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Standard Level Year 1

Hello everyone, and welcome to IB Standard Level Math. This is the first of a two year sequence in which you'll learn a lot of math, details of which are outlined here. I look forward to working with all of you as we explore the wild wonderful world of math! See you in class,
Mr. Alei

SL 1: Week of 8/27/18

Mon 8/27:
No HW. We'll introduce things.
Tue 8/28:
1A.1: #1aegikl,2behk,3bdf (Solve quadratics by factoring)
1A.2: #1cfi,2cfi,3bcef (Completing the square)
QB: #1,11,15a (IB Practice)
Thu 8/30:
No Class, no HW. Class Trips

IB Questionbank, Class Notes, and other support
QB Quadratics Practice
Smartboard Class Notes - (Coming in Aug!)

Coming up:


The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting. For access to electronic copies of the IB text books, see or email Mr. Alei.
Updated 6/13/18 11:50 am        ManageBac        SL Mind Map        IB      Desert

Standard Level Year 2

Hello everyone, and welcome to year 2 of IB Standard Level Math. You know the rhythm of things from last year. The shift this year is that we'll use all that background to dig into only two topics - vectors and calculus. The details are in the syllabus which you can find here. And of course we'll do your exploration, pretty early in the course (October). So start thinking about ideas. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

SL 2: Week of 8/27/18

Mon 8/27:
...I'll let you know!
Tue 8/28:
I'm not even sure what block we'll meet yet, so this is uncertain!
Thu 8/30:
The plan is that we'll all be on school-wide field trips this day...more to come.

IB Questionbank, Class Notes, and other support
QB Vector Practice 0506
Smartboard Class Notes - (Coming in Aug!)
The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting. For access to electronic copies of the IB text books, see or email Mr. Alei.
Updated 6/13/18 11:59 am        ManageBac        SL Mind Map        IB      Desert

Advanced Math

Hello everyone, and welcome to "Advance Math". It's our time to really drop in and play with things, including more historical connections to how math arose and how it fits into our world today. In our discussions in the spring we identified the following topics to delve into; open to some revision, of course, and not necessarily in this order:
> Linear Algebra
> Complex Numbers
> More on Trig
> Mathematical Writing
> Recreational Math
> Applied Math (Modelling)
We may also get into:
> Infinity and infinite series
> Conic sections and higher order polynomials
> Rational functions
I'm really looking forward to working with you all this year. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Advanced Math: Week of 8/27/18

Mon 8/27:
...I'll let you know! I may want to start with some historical reading!
Tue 8/28:
I'm not even sure what block we'll meet yet, so this is uncertain!
Thu 8/30:
The plan is that we'll all be on school-wide field trips this day...more to come.

IB Questionbank, Class Notes, and other support
Smartboard Class Notes - (Coming in Aug!)
The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting. For access to electronic copies of the IB text books, see or email Mr. Alei.
Updated 6/13/18 12:14 pm        ManageBac        SL Mind Map        IB      Desert

Junior Seminar

Hello everyone, and welcome to Junior Seminar. This is a pretty informal class (P/F, High School grading) where we'll do a bunch of things to hopefully enhance your lives, learn some useful things, and have some fun. I'll solicit ideas as we get started (or email me any time). One thing we'll do throughout the semester is some mindfulness practice, beginning with some training at the Mountain Zen Center. Some of the things we did last year include:
> Visit Ampersand Sustainable Living Center (how to live off the grid!)
> Get some CPR and First Aid training
> Learn some simple sewing and knot tying
> Learn how to check fluids, change a tire, and change oil in a car
> Learn how an internal combustion engine works
> Visit SFCC's Biofuels Research Program
> Learn about personal finance (loans, taxes, investments)
> Work with Habitat for Humanity
> Learn to cook some meals and understand some nutrition basics
> Get some sex education!
> Do a little electrical wiring and basic construction
> Learn some basic survival skills
...and whatever other ideas you have! I'm really looking forward to working with you all this year. See you in class,
Mr. Alei

Junior Seminar: Week of 8/27/18

Mon 8/27:
...A little intro...
Tue 8/28:
...A little longer intro...
Thu 8/30:
The plan is that we'll all be on school-wide field trips this day...more to come.

Supporting documents and links
To come...

The fine print: See sidebar at right for links to previous assignments. Click on linked assignments to download notes for that section.  Dates above are when homework is assigned.  It is always due on the following class meeting. For access to electronic copies of the IB text books, see or email Mr. Alei.
Updated 6/13/18 12:46 pm        ManageBac        SL Mind Map        IB      Desert