Monday, October 29, 2007

First Quarter Assessment

What do you think the important concepts/topics were for the First Quarter?
In what form are you going to present your topics?

Leave a comment.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

same height...

Today we found another trig identity.
This time dealing with sine.
Would anyone like to share what we learned?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

pythagorean trigonometry

What was the important part of today's class?

Monday, October 22, 2007

Polar Coordinates

What are polar coordinates? How do polar coordinates compare to rectangular (xy) coordinates?

Please share what you learned in class today.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

What's W?

How did we find the exact time for W?

We talked about using guess and check. That method will work. You will eventually get the final answer. However, it will take a while.

Are there other more efficient ways to find W?

Please share your thoughts....

How do you put that in the calculator?

How do you enter this equation in the calculator correctly?

To know if you did it correctly, for W = 9.5 seconds, you should end up with a fall time of 2.58 seconds.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Moving Carts, Turning Ferris Wheel

Today we talked about HW14. If W=25 seconds, what will the x-coordinate of the diver be? Where should the cart start out so that the diver will fall into the tub of water on the cart?

Using the HW14, we again attempted to find the value of W for our Unit Problem. What did people do to try to find W? Did you find a range of possible answers for W? Did you find a value for W?

Monday, October 15, 2007

HW14: Cart Before the Ferris Wheel

In this assignment, the diver is released exactly 25 seconds after the Ferris wheel began turning from its 3 o'clock position.

1. What is his x-coordinate as he falls?

2. Where should the cart start out so that the diver will fall into the tub of water on the cart?

Suggestions? Questions? Hints?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

HW 13: Planning for Formulas

Does anyone know the formula for.....

  • The diver's height at the moment he is released?
  • The diver's x-coordinate at the moment he is released?
  • The amount of time the diver is falling?
  • The cart's x-coordinate when the diver reachers the water level?

HW12 Where's the Cart

In class today, we discussed HW12. The book said the cart begins 240 feet to the left of the base of the Ferris wheel and moves to the right at a speed of 15 ft/sec.

Where is the cart after 14 seconds?

Where is the cart after 23 seconds?

What formula did we develop in class that tells us the x-coordinate of the cart in terms of time?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

First Quadrant Platform

In class today, the equation to find the horizontal position for the first quadrant was brought up.

  • x(t) = 50 cos (9t)

How does this equation work?
Does it work for every value of t? Or does it only work for first quadrant values?

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Quiz 3

How did the quizzes go?

Any tips or pointers to help your classmates avoid making mistakes on our next quiz this Friday?

I have one. Make sure your calculator is in Degree Mode and not in Radian Mode.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

POW2: Paving Patterns

What have people tried?

The POW recommends starting with shorter paths...and looking for patterns.

What tools could help us see patterns?

Mr. Marti

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