Linear Algebra Applications

This week in linear algebra, Grade 12 students have been looking at the laws of vector algebra. Not only did they learn how to prove the dot product formula, but they also discovered how the dot product is used in the organization of Amazon’s warehouses!

Algonquin Expedition Preparation

This week, Grade 10 TOPS students divided into their respective classes in preparation for the upcoming Algonquin trip. Each of the three groups will study Birds, Trees and Mammals, Probes or Imaging. The skills they acquire in these categories will help them prepare for their expedition.

Grade 10 Chemistry

This week, Grade 10 science students continued their chemistry unit, exploring synthetic, decomposition, displacement, and neutralization reactions. The class watched in amazement as clear, colourless liquids took on vibrant colours, and metal rusted before their eyes.

Greek Mythology

Grade 9 English students use an interactive, engaging way to learn about Greek mythology – they create board games, and then play them to have fun and test their knowledge. The games are focused around the content of the myths, as well as the archetypes present in them.

Ancient Literature

Grade 9 English students returned to school this week to take a second look at mythology through Joseph Campbell’s “Power of Myth”. The rest of the week will be devoted to reading and analyzing the Greek and Roman stories of the heroes and immortals of the past.

Grade 10 History

This week, Grade 10 history students studied global developments during the 1930’s in the buildup to the Second World War. They prepared powerpoint presentations on major foreign countries, the failure of the League of Nations, and the impact of fascism on the world.