Students and Parents,

I typically enjoy wintertime because I can sit by the fire with some hot cider and watch Netflix, but goodness, is it ever going to stop? I’m ready for some warmer weather!

In Pre-Calculus this week, we finished up Unit 3, which was on functions, modeling, logs and natural logs. We will test today. Next week, we will begin one of our 2 most difficult units. This one is on Trigonometry. The trig that we do in Pre-Calculus is different than the trig that your students have already had in Geometry. Make sure your students stay after school or during lunch (study buddy table) if they need help! We also have a Newton’s Law of Cooling project that is due Wednesday, March 19, as well as their major project (Universal Language Project) that is due March 26-28.

In Common Core II we continued Unit 3, which discusses transformations, congruent triangles, and triangle sums/midsegments. Your students are working on their Transformations project (Barn Art) which is due on Wednesday, March 12. For congruent triangles, we talked about the different congruence postulates, SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS, and HL. Today, we discussed the triangle sum theorem (all angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees). Next week we will take the Unit 3 Test on Tuesday, and then begin Unit 4, Exponents!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. Winstead