Previous Weeks – Grade 11/12

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 11/12 Archive 2015/2016

Grade 11/12 Archive 2016/2017


Week 38

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

In this week, students will learn more in-depth topics about electricity, exploring subjects such as capacitance, current and resistance.
 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 9 Quadratic Functions and Equations; Ch. 10 Radical Functions and Geometry

This week, we will continue chapter 10 on radicals:

    – Simplifying Radical Expressions
    – Radical Equations

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a test at the end of this week.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 5 Analytic Trigonometry; Ch. 6 Additional Topics in Trigonometry

This week, we will continue our study of Chapter 5, analytic trigonometry:

    – Multiple Angle and Product-to-Sum Formulas
    – The Law of Sines

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a Chapter Test during this week.
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

 

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Week 37

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

In this week, students will be introduced to electric fields and forces, which will prepare them for circuits and circuit elements.
 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 9 Quadratic Functions and Equations; Ch. 10 Radical Functions and Geometry

This week, we will continue chapter 9 on quadratics, and begin chapter 10:

    – Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula
    – Simplifying Radical Expressions

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 5 Analytic Trigonometry

This week, we will continue our study of Chapter 5, analytic trigonometry:

    – Sum and Difference Formulas
    – Multiple Angle and Product-to-Sum Formulas

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

 

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Week 36

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will learn about universal gravitation, torque and periodic motion.
 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

During this week, students will transition to electric charges and the forces acting on them in electric fields.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 9 Quadratic Functions and Equations

This week, we will continue chapter 9 on quadratics:

    – Graphing Quadratic Functions
    – Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing
    – Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 5 Analytic Trigonometry

This week, we will continue our study of Chapter 5, analytic trigonometry:

    – Solving Trigonometric Equations
    – Sum and Difference Formulas

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

 

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Week 35

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will learn about circular motion, centripetal force, tangential velocity and torque.
 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

During this week, students will focus on light, lenses and Snell’s Law.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 8 Quadratic Expressions and Equations; Ch. 9 Quadratic Functions and Equations

This week, we will complete chapter 8, and begin chapter 9 on quadratics:

    – Graphing Quadratic Functions

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a Chapter 8 Test at the beginning of this week.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 5 Analytic Trigonometry

This week, we will continue our study of Chapter 5, analytic trigonometry:

    – Using Fundamental Identities
    – Verifying Trigonometric Identities
    – Solving Trigonometric Equations

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 3 Derivatives

This week, we will continue Chapter 3. This chapter discusses derivatives:

    – Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions
    – Chain Rule

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 34

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

In this week, students will complete their section on momentum conservation, learning about the difference between perfectly elastic and inelastic collisions.
 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will learn to perform calculations with concave mirrors, concave lenses and convex lenses, determining factors such as distance and focal points.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 8 Quadratic Expressions and Equations

This week, we will continue chapter 8:

    – Differences of Squares
    – Perfect Squares

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a Chapter 8 Test at the end of this week.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 4 Trigonometry; Ch. 5 Analytic Trigonometry

This week we will complete the study of Chapter 4, which covers trigonometry. Then, begin Chapter 5, beginning our study of analytic trigonometry:

    – Using Fundamental Identities

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. The students will have a Chapter Test at the beginning of this week as assessment.
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 3 Derivatives

This week, we will continue Chapter 3. This chapter discusses derivatives:

    – Velocity and Other Rates of Change
    – Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 33

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

In this week, students will learn about momentum and impulse, its conservation, and its relationship with energy conservation.
 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

During this week students will learn about light, reflective mirrors and focusing lenses.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 8 Quadratic Expressions and Equations

This week, we will continue chapter 8:

    – Solving ax^2 + bx + c = 0
    – Differences of Squares

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 4 Trigonometry

This week we will continue studying Chapter 4, which covers trigonometry:

    – Inverse Trigonometric Functions
    – Applications and Models

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 3 Derivatives

This week, we will continue Chapter 3. This chapter discusses derivatives:

