Saturday, July 11, 2009

Moving On...

Thank you for visiting this blog.

Unfortunately, the time has come for me to move on. Dr. Powers has allowed me to be on-loan from Jones so that I can work at Harper High School. I will be a Lead Teacher for the Teacher Advancement Program, which has received national recognition from President Obama. I am extremely excited by this opportunity.

I can still be reached via my CPS email. And please, check out my new blog.

Friday, July 10, 2009

The formula for changing math education

What do you think?

Monday, June 29, 2009


Its finally know YOU DA YOU DA BEST...


If I had known, I would have worn something better...

Link to our now infamous Jones Lesson Study video.

Can you see whose sleeping?

Friday, June 19, 2009



Saturday, June 6, 2009

Did you know....

that only 33% of students graduate from Columbia College?
that only 50% of students graduate from UIC?
that only 16% of students graduate from Chicago State University?

Here is a link with the list of Illinois Universities.
Here is a link that has nationwide universities.


Friday, June 5, 2009

I want to know....

Summer's Here

Finally?...Can it be?....The death of the autotune?...I guess we have to wait and see...

Mr. Remiasz is trying to schedule summer sessions for AP Calc BC. Send him an email if you didn't meet with him before the end of school.

This is how I will always remember summer....

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Visit our homework site to find copies of various calculus packets.

Do you have any questions?

Here are additional ones if you get bored.

Blackle "calculus summer packet" for even more.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

WOF Portfolio

How is it going? What questions do you have about it? Any thoughts?

Here is a site that explains how to graph piecewise functions on the TI calculator.

Say my equations is
Y1 = -(X-2)^2 + 4

If you graph that equation, then you will see that the function has negative values when x <= 0 and when x>= 4. If you only wanted the positive values, you can enter that into the calculator by typing:
Y2 = (Y1)(X>=0)(X<=4)

NOTE: Type all of the parentheses. Use VARS -> Y_VARS -> Functions -> Y1 to enter Y1 and 2ND -> MATH -> 4 to enter >=.

Some other cool things with the calculator...type:
Y3 = Y2(X-2)
Note the placement of the parentheses. What happens? This is like doing f(x-2) or shifting the function 2 spaces to the right. Look at the table to verify this.

You could also combine functions...type:
Y4 = Y2 + Y3
What happened? Look at the table to verify this.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Almost Done with WOF

Just one more topic to go....
Transformation of graphs...some books like to say translation.

Here is a link that describes shifts, stretches, and shrinks. Here is another link. This is a cool powerpoint presentation. And finally, here is a pdf file.

Here is an interactive site.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Quiz 5.1.09

Any questions?