Hi everyone! There are two things you need to do to close out the semester:
2. Complete a report card for Mr. Palacios. Be fair. Be honest.
Time to reflect!
The marking period closes on Monday, December 4. Five percent of your overall grade will come from a self-assessment of your participation this marking period. This self-assessment is due no later than Friday, December 1.
1. Read through the rubric to see where you stand.
3. If Mr. Palacios feels differently about your rating, he’ll have a conversation with you.
It’s time to rate yourself.
The marking period closes on Friday, October 20, and 5% of your overall grade will come from a self-assessment of your participation this marking period. This self-assessment is due no later than Monday, October 15.
Here’s how it works:
Here’s a friendly reminder that you have two assignments for midwinter break:
Questions or concerns? Let me know.
It’s that time of year…first semester is coming to a close. This is one of the two times each year (the other is in June), that I will ask YOU to grade ME. You heard that right. You’re going to give me grades based on how you feel I’m doing as your math teacher. A couple things you should know:
Those of you that in danger of failing marking period one should have received an email from me.
The marking period ends on Monday, October 24, so that means you only have next week (Tuesday and Wednesday) to retake any concepts that you would like to earn proficiency on. Tutoring happens in room 208 after school.
With that said, most of you only need to earn proficiency on 1-2 additional concepts to be considered “passing” for the marking period. So…be alarmed, but don’t freak out.
If you’re coming to tutoring, make sure you come prepared with the checkpoint covering the concepts you’re retaking as well as the appropriate VIP.
See you then.
Hi everyone! I wanted to update you on a few of updates on our class website.
Firstly, you now have access to worked out solutions to all homework problems. I have placed links on the algebra 2 page. Go to Unit B and you’ll see them under the appropriate concept.
Secondly, whenever you are absent, I have linked video lessons for you to watch to learn the concept that you missed. You can also watch these videos even if you were in class to relearn things. These videos DO NOT follow the notes from the VIP, but they are helpful. The lessons can also be found under each concept on the algebra 2 page.
Lastly, if you ever lose, misplace, or want a fresh copy of any VIP that I give you in class, they are now available on our website as well. Look for the link next the title of each unit on the algebra 2 page.
Hope these improvements help you. See you in class.
Dorothy Vaughan (1910-2008)
Those who speak of NASA’s pioneers rarely mention the name Dorothy Vaughan, but as the head of the NASA’s segregated West Area Computing Unit, Vaughan was both a respected mathematician and NASA’s first African-American manager. She helped paved the way for NASA current robust and diverse workforce and leadership.
Dorothy Vaughan came to the NASA’s Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in 1943, during the height of World War II, leaving her position as the math teacher at Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville, VA to take what she believed would be a temporary war job. Urgency and twenty-four hour shifts prevailed– as did Jim Crow laws which required newly-hired “colored” mathematicians to work separately from their white female counterparts. Dorothy Vaughan was assigned to the segregated “West Area Computing” unit, an all-black group of female mathematicians, who were originally required to use separate dining and bathroom facilities. Over time, both individually and as a group, the West Computers distinguished themselves with contributions to virtually every area of research at Langley.
She is considered to this day a “human computer” as she helped provide NASA with the raw computing power it needed to dominate the heavens.
Hi everyone. First off, many of you have lots of work remaining for Unit A in DeltaMath. Use this weekend to continue working on the problem sets. Right now, Unit A is scheduled to be completed on Friday, September 30 – which is when the work will be due.
Some of you mentioned in class that you’re having issues with graphs not displaying. I mentioned three workarounds in class:
I also reached out to the author of DeltaMath and he mentioned that if a graph isn’t displaying, first click “Show Example” near the top of the page:
After the example displays, click on “Original Problem“:
This should help. Keep me posted on your progress.
In order to get an idea of how many of you have a graphing calculator that you can use in class everyday, please complete this short survey: http://bit.ly/2ck7s3g