    – Rules for Differentiation
    – Velocity and Other Rates of Change

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 32

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will continue their study of energy, focusing on mechanical energy conservation and power.
 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will complete their study of sound waves, examining this week pitch and sound wave intensity.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 8 Quadratic Expressions and Equations

This week, we will continue chapter 8:

    – Multiplying Polynomials
    – Using the Distributive Property

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 4 Trigonometry

This week we will continue studying Chapter 4, which covers trigonometry:

    – Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions
    – Graphs of Other Trigonometric Functions
    – Inverse Trigonometric Functions

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 3 Derivatives

This week, we will continue Chapter 3. This chapter discusses derivatives:

    – Derivative of a Function
    – Differentiability

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 31

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

In this week students will review exam questions and will be introduced to two new concepts: work and energy.
 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

After reviewing test questions, students will build on their previous understanding of wave functions by examining sound waves.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 8 Quadratic Expressions and Equations

This week, we will continue chapter 8:

    – Multiplying Polynomials
    – Using the Distributive Property

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 4 Trigonometry

This week we will continue studying Chapter 4, which covers trigonometry:

    – Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions
    – Graphs of Other Trigonometric Functions

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 3 Derivatives

This week, we will begin Chapter 3. This chapter discusses derivatives:

    – Derivative of a Function

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Review and Exam Week

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Grade 11A Review Topics

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

Grade 11B Review Topics

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

Grade 12 Review Topics

    Vocabulary Unit 13-18
    Book:Snow Flower Secret Fan readings
    Introduction of Opium in China and ramifications
    Review Weekly Article Structure and Expectations

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

    • Chapter 2 One-Dimensional Motion
    • Chapter 3 Two-Dimensional Motion and Vectors
    • Chapter 4 Forces and the Laws of Motion

 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

    • Chapter 8 Fluid Mechanics
    • Chapter 9 Heat
    • Chapter 10 Thermodynamics
    • Chapter 11 Vibrations and Waves

 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Topics Covered (Weeks 21 – 26)

    • 1.7 Functions
    • 2.4 Solving Equations with the Variable on Each Side
    • 2.5 Solving Equations Involving Absolute Value
    • 3.2 Solving Linear Equations by Graphing
    • 4.2 Writing Equations in Slope-Intercept Form
    • 4.3 Writing Equations in Point-Slope Form
    • 5.3 Solving Multi-Step Inequalities
    • 5.6 Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables
    • 6.2 Substitution
    • 6.4 Elimination Using Multiplication
    • 7.3 Rational Exponents
    • 7.5 Exponential Functions
    • 8.1 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

Test Structure
Students are given a total of 25 questions. There will be no multiple choice or fill in the blank questions on this test. Only math questions applying what they have learned. Diagrams will be included on appropriate problems.

 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Topics Covered (Weeks 21 – 26)

    • 8.1 Matrices and Systems of Equations
    • 8.2 Operations with Matrices
    • 8.3 The Inverse of a Square Matrix
    • 8.4 The Determinant of a Square Matrix
    • 8.5 Applications of Matrices and Determinants
    • 4.1 Radian and Degree Measure
    • 4.2 Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle
    • 4.3 Right Triangle Trigonometry
    • 4.4 Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle

Test Structure
Students are given a total of 10 questions. There will be no multiple choice or fill in the blank questions on this test. Only math questions applying what they have learned. Diagrams will be included on appropriate problems.
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Topics Covered (Weeks 21 – 26)

    • 1.4 Parametric Equations
    • 1.6 Trigonometric Functions
    • 2.1 Rates of Change and Limits
    • 2.2 Limits Involving Infinity
    • 2.3 Continuity
    • 2.4 Rates of Change and Tangent Lines

Test Structure
Students are given problems from each section of the book for a total of 8 questions. There will be no multiple choice or fill in the blank questions on this test. Only math questions applying what they have learned. Diagrams will be included on appropriate problems.

