IMPORTANT: THE STUDENTS WILL BE HAVING THEIR FINAL CULMINATING/PERFORMANCE TASK ON FRI JAN 16 NOW INSTEAD OF THUR JAN 15. I HAD TO DO THIS BECAUSE OF THE BUS CANCELLATIONS. THIS WILL ONLY BE 1 PERIOD AND IS WORTH 9% OF THE STUDENTS’ FINAL GRADE IN THE COURSE. I MENTIONED TO THE STUDENTS THAT THE CULMINATING TASK WILL CONSIST OF ONLY THINKING & INQUIRY QUESTIONS. STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN 4 QUESTIONS AND WILL HAVE TO DO 3.
I began the class today by handing back test #6 (Chapter 5 Trigonometry) that the students did before the Christmas break. I told the students that I would post the answers to the test here so they can compare with their own tests (see below). After talking to the students about the test, I then took up any questions the students had from the homework from Jan 8 (this was the last time we were in class together). I took up a few questions on the black board/digital projector. After taking up the questions, I then moved on to a new lesson which if from Chapter 8 Solving Financial Problems Involving Exponential Functions. The title of today’s lesson was 8.1 Investigating Interest & Rates of Change. I told the students that we would be doing 1 more lesson tomorrow titled “8.2 Compound Interest: Determining Future Value” and then we would review for the culminating task on Fri Jan 16. I specifically focused on Simple Interest and we went over the formulas the students needed to know to calculate Simple Interest (I = Prt and A = I + P). After going over the examples I then assigned the homework for the students to work on for the remainder of the period (Pages 459 & 460 #1 to 3, 4ab, 5 to 11). I will take up any questions the students have at the start of tomorrow’s class or students can email me directly if they have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Below you will find a copies of the handouts/worksheets that were distributed/assigned in today’s class.
Take-up of the homework from Jan 8 (Page 357 #4 and Page 378 #13f & 14f)
Jan 12 – Lesson – Investigating Interest & Rates of Change