Category Archives: SEC 3 Math

A Great Article: Demystifying the Natural Logarithm (ln)

Found this article really useful:

Demystifying the Natural Logarithm (ln)After understanding the exponential function our next target is the natural logarithm. Given how the natural log is described in math books, there's little "natural" about it: it's defined as the inverse of e^x, a strange enough exponent already. But there's a fresh, intuitive explanation: The natural log gives you the time needed to reach a certain level of growth.

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Sec 3S1/3B1 and Sec 3S2/3B2 Quadratic Equations

The files needed for our lesson on Monday are on the lesson plan. Please download them and come prepared for class. (Quadratic Investigation and GeoGebra File). Look for it in Lesson 1 on the Quadratic Equation, Unit 04 Lesson Plan.
See you in class on Monday morning...with your laptop and smartphone for exciting activities.

quadratic path

E Math Project for Sec 3

 

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For all E Math students, please check your lesson plan, the Project is ready to be downloaded. Check the assessment table of the lesson plan and you will find the links to the documents. There's a pdf and a word version. You can download either one to complete your project. Please keep in mind the dateline and read the instructions carefully. Any doubts, please clarify with your respective teachers. Keep in mind this is individual work. Good luck!

***Also please download and print the notes for Limits of Accuracy on the lesson plan as well to be used in the class.

Welcome

Hi, I look forward to to being your Mathematics Teacher for next one year. We will have a great time. Math being a very abstract subject, at times can seem difficult but don't let that stop you trying. It's definitely a subject that you can do well and has many practical applications. I will try my level best to make the class interesting by making real world connections and sharing interesting stories related to Math. I am here to help, so go ahead and ask me anything. You need to ask when you don't understand, don't delay. Next, practice, practice and practice. If a concept seems hard to understand at first, don't panic, be patient and keep trying, you can do it. Sometimes you may need a little more time, don't copy someone's work or just learn the steps without really understanding why it works or why it is done that way. A deep conceptual understanding is more important than simply getting good grades.

You can come and see me anytime I'm free to get help or you can fix an appointment with the one of the secretaries. You can also email me here: mano@rafflesian.net. You can even post anything interesting you found related to Math, your comments regarding the subject matter or even if you just simply want to leave a message. The blog address is http://goo.gl/RBM4j

The blog has a course overview where you can access the lesson plans. All things needed for your Math course can be found in the lesson plans. Make sure you check the blog regularly as I will post things related to our class, like our topical tests dates.

Well, good luck and I hope to see you excelling in the course.

math is power

 

Important Information

Please read the following very carefully.

1. There will be a Topical Test Coordinate Geometry on Thursday, 13/09/2012. Please complete the Review Question 4 to prpepare for the Test.

2. It has come to my attention that some of you do not complete the works given as instructed. For example the Goal Setting Dateline has passed and some of you have yet to complete it. The Gradient exercise likewise is also not complete. Failure to complete your work will lead to detention after school either on Thursday or Friday and if required you will expected to come on Saturday to complete all your unfinished work. Your parents will be informed of this. All work must be completed within the due date. Failure to do so will lead to disciplinary actions.

3. Tomorrow we will meet in the conference room near my office whereby I will go through all your work. Incomplete work will lead to the above. See you tomorrow!