 

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Week 26

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

We will take a step back this week and, upon student request, study vector properties and vector addition in order to understand forces and free-body diagrams.
 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will study basic wave functions and harmonics, and how wave technology is used by humans.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

 

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Week 25

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Vocabulary Words:

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

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

During this week, students will study basic forces and the most famous equation for Newtonian motion: F=ma.
 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Following our basic introduction to heat gain and loss, students will study thermodynamics – the calculation of heat gain and loss as energy and its practical applications.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 6 Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Ch. 7 Exponents and Exponential Functions

This week, we will take the chapters 1-6 test, and then begin chapter 7:

    – Elimination Using Multiplication
    – Rational Exponents

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a test at the beginning of this week.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 4 Trigonometry

This week we will begin studying Chapter 4, which covers trigonometry:

    – Radian and Degree Measure
    – Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 2 Limits and Continuity

This week, we will continue Chapter 2. This chapter is designed as a bridge between precalculus and calculus:

    – Limits Involving Infinity
    – Continuity

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 24

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Vocabulary Words:

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

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

In this week, students will complete linear kinematics and perform a lab to test their understanding.
 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

In this week, students will continue to study basic thermodynamics and perform a lab to test their understanding on fluid motion.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 6 Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Ch. 7 Exponents and Exponential Functions

This week, we will complete all of chapter 6 of Algebra 1:

 - Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables
 - Substitution
 - Elimination Using Multiplication

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 8 Matrices and Determinants

This week we will complete Chapter 8, which covers matrices and their uses:

 - Applications of Matrices and Determinants

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. The Chapter 8 Test is at the end of this week.
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 2 Limits and Continuity

This week, we will continue Chapter 2. This chapter is designed as a bridge between precalculus and calculus:

 - Limits Involving Infinity

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 23

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Vocabulary Words:

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

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will finish the previous week’s chapter on linear acceleration, moving on to acceleration and free fall. Understanding x-intercept solutions for linear and quadratic equations will be necessary.
 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

During this week students will move on from fluid pressure to basic thermodynamics – heat energy calculations, phase changes and calorimetry.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 5 Linear Inequalities & Ch. 6 Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

This week, we will complete all of chapter 5, and begin chapter 6 of Algebra 1:

 - Solving Multi-Step Inequalities
 - Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables
 - Substitution

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 8 Matrices and Determinants

This week we will continue studying Chapter 8, which covers matrices and their uses:

 - The Inverse of a Square Matrix
 - The Determinant of a Square Matrix

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 2 Limits and Continuity

This week, we will continue Chapter 2. This chapter is designed as a bridge between precalculus and calculus:

 - Limits Involving Infinity

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 22

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Vocabulary Words:

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

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

In this week, students will solidify their understanding of SI units and derived physics units. They will also learn the beginning calculations for linear motion as they are introduced to units such as displacement, velocity and acceleration.
 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Since students were introduced to buoyant force in the prior week, in this week we will continue our study of fluid mechanics by learning about Bernoulli’s Principle and fluid motion in closed channels.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 3 Linear Functions & Ch. 4 Equations of Linear Functions

This week, we will complete Chapter 1 in Algebra 1, and then begin Chapter 2, on linear equations:

    – Solving Linear Equations by Graphing
    – Writing Equations in Slope-Intercept Form
    – Writing Equations in Point-Slope Form

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 8 Matrices and Determinants

This week we will continue studying Chapter 8, which covers matrices and their uses:

    – Operations with Matrices
    – The Inverse of a Square Matrix

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 2 Limits and Continuity

This week, we will begin Chapter 2. This chapter is designed as a bridge between precalculus and calculus:

    – Rates of Change and Limits

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 21

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Vocabulary Words:

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

 

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Grade 11 Physics I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will be introduced to physics, the study of change in the universe, and the units used to study such change.
 

