Marvelous Matrices

This week, the grade 10 students continued their unit on solving linear systems with an exploration of matrices. They learned how to simplify matrices with Gauss-Jordan Elimination, as well as how to calculate and apply determinants to solve matrices with Cramer’s Rule. Next week, they will continue their study of matrices by examining their applications for other unique systems.

Chapter 0

The grade 11 calculus classes began their first unit: a review on functions. They blazed through transformations, composite functions, piecewise functions, and function families, reviewing everything they had learned in math last year in just two weeks. Students will write one final test on these concepts before their next unit on limits and continuity.

Algonquin Analysis

For their science summatives, the grade 10 students presented their findings from the Algonquin expedition. Each group analyzed a specific aspect of the park; examples of topics included dissolved oxygen, soil type, water pH, birds, mammals, trees, soil pH, water ions and others. They communicated their findings through a formal scientific paper and a 15-minute presentation to the class in …

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Algonquin Expedition

The grade 10 science students embarked on their excursion to Algonquin Park. Over the course of 4 days, in groups of about 9 students, they collectively stopped at over 60 designated locations performing in excess of 2000 experiments. Now the grade 10 students are hard at work in groups of 4, writing a paper on one of the experiments; public …

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