"It is clear that the chief
end of mathematical study must be to make the students
think."—John Wesley
Jada Webb, class of 2017 
022519
to
030119

HELLO, students and parents!
This is the 26^{th} week of
school and the 1^{st} week of the 4^{th},
and FINAL, 9weeks grading period.
A reminder that if any student is absent,
they are expected to watch the video of that day’s
lecture, found either on the YouTube link on their math
page or in the
shared google folder,
so that they are up to speed when they return. Also, I
am in my classroom each morning at 8:00 AM for tutorials
(Wednesday duty, though, at 8:20 AM.)
Caring Achievers Reach
Excellence
“No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no
gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.”
 William Penn 

PreAP Precal
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019
We will:
Investigate the graphs of the other
trig functions §5.6
I will:
Graph transformations of tan, cot,
sec, and csc

TUE, MARCH 19, 2019
We will:
Investigate the graphs of the other
trig functions §5.6
I will:
Graph transformations of tan, cot,
sec, and csc

WED, MARCH 20, 2019
We will:
Investigate the graphs of the other
trig functions §5.6
I will:
Graph transformations of tan, cot,
sec, and csc

THUR, MARCH 21, 2019
We will:
Define and use the inverse trig
functions §5.7
I will:
Find singular angular solutions
given a Unit Circle ratio

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019
We will:
Define and use the inverse trig
functions §5.7
I will:
Find singular angular solutions
given a Unit Circle ratio


AP Calculus AB
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019
We will:
Evaluate integrals using pattern
recog and usub§4.4
I will:
Find integrals over and over again
until I become an expert

TUE, MARCH 19, 2019
We will:
Evaluate integrals using pattern
recog and usub§4.4
I will:
Find integrals over and over again
until I become an expert

WED, MARCH 20, 2019
We will:
Evaluate integrals using pattern
recog and usub§4.4
I will:
Find integrals over and over again
until I become an expert

THUR, MARCH 21, 2019
We will:
Solve separable differential
equations§5.1
I will:
Find a particular solution to a
differential equation

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019
We will:
Solve separable differential
equations§5.1
I will:
Find a particular solution to a
differential equation


AP Calculus BC
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019
We will:
Evaluate a derivative for a function
defined parametrically §7.1
I will:
Use old rules twice in a parametric
or vector situation

TUE, MARCH 19, 2019
We will:
Evaluate a derivative for a function
defined parametrically §7.1
I will:
Use old rules twice in a parametric
or vector situation

WED, MARCH 20, 2019
We will:
Evaluate a derivative for a function
defined parametrically §7.1
I will:
Use old rules twice in a parametric
or vector situation

THUR, MARCH 21, 2019
We will:
Evaluate parametric integrals and
accumulation probs §7.2
I will:
Set up and evaluate two integrals
for parametric accumulation

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019
We will:
Evaluate parametric integrals and
accumulation probs §7.2
I will:
Set up and evaluate two integrals
for parametric accumulation


New
Homework/Worksheet policy goes into effect starting this
Monday, March 18, 2019:
Hard copies of all
worksheets from sections covered in between exams are
due the day of the exam over those sections at the
beginning of class. These WS packets will count as
two daily grades, so with 3 exams per grading
period, the WS practice packets will count as 6 total
grades. Work will be graded as
a completion grade, but I reserve the right to count any
problem for accuracy if I believe it was just copied
from the online key without original thought and
attempts at understanding.
100%all problems
earnestly attempted (not just copied)
75%if any single
problem is not earnestly attempted, up to 75% left not
earnestly attempted,
not just blank.
50%half not done or
earnestly attempted
25%only a quarter
earnestly attempted
0%WS copied from
key (none earnestly attempted) or not turned in.
Monday, March 18th

Men's
Golf at Smithson Valley Spring Classic

8:15
 Department Chair Meeting

6:00
 Cheer Booster Meeting in library

6:30
 Project Graduation Meeting in commons

7:00
 School Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 19th

4:10
 Book Study in library

7:00
 Baseball vs. Judson (away)