Grade 12 Physics II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

After a brief review on common SI units, we will cover a brief introduction to fluids and how they work.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 1 Expressions, Equations, and Functions & Ch. 2 Linear Equations

This week, we will complete Chapter 1 in Algebra 1, and then begin Chapter 2, on linear equations:

 - Functions
 - Solving Equations with the Variable on Each Side
 - Solving Equations Involving Absolute Value

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 8 Matrices and Determinants

This week we will begin studying Chapter 8, which covers different systems of equations and inequalities:

 - Matrices and Systems of Equations
 - Operations with Matrices

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a chapter test at the end of this week for assessment.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 1 Prerequisites for Calculus

This week, we will begin our work in Chapter 1 of the calculus book. This chapter gets the students ready for calculus by preparing them with prerequisites.

 - Parametric Equations
 - Trigonometric Functions

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Review and Exam Week

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Grade 11A
Weekly TOEFL Vocabulary
The Martian Chronicles

Grade 11B
Weekly TOEFL Vocabulary
Graphic Novel Frankenstein

Grade 12
Weekly TOEFL Vocabulary
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Roughly page 1-100)
 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

CH8: Covalent Bonding – The Covalent Bond, Naming Molecules Molecular Structures Molecular Shapes Electronegativity and Polarity
CH9: Chemical Reactions – Reactions and Equations, Classifying Chemical Reactions, Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
CH10: The Mole – Measuring Matter, Mass and the Mole, Moles of Compounds, Empirical and Molecular Formulas, Formulas of Hydrates
CH11: Stoichiometry – Defining Stoichiometry, Stoichiometric Calculations, Limiting Reactants, Percent Yield
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

CH9: Chemical Reactions – Reactions and Equations, Classifying Chemical Reactions, Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
CH10: The Mole – Measuring Matter, Mass and the Mole, Moles of Compounds, Empirical and Molecular Formulas, Formulas of Hydrates
CH11: Stoichiometry – Defining Stoichiometry, Stoichiometric Calculations, Limiting Reactants, Percent Yield
CH12: States of Matter – Gases, Forces of Attraction, Liquids and Solids, Phase Changes
CH13: Gases – The Gas Laws, The Ideal Gas Law, Gas Stoichiometry
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Topics Covered (Weeks 12 – 18)

    • English System
    • Metric System
    • Converting Units of Measure
    • Precision
    • Calculating Measurements
    • Bar Graphs
    • Line Graphs
    • Pie Charts
    • Coordinate System
    • Probability
    • Combinations
    • Permutations
    • Statistics
    • Arithmetic Sequences
    • Geometric Sequences
    • Variables and Algebraic Expressions
    • Solving Simple Equations
    • Graphing Equations in Slope-Intercept Form
    • Quadratic Equations

Test Structure

    • Students are given a total of 30 questions. There will be no multiple choice or fill in the blank questions on this test. Only math questions applying what they have learned. Diagrams will be included on appropriate problems.

 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Topics Covered (Weeks 12 – 18)

    • 3.1 Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
    • 3.2 Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
    • 3.3 Properties of Logarithms
    • 3.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
    • 3.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Models
    • 7.1 Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations
    • 7.2 Two Variable Linear Systems
    • 7.3 Multivariable Linear Systems
    • 7.4 Partial Fractions
    • 7.5 Systems of Inequalities
    • 7.6 Linear Programming

Test Structure

    • Students are given a total of 15 questions. There will be no multiple choice or fill in the blank questions on this test. Only math questions applying what they have learned. Diagrams will be included on appropriate problems.

 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Topics Covered (Weeks 12 – 18)

    • 6.4 Vectors and Dot Products
    • 6.5 Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number
    • 10.1 Lines
    • 10.2 Introduction to Conics: Parabolas
    • 10.3 Ellipses
    • 10.4 Hyperbolas

Test Structure

    • Students are given three problems from each section of the book for a total of 12 questions. There will be no multiple choice or fill in the blank questions on this test. Only math questions applying what they have learned. Diagrams will be included on appropriate problems.

