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Home Study Tips:

• Read the question carefully - sometimes it is easier to read the last statement of the question, then go back and read the question from the beginning. Feel free to underline key terms in the question.
• When you are creating a strategy to solve the question, ask yourself if there is a specific math skill that you need to use in your strategy.
• Apply your strategy to the problem to arrive at an answer. Be sure to include your process in your solution - with your process recorded you can see where you went wrong (learn from your mistakes !!). If your solution is correct, you have a great example of how to answer that type of question.
• Does the answer seem reasonable? If it does not try a different approach, ask a neighbour, go to extra math help and ask your teacher, ask your uncle Fred....ASK! Do not use 'giving up' as an option - its only Math, how bad can it be!
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Semester 2

Thurs. June 2/22

Math 10C - we have collectively decided to write one test for the linear characteristics/linear equations chapters. We will begin equations tomorrow , having completed our work on characteristics today. Assigned Practice Test (L7).

Math 20-1 - as we painfully work our way through reciprocal functions, we have come to the end of the chapter. We will spend tomorrow ensuring everyone is ready for a short quiz on functions Monday. Assigned L5; #2 - 8.

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Wed. June 1/22

Math 10C - we looked into the last lesson for linear characteristics today - how the slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines are related. Assigned L6; # 7 - 13.

Math 20-1 - we took a step into the "weird" today. We continue to work with functions that are linear and quadratic, but now we are turning them upside down...literally. Reciprocal functions received a luke warm reception today so we will have another go at it tomorrow. Assigned L5; # 1a, b, 2b. A short chapter test in imminent.

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Tues. May 31/22

Math 10C - we continued with our work on slope and how the formula is the logical extension of Pythagoras. Assigned L 4; # 4 - 8.

Math 20-1 - absolute value equations. We used a graphing calculator to visually see the intersection of an absolute value linear function and a linear equation. We then looked into examples of solving these equations algebraically using our previous work on piecewise equations, incorporating subdomains with the appropriate (+) or (-) version of the absolute value function. Assigned L2; # 4 - 7.

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Mon. May 30/22

Math 10C - we investigated the next characteristic of a linear equation - slope. Students were introduced to the ratio that allows to quantify the slope. We will continue to use the concept of slope for the foreseeeable future. Assigned L4 # 4 - 8.

Math 20-1 - fresh start - absolute value functions. This chapter is an investigation to further expand students awareness of functions in general. Assigned L1; # 1 - 9.

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Fri. May 27/22

Math 10C - linear characteristics - we continued with the distance of a line and the midpoint of a line.

Math 20-1 - students wrote a Chapter Test on L1 - 4. No new homework assigned.

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Thurs. May 26/22

Math 10C - we continued with distance and midpoint. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-1 - we wrapped up some of the conceptual laps on systems of equations and inequalities. Test tomorrow.

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Wed. May 25/22

Math 10C - we started work on linear characteristics today. Assigned L1; # 4, 11, L2; # 1a, 3a, L3; # 1ac, 2c, 4ac.

Math 20-1 - quadratic inequalities - solving inequalities using shading and test points. Assigned L 4; # 1 - 5.

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Tues. May 24/22

Math 10C - students wrote a Chapter Test on Functions & Relations. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-1 - we investigated linear inequalities. These algebraic statements differ from equations in that they have solution areas, and not defined value(s) for answrers. Shading is required to express the solution graphically - this includes single variable and 2 variable inequalities. Assigned L3; # 1 - 8.

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Thurs. May 19/22

Math 10C - in preparation for Tuesday's Chapyter Test on Functions, students were given the period to work on the Practice Test and ask questions. Assigned L12; ALL

Math 20-1 - students wrote a Unit Test on Factoring and Quadratics. No new homework assigned.

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Wed. May 18/22

Math 10C - the notion of how graphs relate the quantities of the dependent and independent variables was examined today. It is important that students grasp this relationship as it is expanded on as they progress through high school. Assigned L11; ALL

Math 20-1 - we reviewed the main concepts of the 2 chapters that tomorrow's Unit Test will be based on. Students were given the period to work on any weak areas thay may have detected based on the review of their chapter tests. No new homework assigned - Unit Test tomorrow.

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Tues. May 17/22

Math 10C - function notation and problem solving (context) - assigned L10; # 1 - 5

Math 20- 1 - quadratic/quadratic systems of equations. Assigned L2; # 1, 3ac, 4, 5.

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Mon. May 16/22

Math 10C - function notation - substitution, domain, range. Assigned L9; # 1 - 10.

Math 20-1 - before starting a new chapter on systems of equations, we reviewed what students brought from Grade 10 math - the methods of solving a linear/linear system in clude graphing, elimination and substitution. We will use these methods as we explore linear/quadratic and quadratic/quadratic systems. Assigned L1; # 1,ac, 2, 4, 5, 6.

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Fri. May 13/22

Math 10C - function notation and how it compares to equation notation. L8; # 2 - 12.

Math 20-1 - some days ...games day ( attendance was poor and many students just seem to be running on fumes). No new homework assigned.

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Thurs. May 12/22

Math 10C - we looked into the difference between a function and some other relations. Assigned L7; # 1 - 9.

Math 20-1 - students wrote a Chapter Test on Rationals today. No new homework assigned.

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Wed. May 11/22

Math 10C - everyone's favourite...domain and range. We explored the concepts of domain and range and the set builder notation for them as well. Assigned L4; # 1 - 8.

Math 20-1 - in preparation for our Chapter Test tomorrow, students worked on the Practice Test (Lesson 10).

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Tues. May 10/22

Math 10C - students investigated the use of equations to communicate patterns as well as the context that the equations contain. Assigned L3; # 1 - 6.

Math 20-1 - we worked on problem solving today which reinforces the need for the skills portion of the chapter. Students were given examples of d/s/t scenerios where they had to use the information given to create rational equations. Assigned L9; #1 - 9. There will be a chapter test on Thursday on Rationals. I returned the Rational Quiz yesterday.

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Mon. May 9/22

Math 10C - before we get into functions, we have to identify the ways of communicating relationships bewteen the x and y axes. Students have worked on the 7 different ways to do this. Assigned L2; # 2 - 7.

Math 20-1 - we reviewed the Chapter Quiz today. This quiz covered the material from lessons 1 - 4. We have already completed work on multiplication and division and have already begun work on rational equations. Assigned L8; # 2 - 6.

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Fri. May 6/22

Math 10C - we started the Functions and Relations chapter today. Students worked on reviewing how to communicate 2 dimensional plane using ordered pairs. Assigned L1; # 1 - 4.

Math 20-1 - we have now progressed from expressions involving rational terms to equations. There are 2 methods we will be using solve equations; students are encouraged to be proficient in both. Assigned L 7; # 2 - 4.

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Thurs. May 5/22

Math 10C - students wrote a Chapter Test on Factoring - no new homework assigned.

Math 20-1 - Block 4 Math 20-1 wrote a chapter quiz on lessons 1 - 4 as well as looking (ever so briefly) at the transition from expressions to equations. We looked at 2 methods of solving and will investigate them further tomorrow. Assigned L7; #2

Block 3 Math 20-1 wrote a chapter quiz. After our usual question period, we did not have time to discuss rational equations. We will pick up from there tomorrow. No new homework assigned.

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Wed. May 4/22

Math 10C - students spent the class reviewing for their Chapter Test on Factoring tomorrow. Assigned L10; ALL - Test tomorrow.

Math 20-1 - continuing on with rational operations, we compared the division of fractions to the process of dividing rational expressions. Assigned L6; # 4 - 8. There will be a chapter quiz tomorrow on L1 - 4.

