Prime Academy  Learning Center

05132018, 05:51 PM
(This post was last modified: 02252019 01:23 PM by lschroeder1947.)
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Prime Academy  Learning Center
In response for assistance from our local alternate school, I have setup a website, Prime Academy  Learning Center, to help local students at the alternate high school with their selfdirected online algebra and geometry course work. Alternate students are allowed to use administrated controlled, content restricted Chromebooks, as well as their phones.
[edit 02/25/2019  Good news!  Galesburg North has been able to hire a fulltime math teacher. Will be meeting with him shortly to get his views on technology in the classroom. I am a big advocate of technology in the classroom if it is used correctly. I know from 27 years of teaching math at the community college level that it made a difference in many of my students life. Will keep working and adding to this site since I feel that this material can be a benefit to many students, teachers, and HP Prime users.] The plan is to use individualized issued student Chromebooks to access the site and HP Prime Lite / Free mobile apps for the calculator. Then when needed students will add the HP Prime Pro mobile app for geometry. The alternate high school was highly successful until administrated budget matters cut their staff and building. It is hoped that this site and HP Prime mobile apps can help their current remaining dedicated staff with the algebra and geometry curriculum in their new home in a wing of the traditional high school. Feel free to use this site with any students or schools that would like to learn or gain proficiency with the HP Prime Calculator or HP Prime mobile apps. The best use of this site is a power user like yourself using the material found here to help a new user get started. As an aide for the alternate school users and any students who use this site, we are including content pages for all the primary parts of our book HP Prime Guide Algebra Fundamentals in the Algebra tab. Currently we have four chapters complete, with the remaining three chapter sections being available as the final three book chapter sections are added to this site. The Geometry material we are just starting to create. At the present time we consider the site useful but a work in progress. Additional clarification, corrections, and revisions will be needed. See the attached Revision_19_02_25.pdf for latest changes and Algebra / Geometry additions. Use this thread to post your reactions / contributions to the pages on Prime Academy  Learning Center. Larry 

05132018, 06:05 PM
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Bravo! Looks like the makings of an excellent resource there. I got a bit confused when I looked at the Finite Math, and Calculus tabs and saw material on the TI89, but rereading your post, perhaps you have not yet gotten there to add in material associated with the Prime.
Wishing you the best with your effort! smp 

05132018, 08:14 PM
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(05132018 06:05 PM)smp Wrote: Bravo! Looks like the makings of an excellent resource there. I got a bit confused when I looked at the Finite Math, and Calculus tabs and saw material on the TI89, but rereading your post, perhaps you have not yet gotten there to add in material associated with the Prime. Thanks Sorry about the confusion. I like to show students how future courses will benefit from extending you current skills so I included some samples from Trigonometry, Finite Math, and Calculus based on my prior Ti89 work. As I stated on the site, I do not see any problem with the Prime doing most if not all of my prior TI89 work. I am working on material for additional volumes as well. If you select a menu item for Finite Math > Lines > Finance > Dual or Calculus > Partial Derivatives, scrolling down from the TI89 code you will see code for the Prime followed by screenshots for the HP Prime. The code is written so it can be used with the HP Prime Lite / Free application. The same is true for Trigonometry > Complex Numbers menu item. Here is the sample screens collage shown near the bottom of Finite Math > Dual page. 

05132018, 08:16 PM
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Kudos for the effort! I hope that it will grow over time (the more it grows, the more it will attract visitors).
Wikis are great, Contribute :) 

05142018, 05:21 AM
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Hello,
Nice! Cyrille Although I work for the HP calculator group, the views and opinions I post here are my own. I do not speak for HP. 

05172018, 12:30 PM
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I spent a long time browsing your site, I am very impressed and I surely will use it very often, for me and for my kids.
Thanks a lot! I might just suggest you to add a reaction or contribution field in each of your pages: thus you'll receive suggestions, comments, other examples, screenshots, ... You could of course moderate these contributions to avoid pollution of the pages. Once again: thanks, that's a big contribution for prime lovers and a huge help for students. 

05182018, 02:34 PM
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(05172018 12:30 PM)pinkman Wrote: I spent a long time browsing your site, I am very impressed and I surely will use it very often, for me and for my kids. Thanks for your thoughts. I am glad the site can be of help to you and your students. That is what I was hoping for. I am very busy with development of material for the site. I do appreciate other suggestions, comments, other examples, screenshots, ... but for now would appreciate users posting these in this thread. I know this cuts lots of Prime Academy users out but the maintenance of reaction / contributions fields would take away from the initial development time that I need. Posting in this thread would give users a change to participate and allow me to get feedback but keep my major focus on development at this time. I have updated the About and Links pages in Prime Academy  Learning Center to link to this thread. Thanks again for your suggestion. Larry 

05182018, 03:52 PM
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Just out of curiosity, what is an alternate school as you use the term? I am wellacquainted with private schools, parochial school, charter schools, homeschooling, and other alternate (using the generic sense of the word) schools, but not as you are using the term. Is this terminology something specific to and widely understood within the state of Illinois?
Who are the typical students? How are their needs distinct from the general government school population? Who administers it? Who pays for it? Who are the teachers? I'm greatly in favor of a whole palette of options for students and families. The business (and it's a huge business) that runs public education in the U.S.A., doesn't like to admit that students' needs are unique and not all at a common "average". Any mention of "school choice" threatens them greatly. Good luck with the venture! 

05182018, 06:38 PM
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(05182018 03:52 PM)burkhard Wrote: Just out of curiosity, what is an alternate school as you use the term? I am wellacquainted with private schools, parochial school, charter schools, homeschooling, and other alternate (using the generic sense of the word) schools, but not as you are using the term. Is this terminology something specific to and widely understood within the state of Illinois? Thanks, Here is an old local newspaper article but still applies. Here is there application form. As the article points out North students are students who for various reasons were not successful at a traditional high school. I think you can find answers to your other questions in the article as well. By the way, they have now been moved to a wing of the main high school with staff cuts. The move and staff cuts definitely set the program back. They are still working hard to help their students. Larry 

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