A Return on Investing

The grade 10 functions class returned to exponents and logarithms as a continuation to what they have learned in grade 9. Students reviewed topics including the time value of money, and learned how to solve various compound interest problems. In addition, they enhanced their skill set by graphing logarithmic functions and reviewing the relationship between logs and exponents.

The Trashion Show

In the TOPS program, many students have chosen visual arts as an elective course. The Trashion Show is an annual event that encourages grade 11 visual arts students to use their creativity to design fashionable clothing using waste products. Furthermore, the annual show is done in partnership with MGCI EcoTeam to help promote sustainability.

A Focus on Optics

This week, the second grade 10 TOPS class began their optics unit with the study of images and magnification through optical devices such as a pinhole camera. Throughout the next few weeks, students will investigate various aspects of optics, including Snell’s Law of Refraction, converging and diverging lenses, and the Lens Maker’s equation.

Polynomial Division

The Grade 10 Functions class explored the concept of polynomial division, setting the stage for graphing more complex functions in the future. The lectures focused on the factor and remainder theorems, which are needed to solve and graph cubic, quartic and quintic functions.