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MYP 5

A couple days of review as we finish things up. Head's up! I will accept no makeup or late work after this Tuesday, May 19 without explicit arrangements from you. Look on Managebac. It is your responsibility to find a time to make up any quiz or work that you are missing. No exceptions. No extensions. See you in class.
Mr. Alei
Your final exam will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 8:30 -10:00 am. Please bring the following:
• Calculator, Straightedge & Compass (DO NOT ASSUME THAT YOU CAN BORROW THESE. YOU WILL NEED THEM TO COMPLETE THE EXAM. If needed, you can buy a compass ($5) and/or a ruler ($0.25) from Mr. Alei on or before 5/22
• Pencil(s) and eraser
• Your formula sheet (8.5x11” handwritten. No restrictions on content.)


MYP 5: Week of 5/18/2015                (Previous Week - 5/11/15)

A Block Assignments

Mon 5/18: No Class - Friday Schedule
Tue 5/19:
Review: Handout
Thu 5/21: Monday Schedule
Review: Handout

H Block Assignments

Mon 5/18: Full period - Friday Schedule
Review: Handout
Wed 5/20: Field Day - No Classes
Thu 5/21: Monday Schedule
Review: Handout

Some Useful Things
MYP Math Guide
For the current unit:
HW Schedule for Unit 7
SMARTBoard Class Notes Functions

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 5/17/15 8:39 am        A Block MB        H Block MB

Pre Diploma Math

We'll finish up the Ferris wheel and do some review this week. Head's up! I will accept no makeup or late work after this Tuesday, May 19 without explicit arrangements from you. Look on Managebac. It is your responsibility to find a time to make up any quiz or work that you are missing. No exceptions. No extensions. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Your final exam will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 8:30 -10:00 am. Please bring the following:
• Calculator
• Pencil(s) and eraser
• A formula sheet (8.5x11” handwritten. No references to unit circle, measures or trig values of common angles)


Pre DP: Week of 5/18/2015                (Previous Week - 5/11/15)

Mon 5/18: Friday Schedule - No Class
Tue 5/19:
Review Handout
Thu 5/21: Monday Schedule
Review Handout

Ferris Wheel Problem
In a circus act, a performer stands on a platform on a Ferris wheel whose center is 65 feet off the ground, has a radius 50 ft and turns counterclockwise at a constant rate making one complete revolution every 40 seconds. At the moment the platform passes the 3 o'clock position, a cart full of water, located 240 feet to the left of the center of the base of the Ferris wheel starts moving to the right at a speed of 15 feet per second. At just the right moment, the performer steps gently off the platform and falls into the cart of water. How many seconds after the platform passes the 3:00 position should the diver step off the platform?

Your task:
Solve the problem and write up your solution with sufficient detail that someone like Mr. Mathis could understand the problem, the solution, and all your work along the way without having to ask you any questions. Yes, that means some words. It must be word processed (I'm changing this requirement as I type this - you will need to know how to write technical papers and we will spend some time in class showing you how to do this well.) The paper will be assessed on communication, mathematical correctness, and use of mathematical notation. It is due on Tuesday, 4/19.

Some assumptions and other things you will need to know:
> The water level of the cart is 8 feet off the ground.
> Horizontal and vertical motion are independent.
> Ignore wind resistance - use the quadratic falling body model for vertical drop.
> The diver will, by virtue of being on a moving wheel, have both horizontal and vertical motion at any given time. You need to take them both into account.
> You may set up an equation that you can't solve analytically. Feel free to use technology.

