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MYP 5 - 9/29/14

The sets unit will go quickly - just two more days this week - and then we're on to statistics. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 9/29/2014                (Previous Week - 9/22/14)

A Block Assignments

Mon 9/29:
1C: #1-3,5,7 (Venn diagrams)
1D.1: #1,3,7 (Union and intersection)
Revised 9/29 after class - move 1.D.2 to Tuesday
Tue 9/30:
1D.2: #1aceg,2,4,5 (Union and intersection)
1E: #2-16even (Problem solving with Venn diagrams)
Thu 10/2:
8A.1: #3,4,5 (Statistical terminology)
8A.2: #1,2 (Statistical terminology)
Postpone 8B until Monday

H Block Assignments

Mon 9/29:
1C: #1-3,5,7 (Venn diagrams)
1D.1: #1,3,7 (Union and intersection)
Revised 9/29 after A block - move 1.D.2 to Wednesday
Wed 10/1:
1D.2: #1aceg,2,4,5 (Union and intersection)
1E: #2-16even (Problem solving with Venn diagrams)
Fri 10/3:
8A.1: #3,4,5 (Statistical terminology)
8A.2: #1,2 (Statistical terminology)
Postpone 8B until Monday

Some Useful Things
MYP Math Guide
For the current unit:
HW Schedule for Unit 2
SMARTBoard Class Notes on Sets & Statistics

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 10/2/14 10:22 am        A Block MB        H Block MB

Pre DP - 9/29/14

I'm accelerating things relative to the original problem set, so watch carefully for changes. This website continues to be the definitive place to find the HW assignment! We should start to get into the guts of quadratics soon - though you have seen them before, I hope this approach will give you deeper insights. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 9/29/2014                (Previous Week - 9/22/14)

Mon 9/29:
Do Ex 1: 50.05,51.01,51.11,52.02,52.07,53.06,54.03,55.03 to discuss 9/30.
Read Flatland: Ch. 9 & 10
Tue 9/30:
Do Ex 1: 56.01,58.04,58.05,59.01,59.02,59.05,60.05,61.01 to discuss 10/2
Read Flatland: Ch. 11 & 12
Thu 10/2:
Do Ex 1: 61.03,62.01,62.04,63.03,63.04,63.07,65.02,65.03,65.04 to discuss 10/6

Useful Links
Course Overview
Problem List (V.1: 9/2/14)
Exeter Math 1

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  You will, on average, do 8 problems per night.
Updated 9/28/14 4:25 pm        ManageBac

SL 2 - 9/29/14

On to more vector applications, specifically vector equations of lines and ways to use them. Also, the HL breakout group will be meeting in Mr. Hedrick's room. Nick Tedori is your point person/liaison with me. Check in with me for attendance at the beginning of class, then report to Mr. Hedrick's room. Your plan is here (see link below).
Head's UP!
In two weeks, starting on 10/13, we will begin working in earnest on our explorations. You need to begin thinking now about a topic for your exploration. It should be something you are interested in that involves some mathematics that are at the level of the course. You will have 3 weeks to complete your explorations - they are due to me on Monday, Nov 3. More information will be forthcoming - for now decide on a topic (run it by me early!)
OK - head back down into that warm sand!
See you in class,
Mr. Alei

SL Year 2: Week of 9/29/2014                (Previous Week - 9/22/14)

Mon 9/29:
13B: #1-8 (2D & 3D Lines)
QB #1
Ex 2: #5.6,5.7,8.2,8.4,8.5,9.2,9.5,10.4,12.7,20.8,20.9 (Optional)
Wed 10/1:
13C: #1-5 (Angle between lines)
Ex 2: #14.11,17.5,17.6,23.8,24.7,31.8,31.9,48.2,60.8,78.4 (Optional)
13D: #1-9 odd (Constant velocity problems)
Ex 2: #12.1,16.10,17.2,37.6,38.5,51.5,14.6,7.4 (Optional)
Helpful YouTube video: Finding distance from point to a line
Fri 10/2:
13E: #1-7 (Distance from line to point)
Ex 2: #17.12,19.6,20.1,46.1 (Optional)

