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12/24/2014

Do You Run From Difficulty Or Do You Embrace It?

This is one of the best TED Talks I have seen pertaining to students and a GROWTH MINDSET.

Enjoy

Happy Holidays


12/05/2014

12/01/2014

AP STAT Chapter 6 Options

Google CLASSROOM (SDD Training)


Welcome:
1) CLICK HERE for AHS SIGN-IN
2) CLICK HERE to go to Google's CLASSROOM

GOAL:
A) Log into CLASSROOM with your LVUSD account. A non- LVUSD account will NOT work.
B) USE the classroom code: 56xqu28 to log into a class I setup. 
C) Explore the resources posted within CLASSROOM.
B) See CLASSROOM in action
C) Create a class or two for yourself

After today, to locate CLASSROOM, you can always search
a) Google CLASSROOM or
b) Click to Google Waffle





Quadrocopters Are Getting Athletic: Super Cool Stuff

11/20/2014

Bottled Water Taste Test Simulation

The class had 18/31 correctly pick BOTTLED water from our Taste Test Experiment. Based upon the graph, can you conclude that 18 is a guess from our simulation? We will discuss this further as we move through the chapter. The simulation average was 10.72 correct. This sounds reasonable since 1/3 of 31 is 10.33.


What Are Metamaterials? Game Changer

11/16/2014

Are you a Creative and Logical Problem Solver?

Engineering is a great career pathway using mathematics.

This video is from my home town in Bayonne, NJ. Bayonne has a a unique bridge but a huge problem. Bayonne has many ports with container ships importing and exporting product around the world. Since the advent of SUPER SIZE Container Ships, engineers have to use their minds to solve the real problem of this bridge being too low for clearance.

Since bridges are the life blood of connecting millions of people on a daily basis, it wasn't possible to tear down the old Bayonne bridge and then build a new one. So these engineers have decided to keep everyday traffic moving while RAISING the bridge. This video does a great job of explaining how this is possible. Cool stuff!

As a related side note, the history of the Panama Canal is amazing. It's a engineering masterpiece; however, when it was built it didn't account for Super Size Container Ships becoming too WIDE/large for the Panama Canal. Did you know they are currently building a new and WIDER Panama Canal?

11/13/2014

2014 Dream Cities for Honors Geometry


Over the last 2 weeks, we have been exploring one of Google's newest features for teachers/students called CLASSROOM. As a silly little trial to explore CLASSROOM, I asked the class "Where's your dream city?"

Then it took a few clicks to build a map from a spreadsheet of cities and names. If you click on the PINS, you can see the first name of your child.

Movie GRAVITY: How Would You Solve the Kessler Syndrome?

11/12/2014

What Is Wind?

All of you should subscribe to the SciShow on Youtube. Hank has an amazing take on life.

11/08/2014

Is Wikipedia a Credible Source?

D-News, in my opinion, produces great videos for today's youth. Here's D-news talking about why Wikipedia is not considered a credible source in academia.

Enjoy

11/07/2014

2 Minute Brain Video

I would consider the source before you start rushing off to judgement.


11/04/2014

Simulation Results: AP Statistics

Out of 320 simulations, 20 out of 320 had 3 or more winners. That's a 6.25% chance. The store owner shouldn't be that surprised that 3 people won out of 7.

Art and Math Coming Together Once Again. It's Golden!

11/03/2014

Period 6: Algebra 1P

Hey Class

Click here to start your MOCK TEST.

This is NOT to be completed with a partner. Write all of your answers on the graph paper located from the center of the room.

DO NOT use your notes or flashcards; however, you can use your OWN calculator.

Remember, cellphones are not acceptable calculators.

The actual test will be similar in format, difficulty and length.

Study and Prepare now through Friday.

Make sure you complete all of the HW and reviews if you want the 5% bonus.
7-1                     P. 307      1-33 (all)
7-2                     P. 311      1-29 (all)
7-3                     P. 316      1-55 (odd)
7-4                     P. 321      1-35 (odd)
7-5                     P. 326      1-55 (odd)
7-6                     P. 331      1-31 (odd)  
7-8                     P. 340      1-37 (odd)
REVIEWS         
1. P. 347      1-51 (all)
2. P. 350      1-27 (all)
3. P. 630      1-32 (all)
4. P. 631      1-28 (all)

College And Career Visits This Week


Period 4: Math Analysis

Hey Class

Finish 7 sections by the time you get to class on Friday. Be Productive!

On Friday, I will answer questions related to all 7 sections. Star the questions you need help with.

The following Tuesday is a review day and Thursday December 11th is your Chapter 1 Test.

Essentially, this chapter will be very SELF-DIRECTED by you.

Please take advantage of the opportunity to score very well on some Algebra 2 like material. Do not take it for granted.
Chapter 1
1-1                            P. 11 #1-65(every other odd)
1-2                            P. 24 #1-65(every other odd)
1-3                            P. 38 #1-49(every other odd), #59-65(odd),#77,79,81
1-4                            P. 48 #1-11(odd), #21-39(odd)
1-5                            P. 58 # 5-21(every other odd), #35-47(odd)
1-6                            P. 69 #1-13(odd), #21-24, #29,31,33, 111,112
1-7                            P. 78 #1,3,5,13,14,19

Resources:
1) Help One Another
2) Read the Textbook
3) Read my notes posted on own site.
4) Type in a keyword into KHAN and you will be amazed at how much is at your finger tips.
Advice:
Help one another out
Be on your best behavior
Be respectful!
Be productive

Period 2: Algebra 1P

Hey Class

Click here to start your MOCK TEST.