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Tues. May 3/22

Math 10C - we extended our learning to look at why we are factoring ...its to solve quadratic equations. Students were asked to equate their factors for a quadratic to zero and solve. We then looked at how this related to a graph of the quadratic. Its just a heads up for next year. Assigned L9; # 2 - 4.

Math 20-1 - moving through the operations with rational expressions, we looked at multiplication today. Assigned L5; # 2 - 6.

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Mon. May 2/22

Math 10C - now that all the heavy lifting has been done for the individual methods of factoring, lesson 8 is a review of all methods combined. It is mostly so students can test themselves on the decision making required for factoring. Assigned L8; # 1, 3, 4, 7.

Math 20-1 - adding and subtracting of rational expressions is even less entertaining than fractions...however.... the general idea hasn't changed. Assigned L4; #4, 5, 6.

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Fri. Apr 29/22

Math 10C - work period - no new homework assigned.

Math 20-1 - work period - no new homework assigned.

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Thurs. Apr 28/22

Math 10C - Assigned L7; # 4 - 13

Ma 20-1 - we did a couple of lessons today. We finished our work on simplifying and finding restrictions (NPV's) and then worked on adding and subtracting radical terms. I started with a quick, yet strangely painful example of adding fractions from a basic grade 7 question to show that the general idea is still the same for rationals. Assigned L2; # 4, 5, 7 and L3; # 6 - 8.

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Wed. Apr.27/22

Math 10C -

Math 20-1 -

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Tues. Apr 26/22

Math 10C -method of decomposition for factoring quadratics in trinomial form. Assigned L6; # 4 - 6, 8

Math 20-1 - students wrote a chapter test on quadratics today. No new homewrk assigned.

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Mon. Apr 25/22

Math 10C - after completing a quick review of Lessons 1 - 5, we began the process of factoring trinomials where a does not = 1. Assigned L6; # 3 only. Students have a chapter quiz on Lessons 1 - 4 Wednesday.

Math 20-1 - students worked on the Practice Test in class today. They had the opportunity to ask any question they had. Students will be writing a Chapter Test on Quadratics tomorrow. Assigned Practice Test.

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Thurs. Apr 14/21

Math 10C - more factoring.... special trinomials with the middle term that = 0. This is the factoring of difference of squares. We looked into this 2 term polynomial by multipying 2 binomials that are conjugates of each other so we can observe where the difference of squares come from. Once students can see how they are constructed, it is afairly simple task to factor them. Assigned L5; # 4 - 9.

Math 20-1 - we continued to work on Lesson 9 and also reviewed the Chapter Quiz on lessons 1 - 4. As there were some difficulties in the first 4 lessons, we used today's class as a work period where students were free to ask questions and collaborate with others. Chapter Test on Quadratics will be Tuesday April 26. No new homework assigned.

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Wed. Apr 13/22

Math 10C - we continued on with factoring... Assigned L4; # 1 - 5

Math 20-1 - last lesson for Quadratics - we worked on the applications of quadratics by interpreting word problems and relating some of the characteristics to context. Assigned L9; #1 - 9. The Chapter Test will be delayed until after the break....it was necessary.

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Tues. Apr 12/22

Math 10C - fantastic fun factoring....using the method of inspection to factor trinomials with an a parameter = 1. Assigned L3; # 4 - 10.

Math 20-1 -we investigated the use of the discriminant to see the nature of the roots of a quadratic. Assigned L7; # 4 - 7. There will be a Chapter Test on Thursday.

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Mon. Apr 11/22

Math 10C - more factoring. This will be the theme over the next week or so. Assigned L2; # 3 - 6, 7aceg.

Math 20- we looked into the uses of the discriminant and began work on word problem. For the quadratics requiring factoring where the factors are not integers, we looked at the famous (infamous?) quadratic formula. Student also wrote a chapter quiz on lessons 1 - 4. Assigned L6; # 4 - 7.

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Fri. Apr 10/22

Math 10C - we began work on factoring of polynomials. Assigned L 1; # 1 - 5

Math 20-1 - to convert the general form to th evertex form students must complete the square - each form gives specific information so it is necessary to be proficient in these conversions. L5; # 3 - 6

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Thurs. Apr 7/22

Math 10C - students wrote a Polynomials Chapter Test - no new homework assigned.

Math 20-1 - we looked into creating quadratic equations from 2 points and /or graphs. Assigned L4; # 2 - 8

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Wed. Apr 6/22

Math 10C - today was spent dealing with last minute questions regarding the multiplication and collection of polynomials. We did have some discussions rergarding problem solving questions - students must realize the strategies behind solving word problems is very similar to what they have been doing for years with numbers; the difference is working with polynomials instead of numbers. Assigned Practice Test.

Math 20-1 - we worked on how the parameters of a quadratic function relate to the transformations of the graph. Assigned L3; # 1 - 7.

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Tues. Apr 5/22

Math 10C - due to popular demand the chapter test on Polynomials will be on Thursday. Students spent the class preparing by working on the Practice Test (Lesson 7).

Math 20-1 - we briefly explored the vertex (standard) form of a quadratic function. Students should now be familiar with vertical and horizontal translations. Assigned L2; ALL

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Fri Apr 1/22

Math 10C  - the last lesson on the applications of what we have been doing so far with polynomials (problem solving). Assigned L6; # 1 - 8.

Math 20-1 - we began the next phase of quadratics today - the characteristics will be taking up most of our time over the next week or so. Assigned L1; # 1 - 4, 10, 11.

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Thurs. Mar 31/22

Math 10C - we covered questions from yesterday, then students wrote a quiz on polynomials. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-1 - students wrote a chapter test on Factoring & Applications of Factoring. No new homework assigned.

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Wed. Mar 30

Math 10C - more multiplying, more combinations of products to consider, more attention to order of operations, more focus on exponent laws. Assigned L5; # 1 - 5, 7, 9.

Math 20-1 - students worked on the Practice Test in anticipation of tomorrow's chapter test. Assigned Practice Test (L8).

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Tues. Mar 29/22

Math 10C - we continued with our work on multiplying polynomials. There was really nothing"new" to our work today with the exception of the number of products that need to be combined at the end of the multiplication process. We continue to rely on area diagrams, FOIL and the distributive property for most of what we do - students are encouraged to be mindful of accounting for the number of product that are now being produced as the questions become more labour intensive. We will have a Chapter Quiz on Thursday (Lessons 1-4). Assigned L4; # 1acegik, 2ace, 3, 4ace, 5ace. Quiz on Thursday.

Math 20-1 - we took a step back today to try and connect some of the dots that been left unconnected. Students were given an assignment requiring them to solve radical equations both graphically and algebraically. I am hoping that the notion of being able to see (graphing) what it is that we are trying to solve algebraically is helpful. To accommodate this step back, I have changed the test date on Factoring/Radical Equations to Thursday. Assigned; handout, Pratice Test (L8). Test on Thursday.

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Mon. Mar 28/22

Math 10C - we continued our work on multiplying polynomials using tiles, area diagrams, distributive property, and FOIL. Assigned L3; # 2 - 5, 8, 9

Math 20-1 - more radical equations. Students are now in a position to begin preparation for their Factoring Chapter Test on Wednesday. Assigned L7; # 1 - 4. Test on Wednesday.

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Fri. Mar 25/22

Math 10C - we began multipyling polynomials today. This operation is the foundation for student comprehension for factoring - its a big deal. Assigned L. 2; # 2, 5, 7, 8.