Useful Links
Vector Unit Plan
HL Breakout Group Plan
Vector SMARTBoard Notes
Vector Application SMARTBoard Notes
QB Vector Practice Problems

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/28/14 4:38 pm        ManageBac

AdvMath - 9/29/14

We'll finish up reviewing complex numbers and have our exam on Wednesday. Then on to Sequences and Series - very cool stuff! Note that the text for Sequences and Series is not available electronically, so you'll have to work from hard copy (how old school!) See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Advanced Math: Week of 9/29/2014                (Previous Week - 9/22/14)

Mon 9/29:
QB: #2-14 even
Review 15C as needed
Wed 10/1:
Unit 1 Exam
Fri 10/3:
1.1.1: #7,10,11 (Sequence notation)
1.1.2: #1 (Graphs of sequences)
1.2.1: #1def,2,3def,4bc,8 (Intuitive limits)

Series & Differential Equations Unit Plan
SmartBoard Notes on Series & DE
QB Series & Differential Equation Practice

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/28/14 4:07 pm        ManageBac

MYP 5 - 9/22/14

A weird week schedule wise with a holiday on Thursday. We'll have the unit test early this week and move on into sets and statistics. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 9/22/2014                (Previous Week - 9/15/14)

A Block Assignments

Mon 9/22: (Thursday Schedule)
Unit 1 Test: Algebra Fundamentals (No HW)
Wed 9/24: (Tuesday Schedule)
1A: #1-2last row,3,4,6,7 (Number sets)
1B: #1def,2bdf,3bdf (Interval notation)

H Block Assignments

Tue 9/23: (Wednesday Schedule)
Unit 1 Test: Algebra Fundamentals (No HW)
Fri 9/26:
1A: #1-2last row,3,4,6,7 (Number sets)
1B: #1def,2bdf,3bdf (Interval notation)

Some Useful Things
Course Overview
MYP Math Guide
For the current unit:
HW Schedule for Unit 2
SMARTBoard Class Notes on Sets & Statistics

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/20/14 11:06 pm        A Block MB        H Block MB

Pre DP - 9/22/14

A weird week with a holiday on Thursday. We'll continue on with our problems, moving into quadratic ideas. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 9/22/2014                (Previous Week - 9/15/14)

Mon 9/22: (Thursday schedule)
Do Ex 1: 39.04,40.03,41.02,41.03,41.06,42.01,42.02,42.10 to discuss 9/24.
Read Flatland: Ch. 5 & 6
Revised during class Wed
Wed 9/24: (Tuesday schedule)
Do Ex 1: 43.07,44.10,45.11,46.07,49.02,50.01,50.03,8.01 to discuss 9/29
Read Flatland: Ch. 7 & 8

Useful Links
Course Overview
Problem List (V.1: 9/2/14)
Exeter Math 1

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  You will, on average, do 8 problems per night.
Updated 9/20/14 11:13 pm        ManageBac

SL 2 - 9/22/14

A little more practice, then a chapter quiz and on to some vector applications. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

SL Year 2: Week of 9/22/2014                (Previous Week - 9/15/14)

Mon 9/22: No class - Thursday schedule
Tue 9/23: (Wednesday Schedule)
12J: #2-22 even (More dot product)
Review 12C: #1-15 (Review)
Ex 2: #32.1,34.8,54.11 (Optional)
Fri 9/26: Ch 12 Test: Vector Fundamentals
13A: #1-5 (Problem solving)
Ex 2: #29.6,29.7,29.8,68.11 (Optional)

Useful Links
Course Overview
Vector Unit Plan
Vector SMARTBoard Notes
Vector Application SMARTBoard Notes

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/20/14 11:18 pm        ManageBac

AdvMath - 9/22/14

A weird week with a holiday on Thursday, but we'll move on to complex roots and a few other ideas. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Advanced Math: Week of 9/22/2014                (Previous Week - 9/15/14)

