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Archive for October 9th, 2008

I know this outside of my usual posting, but when I saw this I just wanted it.  No, I won’t be bidding, it’s a bit out of my price range.

Here’s the eBay link:

http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260295193503&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:us

On the eBay page, you can see the inside page with the signature.  The starting price is $1000 and they are estimating it will sell for between $2000 and $3000.  I think it’s worth $1000, but I’m a little short on cash this week.

If any of my students are looking for a Christmas present for Mr. Physics, I have the perfect item right here.

Epilog: The link is still live;  the book went for a mere $1000 and there was only one bidder.  I could have been a contender.  Damn.

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What’s New in 2013/2014?

Every year brings a change, this one is no exception.

I will be picking up the sophomore honors Algebra II class to keep them separate from the juniors. This should help accelerate them and put them on a stronger track towards Calculus. Looks like there will be only one section each of Physics and Calculus, but still two of Robotics & Engineering.

Hot topics this year are going to be the Common-Core Standards, Standards-Based Grading (SBG), improving AP Calculus scores, and somehow adding Python, maybe as a club.

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