Math 20-1 - after spending some time looking into restrictions of radical equations and sketching the appropriate graphs, we solved these equations algebraically today. The Factoring Quiz from yesterday was returned and reviewed. Proficiency is strongly recommended. Assigned L6; # 1, 5, 6, 7.

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Thurs. Mar 24/22

Math 10C - students wrote a Chapter Test on Exponents. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-1 - we briefly looked into radical equations and how their graphs and solutions have very specific restrictions. Students also wrote a Chapter Quiz on Factoring. No new homework assigned.

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Wed. Mar 23/22

Math 10C - we began Polynomials today. The first lesson was a review of vocabulary and the application of vocabulary. Assigned L1; # 1 - 10. Students have a test on Exponents tomorrow.

Math 20-1 - we looked into using quadratics in the context of solving problems. Assigned L5; # 5- 10 (omit #6). Students have a Quiz tomorrow on factoring ( L 1- 4)

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Tues. Mar 22/22

Math 10C - in preparation for Thursday's Exponents Test, students worked on the Practice Test. No new homework assigned. Test on Thursday.

Math 20-1 - why do we factor? The answer to this question was discussed and lead us to the Zero Product law. We had a chat about quadratics in general and how equations, graphs, functions and characteristics are going to be studied over the next couple of weeks. Assigned L5; # 1 - 3. Factoring Quiz on Thursday.

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Mon. Mar 21/22

Math 10C - students wrote a Unit Test today. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-1 - students wrote a Unit Test today. No new homework assigned.

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Fri. Mar 18/22

Math 10C - students will be writing a Unit Test on Monday based on the Numbers and Trig chapters. Today, we reviewed the chapter test on Numbers. Test Monday, no new homework assigned.

Math 20-1 - students will be writing a Unit Test on Monday based on the Trig and Radicals chapters. Today we reviewed the Trig and Radicals Chapter Tests. Test on Monday, no new homework assigned.

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Thurs. Mar 17/22

Math 10C - we continued on with our work on exponent laws when the exponent is a rational number. Some of the learning gaps when working with fractions are starting to make an appearance so we did some review work on operations with fractions - these concepts require more practice than we have time available in this course. Assigned L6; # 1acegi, 2aceg, 3-5.

Math 20-1 - more factoring...its super fun...ask anyone. Assigned L4; # 1acegikmo, 3ace, 4ace, 5ace, 7.

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Wed. Mar 16/22

Math 10C - we continue with our work on exponents - today we did a short review of fraction operations and then looked at how the exponent laws are consistent with rational exponents. Assigned L5; # 1-6, 11

Math 20-1 - more factoring; this time with polynomials of degrees greater than 2, and with binomial bases. Assigned L3; # 1ace, 2bdfh, 3ab, 5ad, 6.

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Tues. Mar 15/22

Math 10C - we looked at scientific notation as a way to deal with extreme numbers. Assigned L4; # 5, 7, 8, 13, 14.

Math 20-1 - more factoring; this time using the method of decomposition. Assigned L2; # 6 - 11

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Mon. Mar 14/22

Math 10C - we will be working on exponent laws for the next few days. Today we finished up our work on integral exponents - some of the questiions are getting a bit heavy as students are now expected to apply all laws in the order they are meant to be applied. Assigned L3; # 11, 14, 16.

Math 20-1 - students wrote a chapter test on trigonometry today. I have collected their workbooks for assessment. No new homework assigned.

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Fri. Mar 11/22

Math 10C - the next section of exponent laws deals with exponents that are + or - (integers). We had a brief review of the rules that govern the operations with integers then looked at how that impacts our work with exponent laws. The laws reamin the same, but the rules regarding integers requires a little extra attention. A short cut to much of this will be discussed once the long way has been explored. Assigned L3; # 1-5.

MAth 20-1 - after finishing off questions regarding Trig (Practice Test), we began the process of reviewiing factoring from Math 10C. Many of the memories of factoring from grade 10 seemed a bit hazy so we will continue our review on Monday prior to the Trig Test. Assigned L1; # 1 - 5, Trig Test on Monday.

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Thurs. Mar 10/22

Math 10C - we continued on with our work on exponent laws. Assigned L2; # 3, 4, 7, 10, 11

Math 20-1 - after an extensive question period... students have been assigned the practice test (Lesson 9) in their workbooks in preparatin of the Trig Chapter Test on Monday. Assigned L9; ALL

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Wed. Mar 9/22

Math 10C - we started a fresh chapter today - we investigated the expansion of powers and the laws that we can use to shorten the workload. Assigned L1; 3 - 6, 8 - 18.

Math 20-1 - after much suffering, we completed our work on lines with distance and direction  - the chapter test has been moved to Monday of next week to accomodate this slight hiccup in progress. Assigned L8; # 1 - 6, 14 - 16.

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Tues. Mar 8/22

Math 10C - students wrote a chapter test on Numbers - no new homework assigned.

Math 20-1 - bearings.....direction.....vectors....a bit of difficulty on today's lesson. Some of the material is being built on prior knowledge during the darkest days of COVID so there are some learning gaps that we're trying to remedy. We will continue with this lesson tomorrow. Assigned L8; # 1

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Fri. Mar 4/22

Math 10C - in preparation for our next chapter test, students have been assigned the Practice Test.

Math 20-1 - as if sine law wasn't enough fun - we investigated the ambiguous case of sine law today. Students compared the reference angle to the given angle to see if 2 configurations of triangle were possible for the same reference angle ..... what?!. Assigned L7; # 3 - 6.

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Thur. Mar3/22

Math 10C - we completed our work on manipulating radicals by investigating radicands containing variables - the rules are still the same...math is like that. Assigned L7; #8acegik, 9ace, 10.

Math 20-1 - the gaps that are left from the sine law were investigated today - the cosine law emerged as the answer to those gaps. Assigned L6; # 2 - 5, 9.

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Wed. Mar 2/22

Math 10C - we continued looking into the simplifying of radicals. We start with square roots and then look at radicals with an index greater than 2. Assigned L7; #1, 2, 5, 7.

Math 20-1 - We started an investigation into sine law yesterday and continued with the concepts to see how it can be used to solve problems. Assigned L5; 1ac, 2, 3ac, 4ac, 5.

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Tues. Mar 1/22

Math 10C - students wrote a chapter quiz today. We also did a lesson on radicals (mixed to entire). Assigned L6; # 7 - 12, 14 - 16.

Math 20-1 - students wrote a chapter quiz today. We also did a brief lesson on sine law...it could have gone better (sad face emogi). No new homework assigned.

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Mon. Feb 28/22

Math 10C -we tried to make sense of simplifying radicals with an index other than 2...the adventure continues. Assigned L6; # 1 - 6.

Math 20-1- we are at the point where rotation angles, reference angles, primary ratios and the unit circle are all being used ...Assigned L4; # 7 - 12, 18.

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Fri. Feb 18/22

Math 10C - we worked on the simplifying of radicals. Assigned L5; # 1 - 11.

Math 20-1 - the legendary unit circle, providing fun for math students over the generations. Assigned L4; # 1 - 5.

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Thurs. Feb 17/22

Math 10C - classifying numbers based on the sets of numbers ( N, W, I, Q...). We also did some practice simplifying radicals with an index of 2 - this is another application of prime factorization. Assigned L4; # 1 - 9.

Math 20-1 - Block 3: we began the process of problem solving using rotation angles, reference angles and the CAST rules. Assigned L3; # 1 - 8, 11, 12

Math 20-1 - Block 4 - same as Block 3 but the assignment is L3; # 1 - 6, 11, 12.

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Wed. Feb 16/22

Math 10C - we investigated the definitions of rational and irrational numbers. In our investigation students worked on how to convert a non terminating but repeating decimal into fraction form. Assigned L3; # 1, 4, 5, 7, 12.