This is NOT to be completed with a partner. Write all of your answers on the graph paper located from the center of the room.

DO NOT use your notes or flashcards; however, you can use your OWN calculator.

Remember, cellphones are not acceptable calculators.

The actual test will be similar in format, difficulty and length.

Study and Prepare now through Friday.

Make sure you complete all of the HW and reviews if you want the 5% bonus.
7-1                     P. 307      1-33 (all)
7-2                     P. 311      1-29 (all)
7-3                     P. 316      1-55 (odd)
7-4                     P. 321      1-35 (odd)
7-5                     P. 326      1-55 (odd)
7-6                     P. 331      1-31 (odd)  
7-8                     P. 340      1-37 (odd)
REVIEWS         
1. P. 347      1-51 (all)
2. P. 350      1-27 (all)
3. P. 630      1-32 (all)

4. P. 631      1-28 (all)

Period 0: AP Statistics

Hey Class

Buddy Review Project: Cumalative Prep for Chapters 1-5.
Think of this an an initial prep for your upcoming final.

1) You have until 8pm tonight to complete. The link will be taken down at 8pm.
2) You can work with a partner or by yourself
3) You can use your notes, textbook, flashcards, calculator or your partner.
4) Most of you should be able to finish before the bell rings since there are only 10 problems.


LINK TO SEE THE 10 PROBLEMS

LINK TO SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS (Remember, you have until 8pm tonight)

I will be back tomorrow and we are moving ahead with 6.3.

If you finish early, I recommend working on your Experiment GROUP PROJECT. 

Which Styles Do You Love?

Take Ownership of YOUR Education. 
Do You Know Your Learning Styles?

Why Do We Blink? Can You Apply These Reasons To Your Education?

11/02/2014

Period 5: Geometry BC

Hey Class

Your test is still scheduled for Thursday.

Here are 2 great practice tests to help your preparation. Your test will be a combination of your HW, Notes and these 2 Practice Tests.

Here are the links to the practice tests and you can also find them on our website:

Practice Test #1 with Answers
Practice Test #2 with Answers

If you have time, log into KHAN and get some extra practice.

Advice:
Help one another out
Be on your best behavior
Be respectful!
Be productive





Period 1: Honors Geometry


Hey Class

Here's the plan while I am away at a conference. You can choose from some or all of the following to be productive.

1) Log into CLASSROOM and do the required schoolwide Geometry writing assignment. It's due very soon. It will count as a project grade.
2) I will finish 5-3 on Thursday but I'm sure you can tackle most if not all of the HW for 5-3. Know your vocabulary!
3) We actually taught 5-4 back in Chapter 2. 5-4 deals with Inverses and Contrapositives. So start and complete the 5-4 HW.

Advice:
Help one another out
Be on your best behavior
Be respectful!
Be productive

Period 0: AP Statistics

Hey Class

This is your LAST DAY to complete 6.2. Try to finish the HW Problems for 6.2
Use the COMPANION SITE if you didn't bring your textbook.

Tomorrow, you will have an in-class Buddy Project. Don't be late. Bring all of your materials.

FINAL EXAM INFO:
Your final is right around the corner.
December 23rd and 24th, (Tuesday and Wednesday)  will be 2 days on FREE RESPONSE questions.
December 25rd and 26th, (Thursday and Friday)  will be 2 days on Multiple Choice questions.

Start reviewing to prepare.

You will all be given the same exact formula sheet which will be the same formula used for the actual AP TEST in May. Besides your calculator and pencil, that's the only resources you will be able to use.




Have You Seen The Self Driving Car?

11/01/2014

Period 6: Algebra 1P

Hey Class

READ Carefully
1) You should be seated next to your ASSIGNED Partner. If they are absent, the substitute will re-assign you so there are groups of 2 and if necessary, ONE group of three people.

2) Your REAL Test will be on Friday not Wednesday. Test will cover sections (1-6,8....skipping 7,9,10)

3) Today will be an in-class BUDDY Project Partial MOCK TEST.

4) Wednesday will be another MOCK TEST PROJECT but by taken by yourself.

5) Get seated next to your partner. Click here to see your ASSIGNED PARTNERS.

6) ONE COMPUTER PER TEAM

7) Work together to answer all 31 questions. This will take you all period. Be efficient with your time.

8) You can use your calculator, notes, textbook, flashcards and partner.

9) Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are you to share answers with other teams.

10) Cellphones are to be TURNED OFF and put away.

11) Keep in mind, Friday's test may not be multiple choice.

12) Have great notes and flashcards for Friday

13) Talk out your answers in a quiet and mature tone. Work Together with your partner.

14) When the bell rings at the end of the period, the PROJECT IS OVER. No Exceptions. Manage your time and do your best.

