The grade 9 English students began reading their final book of the semester: Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. This novel is an allegory for censorship and various other political undertones in Rushdie’s native country.
This week, the grade 9 math class began their unit on analytical geometry. During the first lecture, students learned how to calculate the distance between coordinate points as well as the slope of a line. These skills will be applied during their study of geometric shapes later in the unit.
This week, the grade 9 English class began working on a project that aims to deliver modern depictions of various Greek myths. Students will be presenting a skit using props that they’ve made or sourced, and drawing a comic using techniques previously taught in class.
Many TOPS students enjoy getting involved in various competitions. This week, a number of students decided to participate in the Canadian Computing Competition: a contest for high school students that tests their programming abilities through a series of scenario-based questions.