Eleventh Grade - Fourth Reporting Period
August 26 - October 18, 2002
English (World Literature) – Read The Man Who Was Thursday, by G.K. Chesterton; part of John MacNab, by John Buchan; and "Tristan," by Thomas Mann, noticing how messages are conveyed implicitly.  
World History - Read news-magazine articles and editorials on current events and the culture and about Cuba in The Black Book of Communism (Harvard Univ. Press, 1999).
Economics - Read part of Milton and Rose Friedman's "What's Wrong with Our Schools" in Free to Choose: A Personal Statement (1980) and Samuel Freedman's "Built to Fail" in Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students, and Their High School (1990) as an example of two sides of a story.
Advanced Math - Complex fractions, radicals, linear and nonlinear systems, complex numbers, conjugates, the quadratic formula, rectangular- and polar-coordinate conversion, abstract equations, division of polynomials and checking, adding vectors, factoring the sum and difference of two cubes (Saxon).
Computer Science - Adapted an Internet drop-down menu system for his web site, made streaming media files with Helix Producer (makes the computer crash), gathered favorite banner ads in a web page, got Flash to export high-quality .wav's (integral for sound-editing with Flash), edited video with Flash while avoiding cooking the processor or filling up the hard drive (the sound wouldn't work), started working on a PHP script for modifying his web-site search program, made a JavaScript program to solve navigation mix-ups, burned data and audio CD's; installed Linux, added user accounts, and made it look like a Mac; learned C++ from a class Dan Harlin is teaching at the co-op.
German - Learned pronunciation, new words, and past tense.
Bowling - Learned scoring, basics.

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