Vacation Project – Math 9

My Trip To New York City

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I am planning a 3 night trip to New York City, which is filled with so many different attractions to see, and different experiences to try. I chose to travel here, because I have always wanted to visit New York to see as many Broadway shows as I can. I plan to hopefully go there someday, and see all the shows that I have always wanted to see. I would also make sure to do a few tours of the city to get to know it better.

I would go in the late summer, August 17th – 20th, just after my birthday. I have heard that New York is a great place to visit during that time.

Flight Information 

Airline

West Jet

Flight Cost (Round Trip)

$200 (Hotel + Flight deal)

Departure Time (from YVR)

8:00am  Aug 17th

Arrival Time (at destination)

9:01 pm  Aug 17th

 

(Return)

Airline West Jet
Departure Time (from destination) 6:53 pm  Aug 20th
Arrival Time (back to YVR) 10:34 pm  Aug 20th

 

Accommodation Information

Address

27 Barclay St New York, NY

Cost for 3 nights

$1,644

$548 (per night) 17-20 Aug

Check-in time

August 17 2018, 12:00 pm

Check-out time

August 20 2018, 12:00 pm

Room Name

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

 

Food

Meal Budget
Breakfast x3    1. Breakfast Buffet (at hotel): $0

   2. Russ and Daughters: $20

  • Signature Crepes

3. Broadway Bagel: $10

  • Bluberry Bagel

 

Lunch x3    1. Bleeker Street Pizza: $15

  • Margarita Pizza

2. Los Tacos: $7

  • Three Taco Meal

3. Craft: $20

  • Sandwich Platter
Dinner x3    1. Room service : $40

2. Gramercy Tavern: $30

  • Tavern Burger, Cheddar, Bacon, Chips

3. Lincoln Square Steak: $40

  • Sirloin Steak
Snacks x3    1. Garrett Popcorn Shops: $10

  • Signature popcorn

2. Auntie Anne’s : $7

  • Pretzel

3. Malaysia Beef Jerky: $8

  • Beef Jerky
Beverage and/or others
  • $20

 

Activities 

Activity Date & Time Cost ($)
Waitress 18th

10:00 am

$106
The Book of Mormon 18th

1:00 pm

$100
Dear Evan Hansen 18th

6:00 pm

$119
Mean Girls 19th

11:00 am

$127
New York TV and Movie Tour 19th

2:30 pm

$60
SpongeBob the Musical 19th

9:00 pm

$145
New York City Private Helicopter Tour 20th

1:30 pm

$300

 

Other Expenses (list any other expenses below)

Item

Cost ($)

Shopping

$300

Cabs

$200

Total

Flight

$200

Accommodation

$1,644

Food

$227

Activities

$957

Other expenses

$500

TOTAL

$3,528

 

I plan to save up for this trip by using the money from my job. Each pay check, I would put aside as much as possible, without dipping into the money I would need monthly.

Math 9 Project – Dream House

For this project, we had to create our dream home. We had to create a blueprint,  find and show all calculations for the house, and create a virtual copy of it.

Blueprint – Upstairs

Blueprint – Main Floor

Upstairs

Main Floor

 

Some pictures of the house:

Kids Bedroom

 

Master Bedroom

 

Master Bathroom

 

Theatre/Living Room

 

Main Floor Bathroom

 

Dining Room/Living Room

 

Kids Bedroom

 

Kitchen

 

Main/Guest Bathroom Upstairs

 

Office

Measurements for my Dream House:

 

 

Osteocytes – Information Fluency

Hi, my name is Oliver and I am one of many osteocytes that live in my host, Timmy. I live in his bones, along with the other osteocytes, osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Our names all start with OSTEO, because that is the Greek word for bone, which is where we live. My main job is to help with the bone remodeling process, which means that I help replace old bone, with new bone. During bone remodeling, there is a sort of communication among me and the other bone cells. For instance, the coupling from bone resorption to bone formation is achieved by interaction between osteoclasts and osteoblasts. We, the osteocytes produce factors that influence osteoblast and osteoclast activities. If I do my job wrong, by leaving an imbalance between bone resorption and formation, it could result in bone diseases including osteoporosis.

 

Some of the osteoblasts turn into us, the osteocytes, while the new bone is being formed, and the osteocytes then get surrounded by new bone. We are not isolated, however, because we send out long branches that connect to our other osteocyte friends. I think that it’s pretty cool how I used to be an osteoblast. I am also technically called a lining cell. Which is what the osteoblasts that are now osteocytes are called. We regulate the passage of calcium into and out of the bone. We respond to the hormones by making special proteins that activate the osteoclasts.

