We’re off and running!

Students and Parents,

I am so proud of how both my Foundations of Geometry and and Honors Pre-Calculus students did these past 2 weeks!  I can tell already that this year is going to rock!

In Foundations of Geometry, we are beginning the semester by working on the tools of Geometry.  These include the three undefined terms: points, lines, and planes.  Your students learned how to identify all three and list real-world examples of each.  We also began learning about midpoints and bisectors.  Lastly, we finished the week by discussing the Pythagorean Theorem and Tangrams.  Every student created a tangram in class!  A tangram is a grouping of geometric shapes that when put together correctly can mae a perfect square or various images like cats, bunnies, boats, etc.  Ask them about it and maybe you can try to make different pictures!  We took our first quiz on Thursday and we will have our first test on Monday, September 16.

In Pre Calculus, we began the semester by learning about the 12 basic functions and how to describe specific characterists of each, including the domain, range, continuity, symmetry, boundedness, max/min, asymptotes, and end behavior.  We took out first quiz on Tuesday.  The class average was a little low, but all students have the opportunity to replace this quiz grade with their test grade, which will be taken on Tuesday of this coming week.  Next week, after the test, we will begin modeling with polynomial functions.  Students will learn about direct and indirect relations as well as polynomials with large degrees.

Thank you for all the support you have provided your students through the first 2 weeks, and please let me know if you have any questions.  My after school help sessions are on Tuesdays, but with advance notice, I can stay other days as well.  Husky Help begins on September 16, which will be a built-in remediation time for students who need extra help.

Meet the Teacher Night is Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30.  I look forward to meeting several of you on this night.  Thanks for your continued support!

Best,

Ms. Winstead