Finally, I get a chance to scribe. After being a victim of technology for the first couple of weeks and then having to deal with some postponed classes, I can finally write a half-descent scribe.
Well.. where should I begin? I guess the beginning of class would be a reasonable place. I walked into class only to see Mr. K. playing with his new favourite toy, actually I think he was just setting it up for the day's lesson, but we all know he loves to use it. Then, Mr. K. handed out part two of "The Test of Doom" (Chris). This consisted of two measly questions that represented the graphing portion of the unit test. However, once the test started those two questions seemed to get a little less 'measly' and a little more difficult (or at least it seemed that way, most people used the whole 15 minutes and were rushing at the end).
After those few minutes of tension, the room became its friendly self once again as Mr. K. pulled the Blog up on the Smart Board, and starting a discussion about BOBs (Blogging on Blogging; see the pc40sw07 Blog). The talk of BOBs went something like this:
1) BOBs are to be done BEFORE the test (preferably 2 days before)
2) The purpose of the BOB is to help us see how we've improved
and show some of the things we need to improve on.
3) Mr. K. needs us to post BOBs (preferably 2 days before) so that
he can help us in areas we have problems with before the test.
4) Finally, Mr. SiwWy posted a very good BOB because of the way
he reviewed each of the mnemonics we learned in this unit.
Following that, we entered our new unit, Transformations. Basically it has to do with Functions (not only Trig. Functions) and how they can be transformed. For example, if you are given the functions f(x)=sin(x) and g(x)=sin(x-2):
This also works for any other function. For example, if you are given the functions f(x)=(x)^2 and g(x)=(x-2)^2:
Now, both of these examples used a "phase shift" which adds to the x-coordinates. However, I could have used the sinusoidal axis or "vertical shift" which adds to the y-coordinates. Actually any of the parameters from the formula:
Then Mr. K. gave us a couple questions, but they were in the form of a COMPETITION. Once again we had people racing up to the front of the room with arms outstretched and shoulders rubbing together to write on the Smart Board. Both occasions ended up with each of the participants with a marker in their hand, so Mr. K. had to declare the winner almost by photo-finish (JoJo). However, there is no need to post these questions in my Scribe post because Mr. K. has a Smart Board!
"Go out and commit random acts of kindness!" -Mr. K.
Goodnight everyone, I'll see you tomorrow.
Oh, Almost Forgot, THE NEXT SCRIBE IS...