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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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    pmacfadyen@rockyview.ab.ca

    403.272.8868 ext. 4578

    Semester 1:

    Thurs. Jan 19/23

    The schedule for rewriting Unit Tests:

    Math 20-1 .............................................................................Math 20-2
    1. Mon. Trig/Radicals ........................................................Mon. Trig/Radicals
    2. Tues, Factoring/Quadratics....................................... Tues. Quadratic Functions/Equations
    3. Wed. Rationals/AbsVal&Recip Functions................Wed. Reasoning/Measurement
    4. Thurs. Sequence&Series...............................................Thurs. Statistics

    Friday - I have so much marking to do...

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    Wed Jan 18/23

    Math 20-1 - Final Exam.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - Final Exam.

    Math 20-2 - Chapter Test (Graphing).

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    Tues. jan 17/23

    Math 20-1 - study period. Final Exam tomorrow.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - study period. Final Exam tomorrow.

    Math 20-3 - work period. Chapter test tomorrow.

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    Mon. Jan 16/23

    Math 20-1 - students wrote the last chapter test of the semester. No new homework assigned. There will be an adapted Final Exam on Wednesday. Students were issued Review packages last week.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - students wrote the last chapter test of the semester today. No new homework assigned. There will be an adapted Final Exam on Wednesday. Students were issued review packages last week.

    Math 20-3 - we are just going to finish up the last chapter (Graphing) and get ready for the last chapter test on Wednesday. No new homewok assigned.

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    Fri. Jan 13/23

    Math 20-1 - last lesson on S&S. Assigned L5; # 2 - 4. Test on Monday.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - last lesson on Stats. Assigned L5; # 2 - 5. Test on Monday.

    Math 20-3 - assigned hand out 4.2. This is due Tuesday of next week - no extensions due to obvious reasons.

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    Thurs. jan 12/23

    Math 20-1 - we looked into questions that require the sum of a sequence (series). The investigation included transitioning from a question involving numbers to the formula for the sum of a series involving variables. Assigned L4; #1 - 4

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - finding the area/probability between 2 z scores was the job for today. There is one method involving the z-0score tables and another using the graphing calulator - both are excellent, but only one really shows the math behind the answer. Assigned L4; # 1 - 5.

    Math 20-3 - hand out 4.1 is late.

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    Wed. Jan 11/23

    Math 20-1 - we investigated the application of the general term in problem solving scenerios. Assigned L3; # 1 - 4.

    Math 20-2 - if calculating the standard deviation wasn't enough fun...welcome to the calculation of the z score! Assigned L3; # 1 - 9.

    Math 20-3 - we did a quick look at how to read a graph (emphasis on the circle graph since it is a bit more demanding). Hand out 4.1 should now be complete and handed in.

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    Tues. jan 10/23

    Math 20-1 - students wrote a test on Absolute Value + Reciprocal Functions. No new homework assigned.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - students worked on a review package in preparation for their Final exam next week. No new homework assigned.

    Math 20-3 - students continued work on creating graphs from data. Assigned hand out 4.1.

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    Mon. Jan 9/23

    Math 20-1 - there will be a short chapter test on Absolute Value and recoprical functions tomorrow. We did a small review of the material today. We also began work on arithmetic sequences, including finding the general term. Assigned L2; # 1cdf, 3, 4, 6. Test tomorrow.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - after a brief introduction on measures of central tendency, we looked into dispersion of data and began work on the standard deviation. We examined how it is calculated using the formula (sigma and the sum symbol were used) and also the graphing calculator. Assigned L2; # 1 - 8.

    Math 20-3 - last chapter of the semester!!. We reviewed the criteria for various graphs and the type of data each graph uses. Assigned hand out 4.1.

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    Wed. Dec 21/22

    Math 20-1 - attendance was poor so we went over questions from last class and students were givena a work period. I will have a vote tomorrow to see if students would prefer to write the chapter test on AbsVal/Reciprocl Functions before of after the break.

    Math 20-2 - assigned Lesson 5 - Practice Test.

