Previous Weeks – Grade 10

Throughout the semester, we have been updating the website with week by week information on what the students have been learning. Please choose from the weeks below.

Grade 10 Archive 2015/2016

Grade 10 Archive 2016/2017


Week 38

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will cover the same topic as last week (nutrition, the digestive system, and endocrine systems) to make up for attendance during Chinese New Year’s.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

Summary:

    • Find values of Trigonometric Functions in Right Triangles
    • Use the Laws of Sine and Cosine to find missing lengths or angles
    • Find the area of a triangle by the Law of Sines
    • Find missing side lengths and angles using the Law of Cosines

 

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Week 37

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will learn three subjects that are quite relevant to their teenage years: nutrition, the digestive system, and endocrine systems.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

Summary:

    • Find values of Trigonometric Functions in Right Triangles
    • Use the Laws of Sine and Cosine to find missing lengths or angles
    • Find the area of a triangle by the Law of Sines

 

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Week 36

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

In this week, students will complete their chapter section on respiratory and excretory systems.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

Summary:

    • Identify properties of the Tangent Function. Graph tangent curves
    • Define Trigonometric Ratios and find missing length of sides of right triangles
    • Area and the Law of Sines: Find areas of triangles and use the Law of Sines to find additional missing sides and angles

 

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Week 35

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

In this week, students will learn about supporting physiological systems: the circulatory, respiratory and excretory systems.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

Summary:

    • Identify properties of the Cosine Function. Graph cosine curves
    • Estimating cosine values in radians. Finding the period of a cosine curve.
    • Finding the amplitude of a cosine function.
    • Identify properties of the Tangent Function. Graph tangent curves

 

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Week 34

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will continue to learn about nervous systems, action potentials and the effects of certain drugs and neurotransmitters.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

Summary:

    • Identify properties of the Sine Function.
    • Graph sine curves. Estimating sine values in radians.
    • Finding the period of a sine curve. Finding the amplitude of a sine function.
    • Identify properties of the Cosine Function. Graph cosine curves
    • Estimating cosine values in radians. Finding the period of a cosine curve.
    • Finding the amplitude of a cosine function.

 

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Week 33

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will learn about the nervous system, using human anatomy as a model.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

Summary:

    • Defining periodic data (cycle, period, amplitude)
    • Identify properties for the Sine Function. Graph sine curves
    • Estimating sine values in radians
    • Find the period and amplitude of a sine curve
    • Identify properties of the Cosine Function. Graph cosine curves
    • Estimating cosine values in radians
    • Finding the period and amplitude of a cosine curve

 

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Week 32

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will continue to study tissues and organs in the body, turning their attention this week to the skeletal and muscular systems.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

Summary:

    • Identify properties for the Sine Function. Graph sine curves
    • Estimating sine values in radians
    • Find the period and amplitude of a sine curve
    • Identify properties of the Cosine Function. Graph cosine curves
    • Estimating cosine values in radians
    • Finding the period and amplitude of a cosine curve

 

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Week 31

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will review exam questions and then begin their study of human anatomy: the integumentary, skeletal and muscular systems.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

 

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Review and Exam Week

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Grade 10A Review Topics

    Vocabulary Unit 13-18
    Book: Martian Chronicles
    How to identify Bias

Grade 10B Review Topics

    Vocabulary Unit 13-18
    Review Knights and their relationship to society
    Review notion of Chivalry
    Book: Arthur and Lancelot

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

    • Chapter 12 Molecular Genetics
    • Chapter 13 Genetic Technology
    • Chapter 14 The History of Life
    • Chapter 15 Evolution
    • Chapter 17 Classification

 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

    1. Students will find values of trigonometric functions for acute angles.
    2. Students will use trigonometric functions to find side lengths and angle measures of right triangles.
    3. Students will draw and find angles in standard position.
    4. Students will be asked to convert between degree measures and radian measures.