Useful Links
Trig Unit Plan for Q4
QB Practice problems
Smartboard Class Notes on Trig

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 9 problems per night. Problems given are shown on the date assigned. They are always due at the start of the next class period.
Updated 5/17/15 8:48 am        ManageBac

Standard Level Year 2

Its' been real folks. Drop in if you have any topics you'd like to review. Plenty of practice problems below. Good luck on your exams!
Congratulations to all of you on your graduation from high school. I wish you all the best wherever your future endeavors lead you. Drop by when you're back in town! Mr. Alei

SL Year 2: Week of 5/4/2015                (Previous Week - 4/27/15)


May 09, Paper 1, Time Zone 1
May 09, Paper 2, Time Zone 1
May 10, Paper 1, Time Zone 1
May 10, Paper 2, Time Zone 1
May 11, Paper 1, Time Zone 1
May 11, Paper 2, Time Zone 1
Other Exams (Time Zone 2)
May 09, Paper 1, Time Zone 2
May 09, Paper 2, Time Zone 2
May 10, Paper 1, Time Zone 2
May 10, Paper 2, Time Zone 2
May 11, Paper 1, Time Zone 2
May 11, Paper 2, Time Zone 2 
2014 SL Specimen Paper 1
2014 SL Specimen Paper 2

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 5/3/15 10:50 am        ManageBac

Advanced Math

It's been a pleasure!
Mr. Alei

Advanced Math: Week of 4/27/2015                (Previous Week - 4/20/15)


SmartBoard Notes on MultiVariable Calculus
Paul III (Text):(PDF) (Web)
Paul III (Problems): (PDF) (Web)
Paul II (Problems): (PDF) (Web)

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 the topic will be discussed.  You are to do the reading before the class meeting.
Updated 4/17/15 9:30 pm        ManageBac

MYP 5 - 5/11/15

OK we finish up this week with finding intersections of functions and looking at arithmetic and geometric sequences. Hang in there - just one more week! Head's up! I will accept no makeup or late work after this Friday, May 15. Look on Managebac. It is your responsibility to find a time to make up any quiz or work that you are missing. No exceptions. No extensions. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 5/11/2015                (Previous Week - 5/4/15)

A Block Assignments

Mon 5/11:
14H: #1-2 (Where functions meet)
Tue 5/12:
14I.1: #1,3-8 (Arithmetic sequences)
Thu 5/14:
14I.2: #1,3-5,6def,7cd,9 (Geometric sequences)

H Block Assignments

Mon 5/11:
14H: #1-2 (Where functions meet)
Wed 5/13:
14I.1: #1,3-8 (Arithmetic sequences)
Fri 5/15:
14I.2: #1,3-5,6def,7cd,9 (Geometric sequences)

Some Useful Things
MYP Math Guide
For the current unit:
HW Schedule for Unit 7
SMARTBoard Class Notes Functions

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 5/9/15 9:00 am        A Block MB        H Block MB

Pre DP - 5/11/15

This week we/ll review our trig work and take some time to solve the Ferris Wheel problem. See below for instructions. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 5/11/2015                (Previous Week - 5/4/15)

Mon 5/11:
For the remainder of the week, we will work on the following problem:

In a circus act, a performer stands on a platform on a Ferris wheel whose center is 65 feet off the ground, has a radius 50 ft and turns counterclockwise at a constant rate making one complete revolution every 40 seconds. At the moment the platform passes the 3 o'clock position, a cart full of water, located 240 feet to the left of the center of the base of the Ferris wheel starts moving to the right at a speed of 15 feet per second. At just the right moment, the performer steps gently off the platform and falls into the cart of water. How many seconds after the platform passes the 3:00 position should the diver step off the platform?

Your task:
Solve the problem and write up your solution with sufficient detail that someone like Mr. Mathis could understand the problem, the solution, and all your work along the way without having to ask you any questions. Yes, that means some words. It must be word processed (I'm changing this requirement as I type this - you will need to know how to write technical papers and we will spend some time in class showing you how to do this well.) The paper will be assessed on communication, mathematical correctness, and use of mathematical notation. It is due on Tuesday, 4/19.

Some assumptions and other things you will need to know:
> The water level of the cart is 8 feet off the ground.
> Horizontal and vertical motion are independent.
> Ignore wind resistance - use the quadratic falling body model for vertical drop.
> The diver will, by virtue of being on a moving wheel, have both horizontal and vertical motion at any given time. You need to take them both into account.
> You may set up an equation that you can't solve analytically. Feel free to use technology.


