“Wave makers” Brett Inserra and Sam Cudjoe do their best to keep a wave train going as Lee Hammerschmidt measures the wave height. Second Block Marine Biology Students are getting ready for some field work at Burke’s Beach.
The students in Mrs. Sklarin’s Precalculus class are hard at work using the “Pearson MathLab.” They are able to complete assignments online with options for watching examples, working through examples with assistance, or trying additional similar problems. It is like having a personal tutor at their disposal.
Mrs. Sklarin’s Algebra 2 class explored transformations of some familiar functions in class. Using their TI-Nspire calculators they saw the graphs move as they changed the coefficients. They developed an understanding of how each value effects the graph. (example: f(x) = a(x-h)^2 +k). The last activity on the calculator had the students manipulating the coefficients on one graph to match it with another. They had to know which value to change and by how much to change it. We had a fun time identifying and using the parent functions as we described all the transformations.
Mrs. Sklarin’s Algebra 2 class is having fun with the Promethean Board. The students are taking turns moving equations into categories; function vs. not a function, linear vs. nonlinear. They are rewarded with a sound effect for their correct placement. This fun activity is starting our discussion for chapter 2.
Mrs. Sklarin’s third block Geometry class has started the year off with constructions. They are seen above working with the “tools” of geometry; the compass, protractor, and ruler. We were able to construct congruent line segments and angles. Then we constructed segment bisectors and angle bisectors. The students had fun exploring the use of our geometric tools.