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)
Sidebars are my own work.
Monday, October 31, 2016
preCalculus 2016-2017: October
YouTube Wednesday is infamous for STEAM related Filks as well as month long Documentaries from National Geographic or Nova on PBS.
ThinkPairShare Thursday is when the students get into groups of 2 or 3 with a WhiteBoard to review HomeWork questions they had trouble with.
Chapter 7 ScreenCasts
We were still finishing up some loose ends in chapter 7 talking about Proving Identities vs. Solving Equations. We graphed y=sec(x), y=csc(x), y=cot(x) and their transformations. We learned about the inverse trig functions arcsin(x), arccos(x) and arctan(x) and how to use inverse functions to solve equations.
Chapter 8 ScreenCasts
We also covered Chapter 8 about Law of Sines and Cosines. We talked about completing triangles, navigation, triangle areas, Heron's Formula and even Simple Harmonic Motion!