Week 10- Infinite Geometric Series

In an infinite geometric series, the series gradually and eventually diverges or converges, this means that there may not always be a determinable sum because the values will continue increasing and there will theoretically always be another value in the series; it’s never ending I.e infinite   Infinite vs Finite series: In a Finite series, […]

Week 9- Modeling Problems with Quadratic Functions

Modeling problems with quadratic functions can be very difficult. It is essentially solving a word problem via determining the relationships between the variables presented in the problem. To solve these types of problems: Firstly remember that quadratics work for 2 missing variables, this is important to remember when determining the variables. Next, to start solving, […]

Week 8- Properties Of Quadratic Functions

This week we started learning about quadratic functions and their properties associated with them. What is a quadratic function? A quadratic function can be mathematically defined to be and what makes this function a quadratic? It’s degree of 2, in fact algebraically speaking, any equation, polynomial expression, function etc that can be identified as a […]

Week 7- The discriminant

The discriminant was an interesting and new concept that we haven’t explored thus far as pre-calculus 11 students, however I personally found it was a relatively simple concept to understand. The discriminant is essentially the radicand of the root used in the the quadratic equation The purpose of the discriminant is to tell you how […]

Week 6 – The Quadratic Formula

The quadratic formula is as follows: This formula is one of three essential ways you can solve a quadratic equation (the other two being factoring and completing the square). Using the quadratic formula is most often the second most preferable method to solve a quadratic equation second only to factoring. The first step to solving […]

Week 5 – Solving Radical Equations

The solving of radical equations can be difficult to maneuver at times and understanding what each consecutive step may potentially look like can sometimes prove more challenging. The main ideas to remember when working to solve a radical equation are as follows; what you do to one side of the equation you must do to […]

Agar Cube Lab

Concluding questions: 1.In terms of maximizing diffusion, what was the most effective size cube that you tested? The cube that we found was most efficient at absorbing/diffusing was our smallest cube approximately 2.Why was that size most effective at maximizing diffusion? What are the important factors that affect how materials diffuse into cells or tissues? The […]

DNA structure model (A)

1. Explain the structure of DNA- use the terms nucleotides, anti-parallel strands, and complimentary base pairing. DNA (or deoxyribonucleic acid) is essentially a large polymer made up of several nucleotide monomers. The polymer itself consists of two sugar-phosphate “backbones” that operate as anti parallel strands (one strand is inverted to the other strand). DNA is […]