Useful Links
Trig Unit Plan for Q4
QB Practice problems
Smartboard Class Notes on Trig

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 9 problems per night. Problems given are shown on the date assigned. They are always due at the start of the next class period.
Updated 5/9/15 9:27 am        ManageBac

MYP 5 - 5/4/15

Inverse functions this week, and some work with the modulus function. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 5/4/2015                (Previous Week - 4/27/15)

A Block Assignments

Mon 5/4:
14F: #1bc,2-4 (Inverse functions)
Tue 5/5:
Function inverse investigation
Thu 5/7:
14G.1: #1efgh,3,6,7,8 (The modulus function)
14G.2: #1behk,2 (The modulus function)

H Block Assignments

Mon 5/4:
14F: #1bc,2-4 (Inverse functions)
Wed 5/6:
Function inverse investigation
Fri 5/8:
14G.1: #1efgh,3,6,7,8 (The modulus function)
14G.2: #1behk,2 (The modulus function)

Some Useful Things
MYP Math Guide
For the current unit:
HW Schedule for Unit 7
SMARTBoard Class Notes Functions

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 5/3/15 10:40 am        A Block MB        H Block MB

Pre DP - 5/4/15

A little more work with the double angle formula and then a look at trig functions in quadratic form. We'll finish up the year with some review and solving our Ferris Wheel problem. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 5/4/2015                (Previous Week - 4/27/15)

Mon 5/4:
12K: #11-21 (multi days) (Double angle formulae)
QB.5: #1,13 (Double angle formulae)
Tue 5/5:
12L: #1-3 (Trig equations in quadratic form)
Thu 5/7:
Review 12B #1-10 (Review)
QB.6: #14,15,17 (Misc Trig)

Useful Links
Trig Unit Plan for Q4
QB Practice problems
Smartboard Class Notes on Trig

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 9 problems per night. Problems given are shown on the date assigned. They are always due at the start of the next class period.
Updated 5/3/15 10:54 am        ManageBac

MYP 5 - 4/27/15

More on functions this week - notation, compositions and transformations. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 4/27/2015                (Previous Week - 4/20/15)

A Block Assignments

Mon 4/27:
14C.1: #1-5de,6,7 (Function notation)
14C.2: #1 all (Function notation)
Tue 4/28:
14D: #2,3def,4-6 (Composite functions)
Thu 4/30:
14E: #1-3 all (Transforming y = f(x))

H Block Assignments

Mon 4/27:
14C.1: #1-5de,6,7 (Function notation)
14C.2: #1 all (Function notation)
Wed 4/29:
14D: #2,3def,4-6 (Composite functions)
Fri 5/1:
14E: #1-3 all (Transforming y = f(x))

Some Useful Things
MYP Math Guide
For the current unit:
HW Schedule for Unit 7
SMARTBoard Class Notes Functions

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 4/26/15 10:40 pm        A Block MB        H Block MB

Pre DP - 4/27/15

The plot thickens - with compound angle formulae trig begins to be really useful (and a bit more complex!) See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 4/27/2015                (Previous Week - 4/20/15)

Mon 4/27:
12J: #1-12 (Day 1) (Compound angle formulae)
Tue 4/28:
12J: #13-24 (Day 2) (Compound angle formulae)
QB.4: #2,16 (Compound angle formulae)
Thu 4/30:
12K: #1-11 (Day 1) (Double angle formulae)
QB.2: #4,5(complex!),8,12 (Trig equations)

Useful Links
Trig Unit Plan for Q4
QB Practice problems
Smartboard Class Notes on Trig

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 9 problems per night. Problems given are shown on the date assigned. They are always due at the start of the next class period.
Updated 4/26/15 12:57 pm        ManageBac

SL 2 - 4/27/15

We'll look at more paper 2 problems on Monday, then do a mock Paper 2 on Wed. Friday is the last formal day of class. Beginning next week, attendance is optional - I will be here to help you go over ideas one-on-one. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

SL Year 2: Week of 4/27/2015                (Previous Week - 4/20/15)

Mon 4/27:
Discuss problems from papers you have
Do for Wed: M12.Paper2.Z1Exam (MS)
Wed 4/29: Mock Paper 2 Exam
Do for Fri: 2014 SL Specimen Paper 2
Fri 5/1: Last formal day of class
Discuss problems & ideas from packets you have.
More practice is available from exams below. Remember - no matrix problems.

