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.
Review and Exam Week
Grade 10 English
Teacher Franky de Kock
Section A: Vocabulary (20 Marks)
Students will be given various questions on the “Academic and Key Words” from our Textbook
Section B: Reading Comprehension (20 Marks)
Students will be given a news article to read and answer questions about the article
Section C: Grammar (20 Marks)
Order of Adjectives
Prepositions of Place
Error Correction (Punctuation, Capital Letters, Grammar, Spelling)
Section D: Writing (10 Marks)
Writing a descriptive paragraph to describe a person, object, place or experience.
Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Noland Flores
* There will be 4 sections to this test with the following Score Breakdowns:
✓ 5 True/False questions (4 points each = total 20 points)
✓ 4 Multiple choice questions (4 points each = total 16 points)
✓ 8 Matching questions (3 points each = total 24 points)
✓ 5 Written questions (8 points each = total 40 points)
(Topics)
Units from the Workbook
✓ Section 1.1: The Study of Life, Section 1.2: Unifying Themes of Biology, “Section 1.2: Unifying
Themes of Biology, Section 1.3: Scientific Thinking & Processes, Section 1.4: Biologist’ Tools and
Technology, Section 1.5: Biology and Your Future
✓ Section 2.1: Atoms, Ions and Molecules, Section 2.1: Atoms, Ions and Molecules, Section 2.2:
Properties of Water, Section 2.3: CarbonBased Molecules, Section 2.4: Chemical Reactions,
Section 2.5: Enzymes
✓ Section 3.1: Cell Theory, Section 3.2: Eukaryotic Cell & Cell Organelles, Section 3.3: Cell
Membrane, Section 3.4: Diffusion and Osmosis, Section 3.5: Active Transport, Endocytosis,
and Exocytosis”
Vocabulary
Chapter 1
 Biology, Biosphere, Bio – In science, DNA, Independent variable, Theory, Gene, Science, Biodiversity, species, cell, Organisms, Shared characteristics, System, Ecosystem, Homeostasis, Adaptation, Evolution, Metabolism, Structure, Unity, Diversity, Observation, Data, Hypothesis, Scientific Experiment, Dependent Variable, Constant, Measurement, Accuracy, Precision, Light microscope, Molecular Genetics, Genomics, Biotechnology, Transgenic, Genetic screening
Chapter 2
 Atom, Element, Compound, Ion, Ionic bond, Covalent bond, Molecule, hydrogen bond, Cohesion, Adhesion, Solution, Solvent, Solute, Acid, Base, pH, Monomer, Polymer, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Fatty acids, Protein, Amino acids, nucleic acids, Chemical Reactions, Reactants, Products, bond, Equilibrium, Activation energy, Endothermic, Exothermic, Catalyst, Enzymes, Substrate
Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas
Topic 1:
1. Solve, identify, and simplify expressions and functions utilizing Order of Operations, and Properties of Equality
2. Define Relations vs. Functions
3. Use Linear Models to setup and solve problems
4. Recognize families of functions (parent functions) and translations of the parent function
Topic 2:
1. Graph linear equations based upon information given
2. Write equations in Standard Form and SlopeIntercept Form
3. Evaluate the average rate of change, identify slope and calculate slope of a linear equation
4. Write the equation of a line given the slope and a point. Determine if a line is parallel, or perpendicular to a given line
5. Graph linear inequalities, and solve Linear Optimization problems finding maximum and minimum values of a bounded function
Topic 3:
1. Solve systems of linear equations graphically
2. Solve systems of linear equations algebraically using the Elimination and Substitution Methods
3. Evaluate and derive solutions for systems of equations with three variables
4. Evaluate matrices by performing algebraic operations on matrices
5. Solve systems of equations in three variables using Cramer’s Rule
Week 8
Grade 10 English
Teacher Franky de Kock
1. Work through Keystone Handbook, Page 98 – 109
2. Workbook Page 4753
3. Prepare to Read. Review and Practice. Grammar and Writing
Vocabulary Words:
• Distribution
• Factors
• Migration
• Percent
• Region
Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Noland Flores
Units from the book: Chapter 3 Complete
Day 1: Test 1: Chapter 1 & 2
Day 2: Review Chapter 3, page 54 (Check answers in class)
Day 3: Test Chapter 3 (Practice)
Day 4: “Collect all missing homework to be graded, Check Quizlet test Completed to be graded”
Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Convert a quadratic equation from standard form into vertex form
• Write the equation of a parabola given a graph
• Demonstrate the transformation of the parent function by units h, k
• Find common and binomial factors of quadratic equations
• Factor special forms of trinomials
Week 7
Grade 10 English
Teacher Franky de Kock
1. Work through Keystone Handbook, Page 84 – 98
2. Workbook Page 4046
3. Prepare to Read. Review and Practice. Grammar and Writing