Mon 9/22: (No class - Thursday schedule)
Tue 9/23:
15D.1: #1-9 odd (Roots of complex numbers)
15D.2: #1-5 (Roots of unity)
Fri 9/26:
15E: #1-5 (Further problems)
QB: #1-13 odd

Coming up next week
Mon 9/29: No new ideas
QB: #2-14 odd
Review Set 15C as needed
Wed 10/1: Complex Number Unit Test

Course Overview
Complex Numbers Unit Plan
SmartBoard Notes on Complex Numbers
QB Complex Numbers Practice

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/20/14 11:25 pm        ManageBac

MYP 5 - 9/15/14

OK folks, back to normal this week. We'll look at what you learned in the investigation then look some more at working with radicals. That'll be the end of our first unit and we will have an exam next Monday. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 9/15/2014                (Previous Week - 9/8/14)

A Block Assignments

Mon 9/15:
3B.1: #1cfil,2last row,3-5last row,6 (Properties of radicals)
3B.2: #1last 2 rows, 2 (Simplify radicals)
Tue 9/16:
3C: #1-6 last col (Multiplication of radicals)
3D: #1-3last row,4,5 (Division by radicals)
Thu 9/18:
3E: #1-3last col,4-6all (Equality of surds)

H Block Assignments

Mon 9/15:
3B.1: #1cfil,2last row,3-5last row,6 (Properties of radicals)
3B.2: #1last 2 rows, 2 (Simplify radicals)
Wed 9/17:
3C: #1-6 last col (Multiplication of radicals)
3D: #1-3last row,4,5 (Division by radicals)
Fri 9/19:
3E: #1-3last col,4-6all (Equality of surds)

Some Useful Things
Course Overview
MYP Math Guide
For the current unit:
HW Schedule for Unit 1
SMARTBoard Class Notes on Algebra Fundamentals

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/13/14 5:54 pm        A Block MB        H Block MB

Pre DP - 9/15/14

Nice start folks. We'll stay with pretty straightforward problems, but look for subtleties. It's about the process and details! See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 9/15/2014                (Previous Week - 9/8/14)

Mon 9/15:
Do Ex 1: 21.10,22.01,22.02,22.03,22.06,23.01,23.02,23.07 to discuss 9/16.
Tue 9/16:
Revised: Skip 25.01,25.02,25.07,26.02,26.10
Do Ex 1: 27.08,27.09,27.10,27.11,29.09,32.05,32.11,34.06 to discuss 9/18
Read Flatland: Ch. 1 & 2
Thu 9/18:
Revised during class 9/18
Ex 1: 35.01,35.02,35.03,35.06,36.07,37.08,38.02,38.03,38.04 to discuss 9/22
Read Flatland: Ch. 3 & 4

Useful Links
Course Overview
Problem List (V.1: 9/2/14)
Exeter Math 1

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  You will, on average, do 8 problems per night.
Updated 9/18/14 1:42 pm        ManageBac

SL 2 - 9/15/14

One more week on vector basics. We'll look at 3D vectors and dot products which will set the stage for some applications in the next chapter. We'll have a chapter test next week so stay in touch with meaning and think about synthesizing ideas. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

SL Year 2: Week of 9/15/2014                (Previous Week - 9/8/14)

Mon 9/15:
12G: #2,3,6,7,9,12-17 all (3D Vectors)
Ex 2: #17.14,29.3 (Optional)
Wed 9/17:
12H: #1-15 odd, or 2-14 even, 15 (3D Operations)
12I: #1-10 even (Parallelism)
Ex 2: #11.9,11.10,22.6,30.3 (Optional)
Fri 9/19:
12J: #1-23 odd (Dot product)
Ex 2: #22.6,22.7,31.10 (Optional)

Useful Links
Course Overview
Vector Unit Plan
Vector SMARTBoard Notes

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/13/14 7:07 pm        ManageBac

AdvMath - 9/15/14

More with cis, arg, and Euler form, and on to D'Moivre's theorem. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Advanced Math: Week of 9/15/2014                (Previous Week - 9/8/14)