    Math 20-3 - tomorrow is the last day to hand in material from chapter 3.

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    Tues. Dec 220/22  School closed due to weather.

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    Mon. Dec 19/22

    Math 20-1 - we investigated reciprocal functions - the graphing does require some practice. Assigned L5; # 1 - 4

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - more work on deductive reasoning - students investigated false proofs. Assigned L3; ALL

    Math 20-3 - we need to wrap up our current chapter before the break. Assigned hand out 3.3.

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    Fri. Dec 16/22

    Math 20-1 - we continued our work on absval functions, using subdomains as a way to solve absval functions. Assigned L2; # 4, 5.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - we continued our investigation into logic/reasoning by highlighting the differences between inductive (patterns/observations) and deductive (true statements). Assigned L2; # 1 - 4

    Math 20-3 - work period. All 3.2's should be in.

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    Thurs. Dec 15/22

    Math 20-1 - a glorious day for a test. No new homework assigned.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - students wrote a Chapter Test on Angles. No new homework assigned.

    Math 20-3 - we worked on imperial capacity conversions today. Assigned handout 3.2 (due).

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    Wed. Dec 14/22

    Math 20-1 - we were going to write the Chapter Test on Systems but...it seemed like another day of studying was in order. Test tomorrow, no new homework assigned.

    Math 20-2 - students worked on inductive reasoning. Assigned L1; # 1 - 10.

    Math 20-3 - last day to hand in the project. Hand out 3.2 due tomorrow.

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    Tues. Dec 13/22

    Math 20-1 - we looked into the absval functions today. Assigned L1; # 4, 5, 9. Students have a Chapter Test tomorrow on Systems.

    Math 20-2 - we discussed any questions regarding the Practice Test, then we began work on Mathematical Reasoning. No new homeweork assigned. Students have a Chapter Test on Angles on Thursday.

    Math 20-3 - last day for projects.

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    Mon. Dec 12/22

    Math 20-1 - we discussed any outstanding questions from any of the lessons in this chapter. There will be a Chapter Test on Wednesday. Assigned Practice Test. Test on Wednesday.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - students asked questions regarding previous lessons then spent the rest of the class preparing for the Chapter Test on Thursday. Assigned Practice Test - Test on Thursday.

    Math 20-3 - we continue to work on the project. We went through the starting off point for the isometric drawing. Hand out 3.2 will be due on Wednesday. No new homeowrk assigned.

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    Fri. Dec 9/22

    Math 20-1 - Assigned L6; # 1 - 5, 7

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - Assign L5; # 1 - 13

    Math 20-3 - students worked on material from yesterday. No new homework assigned.

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    Thurs. Dec 8/22

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

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - work period. No new homework assigned.

    Math 20-3 - students continued to work on hand out 3.1 and their project.

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    Wed. Dec 7/22

    Math 20-1 - Assigned L4; # 1 - 6.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - Assigned L4; # 1 - 9

    Math 20-3 - Assigned hand out 3.1, time for project was also given.

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    Tues. Dec 6/22

    Math 20-1 - Assigned L3; # 3 - 7

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - Assigned L3; # 3 - 10.

    Math 20-3 - new chapter - Volume & Capacity. Students given the Self Assessment and handout 3.1.

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    Fri. Dec 2/22

    Math 20-1 - inequalities and how solutions are now areas as opposed to a single number. Assigned L3; # 1, 2

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - Assigned L2; # 1 - 9.

    Math 20-3 - students were given time to work on their projects.

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    Thurs. Dec 1/22

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

    Math 20-2 - students wrote a Unit Test on Quadratics. No new homework given.

    Math 20-3 - Project.

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    Wed. Nov 30/22

    Math 20-1 - Assigned L2; #1 - 10.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - Review - Unit Test tomorrow.

    Math 20-3 - Project.

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    Tues. Nov 29/22

    Math 20-1 - Assigned L1; # 1 - 7.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - work period.

    Math 20-3 - project.

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    Mon. Nov 28/22

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

    Math 20-2 (am)- students finished their Chapter Test on Measurement.

