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3F Science

Junior Cycle Science Timeline:

Tuesday 13/11/18:
TO DO: Continue with chapter on motion. Students to practice questions on speed, velocity and acceleration.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete chapter questions 1-7 pages 304-5 and get exam papers from both companies.

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Friday 9/11/18:
TO DO: Go over test and correct. Give revision worksheet.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete worksheet.

Thursday 8/11/18:
TO DO: Discuss practical activity and run through questions.
DONE: Spent time recapping on calculating speeds and accelerations for the practical activity. Gave back tests. Homework: complete worksheet.

Tuesday 6/11/18:
TO DO: Start chapter on motion. Practical activity to measure distances and time and time taken for vehicles to travel the length of nuns’ island.
DONE: Students completed the above practical and wrote it up. Homework: complete write-up, complete table of data, and calculate speeds and average acceleration. Draw graph of results.

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Friday 26/10/18:
TO DO: Test
DONE: Test given

Thursday 25/10/18:
TO DO: Due to be only a 20 minute class due to TY teacher meeting. Revision worksheets to be given.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: revise for test tomorrow.

Tuesday 23/10/18:
TO DO: Practical activity: to use various measuring devices and record data and use the data in further calculations.
DONE: Students did the above, calculating masses, lengths, volumes and densities. Homework: complete the write-up of the activity in the lab notebook.

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Friday 19/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions. Students to continue with workbook questions.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete pages 101-103 in the workbook for next Tuesday. Also, study for test next week.

Thursday 18/10/18:
TO DO: Discuss graph of results and practical activity carried out on Tuesday. Start Unit 10.1.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete questions 1-4 from the workbook pages 100-101.

​Tuesday 16/10/18:
TO DO: Practical activity to grow crystals of copper sulphate and write up activity. Also show video on solutions. Also students to practice drawing another solubility curve.
DONE: Did all of the above. Homework: complete the graph of the solubility of copper sulphate in water with temperature.

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Friday 12/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework, and give back tests and discuss. Cover the topic of crystals.
DONE: Did the above. Talked about the CBA-2 and the christmas test upcoming. Homework: questions 1-6 page 170.

Thursday 11/10/18:
TO DO: Topic to be covered: graph plotting and interpreting.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete the fourth and final graph question given out.

​Wednesday 10/10/18: No school due to whole-school well-being inservice for teachers

Tuesday 9/10/18: Due to be absent. Worksheets to be given by covering teacher.

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​Friday 5/10/18:
TO DO: Test to be given
DONE: Gave test on nutrition, habitat study and solutions and solubility.

Thursday 4/10/18:
TO DO: Cover solution, solute, solvent, saturated, solubility. Graphing solubility curves.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: study for test tomorrow (Friday).

Tuesday 2/10/18:
TO DO: Start solutions and crystallisation section. Practical activity to test solubility of sodium carbonate in water with temperature.
DONE: Did the above. Homework:

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​Friday 28/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions from the worksheet. Cover competition and interdependence. Recap on conservation.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: study for test next Wednesday.

Thursday 27/9/18:
TO DO: Continue with habitat study theory – cover adaptations.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete worksheet.

Tuesday 25/9/18:
TO DO: Rocky seashore habitat study.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: describe in detail the 5 identified animals and 5 identified plants/flora.

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Friday 21/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions 1-5 pages 143 and 144. Continue with theory of ecology.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete questions 6-9 page 144 and complete pages 38 and 39 of your workbooks for next Tuesday.

Thursday 20/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions. Start the theory part of section 5.1 study of habitat.
DONE: Did the above. Covered biosphere, habitat, ecosystem, community, population, and food chains. Homework: questions 1-5 pages 143-4.

Tuesday 18/9/18: No school due to teacher CPD.

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Friday 14/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions. Students to do extra questions from workbook – revision. Cover unbalanced diet and malnutrition.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete pages 12, 13, 14 and 15 in workbook for next Thursday.

Thursday 13/9/18:
TO DO: Review of the habitat study. Continue with Unit 2.1
DONE: Did the above. Covered food additives and preservatives and the food pyramid. Homework: questions 1-5 page 36.

Tuesday 11/9/18:
TO DO: Habitat study.
DONE: Introduced habitat study to students and went to Terryland Forest Park and conducted habitat study – identifying plants and animals as well as conducting a distribution study and measuring some abiotic factors. Homework: none given as we got back to school too late.

