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InCA Assignments for Week of 4/20 – Lesson 6.2 (Angles of Elevation/Depression)

We are starting Week 2 of Distance Learning 2.0. The full schedule for how assignments are posted and when they are due (and how many points they are worth) can be found here. Please take a look at that.

Monday Update

Watch the video for InCA Lesson 6.2 (Right Triangle Trigonometry) – Trigonometry Applications. Note that this video is hosted on edPuzzle, which you’ll need to log in to in order to access. Please log in with your ICSD Google Account.

Find the full notes and Problem Set 1 here (or the version with Ms. Burke’s parts already completed here). The notes and problem set are all one document. Print them out to follow along with Ms. Burke’s video, or write out your work on a separate piece of paper.

As noted in our master schedule, the video + notes and Problem Set 1 are due on Wednesday at 2:00. Both are worth 4 points each (in SchoolTool), and you must watch the entire video for credit.


Tuesday Update

We will have our Virtual Classroom on Zoom from 1:00 to 2:00 today. Details will be posted separately and will be sent to you by email. Attendance to the Virtual Classroom is optional, however please prewatch the video above BEFORE ATTENDING this virtual classroom session.

Planned agenda

  • Welcome/check in
  • Questions about Monday’s introductory lesson
  • Guided/supervised practice problems

Wednesday Update

Monday’s Notes + Video and Problem Set 1 are due at 2:00 today (4 points each). Send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us

Sign in with Google

The next part of this week’s assignment, a guided Desmos lesson, can be found here (student code H9YDEK). Be sure to click the Sign in with Google button to connect your answers to your ICSD account. Pay attention to the feedback the activity gives you, and I’ll leave you some feedback as well.

Completing this activity is due on Friday, 4/24 at 2:00 pm, and will be worth 8 points. A -1 point penalty will be imposed for late work. The last question of the assignment is “extra credit.” Complete it correctly for an extra point!

Don’t forget: I will be hosting office hours on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 4:00. You can sign up here.


Thursday Update

Problem Set 2 for this week can be found here (as a Google Form) or here (as a PDF download). Submit your answers to this and to your Desmos activity by Friday, 4/24 at 2:00 pm. You must obtain a minimum score of five out of 12 points to receive credit, but your grade will not be based on how many points you get (just whether or not you made that cutoff). If you submit via the Google Form, the form will tell you which answers were right or wrong, and should give you an option to go back and revise as needed to reach the target score.

Reaching the target score is worth 8 points in SchoolTool. Submitting the work but not reaching the target score is worth 6 points. A -1 point penalty will be imposed for late work.

The last question of the assignment is “extra credit.” Complete it correctly for an extra point!


Friday Update

Wednesday’s Desmos Lesson (8 points) and Friday’s Problem Set 2 (8 points) are due at 2:00 pm today. For the problem set, send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us

I will be hosting office hours on Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. You can sign up here.


ONGOING ASSIGNMENTS

InCA Assignments for Week of 4/13 – Lesson 6.1 (Review of Right Triangle Trig)

Update (4/19): The Google Form Worksheet (HW 6.1) was due on Friday. Ms. Alexander has created a video going through the answers to this assignment, which you can find here.


Update (4/17): In addition to the Google Form Worksheet and Desmos activity listed below, please complete this updated poll about your preferences regarding Zoom vs Google Meet, as well as your thoughts about how Distance Learning 2.0 is going for this class.


Update (4/16): For PROBLEM SET 2 this week, complete this Google Form Worksheet. Submit your answers to this and to your Desmos activity by Friday the 17th at 2:00 pm. As with the Desmos activity, completing this activity is required and will be counted towards your MP4 grade. You must obtain a minimum score of six out of 14 points to receive credit, but your grade will not be based on how many points you get (just whether or not you made that cutoff). When you submit, the form will tell you which answers were right or wrong, and should give you an option to go back and revise as needed to reach the target score.


Update (4/15): Please complete this week’s Desmos activity here (http://student.desmos.com, student code XNM86T). Completing this activity is required and will be counted towards your MP4 grade. Be sure you click the “Sign in with Google” button to connect your responses to your ICSD Google Account.

Sign in with GoogleYour completion of this assignment is due Friday, April 17 by 2:00pm, however you will not be marked late for late completion.

You will need a calculator to complete this assignment. Use your own graphing calculator (if you have one), open a new tab and use the Desmos calculator, or click the little calculator icon at the top of the activity to use the built-in calculator.