    Math 20-2 (pm) - students wrote the Chapter Test on Measurement.

    Math 20-3 - students finished off their Test on Measurement, then began work on the Project.

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    Fri. Nov 25/22 - we examined mistakes made on the Factoring and Quadratics tests today. Students will write a Unit Test based on facoring and quadratics on Thursday of next week. Since we completed the chapter on Rational Expressions and Equations yesterday, there will be a chapter test on Rationals on Monday of next week. No new homework assigned. Tests Monday and Thursday.

    Math 20-2 (am) - students wrote a Chapter Test on Measurement today. Since the test was a bit long, 30 minutes will be given on Monday for students to complete the test. No new homework assigned.

    Math 20-2 (pm) - students spent the class reviewing for Monday's Chapter Test on Measurement. Assigned Practice Test.

    Math 20-3 - students wrote a Chapter Test on Measurement. We will continue the test on Monday. No new homework assigned.

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    Thurs. Nov 24/22

    Math 20-1 - we completed the chapter on Rationals today by looking at equations with no solutions and word problems. There will be a test on Monday on Rationals. Assigned L8; # 3 - 5, L9; # 1 - 5, 7.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - students worked on the Practice Test. Test on Monday.

    Math 20-3 - this is the last day to hand in hand out 1.4. There will be a test tomorrow on Measurement.

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    Wed. Nov 23/22

    Math 20-1 - today we looked into solving rational equations algebraically. We used 2 methods, cross mutilplication and clearing the denominators using the LCM. Assigned L7; #  2, 3bdf, 4.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - we worked hard today to get through the concept of using ASF to calculate the new area of a transformed original area. We went on to use the same idea to calculate new vs original volume using LSF. Assigned L7; # 1 - 7.

    Math 20-3 - hand out 1.4 is due tomorrow. There will be a chapter test on Friday.

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    Tues. Nov 22/22

    Math 20-1 - the key to mutltipying and dividing rational expression seems to be factoring. Assigned L5; #3ac, 4bd, 6, and L6; #3bd, 4a, 7a.

    Math 20-2(am/pm) - we discussed the relationship between LSF and ASF. Assigned L6; # 1 - 6.

    Math 20-3 - most students worked on hand out 1.4, the remainder wrote the Chapter 2 Test that they misssed last week. No new homework assigned.

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    Mon. Nov 21/22

    Math 20-1 - hey kids, who wants to add rational expressions?! Assigned L4; # 3 - 6

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - assigned L5; ALL

    Math 20-3 - we continue with proportional thinking. Assigned hand out 1.4.

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    Fri. Nov 18/22

    Math 20-1 - if you didn't like adding and subtracting fractions in the miidle school, you're going to love doing it with polynomials. Ask your child to demo a questions for you. Assigned L3; # 6 - 8.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - we continued on with measurement today, looking into how to calculate scale factor and how it can help us determine reductions and enlargements. Assigned L4; # 1 - 9.

    Math 20-3 - we continued wotking on hand out 1.3. We started the class with a quick recap as to where we are and what we have done so far in the chapter. Hand out 1.3 will be due at the end of class on Monday.

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    Thurs. Nov 17/22

    Math 20-1 - students were given an extra 15 minutes to complete yesterday's test. We also started Rational Expressions and Equations today. Our first task was to draw a comparison between the concepts surrounding fractions to what we have to do to simplify a rational expression. Assigned L1; # 3 - 5 and L2; # 3 - 5.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - rates of change were discussed today. This concepts piggybacks off of what students did last year in Linear Equations - slope is rate of change. Assigned L3; # 1 - 6

    Math 20-3 - students are now getting questions involving conversions with area. Assigned hand out 1.3.

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    Wed. Nov 16/22

    Math 20- - students wrote a chaptert test on quadratics today. No new homework assigned.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - we looked into rates and ratios and the difference between them. Students also calculated unit rates and applied this to problems. Assigned L2; #1 - 5, 8, 9.

