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Friday, February 03, 2006

You're Here! Let's Begin ...

Hi There! You found our blog! This is the place to talk about what's happening in class; to ask a question you didn't get a chance to ask in class; to get copies of a handout you didn't get in class (here's the course outline); for parents to find out "How Was School Today;" to share your knowledge with other students;.... Most importantly it's a place to reflect on what we're learning.

Remember what I said about the Forgetting Curve? Well a big part of Learning and Remembering involves working with and discussing new ideas with other people -- THIS is the place to do just that. Use the comment feature below each post, or make your own post, or make your own blog and link it to this one, or....the sky's the limit...let your imagination soar and lets get down to some serious blogging!

Here's your first online assignment:

Do you see the Links list in the side bar over there on the right? Follow the Study Skills Resources link. Browse through the sites until you find one that you think has excellent suggestions on how to study math; then, on a piece of loose leaf paper (or this worksheet) to be handed in on Monday:

  1. Write the address and name of the site you most liked.

  2. Rate the site out of 100; i.e. give it a grade!

  3. Write a brief description (no more than 4 or 5 sentences) of the site.

  4. Include a comment on what it was about this site that made it stand out for you (no more than 1 or 2 sentences).

Repeat this exercise for the second link that deals with Test Taking, i.e. how to write a test.

If you take this assignment seriously now and invest some real time and energy into it, you'll probably do real well in my class this semester...who knows, it might even help you in your other classes too! ;-)

Have Fun!

PS Don't forget to email me ASAP and get signed up as a contributor to our blog!! When you get your "invitation" to our blog, follow these directions to get yourself signed up at Blogger.

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At 1/27/2006 4:39 PM, Blogger Richy said...

Hey Mr. K. Make a chat box so I can randomly chat on Math this sem on here. Hahaha. And make Pam the first scribe lol. (hey I never posted this here) Hahahaha ok bye.

At 1/31/2006 8:18 PM, Blogger abr13l said...

hey mr. k i'm comming back next sem =D lol and i'll try ALOT harder this time around. i know what i'm capable of doing and i'll try to work up to that level =D

At 2/03/2006 8:26 AM, Blogger abr13l said...

mr. k i don't know if you'l get ms. ward's msg but if not i'm just here to say that i'm going to miss today's call =( (screams and tears) lol because of ortho appointment =/ lol btw the course outline i clicked on it and it's 20S course =/ i just thought i should tell you =D

At 2/03/2006 9:57 PM, Blogger Mr. Kuropatwa said...

I got the message a-b33-l. Thanks for the "heads up."

Chatboxes begin next week. ;-)

At 2/04/2006 12:22 AM, Blogger calvinw. said...

i wonder if i still have this account from a year ago.

At 2/04/2006 12:30 AM, Blogger Mr. Kuropatwa said...

Calvin, you need to email me to get an invitation to THIS blog.

Mr. K.

At 2/04/2006 1:15 AM, Blogger Richy said...

Chatbox... Yay. Look I'm back. lol. Hahaha. I changed my mind. Abriel should be the first scribe. Hahahahaha. I can't wait to start learning Pre-Cal40S. (Even If I'm not in your class) Oh yeah Mr. K. Some of us expect to know our exam mark by Monday morning. ;) (And to get our Math Dictionary back too)

At 2/05/2006 5:59 PM, Blogger pamela_l said...

Richard i saw your comment and what do you think your doing telling Mr. K who to pick haha j/k but yeah this sem is hopefully going to be great. I am serious about this course this sem i really need to pass it and this time im actually going to try and do all the homework that is given to us, and i will start asking more questions and trying more, also i have to stop procrastinating already =)

At 2/08/2006 7:19 PM, Blogger Regine said...

Mr. K. I seriously hope you saw my email. don't know if it made it through your computer or if I sent it at all so I'mma say it to you here. AND hopefully you see this too. Where do you find the answers for the exercises? There's tooo much on this bloog thing and i'm getting lost. haha. going back and forth through pages I've already been on. I suck at searching. if you can tell me where to find that stuff, um. thanks. =D


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