Mr. Paul McWhorter

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Mr. Paul McWhorter

SCISD Engineering and Computer Science Program

paul.mcwhorter@scisd.net

  • WELCOME TO ONLINE SCHOOL!

    I know you guys are GREAT students and will use this time to learn, and prepare for success in college, and in your careers. Lets keep up the exceptional work habits you all have shown me, and lets finish this year stronger than ever. Below I outline your assignments for each of my classes. Please feel free to contact me at paul.mcwhorter@scisd.net. You can also reach me by phone. I will be at school each day, ready to interact with you on any questions you might have. OK, below is the plan.

    1st Period: CALCULUS

    WORK TO BEGIN 3/30:

    The Khan academy has great calculus lessons which will compliment and enrich the things you have already learned in the classroom. I need you to go to Khan Academy web site, and sign up for a free account, if you have not already. You can do this here:

    https://www.khanacademy.org/

    Then, once you have an account, I need you to join my online calculus class using the following link.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/join/N9FB695Y

    Once you have joined the class, I will get a notification, and then give you your assignments.  The assigned lessons will be a short video, followed by practice problems. When you finish the practice problems successfully you will go to the next assignment. The videos are short, and usually you will have about 4 practice problems. On the practice problems, it will require to show you have mastered the material before moving on. Also there will be periodic quizes, which will also cound as one of your 'assignments'. Hence, you should plan on doing 5 assignments a day. This would be like watching three short videos and working maybe 8-10 problems. So, 5 'assignments' a day should be doable. I will assign your grade based on how much you have done.

    Complete 25 assignments in the week: 100

    Complete 24 assignments in the week: 96

    Complete 23 assignments in the week: 93

    (You see the pattern grade=(assignments completed in the week)/25

    I will be available by phone or email if you need any help or have any questiong. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

    2nd Period: Engineering I

    We will be learning from the textbook which I sent home with you. Beginning March 30, here are your assignments from the book, "Introduction to Electronics". When you answer the questions, take a picture with your phone, and send the work to me at paul.mcwhorter@scisd.net

    DUE March 31:

    Read pages 4-5

    Answer section 1-1 questions 1-4 on page 5

    DUE April 1:

    Read pages 5-7

    Answer section 1-2 questions 1-5 on page 7

    DUE April 2:

    Read page 7

    Answer section 1-3 questions 1-4 on page 7

    Due April 3:

    Read pages 7-8

    Answer section 1-4 questions 1-4

    DUE April 6:

    Read page 8

    Answer section 1-5 questions 1-4

    DUE April 7:

    Complete Chapter 1 Self Test

    DUE April 8:

    Read Page 11

    Answer section 2-1 questions 1-3

    DUE April 9:

    Read pages 11-13

    Answer section 2-2 questions 1-6

    DUE April 10:

    Read pages 13-15

    Answer section 2-3 questions 1-3

    NOTE: If you would like to continue to work on your arduino, contact me and we will make arrangements for your parents to pick up your arduino kits. Then you can work on arduino lessons at home using my youtube channel.

    3rd Period: Algebra II

    WORK TO BEGIN 3/30:

    We will be continuing your Algebra II lessons online. You will need to register for a free account at the Khan Academy. You can register for the account here:

    https://www.khanacademy.org/

    Then, once you have an account, I need you to join my online Algebra II class using the following link.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/join/JJ3P6UP5

    Once you have joined the class, I will get a notification, and then give you your assignments.  The assigned lessons will be a short video, followed by practice problems. When you finish the practice problems successfully you will go to the next assignment. The videos are short, and usually you will have about 4 practice problems. On the practice problems, it will require to show you have mastered the material before moving on. Also there will be periodic quizes, which will also cound as one of your 'assignments'. Hence, you should plan on doing 5 assignments a day. This would be like watching three short videos and working maybe 8-10 problems. So, 5 'assignments' a day should be doable. I will assign your grade based on how much you have done.