    Math 20-3 - today was the last day to hand in handout 1.2. No new homework assigned.

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    Tues. Nov 15/22

    Math 20-1 - students spent the period working on a practice test in preparation of tomorrow's chapter test on quadratics. Assigned L 8; Practice Test.

    Math 20-2 - we are starting a new chapter on Measurement so we reviewed some ideas that have apparently been forgotten. Assigned L1; ALL.

    Math 20-3 - we continued with our work on estimating using referents and calculating area. Assigned hand out 1.2.

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    Thurs. Nov 10/22

    Math 20-1 - we completed our work on problem solving - creating quadratic equations by assigning a single variable to one of the elements in the problem. Assigned L7; #1 - 6.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - in spite of the poor attendance, we started our work on Measurement by seeing what students remember from previous years.....I remain hopeful. Assigned L1; ALL.

    Math 20-3 - hand out 1.2 was discussed and handed out. No new homework assigned.

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    Wed. Nov 9/22

    Math 20-1 - so what do you do when you can't factor a quadratic function with integers.....ask your child about the Q.F. Assigned L6; # 1 - 9.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - students wrote a Quadratics Chapter Test. No new homework assigned.

    Math 20-3 - last class for hand out 1.1. No new homework assigned.

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    Mon. Nov 7/22

    Math 20-1 - we started looking into the nature of roots today. We still have a couple of ideas to expand upon. Assigned L7; #1 -3.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - in preparation for Wednesday's test, students worked on the Practice Test. Assiigned L8 - Practice Test. Test on Wednesday.

    Math 20-3 - students wrote a chapter test today - no new homework assigned.

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    Fri. Nov 4/22

    Math 20-1 - we worked on the quadratic formula today. It is mostly "plug and chug" math, but the reason to use it and the simplifying of the answer can be problematic. Assigned L6; # 1 - 7

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - problem solving ...everybody's favourite. Assigned L7; # 1 - 6.

    Math 20-3 - we looked at area conversions to give students options. Hand out 1.1 is due no later than Monday.

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    Thurs. Nov 3/22

    Math 20-1 - students worked on how to convert the general form of a quadratic function to the standard form. We will have a competition on completing the square on Tuesday. Assigned L5; ALL

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - more work on quadratics - Assigned L4; # 1-9

    Math 20-3 - students continued to work on hand out 1.1. No new homework assigned.

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    Wed. Nov 2/22

    Math 20-1 - creating an equation from vertex and 2nd point. Assigned L4; # 1 - 5

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - creating an equation from the x ints to factored form. Assigned 5; # 1 - 9.

    Math 20-3 - we are starting chapter 1 on surface area. Assigned hand out 1.1.

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    Tues. Nov 1/22

    Math 20-1 - assigned L3; # 1 - 8

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - assigned L4; # 1 - 6

    Math 20-3 - students had an organizational day to catch up on missing assignments and set up their binders so as to archive previously completed material. No new homework assigned.

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    Mon. Oct 31/22

    Math 20-1 - we continued on with our work on quadratics - today we investigated the link between roots, x ints and zeros. Assigned L2; # 1 - 4.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - we revisited the work from Lesson 3 where students were asked to solve qudratics by factoring. No new homeowrk assigned.

    Math 20-3 - today was an organizational day for students to work on missing assignments.No new homework assigned.

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    Fri. Oct 28/22

    Math 20-1 - students finished of a rather lengthy Factoring Test. No new homework assigned.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - we went over any questions students had regarding L1 and L2. It is important to stay on top of the factoring methods as they will be applied as the lessons continue. Assigned L3; # 2 - 8.

    Math 20-3 - we watched a video on how shapes and scale work in actual cases. No new homework assigned.

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    Thurs. Oct 27/22

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

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - we reviewed some of the methods of factoring from G10 - for some students it was like they had never seen it before. We looked at finding the greatest common factor (GCF), factoring by inspection, factoring difference of squares and decomposition. Assigned L1; # 9 - 13, and L2; # 3 - 7.

    Math 20-3 - students finished off their Unit Test on trig and scale. No new homework assigned.

