Previous Weeks – Grade 11

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 2016/2017

Grade 11/12 Archive 2017/2018

Grade 11 Archive 2018/2019


Review and Exam Week

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Grade 11 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)
Complex and Compound-Complex Sentences
Can/Can’t + Verb for Ability or Possibility
Error Correction (Punctuation, Capital Letters, Grammar, Spelling)

Section D: Writing (10 Marks)
Writing a descriptive paragraph to describe a person, object, place or experience.
 

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Grade 11 Physical Science I
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)
  ✓ 8 Matching questions (3 points each = total 24 points)
  ✓ 4 Multiple choice questions (4 points each = total 16 points)
  ✓ 5 Written questions (8 points each = total 40 points)

(Topics)
Units from the Workbook

  ✓ (J.U1) Lesson 1: The Properties of Matter
  ✓ (J.U1) Lesson 2: Atoms and Elements”
  ✓ (J.U1) Lesson 3: Molecules and Extended Structures”
  ✓ (J.U2) Lesson 1: States of Matter

Vocabulary

    Matter, Mass, Earth’s Acceleration, Gravitational Force, Weight, Volume, Displacement Method, Density, State of Matter, Solid, Liquid, Gas, Element, Atom, Properties of Matter, Physical Properties Of Matter, Chemical Properties of Matter, Flammability, Periodic Table, gr, Scale, ml, Group, Period, Atomic Number, Atomic Symbol, Atomic Name, Atomic Mass, Pure Substance, Chemical Bond, Molecule, Compound, Crystal, DNA, “Break Down” In Science.

 

Grade 11 Chemistry
Teacher Noland Flores

* There will be 5 sections to this test with the following Score Breakdowns:
  ✓ 4 True/False questions (3 points each = total 16 points)
  ✓ 8 Matching questions (3 points each = total 24 points)
  ✓ 4 Multiple choice questions (4 points each = total 16 points)
  ✓ 4 Written questions (7 points each = total 32 points)
  ✓ 1 Mathematic Problem (20 points)

(Topics)
Units from the Workbook

  ✓ Section 1.1: Chemistry is a Physical Science
  ✓ Section 1.2: Matters and Its Properties
  ✓ Section 1.3: Elements
  ✓ Section 2.1: Measurement and Calculations
  ✓ Section 2.2: Units of Measurement
  ✓ Section 2.3: Using Scientific Measurement
  ✓ Section 3.1: The atom, From Philosophical Idea to Scientific Theory
  ✓ Section 3.2 The Structure of The Atom

Vocabulary
Chapter 1

    Science, Chemistry, Chemical, Branches of Chemistry, Research, Pharmaceutical chemists, Forensic chemists, Green chemists, Matter, Mass, Element, Atom, Compound, extensive property, intensive property, Physical properties, Physical changes, change of state, Solid, liquid, Gas, Plasma, Chemical properties , chemical change, Chemical reactions, Reactant, Product, Law of Conservation of Energy, Law of Conservation of Mass, Pure substance, Mixture, homogeneous mixture, Heterogeneous mixture, Breaking down, Group, Period, metals, Nonmetals, Noble gases, Metalloids

Chapter 2

    Scientific method, observation, quantitative observation, qualitative observation, system, hypothesis, variable, Control, repetition, replication, theory, model, quantity, SI unit, weight, length, derived units, volume, density, conversion factor, dimensional analysis, accuracy, precision, percent error, significant figures, directly proportional, inversely proportional, meter (m), kilogram (kg), second (s), Kelvin (k), mole (mol), ampere (A), candela (cd), scientific notation

Chapter 3

    Law of conservation of mass, law of definite proportions, law of multiple proportions, atom, nucleus, proton, neutron, electron, cathode ray tubes, nuclear forces

 

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Grade 11 Math Foundations
Teacher Neill Dixon

The Math 11B midterm will focus on the first five chapters of our workbook.

Chapter 1 will cover prime factors, exponents and order of operations.

Chapter 2 is a statistical unit dealing with bar and line graphs, stem-and-leaf plots, lone plots and mean, median, mode and range.

Chapter 3 deals primarily with decimals: comparing and ordering, rounding, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

Chapter 4 problems will include finding the GCF, simplifying fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions, LCM, back and forth from decimal to fraction.

