To wrap up the unit on “Bargain Shopping” and “Consumer Awareness” Lynn Yoder’s Personal Finance classes played the Price is Right earlier this week.
Nine teachers from Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota were invited to participate in the Holl Mathematical Discovery for Teachers Workshop held at Iowa State University July 14-18. Math Instructor Lynn Yoder was one of the invited participants. The workshop focused on a mathematical discovery process, including numerical experiments to gather data, observing patterns in the […]
Along with teaching math courses, Lynn Yoder teaches a Personal Finance class every spring at IMS. For the past five years she has been using the Dave Ramsey high school curriculum “Foundations of Personal Finance.” The Dave Ramsey team updated the curriculum this year and IMS has purchased the new course. Students in Lynn’s Personal Finance […]
Number pi – number pi, it’s irrational and so am I. With a 3.1415926, Pi Day is for lunatics! Number pi – sing out strong, fifty billion digits long and there’s still no evidence of any rule – transcendentalness is cool! Students in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Geometry sang that song during their celebration of […]
As an application of their trigonometry unit, Geometry students figured the height of tall objects by using indirect measurement. A simple clinometer was made from a protractor, straw and weight and used to measure an angle of elevation. After a triangle was formed and measurements recorded, students use the tangent trig ratio to figure the unknown […]