Math 20-1 - we continued with our look into using reference angles/points on the terminating arm to generate rules governing the signs of the ratios (for sine, cos and tan). Assigned L2; # 1 - 12.

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Tues. Feb 8/22

Math 10C - after a brief lesson on problem solving questions, students wrote a quiz on trig (just the ratio, angle relationship with the most basic of all questions using primary ratios to find an angle and a side length). Assigned L6; # 1 - 5.

Math 20-1 - there was a brief lesson on dividing radicals with a binomial divisor, after which students wrote a quiz on simplifying, adding & subtracting radicals. Assigned L5; # 1, 2

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Mon. Feb 7/22

Math 10C - we continued on with finding side lengths and angles. Assigned L5; # 2 - 9. Students will be writing a short quiz tomorrow on converting ratios/degrees and finding angles and side lengths.

Math 20-1 - we continued our look into operations with radicals by investigating how to divide radicals with a monomial divisor. Assigned L4; # 3ace, 4ace, 5ijkl, 7, 11. Students will write a short quiz tomorrow on simplifying radicals and collecting (AKA adding & subtracting) radicals.

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Fri. Feb 4/22

Math 10C - trig, trig and more trig. We worked on finding a side length given a side length and an angle. Assigned L3: # 1ghi, 10, 11, 12.

Math 20-1 - after dealing with questions from yesterday, we investigated how to multiply. Assigned L3; # 6, 7ac, 9a, 10b, 13.

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Thurs. Feb 3/22

Math 10C - today we reviewed the questions from yesterday, then looked into our shiny new workbooks. Notes were given on parallel lines and transversals, and students were assigned L4; # 2, 4, 13.

Math 20-1 - questions were dealt with then we looked into the concepts of adding and subtracting radicals. Assigned L2; # 2, 4, 7

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Tues. Feb 1/22

Math 10C - the first day of class is a magical time for all students.....but seriously, we went through some of the class rules, handed out the workbook forms requiring parent signatures and then hopped right into trigonometry. No homework assigned.

Math 20-1 - there is a parent form requiring attention regarding workbooks. Today's lesson was a review of simplifying radicals. Students were assigned a handout that needs to be completed for tomorrow. Any questions on the homework will be dealt with a the start of class. Both groups were absolutely wonderful today - I'm looking forward to a great semester!.

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Wed. Feb 2/22

Math 10C - we managed to do a group activity where students use info on angles and ratios to solve problems. From there, we formalized the activity into a series of steps. No new homework assigned. Permission forms are still required by some students.

Math 20-1 - we finished off our look into simplifying radicals by dealing with variables and coefficients. The 2nd handout is due tomorrow.

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Semester 1

Wed. Jan 19/22

CALM - last day to hand in any assignments.

Math 10C - Test day

Math 20-3 - Test day

Math 20-2 - Test day

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Tues. Jan 18/22

CALM - today we had a guest speaker ( Claudio from careersnextgen) discussing some of the options students have for careers in trades as well as some lesser well known areas of the economy. There is opportunity out there!

Math 10C - we finished off our last lesson for the semester! Students were given a couple more examples of problem solving that may be solved using systems of equations. Assigned Parctice Test - test tomorrow on Linear Equations and systems of Linear Equations.

Math 20-3 - last day for the hand out 5.3. Students will write their last test on Finance tomorrow.

Math 20-2 - using stats to solve problems. We discussed some basic stats word problems that brought together much of what we have studied this chapter; converting data scores to z-scores, finding the area under the curve, stating the answer in either % form, decimal form or back to data form. Super fun. Assigned L5; # 1 - 7 or for those who have the other edition of the workbook; L6; # 1 - 7. Test on Stats & Linear Inequalities tomorrow.

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Mon. Jan 17/22

CALM - work on resumes (those must be completed and handed in by tomorrow) and the moving out project.

Math 10C - applications of the methods of solving systems. Assigned L5; # 1 - 7.

Math 20-3 - simple and compound interest - these concepts include formulae which can be a bit tricky. Assigned H.O. 5.3.

Math 20-2 - finding the area under the normal curve between z-scores - yes it is as much fun as it sounds. Students worked with z-score tables and their graphing calculators on this. Assigned L4; # 1 - 4.

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Fri. Jan 14/22

CALM - more work on resumes and moving out project.

Math 10C - method of substitution - this concept is a bit tougher than the eleimination method but is very useful in certain circumstances. Assigned L3; # 1 - 5.

Math 20-3 - last day for H.O. 5.2.

Math 20-2 - we discussed the origins and uses of z-scores today. Assigned L3; # 1 - 9.

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Thurs. Jan 13/22

CALM - guest speaker - Melody discussed so of the issues surrounding drug abuse.

Math 10C - discussion about solving 2 equations containing 2 variables (2 linear equations at the same time). Assigned L1, 2; # 2 - 5

Math 20-3 - continue working on H.O. 5.2 (budgeting).

Math 20-2 - the meaning of standard deviation (a measure of dispersion/reliability of the data). Students are not responsible to know how to calculate the standard deviation using the formula, but they must be able to find it using their calculators. Assigned L2; # 1 - 6.

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Wed. Jan 12/22

CALM - moving out project.

Math 10C - last lesson for linear equations - problem solving.  Assigned L7; # 1 - 6.

Math 20-3 - Finance - hand out H.O. 5.1 ( research on banking institutions and simple calculations on banking fees and service charges. Assigned H.O. 5.1.

Math 20-2 - intro to stats - we looked into the 3 measures of central tendency (m, m, m) and how to edit a list to generate theses stats using their graphing calculators. Assigned L1; # 1 - 6

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Tues. Jan 11/22

CALM - last day to hand in resumes. Students began work on the Moving Out project. This is rather numeracy intensive and relies on experiences students may not have, so parents please feel free to lend a hand.

Math 10C - the last form of a linear equation is the point slope form We went through some of the class examples and also looked into some mre challenging questions. Assigned L4; # 1, 2, 4 and L5; # 3, 4, 5.

Math 20-3 - students completed their look into bank accounts (they were asked to research some stats on their own accounts as well as those of a classmate). Assigned H.O. 5.1.

Math 20-2 - using prior knowledge of linear equations, we looked into linear inequalities today and how we can use shading to find the solution area. Assigned L3; # 1 - 5.

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Mon. Jan 10/22

CALM - students worked on their resumes today.

Math 10C - we began work on our next chapter Linear Equations. This chapter will be combined into the Systems of equations chapter for the sake of expediency. Assigned L2; # 1, 7 and L3; # 2, 3, 8.

Math 20-3 - the last chapter is Finance. Students looked into their own bank accounts and the offerings of other institutions. Assigned hand out "Institutions".

Math 20-2 - we did a quick review of linear equations today, then transitioned into what a linear inequality would look like graphically in comparison. Assigned L2; # 3 - 6.

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Fri. Dec 17/21

CALM - students completed a quick assignment about Consumerism; this is food for thought regarding their ideas concerning spending for "needs" as opposed to "wants".

Math 10C - since it is the day before the break, we celebrated the seaon with an investigation into linear equations....just what every students' heart desires! Assigned L1; # 1 - 5. I have taken in the workbooks to ensure their safety and a non-math break.

Math 20-3 - students watched a Math related video on tesselations - they are everywhere!. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - students wrote a Test on Quadratic Equations. No new homework assigned.

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Thurs. Dec 16/21

CALM - Terry was in discussing Financial Literacy - we will be building on these ideas in the new year. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - students wrote a chapter test on Linear Characteristics. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-3 - students wrote a chapter test on Slope. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - students worked on the practice test in preparation for tomorrow's chapter test on Quadratic Equations. Assigned Practice Test, Test tomorrow!