May 09, Paper 1, Time Zone 1
May 09, Paper 2, Time Zone 1
May 10, Paper 1, Time Zone 1
May 10, Paper 2, Time Zone 1
May 11, Paper 1, Time Zone 1
May 11, Paper 2, Time Zone 1
Other Exams (Time Zone 2)
May 09, Paper 1, Time Zone 2
May 09, Paper 2, Time Zone 2
May 10, Paper 1, Time Zone 2
May 10, Paper 2, Time Zone 2
May 11, Paper 1, Time Zone 2
May 11, Paper 2, Time Zone 2 
2014 SL Specimen Paper 1
2014 SL Specimen Paper 2

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 4/26/15 1:13 pm        ManageBac

MYP 5 - 4/20/15

OK - done with trig (for now). A little review on Monday and a unit test on Tue/Wed. Then we'll move into our last unit dealing with functions on Thu/Fri. Don't forget to continue working on your flagpole project - Due next Monday, 4/27. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 4/20/2015                (Previous Week - 4/13/15)

A Block Assignments

Mon 4/20:
Review 10A: #1-13, except 7 (Test Review)
Review 18A: #1-7 (Test Review)
Tue 4/21:
Trig Unit Exam - No HW
Thu 4/22:
14A: #1-3 all (Relations and functions)
14B: #1bdf,2,3 (Functions)

H Block Assignments

Mon 4/20:
Review 10A: #1-13, except 7 (Test Review)
Review 18A: #1-7 (Test Review)
Wed 4/22:
Trig Unit Exam - No HW
Fri 4/24:
14A: #1-3 all (Relations and functions)
14B: #1bdf,2,3 (Functions)

Some Useful Things
MYP Math Guide
For the current unit:
HW Schedule for Unit 6
HW Schedule for Unit 7
SMARTBoard Class Notes on Ch 18 Trig
SMARTBoard Class Notes on Ch 10 Trig

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 4/17/15 8:50 pm        A Block MB        H Block MB

Pre DP - 4/20/15

We'll be picking up the pace a little now, especially toward the end of the week. You're starting to have enough background to really to put it to work! See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 4/20/2015                (Previous Week - 4/13/15)

Mon 4/20:
12G: #1-5 (Trig models)
Tue 4/21:
12H: #1-6 (Reciprocal trig functions)
QB: #3,10abd (Solve w/recip functions)
Thu 4/23:
12I: #1-3 all parts (Simplifying trig expressions)

Useful Links
Trig Unit Plan for Q4
QB Practice problems
Smartboard Class Notes on Trig

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 9 problems per night. Problems given are shown on the date assigned. They are always due at the start of the next class period.
Updated 4/17/15 8:55 pm        ManageBac

SL 2 - 4/20/15

Lots of review now. I'll give you a practice exam each day for HW. Try to do it in one or two sittings. Skip matrix problems and if you're short on time, skip the ones that seem straightforward. Markschemes are in the online versions of the problem sets - but I'm not printing them to handout to you. Push yourself before you look! Come to class with questions. This Wed and next we'll do a mock exam in class. See you then,
Mr. Alei

SL Year 2: Week of 4/20/2015                (Previous Week - 4/13/15)

Mon 4/20:
Discuss: M10.Paper2.Z1
Do for Wed: M13.Paper1.Z1 (MS)
Wed 4/22: Mock Paper 1 Exam
Do for Fri: M13.Paper2.Z1 (MS)
Fri 4/17:
Discuss: M13.Paper2.Z1 (MS)
Do for Mon: M12.Paper1.Z1 (MS)

May 09, Paper 1, Time Zone 1
May 09, Paper 2, Time Zone 1
May 10, Paper 1, Time Zone 1
May 10, Paper 2, Time Zone 1
May 11, Paper 1, Time Zone 1
May 11, Paper 2, Time Zone 1
Other Exams (Time Zone 2)
May 09, Paper 1, Time Zone 2
May 09, Paper 2, Time Zone 2
May 10, Paper 1, Time Zone 2
May 10, Paper 2, Time Zone 2
May 11, Paper 1, Time Zone 2
May 11, Paper 2, Time Zone 2 

