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 by Tucker C teacher: Tina Jovanovich

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 Article posted May 31, 2012 at 07:00 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 103 We are learning to use sine, cosine, and tangent in oblique triangles. It is slightly more to remember but it is all based on he same principle and I am finding it very easy to understand. Durring class when we talked about law of sines ambiguous cases I had already begun to think of other things that I was connecting to it. I asked about how the fourth step could ever be true because I realized it would be able to make a triangle. I thought it was cool to understand that it is a possibility for an ambiguous case to come up with a impossible triangle. Article posted May 31, 2012 at 07:00 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 103
 Article posted May 31, 2012 at 06:55 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 26 SOH CAH TOA is a funny way to remember how the sine, cosine, and tangent ratios work but at first I still confused SOH CAH with SAH COH. I like this unit because it further helps me connect things I have learned and it is a very algebra drivin skill. Article posted May 31, 2012 at 06:55 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 26
 Article posted May 31, 2012 at 06:52 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 31 Area formulas are good to know and lern because of how versatile and useful they are. I think that this will be a skill I have to remember how to do throughout my life. I like the simplicity of plugging in our knowns and coming out with an answer using our formulas. Article posted May 31, 2012 at 06:52 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 31
 Article posted May 31, 2012 at 06:50 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 30 We have been working with special patterns in right triangles. I think that these patterns and formulas have come very easily to me. I think that this test shouldn't be too hard. Article posted May 31, 2012 at 06:50 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 30
 Article posted May 8, 2012 at 04:25 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 72 Radicals seem very polar to me. It seems when the numbers come out nicely, it is very easy. On the other hand, when they don't work out so perfect, they become very difficult to do without a calculator. I think that this would have been a lot harder to learn about if we had not already gone over it a little bit last year. Article posted May 8, 2012 at 04:25 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 72
 Article posted May 8, 2012 at 04:21 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 45 I spent a lot of time this week reflecting. But not in the physiological meaning. We worked on reflections in geometry. To reflect an object you need a line of reflection to bace your reflection from. You can also find this line if you already have the image and pre-image. Reflecting becomes difficult for me when the point don't fall nicely on a graph. Article posted May 8, 2012 at 04:21 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 45
 Article posted May 8, 2012 at 04:17 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 52 Durring the week of April 2, 2012, we learned about transformations. These are when you are taking a shape and moving it. This does not alter the shape in any way except position. Transformations are normally showed with what are called rules. The rules are an equation/formula to give you the position of the image if you put in the numbers for the pre-image. Article posted May 8, 2012 at 04:17 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 52
 Article posted May 4, 2012 at 04:15 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 43 This week we are practicing using the pythagorean theorem and the formulas for trapezoids and perpendicular diagonal shapes. It is easy enough to understand but I don't like showing my work for these things. Article posted May 4, 2012 at 04:15 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 43
 Article posted March 30, 2012 at 06:43 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 69 This week is the last week of quarter three. This quarter was interesting and i think the information was very easy to apply and I hope I will be able to apply these skills later in life. We worked a lot differently this quarter than the last two but it was still fun and easy to understand. Article posted March 30, 2012 at 06:43 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 69
 Article posted March 22, 2012 at 03:07 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 65 Hello World! (a warm one at that) So this week was a bit of a warm one. The temperatures where way over average. We have been working with properties of quadrilaterals in class and it is easy enough. I think that this chapter will end up being one of the fundamentals for the next few chapters. Article posted March 22, 2012 at 03:07 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 65
 Article posted March 15, 2012 at 04:32 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 49 Which one of King Authors Knights was the fattest? Sir Cumference, because he ate too much Pi. March 3 was pi day. Pi day is a funny day because everyone does strange things that have to do with pi. People eat pie, people wear pi, and math teaches often teach about pi. Pi is important and I think it is a cool number to work with and I always found it interesting the way they calculate it. Besides Pi day we are starting a new unit and we are going to be learning about it in a different style than we habe before. This should be a fun unit. Article posted March 15, 2012 at 04:32 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 49
 Article posted March 9, 2012 at 11:57 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 36 This week we had our first test of the quarter. I think I did well on it and it wasn't all that difficult. I think that This chapter was good because the comprehension came easy to me. I hope the next chapter will be easy to understand as well. Article posted March 9, 2012 at 11:57 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 36
 Article posted January 29, 2012 at 08:17 PM GMT-5 • comment (7) • Reads 402 After looking around at scratch.mit.edu I found, in my opinion, the three best projects there are. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/hamstersamster/2274844 http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/fieryice12/2288101 http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/laptop97/2113049 They are my favorites because they have no real purpose and are simple. I think that they are all funny and they made me laugh when i found them. In a more serious note: I found this project. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/colem/2033723 This project uses some form of equation or formula to make the swirl decreasingly smaller over time. After some time it becomes very strange to the eye and causes strange visual effects. Also it has Journey in the background. Article posted January 29, 2012 at 08:17 PM GMT-5 • comment (7) • Reads 402
 Article posted December 22, 2011 at 07:15 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 69 I am finding my self able to easily understand the Angles of incidence and angles of reflection. When we first learned it I was measuring the other angle of the complementary pair. Now that I have learned it, it comes simple and was easy to use for the project. Article posted December 22, 2011 at 07:15 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 69
 Article posted December 22, 2011 at 07:09 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 58 This week is the week before vacation and I can’t wait to celebrate Christmas on our week off. I hope to get a few video game related things. My grandmother will be coming up to our house for Christmas Eve and we will spend the day after with her. I wish everyone happy holidays. Article posted December 22, 2011 at 07:09 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 58
 Article posted November 8, 2011 at 05:02 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 90 In class we have been learning about 5 different angle types; Adjacent, Complementary, Supplementary, Linear, and Vertical. I found this website that helps explane the same things we have talked about in class. http://www.mathwarehouse.com/geometry/angle/ My favorite type of angles is Supplementary because they are easy to spot in a diagram. A way to remember what Supplementary is to think of Complementary as equaling 90º, so Supplementary must be the other one: 180º. Article posted November 8, 2011 at 05:02 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 90
 Article posted November 8, 2009 at 01:00 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 113 A construction is a figure or length to be made with the restricted use of only a straightedge and compass. My favorite construction is to copy a line segment because it is simple and doesn't take a very long time. To do this construction all you need to do is place the pointed end of the compass on one side of the line and the pencil part on the other. You then mark a point anywhere and place the point of the compass on that point. Where the pencil lands will be the other end point of your copied line. Article posted November 8, 2009 at 01:00 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 113
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