I’ve put up the grades for the Math A National Test on the website. Please ask any questions that you might have during class or find me in school.

# Math A ES1A

## Finally Alive…

…but maybe not kicking just yet.

I’ve been in the US for the Christmas Holiday and got back this past week, but due to the time change, I am still *extremely* tired and haven’t exactly been myself. In fact, I’ve been in zombie-land since landing. BUT Time is quickly ramping up for the school start on Monday, and it’s now time for me get back to work. On the up side, I did get some work done during the vacation, but not nearly as much as I had wanted. (I do this mistake almost every year.) I just need to post the information to the website in order to inform all of you of graded tests etc. So here is a quick overview of what is happening:

- I have graded 2/3 of the Math A nationals as of this minute. I hope to finish the rest of it tomorrow during the day. Overall, the grades look promising. More to come…
- I have graded the Math C tests, but need to finish off the last test that I didn’t get to before my laptop battery ran out on the airplane. Oh, and I found a few mistakes in my answers for the test. I’ll change that as soon as I find the original file on my computer. More to come…
- There is a Business at-home retake for some people tomorrow (Sunday) starting at 15 and ending at 16:30. I’m still on schedule for this.
- As for the other Business reports, I am currently putting them in order on Fronter and will be looking at them quite soon. On Monday, we should see our first in class presentations for those who turned it in on the 4th of January.

But all in all, I’m going to be up to my eyeballs in work between now and January 17th when evaluations and grades for short courses are due. So I’m going to say it now as a friendly warning for those of you who are wondering…Unless something short of a miracle occurs, I will not have time to look at late work before grades have to be entered.

I have yet to look at my school email account, and frankly, I’m scared to see what I will find. Hopefully I will get to that quite soon but seem to be putting it off for fear of a gargantuan pile of dudu to do.

Also, just to mention, the Consumer Electronics Show is going on as I write this and I’ve been following the event via my favorite website TWiT. Surf on over and check out what’s going on.

## Math History

Today we looked at Math from a historical perspective and focused on work with Platonic Solids.

As homework, please do the exercises from the Egyptian Math handout. To be turned in after the break.

Recommended Videos:

- YouTube – The Five Platonic Solids.
- YouTube – Platonic Solids.

## Final chance to get help for Nationals

Today is the last day before Part 1 on the Math A National Test.

Thursday’s class is cancelled….Take a breather.

**December 9th: Part 1, ~80 minutes**

ES1A will be taking the test in room 3307 from 8:30 – 10:00. Please be on time.

Part 1 includes the short answer part where you are not permitted to use a calculator AND the longer question which asks you to analyse a situation (where you normally can use a calculator).

*December 15th: Part 2, 120 minutes*

ES1A will be taking this part of the test in room 3307 from** **9:50-11:50.

Part 2 is where you will be asked to show yoursolutions to longer story problem type questions.

## Math A Grading Info

I’ve finally added the grading information for Math A ES1A to the web site. If your email address changes, please contact me by adding a comment and I will change it.

## Getting Ready for the National Test

National Test (English Version) Math A Spring 2005:

- Part 1
- Part 2
- Answers (Warning! Swedish)

National Test (English Version) Math A Spring 2002:

Youtube videos of how to solve questions from the 2005 National Test. (Warning! Swedish)