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 4/17/15 9:17 pm        ManageBac

AdvMath - 4/20/15

With things getting a little stickier, we'll go at whatever pace works. At this point it looks like we can finish the Applications unit by Friday and with it, the course. We'll see. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Advanced Math: Week of 4/20/2015                (Previous Week - 4/13/15)

Mon 4/20:
Discuss Absolute Maxima and Minima (Kara)
Read for Wed: Paul III: (PDF) (Web): Lagrange Multipliers Part I (Bob)
Wed 4/22:
Discuss Lagrange Multipliers (Part I - do Examples) (Bob)
Read/finish for Fri: Paul III: (PDF) (Web): Lagrange Multipliers Part II (Taylor)
Fri 4/17:
Discuss Lagrange Multipliers and do problems (Taylor)

SmartBoard Notes on MultiVariable Calculus
Paul III (Text):(PDF) (Web)
Paul III (Problems): (PDF) (Web)
Paul II (Problems): (PDF) (Web)

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 the topic will be discussed.  You are to do the reading before the class meeting.
Updated 4/17/15 9:30 pm        ManageBac

MYP 5 - 4/13/15

More with trig this week. On to radian measures, more with the unit circle and common angles, and graphing trig functions! See you in class.
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 4/13/2015                (Previous Week - 4/6/15)

A Block Assignments

Mon 4/13:
18A: #1,2,3cd,4ejo,5cd,6,7 (Radian measure)
18B: #1ab,3bdfh,5,7aceg (Trigonometric ratios from the unit circle)
Tue 4/14:
18C.1: #1-6 all (The multiples of 30° and 45°)
18C.2: #1-3 all (The multiples of 30° and 45°)
Thu 4/16:
18D: #1-6 last row (Graphing trigonometric functions)

H Block Assignments

Mon 4/13:
18A: #1,2,3cd,4ejo,5cd,6,7 (Radian measure)
18B: #1ab,3bdfh,5,7aceg (Trigonometric ratios from the unit circle)
Wed 4/15:
18C.1: #1-6 all (The multiples of 30° and 45°)
18C.2: #1-3 all (The multiples of 30° and 45°)
Fri 4/17:
18D: #1-6 last row (Graphing trigonometric functions)

Some Useful Things
MYP Math Guide
For the current unit:
HW Schedule for Unit 6
SMARTBoard Class Notes on Ch 18 Trig
SMARTBoard Class Notes on Ch 10 Trig

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 4/12/15 10:37 pm        A Block MB        H Block MB

Pre DP - 4/13/15

We'll start off light with graphs of cosine and tangent, then drop in hard on Thursday with solving trig equations. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 4/13/2015                (Previous Week - 4/6/15)

Mon 4/13:
12D: #1ghijkl,2,4 (Graphs of cosine )
Tue 4/14:
12E.1: #1dh,2 (Simple tangent)
12E.2: #1,2(predict, then graph),3 (Tangent transformations)
Thu 4/16:
12F.1: #2,4 (Reading graphs of trig functions)
12F.2: #1&2 all (Calculator practice solving trig equations)
12F.3: #1-4,6 (Solve trig equations)

Useful Links
Trig Unit Plan for Q4
QB Practice problems
Smartboard Class Notes on Trig

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 9 problems per night. Problems given are shown on the date assigned. They are always due at the start of the next class period.
Updated 4/12/15 10:39 pm        ManageBac

SL 2 - 4/13/15

One more lesson on quantiles of normal distributions, then on Wed our unit test. We'll start right in on practice IB exams after that. Lots to review. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

SL Year 2: Week of 4/13/2015                (Previous Week - 4/6/15)

Mon 4/13:
24D.1: #1-9 odd (Quantiles & k-Values)
24D.2: #1-7 odd (Quantiles w/z-distribution)
QB: #8b,11,14,16 (IB Practice)
Wed 4/15: Random Variable Unit Test
HW: IB Practice Exam M10.Paper1.Z1 (Skip Matrix problems)
Fri 4/17:
HW: IB Practice Exam M10.Paper2.Z1 (Skip Matrix problems)