Mon 9/15:
Ex 4: 6.12,7.5,7.8,7.9,7.10,8.1,8.8,9.9
Wed 9/17:
15C: #4-14 even (De Moivre's theorem)
Fri 9/19:
Ex 4: 13.9,14.11,15.3,15.8,16.10,17.6,18.11,19.9

Course Overview
Complex Numbers Unit Plan
SmartBoard Notes on Complex Numbers

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/13/14 7:19 pm        ManageBac

MYP 5 - 9/8/14

What a great first week folks! Everyone is working hard and we're off to a wonderful start. This week is weird - ropes course on Thursday will impact A block, then I'll be gone with the 9th graders to 100 Elks on Friday so H block will have a sub. We also have an investigation assessment this week so stay on top of things. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 9/8/2014                (Previous Week - 9/1/14)

A Block Assignments

Mon 9/8:
2B: #1-6 last row (Revision of factorisation)
2C: #1-4 last col (Further expansion)
Tue 9/9:
We will begin an investigation in class
Due Thu 9/11: Finish investigation
Due Mon 9/15: 2D: #1&3 last col, 4 all (The binomial expansion)
Due Mon 9/15: 3A.1: #1-3 last row (Basic operations (powers))
Due Mon 9/15: 3A.2: #1-2 last col (Basic operations (+/-))
Suggested HW timeline:
Finish the investigation Tue or Wed night.
Do the 2D HW Thursday or Friday
Do the 3A HW over the weekend
Thu 9/11: No class, ropes course

H Block Assignments

Mon 9/8:
2B: #1-6 last row (Revision of factorisation)
2C: #1-4 last col (Further expansion)
Wed 9/10:
3A.1: #1-3 last row (Basic operations (powers)): due Mon, 9/15
3A.2: #1-2 last col (Basic operations (+/-)): due Mon, 9/15
Fri 9/12: Substitute
Investigation in class (Binomial Expansion)
2D: #1&3 last col, 4 all (The binomial expansion)

Some Useful Things
Course Overview
MYP Math Guide
For the current unit:
HW Schedule for Unit 1
SMARTBoard Class Notes on Algebra Fundamentals

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/6/14 10:07 pm        A Block MB        H Block MB

PreDP - 9/8/14

Nice start folks. We'll stay with pretty straightforward problems, but look for subtleties. It's about the process and details! See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 9/8/2014                (Previous Week - 9/1/14)

Mon 9/8:
Ex 1: 5.08,6.05,8.08,9.03,11.01,13.04,15.02,15.05 (see p. 14)
Tue 9/9:
Ex 1: 16.02,16.03,16.05,16.06,17.03,17.05,17.06,17.09
Thu 9/11:
Ex 1: 18.01,18.02,18.06,19.01,21.01,21.02,21.06,21.07

Useful Links
Course Overview
Problem List (V.1: 9/2/14)
Exeter Math 1

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  You will, on average, do 8 problems per night.
Updated 9/7/14 9:56 am        ManageBac

SL 2 - 9/8/14

Nice start folks. You'll see that vector ideas are fairly straightforward, but their application can be tricky. It's all about the context. More this week on vector equations, magnitudes, and vectors between points. We'll have a sub on Friday so I'm looking for volunteers to help lead the lesson. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

SL Year 2: Week of 9/8/2014                (Previous Week - 9/1/14)

Mon 9/8:
12B.3: #1-2 all (Vector Equations)
12B.4: #1e-h,2-5 all (Scalar multiples)
Wed 9/10:
12C: #1-5 all (Vectors in planes)
12D: #1-5 all (Magnitude)
Ex 2: #8.8,8.9,9.3,9.4,14.1,14.2 (Optional)
Fri 9/12: Substitute
12E: #1efgh,2def,3,4efgh,5,7fghij,8,9 (2D Operations)
12F: #1def,2-8 all (Vector between points)
Ex 2: #16.3,29.10,29.13,30.2,30.5,30.6,30.7,66.1 (Optional)

Useful Links
Course Overview
Vector Unit Plan
Vector SMARTBoard Notes

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/7/14 10:08 am        ManageBac

