Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Then we went further on into the unit of Personal Finance.
We took a couple notes then learned how to do it on microsoft excel.
One of the definitions we did was:
Equity- the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
In other words means, what you own and what the bank owns..
this is a screenshot I took of how to add up the math with the interest and such.
this is another one which explains what questions we should ask when adding everything together..
And the final step we need to do to solve it. Knowing how much the bank charges for interest and everything, as Bender said, no one would probably want to buy a house after paying that much interest.
This is pretty much what we did during class. It was the last day before Spring Break and there was no homework assigned. Hope Ya'll have a great spring break!! Have fun at Eric Clapton Max. TTFN ta ta for now :)
p.s here was something Max showed us about what's going on across the world
To see slides bigger if needed.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Yesterday Mr. Max was away therefore we had a sub. Our assignment was to work on a booklet called Personal Finance Review, we were to choose 2 questions out of it and to be working in pairs or a max group of 3.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
So anyway, this has been driving me nuts since Mr. Bredin left after Block 4, mostly because I thought that one of the things I do well is spell. You should have seen how my wife grinned at me at dinner this evening as I related the story, and then how she rattled off
"D-I-L-E-M-M-A" without even thinking about it as she laughed at my expense...Oh poor me.
Sort of pathetic that things like this are important to me...but on a more serious and maybe smug note, at least I'm not the only one...Check out this link. I smell vindication. (I hope I spelled vindication right.)
...oh, and Ben, check Edline.
The exact definition of dilemma is a state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options.
There is no definition for dilemna, and according to a source on the internet, that spelling has never been in ANY dictionary ever.
I think Mr. Bredin stated it best at the end of class..."No person in there right mind would spell dilemma with an n."
Don't forget the test on Friday!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
above is an example of what is happening in Question 9
The poly program is something you use to play with shapes and fun stuff like that, and thats about all i know about it right now! If you want to check it out the link for the website is below.
Link to Poly
Sorry for being late on my post. The poll didn't work out so well, so follow Aaron's lead and just comment on what you think.
Unit test vs. Cumulative..
Test is Friday so make sure to speak up.
Unit Test: One test per Unit
Cumulative: One test that includes questions from previous units.
Since we didn't learn anything new today I'm supposed to contribute something useful. So hopefully this helps someone..
This is a basic picture of all the important things. The circle and the degree measures represent the bearing. The 'N, E, S, W' represent the directions.
For some practice, I took some questions off the archived exams.
A bird travels a distance of 2.5km in a direction of 30 degrees west of north. It than travels 9km in a direction of 42 degrees east of north.
How far and in what direction must it travel to return directly to it's starting point?
The bird is 10km from its starting point and must travel in a direction of 29 degrees west of south.
Don't want to solve it that way? You can always do this! .. creepy. What is all that Mr. Max?
Here's another question that you should probably know how to do:
Accelerated Math Wiki
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Friday, March 9, 2007
We only have 3 of the 4 questions on file
I think after that fateful Wednesday, we all learned our lesson. From now on, I hope everyone will finish their homework. :)
Thursday, March 8, 2007
We started out today's class with a Mental Math. Following Mental Math, Mr. Max took a survey of the class to see how people were doing daily. The results was that our class had an average of 61%.
Mr. Max was very upset to hear that many of the students in our class don't know who Eric Clapton is.
For those of you who don't know this is a picture of Eric Clapton. He was born in Ripley, Surrey, England, on March 30, 1945. Personally my favorite song by him would be Tears in Heaven. Have fun at the concert on spring break Mr. Max!
Anyways, back to math...
Today in class we talked about The Parallelogram Method and did one example on Euklid.
Here was the Example:
Not sure if the shopping cart looked like this..
or like this...
Either way, they were still fighting over it...
The Steps for Euklid are:
Step 1: create the first vector, to scale, from some origin.
Step 2: create the second vector, to scale, also from this origin.(vectors are aligned tail-to-tail)
Step 3: create the corresponding parallelogram for the situation by constructing parallels.
Step 4: create an intersection between the two new constructions (parallels)
Step 5: create the resultant, drawn from the origin to the intersection of parallels.
Exercise 3: B6 question #4
Also a reminder: Tomorrow is a work period!
Monday, March 5, 2007
Vector Addition (the triangle method using a scale diagram strategy)
Definition: Vector Resultant
- A vector created to describe an "overall" or "net" situation modelled by two or more different vectors.
[From the tail of the first, to the head of the last]
1. Create, to scale a vector, drawing the tail on some start point. (origin)
2. From the new origin (the head of the first vector) create another vector with it's tail on the second origin.
3. Repeat (with as many vectors as necessary)
4. Create the resultant vector, from the first origin, to the head of the last vector.