 

I also have a sort of super power. I can sense pressures or cracks in the bone and help to direct where osteoclasts will dissolve the bone. The osteoclasts would then come in to start the long process of forming the new bone. Each of the three cells in bones are just as important as the others in order to keep our host’s bones healthy and strong. Thank you for learning about me, but I have a very important job to get back to. See you next time!

 

 

  1. In order to research my topic, I had made a list of questions:

 

  • Where is this cell found?
  • What could happen if there is an imbalance of  this cell?
  • What diseases is the cell involved in?
  • Does this cell do it’s job with other cells?     
  • What is their function?

     2. When doing research for this project, I used EBSCO Host, Gale Science in Context, the Us National Library of Medicine, Science Direct and Google. 

3. I First kept in mind my questions about cells, then as I was researching, I looked specifically for the          answers to what I wanted to know. I learned first the simple information about the osteocyte cell to better understand it. Then, I looked for more complicated as I already understood how the cell works on a basic level. After finding all my information, I used it to create my story about the cell.

4. I tried my best to use sites that I knew had accurate information, but I couldn’t use only 3 or 4 websites. So when I found information on a website, I would make sure that I could find the same information on at least one other website to make sure it was reliable.

5. The process of this assignment for me went really well. I was able to find a lot of information on my cell, and I really learned a lot about it in the process. Next time, I would have thought of more questions before I had started the research. Instead of having 2 or 3 questions at the beginning, and thinking of more during the research part.

 

Enslaved to the Network

The veldt revealed to us the dangers of technology when misused. Through these themes, we have each created a poem to show how technology should bring us together, but many times ends up pulling us apart.

Poem: 

Enslaved to the Network

To make a connection, we need to spend time,

Time that would be wasted otherwise.

Wasted on our devices,

Which cannot compensate for these connections, no matter the app.

Technology slowly creeps in on our life.

Taking away our stress and our strife.

 

Without it, perhaps we would look up and take in nature’s beauty.

Instead of staring down, hunched over our devices.

We have this obsession with staying connected,

But in the end, the only outcome is that we feel neglected.

Neglected from our families,

Cause just like us, they are disconnected.

 

We talk about being social,

Well the only thing we have become is anti-social.

Because while we might have a long friend list,

So many of us will become friendless.

Friendships suffer from brokenness,

Because we give in to our selfishness.

Yet we praise these screens for the interconnectedness

they bring.
When will it be acceptable to challenge these values?

 

Feeding a Hunger – Blog log

This article first interested me because when reading “hunger”, the first thought I had was that the article was about the lack of food, not a yearning for more in life. While yes, her family was not drowning in food, her real hunger went deeper than that. “It was a hunger for knowledge about the world beyond our simple existence. It was a hunger to prove Dad wrong when he told us we would never amount to anything.” When she was younger, she often used literature as an escape from the world she knew, to travel to one where anything was possible. When she came back to the real world, she “hid under the covers attempting to silence the sounds of life in an alcoholic home.” Her friends at school would ask we her family didn’t have that of the average family (electricity, a telephone). “I suppose my explanations were nothing more than lies, but the stories I told improved with every book I read.”The author is very insightful with how she talks about her experiences. She uses her past and her present accomplishments to address the fact that no matter where we come from, we can all make a better life for ourselves. That is exactly what she did, and encourages others to look for. “Hunger propelled my brothers and sisters to achieve much more than our parents expected of us. We devoured the offerings of the public schools because we realized that education would be our steppingstone into a brighter future.”

https://thisibelieve.org/essay/11833/

Collaboration Fluency

Execute 

Today and Yesterday, we have been using collaboration fluency to find out the effects of static electricity. We tested multiple different materials with each to see how they reacted. Some attracted and some repelled.

Chart #1 

These conductors reacting to tape.

Conductors

Silk

Fur

Cotton

Wool

Plastic

Polyester

Copper

Attract

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Glass

Attract

Attract*

Repel

Attract

Attract

Attract^

Aluminum

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Ebonite

Repel^

Repel

Repel

Repel

Attract*

Nothing

Straw

Nothing

Repel

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Lucite

Repel*

Repel*

Repel*

Repel*

Repel^

Repel

Spoon

Nothing

Repel^

Nothing

Repel^

Attract*

Nothing

* strong

^ weak

Examine

We found that lucite had very strong reactions, no matter the material that was used to charge it. Especially: fur and glass, fur and lucite, silk and lucite, cotton and lucite, will and lucite, plastic and ebonite and plastic and lucite.