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Friday 7/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions from the worksheets. Cover the topics of food additives and balanced diet.
DONE: Students to do chapter questions and worksheet questions, if time. Homework: complete chapter questions at the end of unit 1.2.

Thursday 6/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and students to do questions from their own workbooks. Finish off the food groups.
​DONE: ​Did the above. Homework: complete questions from pages 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the workbook.

Tuesday 4/9/18:
TO DO: Correct/discuss HW. Bring in samples of nutritional information labels and students are to discuss which are healthy and which are unhealthy. Students are also to do a Benedict’s test.
DONE: Did all of the above. Homework: students to complete a worksheet given out.

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Thursday 30/8/18:
TO DO: Discuss with students topics to be covered. Start on
DONE: Started unit 2.1: Nutrition and well-being. Discussed the constituents of food and their general functions. Homework: learn off the six definitions on page 24.

JC Maths

Junior Cert Maths Timeline:

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Friday 26/10/18:
TO DO: Test.
DONE:

Thursday 25/10/18:
TO DO: Students to revise – choosing a topic and practicing questions.
DONE: Students brought to computer room and did khanacademy.org. Homework: revise for test tomorrow.

Wednesday 24/10/18:
TO DO: Students to revise – choosing a topic and practicing questions.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: study for upcoming test on Friday.

Tuesday 23/10/18:
TO DO: Students to revise – choosing a topic and practicing questions.
DONE: Revised. Homework: revise for upcoming test on Friday.

Monday 22/10/18:
TO DO: Students to revise – choosing a topic and practicing questions.
DONE: Revised. Homework: revise for upcoming test on Friday.

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Friday 19/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and complete exercise 18.6 and any test yourself questions. Then start revision in preparation for class test next week.
DONE: Did the above. Helped students with algebra and functions. Homework: study and practice areas of algebra and functions.

Thursday 18/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with patterns and sequences.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete odd-numbered questions from exercise 18.5 and do question 1 of exercise 18.6.

Wednesday 17/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework and continue with patterns and sequences.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: questions 1, 3, 5 exercise 18.4 and question 1 18.5.

​Tuesday 16/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions. Start Chapter 18: patterns and sequences.
DONE: Did the above. Showed Hank Green’s crash course 3 minute video on the Fibonacci sequence. Homework: complete questions 1-13 (odd-numbered) exercise 18.3.

Monday 15/10/18: Away at Junior Cycle Maths inservice

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Friday 12/10/18:
TO DO: Finish off rearranging formula. Start section on evaluating and writing formulas.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 exercise 23.6.

Thursday 11/10/18:
TO DO: Continue with rearranging formulas.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete odd-numbered questions exercise 21.5.

​Wednesday 10/10/18: No school due to whole-school well-being inservice for teachers

Tuesday 9/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with algebraic division. Start section 21.5: rearranging formulas.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: questions 1, 3, 5 exercise 23.5.

Monday 8/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and start section 21.4: algebraic division.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: questions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 exercise 23.4.

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​Friday 5/10/18:
TO DO: Continue with factorising and move on to division of cubic equations if time.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete odd-numbered questions from exercise 21.3.

Thursday 4/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework.  Continue with factorising.
DONE: Did the above. Complete odd numbered questions from 21.2.

Wednesday 3/10/18:
TO DO: Give back tests and correct.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete exercise 21.1 odd numbered questions.

Tuesday 2/10/18:
TO DO: Start Chapter 21: Algebra
DONE: Did the above. Homework: up to question 13 exercise 21.1.

Monday 1/10/18: No class due to day off.

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Friday 28/9/18:
TO DO: Test
DONE: Test given

Thursday 27/9/18:
TO DO: Revision of chapters 19, 20 and 23.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: revise for test Friday.

Wednesday 26/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions. Revise chapters 19, 20 and 23.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: revise for test on Friday.

Tuesday 25/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework. Revise
DONE: Spent whole class completing questions in the test yourself 23 exercise. Used geogebra to draw graphs. Revised the use of calculator to calculate out-put values of functions. Homework: study for test on Friday. Test will be on Chapters 19, 20 and 23.

Monday 24/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions. Continue with the test yourself exercise.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: question 3 of the test yourself exercise 23.

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Friday 21/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework question and continue with exercise 23.5.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete odd numbered questions 3, 5 and 7 of exercise 23.5 for Monday. Study for test next Friday.

