competitive student both with their U.S. and global peers; however, even many U.S. students who are fortunate to have Algebra I in the eighth grade still find themselves losing to their international peer group. We can hopefully stop that.

I have embedded the powerpoint presentation (edited and adopted from Achieve) from Algebra II Honors that we went through with the hope that you will return to it when you start to feel like class is too difficult. Remember, that your math education isn't only about a particular math class or how competitive it will make you globally, it also has a financial impact on your future earnings.

Flip through the powerpoint and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Summer is over and that IS a good thing!

Students often bemoan their six week summer at BCCS, but it turns out that it is, really, all for the better. The August 2, 2010, issue of Time magazine has a lead article on how summer break is actually hurting academic performance of students. Instead of repeating the entire article, I have included a video Time cited as well as a graphic representation of summer academic loss below. Enjoy and be thankful that your summer is so short!

If you don't have the time to watch the video here is the bar graph of summer loss showing the disproportionate effect of summer on high income verses middle to low income students.

What should we do instead? What about a school year that looks more like this? What do you think?

See everybody in a couple of weeks.