Graphing Calculators

This week, the grade 10 math class used TI-Nspire calculators to solve linear systems by graphing. They completed a booklet regarding information on the various uses and shortcuts for the calculator. Finally, students compared features of the TI-Nspire to those of a computer, finding similarities such a cursor, a trackpad, and even a physical alphabetical keyboard.

High School Journalism

The Reckoner, the school newspaper of Marc Garneau C.I., is an outlet for student expression which showcases students’ skills in writing, illustration, photography, graphic design and coding. This year, The Reckoner has received a total of thirteen awards at the Toronto Star’s annual High School Journalism Awards. Winners attendedĀ an awards ceremony and luncheon at the Toronto Reference Library.

Series and Sequences

This week, the grade 10 math students began a new unit on sequences and series. The class investigated the properties of arithmetic and geometric sequences and series, and learned about Pascal’s Triangle: an important sequence that can be applied in binomial expansions.

Learning Trigonometry

The grade 10 students recently began their study of trigonometry. After reviewing the primary trigonometric ratios, students learned how to express angles in radians in addition to degrees. They will be assessed on their knowledge of special trigonometric ratios through dictation quizzes, which will prompt students to answer questions both quickly and accurately.