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12th Grade Summer Work

Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics

Summer Assignment

Incoming 12th Grade

 

From your NYC student account, join the Google Classroom for 12th Grade Code: 2ixbprj

(If you need help with your NYCSA account, email our parent coordinator at [email protected]

or go to NYC Students Account)

 

This is where you will upload your English and Math Summer Assignments

** Assignments are due by 11:59 PM on Friday September 2nd

 

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Supplies

Supplies are specific to individual teacher needs. Below is a list of supplies that will be needed for classes:

  • At least two binders
  • Dividers to separate subjects
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Graph paper
  • Pens/pencils/highlighters
  • One composition notebook (for science class)
  • At least two folders (one dedicated solely to English class)
  • TI-84 Calculator for all math classes (can be purchased at school store)
  • Physical Education Uniform
                ***The school's physical education (PE) uniform consists of the PE t-shirt and PE shorts OR sweatpants.
               ***The uniform is a requirement for participation in PE class.

 

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School Store (only accepts cash or money order):

  • TI 84 Calculator: $94
  • Physical Education T-Shirt: $15
  • Physical Education Shorts: $13
  • Physical Education Sweatpants: $20
  • Lock: $7

 

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Guidance counselors will be available in September but please email Assistant Principal Salek at [email protected] if any assistance is needed in the area of Guidance

 

 

12th Grade Math Summer Work

 

Directions:

  • Go to Khan Academy 
  • In the top left corner, there is a drop down for “Courses”
  • Select the math class you will be in next year
  • Course last year → Course to do

Algebra 2  Geometry

Geometry → Multivariable Calculus/Pre-Calculus/AP AB/AP BC/AP Stat

  • Find and click onNot feeling ready for this? Check out ready for ____” or click links below:

Algebra 2  Get Ready for Geometry

Geometry Get Ready for AB Calculus

                    Get Ready for BC Calculus

                    Get Ready for AP Statistics

                    Get Ready for Pre-Calculus & Calculus

                    Get Ready for Financial Algebra

 

Assignment:

  • Complete the 1st section in the Get Ready topics
  • Screenshot or take a picture of completed assessments and upload to google classroom for:
  • Each quiz
  • Unit Test
  • ** Assignments are due by 11:59 PM on Friday September 2nd

 

 

12th Grade English Summer Work

 

Task (2 Parts):

  • Keep an “identity” journal utilizing the prompts below in preparation for writing your personal statement for college applications? (12 journal entries in total). Each entry should be at least eight sentences long, but it’s a free write, so don’t worry about it being overly formal or academic.
  • Even if you know what you’d like to write about, please keep the journal. Many times, the essay we think we are going to write ends up not working out. Be open to different possibilities.
  • Include the prompt before your response.
  • Watch the TED Talk and answer the two questions below and adhere to sentence requirements.
  • Please submit ONE document with both tasks on it. Ideally, you’d type it and submit it as a Google doc, but a PDF (either typed or neatly handwritten) also works.
  • Please do not upload pictures of your English work; it’s very difficult for teachers to read pictures on Google Classroom.

 

