Mrs. Sklarin’s Algebra 2 class is working together to improve their understanding of Linear Functions and Relations. The students share their process and results with each other. It is great to see them working together and caring about the success of one another.
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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 […]
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 […]
Mrs. Sklarin’s second block statistics class had fun with probability in class on Friday. They used M&Ms to simulate how many girls a family with 5 children would have. The results were 2 – 3 girls were most likely and 5 girls least likely. They also rolled “weird dice” where one die had four sides […]
The Algebra 2 class at Heritage Academy enjoyed creating their own conic sections. They used string, push pins, and the foci to create different sized conics. They were able to explore how the equations, centers, and foci change each conic. Finally they made a conic face, using several different conic sections to create their masterpiece.
The statistics classes at Heritage Academy conducted an experiment with paper helicopters. They predicted which helicopter would land faster, the short rotors or the long rotors. Students divided up into groups to create their helicopters. One student dropped the helicopters and the other timed the decent. The copters were dropped at random determined by the […]
Mrs. Sklarin’s Statistics classes used M&Ms to demonstrate how to make bar graphs, pie charts, dot plots, and histograms. The M&Ms tasted great too!
The 2014 Heritage Academy Math Team competed in the South Carolina Independent School Association High School State Math Meet on Wednesday, January 15 in Sumter. The pictured five person team did a wonderful job representing Heritage Academy. We had a fun time and enjoyed the pizza lunch. The math competition included a 50 question multiple […]
Mrs. Sklarin’s students participated in a game of “GeoCaching” or “Alge2Caching ” from www.mathbits.com. It is a web based game where the students search the internet to find 10 web pages. They have to answer various math problems on each page in order to find the next page. The first students to find all 10 boxes recieved […]