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Posted: December 7, 2015

Answer Key and review attached.

Posted: December 3, 2015

Lesson attached. Note difference between buying rate and selling rate. Think "What is the bank doing?" 
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Posted: December 3, 2015

Lesson attached.
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Posted: November 30, 2015

The warm-up includes examples of what was covered last week. We worked on setting up ratios and finding unit prices. Today we looked at % mark up on the cost of an item, sales tax, and determining a final price.Lesson attached. The answers for homework are also in the lesson so students are expected to show their work and compare their answers. Come to class tomorrow with any questions you have about homework.
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Posted: November 17, 2015

Today we started looking at word problems. Students should know angle of elevation and angle of depression definitions and know where they would be located in a word problem. Lesson is attached.
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Posted: November 16, 2015

Today the students wrote a quiz at the beginning of class covering everything up to this point (primary trig ratios, solving for a missing angle, solving for a missing side). We reviewed homework from last week and then looked at examples of solving triangles where students are expected to find all three sides and all three angles. They should only have to use their primary trig ratios once, and then they should be able to find the rest using other skills like Pythagorean Theorem and Sum of Angles of a Triangle Theorem.Students were assigned #1-7 on their worksheet to 'solve' each triangle. They will not be able to complete #3 as they are missing information.
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Posted: November 12, 2015

Today we continued to practice finding angles using trigonometry.Lesson is attached.
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Posted: November 10, 2015

Yesterday students practiced labelling their triangle and finding all 3 primary trig ratios. Today we looked at how all 3 trig ratios lead to the same angle when we solve for the missing angle. Tonight for homework students are expected to choose the one primary trig ratio they will need to find theta, and then solve for the missing angle.All overdue assignments are due by Thursday at the latest!Lesson is attached.
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Posted: November 3, 2015

Today we started talking about similar triangles and proportions. See attached lesson.
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Posted: October 29, 2015

Today we practiced parallel line theorems. Students were given examples to work on in class and other questions to work on for homework. The warm-up question we worked on is attached. If anyone was not here today to get the sheets they can do any of the practice questions on either side of their long sheet from last night.
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Posted: October 28, 2015

Today we talked about parallel line theorems. Questions assigned for homework are from the same sheet as last night. Numbers are listed on the last page of attached lesson.
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Posted: October 28, 2015

I apologize for my recent lack of acitivity on my teacher page. In GMF10 we have finished our unit on mass, temperature, and volume conversions. We have started our new unit on angles and parallel lines. Some terminology the students should know and be able to apply are : acute, right, obtuse, straight, reflex, true bearing, angle, angle measure, angle referents (0, 45, 90, 180, and 360 degrees).We worked on estimating angles using the angle referents that we should know. We practiced finding true bearings from one location to another (always measuring the angle from North, clockwise to our destination). Students should have an understanding of a compass and be able to label one to help them determine a bearing.We worked on constructing perpendicular bisectors, angle bisectors, and angle replicates with a straight edge (ruler) and compass. All students should have a booklet with step-by-step instructions and examples.Students had a small quiz yesterday on these constructions and then we began reviewing geometric theorems. The ones discussed yesterday were: triangle angle sum theorem, isosceles triangle theorem, and complementary/supplementary angles. We did a couple examples in class and students were assigned some homework questions. This lesson is attached.Today we will be looking at parallel line theorems and working on some practice questions with those.
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Posted: October 7, 2015

P1- Continued to practice converting between degrees Celsius and Fahreneit.P2/4- Continued to review slopes and proportions. Students completed an in-class assignment. If they did not get it done they should hand it in Tuesday.P6- Quick review of temperatures and started to talk about mass conversions. Today we looked at mass in the imperial system. Students should have copied the two conversions we learned about today and started their homework. Everything is attached in this note.
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Posted: October 6, 2015

All those who have not yet started, or just need to finish their test from yesterday will be required to write their test tomorrow (Wednesday) at lunch. Come to my class at the beginning of lunch (bring food with you) prepared to write.All students should have a working calculator. This course will be very difficult without one. Notes from today are attached and are the same for Period 1.
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Posted: October 2, 2015

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