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Thursday, September 08, 2005

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!!


At 9/08/2005 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mr.K!

Just checking out the blog site, and getting my first assignment done! Yay! I finished! lol
Good story in class today about Sisyphus! I'll keep him in mind!
See you tomorrow in class!

At 9/08/2005 5:14 PM, Blogger rus-L said...

hey mr.k

Second one...hahahah! Well just dropped by to do the homework assignment and those things...

At 9/08/2005 5:29 PM, Blogger John D. - #12 said...

Hey there sir!

Awesome "lesson" we had. Hope you tell us more stories. Hope to get your assignment done by later.
See you in class!

At 9/08/2005 6:11 PM, Blogger Jojo said...

Hey Mr.K

I just got home and I'm finishing up your assignment you gave us. Even though its due monday... Uhh back to work, nice storys I look forward for more.

At 9/08/2005 6:12 PM, Blogger stePhANIE said...

Hello Mr.K

Checking this. Seen the homework, didn't get it at first since i'm new to his. haha. Well I'm starting it now.
btw. cool story (y)
See you in class Tomorrow.

At 9/08/2005 6:14 PM, Blogger mathinator said...

Sup K-PAT,

Im just doing my homework and I thought I would make a comment. That story you told us today, I heard that one before. Have you ever heard the one about Tantalus?
If not you should.

See you tommorow

At 9/08/2005 6:17 PM, Blogger Ndrew said...

Hey, today's class was really enjoyable. I'm bored and didn't want to finish other work as of this time, so I decided to check this blog out, it is coming along well. I prefer a forum though heh?

Your stories are fascinating also, i'll follow up on these assignment on the weekend most likely as I like to keep work distributed evenly among the week or before it is due.

I have alot of work on my hands as we speak and will see you or visit the blog before tomorrow.

At 9/08/2005 6:49 PM, Anonymous Janet said...


I'm finished! Even though it isn't due till Monday... aren't you glad? :)
Your story of sysiphus/sisyphus whatever, was interesting. Nice ice breaker? I look forward to hearing more of those stories you have.

See you tomorrow Mr. K!

At 9/08/2005 7:05 PM, Blogger T-SA said...

Hey Mr. Kuropatwa!

Hey, just checking out the blog site too see our assignment. Oh btw the story you told us today was very interesting! Hope to hear more. ;D
I also prefer a forum. (=

Well, see you tomorrow!

At 9/08/2005 7:10 PM, Anonymous Kim said...

Hey Mr. K

Just here checking out the Blog and getting the assignment. Great story today, I look forward to hearing another one!

At 9/08/2005 7:21 PM, Blogger bryanL said...

Hey.. I have a huge headache right now, but I'll try to do your homework and make it to school tomorrow. I liked that story about Sisyphus, today. It was very interesting. Well, I'm going to go do the homework now... I'll try to make it to your class tomorrow, Mr. K.

At 9/08/2005 7:48 PM, Blogger SAMUS said...

Dear Mr. Kuropatwa,
I'm just checking this blog site. Very interesting, your the first teacher that I know who has this blog site up. I really enjoyed your story about Sisyphus. Whenever I have difficulties working on a problem, I'll remember the story. Right now I should get started on the assignment. Thats all, and I'll be seeing you in math.

At 9/08/2005 7:52 PM, Blogger Mr. Kuropatwa said...

Hey Mathinator!

I do know the story about Tantalus. Hmmm.... I wonder if there's any way to relate it some how to teaching, learning or math.... any thoughts? ;-)

At 9/08/2005 9:11 PM, Anonymous A_Hong said...

hello mr.Kuropatwa

First day of school and you give us homework to do. nicess

Will that is my page if you can see it.

i think iam little bit too late for this post am I the 17th person.
i want to be first because i love math and i cant get enough of it but i want late 8'(.........

and iam not kidding about i love math. for real

At 9/09/2005 4:26 PM, Blogger Melissa V. said...

hey Mr. k / pre cal class.

I finally get time to write down a comment, to busy with all the homework your giving us. Just kidding. i really enjoyed what we did in class and i'm ready for our next lesson.

At 9/09/2005 4:47 PM, Anonymous charmyn said...

heeyy:):):) this is cahrmyn:) anyways just checking the blog thingymajig.. mm pretty interestering.. anywasy im at stephanies house because my computer is broking:).. anywys precal is great though most times i get DISTRACTED:| haha byeee kiiiids and teeeacher

At 9/09/2005 4:52 PM, Anonymous charmyn said...

AWWW i got my email wrong.. its switch the h and the a:)

At 9/09/2005 10:29 PM, Blogger T-SA said...

Hey, MR. K!

I'm having problems with the email thing. ^__^

At 9/10/2005 7:26 PM, Blogger rus-L said...

man same here, errors on the email =P

At 9/11/2005 1:46 PM, Blogger Wendy_V said...

Hi Mr. Kuropatwa

well its sunday and i didn't sign up until today. i had difficulies with the whole signing up and sending you a email thing. but i think im doing just fine right now. i see that people are leaving comments so im going to leave one to. well this is all i have to say for now. bye. and see you in class tomorrow =D

At 9/11/2005 4:45 PM, Blogger tiMATHy said...

mmm.. just at a family friends house trying to get that assignment done.. yeah..

At 9/12/2005 6:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mr.K!
Um, I was wondering if maybe somehow you can send me that invitation e mail again, because I need to try to sign up again, and I don't have the e mail anymore. By the way, great class today, and I got what you were teaching! Yay! lol, um, see you tomorrow!


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