Thursday 20/9/18:
TO DO: Give second year test to class to test it out. Correct in class by self- or peer assessment.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: question 1 exercise 23.5.

Wednesday 19/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions. Continue with graphing functions.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: question 2 exercise 23.4.

Tuesday 18/9/18: No school due to teacher CPD.

Monday 17/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with graphing functions.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete odd-numbered questions up to and including Question 11 exercise 23.3.

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Friday 14/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with quadratic functions.
DONE: Did the above. Started Exercise 23.3. Homework: questions 1 and 3 of exercise 23.3.

Thursday 13/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework and start exercise 23.2 – quadratic functions.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete questions 1, 3 and 5 of exercise 23.2.

Wednesday 12/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions. Continue with graphing functions.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete odd-numbered questions on exercise 23.1

Tuesday 11/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and start chapter 23: graphing functions.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: questions 1 and 3 exercise 23.1.

Monday 10/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework and continue with test yourself exercise from chapter 19.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: question 6 (c) test yourself 19.

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​Friday 7/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with exercise 19.4.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete all the odd-numbered questions from exercise 19.4.

Thursday 6/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and start exercise 19.4: graphing functions.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: questions 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 exercise 19.4.

Wednesday 5/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions. Continue with exercise 19.3.
​DONE: ​Did the above. Homework: finish odd-numbered questions from exercise 19.3.

Tuesday 4/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions. Continue with mapping functions.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: questions 1, 3, 5 and 7 exercise 19.3

Monday 3/9/18:
TO DO: Correct HW. Start functions. Cover domain, range and co-domain.
DONE: Did above. Completed exercise 19.1. Homework: do questions 1 and 3 exercise 19.2.

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Friday 31/8/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions from exercise 20.2 and continue with direct proportionality questions.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete the odd-numbered questions from exercise 20.3.

Thursday 30/8/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with real-life graphs. Start direct proportionality.
DONE: Did the above. Finish the odd-numbered questions from exercise 20.1 and do questions 1, 3 and 5 from exercise 20.2.

Wednesday 29/8/18:
TO DO: Start Chapter 20: real-life graphs.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: questions 1, 3, 5 and 7 exercise 20.1.

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2D Maths

2D Maths Timeline:

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Friday 26/10/18:
TO DO: Test to be given
DONE:

Thursday 25/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with exercise 3.3. Start exercise 3.4 and discuss the distributive property.
DONE: Revision done. Many students absent due to a gaelic match. Homework: study for test tomorrow.

Wednesday 24/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions. Discuss the associative and commutative properties. Continue with exercise 3.3.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete up to and including question 7 of exercise 3.3.

Tuesday 23/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and start section 3.3 involving 3 sets.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete the odd-numbered questions from exercise 3.2.

Monday 22/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and start exercise 3.2 involving subtracting of sets from each other.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: questions 1 and 3 exercise 3.2.

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Friday 19/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework question from Chapter 3: Sets.
DONE: Did the above. Students worked through the odd-numbered questions of exercise 3.1. Homework: complete questions 2, 4, 6 exercise 3.1.

Thursday 18/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and finish off simplifying by factorising. Start sets.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: question 1 exercise 3.1.

Wednesday 17/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with simplifying by factorising.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete the odd-numbered questions from exercise 2.5

Tuesday 16/10/18:
TO DO: Continue with factorising quadratic expressions and start simplying equations using factorising.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: questions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 exercise 2.5.

Monday 15/10/18: Away at Junior Cycle Maths inservice

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Friday 12/10/18:
TO DO: Continue with factorising quadratic expressions.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: finish exercise 2.4 odd numbered questions.

Thursday 11/10/18:
TO DO: Continue with factorising quadratic expressions.
DONE: Many students absent. Recapped on factorising quadratics. Homework: questions 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 Exercise 2.4.

Wednesday 10/10/18: No class due to whole-school well-being inservice day.

Tuesday 9/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework. Recap on difference of two squares. Start section 2.4: factorising quadratics.
DONE: Did all of the above. Homework: questions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 exercise 2.4.

Monday 8/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework. Continue with the difference of two squares.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: questions 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10, exercise 2.3.

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Friday 5/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions on the difference of two squares. Continue with more challenging questions.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: finish exercise 2.3 odd numbered questions.