7:00
 Softball vs. San Marcos (away)
Wednesday, March 20th  Advisory Schedule
Thursday, March 21st

7:00
 PreUIL Band Concert
Friday, March 22nd

Men's
and Women's Golf District Preview at
Plum Creek

8:15
 EOC Makeup Training in auditorium for
those who missed the April faculty
meeting

7:00
 Baseball vs. Judson (home)

7:00
 Softball vs. Clemens (away)

7:15
 Girl's Soccer vs. Smithson Valley
(home)

7:15
 Boy's Soccer vs. Smithson Valley
(away)
Saturday, March 23rd

Men's
and Women's Golf District Preview at
Plum Creek

Track
Meet at Canyon

8:00
 Saturday School in library

1:00
 Baseball vs. Johnson (home)

3:00
 UIL One Act Play at Smithson Valley


MATH BIO:
GuillaumeFrançoisAntoine
Marquis de L'Hôpital, Marquis de SainteMesme, Comte
d'Entremont and Seigneur d'OuqueslaChaise
(a name
almost as big as his hair!)
(1661 – 1704) was a French mathematician. His name is
widely known for the theorem/rule used to calculate the
limiting value of a fraction whose numerator and
denominator either both approach zero or both approach
infinity,
L'Hôpital is
commonly spelled as both "L'Hospital" and "L'Hôpital."
The Marquis spelled his name with an 's'; however, the
French language has since dropped the 's' (it was silent
anyway) and added a circumflex to the preceding vowel.
L'Hôpital was
born in Paris, France. His father's name was AnneAlexandre
de L'Hôpital (LieutenantGeneral of the King's army).
His mother's name was Elisabeth Gobelin (daughter of
Claude Gobelin, Intendent in the King's Army and
Councilor of the state). He initially had planned a
military career, but poor eyesight caused him to switch
to mathematics. He solved the brachistochrone problem,
independently of other contemporary mathematicians, such
as Isaac Newton. He died in Paris.
MATH FACT:
L'Hôpital is
the author of the first textbook on infinitesimal
calculus, entitle l'Analyse des Infiniment Petits
pour l'Intelligence des Lignes Courbes. Published
in 1696, the text includes the lectures of his teacher,
the Swiss mathematician Johann Bernoulli (who learned
calculus straight from his best friend, the discoverer
of infinitesimal calculus, Leibniz. By the way, Johann
also taught the great Leonhard Euler!!), in which
Bernoulli discusses the indeterminate form 0/0. It is
the method for solving such indeterminate forms through
repeated differentiation that bears his name.
In 1694 he
forged a deal with Johann Bernoulli. The deal was that
L'Hôpital would paid Bernoulli 300 Francs a year for the
rights to publish all Bernoulli’s original mathematical
discoveries, which L’Hôpital would then describe in his
book. In 1704, after L'Hôpital's death, Bernoulli
revealed the deal to the world, claiming that many of
the results in L'Hôpital's book were due to him. Many
refuted Bernoulli’s claims, but in 1922, texts were
found that give support for Bernoulli. The widespread
story that L'Hôpital tried to get credit for inventing
de L'Hôpital's rule is false: he published his book
anonymously, acknowledged Bernoulli's help in the
introduction, and never claimed to be responsible for
the rule.
As is often
the case, the credit goes to he who publishes first.
MATH QUOTE:
“I must own
myself very much obliged to the labours of Messieurs
Bernoulli (Johann and his brother Jakob), but
particularly to those of the present Professor at
Groningen (Johann). I have made free use of their
discoveries, as well as those of Mr. Leibniz, so that I
frankly return to them whatever they please to claim as
their own.”— L'Hôpital
LIMERICK:
With limits,
one can feel like a fool,
But there’s a
fun, easy way that is cool.
The founder
was truly
One Johann
Bernoulli,
But, surprise,
it’s called L’Hôpital’s Rule!
Have a great
week,
Kevin W.
Korpi
2005 District Teacher of the Year
2015 Region 13 Teacher of the Year
New Braunfels
High School
www.korpisworld.com
kkorpi@nbisd.org