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Wed. Dec 15/21

CALM - following up on many of the discussions we have been having about healthy relationships, students completed an assignment on Verbal and Non verbal interactions. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - students worked on the Practice Test in preparation for tomorrow's test on Linear Characteristics. Assigned Practice Test.

Math 20-3 - students worked on the Warm-Up assignment in preparation for tomorrow's chapter test on Slope. Assigned Warm Up Hand out.

Math 20-2 - in order to put some context into what students have been doing with quadratic equations, questions on problem solving have been assigned. Students need to be sure they understand the implications context has for domain and range as well as the applications for characteristics like vertices, and x/y intercepts. Assigned L7; ALL

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Tues. Dec 14/21

CALM -students completed a quick assignment on relationships and their importance.

Math 10C - we discussed the relationship between parallel slopes and perpendicular lines. Assigned L6; # 2 - 12.

Math 20-3 - students began work on the review assignment in preparation for Thursday's chapter test.

Math 20-2 - the quadratic formula...when all else fails. This is the last method of solving a quadratic equation/function. Students will have a test on Quadratics Friday of this week. Assigned L6; #1 - 7.

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Mon. Dec 13/21

CALM - decision making....

Math 10C - we worked on finding the slope of a line using graphs and the slope formula. Assigned L4; # 4 - 6, L5; #2, 3, 5, 6.

Math 20-3 - hand out 6.3 was due today. Tomorrow we will wrap up the chapter with a review...chapter test to follow (Thursday).

Math 20-2 - creating an equation from x intercepts (using factored form). Assigned L5; # 1 - 9.

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Fri Dec 10/21

CALM - students wrote about their reflections on our guest speaker yesterday and how to deal with 3 different scenarios. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - we discussed the midpoint of a line segment today which led us to a formula that makes the process even easier. Assigned L3; # 2ac, 4ac, 5, 13.

Math 20-3 - slope as a rate of change and how to calculate slope/rate from a table of values. Assigned hand out 6.3.

Math 20-2 - we investigated how to find the x intercepts/roots/zeros of a function/graph/equation today. The basis for much of what we are doing is still the ability to factor. Assigned L3; # 5 - 7, and L4; # 2 - 8.

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Thurs. Dec 9/21

CALM - we had a guest speaker in today talking about the finer points of resumes and the onterview process. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - we began the chapter on linear characteristics today - we started with how to calculate the distance between 2 points on the coordinate plane. Assigned L1; # 5, 11 and L2; # 3, 5, 7.

Math 20-3 - students completed and handed in 6.2. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - the last (almost last) of the factoring methods was discussed today. The method of decomposition/grouping is heavy in terms of the numeracy. Assigned L3; # 3 - 9.

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Wed. Dec 8/21

CALM - today was the last day for students to use class time to complete the HCS 3000 online course. The mark will be transferred on to Powerschool next week. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - students wrote a chapter test on Functions & Relations. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-3 - we tied in the use of primary ratios to express the slope in terms of an angle. We began today's class with a quick review of right triangle trigonometry so students could see how the rise/run ratio can be related to the angle of elevation using the tan ratio. Students will continue working on hand out 6.2 tomorrow.

Math 20-2 - we began the 2nd part of quadratics today - most of the work is based on the review of factoring from Math 10C or Math 20-1. Assigned L1; #1 - 10.

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Tues. Dec 7/21

CALM - this was the second (and last) visit by our guest speaker Krista, from AHS, who discussed with the students the rather large topic of healthey relationships. Please talk to your child about some of the ideas we discussed during this important and timely chat - ask about their stickman drawings!! No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - in preparation for tomorrow's chapter test on Functions & Relations, students worked on the Practice Test (Lesson 12). Test tomorrow.

Math 20-3 - students finished their work on hand out 6.1. This work will lead to a quick review of primary ratios (trigonometry). No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - students wrote a Unit Test on Measurement & Reasoning. No new homework assigned.

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Mon. Dec 6/21

CALM - we had a guest speaker today informing the class as to the many aspects of suicide prevention. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - we are nearing the end of the chapter on functions. There will be a chapter test on Wednesday. Today we looked into the comparison of quantities on the x and y axes as they relate to rates. Assigned L10; # 1 - 5, L11; # 1 - 5, 10 - 13. Chapter Test Wednesday.

Math 20-3 - students wrote a chapter test on Graphing today. we also started a new chapter on linear graphs. Assigned handout 6.1.

Math 20-2 - we reviewed the Reasoning Test in preparation for the Unit Test tomorrow. The rest of the class was used for studying purposes. Test tomorrow.

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Fri. Dec 3/21

CALM- students continue their work on HCS 3000 (Work Safety). Since there are many still not finished we will take Tuesday of next week to complete the course. Monday, Krista from AHS will be speaking to the class about sexual health (students exemptions will work in the Learning Commons during this period). No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - function notation..still/again. Assigned L9; # 1 - 10.

Math 20-3 - in preparation for Monday's chapter test, students completed and handed in the review handout. Test Monday.

Math 20-2 - students wrote a test on Quadratics. We will begin a new chapter (Quadratics the Sequel) on Monday. Unit test (Measurement & Polygons) will be Tuesday. No new homework assigned.

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Thurs. Dec 2/21

CALM - students continue work on the HCS 3000 workplace safety course. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - we are investigating the function notation - we drew parallels between it and the equation notation. Assigned L8; # 1 - 12.

Math 20-3 - in preparation for Monday's Chapter Test (Graphing), students worked on handout WarmUp to review for the test. Students must have the handout completed and handed in by the end of tomorrow's class

Math 20-2 - in preparation for tomorrow's test on Quadratics, students worked on the Parctice Test (Lesson 7). Test tomorrow.

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Wed. Dec 1/21

CALM - students have begun work on workplace safety. This online course will be something they can add to their resumes as well as earn a credit towards graduation. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - we briefly looked into the use of a graphing calculator by doing a linear equation. I do want students to appreciate the wonderful advantage the graphing calculator provides. We then began work on a classification of relation called functions. Students are expected to apply the definitions of a function through graphs, words, ordered pairs, equations, arrow diagramsand tables of value. Assigned L7; # 1 - 8.

Math 20-3 - we are wrapping up chapter 4 on graphing. Students were given today to complete handout 4.3. Tomoorw there will be a review assignment, followed by a test on Friday.

Math 20-2 - we seem to have hit a rough patch in the comprehension and application of quadratic concepts. We revisited some of the big picture ideas (the 3 forms of a quadratic equation and how they can be used). Many students struggle with the substitution of values into an equation as well as the manipulation of x and y axes in order to quantify some of the information provided from various problems. We will spend tomorrow completeing the Practice Test - there will be a chapter test on Friday.

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Tues. Nov 30/21

CALM - our guest speaker today was Krista from AHS discussing sexual health. No new homework assigned (all jokes aside).

Math 10C - domain and range....yes it is as much fun as you remember. Assigned L4; # 1 - 8.

Ma 20-3 - bias in graphing. The misperceptions that are possible when converting data to a graph. Assigned handout 4.3.

Math 20-2 - more conceptual examples of how quadratics can be used for a variety of situations. Assigned L6; # 1 - 6.

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Mon. Nov 29/21

CALM - priorities, priorities.. Students took part in a activity to see how well they can priortize and also work with in a team. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - we continue to look into some of the details of functions and relations. Today, the x and y intercepts (graphically and algebraically) were discussed. Assigned L3; # 3acegi, 4 - 7.

