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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!

 

If you have any questions, my office hours for immediate feedback will be weekdays from 11:00 am-2:00 pm via email at tmiddleton@chesterfieldschools.org.

This week's assignment is to complete the review packet and respond to prompt one and two in full sentences. Feel free to include any personal opinions you may have as well. 
 
If you have any questions, need a similar problem worked out, or want me to look for any mistakes in your work please email me. 
 
Also, if you want more practice work, have topics/ articles you would like for me to post, or have any other math related question or interest feel free to reach out to me. 
 
Mathematical Prompt 1
In the link below, the Washington Post describes the growth of the Corona Virus as "exponential." What does that term mean to you? 

 

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.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/

 

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.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/business/coronavirus-food-shortages.html

https://www.khanacademy.org/

This is a virtual tutor site containing videos, guided practice problems, and self-check quizzes. 

 

https://www.kutasoftware.com/freeia2.html

This site offers free worksheets in PDF containing practice work as well as answer banks to check your work.

 

https://www.ixl.com/math/algebra-2

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. 

 

https://www.desmos.com/calculator

This is an online graphing tool that could be useful for graphing or interpreting functions. 

Your weeks two and three assignment is to complete the following packet. The PDF file below contains word problems to be worked out. Show all your work and circle your final answer. You must also design and solve three of your word problems. Try to connect the word problems to your current situation (daily routine, food, social distancing, etc.) and be creative. I look forward to seeing what you each come up with! Feel free to email me if you have any other mathematical questions, topics you want me to explain, pictures/memes you'd like to see me create a word problem with, or ANYTHING math-related.

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!
 
I have enrolled each of you into a Khan Academy course. One this site I can assign extra practice and videos for assignments you may need extra practice with or extra topics you may wish to explore that we were unable to get to. Email me for your username and password. This is optional but I encourage you to consider taking advantage of this, especially if you are interested in taking pre-cal next year or entering the field of mathematics as a career.
Your weeks four and five assignments are to complete the following packet. The PDF file below contains word problems and regular problems to be worked out. Show all your work and circle your final answer. Feel free to email me if you have any other mathematical questions, topics you want me to explain, pictures/memes you'd like to see me create a word problem with, or ANYTHING math-related.
 
Your weeks four and five assignments are to complete the following packet. The PDF file below contains word problems and regular problems to be worked out. Show all your work and circle your final answer. Feel free to email me if you have any other mathematical questions, topics you want me to explain, pictures/memes you'd like to see me create a word problem with, or ANYTHING math-related.