Quarter two still loaded with mathematics
We’ve finally got a couple normal, five-day school weeks and we’re making the most of them! But we also need to remember some routine stuff:
1) Every student is required to have their own dry erase marker
2) Every student needs a charged laptop.
3) Snacks are for the first five minutes of third hour. Food needs to be away other times. I used to be more relaxed about letting people eat in my classroom. Then I stepped on a grape and it was like that horrible scene in the last Kill Bill movie.
What are we up to this week?
Calc III: Arc length parameterizations of vector valued functions. Curvature.
Calc II: Slope fields, and more fun and games with differential equations.
Calc I: Chain rule! Most critical topic of second quarter. Maybe the most critical topic of the rest of the year. Pay attention and work hard, y’all.
Precalculus: Graphing transformations of functions
7th grade Scholar’s Prep: decimals and percents, with an emphasis on learning decimal representations of some innocent-looking fractions that nevertheless get ugly when you try to write them as a decimal.
Have a good week!