Vocabulary Words:
• Affect
• Anticipation
• Discrimination
• Reaction
Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Noland Flores
Units from the Book: Section 3.3: Cell Membrane
Section 3.4: Diffusion and Osmosis
Section 3.5: Active Transport, Endocytosis, and Exocytosis
Day 1: Term: Cell Membrane, Phospholipid, Fluid Mosaic Model, Selective Permeability, receptor
Homework 14: Section 3.3 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture) page 48
Test 1: Chapter 1 (Practice)
Day 2: Review Homework 14: Section 3.3 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture) page 48
Test 1: Chapter 2 (Practice)
Day 3: Terms: Passive Transport, Concentration, concentration Gradient, Diffusion, Osmosis,
Solutions(Isotonic/Hypertonic/Hypotonic), Facilitated Diffusion
Homework 15: Section 3.4 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture) page 51
Day 4: Review Homework 15: Section 3.4 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture) page 51
Terms: Active transport, Endocytosis, Phafocytosis, Exocytosis
Homework 16: Section 3.5 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture) page 53
Review: Chapter 3, page 54
Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Evaluate square matrices
• Find the determinant of a 2×2 matrix
• Find the determinant of a 3×3 matrix
• Solve systems of equations using the determinant and Cramer’s Rule
• Find the area of a triangle using the determinant
Week 6
Grade 10 English
Teacher Franky de Kock
1. Work through Keystone Handbook, Page 72 – 83
2. Workbook Page 3339
3. Prepare to Read. Review and Practice. Grammar and Writing
Vocabulary Words:
• Environment
• Function
• Potential
• Process
Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Noland Flores
From the workbook:
✓ Section 3.1: Cell Theory
✓ Section 3.2: Cell Organelles
✓ Section 3.3: Cell Membrane
It includes the following terms:
Chapter Starter (Preview Key Concepts, Review Academic Vocabulary, Preview Biology Vocabulary) page 39, Cells(Discovery, Theory), Prokaryotic/Eukaryotic Cells, Cytoplasm, Organelles, Membrane, Cytoskeleton, Nucleus, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Ribosomes, Golgi Apparatus, Vesicles, Mitochondria, Vacuoles, Lysosomes, Centrioles, Summary of Cell Structure, Cell Wall, Chloroplast, Cell Membrane, Phospholipid, Fluid Mosaic Model, Selective Permeability, receptor
Moreover:
✓ Homework 12: Section 3.1 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture) page 41
✓ Homework 13: Section 3.2 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture) page 45
✓ Homework 14: Section 3.3 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture) page 48
Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Organize data into Matrices
• Adding and Subtracting Matrices
• Multiply a matrix by a scalar quantity
• Solve certain matrix equations
Week 5
Grade 10 English
Teacher Franky de Kock
1. Put it all together (Unit 1) Handbook Page 62 – 69
2. Workbook Page 2932
3. Listening and Speaking Workshop
4. Writing Workshop
Vocabulary Words:
• N/A
Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Noland Flores
From the workbook:
✓ Section 2.4: Chemical Reactions
✓ Section 2.5: Enzymes
It includes the following terms:
Chemical reaction, reactant, product, bond energy, chemical equilibrium, activation energy, Endothermic reaction, exothermic reaction, Catalyst, Enzymes, Substrate
Moreover:
✓ Homework 10: Section 2.4 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture) page 35
✓ Homework 11: Section 2.5 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture) page 37
✓ Class with games using Quizlet App
Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Graph points in three dimensions
• Sketch a trace in the intersecting plane
• Solve systems of equations in three variables by elimination
• Solve systems of equations in three variables by substitution
• Use graphical representations of three planes intersecting
Week 4
Grade 10 English
Teacher Franky de Kock
• Reading: Vocabulary building: Context, Dictionary Skills, word study
• Reading Strategy: Use Visuals
• Text Type: Informational Text (Social Studies)
• Grammar: Identifying and nonidentifying adjective clauses
• Writing: Describe an Experience
Vocabulary Words:
• Dramatic
• Expose
• Labor
• Welfare
Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Noland Flores
From the workbook:
✓ Section 2.1: Atoms, Ions and Molecules
✓ Section 2.2: Properties of Water
It includes the following terms:
Ion, Ionic Bond, Covalent Bond, Molecule, Water & Hydrogen Bonds, Properties related to Hydrogen Bonds, Compounds & Water, Compounds in Acids or Bases, PH Scale, Carbon (Bonding Properties, Chains & Rings), Monomer, Polymer, Types of CarbonBased Molecules (Carbohydrates), CarbonBased Molecules (Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acid).