 

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Week 18

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week we will finish our section on stoichiometry, examining molar measurement factors such as limiting reactions, percent yields and percent composition.
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will go over the states of matter and their relationship to volume, pressure and heat changes.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 13 Variables, Algebraic Expressions, and Simple Equations

This week we will study Chapter 13, which introduces variables and how to solve simple equations:
 - Graphing in Slope-Intercept Form
 - Quadratic Equations

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 7 Systems of Equations and Inequalities

This week we will continue studying Chapter 7, which covers different systems of equations and inequalities:
 - Partial Fractions
 - Systems of Inequalities
 - Linear Programming

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 10 Topics in Analytic Geometry

This week, we will continue our work in Chapter 10:
 - Hyperbolas

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a Chapter Quiz at the end of this week.
 

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Week 17

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will continue our section on stoichiometry, practicing in class molar and mass conversions.
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week we will finish our section on stoichiometry, having addressed and practiced extensively limiting reactants, balanced equations and reaction yields.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 13 Variables, Algebraic Expressions, and Simple Equations

This week we will study Chapter 13, which introduces variables and how to solve simple equations:
 - Variables and Algebraic Expressions
 - Solving Simple Equations
 - Graphing in Slope-Intercept Form

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 7 Systems of Equations and Inequalities

This week we will continue studying Chapter 7, which covers different systems of equations and inequalities:
 - Multivariable Linear Systems
 - Partial Fractions
 - Systems of Inequalities

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 10 Topics in Analytic Geometry

This week, we will continue our work in Chapter 10:
 - Hyperbolas
 - Rotation of Conics

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 16

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will begin to study stoichiometry and molar calculations – an essential skill used in the measurement of chemical reagents and products.
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Grade 12 this week will finish their delayed section on molar calculations before transitioning into true stoichiometry – the mathematical prediction of product yields based on reactant quantity.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 11 Probability and Statistics; Ch. 12 Number Series

This week we will study Chapter 11, which covers Statistics. Then we will begin studying Chapter 12 on number series:
 - Statistics
 - Arithmetic Progressions
 - Geometric Progressions

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 7 Systems of Equations and Inequalities

This week we will begin studying Chapter 7, which covers different systems of equations and inequalities:
 - Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations
 - Two-Variable Linear Systems
 - Multivariable Linear Systems

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 10 Topics in Analytic Geometry

This week, we will begin our work in Chapter 10:
 - Lines
 - Introduction to Conics: Parabolas

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 15

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will review our current chapter on chemical reactions and will complete assignments as required.
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Grade 12 this week will finish studying the first chapter half on stoichiometry and molar calculations.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 11Probability and Statistics

This week we will study Chapter 11, which covers Statistics:

– Probability
– Combinations

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 3 Exponential & Logarithmic Functions

This week we will continue studying Chapter 3, which covers exponential and logarithmic functions.

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. This week the students will take a Test on Chapter 3.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 10 Topics in Analytic Geometry

This week, we will begin our work in Chapter 10:

– Lines

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 14

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week, students will finish studying the basics of chemical reactions by learning about reactions in aqueous solutions and all types of possible products.
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

We will begin the first half of our section on stoichiometry. Students will be introduced to a standard quantity of measurement, the mole, and will be expected to be familiar with this standard in future calculations of molar mass, solution concentration and reaction equilibrium.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 10 Graphs

This week we will study Chapter 10, which covers Graphing:
– Bar Graphs
– Line Graphs
– Pie Charts
– Coordinate Charts

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 3 Exponential & Logarithmic Functions

This week we will continue studying Chapter 3, which covers exponential and logarithmic functions:
– Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
– Exponential and Logarithmic Models

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 6 Additional Topics in Trigonometry

This week, we will continue our study of Chapter 6, covering additional trigonometry work:
– Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a Chapter Quiz at the end of this week.
 