    Complete 25 assignments in the week: 100

    Complete 24 assignments in the week: 96

    Complete 23 assignments in the week: 93

    (You see the pattern grade=(assignments completed in the week)/25

    I will be available by phone or email if you need any help or have any questiong. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

    4th Period: PreCalculus

    WORK TO BEGIN 3/30:

    My goal this year was to introduce you to calculus during the last 6 weeks of this year. The shutdown gives us a great opportunity to get started with that. I will need you to go to Khan Academy and register if you have not already

    https://www.khanacademy.org/

    Then, once you have an account, I need you to join my online calculus class using the following link.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/join/VYMBAFE7

    Once you have joined the class, I will get a notification, and then give you your assignments.  The assigned lessons will be a short video, followed by practice problems. When you finish the practice problems successfully you will go to the next assignment. The videos are short, and usually you will have about 4 practice problems. On the practice problems, it will require to show you have mastered the material before moving on. Also there will be periodic quizes, which will also cound as one of your 'assignments'. Hence, you should plan on doing 5 assignments a day. This would be like watching three short videos and working maybe 8-10 problems. So, 5 'assignments' a day should be doable. I will assign your grade based on how much you have done.

    Complete 25 assignments in the week: 100

    Complete 24 assignments in the week: 96

    Complete 23 assignments in the week: 93

    (You see the pattern grade=(assignments completed in the week)/25

    I will be available by phone or email if you need any help or have any questiong. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

    7th Period: Engineering II

    My goal is for you to continue to learn circuits and circuit analysis. There is an excellent online set of classes. Your assignment is complete two of the video classes a week. Your assignment is to write an essay explaining what you learned in each video lesson. The essay should be a page. You should use proper grammar and sentence structure. Explain to me in the essay what you learned. You should email your essays to me each Wednesday, and each Friday (total of two per week). My email address is paul.mcwhorter@scisd.net. I will be at school each day during my normal hours, so feel free to contact me if you have questions.

    The online videos can be found here:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnVYEpTNGNtUSjEEYf01D-q4ExTO960sG

    When you get to the shorter lessons that are just 5 minutes, you may watch two or three of those, and then write an essay on the set of lessons. Still, you must submit tow essays per week.

    7th Period: Engineering I

    (Reese Faul). Reese, continue working on the Arduino Lessons, and you should do at least two lessons a week. On Wednesday and Friday email me evidence that you have completed the project. You can take a picture of the project working. You can do more lessons if you want, but at least two per week. The playlist for the lessons is here:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGs0VKk2DiYw-L-RibttcvK-WBZm8WLEP

    8th-9th Block: Advanced Engineering

    Starting March 30, I want us to get back to learning Artificial Intelligence on the Jetson Nano. Please make arrangements to pick up your gear at the school. Once you have your gear, I want you guys to get a certification from NVIDIA in Artificial intelligence.

    You will start by completeing the "Hello AI World" from NVIDIA, which can be found here:

    https://info.nvidia.com/hello-ai-world-meet-jetson-nano-reg-page.html

    On this page, you will have to register for the course (free). The class should be completed by the end of the week. Do not just rush through it, but independently explore the things that are being taught.

    You must update me twice a week on your progress. You can send me photographic evidence of your progress by emailing me at paul.mcwhorter@scisd.net

    Report to me your progress each Wednesday and Friday.

    I will be here at school each day during my normal hours. Feel free to contact me with questions.

    After finishing the Hello AI World class, then register for the "Two Days to a Demo" NVIDIA class here:

    https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/twodaystoademo

    At some point you should get a certificate from NVIDIA, which you should take a picture of and send me.

    After completing these two classes, look at the NVIDIA Community Projects, and pick an individual project you would like to pursue. Contact me by email, with your proposal, and we will negotiate expectations, and how you will be graded.

    https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/community/jetson-projects#nv_realtime_pose_estimation

    Lets use this as an opportunity to learn even more than if we were stuck at school. Remember, you are preparing for college, and your career. The more you learn during this shutdown, the better prepared you will be. I am confident that each of you will make the most of this opportunity.