    1. Students will be required to find values of trigonometric functions for general angles
    2. Students will be asked to find values of trigonometric functions by using reference angles
    3. Students will be asked to find the area of a triangle using two sides and an included angle
    4. Students will be asked to use the Law of Sines to solve triangles provided that AAS and SSA information are provided.
    5. Students will need to use the Law of Cosines to solve oblique triangles provided SAS or SSS information is given.

 

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Week 26

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

In this week, students will study organism classification models and the Linnaean system used by modern scientists.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

Summary:

    • Find the area of a triangle using two sides and an included angle (SAS). Use the Law of Sines to solve for these general angles. Find missing dimensions when given a triangle’ s side-side-opposite angle configuration (SSA).
    • Introduce the topic of the Ambiguous Case when solving a triangle
    • Use the Law of Cosines to solve general triangles. Choose methods to solve triangles based upon information provided.

 

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Week 25

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Vocabulary Words:

    • accumulate
    • compromise
    • desolate
    • disregard
    • emphasis
    • friction
    • intervene
    • irresistible
    • majority
    • phenomenon
    • profound
    • subside

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students in this week will transition into Darwinian history, natural selection and the theory of evolution.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

Summary:

    • Find trigonometric functions based on the unit circle.
    • Define circular and periodic functions based upon the unit circle
    • Use the properties of periodic functions to evaluate trigonometric functions

 

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Week 24

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Vocabulary Words:

    • assume
    • cram
    • endanger
    • fare
    • fertile
    • furnish
    • mammoth
    • peer
    • rigid
    • rowdy
    • safeguard
    • trespass

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will learn about paleontology, the study of fossils, and the origins of life.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

Summary:

    • Find trigonometric functions based on the unit circle.
    • Define circular and periodic functions based upon the unit circle
    • Use the properties of periodic functions to evaluate trigonometric functions

 

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Week 23

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Vocabulary Words:

    • complicate
    • courteous
    • discomfort
    • eliminate
    • grieve
    • moral
    • scorch
    • severe
    • spectacle
    • tragic
    • trifle
    • universal

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

In this week, students will complete our chapter on DNA technology, inspecting classic strategies such as recombinant plasmids and cloning in addition to recent developments like CRISPR technology.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Deriving the Law of Sines and using Law of Sines to find unknown side lengths and angle measures
    • Recognizing that using the Law of Sines is conditional on angles containing AAS, ASA, or SSA information
    • Using the Tangent Ratio
    • Deriving the Law of Cosines and using the Law of Cosines to find unknown side lengths and angle measures
    • Recognizing that using the Law of Cosines is conditional on angles containing SAS or SSS information
    • Using the Inverse Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions to find missing angles
    • Instruction in using their calculator function keys

 

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Week 22

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Vocabulary Words:

    • alibi
    • confederate
    • discharge
    • economical
    • frank
    • modify
    • mutiny
    • negative
    • pursue
    • reign
    • singular
    • swindle

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will examine the practical uses of genetic technology and how gene treatment can be used for humans.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Finding Trigonometric Functions of General Angles
    • Using Reference Angles to find Trigonometric Values
    • Finding Arc Length and using Radian measure
    • Converting between Radian measure and Degree measure in angles

 

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Week 21

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Vocabulary Words:

    • achievement
    • acquire
    • debate
    • exhibit
    • foe
    • latter
    • massacre
    • monotonous
    • preserve
    • sanitary
    • sprawl
    • widespread

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week, students will conclude their studies on genetics and inheritance by examining DNA and how it functions in the cell.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:
 • Develop Trigonometric Functions in Right Triangles (Acute Angles)
 • Develop SOH-CAH-TOA mnemonic for remembering the Trigonometric Ratios
 • Find missing values of acute angles and missing side lengths in Right Triangles using the Trigonometric
  Ratios/Functions
 

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Review and Exam Week

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Grade 10A
Weekly TOEFL Vocabulary
The Martian Chronicles (Roughly page 1-100)

Grade 10B
Weekly TOEFL Vocabulary
Graphic Novel Frankenstein
 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