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    Wed. Oct 26/22

    Math 20-1 - we briefly looked into quadratics (degree 2 function) and discussed some of the forms and characteristics they have. Assigned L1; # 1 - 4.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - factoring begins - today was a review of last year's math. Assigned L1; # 1 - 6.

    Math 20-3 - students wrote their Unit Test. No new homework assigned.

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    Tues. Oct 25/22

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

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - students wrote a Chapter Test today. No new homework today.

    Math 20-3 - test has been postponed until tomorrow. Students worked on exploded view today. This is the last of the "perspectives". Assigned hand out 2.3. Test tomorrow.

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    Mon. Oct 24/22

    Math 20-1 - in preparation for tomorrow's unit test, students were given a work period. There will also be a Chapter Test (Factoring) on Thursday. No new homework assigned - Test tomorrow.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - students worked on getting ready for tomorrow's test on Quadratics. No new homework assigned.

    Math 20-3 - in a bit of a twist, students worked in groups to create their Unit Test for tomorrow. I will take the questions, align them with the appropriate outcomes and THAT will comprise the test. No new homework assigned.

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    Fri. Oct 21/22

    Math 20-1 - we have complete the chapter on Quadratics today. There will be a test on Quadratics on Thursday of next week. The Unit Test on Radicals + Trig will be Tuesday of next week. Assigned Practice Test.

    Math 20-2 - we have finished the chapter on Quadratics today. there will be a test on Tuesday of next week. Assigned Practice Test.

    Math 20 - 3 - hand out 2.2 is now due. There will be a Unit Test on Tuesday based on our work on Trigonometry and slope. No new homework assigned.

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    Thurs. Oct 20/22

    Math 20-1 - students are wrapping up the remains of radical equations. We will be in a position to test the Quadratics Chapter next wek...but let's get the Unit Test (Radicals+Trig) out of the way first. There will be a Unit Test on Tuesday of next week on radicals and trig - a chapter test on quadratics will follow on Thursday of next week. Today the assignment was: L7; # 1 - 6.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - students wrote a Unit Test (Radicals+Trig) - no  new homework assigned.

    Math 20-3 - we continued to work on creating orthographic diagrams from isometric diagrams - sounds like Art class but there is scale involved so it's still about the Math. Assigned handout 2.2.

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    Wed. Oct 19/22

    Math 20-1 - we continued our look into solving radical equations (graphically and algebraically). Assigned L6; # 6 - 11

    Math 20-2 - in preparation for tomorrow's Unit Test ( Radicals + Trig), no new homework was assigned.

    Math 20-3 - more work on perspective. We investigated how to create isometric diagrams and use scale as well. No new homework assigned.

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    Tues. Oct 18/22

    Math 20-1 - our work in quadratics has, strangely enough, led us back to radicals. We looked for ways to solve radical equations both graphically and algebraically. Assigned L6: #1, 4. Unit Test on Thursday (Radicals + Trig).

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - we finishing up on our look into quadratics. We worked on another lesson involving problem solving. Assigned L6; ALL. There will be a UniT Test on Thursday (Radicals + Trig). Sorry for the changes to the date of this test.

    Math 20-3 - we are starting to look into other points of view - orthographic view was discussed today. Assigned hand out 2.2.

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    Mon. Oct 17/22

    Math 20-1 - we are starting the word problem portion of the chapter now that the "skills" section is complete. Assigned L5; # 1aei, 2adf, 3ae, 4b, 5 7, 9. There will be a Chapter Test (Quadratics) on Thursday and a Unit Test ( Trig and Radicals) on Tuesday of next week.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - we revisited some of the concepts from L5 - this is where we put context into the characteristics like x-intercepts and vertices, etc. Assigned L5; ALL. There will be a Unit Test (Radicals & Trig) on Thursday of this week.

    Math 20-3 - today is the last day for hand out 2.1. No new homework assigned.

