Interesting Money

This week, the grade 9 math class continued their study of money, exploring the intricacies of compound interest. Students learned about converting between nominal and effective interest rates, calculating changing compounding periods, as well as instantaneous compounding. They will soon go on to study logarithms.

Exciting Escape Rooms

Escape room

Escape room games are interactive puzzle-solving activities enjoyed by many TOPS students. This week, Marc Garneau’s Escape Room Club organized the school’s first escape room. Using hints scattered across the room, participants raced to solve a series of locks and puzzles in under 15 minutes.

Understanding Comics

Grade 9 comics

This week, the grade 9 English class continued their study of comics. Students drew their own comics, creatively exploring the different styles of panel-to-panel transitions and expressing the advantages and drawbacks of the transitioning style. They will soon go on to study Greek Mythology.

Circuit Schematics

Gr9 circuits

This week, the grade 9 science class continued their study of electricity and circuits. Students drew circuit schematics including electrical components like resistors and switches. They explored electric current, potential difference, and resistance in circuits. They will soon go on to study the differences between series and parallel circuits.