For this PROJECT:
2 Links to USE at the same time. Open both of the documents below. One link are the questions. The other link is where you put your answers.

1) MOCK TEST LINK

2) SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS LINK. Everyone has to submit their OWN set of answers.  

I will send your results later on today or tomorrow.

To get the 5% BONUS on Friday, all of these assignments will be checked:
Chapter 7: Prentice Hall
7-1                     P. 307      1-33 (all)
7-2                     P. 311      1-29 (all)
7-3                     P. 316      1-55 (odd)
7-4                     P. 321      1-35 (odd)
7-5                     P. 326      1-55 (odd)
7-6                     P. 331      1-31 (odd)  
7-8                     P. 340      1-37 (odd)
REVIEW         
1. P. 347      1-51 (all)
2. P. 350      1-27 (all)
3. P. 630      1-32 (all)
4. P. 631      1-28 (all)


Period 5 Geometry BC Class




Hey Class

1) Please be on your best and most respectful behavior. Work together and help one another.

2) Please try to complete sections 4,5,6 from Chapter 7. If you get stuck, I'm sure I will be able to address it on Wednesday. Use your textbook or you can use our site to access the E-book link on the right hand side. Ask your friends about the log in credentials if you forgot.

Section 4: Rhombi, Kites and Trapezoids
Section 5: Regular Shapes
Section 6: Circles

All throughout are the 45-45-90, 30-60-90 shortcuts and Pythagoras. Think, problem solve and check your answers in the back of the book.

3) I assigned 2 Khan Assignments. Please log in and try to get 5 in a row before you attempt the Mastery Challenges to level up. Look for assignments recommended by Mr. Keays which I assigned several days ago.

4) Be productive and help one another with questions.

See you on Wednesday

Mr. Keays


Period 4: Math Analysis

Hey Class

I will be away at a conference Monday and Wednesday.

Since Chapter 1 was already taught to you last year, the material should come back to you with some reading of the text, my notes and the problems below.

On Friday, I will answer questions related to all 7 sections.

The following Tuesday is a review day and Thursday December 11th is your Chapter 1 Test.

Essentially, this chapter will be very SELF-DIRECTED by you.

Please take advantage of the opportunity to score very well on some Algebra 2 like material. Do not take it for granted.

Over Monday and Wednesday, do the 7 sections. Star the questions you need help with.

Chapter 1
1-1                            P. 11 #1-65(every other odd)
1-2                            P. 24 #1-65(every other odd)
1-3                            P. 38 #1-49(every other odd), #59-65(odd),#77,79,81
1-4                            P. 48 #1-11(odd), #21-39(odd)
1-5                            P. 58 # 5-21(every other odd), #35-47(odd)
1-6                            P. 69 #1-13(odd), #21-24, #29,31,33, 111,112
1-7                            P. 78 #1,3,5,13,14,19


Resources:
1) Help One Another
2) Read the Textbook
3) Read my notes posted on own site.
4) Type in a keyword into KHAN and you will be amazed at how much is at your finger tips.
Advice:
Help one another out
Be on your best behavior
Be respectful!
Be productive

Period 2: Algebra 1P

Hey Class

READ Carefully
1) You should be seated next to your ASSIGNED Partner. If they are absent, the substitute will re-assign you so there are groups of 2 and if necessary, ONE group of three people.

2) Your REAL Test will be on Friday not Wednesday. Test will cover sections (1-6,8....skipping 7,9,10)

3) Today will be an in-class BUDDY Project Partial MOCK TEST.

4) Wednesday will be another MOCK TEST PROJECT but by taken by yourself.

5) Get seated next to your partner. Click here to see your ASSIGNED PARTNERS.

6) ONE COMPUTER PER TEAM

7) Work together to answer all 31 questions. This will take you all period. Be efficient with your time.

8) You can use your calculator, notes, textbook, flashcards and partner.

9) Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are you to share answers with other teams.

10) Cellphones are to be TURNED OFF and put away.

11) Keep in mind, Friday's test may not be multiple choice.

12) Have great notes and flashcards for Friday

13) Talk out your answers in a quiet and mature tone. Work Together with your partner.

14) When the bell rings at the end of the period, the PROJECT IS OVER. No Exceptions. Manage your time and do your best.

For this PROJECT:
2 Links to USE at the same time. Open both of the documents below. One link are the questions. The other link is where you put your answers.

1) MOCK TEST LINK

2) SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS LINK. Everyone has to submit their OWN set of answers.  

I will send your results later on today or tomorrow.

To get the 5% BONUS on Friday, all of these assignments will be checked:
Chapter 7: Prentice Hall
7-1                     P. 307      1-33 (all)
7-2                     P. 311      1-29 (all)
7-3                     P. 316      1-55 (odd)
7-4                     P. 321      1-35 (odd)
7-5                     P. 326      1-55 (odd)
7-6                     P. 331      1-31 (odd)  
7-8                     P. 340      1-37 (odd)
REVIEW         
1. P. 347      1-51 (all)
2. P. 350      1-27 (all)
3. P. 630      1-32 (all)

4. P. 631      1-28 (all)