Finally, Chapter 5 is all about fractions: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

  • Rectangular Coordinates
  • Graphs of Equations
  • Linear Equations in Two Variables
  • Functions
  • Analyzing Graphs of Functions
  • Parent Functions
  • Transformations of Functions
  • Combinations of Functions: Composites
  • Inverse Functions
  • Quadratic Functions and Models
  • Polynomial functions of a Higher Degree
  • Polynomial and Synthetic Division
  • Complex Numbers
  • Zeros of Polynomial Functions
  • Rational Functions
  • Nonlinear Inequalities
 

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Week 8

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Grade 11 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

 1. Work through Keystone Handbook, Page 114 – 127
 2. Workbook Page 47 – 53
 3. Prepare to Read. Review and Practice. Grammar and Writing

Vocabulary Words:
 • Achieve
 • Adequate
 • Construct
 • Culture
 • Emphasis
 • Perception
 

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Grade 11 Physical Science I
Teacher Noland Flores

Units from the book: (J.U2) Lesson 1: States of Matter

Day 1: Test 1 (Unit 1)
Day 2: Hands on Lab 4: Observe States of Matter, page 75 & 76
Day 3: Terms: Most Liquids and Solids, Liquid and Solid Water, Water on Earth
Day 4: Self check Lesson 1, pages 83, 84 & 85
Day 5: Collect all missing homework to be graded, Check Quizlet test Completed to be graded
 

Grade 11 Chemistry
Teacher Noland Flores

Units from the book: Section 3.2 The Structure of The Atom

Day 1: Test (Chapter 1 & 2)
Day 2: Quiz Review: Section 3.1, Atom, Nucleus, Proton, Neutron, Electrons(-e),
Cathode Rays & (-e), Charge and Mass of The (-e)
Day 3: Atom (Positively-Charged Nuclei), Nucleus(Proton & Neutron), Properties of Subatomic Particles, Quiz Section 2.3, page 63″
Day 4: Terms: Nuclear Forces, Electron’s Radii
Classroom grading Review: Section 3.2″
Day 5: Collect all missing homework to be graded, Check Quizlet test Completed”
 

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Grade 11 Math Foundations
Teacher Neill Dixon

This week 11B will be examining ratios and proportions. Last week’s fraction review will be put to good use!
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

    • Complex Numbers
    • Finding zeros of polynomial functions
    • How many zeros
    • How to find the zeros
    • Complex zeros
    • Rational Zeros
    • Descarte’s rule of signs

 

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Week 7

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Grade 11 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

 1. Work through Keystone Handbook, Page 102 – 113
 2. Workbook Page 40 – 46
 3. Prepare to Read. Review and Practice. Grammar and Writing

Vocabulary Words:
 • Adult
 • Attitude
 • Categories
 • Communication
 • Manipulating
 • Response
 

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Grade 11 Physical Science I
Teacher Noland Flores

Units from the Book:   (J.U2) Lesson 1: States of Matter

Day 1:   Term: States of Matter and Changes of States(Why It Matters),
   Unit Starter (Identifying Characteristics of Matter)
   Test practice: Unit 1

Day 2:   Terms: Lesson 1 Starter (Can you Explain It?)
   Unit Project 2, page 71

Day 3:   Test practice: Unit 1
   Terms: Identify Patterns in Shape and Volume(Engineer it, page 76)

Day 4:   Terms: Particles of Matter, Models Particles in solids, liquids & gases

Day 5:   Terms: Characteristics on states of matter
   Test practice: Unit 1
 

Grade 11 Chemistry
Teacher Noland Flores

Units from the Book:  Section 2.3: Using Scientific Measurement
   Section 3.1: The atom, From Philosophical Idea to Scientific Theory

Day 1:   Review: Section 2.3, page 63

Day 2:   Test :Chapter 1 (Practice)
   Review: Section 2.3, page 63

Day 3:   Review Chapter 2: work in groups, pages 65, 66 & 67

Day 4:   Terms: Law of conservation of Mass, Law of Definite Proportions,
  Law of Multiple Proportions.
   Test :Chapter 1 (Practice)

Day 5:   Terms: Dalton’s atomic Theory
  Review: Section 3.1
 

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Grade 11 Math Foundations
Teacher Neill Dixon

This week we get reacquainted with those basic fraction skills – adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing, rounding and estimating.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

    • Quadratics
    • Standard form and Definition form of a Quadratic
    • Quadratic Functions and Models
    • Finding the Vertex
    • Polynomial functions of a Higher Degree
    • Polynomial and Synthetic Division

 

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Week 6

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Grade 11 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

  1. Work through Keystone Handbook, Page 88 – 101
  2. Workbook Page 33 – 39
  3. Prepare to Read. Review and Practice. Grammar and Writing

Vocabulary Words:
 • Adapt
 • Conflict
 • Identity
 • Interpret
 • Issue
 • Reveal
 

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Grade 11 Physical Science I
Teacher Noland Flores

From the workbook:
  ✓ (J.U1) Lesson 1: The Properties of Matter
  ✓ (J.U1) Lesson 2: Atoms and Elements
  ✓ (J.U1) Lesson 3: Molecules and Extended Structures”

It includes the following terms:
We have to complete a quiz about the three lessons in the Unit one on pages 63, 64, 65 & 66

