Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe! Until we can return to school we are going to continue to do our best to provide you with quality educational material. I will be posting educational packets as well as mathematical prompts for you to complete each day. Please make the most of any opportunity you have to learn! It takes well educated individuals to make the best decisions in difficult times. The value of education has never been more important than it is now!
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Week 1 Assignment
What does it mean to "flatten the curve," and how can we achieve this?
Compare and contrast each graph. Tell me what stands out to you about each. (Use terms like increase, decrease, maximum, etc.)
What types of data could be important to collect in our current situation? How could that data be useful in stopping the spread of this virus and in treating patients who are sick?
Is it important to understand the context or the data collected (age, pre-existing illnesses, location, etc.)? How can context change how we view numbers?
Describe what steps you can personally take to “flatten the curve.”
Include any addition thoughts or options you have on this article and/or mathematical applications you can think of concerning the exponential growth and eventual decline of this virus.
Mathematical Prompt 2
While shelves in the grocery stores are empty, the country is not out of food. Where does the article say food is at the moment?
The article mentions that hot dog sales have increased by 300%. What does that mean in your own words?
Where are food supplies being redirected from at the moment?
Looking at the graph, what is represented on the x and y axis? What does +10% indicate? What product had the most drastic increase in demand?
What other items have seen a spike in demand? Why are they selling so quickly?
Include any additional thoughts or options you have on this article and/or mathematical applications you can think of concerning the supply and demand of food.
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This site offers free worksheets in PDF containing practice work as well as answer banks to check your work.
IXL is a comprehensive site that breaks down the state standards for Algebra 2. This allows you to practice any topic we have covered or will cover.
This is an online graphing tool that could be useful for graphing or interpreting functions.
Week 2-3 Assignment
Keep an eye on McBee High's eLearning Facebook page for videos from myself and all your other teachers.
Also, I would like to set up a video conference between you all and a friend of mine in the mathematics field. He has experience in college mathematics, Clemson and it's engineering program, NASA, and much more! Please email me if you are interested and I will set this all up.
I hope you are all doing well and I look forward to seeing you all again!
Week 4-5 Assignments
Week 6-7 Assignments
Week 1 Packet
Week 2-3 Packet
Week 4-5 Packet