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Unit 7 Schedule
2013-2014


The following schedule information was prepared at the beginning of the unit.  It is not fixed in stone. It's role is to serve as an organizational tool for students to find both required and helpful resources relevant to daily activities. The schedule is seldom updated as the unit progresses; if we fall behind, then topics or depth of topics will be reduced in order to keep the overall pace required to maximize coverage of the entire curriculum.


Day 1: Monday, December 9

Lesson Plan:
  • Organization: Packets, MOP sheets; protractors, test comments; introduce new unit on Vectors and Projectiles
  • Discuss Reading Guide: CCW direction, vector addition (2 methods), resultant
  • Twosomes: Vector Representation and Addition (pp. 1-2)
  • Lab VP1 - Map Lab; post-lab

Homework:

Announcements:
  • This is our last full unit of the semester.  Like the last unit, it will be fast paced and rigorous. Put on your A-game.
  • Take your textbook reading seriously. Stay on top of your MOPs.
  • Expect a very mathy unit.
  • Have a good weekend.

Online Help:




Day 2: Tuesday, December 10

Lesson Plan:

      Shortened periods - Sports Assembly (45 minutes)

      • Review Pythagorean theorem: post-lab, do p. 3 of Packet
      • Discuss head-to-tail addition via scaled vector diagrams; do p. 5:  A + B = ???
      • Lab VP2 - As the Crow Flies

      Homework:

      Announcements:
      • This is our last full unit of the semester.  Like the last unit, it will be fast paced and rigorous. Put on your A-game.
      • Take your textbook reading seriously. Stay on top of your MOPs.
      • Expect a very mathy unit.

      Online Help:
         


         
      Day 3: Wednesday, December 11

      Lesson Plan:
        Shortened periods - Late Arrival (35 minutes)
        • Review the Graphical Method of adding vectors; post-lab VP2
        • Flip Lids: discuss Reading Guide: vector comonents, vector resolution, vector addition by components
        • Twosomes: pp. 7-8

        Homework:
        • MOP - Vectors and Projectiles, assignment VP4
        • WebAssign: Vector Addition 1

        Announcements:
        • Learn the basics of the graphical addition of vectors, but know that the details are not a major focus of our course.
        • The analytical method of adding vectors is a major focus of the course - the wholet year.  Get the concept down early and avoid frustration later.
        • Stay on top of your MOPs.

        Online Help:




        Day 4: Thursday, December 12

        Lesson Plan:
          • Pass out lab notebook scoring rubric
          • Do selected Qs on vector resolution (p. 6)
          • Vector Addition by Components; do pp. 9-10
          • Discuss the strategy for the Component Method of Vector Addition; do selected Q from pp. 11-12
          • Discuss/Start Lab VP4 - Road Trip Lab (take home lab)

          Homework:
          • WebAssign: Vector Addition 2
          • Do Lab VP4 - Road Trip Lab (take home lab)
          • Lab Notebooks to be collected. Labs VP1, VP2, and VP4 to be graded.

          Announcements:
          • The analytical method of adding vectors is a major focus of the course - the wholet year.  Get the concept down early and avoid frustration later.
          • Lab notebooks will be collected on Friday; labs VP1, VP2, and VP4 will be graded.
          • Be proactive in your learning.

          Online Help:



          Day 5: Friday, December 13

          Lesson Plan:
          • Collect Lab Notebooks (Labs VP1, VP2, and VP4 to be graded)
          • Complete discussion of the Component Method of Vector Addition;  packet, pp. 11-12 (selected Qs)
          • Lab Test VP5 - Crossing the River.

          Homework:

          Announcements:
          • The big idea of the riverboat problems is that perpendicular components of motion are independent of each other.  Learn this concept well;  it will be important to our understanding of projectiles (next topic).
          • Ther is a pop quiz tomorrow.

          Online Help:



          Day 6: Monday December 16

          Lesson Plan:
          • Return lab notebooks
          • Discuss Reading Guide; tie to Lab VP5; post-reading check-up: pp. 13-14
          • Wrap-up with: (a) Post-lab Basketball Analysis activity; (b) demo w/Projectile Simulator at TPC (use p. 33)

          Homework:

          Announcements:
          • There is a test at the end of this coming week.
          • Have a good weekend.

