Fun with Functions

Students learn to use piecewise functions

This week, the TOPS grade 10 math classes are finishing up their functions unit with the piecewise function. Students learned how to correctly notate piecewise functions, as well as how to find their domains and ranges. Learning about these piecewise functions greatly increase students understanding of functions.

Exploring Complex Numbers

The grade 12 TOPS linear algebra class spent the week exploring the universe of complex numbers. They learned how to represent a complex number in Cartesian, polar, and exponential form, and have gained a real sense of appreciation for numbers that they couldn’t previously imagine.

Quantum Mechanics

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The Grade 10 TOPS science class recently began their unit on quantum mechanics. They learned about the simple yet practical methods used by historical astronomers and physicists to measure the speed of light and the distance between the stars and the earth.