Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Beaucoup de cool

Have a look at MY blogpost, about all of the wonderful projects done this year by grade 11 Sci math students!

Mrs. McG is in her happy place!

Friday, April 13, 2012

You might want to sit down before you look at this.

I shared Scale of the Universe last year with everyone, and now, incredibly, someone has made a part 2......just click on the pic and you'll see what is meant by blurring the lines between science, math, art, and technology.

Scale of the Universe 2

Does your work look like this?

In the identities assignment due Monday, this is how your work should look:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

As promised, here is a quick demo of how to find a zero of a function using your TI graphing calculator: (ie solving the equation 2sin x + 1 = 0)


And here is one that demos finding the intersection between a function and a horizontal line: (ie solving the equation 2sin x + 1 = 2.1)


And in honour of π day, of course, I give you Lady Vihart:


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Good thing we have a classblog, eh?

Sakai and the Learn site both seem to be down, so for now at least you can find your checklists and voicethreads on your class page. Yay!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In the name of all that's holy!

You must check out other peoples' blogs - there are people out there who are doing amazing posts that show incredible artistic, technological, organizational, AND math ability! You cannot help but learn something!

And if you want to encourage these people to continue to help us all organize, understand, and remember this stuff, please leave a comment!

I mean after all, it's just not that thrilling to keep getting comments only from your teacher.

Who is a BIT biased.

About blogs.

And math.

And her students.

And her students' blogs about math, so check these out and talk back to:


Melissa T



Thursday, February 16, 2012

This week's class news

First of all thanks again to Kaily for turning on your webcam and participating in that voicethread for our presentation this week! Everyone was really interested to see our real live students from all over Quebec!

Next, some fabulous posts from this week can be found if you simply click on these names:

Olivia (colourful trig points summary)
Mason (nice summary of exponential functions)
Joey (great tips for unit circle)
Patrick (fascinating fractals)
Madison (excellent summary of B17)
Laura (nice observation about trig)
Taylor (another great review summary for June exam)

Finally, Patrick's ongoing investigation of fractals made this video catch my eye and blow my mind as well, by the same vihart math lady who created the one about her but I just wish she would stop dis-ing math teachers!

I wonder how they do these videos - obviously time-lapse but I bet it takes a boatload of time. I did a time-lapse project in university that played for under 1 minute, and it took us a few weeks to get it filmed and edited. With an old super-8 mind you. So yeah this must take, what, months? Hmmmm....getting an idea now for a future lesson.....