Monday, February 28, 2011

retest for march 2

if you want to retake a test, you MUST leave a comment with your name, class and the test you would like to retake. i strongly advise 11th graders to retake the quadratics test.

your week in maths & physics, feb 28 - mar 4

new countdown: seven weeks to go to the next break!

ib maths sl grade 11
all about matrices. homework will conver 11b5, 11b6, and 11 c. i'm shooting for a matrix test by thursday, march 10.
ib maths sl grade 12
homework is the mastery of 21d and 21e1&2. review set over the weekend, test on tuesday, march 8.

ib physics grade 11
thursday we have our presentations from chapter 6; we'll teach them to 8th grade kids, so make sure that you know your audience and react to it. we'll start chapter 7 today, and probably do some work on chapter 6 still, on friday. logs are suspended.

igcse maths 10
we should be wrapping up work on the paper 3 & 4 you guys have in hands. you will receive papers 5 & 2 respectively, today. please always have your material with you; i'll have to note those who don't bring them, and it will have a consequence in the term grade.

ib physics grade 12
before our grand review and lab work, we'll put a lid on chapter 8. don't forget presentations tomorrow, tuesday.

Monday, February 14, 2011

your week in maths & physics, feb 14-18

one more week, then we have a week off - pretty decent, ain't it?

igcse maths
we're starting with a new phase in our classes, a phase completely focused on the igcse exams. the teaching of some new material (almost exclusively for extended candidates) will go hand in hand with the mocks from last month and other past exams and specimen papers we will be looking at in detail. the completion of these papers will be a main element in the grading process, and the few tests we will have in this last term will be mocks. double classes will be seperate, friday classes will be every second week, but for twice the time. only on tuesdays shall we meet as a complete class. extended students will have a class monday right after 3 pm, starting today. mostly, your homework will be the completion of papers, as announced in class or on this blog. stay tuned!
ib maths sl 11
review on binomial expansion today, little test on it tomorrow. matrices is our new subject, which we will introduce on thursday. no hw quiz.
ib maths sl 12
let's integrate! today we'll introduce anti-derivation and you'll do some exercises while i talk to a few students individually about their internals. hw quiz on chapter 21 b and c.
ib physics 11
chapter 6 will be divided up into parts, as will be announced in class. details will be discussed there and then announced here, for you to remember it.
ib physics 12
a closer look at renewable energy will be our final focus on topic 8; after that, and extensive review period with lots of practicals will dictate our weekly routine. details to be announced.