CH7: Cellular Structure and Function – Cell Discovery and Theory, The Plasma Membrane Structures and Organelles Cellular Transport
CH8: Cellular Energy – How Organisms Obtain Energy, Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration
CH9: Cellular Reproduction – Cellular Growth, Mitosis and Cytokinesis, Cell Cycle Regulation
CH10: Sexual Reproduction and Genetics – Meiosis, Mendelian Genetics, Gene Linkage and Polyploidy
CH11: Complex Inheritance and Human Heredity – Basic Patterns of Human Inheritance, Complex Patterns of Inheritance, Chromosomes and Human Heredity
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

1. Students will be asked to use long division to divide polynomials by binomials
2. Students will be asked to diagram polynomial functions by using a table of values
3. Students will be asked to find the roots (zeros) of polynomial functions

1. Students will be required to factor polynomials
2. Students will be asked to solve real-world problems involving polynomial functions
3. Students will be required to factor large polynomials by the method of grouping
4. Students will be asked to use synthetic division to solve larger degree polynomials
5. Students will need to simplify polynomials and rational expressions

1. Students will be required to define excluded values in a rational expression
2. Students will be tasked with using the Rational Root Theorem to find the roots (zeros) of a polynomial equation/expression
3. Students will be required to solve complex fractions
4. Students will be asked to add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomial functions/expressions
5. Students will be required to graph rational equations and solve for the roots (zeros) of the rational equation
 

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Week 18

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

We will finish our section this week on meiosis and genetics, leading to a more thorough understanding on genetically inherited traits and diseases.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Adding and Subtracting Vectors to obtain a Resultant Vector
    • Defining the magnitude and direction of the Resultant Vector
    • Using the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines to find the direction of the Resultant Vector
    • Real World problems involving Force and Velocity typically found in a high school Physics curriculum.

 

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Week 17

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week we will examine the root of genetic theory – meiosis, sexual reproduction and parental inheritance.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Defining the real-world process of linear optimization and its significance in industry
    • Using a system of inequalities to represent constraints a company may face
    • Finding maximum and/or minimum values of a function given specific constraints and a feasibility relationship (equation)
    • Understanding how constraints in the real world effect profitability and how one can maximize their profitability or minimize their costs by careful study of constraints

 

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Week 16

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week we will begin to examine organism reproduction, mitosis, meiosis and the corresponding cell cycles for each process.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
    • Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

 

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Week 15

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Biology: Students in Grade 10 this week will complete workbook assignments on cell structure and metabolism.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:
 • Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
 • Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
 

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Week 14

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will learn about cellular metabolism: how energy is produced in plants and processed in eukaryotic mitochondria.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:
 • Finding the roots (zeros) of Polynomials and relating Zeros and Coefficients of Polynomial Functions.
 • Using the Rational Zero Theorem to find the rational roots of higher degree polynomials
 • Demonstrate the correlation between finding the roots and graphing the function.
 • Investigate the number of Complex Zeros of a Polynomial Function by using the Fundamental
 Theorem of Algebra.
 

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Week 13

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

We will continue our studies on cell structure and function in this week – focusing on organelles, which are the miniature organs in each cell, and on how the cell transports materials to and from its environment and internally.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:
 • Factoring Polynomials
 • Using the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) Technique first
 • Recognizing Special Patterns of Factored Polynomials
 • Dividing Polynomials by Monomials
 • Dividing Polynomials by Binomials using Long Division
 • Dividing Polynomials by Binomials using Synthetic Division
 

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Week 12

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week we will begin to examine cells: how they were discovered, what organelles they contain and why they are common to all living organisms.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:
 • Adding and Subtracting polynomials.
 • Identifying monomials and polynomials. Discuss the idea of degree of a monomial, degree of the polynomial
 and the idea of like terms. Likewise, subtraction of polynomials requires like terms
 • Multiplying polynomials
 • How to multiply polynomials and binomials. What is the result of the multiplying operation?
 •How does a polynomial model the volume of a real world figure (rectangular prism)? And verifying
 polynomial identities.
 

