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 Article posted June 11, 2012 at 12:24 AM GMT • comment • Reads 85 It is sad to think that we have only one more class before our final, that means only 2 more classes of geometry ever! It's scary yet wierd to think about. I feel like its still October and I should be asking that question on what do you call a straight line thats really not straight. This will also be my last blog ever! I enjoyed our class this year, it was always a fun class. Anyways, remembering the fact that our final is coming up, it would be a good idea for another review question, so here it is: Q: What is the definition of a vector? A: A vector one dimensional ray that is specified by its magnitude and direction   Best of luck to everyone on the test tomorrow and the final! I will always remember this class :) Article posted June 11, 2012 at 12:24 AM GMT • comment • Reads 85
 Article posted June 11, 2012 at 12:19 AM GMT • comment • Reads 21 With finals just around the corner (only 7 more classes!!) everyone is cramming, stressing and worrying about everything! So for my blog this week it would be fitting to post a question that could be used as review along with an answer. Q: Triangle ABC is a right triangle, angle A being the 90 degree angle. If a=18 and c=7, what is the cosine ratio of angle B? A: COS(B)=7/18 Article posted June 11, 2012 at 12:19 AM GMT • comment • Reads 21
 Article posted May 21, 2012 at 01:00 AM GMT • comment • Reads 22 We've been learning a lot about areas of different shapes and we just finished the week off with a test covering all of them. My favorite problems were were the ones that involved regular polygons because you had to use your knowledge of all other subjects. For theformula, A=(1/2)ap, and p=ns. The a is the apothem which you needed to figure out sometimes by using knowledge of special right triangles and the pythagorean theorem. It was a difficult chapter but it was especially interesting to figure out where all the formulas for the areas of these shapes comes from. Article posted May 21, 2012 at 01:00 AM GMT • comment • Reads 22
 Article posted May 17, 2012 at 04:40 PM GMT • comment • Reads 21 Last week we learned about special kinds of right triangles. There a 45, 45, 90's as well as 30, 60, 90's. The numbers are the measures of the angles in the triangle. For 45, 45, 90, both legs are the same length, and the hypotenuse is the elngth of the leg times the root of 2. An easy way to remember that, is that there are 2, sides the same, so the hypotenuse is times the square root of 2. For 30, 60, 90's the hypotenuse is double to short leg. The long leg is the short leg times the root of 3. An easy way to remember this one is that it has a 3 in 30, and each one of the 3 angles is a different measure, so the long leg is the short leg times the square root of 3. Article posted May 17, 2012 at 04:40 PM GMT • comment • Reads 21
 Article posted May 7, 2012 at 12:30 AM GMT • comment • Reads 55 This week we began working with the pythagorean theorem. I think most of us have used this theorem before but we have begun applying it in new ways! I like the homework for this because it is more algabraic and I enjoy algebra math. I also like having to think of new ways to solve the theorem. In class on Thursday we did a worksheet on finding the root, or kinda how theorems like the 30, 60, 90, or 45, 45, 90 work - I like finding new ways to think and challenging myself with them. Article posted May 7, 2012 at 12:30 AM GMT • comment • Reads 55
 Article posted April 30, 2012 at 12:32 AM GMT • comment • Reads 38 This past week in class we were, in a way, re-introduced to radicals. I think all of us know what square roots are but a lot of us forget how to solve them. In Algebra we are working with more complicated radicals so it helps me to have the subject in both classes. I think solving any kind of radical is an easy concept for me, the only thing I forget sometimes is that when you have a negative as one of your solutions, you have to exlude it if your talking about the length of a figure because you can't have a negtive length! Article posted April 30, 2012 at 12:32 AM GMT • comment • Reads 38
 Article posted April 9, 2012 at 01:04 AM GMT • comment • Reads 39 I found that I really enjoy what we just started to learn about. It has to do with quadrilaterals and reflecting them. We did some work on refelections in Aglebra 2 already this year and we used matrices to figure out where the image would be, in other words, the coordinates of the points of the image. I think having this as a tool will be very helpful while we are studying this unit, and I can't wait to apply my knowledge from a different class to another one! Article posted April 9, 2012 at 01:04 AM GMT • comment • Reads 39
