Saturday, November 19, 2011

Quarter II, Week 2: ScreenCasts, SmartNotes and Code, oh my!

This was a long week making up for last week with Veteran's day on Friday and my being sick on Thursday....

AP Calculus BC finished CH5 on Anti Derivatives and will have a test next week. We covered Riemann Sums, definite vs. indefinite integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Parts I & II as well as U-Substitution! 
BC 506 LRTE.p89

BC 507 MTSE.p89

BC 509 Indefinite Integrals

BC 510 U-Substitution

PreCalculus for Seniors finished CH5 on using Inverse Functions to solve equations analytically and graphically. We focused mostly on exponential and logarithmic functions. We had a test yesterday, but it didn't seem to go over well! Maybe we'll review some more on Monday and reTest on Tuesday before GameDay on Wednesday (Thursday is TurkeyDay).
PRE 506 Compound Interest

PRE 507 Exponential Growth and Decay Word Problems

AP Computer Science started CH5 about conditional statements and predicate methods! We started with C4X6, renaming it C5X0, which we said needed if statements, but really didn't! C5X1 was a rewrite of C4X13 using a predicate method to guard against square rooting the discriminant of the quadratic formula when its negative! C5X2 was about using if statements to parse String input. C5X3 used if statements to sort 3 doubles. What about Math.min(Math.min(num1,num2),num3)???

C5X0+C5X1 and



Computer Math is finishing Chapter 4 on Sequences and Series. I'm looking ahead toward a final project this year involving python's turtle graphics module or VPython 3D modeling or TI83/89 BASIC programming.
python 2.6 is already installed by default in Ubuntu is already installed by default in Ubuntu.
run apt-get install idle to use python
get vpython from the Ubuntu Software Center
vpython needs apt-get install libgtkglextmm-x11-1.2-dev

CM 404 Infinite Series

CM 405 Iteration and While loops in Python 2.6

Calculus Research Lab continued Lab 4.10 (even exercises) so we have nothing new to post. Recall, I only post new material. I do not post review sheets, labs, quizzes, tests or solutions as these are graded materials.

Can you figure out what the frak the following file is for???

HTH and I hope you enjoyed this week's notes!

Learning with Technology, 

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