This blog is being created by and for students enrolled in Mr. Maksymchuk's Grade 10 Applied & Pre-Calculus course in the second semester of the 2010-2011 school.

Post often, and enjoy learning from and with each other.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Radical Examples

Yesterday Mr.Maks showed us some radicals and how to do them from examples from the text book

Monday, April 25, 2011

Pg 214 square roots "simpilfying radicals"

-we learned what how to figure out the biggest perfect square factor of a non perfect square such as 72?
-we also used similar laws when doing it for the biggest perfect cube factor of a number given as an example
-we also simplified a fourth root radical

Today we simplified a squared number by factorizing it pulling off the smallest factor able to such as 2 or 3.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Roots and Powers

We started the new chapter of roots and powers. The textbook questions of chapter 4 are now assigned. We also learned about number systems.

Here is the video.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Practice Test- measurement

Today we went over the practice test on page 67. The test is TOMORROW on surface area and volume. You also need to know how to convert measurements.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

More "B" Questions

Yesterday we did the "b" questions in the text book. So today we continued on page 34.

We did the "ice cream question". At the beginning of the class Mr.Maksymchuk asked -what was the relationship between a prism and a pyramid with the same size base and same size height?? Now after a class of teaching we were able to answer it correctly. The answer is that the relationship is that if the height and the base are the same you divide the volume by 3.\


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fun with shapes!

Today, we talked about calculating the surface area and volume of different objects. Remember if you don't know what the shape looks like Google it. These questions will take a fair bit of time to figure out because of their complexity.