If you need a little more help in using inverse trig functions to find missing angles, I recommend this video.

If you run into any technical problems accessing or completing this activity, or if you have any questions about it, let me know immediately. If I do not hear from you, I cannot help.


Update (4/14): Today at 1:00 pm I will host a virtual classroom, again using Zoom (click here for the Chrome app if you’re using your Chromebooks, otherwise I recommend the downloaded version). I’ll post the link to join here and send it out by email when that goes live. I will be starting precisely at 1:00, so log in early! Come by and say hello and ask some questions. I look forward to seeing you!

Planned agenda:

  • Welcome/check in
  • Questions about Monday’s introductory lesson
  • Preteaching tomorrow’s Desmos lesson
  • Guided/supervised practice problems

Welcome to Distance Learning 2.0 for Introduction to College Algebra! The other InCA teachers and I have met to discuss what this looks like for our class and have come up with the following schedule:

InCA DISTANCE LEARNING 2.0 SCHEDULE

  • MONDAY
    • Content Posted: Introductory lesson video, notes for video, supplemental practice problems (with answers)
    • Student Responsibilities (MUST DO’s):
      • Watch lesson video and follow along with posted notes (either print or write out by hand)
      • Complete initial practice problems and check answers with online key
      • Work due by Tuesday at 1:00 pm
  • TUESDAY
    • Virtual Classroom Session (Zoom): From 1:00 to 2:00pm. Check email or class website for log-in instructions
    • Student Responsibilities (MUST DO’s):
      • Attend virtual classroom session prepared with questions
      • Ask questions, work on collaborative activities as instructed by teacher
  • WEDNESDAY
    • Content Posted: Second weekly lesson via guided Desmos Activity and supplemental lesson video, follow-up problem set
    • Student Responsibilities (MUST DO’s):
      • Sign in with GoogleComplete Desmos activity (connect Desmos to your ICSD Google Account by clicking “Sign in with Google”)
      • Print/complete follow up problem set (or write answers on separate paper)
      • Work due by Friday at 2:00 pm
        • Submit problem set work by scanning using phone app (I recommend TurboScan) or by taking a picture and emailing it to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us
  • THURSDAY
    • Content Posted: Follow-up problem set (if not posted Wednesday)
    • Student Responsibilities (MUST DO’s):
      • Complete Desmos activity (connect Desmos to your ICSD Google Account by clicking “Sign in with Google”)
      • Print/complete follow up problem set (or write answers on separate paper)
      • Work due by Friday at 2:00 pm
        • Submit problem set work by scanning using phone app (I recommend TurboScan) or by taking a picture and emailing it to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us
  • FRIDAY
    • Content Posted: Problem set solutions and solution video (at 2:00)
    • Student Responsibilities (MUST DO’s):
      • By 2:00 – Complete Desmos activity and submit problem set work
      • After 2:00 – Review your answers in posted solutions/video. Check email for feedback
  • ALL WEEK
    • Ask questions! I will be available to answer questions by email or phone phone/virtual meeting. All you have to do is email me with questions, or to set up a time to meet.

In summary: Each week we’ll be posting 1-2 lesson videos along with a Desmos activity. Your learning from these will be supplemented by a virtual classroom on Tuesdays, though I am available to meet individually as you see necessary. By Friday at 2:00, you should complete the Desmos activity and the problem set posted on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. This work is mandatory and graded.

Each day, I will be updating this post with new content, instructions, and activities. Check back daily!


UNIT 6 STARTS HERE

We have decided to move on to Unit 6, which is a short unit on Right Triangle Trigonometry. A lot of this content should feel familiar to you from your work in Geometry, but don’t worry if you don’t remember it!

  • Watch the Lesson 6.1 introductory video here.Desmos Degree Mode
  • Follow along with pages 1 and 2 of the notes posted here (print if you can, or copy onto a blank piece of note paper)
    • Use your graphing calculator if you have one, otherwise use the Desmos calculator (just be sure to click the wrench in the upper right-hand corner and click “Degrees”)
    • Click the calculator icon at the bottom of the page, then click “functions” to access the trig functions (sin, cos, tan), or just type the command into the lines on the left.
  • Complete the additional practice problems (page 3) of the notes document linked above
  • A copy of the notes, plus answers to the additional practice problems, can be found here (check them when you’re done!)
  • You should complete (or at least start!) this work by Tuesday, 4/14 at 2:00 pm so that you can ask questions about it during our virtual classroom session

ONGOING ASSIGNMENTS