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.

Soup Can Physics

The AP Physics students worked on their first experiment of the year: an investigation of the behaviours of cans of soup with various consistencies, when rolled down ramps of varying inclinations. Students explored lab equipment such as sonic rangers to optimize the collection of data, which they will analyze to study the cans’ energy and fluid dynamics.

Packed for Pinecrest

pinecrest

Last week, the grade 9 students packed their bags and headed on an excursion to YMCA Camp Pinecrest. Accompanied a group of senior students, the class spent four days engaging in numerous team-building activities, including canoeing, archery, and many more traditions of the TOPS program.

Ready to program

This week, the grade 10 computer science class began writing programs using Java. Students learned the basics of the computer language through programming on the “Ready to Program” application. They utilized their knowledge to create a variety of programs and will continue to further their knowledge in weeks to come.