Summer Reading Pick One:

Gödel, Escher, Bach: the Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
What's the Name of this Book? by Raymond Smullyan

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Why geometric progressions are better than arithmetic progressions:

Remember: Math is Fun!

Let a=4i+8j; b=2i-5j; and c=5j:
1) a+b=
2) b+c=
3) c+a=
4) a-b=
5) b-a=
6) c-a=
7) 3a=
8) -2b=
9) 5c=
10) 5c-3a=


Standard vs. Extended

Required Calculator: CASIO fx-9860GII SD: Serial Number: Guide

Homework - Tuesdays & Thursdays:
November 7 - Venn Diagrams
November 3 - Roll 2 Dice 1,000,000 times (electronically) and tally the 2's on the 1st die, the 2's on the 2nd die, and the number of times two 2's happened.
November 1, 2011: 6A10abc; 6B1,7; 6C1 in the book
October 13, 2011: Homework is on Mathletics
We finished the transformations packet. If you didn't finish it in class, please use it for study material.
Exam on Thursday. Homework is due then (no class on Tuesday). I would do more than the required amount. There is a lot to review before the exam. Please do revision in Mathletics and in your book if you have additional time.
October 6, 2011: Mathletics
September 11 - October 4, 2011: Assessment 1
Thursday, September 15, 2011: Study for 1 Hour; Turn in a Page Saying What you Did
Thursday, September 8, 2011: 20 Equations to Dance (Due Thursday)
Tuesday, September 6, 2011: 4 Mathletics
Thursday, September 1, 2011: 4 Mathletics Assignments
Tuesday, August 30, 2011: 4 Mathletics Assignments
Thursday, August 25, 2011: Page 4.14 Questions 1-4

October 6, 2011 - & Review Unit Learning Objectives & Algebraic Long Division & Completing the Square (Vertex Form)
September 20, 2011 - The Dance
September 12, 2011 - Dance Preparation
September 8, 2011 - Expected Value & Diease; 10 Quick Questions (Factoring & Review 2 Equations 2 Unknowns; Dance Prep.)
September 6, 2011 - Quadratic Formula Song
September 5, 2011 - Real Life Problems
September 2, 2011 - More Factoring
September 1, 2011 - Modeling a Roller Coaster & Factoring with the X-Box

Unit 1 - Learning Objectives
Factorise quadratic expressions
Solve quadratic equations of the form* ax2 + bx + c = 0 by:
- Factorisation - Graphical Methods - Completing the square - The Formula
(*Note – it may be necessary to manipulate a given equation to fit this form)
Solve “real-life” problems described by quadratic equations
Appreciate the effect of the discriminant in determining if a quadratic has real roots
Understand that parabolas have a line of symmetry x = -b/2a
Use the completing the square method to locate vertices of parabolas
Understand that some of the methods above can also be used to solve higher order polynomials
Factorise the sum and difference of two cubes
Understand the general features of a cubic graph, and link this to information about the roots of a cubic
Solve factorisable cubics using algebraic long division
Reflect a shape in a (horizontal or vertical) line
Reflect a shape in any line
Reflect a shape in multiple lines
Appreciate the concept of line symmetry
Rotate a shape about any point using angle and centre of rotation (and find centres of rotation)
Appreciate the concept of rotational symmetry
Translate a shape with the vector
Be able to tessellate a shape
Stretch a shape horizontally or vertically
Enlarge a shape by a given scale factor about a given centre of enlargement (and find centres of enlargement)
Shear a shape, with a given shear factor
Understand that the following represent transformations of the graph of y = f(x)
  • y = f(x-h) * y = f(x)+k
  • y = af(x) * y = f(x/b)
  • y = f(-x) * y = -f(x)
Be able to reflect a graph of a function in the line x=a

Dance Groups:
Davis - Cindy, Athena, Samantha, Jacqueline, Sarah, Jacqueline, Claudia
Millard - Mark, Billy, Jonathan, Jake, Isaac, Timothy
Luk - Nixon, Nathan, Jeffery, Willy
Li - Ka Chi Law, Latifah Sat, Kimberly Lau, Rahim Leung, Benny Ko, Dominic Cheng, Victoria, Ivan, Eunice

Gödel, Escher, Bach: the Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
What's the Name of this Book? by Raymond Smullyan