Thursday, July 18, 2013

Teaching MAT111: preCalculus Week III

Teaching MAT111: preCalculus Week III

We completed our third week of new material. We had our 3rd test today, good luck! We finally had only a 4-day week and a 4-day unit. 

This week was about CH8: Geometric Transformations of Functions, Trig Graphs, Trig Identities, Degrees vs. Radians, Polar Mode and CIS(theta). Next week we well talk about more Trig Identities as well as Long Term and Short Term limits of Power and Rational Functions (CH9-CH11).

We also had two YouTube Wednesdays! Well, we had a YouTube Tuesday and Wednesday as I was saving my voice (sore throat). We watched "Mathematicious" and Tom Lehrer's "Lobachevsky" on Tuesday. Mathematicious was about the pre-requisites for this course. Lobachevsky was a satire about plagiarism. Wednesday, we watched Grace Murray Hopper interviews, one by Morley Safer and the other on Letterman. Grace, being a great pioneer in the fields of Mathematics and Computer Programming, is one of my presonal idols. All these videos are on YouTube except the one by Morley Safer. You can search for this one on the CBS Rewind website.
Here's this week's ScreenCasts, SmartNotes and Code, oh my:

A. Jorge Garcia
Applied Math, Physics and CS
2013 NYS Secondary Math PAEMST Nominee

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