Monday, December 12, 2011

Congruent Triangle Theorems

Online Grapher

Graph any function you want. You can do it online as long as your browser has its Java activated.

Click here to start graphing now. It will also be linked permanently on the right.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Great Geometry Software...and its FREE

Geogebra is an excellent free software that will allow you to play and explore Geometry. Download it and save on your computer or play with it online (use the Applet start). Create pictures and impress friends and family!

I strongly recommend using this whenever you get a chance. It will really help you understand the subject better because you can see how shapes are created and the relationship between sides and angles.
So shape up and get started!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Self Assessment and Self Tutoring

Here is a great way to get better at math while you are online.

Go to the Khan Academy website and create an account. Its free and all you need is a Gmail or Facebook account.

Once you've created an account, you can go to the practice section and work your way through the problems. Its set up from easy to hard and any time you have trouble in one section you will be sent to watch a short video and then you can go back and try it again, till you can master it.

To get started go to the flowchart and pick a section you want to work through. There are separate sections for Algebra and Geometry. As you progress through the chart, you gain points and you can view how well you are doing (under Vital Statistics). Each time you go back, you simply log in and start where you left off.

If you need any help see me in school and I will set you up.

You can either do this by yourself or send me an email here at and I will send you a student ID number. This way I can keep track of your progress, and its a nice way to gain some EXTRA CREDIT for math class. My coach ID is

Note: Extra Credit will only be awarded if I am able to follow your progress online, so send me your email that you used to create your account.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sweet Logic

Try this interesting series of puzzles about getting sugar into a cup. With each stage, it gets a little more complicated. Make the right logical decisions and see how far you get.

Click here: SUGAR LOGIC.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Online Math Textbooks

Online textbooks are a great way to review the math you learn in the classroom. Take a look at these, each section also has a video along with the lesson to make it even easier to understand. After each days lesson at school, go home and watch the video and read the chapter.

Algebra Textbook

Geometry Textbook

Algebra 2 Textbook

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Problem of the Week for Oct 3rd 2011!

 No winners from last week. Try this weeks challenge:

If x + 1 = 7, what is the value of x^2 + 2x + 1?

(x^2 means x squared)

Email your answers to and win a prize. Good luck!

Interior And Exterior Angles

Watch a short video on the angles inside and outside a triangle.

Friday, September 2, 2011

First Problem of the Week!

A new academic year brings a whole new set of problems to get you to think. The Math Department is once again offering you all the chance to win weekly prizes by submitting a correct answer  to each weeks question:

Here is this weeks challenge: Since we have a brand new class of Freshmen  joining us, here is a good way to learn about the school and your math teachers!

Visit the rooms of the  FOUR ITC math teachers and write down their room numbers. Now find the SUM and the AVERAGE of those numbers.

Email your responses to by Friday September 16th. for your chance to win.

Good luck!

(image: mulgravepark)

OCC Math

How much math do you need to know if you are planning on attending Onondaga Community College (OCC) when you graduate?

Click on this link and see what you need to know, and try some of the problems.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Math School Supplies

Its never too early to shop for supplies for September! Here are a list of things you will need to be successful in all your math classes:

A large one subject spiral bound NOTEBOOK for your class notes. (This is very important and should be with you daily in class.)
Loose leaf paper to do assignments and homework to turn in
3 ring binder to hold paper
Folder to place assignments, homework etc
Pencils, pens, sharpener and erasers
Basic 4 function calculator ( scientific or graphing is better but not necessary)
All these you can find in stores.

This one you can't:  A POSITIVE ATTITUDE!  :)

Come to learn and have a great year. Till then have a great summer!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Math at OCC

A lot of our students head over to OCC for college. Many of you end up taking remedial math classes before you are ready for a college math class.

Click here to see what OCC wants you to know before you arrive on campus. This summer might be a good time to look over their review sheets especially if you are a junior or senior.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Math And Jobs Training

A lot of times students don't understand why math is so important. Watch this video of a student who struggled in math class and realized its importance in other choices he wanted to make.

Hopefully at ITC you will find a career you like and use the math you learn in class to help you later on.

Watch the video here.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer 2011 Regents Schedule

The Integrated Algebra and Geometry Regents will be given on Wednesday August 17th at 8:30am.

For the full Summer Regents schedule click here.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Last Full Week

This is the last full week of school before the Regents exams. Please take this time to check out some of the links on the right to help you in your review as you study to pass your exams.

Some important tips to doing well:

Do not leave any questions blank. Fill in every section to get some partial credit.
Show all your work. Extra work does not hurt.
Answer all the multiple choice questions.
Eliminate some choices before you make a guess.
If you cant solve the problem then use the answers and work backwards.
Learn to use your graphing calculator well.
Memorize the formulas that are not given on the formula sheet.

Good luck

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Problem of the Week for May 30, 2011

Congrats to Sanjeev (again!) for last weeks win!