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    Math

    Fri. Oct 14/22

    Math 20-1 - we continued with other variations of factoring involving long strings of polynomial factors arising from degree 4 or higher polynomials. Students are also working on factoring polynomials with binomial bases using a replacement method (A=). Assigned L4; # 1acegikmo, 2, 3ace, 4ace, 5abc, 6, 7.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - reinforcing the information each of the 3 forms of a quadratic function provides, we began work on word problems which now allows us to see the difference context makes to how/why information is used. Assigned L5; ALL.

    Math 20-3 - students are now working on hand out 2.1. This hand out requires they look at scale factor and it's uses. Assigned hand out 2.1.

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    Thurs. Oct 13/22

    Math 20-1 - more factoring...will it ever end?! Assigned L3; # 1ace, 2aceg, 3, 5ac, 6 - 10

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - discussions into how to determine the equation of a quadratic given specific information. Assigned remainder of L4.

    Math 20-3 - students finished their look into scale factor by completing an enlargement or reduction of a shape of their choosing using single point perspective. No new homework assigned.

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    Wed. Oct 12/22

    Math 20-1 - factoring of trinomials using decomposition. Assigned L3;

    Math 20-2 - continung our work on quadratics; the vertex/standard form was discussed. We will be looking into 3 forms of quadratic functions and the specific information they contain. The big picture idea is to have students become proficient relating the function, graph and characteristics seamlessly. Assigned L4; # 1 - 5

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

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    Tues. Oct 11/22

    Math 20-1 - a quick trip down memory lane - factoring from grade 10 (GCF, inspection, grouping). Assigned L1; ALL

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - we investigated the 2 forms of a quadratic function to see how the conversion of forms happens and the information given by the functions which can then be converted to graphs, table of values, characteristics etc. Assigned L3; # 1 - 7.

    Math 20-3 - students wrote a Chapter Test - no new homework assigned.

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    Thurs. Oct 6/22

    Math 20-1 - students wrote a Chapter Test Trigonometry. No new homework assigned.

    Math 20-2 (am) - we examined the quadratic function in general form and standard form. Assigned L2; # 8 - 15.

    Math 20-2 - we continued our work using the graphing calculator to find characteristics of a quadratic function. Assigned L2; # 1 - 7.

    Math 20-3 - Test on Tuesday. Last day to hand in 6.3.

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    Wed. Oct 5/22

    Math 20-1 - in preparation for tomorrow's Chapter Test (Trigonometry), students spent the class working on the Practice Test. Test tomorrow.

    Math 20-2 (am) - we continued working on our understanding of quadratic equations and their characteristics. The use of the graphing calculator has allowed us to bypass some of the algebraic methods. We will continue this exploration for a few more days. Assigned L2; # 6 - 15

    Math 20-2 (pm) - since we just scratched the surface of quadratics and some of the ig ideas they entail (tables, graphs, plotted points, characteristics), we continued our look into graphing the equations/functions and finding the characteristics that make quadratics unique. Assigned L2; # 1 - 5.

    Math 20-3 - students continue dworking on rates of change and how they relate to the slope. Assigned and out 6.3.

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    Tues. Oct 4/22

    Math 20-1 - we had one last kick at the headings/bearings questions. No new homework assigned Test Thursday.

    Math 20-2 (am) - our look into quadratics continues. Assigned L2; # 1 - 5.

    Math 20-2 (pm) - a very brief look into quadratics. Assigned L1; ALL

    Math 20-3 - hand out 6.3 continues. This relates the slope to the concept of rate of change. Assigned hand out 6.3.

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    Mon. Oct. 3/22

    Math 20-1 - we spent the entire class revisiting the concepts of direction and distance together. No new homework assigned. There will be a Chapter Test on Thursday of this week.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - students reviewed some of the more asic concepts surrounding equations and functions. The use of the graphing calculator is now required. Assigned L1; ALL questions.

    Math 20-3 - we dealt with the use of the term "rate of change" as another way of using slope - the math is the same, the sources may differ. Assigned hand out 6.3.

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    Thurs. Sept 29/22

    Math 20-1 - the use of direction was introduced today. We examined how to apply direction in the form of headings and bearings. Assigned L8; # 1 - 4, 6, 7.