Useful Things
Q4 Unit plan
Random Variable QB problems

Smartboard Class notes: Random Variables
QB Practice Problems - Random Variables
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 4/12/15 10:49 pm        ManageBac

AdvMath - 4/13/15

Jeremy will start us off with Tangent Planes and Linear Approximations. Then on Wed, Marine will do more with Gradient Vectors, Tangent Planes and Normal Lines. Hopefully Kara will be with us by Friday and discuss Relative Mins and Max's. If not, I guess that's my section! See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Advanced Math: Week of 4/13/2015                (Previous Week - 4/6/15)

Mon 4/13:
Discuss Tangent Planes & Linear Approximations (Jeremy)
Read for Wed: Paul III: (PDF) (Web): Gradient Vector, Tangent Planes & Normal Lines
Wed 4/15:
Discuss Gradient Vector, Tangent Planes & Normal Lines (Marine)
Read for Fri: Paul III: (PDF) (Web): Relative Maxima and Minima (Kara)
Fri 4/17:
Discuss Relative Maxima and Minima (Kara)
Read for Mon: Paul III: (PDF) (Web): Absolute Maxima and Minima (Bob)

SmartBoard Notes on MultiVariable Calculus
Paul III (Text):(PDF) (Web)
Paul III (Problems): (PDF) (Web)
Paul II (Problems): (PDF) (Web)

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 the topic will be discussed.  You are to do the reading before the class meeting.
Updated 4/13/15 10:58 pm        ManageBac

MYP 5 - 4/6/15

More with trig this week. The wonderful cosine rule, some problem solving, and using trig in equations! See you in class.
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 4/6/2015                (Previous Week - 3/30/15)

A Block Assignments

Mon 4/6:
10G: #1-5 (The cosine rule)
Tue 4/7:
10H: #2-10 even (Problem solving with the sine and cosine rules)
Thu 4/9:
10I.1: #1-3 (Trigonometric identities (Extension))
10I.2: #1cf,2cfil,3de,4fgh,5d,6be (Trigonometric identities (Extension))

H Block Assignments

Mon 4/6:
10G: #1-5 (The cosine rule)
Wed 4/8:
10H: #2-10 even (Problem solving with the sine and cosine rules)
Fri 4/10:
10I.1: #1-3 (Trigonometric identities (Extension))
10I.2: #1cf,2cfil,3de,4fgh,5d,6be (Trigonometric identities (Extension))

Some Useful Things
MYP Math Guide
For the current unit:
HW Schedule for Unit 6
SMARTBoard Class Notes on Trigonometry

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 4/4/15 9:38 am        A Block MB        H Block MB

Pre DP - 4/6/15

With trig fundamentals under our belts, we'll move on to looking at trig ideas as periodic functions of time, a very common application in processing sound and signals of various sorts. The unit plan below has been slightly updated since last week and you will find a handout with IB questionbank practice problems too. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 4/6/2015                (Previous Week - 3/30/15)

Mon 4/6:
12A: #2,3 (Periodic behavior)
QB.1: #6,7,9,11,18,19 (Sine & Cosine rules)
Tue 4/7:
12B.1: #1-4abc,6 (The sine curve)
12B.2: #1def,2def,3,4,5bdfhj (Shifts of sine)
Thu 4/9:
12C: #1,3,5 (Modeling with sine)

Useful Links
Trig Unit Plan for Q4
QB Practice problems
Smartboard Class Notes on Trig

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 9 problems per night. Problems given are shown on the date assigned. They are always due at the start of the next class period.
Updated 4/4/15 9:44 am        ManageBac

SL 2 - 4/6/15

On to the final ideas of the course. They are normal and they are standard and you will see them again. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

SL Year 2: Week of 4/6/2015                (Previous Week - 3/30/15)

Mon 4/6:
Senior Recognition Day
In recognition of all your hard work this year and all the math that you have learned throughout your high school career, we will celebrate with snacks, music, awards and gifts. And best of all, NO HW! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Wed 4/1:
24C: #1-6 (Standard Normal Distribution (Z) – using tables)
QB: #7,8a (IB Practice)
Fri 4/3:
24D.1: #1-9 odd (Quantiles & k-Values)
QB: #10ab,13,14,15 (IB Practice)

