## Tuesday, September 20, 2005

### Algebra: Calculator Day Programs Are Posted...

...on my faculty homepage, or you can get Program #1 here and Program #2 here.

There are lots of cool variations you can work with.
If you'd like to challenge yourself, see if, after having the user input the quantity bought and price bought and selling price if you can create a program which tells the user a) how many products he needs to sell to make a profit of 0 or better (called "breakeven") or if the user inputs a profit goal, see if you can tell him how many products he needs to sell.

These are GREAT exercises for making sure you understand profit and loss.

## Saturday, August 13, 2005

### The Quadratic Formula according to the IRS

This is one for the Precal guys, particularly those of you who have filled out a tax return before. If you haven't filled on out before, it's not something to look forward to. On the other hand, some things in life are unpleasant, but you still have to do them: a valuable life lesson.

Link found via Isabel's Math Blog.

## Monday, August 01, 2005

### Don't Forget the Precalculus Summer Packet!

I almost forgot about it myself. :)

It's now scanned on my website in case you never got one or lost yours.
It's due at our first class meeting, so now's the time to get at it.

## Sunday, January 02, 2005

### If you like chess and art...

...this site is pretty cool.

It traces out all of the possible computer moves as it thinks about how to beat you.

## Saturday, January 01, 2005

### Gmail Invitations

I expect that all of my students who want Gmail (Google Email with the 1GB storage capacity) have already received an invitation, but if you haven't and want one, e-mail me and I'll pass them along while supplies last (I have 3).

## Friday, December 31, 2004

### Too cool for Skoool

Algebra students:
You'll want to check out this site, Skoool. It's from Intel, and they've created versions for the UK, Ireland, and Sweden (not the USA). If you click the Skoool link here and scroll down to #29, you'll find a good lesson on algebraic fractions and even some tests to make sure you get it.

If you explore the page, you can also find some lessons to help you with other things we learned in Semester 1, if you want a little extra review.