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Week 13

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will study the second portion of covalent bonding patterns this week. We will examine valence shell electron pair repulsion theory and the influence of electronegativity on bond polarities.
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week, students will finish studying the basics of chemical reactions by learning about reactions in aqueous solutions and all types of possible products. This will be a good foundation for an understanding of concentrations and reaction equilibriums in the upcoming weeks.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 9 Measurements

This week we will study Chapter 9, which covers Measurements:
– Precision
– Significant Digits
– Calculating Measurements

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 3 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

This week we will begin studying Chapter 3, which covers exponential and logarithmic functions:
– Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
– Properties of Logarithms

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 6 Additional Topics in Trigonometry

This week, we will continue our study of Chapter 6, covering additional trigonometry work:
– Vectors and Dot Products
– Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 12

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students this week will examine covalent bonds and compounds, and the effects of electronegativity on their formation.
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

We will begin to examine actual chemistry this week – types of reactions and the thermodynamics behind why they take place.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 9 Measurements

This week we will study Chapter 9, which covers Measurements:
– English System
– Metric System
– Converting Units of Measure

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 3 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

This week we will begin studying Chapter 3, which covers exponential and logarithmic functions:
– Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
– Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 6 Additional Topics in Trigonometry

This week, we will continue our study of Chapter 6, covering additional trigonometry work:
– Vectors and Dot Products
– Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Review and Exam Week


G11 Midterm Review


G12 Midterm Review

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

Grade 11
All TOEFL Vocabulary
Reading selection – Warm Bodies”
Different types of Comprehension questions
Literal & Inference Comprehension
Evaluation, Reaction & Reorganization
 

Grade 12
All TOEFL Vocabulary
Reading selection – “Great Gatsby”
Different types of Comprehension questions
Literal & Inference Comprehension
Evaluation, Reaction & Reorganization
 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

    Nature of Substances,
    Chemistry and Matter,
    The Scientific Method,
    Analyzing Data,
    Properties of Matter,
    Elements and Compounds,
    Structure of the Atom,
    Electron Configuration,
    Periodic Trends,
    Ionic Bonding,
    Covalent Bonding

 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

    Nature of Substances
    The Scientific Method
    Elements and Compounds
    Structure of the Atom
    Electron Configuration
    Periodic Trends
    Ionic Bonding
    Covalent Bonding
    Classifying Reactions
    Stoichiometry and the Mole
    Solution Concentration

 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

    • Symbols of Mult and Div, Math Symbols
    • Properties of Addition and Multiplication
    • Order of Operations
    • Place Value, Rounding Whole Numbers and Decimals
    • Divisibility& Factoring & Factor Trees
    • Prime Numbers & Composite Numbers
    • Adding, Subtracting ,Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
    • Repeating Decimals
    • Proper , Improper Fractions & Mixed Numbers
    • Simplifying Fractions & Equivalent Fractions
    • Greatest Common Factor
    • Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Fractions
    • Complex Fractions
    • Changing Between Fractions, Decimals, and Percent
    • Applications and Percents
    • Adding and Subtracting Negative Integers and Fractions
    • Multiplying and Dividing Negative Integers and Fractions
    • Exponents and Negative Exponents
    • Square Roots
    • Scientific Notation

 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

    • 1.1 Rectangular Coordinates
    • 1.2 Graphs of Equations
    • 1.3 Linear Equations in Two Variables
    • 1.4 Functions
    • 1.5 Analyzing Graphs of Functions
    • 1.6 A Library of Parent Functions
    • 1.7 Transformations of Functions
    • 1.8 Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions
    • 1.9 Inverse Functions
    • 1.10 Mathematical Modeling and Variation
    • 2.1 Quadratic Functions and Models
    • 2.2 Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
    • 2.3 Polynomial and Synthetic Division
    • 2.4 Complex Numbers
    • 2.5 Zeros of Polynomial Functions
    • 2.6 Rational Functions
    • 2.7 Nonlinear Equations

 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

    • 5.1 Using Fundamental Identities
    • 5.2 Verifying Trigonometric Identities
    • 5.3 Solving Trigonometric Functions
    • 5.4 Sum and Difference Formulas
    • 5.5 Multiple Angle and Product to Sum Formulas
    • 6.1 Law of Sines
    • 6.2 Law of Cosines
    • 6.3 Vectors in the Plane

 

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Week 9

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week we will finish our section on ionic bonds by examining metals and their relationship to ionic crystals, before transitioning into midterm reviews.
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week marks the end of our study on covalent bonding. We will complete the chapter by looking at partial positive and negative charges, bond polarity and formal charge calculation before reviewing midterms.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 8 Powers of Ten and Scientific Notation

