Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Scribe post, November 13, 2007.

Our class started off with 10 mental math questions as usual. Mr. Kuropatwa tried to explain how to answer the questions while we were marking our papers, because a few students had a little difficulty coming up with solutions. The first question was tricky; it asked us what would appear in the spreadsheet cell if "8*2" was in it. Some students made the mistake of multiplying it together. You'd actually put "8*2" in the cell, because the result of the equation doesn't appear unless the formula has an = before it.

After correcting our mental math sheets, the class headed to the maclab to do some work online. Due to the bad connection, we just ended up doing our homework in the yellow booklets we were given.

+ Page 151 # 1-2
+ Page 163 # 1-2 & 4-7
+ Page 173 # 1-3
+ assignments 1-4 online: http://cm20sf07.pbwiki.com/

> The next scribe will be Jay.


chantelle said...

It is cool that you guys are using Spreadsheets to make math meaningful to your lives. When you begin to live on your own, you might need to keep track of a budget and using spreadsheets is fast and keeps everything organized. I have definitely used EXCEL to keep track of my spending because I need to make sure I have enough money to pay my bills. I'm sure you will come up with ways to use this in your own life and future jobs. But it is awesome that Mr. K is teaching you guys this important stuff!
Chantelle D.
Mentor, U of R

Lacey said...

Hi there,
It sounds like you are understanding what Mr. K is teaching you with spreadsheets. When you worked with the spreadsheets were you able to play around with them? I find that self exploration is a fun way to find out new things. Did you figure out or learn any other types or formulas that can be used in spread sheets?

Lacey S. (Mentor)
University of Regina

Jenelle said...

Have you guys learned how to do division on spreadsheet yet? why don't you try to figure out a way to do division using spreadsheet now!
Jenelle K (mentor)
University of Regina