What do you remember from last year?

posted Sep 8, 2017, 6:32 AM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 10:22 AM ]
2: M 9/11, 4: F 9/8

I'll start class today by taking any questions you have about the homework last night, especially the video.  We'll discuss video-watching strategies.  

Then, you'll be taking a mechanics pre-test to see how much you remember from last year.  This pre-test is essential for me to figure out where you all are in your knowledge of physics (and what you forgot over the summer), and it will also tell you how much work you need to put into this class.

Homework:  Tonight, you'll have a 20-minute video for homework.  Even though the video itself is only 20 minutes, most people will not spend exactly that amount of time with it.  Some people will spend 15 minutes and others will spend 1 hour.  For some of you, this will be easy review and for others, you'll have to work hard to learn a more standard notation.  Don't forget to pause, take notes, rewind and rewatch, or fast forward as necessary.  Tomorrow, I want to see that you've at least tried the example problems at the end of the video.

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And don't forget 
  • By Monday, Sept 11th: 
    • AT Expectations & Course Policies and Lab Safety Contract - have both signed 
    • Update your email address in Genesis
    • Log into your WW-P Google Apps by going to google.com with yourstudentnumber@wwprsd.org and your normal 15-character Windows password. Once you're logged on, if you don't plan to check this gmail often, set up forwarding service by following the directions here
    • Also, go to "Student Info" form by following the link on the left menu bar and fill out all of the information.
    • Purchase supplies including either tissues, hand sanitizer or surface cleansing wipes. 
    • Cover your textbook.
    • FYI - most tests will be on C-days, so be prepared for that.