This week, the grade 10 math class was introduced to higher power polynomial functions through graphing and analyzing the features of their equations. Students were taught how to factor and plot complex quartic and quintic functions as well as identify their equations when given a graph.
This week, the grade 9 English students resumed their Greek mythology unit with the reading of The Odyssey, an epic poem written by Homer. Students will be annotating the story as they read to develop a better understanding of the morals and lessons taught throughout the book.
The grade 9 math class was introduced to logarithms this week. Students learned about the laws of logarithms and applied them to solve a variety of problems. They were given a package of logarithm worksheets, which they worked on using their newly purchased graphing calculators.
The Grade 10 Functions class explored the concept of polynomial division, setting the stage for graphing more complex functions in the future. The lectures focused on the factor and remainder theorems, which are needed to solve and graph cubic, quartic and quintic functions.