 

Chart #2

These conductors reacting to a pith ball.

Conductors

Silk

Fur

Cotton

Wool

Plastic

Polyester

Copper

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Glass

Nothing

Attract

Attract^

Attract

Attract^

Attract*

Aluminum

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Nothing

Ebonite

Attract

Attract

Attract

Attract

Attract^

Attract*

Straw

Attract*

Repel*/Attract

Attract^

Attract*/Repel

Attract

Nothing

Lucite

Attract^

Attract

Nothing

Repel*

Attract^

Attract^

Spoon

Attract^

Attract*/Repel

Nothing

Attract*

Attract^

Nothing

* strong

^ weak

Examine

When examining these findings, we realized that some materials like, straw and fur, spoon and fur and wool and straw have two reactions. First the ball and the object attract for a split second, then they repel. It was then explained to us that when the pith ball and the spoon (for example) first attract, the spoon had a negative charge and the ball had a neutral charge (unequal amount of protons and electrons). The electrons from the spoon attracted to the protons in the ball and they attracted. Then, after the spoon and the ball touched, some of the electrons transferred from the spoon to the ball, giving the pith ball a now negative charge. So, the two materials, the spoon and and the ball repelled from each other (as they both now have a negative charge).

In the end, the reaction that we chose was lucite and fur.

The Power of Perspective – Blog Log

The Power of Perspective 

I wanted to read this article as I have always been interested in learning about the injustice of humanity. As the author demonstrates, perspective is a very important topic that should get as much exposure as possible. The author’s writing style was very insightful in the way that he used his own experiences to show how not only he changed other’s opinions in his life, but how a change of perspective is the key to change in societal views. He included the similarities of both his life in Latvia and America, which proves that no matter where you are in the world, prejudice is just as consistent.  Sadly, almost everywhere we go, intolerance is an issue we battle with. Yet, I have never looked at this issue the way that the author presented it. “I knew their intolerance didn’t come from a place of hate as much as a place of ignorance and conditioning. I work to change people’s perspectives so they can see all sides of a story, and all aspects of the world. Maybe, someday, everyone will think from a place of logic and understanding, not predetermined impressions. Maybe, someday, an embarrassing picture will no longer be looked at with disgust.” He understands that their views probably weren’t their own, especially with the children of such a young age. One needs to learn how to treat others in order to create their own opinion of someone.

https://thisibelieve.org/essay/106666/

Inquiry Post #1

Inquiry Post #1

Inquiry questions: How does fear of rejection stop individuals from expressing their true selves? Why do some people choose to accept their fate while others try to create their own? Why are we afraid of change? How do we learn to see through another’s eyes?

Original Text: The Friday Everything Changed

Secondary sources: 

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The Friday Everything Changed – a fight for the right

 Anne Hart’s The Friday Everything Changed is a story about a girl in a school who wonders if girls are allowed to carry the water as well as the boys. After prevailing through conflict, she changes the way girls are viewed. The presumption that girls aren’t as strong as boys is what Alma was fighting against, and that exactly what is being fought for today. The way that the boys are portrayed is how society sees gender roles; using labels for how one should act. The fear of rejection is so strong, that putting those labels aside sometimes isn’t an option. The need to belong is a basic human condition. One may fear rejection because of a low value and opinion of oneself. As a result, things that one would be ashamed of, might be hidden. Yet for Alma, the possibilities of change were greater than her fear of rejection. She boldly stepped into the unknown. As said in The Friday Everything Changed: “For a fleeting moment we had a glimpse of what life might be like” However, the girls who followed suit were also integral in creating their own fate. One person can make a difference, but the first supporter is what creates the movement, power or change. The boys on the other hand, do not want change to happen, and would do whatever it takes to keep their power. Both are fearful, but those who create their own fate, have a greater fear for the status-quo. This motivates them to make a change, despite the fear. The article The Good Wife, reveals the reality of how women were expected to behave, much like how the girls were expected to behave in the story. The boys were in power in the story, and didn’t like the girls questioning them about their role. As The Good Wife states: “Don’t ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.” These women in the article promote what society expects of them for fear of losing what they have. On the other hand, there is Andrée Geulen who defies the rules of the Nazi regime during World War II. She bravely helped Jewish children escape the certainty of concentration camps, no matter the consequences. People are hardwired to be empathetic, but Andrée took initiative to help others that were in danger. This inherent empathy is part of the human condition. Through empathy is how we learn to understand others. We need to put ourselves into their situation, to understand why and how they see the world in that way.

 

 

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