Thursday 4/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and start difference of two squares.
DONE: Did the above. Students started exercise 2.3. Homework: questions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 of exercise 2.3.

Wednesday 3/10/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with factorising by grouping.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete odd numbered questions in exercise 2.2.

Tuesday 2/10/18:
TO DO: Give back test and correct. Start exercise 2.2: factorising by grouping.
DONE: ​Did the above. Homework: up to question 13 exercise 2.2

Monday 1/10/18: No class due to day off.

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Friday 28/9/18:
TO DO: Test
DONE: Test given

Thursday 27/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework. Continue with factorising algebraic equations.
DONE: Did the above. Also did revision. Homework: study for test tomorrow.

Wednesday 26/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with factorising algebraic expressions (exercise 2.1).
DONE: Did the above. Homework: up to question 19 exercise 2.1.

Tuesday 25/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework. Start chapter 2: factorising.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: question 2 of exercise 2.1.

Monday 24/9/18:
TO DO: Give back test and correct homework. Revise inequalities.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: Q. 6(b) and (c) of the test yourself 1 exercise.

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​Friday 21/9/18:
TO DO: Complete week 3 of the numeracy ninja. Correct homework questions and do revision of inequalities.
DONE: Did all of the above. Homework: finish odd numbered questions up to question 31 of exercise 1.7 and study for test next Friday.

Thursday 20/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with solving inequalities.
DONE: Gave short test/assessment task on algebra and inequalities. Homework: questions 19, 21 and 23 of exercise 1.7.

Wednesday 19/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework question and continue with solving inequalities.
DONE: Many absent due to weather. Completed the above. Homework: questions 11, 13, 15 and 17 of exercise 1.7.

Tuesday 18/9/18: No class due to teacher CPD day

Monday 17/9/18:
TO DO: Correct the numeracy ninja test.
DONE: Did the above. Started solving inequalities. Homework: question 1 exercise 1.7.

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Friday 14/9/18:
TO DO: Peer assessment to be done on ninja maths week 1 session 1. Complete week 2 session 1 of ninja maths with students and get students to mark. Correct homework questions, if time and start exercise 1.7 – solving inequalities.
DONE: Only got the numeracy ninja maths completed today. Homework: questions 1(a), 3(a), 5(a) and 6(a) of the test yourself 1 exercise.

Thursday 13/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and start exercise 1.7. Complete week 1 session 1 of ninja maths
DONE: Did the above. Homework: Questions 8, 10, 12 and 14 exercise 1.6.

​Wednesday 12/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with inequalities.
DONE: Did the above. Completed the odd-numbered questions from exercise 1.6 Homework: due to there still being some misunderstandings, complete questions 2, 4 and 6 exercise 1.6.

Tuesday 11/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions from exercise 1.5 (Q15) and questions from exercise 1.6. Students to continue with inequality questions in exercise 1.6.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: questions 7, 9, 11 and 13 exercise 1.6

Monday 10/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and start number line and inequalities.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete questions 1, 3 and 5 of exercise 1.6

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​Friday 7/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions. Continue with exercise 1.5
DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete the odd-numbered questions in exercise 1.5 for next week.

Thursday 6/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and students to finish off exercise 1.4 in class. Start word equations (section 1.5).
DONE: Did above. Homework: questions 1, 3 and 5 exercise 1.5.

Wednesday 5/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with exercise 1.4
​DONE: Homework: questions 13, 15, 17 and 19 exercise 1.4

Tuesday 4/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with algebra chapter 1.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: questions 1, 3, 5 and 7 exercise 1.4.

Monday 3/9/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions. Continue with algebra.
DONE: Did the above. Homework: Answer question 11 and 13 exercise 1.3.

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Friday 31/8/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions. Start exercise 1.3
DONE: Started exercise 1.3. Homework: questions 1, 3, 5, 7 exercise 1.3.

Thursday 30/8/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with the topic of removing brackets.
DONE: Did above. Homework: complete odd-numbered questions from 13 – 25 exercise 1.2

Wednesday 29/8/18:
TO DO: Correct homework questions.
DONE: Did the above. Finished exercise 1.1 and started the topic of removing brackets. Homework: complete the odd numbered questions of exercise 1.1 and do questions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 of exercise 1.2.

Tuesday 28/8/18: No school for second years

Monday 27/8/18: No school for second years

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Friday 24/8/18:
TO DO: Introduce algebra
DONE: Did the above. Homework: questions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.