MPM2D Analytic Geometry; Skills Summary 2016-10-17 and 18

We spent the class Monday taking up a few questions from the review work, then verifying a neat-o property of quadrilaterals:

If you connect the midpoints of the sides of a quadrilateral to form another quadrilateral inside the first, the smaller quadrilateral is a parallelogram.

We used slope to verify that opposite sides were parallel.

On Tuesday I’ll be away (City Cross Country Running competition) and you’ll be completing a Skills Summary for the second unit on Analytic Geometry. You’ll receive it at the start of class, and it’s on yellow paper this time, Daphne – I hope that’s okay :)

If you want to see it in advance, here are two versions:

MPM2D Analytic Geometry – Skills Summary

MPM2D Analytic Geometry – Skills Summary – booklet (for printing on legal-size paper and folding into a booklet)

You’ll notice that the skills are listed, but there are no questions to complete. That’ll be up to you. You’ll need to create (or at least find) questions that match the skills shown in the booklet. Enjoy!

Also, remember that we won’t be having a test/assignment on Wednesday this week – I’m looking at Friday instead, since the OSSLT is on Thursday.

MPM2D Wrapping up Analytic Geometry 2016-10-13

We finished our work on Equations of Circles today. I’ll post a “completed” version of that handout when I have time to put it together.

Here’s a review task for this unit. It’s 18 questions long, and it takes a while. For example, finding the equation of the line that gives the shortest distance from a point to another line (question 8) has a lot of steps. Spend at least 15 minutes on the review tonight; we’re going to be continuing to work on it tomorrow in class. You can get help from your friends on this!

Anayltic Geometry Giant Review

I’m planning to have an in-class assignment and a test next week. My current plan is to have the assignment on Wednesday, October 19th and the test on Friday, October 21st. Stay tuned in case we need to change that slightly – I might have some more activities for you to work on before those assessments.

MPM2D1-02 OSSLT Practice Session 2016-10-12

We worked on short answer, open response questions today. In these questions you’ll be given a short reading passage (a “selection”) and asked a question. We talked about making sure your answer is sufficient by using the APE strategy:

A: Answer the question

P: Prove your point by using specific details from the selection

E: Explain yourself by showing how those details support your answer

Make sure you bring your whiteboard marker tomorrow!