Hello, my name is Anabelle. I take grade 8 math. If I were to be asked if I liked math, I would honestly tell them that I think it's "okay". At times I do find it boring, but I know it's important in life and I somehow manage to get through every class. I do fairly well in math, and enjoy math puzzles, you know, the kind that make a person's head explode after 5 minutes. Fun. I remember back in elementary we used to use unit cubes when learning about volume. Everyone loved playing with them, whether people used it for math related activities, or robots. I for one liked putting them together and poking far away individuals, but aside from that, this fun activity actually made me interested in the unit.
In grade seven I liked the unit on fractions, decimals, and percents. I found it easy, having learned a bit about each in previous grades. The unit I struggled most at was probably the one involving Pi, and the formulas for a square, a rectangle and a circle. Not that I didn't understand most of it, just remembering all the different formulas was a pain, especially for the many quizzes I'd forget we'd have. Oh, the laziness. This year, I'll be sure to be prepared for all the quizzes, so I wont fail miserably. Oh, and to not finish all of the text book pages last minute.
It is now grade 8. This year I will try to come prepared for every class and to not procrastinate on every assignment given to me. I'll also try to swallow my pride and ask the teacher for help with things I don't understand. I don't particularly know what I want to learn this year. Anything, I guess, just as long as I have fun.
I did a few blogs last year for Mr.Isfeld. Out of all them I liked this one best. I liked this blog, because it was neat and I think the pictures used for the examples were very well done. Considering I drew them on Microsoft paint. Many of my classmates found it quite helpful for studying for the exams. Blogging helped me to be organized and responsible. How to take someones advice and use it to better my work and performance. I look forward to making videos this year. I've heard about this from other students and thought it would definitely be enjoyable.