Scientific Computing
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math
Teaching & Learning Math & Science with Technology:
Graphing Calculators, Numerical Methods, Computer Algebra Systems & Linux Clusters

Why Shadowfax? Our cluster is so fast that we named it after the Lord Of The Rings character!

Website once known as http://CalcPage.tripod.com (1988 – 2008)

Nothing new this week. preCalculus for Seniors reviewed Chapter 5 all about exponential and logarithmic functions! Here's our ScreenCasts and SmartNotes for this week:

AP Calculus BC continued Unit 5 this week. We talked about Definite Integration and Riemann Sums! We had another MCQ Monday this week! I'll gave a Part IB with a Graphing Calculator.

Here's our ScreenCasts and SmartNotes for this week:

Teaching AP Computer Science: Chapter 5 Lab about conditional statements! Nothing new this week as we worked on LAB 5 finally! We lost 2 weeks to Hurricane Sandy. We also lost our Linux Lab. We are using http://www.programr.com as an online java server! We finally have a new Take Home Monday #2 due next week! Here's our ScreenCasts and Code for this last week: Code before Sandy:

AP Calculus BC started Unit 5 this week (finally after Hurricane Sandy). This week we talked about Integration, Riemann Sums and Differential Equations! We going to have another MCQ Monday next week! I'll give a Part IB with a Graphing Calculator.

Here's our ScreenCasts and SmartNotes for this week:

Finally, 2 weeks after Hurricane Sandy, Computer Science Honors continued Chapter 4 all about summing sequences: arithmetic, geometric, telescoping and other series! Here's our ScreenCasts and Code for this week:

Teaching AP Computer Science: Re-Starting Chapter 5 Lab about conditional statements! We re-started LAB 5 finally! We lost 2 weeks to Hurricane Sandy. We also lost our Linux Lab. We are using http://www.programr.com as an online java server! We finally have a new Take Home Monday #2 next week! Here's our ScreenCasts and Code for this week: Code before Sandy:

This picture was taken on Holloween, the day after Hurricane Sandy, 10/31/12. The roof of the 400 Building fell off!

This picture was taken the first day back to school, 11/12/12, at good old Baldwin SHS!

Quarter II, Week 1: Sorry, no ScreenCasts, SmartNotes and Code oh my!

Security blocking entry to 400 Building! I think he needs a gas mask...

We are finally getting back to school next week on Tuesday after Veteran's Day. I'll be happy to see my students back and safe. We will be on a split session, however, as we need to share what's left of the High School with the Middle School until they get their power back. We start our day at 12:01PM everyday next week and our classes will only be 24 minutes long, but it's a start!

Once upon a Social Studies office: My Kingdom for a printer!

My new office, 336, is on the 3rd floor of the 3rd building. A huge thank you goes to the Social Studies Dept for donating the space! This office has a couple of PCs I can get some work done with and a nice laser printer. I cannot print in my classroom, except to PDF or SmartNoteBook, for some reason. How do I install printer drivers without admin passwds?

A huge thanx also goes to the Administration for a smooth transition for everyone who taught in Building 4:

New room 120 for Computer Science, Math 4R and 5H!

We are happy to finally be coding again in APCS!

My new room, 120, is on the 2nd floor of the 1st building right next to the Library. I spent most of the afternoon Friday re-wiring all the PCs in there so it's almost like my old room. It seems that this room was used sporadically as a resource room by tons of different classes each day. No one really took an interest in maintaining it as a classroom should. So, I had to give it a little TLC! It's got 28 PCs, so I cannibalized the last row of 4 boxes to get the first 3 rows of 24 PCs up to snuff. This room has a decent SmartBoard too, but no whiteboards. BTW, don't tell anyone, but it's a Windows Lab. What about game day?

New room 612 for period 9 and Math 4H. We need a SmartBoard!

9th period I have another room, 612, on the 1st floor of the 6th building. I'm gonna get a lot of exercise! This room is a bit small and has no SmartBoard, just a little whiteboard. We'll have to see about getting a better room. I didn't get to fix up these PCs as I'm not really teaching Computer Science there. What about YouTube Wednesday?

The split session will, hopefully, only last a few days. The new room assignments may last several months, I'm afraid, as they rebuild the 4th building.