Moreover:
  ✓ Student will show their Presentations about the following topics:
    o Unit 1 Connections page 62
    o Unit 1 Performance Task, pages 67 & 68
 

Grade 11 Chemistry
Teacher Noland Flores

From the Workbook:
  ✓ Section 2.3: Using Scientific Measurement

It includes the following terms:
Error in Measurement, Significant Figure(SF), Significant Zeros, Significant Figure (Rounding, addition/Subtraction/Multiplication/Division), Conversion Factors & Significant Figures, Scientific Notation (addition/Subtraction/Multiplication/Division), Guide to Solve Problems

Moreover: Different types of mathematic problems
 

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Grade 11 Math Foundations
Teacher Neill Dixon

This week we get old school and examine fractions, looking at simplifying fractions, mixed numbers, improper fractions, and Least Common Multiple.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

    • Inverse Functions
    • Finding an Inverse Function
    • Chapter 1 Test
    • Quadratics
    • Standard form and Definition form of a Quadratic

 

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Week 5

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Grade 11 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

 1. Put it all together (Unit 1) Handbook Page 78 – 85
 2. Workbook Page 29-32
 3. Listening and Speaking Workshop
 4. Writing Workshop

Vocabulary Words:
 • N/A
 

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Grade 11 Physical Science I
Teacher Noland Flores

From the workbook:
  ✓ (J.U1) Lesson 3: Molecules and Extended Structures

It includes the following terms:
In class, We will be checking the Progress in the preparations of the Presentations and we will review the HomeWorks 7, 8

Moreover:
  ✓ Classroom review: Lesson 3 Self-Check (Teamwork), pages 59, 60 & 61
  ✓ Homework 9: Take it Further “People in Science” page 57 & 58
  ✓ Class with games using Quizlet App
 

Grade 11 Chemistry
Teacher Noland Flores

From the Workbook:
  ✓ Section 2.2: Units of Measurement
  ✓ Section 2.3: Using Scientific Measurement

It includes the following terms:
Derived Units, Volume, Converting SI Units, Weight, Mass, Density, Conversion Factor (CF), Dimensional analysis, Deriving Conversion Factors, Math Problems with SI., accuracy, Precision, Percentage Error

Moreover: A review of Review: Section 2.2, page 48 and class with games using Quizlet App.
 

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Grade 11 Math Foundations
Teacher Neill Dixon

This week 11B will continue with a review of basic Algebra skills, dividing fractions, greatest common factor and simplifying fractions. There will be a test on Wednesday on decimals.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

    • Basic Operations of Functions
    • Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions
    • Inverse Functions
    • Finding an Inverse Function

 

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Week 4

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Grade 11 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

 • Reading: Vocabulary building: Context, Dictionary skills, word study
 • Reading Strategy: Use Visuals
 • Text Type: Informational Text (Science)
 • Grammar: Complex and Compound – Complex sentences
 • Writing: Describe an object

Vocabulary Words:
 • Adaptable
 • Analytical
 • Function
 • Logical
 • Process
 • React
 

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Grade 11 Physical Science I
Teacher Noland Flores

From the workbook:
  ✓ (J.U1) Lesson 3: Molecules and Extended Structures

It includes the following terms:
Lesson 3 Starter (Can you Explain It?), pure substance, Molecule, Chemical Bond, compound, Compare Models of Elements and Compounds, analysing the structure of matter, models of simple molecules, Model of complex Molecules, Extended Structures, Crystal, Evaluate Molecule Models, Structure & Properties, Element & Properties, Different structure with same element

Moreover:
  ✓ Hands on Lab 3: Model Molecules, pages 48 & 49
  ✓ Homework 7: Do the Math “Identify Ratios” page 44
  ✓ Homework 8: Engineer It “Evaluate Cost v/s Performance” page 56
 

Grade 11 Chemistry
Teacher Noland Flores

From the Workbook:
  ✓ Section 2.1: Measurement and Calculations
  ✓ Section 2.2: Units of Measurement

It includes the following terms:
Scientific Method, System, Hypothesis, Controls & Variables, Repetition and Replication, Theory, Model. Terms: SI Units (From review section 1.3) page 26, Quantity, Sisteme International d’Unites (Base Units & prefixes), Mass/Weight, Length

Moreover: A review of Review: Section 2.1, page 36
 

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Grade 11 Math Foundations
Teacher Neill Dixon

This week in 11B Math we conclude our statistics unit before proceeding to the next unit on decimals. Basic stuff, but it’s important to master.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

    • Library of Parent Functions
    • The six parent functions and variations
    • Transformation of functions
    • Grid and non-grid transformations

 

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Week 3

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Grade 11 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

 • Reading: Vocabulary building: Literary Terms, word study
 • Reading Strategy: Identify problems and solutions
 • Text Type: Literature (Novel excerpt and Poetry)
 • Grammar: Simple present for habitual actions or routines
 • Writing: Describe an event