Math 20-3 - last day to complete the work on handout 4.2. The histogram on average cell phone hours was handed back and reviewed. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - we investigated quadratic functions with context today. This requires students to think both practically and conceptually within a given situation. Students are reminded that quadratics have 3 forms, each one giving specific details about the graph. Assigned L3; # 1 - 7.

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Fri. Nov 26/21

CALM - students completed their Reflection Form from yesterday's Guest Speaker. No new homeowrk assigned.

Math 10C - for Lesson 2 we discussed relations and how the x-axis quantities relate to the y-axis quantities. Assigned L2; ALL.

Math 20-3 - we discussed some of the contentious issues in graphing (bias, choice, interpolation/extrapolation, scale). We also did a "social" type experiment to create a histogram of the average screen time useage for a week of the students in class. Parents, check your child's screen time and see. Assigned handout 4.2.

Math 20-2 - the last form of quadratics (factored form) and all the information it provides. Assigned L4; # 1 - 7.

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Thurs. Nov 25/21

CALM - today we had Mitch from 7Steps speak to the class about trauma, choices, the legal system through stories of his life. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - we began our look into functions and all the details that icludes. Assigned L1; ALL.

Math 20-3 - students continued on their work on graphing. The choices of one type over another will be explored in the coming days. Issues such as efficiency, bias, and clarity will be discussed. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - more work on quadratics. Parents, please check in with your child and ensure they have a working graphing calculator as they will be using it regularly over the coming weeks. Assigned L2; ALL.

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Wed. Nov 24/21

CALM - time management was the assignment of the day. The purpose is to get students to reflect on how they spend their time and, based on the data, is there an alternative. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - students wrote a chapter test today. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-3 - graphing is the new chapter. We had a discussion about what students know about graphing and the choices they have. Assigned Handout 4.1.

Math 20-2 - we looked into the characteristics of quadratic functions. Much of the work involves using a graphing calculator. Assigned L2; ALL.

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Tues. Nov 23/21

CALM - students had a guest speaker (Mental Health). Great job interacting and contributing to the conversation.

Math 10C - there is a chapter test on Factoring tomorrow. Students spent the class working on the Practice Test (Lesson 10) and reviewing their Unit Test (Exponents & Polynomials). Test tomorrow.Assigned L10; ALL.

Math 20-3 - last day for Chapter 2 - students wrote their Chapter 2 Test today. Fresh start tomorrow. No new homework assigned.

Math 20- 2- we began our new chapter on Quadratics. Students started by applying the classification of degrees and the use of the graphing calculator. Assigned L1; ALL.

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Mon. Nov 22/21

CALM - we had a speaker in today to talk to students about the importance of mental health (truths and misconceptions). No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - in preparation for tomorrow's test students worked on the Practice Test (Lesson 10).

Math 20-3 - in preparation for tomorrow's test students worked on and marked the review hand out. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - students wrote a Chapter Test (Reasoning and Parallel Lines 7 Polygons). No new homework assigned.

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Fri. Nov  19/21

Tues. Nov 9/21

CALM - students worked on their Moving Out Project. This project is due tomorrow.

Math 10C - factoring trinomials using the method of inspection.....bring back any fond memories parents? Assigned L3; # 2 - 11.

Math 20-3 - tomorrow is the last day to work on and hand in the Part A Project.

Math 20-2 - we started a new chapter today. The content was mostly review in nature, but it is important that students remain vigilant and keep the angles we looked at today ready to use. Assigned L1; # 1 - 9.

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Mon. Nov 8/21

CALM - students continue to work on their Moving Out project. A parent signature is required, mostly so you all have the chance to look at the financial decision making of your child. It is very much a hypothetical assignment, but it does present an excellent opportunity for some real life knowledge to be shared! Project is due no later than Wednesday.

Math 10C - we continued with different variations of a common factor. This chapter requires significant attention to detail since we do build on prior knowledge. Assigned L2; # 3 - 9, 12.

Math 20-3 - students contue to complete their Project Part 1 - it is due Wednesday.

Math 20 - 2 - a quick game of circles - students are looking into strategies and patterns to see if their is a guaranteed way to win. I returned the Measurement Test and we reviewed the issues. Many students are struggling with this material. No new homework assigned.

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Fri. Nov 5/21

CALM - students continued their work on the moving out project.

Math 10C - more common factoring with a few curves and turns thrown in to make it interesting. Assigned L2; #1.

Math 20-3 - students cointinued working on their project.

Math 20-2 - we reviewed some of the heavier questions in L3. Some students struggle with the notion of replacing sample numbers with variables. We are now working on game theory; the math/patterns behind many games. Assigned 4; # 1 - 4.

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Thurs. Nov 4/21

CALM - students began the last project on the quarter - The Moving Out Project. It is quite complicated nd is supposed to get students thinking about the furture and their own financial literacy. Project due Wednesday.

Math 10C - students wrote the chapter test on Polynomials. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-3 - we discussed th erubric for our project - students worked on calculating the surface area for the field house. Project is due in on Wednesday.

Math 20-2 - the unit test marks were given back in order to review any issues. We then continued on to discuss false logic. Assigned L3; # 1 - 7

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Wed. Nov 3/21

CALM - students reseaarched 3 types of jobs/careers: part time retail, trades, professions. From their research students were to find out all prerequisites needed, and the annual income each provides. The income portion will be used tomorrow for our Moving Out Project. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - we continued our look into common factors. We have broken down each term in a polynomial into its most exanded form in order to see what elements are shared. Assigned L2; # 4 - 10, 12

Math 20-3 - the field house project will include surface area, cost of painting and shingling and metric/imperial conversions.

Math 20-2 - deductive reasoning is the logical extension to inductive reasoning. We are making the transition to create a conjecture to using variables to prove a conjecture. Assigned L2; # 1 - 4.

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Tues. Nov 2/21

CALM - students were given an assignment on reading and interpreting a pay stub. The level of moral outrage regarding deductions was charming. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - test is coming soon!! Students worked on the Practice Test to prepare for this event. Assigned L7; ALL

Math 20-3 - students created nets of the field house in preparation of the project. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - inductive logic; an investigation using examples that leads to a conjecture. Assigned L1; # 1 - 8.

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Mon. Nov 1/21

CALM - speaker Ms. Sands (success coach) discussed with students the effects of cigarettes, vapes and other substances. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - we continued with multiplication of polynomials today, looking at some basic logic type problems. These problems are the natural extension of simple middle school situations using polynomials instead of constants. Assigned L6; # 1 - 8. There will be a test on Wednesday.

Math 20-3 - we continued our work on the project (replacement for the Midterm). No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - we are beginning a quick look into mathematical thinking (including new vocabulary). The thinking that students are asked to do is transferable to any logical discourse - the vocabulary is a huge asset to any future debates. Assigned L1; # 1 - 9. Test tomorrow on Measurement.

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Fri. Oct 29/21

CALM - students wrote a reflection form regarding Terry's talk with the class about financial literacy. No new homeowork assigned.

Math 10C - we are near the end of the chapter on polynomials. There will be a test next week om Wednesday. Assigned L5; # 1, 3ac, 4ac, 5, 7a.

Math 20-3 - students were assigned to construct a net of the field house. This shape is a composite shape of 2 triangular prisms and a rectangular prism. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - we had our last lesson on scale factor. There will be a test next week on Tuesday. Assigned L7; Practice Test.

