Pre- Cal, Week 6

This week in pre – cal, we got taugh 3 ways of doing an quadratic equation. 1. Factoring        2. Square rooting 3. Quadratic formula.  I will show all 3 ways of solving an quadratic equation. HINT : always trying to isolate the variable

1. Factoring

2. Square Rooting

3. Quadratic Formula


“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Narrative

“He took one last drag his cigarette and snapped it away. Then with that faint, fleeting smile playing about his lips, he faced the firing squad; erect and motionless, proud and disdainful, Walter Mitty the undefeated, inscrutable to the last “ …


“Ok Walter, let’s go, now Walter, now,” his wife haggardly says. Walter goes into the car and drops Ms. Mitty off at home. “I’ll be right back hunny, just have to go grab something from the store,” Walter yells from inside the car. Walter is going to the Garden of Life to buy his wife some coreopsis. When Walter gets there, he buys the biggest, most beautiful coreopsis anyone has ever seen. When he goes up to pay, he looks to his left and spots a bunch of matches. “Sir, Sir can I help you?” The cashier girl asks.  Walter thoughtfully responds, “Ummmm, yes, do you have a phone I can borrow?”.  “Right this way Sir,” the cashier responded. “Thank you so much,” he says…


He finds himself in a field full of coreopsis and long dry hay, with matches in his hand.  He looked around and couldn’t see any sign of life.  Out of nowhere, a massive amount of intimidating crows start circling above him.  They start swooping at him, trying to peck him as if he was food.  He tries to block the birds and in a panic, drops the matches.  The dry hay and coreopsis immediately start on fire.  The fire started to build very fast, while the birds continued to peck him.  Suddenly, a puddle appears in front of him.  Walter is forced to jump inside the puddle to escape the relentless birds and encompassing fire.  He enters the gross, freezing cold water, with fish and seaweed everywhere.  He spots his car on the sea floor.  There is seaweed and vines growing all around.  He hears the car radio on. “Walter, are you there? Why don’t you listen?”  The inscrutable sounds eerily coming from the radio.  It sounded like his wife….“Walter, Walter?  Were u even listening to me… ughhhh,” his wife nagged him.  He finds himself begrudgingly being spoke to by his wife on the phone.  “Yes hunny, coming home now see you soon,” Walter sheepishly answers back.  Buy’s the coreopsis, some balloons and goes to his car.  As Walter drives home…



Pre-Calculus, Week 5

This week in Pre- Cal we went over Radical Equations and how to solve the equation. When solving a radical equation you need to move the variable to either the  left or right side of the = sign trying to isolate the variable. Also when solving a radical equation, when you have square root you would square it to get ride of the radical, make sure what you do to one side of the equations you do to the other and you would be left with the side without the radical and the other side would be squared.

Example:  make sure you are always checking that the variable would work if you put it back into the equation

I did learn this week that when Simplifying a Quotient of Radical Expression. You never want a radical in the denominator when you have an expression.

Step 1 : Multiply the numerator and the denominator by the radical in the denominator

Step 2: Then conjugate of the binomial denominator

Step 3: value the variable


Pre-Calculus, Week 4

When Multiplying a Radical with another radical you multiply the numerator with the numerator and the denominator with the denominator. If you have to equals like (7-\sqrt{6})(4+\sqrt{6})  you would use the foiling method or distributive property. Make sure you always simplify after you find the answer to make it as low as possible.



Arranging mixed radicals into descending order (greatest to least). The reason why i feel like this is important is because i get confused sometimes on whether or not i should change into an entire number or keep ir mmixedd. I find now that it is easier fofr me to change it into an entire number. In the example belong i’m going to show the method i use to solve arranging mixxed numbers to greatest to least.

Pre-Calculus, Week 3

This week in Pre- Cal 11 I learned about Absolute Value and Radicals.

Absolute Value of a real number is defined as the principle square root of the square of a number, Principle Square Root is always a positive number, Square of a number is \sqrt{25} = 5 but is you have \sqrt[2]{25}=5 it is always a positive number in absolute value so it would be for both \mid 5\mid . Absolute value is always the distance from zero.

When using Roots & Radicals: the \sqrt [root]{radicand} the number in front of the root is the coefficient. if you have a square root it is always a positive in the radicand and the index is always a 2. If you have a cute root it is either negative or positive in the radicand and the index is always 3. The higher roots can be \sqrt [4]{positive}  \sqrt [5]{positive/negative}  \sqrt [6]{positive}



“Father and Son” Plot Point Photos

In this project, based on the short story, “Father and Son” written by Bernard MacLaverty, photos will be inserted with matching quotes for each plot point, and an explanation indicating that the quotes relate to the story. “Father and Son” is taken place in the 60’s or 70’s in Ireland. This story is about a relationship between a Father and his son, and the difficulties they have faced in the past and present. It is written in the first-person point of view, switching perspectives throughout the entire story. The relationship that the father and son share is unhealthy at the least, and the story eventually leads to a tragic ending.

1) Exposition

At the beginning of the short story, in the exposition, the characters and setting are revealed. The father is very protective of his son, ensuring that he is safe, “I know that in a few minutes he will come in to look at me sleeping. He will check that I came home last night” the son is bothered by the way his father is constantly concerned for him (MacLaverty 165).