 Article posted April 2, 2012 at 09:52 PM GMT • comment • Reads 61 So our 3rd quarter has come to an end. That means one thing - only one quarter left of Geometry! Oh NO! I don't know what I'm going to do with out that class. Anyways, we took a test last Friday which I thought I had done well on. I went in for extra help but I think it was the multiple choice that really hurt me. My favorite question was the one that asked which quadrilateral was the coolest. My answer was a kite, so all fingers crossed, I hopefully got that one right. Article posted April 2, 2012 at 09:52 PM GMT • comment • Reads 61
 Article posted March 25, 2012 at 12:43 AM GMT • comment • Reads 64 This week we learned even more about quadrillaterals. We are having a Test on everything we've learned so far on them this Friday, which is also the last day of Quarter 3. So basically it's make or break on this test (for me at least). I'll hopefully be doing a lot of studying this next week in preparation. One really important thing to study is the chart we filled out for notes. We started it a week or two ago and just last class we went over and highlighted the certain characterisitcs of the quads that were definitions or theorems. An example of some of the things in the chart is that a parellelogram has 2 pairs of parallel sides, and that is a definition. Hopefully we will all do well on the test! Article posted March 25, 2012 at 12:43 AM GMT • comment • Reads 64
 Article posted March 12, 2012 at 09:41 PM GMT • comment • Reads 51 MAPA COCI! Is really fun to say, and we learned about it in class not too long ago. MAPA stands for the lines in trianlges, and COCI is their corresponding concurrent points. So it goes: Medians - Centroid, Altitude - Orthocenter, Perpendicular Bisector - Circumcenter, Angle Bistector - incenter. There are two A's in MAPA you just have to remember that they go alphabetically, as well as C's in COCI. It is a really helpful way to remember all th elines in triangles, and I certainly remembered it when we took the quiz last week! Article posted March 12, 2012 at 09:41 PM GMT • comment • Reads 51
 Article posted March 12, 2012 at 05:42 PM GMT • comment • Reads 44 My favorite point of cuncurrency is the circumcenter. I like how it is the center of the circumcenter and on  a right triangle it is on the hypotenuse. That is also what I did my project on sop I found it kind of cool. It also helped me to do the project on that because it helped me study for the test we took last week. Article posted March 12, 2012 at 05:42 PM GMT • comment • Reads 44
 Article posted March 12, 2012 at 05:29 PM GMT • comment • Reads 49 I did my poster on Perpendicular Bisectors. When I knew we had to have a creative title I got really excited. I wanted to do something with glitter so it fit perfectly - Pretty Perpendicular Bistectors. I had fun putting the glitter on it, and the precisness of the triangles made it fun as well. Article posted March 12, 2012 at 05:29 PM GMT • comment • Reads 49
 Article posted March 12, 2012 at 01:32 AM GMT • comment • Reads 52 I have missed the last few blogs due to forgetfullness, but to all my fellow blogers, I am back this week! I just got home from a lacrosse clinic, as lax season is only a couple weeks away! I guess you could relate angles to how you shoot, and the leverage you use to pass the ball out of a revv. Just trying to relate it to geometry here. Anyways, on to real geometry. This week in class we took a test on a lot of material. It had coordinate proofs as well as all the lines in trianlges and much more! I studied for a while, which I don't normally do, so hopefully it will pay off this time. I just got done organizing my binder tonight so hopefully I will ace the binder quiz tomorrow too! Article posted March 12, 2012 at 01:32 AM GMT • comment • Reads 52
 Article posted February 6, 2012 at 02:00 AM GMT • comment • Reads 62 Yet another eventful week of geometry class. So sad that we've already finished half the course but this winter weather is enjoyable. I went skiing this weekend, well I snowboarded but most people don't just say, "hey, I'm going snowboarding this weekend, want to come too?" I don't know maybe again they do, but whatever that's besides the point. We have been incorporating a lot of algebra into class lately as well, which I really like. I want to give a shout out to my fellow bloggers and classmates Kathleen and Amanda, who just like me, are taking Algebra 2 this year. I think having this class helps a lot with what we are doing and gives us a bit of an advantage. Blog to you next week! Article posted February 6, 2012 at 02:00 AM GMT • comment • Reads 62