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Thurs. Oct 28/21

CALM - we had a guest speaker in today (Terry from your synergy) discussing financial literacy. The discussion covered topics such as budgeting (expenses and income), financial goal setting, taxes, and debt. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - continuing with the multiplication of polynomials. The concept goes deeper into the combination of polynomials and the use of distributive property to simplify them. Assigned L4; # 1 - 5, 7

Math 20-3 - students should have completed their initial review of trig by measuring and calculating the height of 3 objects. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - students were given the lunch period to complete yesterday's Unit Test (Radicals & Trigonometry). Today, we investigated the use of a linear scale factor to solve questions on area and volume. This is the last lesson in Measurement, so there will be a chapter test early next week - stay tuned. Assigned L7; #1 - 4.

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Wed. Oct 27/21

CALM - based on yesterday's speaker, students worked on an investigation into different career/job/profession choices. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - we reviewed the Unit Test (Trig & Numbers) and also continued on with a look into multiplication of polynomials up to and including binomials by binomials. The methods used were area diagram with tiles (for a visual look at what multiplication does), area diagrams with symbols, distributive property, and the infamous F.O.I.L.. Assigned L3; #2 - 7.

Math 20-2 - students wrote their first Unit Test (Radicals & Trig). No new homework assigned.

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Tues. Oct 26/21

CALM - we had a guest speaker (Claudio) who presented students with a huge range of information on trades, the RAP program and work experience program. Many students took the pamphlet on all the trades to discuss with parents when they get home. This is an excellent time to discuss career futures with your child - the work force is changing dramatically right now - this is an ideal time to plan.

Math 10C - we discussed classifying polynomials based on degree and also how to determine the lead coefficient. The discussion then went into the multiplication of polynomials, both visually using algebra tiles, and algebraically using the distributive property. Assigned L1; # 5 - 9, 16 and L2; #2, 5 - 8.

Math 20-3 - we constructed clinometers - these will be used to measure angles and begin our review for the Mid Term which will be in project form. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - there is a unit test tomorrow on Radicals and Trigonometry. Today's class was used to review key concepts and allow students time to go over their Practice Tests from those chapters. Test tomorrow.

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Mon. Oct 25/21

CALM -students are now refining their expectations of writing a resume to the next step which is to create a list of possible businesses that they would consider applying to. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - students wrote their Exponents Chapter Test today. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-3 - students wrote their Volume/Capacity Chapter Test today. No new homeowrk assigned.

Math 20-2 - we are ionvestigating the relationship between a linear scale factor and an area scale factor - its not complicated, but it tends to surprise students with the outcome. Assigned L6; #1 - 8. Don't forget...the Unit Test for Radicals & Trig is Wednesday, Oct 27.

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Fri. Oct 22/21

CALM - please be sure to bring the paper copy of your resume on Monday.

Math 10C - there will be a test on Exponents on Monday. We spent part of the class answering the last few questions from the Practice Test, we then went on to begin a review of Polynomials. Assigned L1; # 1 - 3, Test on Monday.

Math 20-3 - we finished off the last bit of material on Chapter 3. There will be a test on Chapter 3 on Monday.

Math 20-2 - due to popular demand (many different test scheduled on the same Tuesday, so they say), the Unit Test on Radicals & Trig will be on Wednesday. The other news from today is the work on scale factor with context (maps, drawing, statues). Assigned L5; #3 - 9.

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Thurs. Oct 21/21

CALM - students began work on their resumes. I have asked they hand in a paper copy of their resumes to me so I can put suggestions/marks/corrections on them. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - in preparation for our upcoming Exponents Test, students worked on the Practice Test. There will be a test on Exponents on Monday. Assigned Practice Test.

Math 20-3 - we are preparing for a chapter test on Volume/Capacity for Monday. Assigned Warmup.

Math 20-2 - after our fire drill.... we looked into the notation and concepts of scale factor. Assigned L4; # 1 - 9.

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Wed. Oct 20/21

CALM - students worked in groups to brainstorm ideas on how to react appropriately both in action and words. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - we completed our work on exponents/radicals with rational exponents. Assigned L6; # 6 - 17. There will be a test on Monday (Oct 25) on Exponents.

Math 20-3 - students worked on handout 3.4 (volume of spheres). We discussed the steps to convert volume measurement - conversions must be done 3 times; once for the length, once for the width, and once for the height. No new homework assigned. There will be a test on Monday.

Math 20-2 - we completed a look inot how linear regressions are done using a graphing calculator. Students without graphing calculators need to acquire one sooner rather than later. We also reviewed the Trig Test from last Thursday. Those marks will be posted on Powerschool shortly. No new homework assigned.

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Tues. Oct 19/21

CALM - students worked on their Laker logos. No new homeowork assigned.

Math 10C - the class started, as it usually does, with questions from the last lesson. The questions are getting more complex as the exponent laws are now combined and the exponents can take the form of natural , integer or rational numbers. Assigned L6; # 1 - 3.....could there be a test in the near future?

Math 20-3 - we discussed the use of the volume formula to calculate the volume of a sphere. Assigned hand out 3.4

Math 20-2 - equating the rate of change to the slope of a line. The units of measure for the independent and dependent variables are used as the unit of measure for the rate. Assigned L3; # 1 - 8.

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Mon. Oct 18/21

CALM - for limited students we had a speaker discuss some of the issues surrounding suicide. Parents, please have a chat with your child about today's discussion as this topic can resonate with some individuals. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - students wrote a Unit Test on Trig and Numbers. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-3 - today is the last day for hand out 3.3. We are getting closer to the end of this chapter. A chapter test will follow. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - students asked questiions regarding unit analysis, so we spent the first part of the class reviewing some question. After that, the discussion lead us to rates and ratios as well as how to calculate the unit rate. Assigned L2; # 1- 8.

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Fri. Oct 15/21

CALM - students wrote a Reflecyion Form about yesterday's guest speaker. For those who had time remaining, the deadline for completing HCS3000 is approaching, so any spare time students have should be put towards this task.

Math 10C - today we looked into the relationship between radicals and exponents. This is just one more step in the exploration of the exponential form numbers may take. Assigned L5; # 1 - 5. There is a Unit Test on Monday - the students voted for a slight delay so they could spend the weekend "preparing".

Math 20-3 - we continued with our work on volue ans capacity. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - a trip down memory lane of sorts. The concepts on measurement will be investigated - assigned L1; # 1 - 6.

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Thurs. Oct 14/21

CALM - we had a guest speaker today from yoursynergy, a local community resource. Students were given some great information on writing resumes, interview techniques, and success and disaster stories of interviewees. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - how can we write really big and really small numers - scientific notation. Assigned L 4; # 2 - 7, 13, 14.

Math 20-3 - conversions with the imperial system was discussed and the chaos that ensued sparked, I hope, a new appreciation opf the metric system. Assigned handout 3.3

Math 20-2 - Test day - everyones favourite. No new homework assigned.

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Wed. Oct 13/21

CALM - today was the last day of classtime for students to work on their HCS3000 online course. I will begin loading marks in to Powerschool this weekend. Those students who have not completed the course must find the time to do it before Q1 is over.

Math 10C - today we continued on our exploration of powers by looking at powers with negative (integer) exponents. Assigned L3; # 8 - 17.

Math 20-3 -tomorrow will be the last day to work on handout 3.2. We will examine how to convert volume and capacity tomorrow. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - tomorrow is test day so we spent the class working on a Practice Test. Assigned L6; ALL (Practice Test). Test tomorrow (Trig).

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Tues. Oct 12/21

CALM - students continued working on HCS3000. Marks will appear in Powerschool over the next week or so.

Math 10C - we reviewed any questions requested from yesterday's homework. Due to the shortened classtimes, we never got around to doing a new lesson. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-3 - we are transitioning from volume calculations to working with units of measure for capacity...unfortunately, this includes the chaotic imperial system. Assigned handout 3.2.