    Math 20-2 - students wrote a chapter test on trigonometry today. No new homework assigned. Parents/Guardians, I had students hand in their workbooks so I can assess a homeowrk mark for them.

    Math 20-3 - today is the last day for hand out 6.2.  No new homeowrk assigned.

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    Wed. Sept 28/22

    Math 20-1 - we looked into the gaps the sine law doesn't address and came up with cosine law as a way to fill those gaps (SSS, SAS). Assigned L6; # 1, 6, 9, 12.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - in preparation for tomorrow's test on Trig, we went through questions from yesterday and spent most of the class on the Practice Test. Assigned Practice Test, test tomorrow.

    Math 20-3 - we continued working on hand out 6.2, which relates trig and slope. No new homework assigned.

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    Tues. Sept 27/22

    Math 20-1 - we began looking into non right triangles as a logical extension to our work on primary ratios and the unit circle. We investigated the sine law by finding the common quotients the sine of each angle has with its opposite side in a given triangle. Assigned L5; # 1, 2, 6, 7.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - we investigated the application of direction (bearings) to our work with sine and cosine laws. Creating sufficient information that applies inside the triangle created is problematic - we revisited parallel lines and transversals to help us in this area. Assigned L5; # 6, 7, 12. There will be a test on Thursday (Trigonometry).

    Math 20-3 - moving along with our work on slope - we looked into problems where we can express the slope as an angle instead of a ratio. This brought us back to some of the reasoning from trigonometry. Assigned hand out 6.2.

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    Mon. Sept 26/22

    Math 20-1 - we completed the rest of Lesson 4 today. Assigned L4; # 10 - 18.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm)- after a quick review of some concepts on circle geometry, we tackled problems wwhere we applied sine/cosine laws and right triangle trig in a circle geometry context. Assigned L5; # 1 - 4.

    Math 20-3 - we continued working on calculating slope. Assigned hand out 6.1.

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    Fri. Sept 23/22

    Math 20-1 - building on our knowledge of reference angles and the CAST rule, we looked at the unit circle and the special angles (30, 45, 60 0 and 90). Assigned L4; # 1 - 9.

    Math 20 - 2 since the Sine Law does not accommodate for all combinations of info given, we introduced the Cosine Law which deals with SSS and SAS scenerios. Assigned L3; # 5 - 9.

    Math 20-3 - let's talk about slope. We looked at the general idea behind slope and how we can quntify it so we can use math to solve problems. Assigned hand out 6.1.

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    Thurs. Sept 22/22

    Math 20-1 - we looked into the use of the CAST rule and how reference angles and rotation angles provide answers in 2 quadrants using the signs of their ratios. Assigned L3; # 1 - 9.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) -we continued our look into the logic behind the Sine Law and how we can use it to solve problems. Assigned L2; # 3 - 5, 7 - 9.

    Math 20-3 - students wrote a Chapter Test today. No new homework assigned.

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    Wed. Sept 21/22

    Math 20-1 - we finished up our work from Lesson 2 today. Assigned L2; # 7 - the end.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - now that we have completed our review of right triangles, we are moving on to non right triangles. Our first investigation will be into the sine law - why/how does it work and how can we use it to solve problems? Assigned L2; # 1, 2.

    Math 20-3 - students are now preraring for their first Chapter Test tomorrow. No new homework assigned - Test tomorrow.

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    Tues. Sept 20/22

    Math 20-1 - we investigated the use of the CAST rule to help us with the valuse of primary trig ratios in the 4 quadrants. We will finish the lesson tomorrow. Assigned L2; # 1 - 6.

    Math 20-2 am/pm - students wrote a chapter test on Radicals. No new homework assigned.

    Math 20-3 - trig continued. No new homework assigned.

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    Mon. Sept 19/22

    Math 20-2 - we completed Lesson 1 of Trig by investigating the meaning, application and reasoning behind reference angles. Assigned L1; # 3 - 19.