Useful Things
Q4 Unit plan
Random Variable QB problems

Smartboard Class notes: Random Variables
QB Practice Problems - Random Variables
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 4/4/15 9:52 am        ManageBac
Hope you enjoyed your little break. On with more details on partial derivatives this week. Taylor and Jeremy will be on the spot. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Advanced Math: Week of 4/6/2015                (Previous Week - 3/30/15)

Mon 4/6:
Senior Recognition Day
In recognition of all your hard work this year and all the math that you have learned throughout your high school career, we will celebrate with snacks, music, awards and gifts. And best of all, NO HW! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Wed 4/8:
Discuss Directional Derivatives (Taylor)
Read for Fri: Paul III: (PDF) (Web): Tangent Planes & Linear Approximations (Jeremy)
Fri 4/10:
Discuss Tangent Planes & Linear Approximations (Jeremy)
Read for Mon: Paul III: (PDF) (Web): Gradient Vector, Tangent Planes & Normal Lines (Marine)

SmartBoard Notes on MultiVariable Calculus
Paul III (Text):(PDF) (Web)
Paul III (Problems): (PDF) (Web)
Paul II (Problems): (PDF) (Web)

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 the topic will be discussed.  You are to do the reading before the class meeting.
Updated 4/4/15 10:05 am        ManageBac

MYP 5 - 3/30/15

We're off to a great start folks. Now that we can find trig functions of obtuse angles, we can begin to do some really cool things with trig. Starting with the area of a triangle, then we'll see how to solve non-right triangles! See you in class.
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 3/30/2015                (Previous Week - 3/23/15)

A Block Assignments

Mon 3/30: No Class - Friday Schedule
Tue 3/31:
10E: #1cf,2-6 (Area of a triangle using sine)
Thu 4/2:
10F: #1-4,bc on all (The sine rule)

H Block Assignments

Mon 3/30: Full Class - Friday Schedule
10E: #1cf,2-6 (Area of a triangle using sine)
Wed 4/1:
10F: #1-4,bc on all (The sine rule)
Trig Mid-Unit Exam
Fri 4/3: No Class - Good Friday

Some Useful Things
MYP Math Guide
For the current unit:
HW Schedule for Unit 6
SMARTBoard Class Notes on Trigonometry

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 3/28/15 8:15 pm        A Block MB        H Block MB

Pre DP - 3/30/15

We move on this week with the Sine Rule and then some work with applications of it and the Cosine Rule. Triangles no longer have to be right for you to get them right! Note the new Unit Plan - also available at the link below. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 3/30/2015                (Previous Week - 3/23/15)

Mon 3/30: No Class - Friday Schedule
Tue 3/31:
11B.1: #1-2 (Sine Rule)
11B.2: #1-8 (Sine Rule Ambiguous)
Thu 4/2:
11C: #1-15 odd (Sine & Cosine rules)

Useful Links
Trig Unit Plan for Q4
Smartboard Class Notes on Trig

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 9 problems per night. Problems given are shown on the date assigned. They are always due at the start of the next class period.
Updated 3/28/15 8:20 pm        ManageBac

SL 2 - 3/30/15

Now that things are back to normal, we'll look at the normal distribution. Not to be mean, but there is a good probability of high expectations. See link to QB problems below. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

SL Year 2: Week of 3/30/2015                (Previous Week - 3/23/15)

Mon 3/30: Full class - Friday schedule
24A: #1-13 odd (Normal distribution)
Wed 4/1:
24B: #1-8 (Use GDC w/Normal Dist)
Random Variable Mid-Unit Exam
Fri 4/3: No class - Good Friday (very good!