Math 20-2 - we looked at the one little thing the sine law stumbles over - the ambiguous case (where there are 2 possible triangles that both meet the same criteria). Students are reminded that when the angle found is greater than the given angle, a second solution must be included. Assigned L4; # 1 - 3. There will be a Trig Test on Thursday.

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Thurs. Oct 7/21

CALM - students continued their work on HCS3000. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - we are at the point where some of the questions are increasing in difficulty now that there are more than one law being applied in each question. We went through each of the class examples  abnd discussed frequently occuring mistakes students tend to make. Assigned L2; # 3 - 13.

Math 20-3 - this is the last day for handout 3.1. The solutions will be posted outside my door for students to assess. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - how much fun is math class when you combine trigonometry with circle geometry (asnswers vary). We explored questions involving direction (headings) and distance. In order for this to be a more doable assignment, we looked back to grade 7 and revisited the concepts of parallel lines and transversals (this allows us to manipulate the information so we have details inside our triangles as opposed to outside our triangles). Assigned L5; # 5 - 8, 12 - 15.

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Wed. Oct 6/21

CALM - we started our work on HCS 3000 today - this is a safety course that all CALM students ae required to take. It is worth 1 credit and it looks good on a resume. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - we investigated the exponent laws from the ground up using numerical and variable bases. Extensive practice is required to attain a level of proficiency. Assigned L1; # 10 -22

Math 20-3 - we started a new chapter on volume and capacity today. We will be working through a couple of issues that arise from having a 3rd dimension included in our measurements. Assigned handout 3.1 We will continue working on it tomorrow as well.

Math 20-2 - after taking some questions from the circle geometry assignment, it became obvious a review of grade 10 trig was necessary. We investigated the relationships between side lengths and angles. No new homework assigned.

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Tues. Oct 5/21

CALM - we had a guest speaker from AHS present information on relationships by zoom. Questions from last week were also answered. No new homework assigned.

Math 10C - students wrote a test today on Numbers. After the test we looked at the expnsion of power notation and powers where the exponent = 0. Assigned L1; # 1 - 8.

Math 20-3 - students wrote a test on Area today. Students were asked to hand in all worksheets so I can archive them for future use. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - we reviewed the 2 types of questions possible using sine and cosine laws (find an angle or find a side). We also reviewed some material from grade 9 math - circle geometry is always a good time! Assigned L5; # 1 - 4

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Mon. Oct 4/21

CALM - after a brief discussion about relationships, students exercised their own judgment and gave their best advice to a variety of senerios. Part of the discussion was when to involve an adult as part of a "solution" to a social problem.

Math !0C - we spent the first part of the class sorting out what the next test will be on (taking questions as we went). The overall conclusion is that there will be a test tomorrow on Numbers Chapter - prime factorization, GCF, LCM, and simplifying radicals plus classifying numbers. No new homework assigned. Test tomorrow.

Math 20-3 - I did an inventory on how prepared students feel about the the material on surface area - most feel ok with the concepts so there will be a test tomorrow. No new homework assigned.

Math 20-2 - we looked at the last few ideas on trig - sine law and cosine law. I think we cleared up a few misunderstandings. Assigned L3; # 6, 7

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Fri. Oct 1/21:

CALM - students finished their work on a one week list of menus that follow the Canada Food Guide - nutrition. No new HW assigned.

Math 10C - in preparation for a Chapter Test on Numbers (prime factorization, GCF, LCM, and simplifying radicals) students were reassigned the Practice Test.

Math 20-3 - students finished up any outstanding assignments for surface area and total surface area on 2-d and 3-d objects using nets and formulae. A fire drill took much of the class time. No new HW assigned.

Math 20-2 - students completed the questions on the hand out on Sine Law. Students were asked to hand in their work at the end of class. No new HW assigned.

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Thurs. Sept 30/21:

Holiday - Truth & Reconciliation Day

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Wed. Sept 29/21:

CALM - students were given some class time to complete Reflection Forms on our guest speakers from Monday and Tuesday. After that, students were asked to start work on a one week list of menus based on the healthy options provided by the Canada Food Guide. No new HW assigned.

Math 10C - students were given the opportunity to ask questions on prime factorization, GCF, LCM or simplifying radicals. Practice Test assigned. A Chapter Test is coming soon (TBA).

Math 20-3 - students were asked to reflect on their learning by revisiting the self assessment form to ensure they have understanding of the learner outcomes for the chapter on surface area and total surface area using nets and formulae. No new HW assigned. Chapter Test will be happening soon.

Math 20-2 - stiudents were given a break down of their work on triangles so far in the wonderful academic careers. The reason for this is so they can see the logical transition from similar triangles, to right triangles (and Pythagoras), to primary ratios to the next logical evolution of obliques triangles. The reason for this time line is to introduce the notion of the sine law and cosine law. Students were asked to create 2 different obliques triangles for this investigation into sine law and cosine law. Assigned The Law of Cosines Worksheet.

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Tues. Sept 28/21:

CALM -Guest Speaker - AHS Sexual Health zoom session. Assigned Reflection Form.

Math 10C -students continued their study of radicals. Assigned L7; # 4 - 10 (Lesson 7).

Math 20-3 - student check up - students have been assigned Hand outs 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4. These assignments help reinfoerce the learning outcomes of surface area when working with nest or formulae. No new HW assigned. A test will be given soon.

Math 20-2 - students were given time to complete their homework from yesterday on the law of sines. No new HW assigned.

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Mon. Sept 27/21:

CALM - Guest Speaker - Mental Health. Assigned Reflection Form.

Math 10C - more work on radicals. The difference between a mixed radical and an entire radical was discussed today. Assigned L6; # 3 - 6, 12, 13, 16.

Math 20-3 - we are nearing the end of the chapter on surface area (of 2-d and 3-d objects). As a form of review, students were assigned the Warmup assignment.

Math 20-2 - Test Day...sort of the opposite of the first day of summer vacation. No new HW assigned.

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Fri. Sept 24/21:

CALM - students begin their week menu following the Canada Food Guide.

Math 10C - estimating the values of non perfect square roots and cube roots. Assigned L 4; # 2 - 8, 11 (no calculators for #11, just estimates).

Math 20-3 - calculating the surface area of shapes involving circles (spheres, cones and cylinders). These calculations are by formulae only. The preferred process of using a formula is as follows:

(F) state formula

(S) show substitutions into the formula

(E) evaluate the answer.

Many students foind this amount of work to be arduous, but it has many benefits, an orderly demonstration of thought being one of them. It is difficult for students to learn from their mistakes if they can't follow work which is just a jumble of numbers.

Assigned Handout 1.4

Math 20-2 - investigation into sine law. No new HW assigned. Test on Monday (Radicals).

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Thurs. Sept 23/21:

CALM - introduction of the nutrition section of the program. We talked about which society/country in the world has the highest protion of elderly (Japan) and why that would be. Our discussion let us to the possibility that perhaps nutrition is part of the reason (a diet based mostly on fresh vegetables, fish and smaller portions of meat). This lead us to the Canada Food Guide. Assigned handout Food Guide Scavenger Hunt.

Math 10C - finish off work on simplifying radicals. Assigned L3; # 1 - 4.

Math 20-3 - last day to work on handout 1.3 (surface area).

Math 20-2 - Radiicals Test postponed. Students reviewed the primary ratios (SOHCAHTOA) in anticipation on working on obliques triangles. Assigned L1; ALL questions (starts on p. 156).

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Wed. Sept 22/21:

The images below are links to RVS approved digital resources that  students and parents may find useful.

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