    Math 20-2 (am) - since classes have been shortened for Terry Fox, students were given the class to prepare for their Chapter Test (Radicals) tomorrow.

    Math 20-2 (pm) - students worked on test preparation after the Terry Fox Run. Test tomorrow.

    Math 20-3 - we are just about finished our look into Trig (right triangle only). Test TBA.

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    Fri. Sept 16/22

    Math 20-1 - we began a new chapter (Trigonometry) by briefly looking in grade 10 trig (review). We then started with rotation angles in standard position. Assigned L1; #1, 2.

    Math 20-2 (am/pm) - we reviewed the relationship between the ratio of given sides to the angle that is created in similar triangles. These are concepts from last year. Assigned L1; # 2 - 4, 6.

    Math 20-3 - we continued to work on triangles that share a side length. Assigned hand out 7.3.

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    Thurs. Sept 15/22

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

    Math 20-2 am/pm - students worked on the Practice Test in preparation for Tuesday's Chapter Test on Radicals. Assigned Practice Test.

    Math 20-3 - students continued work on hand out 7.3. This is the last of the assignments for trigonometry. There will be a chapter test early next week.

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    Wed. Sept 14/22

    Math 20-2 am/pm - we looked into radical equations and how to determine the restrictions, graph and solve algebraically. Assigned  L5; # 1 , 4 - 6.

    Math 20-1 - we have completed our study of radical operations. There is a chapter test on Radicals tomorrow. Assigned Practice Test.

    Math 20-3 - we are continuing with our work on right triangle trigonometry. Students are now working on problem solving when 2 triangles share a side. Assigned 7.3.

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    Tues. Sept 13/22

    Math 20-1 - we finished our work on radical operations today and will complete the chapter tomorrow with a Practice Test. Students will write a Chapter Test on Thursday based on lessons 1 - 5. Assigned L5; # 2, 4, 5, 11, 12.

    Math 20-2 am - we finished our work on radical operations today and will complete the chapter tomorrow with an investigation into radical equations. Assigned L4; # 5, 7, 9, 10. A chapter test is tentatively scheduled for Monday of next week.

    Math 20-2 pm - we completed our work on division today which brings to an end our work on radical operations. Assigned L4; # 2 - 5, 7. A chapter test is tentatively scheduled for Monday of next week.

    Math 20-3 - students continued to work on hand out 7.2. This hand out builds on our initial work on relating ratios of sides lengths to specific angles of orientaion. No new homeowrk assigned.

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    Mon. Sept 12/22

    Math 20-2 pm- today we investigated how to multiply radicals. Assigned L3: # 2ace, 3aceg, 4, 7, 13.

    Math 20-3 - as we looked into the angles of elevation and depression, we also reviewed some of the classification of angles from parallel lines and transversals. Assigned hand out 7.2.

    Math 20-2 am - the division of radicals is the opposite of multiplying....we looked into some of the cases where its just not as simple as it sounds. Assigned L4; # 1 - 4.

    Math 20-1 - the last of the operation is now underway. We looked into the division of radicals with a monomial divisor. Tomorrow we will finish division by examining a binomial divisor. Assigned L 4; #1 - 4 (aceg only), then L4; # 5acegik, 7ac, 10, 16.

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    Tues. Sept 6/22:

    Math 20-1 - we finished our review of simpliying radicals. Students were given a hand out for practice. This hand out is due tomorrow.

    Math 20-2 - students completed their group work on simplifying radicals. A hand out was given for practice. The hand out is due tomorrow.

    Math 20-3 - we reviewed right triangles and the trig ratios that are contained within them. No new homework assigned.

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    Wed. Sept 7/22:

    Math 20-2 - students from the morning class were issued their workbooks today. Assigned work will be listed here on a daily basis for the remainder of the semester.

    Math 20-1 - we completed our work on simplifying radicals. Students were issued their workbooks today. Assigned L1; # 6, 7, 14.

    Math 20-3 - we continued to work on our trig skills/problem solving. Students began work on hand out 7.2. No new homework assigned.

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