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9/14/2014

9/13/2014

9/12/2014

Are You An Explorer?

Here's another TED Talk with a very passionate deep sea explorer. What's NOAA? Enjoy

There is no such thing as a bad TED talk.


9/09/2014

How Do You Teach Someone How To Be CREATIVE?

In this TED Talk, Julie Burstein does a great job in my opinion about finding your creativity.

She talks about embracing 4 things. Check it out!

Enjoy



9/08/2014

Dotplot: Student Height in Inches and Centimeters of AP Students



There Is No Such Thing As a Bad TED Talk.

This TED TALK is a must see. This presentation reeks passion and love for mathematics. It also connects two famous mathematicians who we have discussed in the first few weeks of the year. Periods 1,3,6 have heard of Euclid who is referenced and my Period 5 class learned about one of Euler's discoveries.

I hope you enjoy this TED TALK as much as I do.

Doing the impossible is fun!

Feel free to view any of the thousands of posted TED TALKS. I created a link to TED.com on this site on the left hand side.

Enjoy

9/01/2014

Needed Materials

(Watch the Video I created about what supplies you need)

1) 1 ½-2 inch Zipper Binder. Inside your Zipper Binder you will store everything you need. If possible remove the metal 3 ring binder from within the binder.

2) Your assigned Textbook. (Please cover to protect the book.)

3) Math Students: BUY at least 4 Marble Composition Notebooks used for Notes and Homework

  • Hard and Bounded
  • Some people who write only on one side and in large print will need more than 4 notebooks. 
  • Some stores have the GRAPH paper Composition Notebooks which can be very useful for many students. 
  • No SPIRAL Notebooks 

4) Buy a few packs of an 8 by 5 inch Legal Pad for Quizzes (Any color)


5) LAPTOPS:

  • 9th, 10th and 11th graders should bring their assigned laptop fully charged
  • 12th graders. If you can bring a laptop, that is great. Not required  

6) About 400 INDEX Cards. LARGE and COLORFUL Index Cards will be great

7) A small and old pair of HEADPHONES

8) Pencils and Pens

9) SEVERAL EXPO Dry Erase Markers, various colors

10) Small and inexpensive ruler or straightedge to draw “clean” straight lines

11) Calculator

  • Geometry classes: An inexpensive scientific calculator is sufficient. Look for the 3 buttons SIN, COS, TAN. The Casio fx-300ES is a great calculator recommended by previous geometry students.
  • AP STAT classes= TI (Texas Instruments) TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator. There are several versions of the 83 and 84’s, any variation will due. Do not get the 85 or 89 models.
  • MA classes= TI (Texas Instruments) TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator. There are several versions of the 83 and 84’s, any variation will due. Do not get the 85 or 89 models.
  • Algebra I classes: An inexpensive scientific calculator is sufficient. The Casio fx-300ES is a great starting calculator which will last you through Geometry.
  • Algebra II classes= TI (Texas Instruments) TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator. There are several versions of the 83 and 84’s, any variation will due. Do not get the 85 or 89 models.

12) On my site, print off your Common Core Standards for your math subject. You must attach your printed Content Standards in the last few pages of your notes notebook. These standards will need to be easily accessed everyday in class to reference. Attach it in a particular fashion for it folds inside the notebook tucked away.

13) On my site, print the 8 Mathematical Practices. Please attach them at the start of your notebook as reference.

14) Using a student organizer or a digital calendar is highly recommended. (Google Calendar)

15) Geometry Only-Inexpensive Compass and Ruler. Try to borrow or spend as little money as possible.

16) Geometry Only-Metal Washers for easy fast way to draw circles. These can be found in Home Depot or check your garage. They are usually about 30 cents a piece.

***If you would like to use your personal tablet notebook or laptop to take notes, that's great as well. Please see me for your expectations. Obviously, this technology is not required.

Cool Geometry of Light and Stars