This weeks problem: Esteban and Breeka go on a date to the mall. Esteban buys some CDs at $8 each and Breeka buys some DVDs at $12 each. Together they spend $104 and buy 10 items. How many CDs did Esteban buy?

a. 4
b. 5
c. 6
d. 7
e. 8

Send your answers to

Monday, May 23, 2011

Problem of the Week for May 23rd, 2011

Congrats to Sanjeev on last weeks win!

This weeks Problem: Jake is 27 yrs older than Calvin, who is 38 yrs younger than Julie. In how many years will Jake be the same age as Julie is now?

Send your solutions to

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Problem of the Week for May 16, 2011

Nice job to Najua and Sanjeev for the correct answer to last weeks problem.

This weeks problem:

                                      If x^y = 9 and 3y = 2 what is x?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Regents Review Videos

Here are three links to math regents reviews that were done on tv. These will help you as you prepare for the exam:

Integrated Algebra

Algebra 2/Trig


Good luck!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Problem of the Week for May 9, 2011

Nice job to Calvin and Jeffrey for correct solutions to last weeks problem!

Heres this weeks problem:

If a number x is subtracted from 36 and the result is then divided by x the result is 2. What is the number?

Send your answers to

good luck!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Problem of the Week for May 1, 2011

No winners last week.

Here's the problem for this week:

First, write down the numbers  123456789  in that order.   Next, insert one plus sign  +  and two minus signs  - , -  so that the resulting numbers total exactly 100.

Email your response to

Good luck!

Master the Graphing Calculator

The most important math tool for success in high school is the TI 83 or 84. The better you are at using these, the faster you solve your problems and the less mistakes you will make. You have got to be an expert at using these and understanding what all those buttons can do for you.

These videos can help you through much of the confusion.

Mathbits is a great site to get answers to all your graphing calculator issues.

Regents Solutions on YouTube

Check out some great videos of past math regents problems being solved with all the steps. It also shows how to correctly set your graphing calculator, which will save you time. As the regents gets closer (see side link for your regents schedule), this is a great way to do some extra studying and review.

For Algebra1 go here

For Algebra2 go here

For Geometry go here

Also remember that teachers are staying after school to offer help!

Ken You Solve it?

KenKen is a great Japanese math game similar to Sudoku that is supposed to train your brain to do simple math quickly.

The rules are simple:

As in sudoku, the goal of each puzzle is to fill a grid with digits - 1 through 4 for a 4×4 grid, 1 through 5 for a 5×5, etc. - so that no digit appears more than once in any row or column. Grids range in size from 3×3 to 9×9. Additionally, KenKen grids are divided into heavily outlined groups of cells - often called “cages” - and the numbers in the cells of each cage must produce a certain “target” number when combined using a specified mathematical operation (either addition, subtraction, multiplication or division). For example, a three-cell cage specifying addition and a target number of 6 in a 4×4 puzzle might be satisfied with the digits 1, 2, and 3. Digits may be repeated within a cage, as long as they are not in the same row or column. No operation is relevant for a single-cell cage: placing the "target" in the cell is the only possibility. The target number and operation appear in the upper left-hand corner of the cage.

Try it here, and keep coming back for new puzzles every day.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Problem of the Week for April 25th, 2011

Congrats to Sanjeev, Vince and Buck Jones for the right answers to last weeks problem. Nice work and keep them coming.

This weeks problem: There are 7 more girls than boys in Mr. Curtins math class. If there are 29 students in class, how many are boys?
a. 11
b. 18
c. 20
d. 22

Send your answers to

Regents Review on TV

IN case you have some time on your hands (and I know you do) watch WCNY on Channel 24 at 4:30 pm and watch the following:
Tuesday, May 3    Integrated Algebra
Wednesday, May 4   Geometry
Thursday, May 5  Algebra 2/Trigonometry   

You can view previous episodes here.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Problem of the Week(POW) for April 11, 2011

Each week an interesting math problem will be posted here. Try it and send in the correct answer with your FULL NAME and Grade to

One  lucky winner will be picked each week and the winners name will be announced on ITCs daily Announcements. If you miss the announcement you will be notified by a teacher. A small prize for the winner. One entry per week per student please!
(ITC students only!)

Good luck and heres the first problem....

Tickets for a show cost $3 or $5. If 50  tickets were sold for a total of $230 , how many tickets were sold for $3?

a. 10
b. 20
c. 25
d. 30
e. 40

(picture: POW: Batman)

Free SAT Prep

Most SAT sites online make you pay to  practice or they don't have full test prep help.

However does all this and more for FREE! All you need to do is create a free account and get started.


Trig Graphing

If you are frustrated about graphing those endless curves, let the computer help you.

Visit this site and play around and get better!


Fascinating Fibonacci

Learn more about one of the coolest series around: Fibonacci