          Online Help:



          Day 7: Tuesday, December 17

          Lesson Plan:
          • Discuss Reading Guide on Projectiles
          • Check-up: pp. 16-17, #9, 10, 6, 11
          • Discuss x= and y= equations; do packet, p. 15, #1-4; Demo: Ball drop vs. ball launched; do p. 16, #5, 7, and 8

          Homework:

          Announcements:
          • We are done using our lab notebook for this unit. Your packet should be your friend.
          • The last day to hand in MOP Codes is Friday, December 20.
          • There is a Unit 7 test on Friday, December 20.  Use The Review Session to assist in your preparation.
          • Wisdom: this week favors those who are proactive in their learning.

          Online Help:



          Day 8: Wednesday, December 18

          Lesson Plan:
            Shortened periods - Winter Assembly
            • Problem-solving: horizontally-launched projectiles: p. 18, #12-14
            • Discuss Reading Guide (quickly)
            • Twosomes: p. 19, #15-17 in groups

            Homework:
            • MOP - Vectors and Projectiles, assignment VP9-VP10
            • WebAssign:  Projectile Problems 1

            Announcements:
            • The last day to hand in MOP Codes is Friday, December 20.
            • There is a Unit 7 test on Friday, December 20.  Use The Review Session to assist in your preparation.
            • Wisdom: this week favors those who are proactive in their learning.

            Online Help:


            Day 9: Thursday, December 19

            Lesson Plan:
              • First call for MOP codes
              • Math: p. 23 equations; p. 23, #1-2
              • Math: p. 24, #3-4 (3 Qs for angled launched problems)
              • If time allows: Truck and Ball demonstration; show p. 20 of Packet

              Homework:

              Announcements:
              • The last day to hand in MOP Codes is Friday, December 20.
              • There is a Unit 7 test on Friday, December 20.  Use The Review Session to assist in your preparation.
              • Wisdom: this week favors those who are proactive in their learning. But it's too late for being proactive at this point.

              Online Help:



              Day 10: Friday December 20

              Lesson Plan:
              • Collect MOP Codes - last chance
              • Unit 7 Test

              Homework:
              • Take a break

              Announcements:
              • The last day to hand in MOP Codes is Friday, December 20.
              • There is a Unit 7 test on Friday, December 20.  Use The Review Session to assist in your preparation.
              • Wisdom: this week favors those who are proactive in their learning.

              Online Help:



              Day 11: Friday, December 20

              Lesson Plan:
              • Collect MOP Codes - last chance
              • Unit 7 Test

              Homework:
              • Take a break

              Announcements:
              • After the holiday break, we will do a short project, have a lab test (or two), review for the final, take a science reasoning quiz or two.
              • For now, you should simply plan on having a restful holiday break.

              Online Help:



              The unit officially ends here ... and after the holiday break, we will do what follows below.



              Day 12: Wednesday, January 8

              Lesson Plan:
              • Announcements: Unit 7 test discussion, overview of week, final exam info
              • Discuss Significant Digits: the big idea, counting sig figs (three types of zeroes); practice
              • Introduce Video Analysis Project - check phone-Logger Pro compatibility; brainstorm with a partner; develop question and procedural plan; type Purpose.

              Homework:
              • Final Exam Review
              • Video Analysis Project - collect videos and store on school server

              Announcements:
              • There is a Final Exam next week.  Information regarding the final exam and methods of reviewing are available at  The Review Session.

              Online Help:



              Day 13: Thursday, January 9

              Lesson Plan:
              • Lab Activity - Measurement
              • Science Reasoning activity; relate to the final exam
              • Projects - begin movie importing and data collection

              Homework:
              • Final Exam Review
              • Video Analysis Project - make sure you bring your videos

              Announcements:
              • There is a Final Exam next week.  Information regarding the final exam and methods of reviewing are available at  The Review Session.

              Online Help:




              Day 14: Friday, January 10

              Lesson Plan:
              • Science Reasoning activity - do/discuss
              • Video Analysis Project - analyze video to collect data

              Homework:
              • Final Exam Review
              • Video Analysis Project

              Announcements:
              • There is a Final Exam next week.  Information regarding the final exam and methods of reviewing are available at  The Review Session.
              • The Video Analysis Project is due by the end of class on Monday. If absolutely necessary, you can email it to me by midnight on Monday.

              Online Help:


              Day 16: Monday, January 13

              Lesson Plan:
              • Video Analysis Project - analyze video to collect data; work on final report
              • Front of the room for all who are done: entertain questions regarding first semester content

              Homework:
              • Final Exam Review

              Announcements:
              • There is a Final Exam on Wednesday.  Information regarding the final exam and methods of reviewing are available at  The Review Session.
              • The Video Analysis Project is due by the end of class on Monday ... by midnight on Monday (via email) at the latest.

              Online Help:









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