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Review and Exam Week


G10 Midterm Review

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

All TOEFL Vocabulary
Reading selection – Footbinding “Snow Flower”
Different types of Comprehension questions
Literal & Inference Comprehension
Evaluation, Reaction & Reorganization
 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

    – Principles of Ecology
    – Ecosystems
    – Populations
    – Biodiversity and Conservation
    – Chemistry in Biology
    – Cellular Structure and Function
    – Cellular Energy
    – Cellular Reproduction

 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

    • Order of Operations, and Properties of Equality
    • Evaluate Absolute Value Equations,
    • Set-up problems with inequalities and solve
    • Analyze relations and functions
    • Solve problems involving Linear relations and functions,
    • Identifying slope and calculating slope of a linear equation
    • Determine if a line is parallel, or perpendicular to a given line and determining its slope
    • Solve, and graph linear inequalities, and absolute value inequalities &solve systems of linear equations graphically
    • The Elimination and Substitution Methods
    • Graphing and find Optimization Values for Inequalities
    • Solutions for systems of equations with three variables
    • Algebraic operations on a pair of matrices

 

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Week 9

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Last week was delayed due to in-class grading and a school event, so we will finish this quarter’s section by looking at some basic chemistry behind biology before reviewing for midterms.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

  • Parabolas; converting from general form of the equation to vertex form of the equation
  • Finding the vertex, axis of symmetry, focus, and directrix of the graphed parabola
  • Introduction to Polynomials

 

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Week 8

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

With our ecology finished, students will begin another section focusing on the chemical basis of biology.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

  • Evaluate determinants. Find area of a triangle on the coordinate plane by using determinants.
  • Solving systems of equations in three variables (cont.)
  • Introduction to Parabolas and Conic Sections.

 

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Week 7

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

We will finish exploring conservation topics this week before exploring the chemical background of biological processes.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

  • Solve systems of equations in three variables.
  • Introduction to Matrices and Determinants
  • Using Determinants and Cramer’s Rule to solve systems of equations in three variables

 

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Week 6

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week we will complete our section on population ecology and transition into themes of biodiversity and conservation.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

  • Solve systems of linear equations graphically.
  • Solve systems of linear equations algebraically.
  • Solve systems of inequalities by graphing.
  • Determine the coordinates of the vertices of a region formed by the graph of a system of inequalities.

 

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Week 5

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week we will finish our section on ecology by examining population dynamics, using human populations as an example model.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

  • Write an equation of a line given the slope and a point on the line.
  • Write an equation of a line parallel or perpendicular to a given line.
  • Graph linear inequalities.
  • Graph absolute value inequalities.

 

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Week 4

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week we will look further into community ecology and the influences of biotic and abiotic factors in limiting maximum population growth.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

  • Analyze relations and functions. Use equations of relations and functions.
  • Identify linear relations and functions. Write linear equations in standard form.
  • Find the rate of change in a linear equation. Determine the slope of a line.

 


Week 3

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week we will look at the basics of population dynamics and interactions with biotic and abiotic factors in their environment – essentially, the general principles of ecology.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

  • Evaluate expressions involving absolute values and the number line. Solve absolute value equations.
  • Solve one-step inequalities. Solve multi-step inequalities
  • Solve compound inequalities. Solve absolute value inequalities

 


Week 2

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will be introduced to Biology, the different levels of complexity for life and their corresponding areas of study, and the scientific method.
 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

  • Use the Order of Operations to evaluate expressions. Use Formulas. Introduce topics; variables, algebraic expressions, PEMDAS
  • Use the properties of real numbers to evaluate expressions.
  • Translate verbal expressions into algebraic expressions and equations, and vice versa.
  • Solve equations using the properties of equality

 


Week 1

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Grade 10 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

 

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Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

  • Review Equations and Inequalities
  • Review Order of Operations
  • Review FOIL techniques in multiplying Binomials
  • Review several Factoring Techniques
  • Review Pythagorean Theorem and determining whether a triangle is a Right Triangle

 

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