IMPORTANT: THE FINAL EXAM FOR THIS CLASS IS ON WED JAN 28 AND IS WORTH 21% OF THE STUDENTS’ FINAL GRADE. THE EXAM STARTS AT 8:50AM AND IS 2 HOURS LONG (STUDENTS CAN LEAVE AFTER THE FIRST HOUR IF THEY FINISH EARLY). STUDENTS SHOULD TRY TO COME TO CLASS BY 8:30AM TO HAND IN THEIR TEXTBOOKS, ASK ANY QUESTIONS…ETC. STUDENTS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO BRING A PENCIL, RULER, ERASER AND A SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR. PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES (IE. PHONES, MP3 PLAYERS…ETC) WILL NOT BE PERMITTED DURING THE EXAM. STUDENTS CAN COME TO SCHOOL ON THUR JAN 29 TO VIEW THEIR FINAL MARKS FOR THE COURSE, CULMINATING TASK AND FINAL EXAM (TIMES STUDENTS CAN COME IN TO VIEW THIS – TO BE ANNOUNCED). IF THERE IS A CANCELLATION DUE TO A WEATHER DELAY THEN THERE WILL BE A REVISED SCHEDULE. I HAVE POSTED A DOCUMENT BELOW OUTLINING THE POSSIBLE REVISED SCHDULES IF THERE IS A CANCELLATION.
Exam Reminders and Cancellations due to Inclement Weather
I began the class today by talking to the students about the EQAO assessment that the students had to write on Jan 14 & Jan 15. I then told the students which open response questions I chose to mark as a part of their culminating task (this is worth 9% of their final grade). After going over the questions with the students, I then took up the worksheet titled “Collecting Like Terms Worksheet” which I gave the students yesterday (see the Jan 15 blog posting for further details). The questions from this worksheet should be review of a concept which we covered back in September. After taking up the worksheet, I then told the students that we would be doing a new lesson today. This is the last lesson of the course. The titled of the lesson was “Adding & Subtracting Polynomials and Distributive Law”. I first went over a few importance concepts related to distributive law (this is the distributive law: a(b + c) = ab +ac) and then I did a number of examples to help the students with the homework for today. The students were to complete the worksheets titled “Adding & Subtracting Polynomials Worksheet” and “Using Distributive Property Worksheet”. I had also assigned a final exam review for the students on Wed Jan 14 (this was given to students after EQAO). The title of this review package was “MFM1P Final Exam Review”. The students are to complete this for this weekend as well. I will take up any questions the students have from today’s homework at the start of Monday’s class or students can email me directly if they have any questions (email@example.com).
Below you will find a copies of the handouts/worksheets that were distributed/assigned in today’s class.
EQAO Open Response – For Culminating Task Mark (These are the solutions to the EQAO open response questions I chose to mark as a part of the students mark for their culminating task – worth 9%. I took these up on the digital projector today at the start of class. I chose 2 open response questions from Day 1 and 2 from Day 2)
Jan 16 – Lesson – Adding & Subtracting Polynomials and Distributive Law
MFM 1P Final Exam Review (blank copy) (This was given the students on Wed Jan 14. I will take up questions from this review on Mon Jan 19 in class)
Adding & Subtracting Polynomials Worksheet with answers (This is homework I assigned today which students are to work on this weekend)
Using Distributive Property Worksheet with answers (This is homework I assigned today which students are to work on this weekend)