Vocabulary Words:
 • Analyze
 • Concept
 • Conclude
 • Occur
 • Precisely
 • Schedule
 

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Grade 11 Physical Science I
Teacher Noland Flores

From the workbook:
  ✓ (J.U1) Lesson 2: Atoms and Elements
  ✓ Classroom review: Lesson 2 Self-Check (Teamwork), pages 37, 38 & 39

It includes the following terms:
Properties of Elements, Atoms, Similarities Between Elements, Organize Items by Properties, The Periodic Table, Representing Elements

Moreover:
  ✓ Homework 5: Do the Math, Model Atoms and Elements, page 28.
  ✓ Homework 6: Engineer It, Take It Further, page 34
 

Grade 11 Chemistry
Teacher Noland Flores

From the Workbook:
  ✓ Section 1.3: Elements
  ✓ Review Chapter 1: work in groups, pages 27, 28 & 29

It includes the following terms:
Periodic Table (Metal, Non-metal, Noble Gases, Metalloid)

Moreover: A review of Review: Section 1.3, page 25
 

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Grade 11 Math Foundations
Teacher Neill Dixon

After last week’s review of Algebra skills, we begin a unit on statistics, examining such useful tools as bar graphs, line graphs, stem-and-leaf plots and line plots.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

    • Review of chapter 1 units 1-4
    • Mid Chapter Test
    • Domain and Range
    • Increasing and Decreasing functions
    • Average rates of change
    • Even and Odd Functions

 

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Week 2

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Grade 11 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

1.  Reading: Vocabulary building: Context, dictionary skills, word study
2.  Reading Strategy: Preview
3.  Text Type: Informational Text (Science)
4.  Grammar: Can/Can’t + Verb for ability or possibility
5.  Writing: Describe a person

Vocabulary Words:
 • Environment
 • Factors
 • Individual
 • Respond
 • Unique
 

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Grade 11 Physical Science I
Teacher Noland Flores

From the workbook:

    ✓ (J.U1) Lesson 1: The Properties of Matter
    ✓ (J.U1) Lesson 2: Atoms and Elements”

It includes the following terms:

States of Matter, Properties of Matter (Physical, Chemical), Lesson 2 Starter (Can you Explain It?), Elements.

And two experiences in Laboratory:

    ✓ Hands on Lab: Measure Density (Monday)
    ✓ Hands on Lab: Compare Densities”(Friday)

Moreover:

    ✓ Homework 3: Relate Density to Volume”
    ✓ Homework 4: Engineer It (questions 23, 24 from page 16), Take It Further.
    ✓ Classroom review: Homework (1, 2, 3, 4), Lesson 1 Self-Check (Teamwork)

 

Grade 11 Chemistry
Teacher Noland Flores

From the Workbook:

    ✓ Section 1.2: Matters and Its Properties
    ✓ Section 1.3: Elements

It includes the following terms:

Matter, Mass, Volume, Elements, atom, compound, Extensive/Intensive Properties, Physical Property, Physical Change, Change of state, Solid, Liquid, Gases, Plasma, Chemical Property/Change/Reaction, Reactants, Products, Law of conservation of Energy, Mixture, homogeneous, Solution, Heterogeneous. Separating Mixtures, Pure Substance, Breaking Down Compounds, Laboratory, Chemical and Purity, Periodic Table (Group, Family, Period)

Moreover: A review of Section 1.2″
 

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Grade 11 Math Foundations
Teacher Neill Dixon

This week 11B will continue with a review of basic Algebra skills, including variables and expressions, functions, function tables and the area of rectangles and squares.
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

    • Rates of change
    • Graphing
    • Definition of a function
    • Identifying a function
    • Vertical line test

 

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Week 1

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Grade 11 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

Reading: Vocabulary building: Literary terms, dictionary skills, word study
Reading Strategy: Visualize
Text Type: Literature (Novel excerpt, poetry)
Grammar: Compound and complex sentences
Writing: Describe a place
Vocabulary: External, Interact, Perspective, Project, Visualize
 

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Grade 11 Physical Science I
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 (J.U1) Lesson 1: “The Properties of Matter” and Safety Preview in Lab/Field. This week two homework assignments will be given and a list of materials for the Laboratory.
 

Grade 11 Chemistry
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: “Chemistry is a Physical Science” and this week will finish with a review of whole Section 1.1.
 

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Grade 11 Math Foundations
Teacher Neill Dixon

Welcome to Math 11B. Get ready for the big math reboot. We will go over the class syllabus on the first day of school and then promptly leap into our year-long math review. This week we will look at prime factors, exponents and order of operations. Doesn’t that holiday seem oh so short now?
 

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

 • Introductions
 • Syllabus and class structure
 • Rectangular coordinates
 • Cartesian plane
 

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