AdvMath - 9/8/14

Nice start folks. A little twist this week with a sub on Friday. We'll continue digging into complex numbers! See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Advanced Math: Week of 9/8/2014                (Previous Week - 9/1/14)

Note: Modified 9/10 after class
Mon 9/8:
15B.2: #1-4 (Distance in a plane)
15B.3: #1-5 (Cis form)
Wed 9/10:
15B.4: #1-6 (Cis properties) - Due Friday
Fri 9/12: Substitute
Do in class:
15B.5: #1-6 (Arg Properties)
15B.6: #1-4 (Further conversions)
Due Monday for discussion: Ex 4: 6.12,7.5,7.8,7.9,7.10,8.1,8.8,9.9

Course Overview
Complex Numbers Unit Plan
SmartBoard Notes on Complex Numbers

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/10/14 11:51 am        ManageBac

PreDP - 9/1/14

Welcome to Pre Diploma Math for the 2014-15 school year. I'm looking forward to working with all of you for a lively year full of new insights into math (and other things!). As we'll discuss on day 1, this will be like no other math class you've had. You'll be working out of books that consists only of problems. Links to PDF versions of the text can be found below. As we go, you'll develop a notebook that will summarize what you are learning. More on that when I see you in class. Enjoy the last few days of summer!
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 9/1/2014                

Mon 9/1: Labor Day - No School
Tue 9/2: First Day of School
We'll talk and take care of some details
Wed 9/3:
You will work in class on Page 1 of Exeter Math 1
Thu 9/4:
Discuss: Page 1 of Exeter Math 1
For next time: Page 2 of Exeter Math 1

Useful Links
Course Overview
Problem List (V.1: 9/2/14)
Exeter Math 1

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  You will, on average, do 8 problems per night.
Updated 8/21/14 8:19 am        ManageBac

SL 2 - 9/1/14

Welcome to Standard Level IB Math, Year 2 for the 2014-15 school year. I'm looking forward to working with all of you for a lively year full of new insights into math (and other things!). It's your senior year, time to close things out. In math, that means finishing up the SL course with units on vectors and calculus and doing your all important Exploration. For those of you who had PreDP, you may find some of the early vector stuff a relaxing review. Take the opportunity to look for deeper meanings and connections. But don't get complacent as there will be new ideas and applications. After the vector unit, around late October, we'll work on your explorations - a written project that comprises 20% of your IB grade. It's never to early to think about mathematical ideas or applications that you'd like to explore. That is followed by a fairly extensive calculus unit that will be new for everyone - finally putting lots of ideas together to build the most powerful and useful math tools that you've encountered. And we'll have a few weeks of overall review after spring break to prepare for your exams. So it will be a full and, I hope, rewarding year for us all. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

SL Year 2: Week of 9/1/2014                

Mon 9/1: Labor Day - No School
Tue 9/2: First Day of School
We'll talk and take care of some details
Wed 9/3:
12A.1: #1-3 all (Introduction)
12A.2: #1-3 all (Intro)
Fri 9/5:
12B.1: #1-4 all (Addition)
12B.2: #1-3 all (Subtraction)
Ex 2: #52.3,30.4,12.2,12.3 (Optional)

Useful Links
Course Overview
Vector Unit Plan
Vector SMARTBoard Notes

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 9/4/14 9:58 pm        ManageBac

AdvMath - 9/1/14

Welcome to Advanced Senior Math for the 2014-15 school year. I'm looking forward to working with all of you for a lively year full of new insights into math (and other things!). See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Advanced Math: Week of 9/1/2014                

Mon 9/1: Labor Day - No School
Tue 9/2: First Day of School
We'll talk and take care of some details
Wed 9/3:
Ex 4: 4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,5.5,5.6,5.9,5.10
Fri 9/5:
15A.1: #1def,2,3,4e-h (Complex Numbers)
15A.2: #1-5 (Conjugates)
15B.1: #1-9 (Modulus)

Course Overview

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting.
Updated 8/27/14 4:40 pm        ManageBac
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