This week we will study Chapter 8, which covers Powers of Ten and Scientific Notation:

  • Powers of Ten
  • Scientific Notation
  • Chapter 5 – 8 Test

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays. There will be a test at the end of this week.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 2 Polynomial and Rational Functions

This week we will continue learning more about the use of polynomial and rational functions from chapter 2, sections6-7:

  • Rational Functions
  • Nonlinear Equalities

We will also be reviewing and taking the Chapter 2 test this week on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 6 Additional Topics in Trigonometry

This week, we will continue our study of Chapter 6, covering additional trigonometry work:

  • Vectors in the Plane
  • Vectors and Dot Products

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 8

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will be introduced to the nature of ionic bond characteristics, compare and contrast endothermic and exothermic reactions, and relate the relevance of crystalline structure to ionic bonds.
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

In this week, we will continue our current section on covalent bonding and molecular structure.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 7 Powers, Exponents, and Roots

This week we will study Chapter 7, which covers Powers, Exponents, and Roots:

  • Exponents
  • Square Roots and Cube Roots

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 2 Polynomial and Rational Functions

This week we will continue learning more about the use of polynomial and rational functions from chapter 2, sections 5-6:

  • Complex Numbers
  • Zeros of Polynomial Functions
  • Rational Functions

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 6 Additional Topics in Trigonometry

This week, we will begin our study of Chapter 6, covering additional trigonometry work:

  • Law of Sines
  • Law of Cosines

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 7

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Having completed the previous section of electron behavior, orbitals and models, students will be able to move on and study periodic table trends.
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week we will introduce the first half of a section on covalent bonding, including their classification, polar vs nonpolar natures and common naming patterns.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week we will study Chapter 6, which covers Integers and Rationals:

  • Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Integers and Fractions
  • Multiplying and Dividing Positive and Negative Integers and Fractions

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week we will begin studying Chapter 2, which covers the application of polynomials and rational functions:

  • Polynomial Functions of a Higher Degree
  • Polynomial and Synthetic Division
  • Complex Numbers

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on a specified day.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week, we will begin our study of Chapter 6, covering additional trigonometry work:

  • Law of Sines

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a test of chapter 5 this week.
 

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Week 6

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Atomic nuclear structure will be concluded this week, and the focus will change to electrons, their orbitals, Hund’s Rule, and the Aufbau and Pauli exclusion principles.
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will continue reviewing the nature of ionic bonds, and in addition, covalent bonds, electronegativity trends and polar bond natures will be introduced.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 5 Percents

This week we will study Chapter 5, which covers percents:

  • Changing Percents to Decimals and Fractions
  • Changing Decimals and Fractions to Percents
  • Important Equivalents
  • Applications of Percents

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 1 Functions and Their Graphs; Ch. 2 Polynomial and Rational Functions

This week we will take our test on Chapter 1, then begin studying Chapter 2, which covers the application of polynomials and rational functions:

  • Quadratic Functions and Models
  • Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on a specified day. There is a test this week.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 5 Analytic Trigonometry

This week, we will continue our study of Chapter 5, analytic trigonometry:

  • Multiple Angle and Product-to-Sum Formulas

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a test at the end of this week.
 

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Week 5

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will be introduced to the structure of the atom, the periodic table and electron orbital structure.
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

After reviewing electron orbitals and electronegativity trends in previous weeks, in this week students will learn to recognize and calculate energies for the first type of atomic bond – ionic bonds.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 4 Fractions

This week we will complete Chapter 4, which covers fractions:

  • Simplify Fractions
  • Change Fractions to Decimals
  • Change Decimals to Fractions
  • Chapter 1 – 4 Test

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays. This is a very busy week with lots of material to cover. There will be a chapter test at the end of this week.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 1 Functions and Their Graphs

This week we will begin studying Chapter 1, which covers functions and the different types of graphs that result from them:

  • Inverse Functions
  • Mathematical Modeling and Variation

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on a specified day.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

