Monday, November 29, 2010

your week in maths & physics, nov 29 - dec 3

hey, everyone! only three weeks to go... and werder finally scored a goal (even three, and a red card, and all the same person!); well, bayern scored four, i guess.

ib math sl grade 11
hw quiz today, then graphs of exponential functions, moving on to some problem solving with growth and decay, and getting to know good ol' "e". we should finish the chapter this week and even start logarithms on friday! hw quiz will be on the review sets (3 A, B & C), and on friday.

ib math sl grade 12
hw quiz tomorrow, including 17 C. we'll be looking at the chain rule, the product rule, the quotient rule, tangent and normals, and the second derivative. it should be a pretty busy week, and we should be able to do another hw quiz on monday, december 6, on 17 D-H. thursday, december 9, expect our first calculus test.
ib physics grade 11
shm should be basically done by today, and we'll examine waves quite a bit on thursday. at some point this or next week, we'll have a practical about the topic. don't forget your logs.
igcse maths grade 10
hw quiz today after a review. tomorrow, some serious problem solving. wednesday, our test in the second period, doubts and review in the first period. no hw quiz next monday!

ib physics grade 12
after a swift review on am and fm radio, it's on to digital communication. please do not forget your logs, it's really hurting your grades (and your knowledge/learning)!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

retest for december 1

if you want to retake a test, please leave a comment below, with name, grade level and name of test to be retaken. if you do so, it is binding - you should come. 
you may want to use the opportunity to clear doubts before said retest.

Monday, November 22, 2010

retest for november 24

if you want to retake a test, please leave a comment below, with name, grade level and name of test to be retaken. if you do so, it is binding - you should come. 
you may want to use the opportunity to clear doubts before said retest.

retest policy in math - new rule!

just to be more specific and organized about dates, this is how my time after school will be spent, from now on:

mondays, 3 pm and tuesdays/thursdays, 3:40 pm
time to look at hw quizzes and help with specific or general doubts. i will be here as long as you need me, as usual.

wednesdays, 3 pm and/or 3:40 pm:
the new official RETEST day. please write down which test you would like to retake until every TUESDAY, the day before the retest. i will always have a post up something every wednesday, where you can write your name, grade and the test you want to redo. this way i will always know exactly who is doing what, and that day will not be open for clearing doubts, to give the students retaking tests more quiet and concentration.

your week in maths & physics, nov 22-26

this week marks the beginning of the second isb kicktipp season, starting on friday. and, oh yes, only four weeks to go...

igsce maths
this week will mark our full understanding of what a quadratic function looks like, and how we can draw one based on the different ways we can write the quadratic function. i'm shooting for a test on the whole subject matter of quadratics for wednesday, december 1. homework shall be 21 D-H.
ib maths sl grade 11
rational indices, factorization and expansion with exponents, exponential equations and exponential functions - i'm hoping to look at all of this, during the week. we will have our hw quiz only on monday, including 3 C, D, E and F. your total focus is needed this week!
ib maths sl grade 12
finding asymptotes, discussing behavior - a reminder from chapter one today (monday). then we will go straight into derivatives. we should cover 17 A-C, so that should be in the hw quiz for friday.
ib physics grade 11
thermal physics test today. then it's off the simple harmonic motion in our next topic, waves.
ib physics grade 12
tuesday, after a presentation by aidin and some review, we will have our digital technology test. we will stay in the subject area, though, and move on to digital communications. after that, we only have one more topic (core topic 8) and then reviewing can begin!

Monday, November 15, 2010

your week in maths & physics, nov 15-17

a very short week indeed... and only five to go!

math sl grade 12
test today (probability), then some functions review is in the need to get into calculus! chapter 16 A-D until next tuesday, for homework and classwork.

physics grade 12
tomorrow, we leave for the kart experience after our class, at 3:40 pm. 24 euros per person + 3,50 for material. the race is at 5 pm, we should be done half an hour later. before that, though, we have a presentation by bilal (heinrich rudolph hertz). in digital technology, we'll move towards capacitance and charge-coupled devices (ccds). we should finish the chapter by wednesday, expect a test for next tuesday, november 23.
math sl grade 11
test today (functions), then we'll rush to exponential und logarithmic functions. we're a little behind in our year plan, so please see me after class if you're not quite following the whole exponential and logarithmic stuff. we're doing both chapters, and then a test with both of them together.
physics grade 11
we'll wrap up the chapter today in class; expect a test for next monday, november 22.
igcse math grade 10
today we'll have a homework quiz and look at the quadratic equation; tomorrow and wednesday we'll find out all the characteristics of the quadratic function. the chapter should be finished by next wednesday (the latest), and a test might be due on friday, november 26.

Monday, November 8, 2010

your week in maths & physics, nov 8-12

and the countdown continues... six more weeks!

ib physics grade 12
tomorrow we'll have two presentations (promita & max) and we'll continue our topic in digital technology this week. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET YOUR RESEARCH LOGS. thursday, after your last class, we will leave together to the kartbahn.
ib physics grade 11
thermodynamics and how it is used to power a motor is what we're looking at this week. thursday after class we leave for the kart experience.

ib maths sl grade 12
we should finish up the probability chapter this week, thus the homework quiz at the end of the week will be based on the review set. we'll do quite a few exercises from the remaining parts of the chapter (sets and venn diagrams, laws of probability, independent events) in class, you should focus on review set questions out of class. the test will be monday, november 15.
ib maths sl grade 11
we'll finish up on asymptotes and such today, and even move into inverse functions. tuesday and thursday shall be intensive days of review (using the review sets), and friday is our functions test.
igcse maths grade 10
after a short review, we will have our transformation geometry test today. next on the menu? quadratic equations and functions! 21 A, B and C are homework, for the homework quiz on november 15.

Monday, November 1, 2010

your week in maths & physics, nov 1-5

seven weeks to go... ;)

igcse maths grade 10
our main focus will be on pages 419 and 420. in class on monday and tuesday, and outside in the other days. next monday, november 8, we'll have a doubt session and our first test of the new term.

ib maths sl grade 11
composite functions and sign diagrams, two very important parts of the chapter, will be looked at monday and tuesday, the reciprocal function should be reached by friday. homework is 1 D & E. I'm shooting for a test next friday, november 12.

ib maths sl grade 12
today we have a little assessment activity, and we should finish compound events, using tree diagrams and sampling, to even reach binomial probabilites by the end of the week. a test should be due on thursday, november 18. homework will be on 15 E, F and G.

ib physics grade 11
we'll have a final look at the kinetic model of ideal gases; the PVT formula and PV diagrams (gas transformations) and all the thermodynamics will follow after a quiz on topic 3, thermal physics. that quiz should be on friday, one day after our out-of-school activity, which should be confirmed by tomorrow morning. the initial plan is that we leave school at 3 pm (so that the seniors can come, too) on thursday and have the 4:30 pm race. more details in class.

ib physics grade 12
TEST TOMORROW! we will look at some ib questions together during class, and at the end, we will have a 30 to 40 minute mini-test on astrophysics, with emphasis on cosmology. electromagnetic induction is next on the menu, and will be introduced on thursday, when we'll have promita's presentation (instead of tuesday). thursday after class (3 pm) we leave for the karting experience, but this is still to be confirmed.