Tenth-Grade Academics, Fifth Six Weeks
March 19 - April 27, 2001

              English (Am. Lit.)
              Algebra II/Math Comp.
              American Government

     Writing: Letter to magazine editor, comic strip, radio drama, web page
     American Literature: a Booker T. Washington biography, first part of
Les Miserables (Hugo), Uncle Tom's Cabin (Young Folks' Edition)

Algebra - Polynomials, factoring, fractions

Math Computation  - Mental computation of cube roots of 4-, 5-, and 6-digit cubes, square roots of 4 and 5-digit numbers, squares and cubes of 1 - 9 memorized, Pascal's triangle to expand powers of binomials or give quick answers in probability problems

American Government - Article III, Sections 2 and 3, Articles IV - VII, Amendments I - VI (Understanding U.S. Constitution, Mark Twain Media Publishers)

Philosophy - Read The Cartoon History of Time, by Charlesworth and Gribben, started The Cosmic Code, by Heinz Pagels, read about string theory, anti-particles

Chemistry - Heat and changes of state, entropy, the nature of light
Lab – Demonstration of Charles's Law, tests for household chemicals, and finding the specific heat of a metal

German - Listened to tapes

P.E. (Basketball) - Offensive and defensive skills

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