Author Archives: Maddy
Powering Through Biology
Grade 12 biology students learned about mitochondrial replacement therapy during their weekly Hot Topics Presentation, in which groups of students summarize and explain a recent scientific article. After learning about mitochondrial replacement therapy’s procedure and risks, the class participated in activities where they simulated the replacement process.
Permutations and Combinations
The grade 12 linear algebra class is learning about permutations and combinations. Students are practicing various application scenarios, such as the rearrangement of letters in a words and drawing poker hands. The unit leads into the study of polynomial and exponential generating functions, which are an application to the counting concepts learned.
For their unit on Shakespeare, grade 12 English students were given the choice of studying either Hamlet or King Lear. In both classes, students participate in daily class discussions pertaining to specific lines and themes within the play. To enhance their understanding, the class relates what they have read to various film adaptations and modern concepts, such as the Oedipus …