Useful Things
Q4 Unit plan
Random Variable QB problems

Smartboard Class notes: Random Variables
QB Practice Problems - Random Variables
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 3/28/15 8:26 pm        ManageBac

AdvMath - 3/30/15

Moving on into the depths of partial derivatives, Marine will explain some interpretations and I'll describe higher partial order derivatives this week. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Advanced Math: Week of 3/30/2015                (Previous Week - 3/23/15)

Mon 3/30: Full class - Friday Schedule
Interpretations of Partial Derivatives & Higher Order Derivatives (Marine)
Read for Wed: Paul III: (PDF) (Web): Differentials (Bob)
Wed 4/1:
Discuss Differentials
Read for Mon: Paul III: (PDF) (Web): Chain Rule (Taylor)
Fri 3/27: No class - Good Friday

SmartBoard Notes on MultiVariable Calculus
Paul III (Text):(PDF) (Web)
Paul III (Problems): (PDF) (Web)
Paul II (Problems): (PDF) (Web)

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 the topic will be discussed.  You are to do the reading before the class meeting.
Updated 3/28/15 10:19 pm        ManageBac

MYP 5 - 3/23/15

Welcome back! I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable break and are ready to go for the final push. One more quarter. It will fly by with many special events and the weather improving. We'll also be moving quickly through content - there are still many important ideas that we will encounter. So let's get started with Trigonometry, an incredibly powerful tool in many fields of study. See you in class.
Mr. Alei

MYP 5: Week of 3/23/2015                (Previous Week - 3/2/15)

A Block Assignments

Mon 3/23: (Construction projects due)
10A.1: #1bce,2,3cfil,4 (Trigonometric ratios)
10A.2: #1cfi,2,4 (Find Angles)
Tue 3/24:
10B.1: #2-23 by 3 (Trig problem solving)
10B.2: #1cd,2bc,3b,7,9 (Bearings)
Thu 3/26:
10D: #1,2dhi,4,5,6c,7,9 (The unit circle)

H Block Assignments

Mon 3/23:
10A.1: #1bce,2,3cfil,4 (Trigonometric ratios)
10A.2: #1cfi,2,4 (Find Angles)
Wed 3/25:
10B.1: #2-23 by 3 (Trig problem solving)
10B.2: #1cd,2bc,3b,7,9 (Bearings)
Fri 3/27:
10D: #1,2dhi,4,5,6c,7,9 (The unit circle)

Some Useful Things
MYP Math Guide
For the current unit:
HW Schedule for Unit 6
SMARTBoard Class Notes on Trigonometry

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 3/20/15 6:10 pm        A Block MB        H Block MB

Pre DP - 3/23/15

Welcome back! I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable break and are ready to go for the final push. One more quarter. It will fly by with many special events and the weather improving. And of course, many important ideas as we dig deeper into Trig and its many fascinating relationships. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Pre DP: Week of 3/23/2015                (Previous Week - 3/2/15)

Mon 3/23:
11A: #1b2,3,4a,5,6c,7a,8 (Cosine Rule)
Tue 3/24:
14Ia: #1-5,6&7bd,9-11,12cd,13 (Dot product)
Thu 3/26:
14Ib: #14-25 (Dot product)

Useful Links
Smartboard Class Notes on Trig
HL Trig Background Knowledge

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 9 problems per night. Problems given are shown on the date assigned. They are always due at the start of the next class period.
Updated 3/20/15 6:17 pm        ManageBac

SL 2 - 3/23/15

Welcome back! I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable break and are ready to go for the final push. Three weeks of content, three weeks of review, and a couple weeks of IB exams and you're done! It will be even harder to focus than it was last quarter but the end is in sight. This is character building time. Time to dig deep and finish strong - confidently as you complete this phase of your lives. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

SL Year 2: Week of 3/23/2015                (Previous Week - 3/2/15)

Mon 3/23:
23C: #1-13 odd (Expectation)
QB: #4,5,6 (IB Practice)
Wed 3/25:
23D.1: #2,4,5 (Binomial Review)
23D.2: #1-13 odd (Binomial Distributions)
Fri 3/27:
23D.3: #1-4 (Mean & SD of X~B)
QB: #1,2,3 (Binomial Distributions)

Useful Things
Q4 Unit plan

Smartboard Class notes: Random Variables
QB Practice Problems - Random Variables
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 3/20/15 6:25 pm        ManageBac
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