Math gets Complex

This week, the grade 12 linear algebra class learned about the properties and forms of complex numbers, as well as relevant theorems. After learning how to compute basic operations such as addition and multiplication, they studied how to graph complex numbers on the Argand plane.

“Et tu, Brute?”

This week, the grade 10 English class covered Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Students were tasked with choosing a scene from the play and manipulating the text to tell a more effective story. Performances of the new scripts, with rewritten and condensed plots, begin next Tuesday.

Break the Fake

For Media Literacy Week, the Grade 9 TOPS class traveled to the Bay Adelaide Center to participate in a “fake news” workshop held by MediaSmarts. They listened to a panel discussion by professional journalists, learned to verify the truth of online content, and discussed how teenagers can influence the media.

Big Ideas and Big Data

The grade 9 TOPS geography class ended their unit on big data by pitching an app of their creation. From mapping the school to finding free WiFi, the projects were both unique and creative. Their next unit will be on physical geography, where they will learn about Canada’s various landforms.