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Semester 2: New Class Blog

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"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of minds to think." ~ Einstein

Math Labs are available all periods for students in need of extra help. Students wishing to go to the Math Lab must receive a pass from their Study Hall teacher. They may also be used during lunch periods. The Math Lab schedule for the year is shown here to the right:

Period 1: Room 210 LaPenta

Period 2: Room 207 Beauchamp

Period 3: Room 208 Manfredi

Period 4: Room 211 Dorman

Period 5: Room 209 Stahl

Period 6: Room 202 Jacoby

Period 7: Room 205 Erlandsen

Period 8: Room 212 Lagoy

Why is math incredible?

Math in the Universe

How big is infinity?

The simplest impossible problem

Why do I need math?

Why do I need math?

Brigham Young University has created an amazing resource to discover the answer to this question: "Everyone has asked themselves: When will I use math? Believe it or not, hundreds of careers use skills learned in high school math on a daily basis. The truth is virtually every career you could choose will build on the basic skills learned in High School Math. Below we’ve highlighted some of these careers. Want to go further in math? Check out our page on math majors. "


Careers In Math

Careers Using Math

Math Tidbits

Interesting TED Talks

From TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Body language, the power is in the palm of your hands ~ Allan Pease

Allan Pease is an Honorary Professor of Psychology at ULIM International University, who researches and studies selling relationships and human communication. He teaches simple, field-tested skills and techniques that get results. And he delivers his message in a humorous way, which motivates people to want to use. Allan's own experience and record in the field of selling, motivating and training is equalled by few others. He is a born achiever, starting his career at the age of 10. Globally known as "Mr Body Language", his programs are used by businesses and governments to teach powerful relationship skills. His messages are relevant to any area of life that involves winning people over and getting them to like you, co-operate, follow you or say 'yes'.

Your body language may shape who you are ~ Amy Cuddy

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success. (Note: Some of the findings presented in this talk have been referenced in an ongoing debate among social scientists about robustness and reproducibility.

Why is 'x' the unknown? ~ Terry Moore

Why is 'x' the symbol for an unknown? In this short and funny talk, Terry Moore gives the surprising answer.

The Math Behind Basketball's Wildest Moves ~ Rajiv Maheswaran

Basketball is a fast-moving game of improvisation, contact and, ahem, spatio-temporal pattern recognition. Rajiv Maheswaran and his colleagues are analyzing the movements behind the key plays of the game, to help coaches and players combine intuition with new data. Bonus: What they're learning could help us understand how humans move everywhere.