The grade 10 English class prepared and performed productions based on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Each group chose an individual scene to analyze and re-enact in detail, focusing on themes and characters. The students prepared shortened versions of the script to show their interpretations and summaries of the scenes they chose.
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.
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.
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 …