Ch. 5 Analytic Trigonometry

This week, we will continue our study of Chapter 5, analytic trigonometry:

  • Sum and Difference Formulas
  • Multiple Angle and Product-to-Sum Formulas

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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Week 4

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will learn to differentiate between elements and compounds, and the states of matter.
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will familiarize themselves with periodic table trends (groups vs rows), valence electrons, and electronegativity, which should prepare them to determine bonding patterns in the future.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week we will begin Chapter 4, which covers fractions:

  • Renaming Fractions
  • Factors and Multiples for Fractions
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  • Dividing Fractions

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays. This is a very busy week with lots of material to cover.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week we will begin studying Chapter 1, which covers functions and the different types of graphs that result from them:

  • Transformations of Functions
  • Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions
  • Inverse Functions

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on a specified day.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week, we will continue our study of Chapter 5, analytic trigonometry:

  • Solving Trigonometric Equations
  • Sum and Difference Formulas

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 


Week 3

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Students will learn keys to making correct chemical calculations by using dimensional analysis and proper standards of measurement and scientific notation. They will also learn the limits of equipment accuracy and precision.
 

Grade 12 Chemistry II
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

Now that reasoning with the scientific method has been established, this week we will transition our review focus to the precise nature of the atom from an experimental viewpoint. The discovery of nucleus protons by Rutherford’s gold foil experiment, and the calculation of electron mass by Millikan’s oil drop experiment, will be explained in detail.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week we study Chapter 3, which covers decimals. Then begin Chapter 4, fractions:

  • Place Value
  • Writing and Comparing Decimals
  • Rounding Decimals
  • Decimal Computation
  • Repeating Decimals
  • Proper and Improper Fractions
  • Mixed Numbers
  • Renaming Fractions

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week we will begin studying Chapter 1, which covers functions and the different types of graphs that result from them:

  • Functions
  • Analyzing Graphs of Functions
  • A Library of Parent Functions

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on a specified day.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week we will begin Chapter 5, beginning our study of analytic trigonometry:

  • Verifying Trigonometric Identities
  • Solving Trigonometric Equations

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 


Week 2

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 & 12 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

This week, we will be focusing on the foundation of scientific thought: the scientific method and its influence on proper experimental design. Students will then be taught to use dimensional analysis, which is essential for calculations.
 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week we study Chapter 2, which discusses math rules concerning all whole numbers:

  • Grouping Symbols and Order of Operations
  • Rounding Off
  • Divisibility Rules
  • Factors, Primes, Composites
  • Factor Trees

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on Fridays.

 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week we will begin studying Chapter 1, which covers functions and the different types of graphs that result from them:

  • Graphs of Equations
  • Linear Equations in Two Variables
  • Functions

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on a specified day.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week we will begin Chapter 5, beginning our study of analytic trigonometry:

  • Using Fundamental Identities
  • Verifying Trigonometric Identities

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 


Week 1

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Grade 11 and 12 English
Teacher Joe Grzebyk

 

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Grade 11 Chemistry I
Teacher Sam Reongjareonsook

 

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Grade 11 Fundamental Math
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week we will begin studying Chapter 1, which reviews basic math concepts as an introduction to other topics in basic mathematics:

  • Ways to show Multiplication and Division
  • Common Math Symbols
  • Properties of Basic Mathematic Operations

This week, being the first week of school, I will introduce classroom procedures and guidelines. Rules will be clearly outlined on the board and discussed. Student and teacher introductions will be made, too.

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on a specified day.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week we will begin studying Chapter 1, which covers functions and the different types of graphs that result from them:

  • Rectangular Coordinates

This week, being the first week of school, I will introduce classroom procedures and guidelines. Rules will be clearly outlined on the board and discussed. Student and teacher introductions will be made, too.

For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. Homework will be collected for each section on a specified day.
 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nate Perkins

This week we will review Chapter 4 from last, which covers trigonometry:

  • Radian and Degree Measure
  • Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle
  • Right Triangle Trigonometry
  • Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle

I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
 

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