2) Initiating incident

As the initiating incident arises, the son is always angry at his dad for hounding him with questions and being paranoid about the son’s actions, “Why do you always spy on me, you nosey old bastard?” he does not appreciate having someone care about what he is up to (MacLaverty 169).

3) Rising Action

the first part of the Rising action starts to take place when the father and son have conflict assuming he has been involved with drugs, “ I want to know if you are in danger again,” the father has been constantly checking in to ensure his son will not make the same mistakes (MacLaverty 167).

4) Rising Action

The second rising action is when the father is reminding his son of how he took care of him when he had been unstable, “ I had to go and collect you. Like a dog,” hoping that the reassurance will prevent his son from acting out in the future (MacLaverty 168).

5) Rising Action

The third and final rising action component is when the dad does not trust his son, and expects more from him then to be out that late when he could be in a dangerous situation, “You should be in your bed. A man at your age. Its past one” (MacLaverty 166).

6) Climax

The main part of the story or the climax happens when his son is talking with friends at the front door, all seems well until, “There is a bang,” the father suspects something may have occurred (MacLaverty 169).

7) Falling Action

The falling action begins to occur when the father immediately drops everything to investigate the unexpected sound, “A dish-cloth drops from my hand and I run to the kitchen door.” He finds his son laying on the threshold (MackLaverty 169).

8) Denouement

At the end of the story, known as the denouement, conclusion or resolution, the father is so heartbroken to find his son on the floor bleeding. He tries to comfort his son by holding him and talking to him, “My son, let me put my arms around you,” as he has always wished for (MacLaverty 169).

Character Sketch – Two Fishermen

Micheal Foster, a character from “The Two Fishermen” by Morley Callaghan. Micheal is an ambitious report, who hopes to become an important newspaper man ” to go to the city some day and become a journalist” (Callaghan 1). Micheal shows that he is embarrassed to be around K.Smith in public; hes feels judged when walking around with Smitty “Michael backed into the crowd and all  the time he felt dreadful, ashamed as though he were betraying Smitty”  (Callahan 4). Micheal is not a very good friend towards Smitty, he does not have his back and is scared to speak up. Micheal is also a character that only tries to please people and not himself. He is also the type of character that seems trustworthy, a “friend” and, a good all around guy to be with. In the story “The Two Fishermen” by Morley Callaghan, Micheal becomes friend with Smitty as known as “The Hangman” but Micheal does not know that till later. Once Smitty was being rudely attacked by small rocks by the towns people; Micheal turned his back and walked away. Micheal Foster, a character in the short story, “Two Fishermen” by Morley Callaghan, is nice one on one, knows everyone’s busy, gains trust, and does not like when people dislike him.

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Discovered about me

During this “planning a career” active I’ve discovered what I really was interested vs what I was sort of interesting but also what I wanted to do as a job or career. I’ve learned that for employability skills, my strengths are leadership/teamwork, organization and problem solving. My weakness are computer skills, Public speaking and writing skills. I feel as if the most I thing I learned was my learning skills. I found that I was a visual, kinaesthetic and auditory learner, which is pretty cool even though I kinda knew this it was just more clear. My personality is Extraversion which means I’m comfortable in groups, enjoy socializing, invigorated by being around others, and speaks their mind. Sensing, is organized ideas and good at explaining ideas, collects and presents information in an orderly and concrete fashion, focused, systematic, and detail focused. Thinking means, not influenced by personal bias, perceived as impartial, uncaring, focuses on final product. The last one is Judging, it means I’m thought, organized and enjoys planning, prefers concrete goals and deadlines, and logical. In the knowledge component, my subjects are Business and language Art. What interests me is being social, since I am a very sociable person and investigative, because I am getting new information and learning more. To keep me motivated I like to work independently and have good working conditions. In my occupation, I was compatible with health science. The reason I think this is because I am very into the medical and helping others, so health science is what I’m interested in. I would really like to focus on physics this semester getting a good grade so I can get into medical school. I would like to be a OR nurse so I would hope to be placed in a hospital, I have been very intrigued in nursing but and OR nurse would be a very fun job. I didn’t find anything to surprising since I have taking surveys like this in my previous classes.




Pre-Calculus, Week 2

One thing that I learned this week in pre Cal 11 is diverging and convergingDivering series means: there is no sum and it’s a finite or infinite geometric series; the formula used is S_n=\frac {a(r^{n}-1)}{r-1} . To find out if it is diverging you use r>1 or r<-1. Converging series means: there is a sum and it’s infinite or finite geometric series; the formula used is S_\infty=\frac{a}{1-r} . To find out if it is converging you use -1<r<1 or -1<decimals <1.

Example of Diverging series : 

Blue line : X |Y                     Orange line :  X | Y
1 | 4                                                1 |4
2 | 8                                               2 | 1.6
3 | 16                                             3 |0.64
4 | 32                                            4 | 0.256
5 | 64                                             5 | 0.1024
6 | 128                                           6 | 0.04096

Example of Converging series: 

purple line :  X | Y                       Red line : X | Y
1 | 4                                           1 |4
2 |-8                                          2 | -1.6
3 |16                                          3 |0.64
4 |-32                                        4 | -0.256
5 | 64                                         5 | 0.1024
6 |-128                                      6 | -0.04096