Graduation at Chelsea Piers
June 26, 2019
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
June 26, 2019
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
I recently went through the Regents topics and found the following to be most present on the exam: Cross Sections, TRANSFORMATIONS (big time!), Perimeter/Area, SIMILARITY (big time!), Parallel lines and parallelograms, Properties of isosceles and other triangles, tangents and finding line lengths, rotation to create 3d images, trigonometry, polygons, circles and radians and perpendicular lines and their equations.
If you want to do well, you need to study these topics. You can especially benefit from videos on Khanacademy as well as videos on Youtube where teachers go through the entire Regents exams with explanations. Stay strong, study hard, DO WELL!!
We have hit May folks, and it's the last Marking Period of this Academic Year! Do I hear cheers? Yes, maybe, but it's also time to get serious about creating a study plan for your Regents exams. From here until exams time, you must keep in mind the importance of studying for and passing your Regents exams. Saturday Academy begins this Saturday, and you need to make a plan for which days you can study for which exam.
For math, there are several websites that can help you study as well:
Youtube -- Yes, even on YouTube if you google your particular math exam there are teachers who have created videos to help you understand each problem and prepare for the exam.
Don't let May pass you by....this is precious time for you!!
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The second marking period comes to an end Friday, May 3, 2019.
Today, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, there will be a meeting for students interested in taking Advanced Placement courses next school year. Meet in the cafeteria.
The Liberty High School School Wide Rubric states the following in order for a student to achieve excellence in Academy Performance: "I gave my best effort, even when encountering a challenge. I learned from the challenge. I tried many new strategies as necessary until I accomplished my goal."
To me this means that you STICK WITH IT. That you have patience as you are working through a problem. Don't skip any part of the problem but instead read it carefully and make sure you understand every word and every part of the problem in order to answer it correctly. Yes, there will be times when you will have to guess at a word based on a context clue, but the more you study, the more you focus your attention, the more you will be able to accomplish. NEVER GIVE UP...KEEP STRIVING...THIS IS YOUR FUTURE!!!
As we get into the Spring Semester, I have begun to think about something. We have to really focus on problem comprehension. I think many of your math skills are stronger than you think. However, often you may not understand a problem...both what information a problem is giving you, and what the problem is asking you to do.
In class, when you are doing a problem, spend MORE time trying to understand what information the problem is giving you, and what it is asking you to find. Use context clues and all the other strategies you have learned in your other classes to help you. If you comprehend the problem, you will have an easier time finding the answer.
I have confidence in your ability to work and follow the mathematic steps to solve a problem, so this semester I am spending more time working with you on problem comprehension. I hope you will focus in on this as well so you will have a greater understanding of the work we are doing!
Here are some words and phrases that, if you know them, will help you be more successful on the Regents Exams.
Sum - Add
Difference - Subtract
Product - Multiply
Quotient - Divide
Rational - Any number that can be expressed as a fraction (example 4/3).
Irrational - A number that has a repeated decimal with no pattern (example 3.45678377284....)
Functions - Linear, Exponential, Absolute Value, Square Root, Piecewise
Piece-wise Function - A function with more than one relation
Input - The x values of a function.
Output - The y values of a function.
Domain - All possible x values of a function.
Range - All possible y values of a function .
Equivalent - The same.
Axis of Symmetry - the line that cuts a function in half, usually expressed as "x = __ "
Constant - A number by itself (with no variable)
Coefficient - The number next to a variable (example 4x).
Correlatiion - The relationship between two relations.
Correlation Coefficent - A number from -1 to 1 that tells you how closely the equation of the line of best fit models the data (closer to 1, positive correlation, closer to 0 no correlation, closer to -1, negative correlation)
Evaluate - to substitute a given number for a variable.
Function Rule - An equation that describes a function.
Intersection - Where two functions meet (on a graph or otherwise)
Line of best fit - The most accurate line that represents data on a graph.
System of equations - two or more equations.
System of inequalities - two or more inequalities.
Parabola - The graph of a quadratic function (x squared)
Radical - A number under a square root sign.
Rate of change - The slope of a function.
Reciprocal - flipping a fraction.
Slope - The rate of change of a function.
Slope formula - (y2 - y1) / (x2 - x1)
Monomial - A polynomial with one term.
Binomial - A polynomial with two terms.
Trinomial - A polynomial with three terms.
Vertex - The highest or lowest point on a parabola.
Vertical line test .- If you draw a vertical line through a relation at any point and the line only touches the relation one time then the relation is a function.
Y intercept - Where a function crosses the y axis.
X intercept - Where a function crosses the x axis.
Zeros of a function - Where a function crosses the x axis, or the value that will cause the function to equal zero.
Solutions of a function - The zeros of a function.
After school will be available this week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For Algebra Regents help, see Mr. Judd in room 200. For Geometry help, see Mr. Marchoug in room 502. Stay strong, work hard, and make your Regents grade count!! You can do this!