Part 1: Free Write Prompts


  1. What are your major accomplishments, and why do you consider them accomplishments? Do not limit yourself to accomplishments you have been  formally recognized for since the most interesting essays often are based on  accomplishments that may have been trite at the time but become crucial  when placed in the context of your life.
  2. Does any attribute, quality, or skill distinguish you from everyone else? How did you develop this attribute?
  3. Consider your favorite books, movies, works of art, etc. Have these influenced your life in a meaningful way? Why are they your favorites?
  4. What was the most difficult time in your life, and why? How did your perspective on life change as a result of the difficulty?
  5. Have you ever struggled mightily for something and succeeded? What made you successful?
  6. Have you ever struggled mightily for something and failed? How did you respond?
  7. Of everything in the world, what would you most like to be doing right now? Where would you most like to be? Who, of everyone living and dead, would you most like to be with? These questions should help you realize what you love most.
  8. Have you experienced a moment of epiphany, as if your eyes were opened to something you were previously blind to?
  9. What is your strongest, most unwavering personality trait? Do you maintain strong beliefs or adhere to a philosophy? How would your friends characterize you? What would they write about if they were writing your admissions essay for you?
  10. What have you done outside of the classroom that demonstrates qualities sought after by universities? Of these, which means the most to you?
  11. What are your most important extracurricular or community activities? What made you join these activities? What made you continue to contribute to them?
  12. What are your dreams of the future? When you look back on your life in thirty years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What people, things, and accomplishments do you need? How does this particular university fit into your plans for the future?
  13. Write about something you love to do.
  14. Describe a person you admire.
  15. What book or literary character do you love? Why?
  16. Talk about an instant when, for better or worse, it seemed like time stood still.
  17. Talk about a time Momma saved the day!
  18. Talk about a time you were saved by the bell.
  19. Talk about a time or experience in your life that defied the impossible.
  20. Talk about a time your weakness became your greatest strength.
  21. Talk about a time you jumped on the bandwagon.
  22. Talk about a time it was worth the risk.
  23. Talk about a time you found acceptance in an unexpected place.
  24. Talk about a time you took a stand, made your voice heard, or grabbed the room’s attention.
  25. Talk about a time you let go of something that weighed you down.
  26. Talk about a time when Mother Nature wasn’t your friend.
  27. Talk about a time you set the trend.
  28. Talk about a time a piece of paper made all the difference.
  29. Talk about a time you had to learn the hard way.
  30. Talk about a time you finally felt at home.
  31. Talk about a time a trip changed your life.
  32. Talk about the most memorable meal you’ve ever made and/or eaten.
  33. Talk about a time your intuition was on the mark.
  34. Talk about a time you found joy in an unexpected place.
  35. Talk about a time you took charge and got things done.
  36. Talk about a time you took the road less traveled.
  37. Talk about a “useless” skill you have that saved the day.
  38. Talk about a time you had to fake it to make it.
  39. Talk about a time you were more grateful than you've ever been.
  40. Talk about a time your family had your back.
  41. Talk about your family’s most unusual custom.
  42. Talk about a time you received exactly what you wanted.
  43. Talk about something you wish you hadn’t done.
  44. Talk about a time you needed a clean slate.
  45. Talk about a time you started from scratch.
  46. Talk about a time you broke the rules to get something you wanted.
  47. Talk about a time you had to prove yourself.
  48. Talk about a time you went against the grain.
  49. Talk about a time you got cold feet.
  50. Talk about a time you felt nerfound closeness amid social distancing.
  51. Talk about a time you met your match.
  52. What are your major accomplishments, and why do you consider them accomplishments? Do not limit yourself to accomplishments you have been  formally recognized for since the most interesting essays often are based on  accomplishments that may have been trite at the time but become crucial  when placed in the context of your life.
  53. Does any attribute, quality, or skill distinguish you from everyone else? How did you develop this attribute?
  54. Consider your favorite books, movies, works of art, etc. Have these influenced your life in a meaningful way? Why are they your favorites?
  55. What was the most difficult time in your life, and why? How did your perspective on life change as a result of the difficulty?
  56. Have you ever struggled mightily for something and succeeded? What made you successful?
  57. Have you ever struggled mightily for something and failed? How did you respond?
  58. Of everything in the world, what would you most like to be doing right now? Where would you most like to be? Who, of everyone living and dead, would you most like to be with? These questions should help you realize what you love most.
  59. Have you experienced a moment of epiphany, as if your eyes were opened to something you were previously blind to?
  60. What is your strongest, most unwavering personality trait? Do you maintain strong beliefs or adhere to a philosophy? How would your friends characterize you? What would they write about if they were writing your admissions essay for you?
  61. What have you done outside of the classroom that demonstrates qualities sought after by universities? Of these, which means the most to you?
  62. What are your most important extracurricular or community activities? What made you join these activities? What made you continue to contribute to them?
  63. What are your dreams of the future? When you look back on your life in thirty years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What people, things, and accomplishments do you need? How does this particular university fit into your plans for the future?
  64. Write about something you love to do.
  65. Describe a person you admire.
  66. What book or literary character do you love? Why?
  67. The founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross described education as ‘the art of helping young people to completeness.’ How are you incomplete?
  68. When you meet someone for the first time, what do you want them to know about you, but generally don’t tell them?
  69. What's a question that has changed how you understand the world? What changed?
  70. How do you define yourself?
  71. If you were to write the story of your life until now, what would you title it and why?
  72. What outrages you?
  73. Talk about a time you made the wrong choice.
  74. Talk about a time you went back to your roots.
  75. Talk about a time you “pulled back the veil” or revealed something.
  76. Talk about a time you gave it your all.
  77. Talk about a time your weakness was revealed.
  78. Talk about a time you took the heat.
  79. Talk about a time you felt nature’s power.
  80. Talk about a time you pulled out all the stops to get what you wanted.
  81. Talk about a time you asked for more.
  82. Talk about a time you realized it was time to change.
  83. Talk about a time you felt truly seen doing something you loved.
  84. Talk about a time you felt silenced.
  85. Talk about a time you got a lucky break.
  86. Talk about a time you came in contact with a legend.
  87. Talk about a time you went back to take care of unfinished business.
  88. Talk about a time you didn’t let your nerves get in the way.
  89. Talk about a time you felt connected with a complete stranger.
  90. Talk about a time standing up for something you loved changed you.
  91. Talk about a time you found your freedom.
  92. Talk about a time you felt joy in living unapologetically.
  93. Talk about a time you served a higher purpose.

 

Part 2: TED Talk

  1. TED Talks are ways for people to share their stories and beliefs. What is this speaker trying to convey to their audience in the TED Talk? (3-4 sentences)
  2. How can you apply this speaker’s beliefs or advice to your own life? What changes or actions can you implement this school year and how will you do so? (8-10 sentences)

 

TED Talk: Why Specializing Early Doesn't Always Mean Career Success

 

 


 

Health & Physical Education Summer Work

 

Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics encourages students to remain healthy over the summer break by participating in daily health and physical activities.  Students should engage in at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity. These activities should include the components of health-related fitness (e.g., body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance).  Students should also practice daily habits to improve their nutritional and mental health, and overall safety. Below are some activities for you to do during your summer vacation to remain active and healthy:

 

 

Physical Activity

Nutritional Health

Mental Health

Safety

-30-60 minutes of aerobic activity (e.g., brisk walking, jogging, bicycle riding)

-3 days a week of muscle strengthening activities (e.g., pushups, pull-ups, curl-ups, lifting weights)

-3 days a week of bone strengthening activities (e.g., jumping rope, running, sports)

-Stay hydrated with water

-Eat lean proteins, fruits and vegetables

-Limit eating deep fried and processed foods

-Limit drinking soda and other sugary drinks

-Daily check-ins with family or friends

-Meditation

-Speaking with someone you trust

-Positive self-talk

-Self-care activities

-Journaling

-Seek professional help if necessary

-Get 8 hours of sleep nightly

-Wear sunscreen for protection from the sun’s radiation

-Avoid illicit substances (drugs, tobacco, alcohol)

-Avoid settings that may be dangerous

-Only swim in areas where a lifeguard is present

-Follow safety rules of any designated location