College Algebra is offered for dual credit in the fall. This year we connected with two other sites for this experience. I learned some tricks and did some troubleshooting with the connections or lack there of. Mr. Sheeks was an immense asset. As the semester changed so has our topic. We did some trigonometry and are now transitioning into some statistics. The word clouds you see above were created using poll everywhere and are decorated with some auto correct, ok began as pi on some devices, and humor. At this point we are exploring comparative data of effective medicine, how many chocolate chips in a cookie and will begin on sampling methods.
Algebra 2 has gone through many topics. The last chapter we completed was challenging and applicable. Logarithms appear is science class for many of these students and assist to help up find answers in the location of an exponent. As an NCIS enthusiast I am intrigued by the question of absorption of toxins with our bodies, carbon dating, time of death and other relative situations that could be investigated further. NeSA time is upon us as we look for areas to grow and covering those last minute topics.
Algebra 1 is more recently been learning about polynomials. Chapter 8 had us adding, subtracting and multiplying them. Chapter 9 had us working with algebraic division also known as factoring. The image on the left represents the product of (2x+3)(x+1) and we did more with starting given 2 x squared plus 5x +3 that making a rectangle resulted with those factors. We will continue to investigate, graph and solve quadratic functions.
Applied Math: This is an integrated mathematics course meaning that is transcends topics in pre-algebra, geometry, algebra and algebra 2. This class is intended to give each junior the opportunity to learn about all of the NeSA topics, regardless of previous experience. Our most recent topic have been geometry based with polygons, parallel lines, circles, and right triangle trigonometry. This week we began to work with the nets, surface area and volume of 3-dimensional figures.