Moreover:
✓ Homework 7: Section 2.1 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture) page 24
✓ Homework 8: Section 2.2 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture) page 27
✓ Homework 9: Section 2.3 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture) page 32
Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Solve systems of equations in two variables algebraically and by graphing
• Correlate systems that have one, zero, or infinite solutions graphically
• Solve systems of equations by the method of substitution
• Solve systems of equations by the method of elimination
Week 3
Grade 10 English
Teacher Franky de Kock
• Reading: Vocabulary building: Literary Terms and word study
• Reading Strategy: Visualize
• Text Type: Literature (short story)
• Grammar: Prepositions of place
• Writing: Describe a place
Vocabulary Words:
• Approached
• Despite
• Equivalent
• Visual
Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Noland Flores
From the workbook:
✓ Section 1.5: Biology and Your Future
✓ Section 2.1: Atoms, Ions and Molecules
✓ Review: Chapter 1, page 20
It includes the following terms:
Health Issues, Biotechnology (Transgenics, Genetic Screening), Gene Word Family, Chapter Starter (Preview Key Concepts, Review Academic Vocabulary, Preview Biology Vocabulary) page 21, Atom, Element, Bohr’s Atomic Model, Compound
Moreover:
Homework 6: Section 1.5 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture) page 19
Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Solve a system of two variables and two linear equations by graphing
• Solve systems of linear equations by the methods of substitution and elimination
• Correlate systems that have one, zero, or infinite solutions graphically
Week 2
Grade 10 English
Teacher Franky de Kock
1. Reading: Vocabulary building: Context, Dictionary skills, word study
2. Reading Strategy: Skim
3. Text Type: Informational Text (Science)
4. Grammar: Adverb clauses of time
5. Writing: Describe an object
Vocabulary Words:
• Energy
• Interpret
• Transmit
• Virtual
• Visible
Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Noland Flores
From the workbook:

✓ Section 1.2: Unifying Themes of Biology
✓ Section 1.3: Scientific Thinking & Processes
✓ Section 1.4: Biologist’ Tools and Technology
It includes the following terms:
Evolution, Adaptation, Unity & Diversity, Observation, Data, Hypotheses, Process (Observing, Forming/Testing Hypotheses, Analyzing Data, Evaluate Results), Experiment, Independent/Dependent Variable, Constants, Theory, Presentation of Scientific Information, Measurement, Accuracy, Precision, Microscope (SEM, TEM), XRay, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computers & Probeware, Gene, Molecular Genetics, Genomics.
Moreover:

✓ Homework 3: Section 1.2 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture)
✓ Homework 4: Section 1.3 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture)
✓ Homework 5: Section 1.4 (Vocabulary Check, The Big Picture)
✓ Review: Homework 2, 3, 4 in class
Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Identify functions
• Employ the Vertical Line Test (VLT) to identify functions
• Graph linear equations
• Put equations into standard form
• Review the slope formula
• Writing equations of parallel and perpendicular lines
Week 1
Grade 10 English
Teacher Franky de Kock
Reading: Vocabulary building: Literary terms, dictionary skills, word study
Reading Strategy: Predict
Text Type: Literature (Myth)
Grammar: Order of Objectives
Writing: Describe a Character
Vocabulary: Author, Culture, Text, Tradition
Grade 10 Biology
Teacher Noland Flores
In our first week at school we will get to know classmates and teacher, get familiar with the syllabus, understand the grading policy, understand the most important rules, procedures, and expectations of the school. Students will be working on the Book Chapter 1/Section 1.1: “The Study of Life” and Section 1.2: “Unifying Themes of Biology” and two homework assignments will be given.
Grade 10 Algebra II
Teacher Robert Dumas

• Review graphing and ordering real numbers
• Identify and use properties of real numbers
• Evaluate algebraic expressions
• Simplify algebraic expressions
• Solve and graph inequalities