Hi, my name is Kayla and I am a student in grade 8. I think if someone asked me if I liked math, I'd say "only when I get it right or figure something out that i didn't know before." It's not really that I don't like math, I do, but sometimes when I'm learning new things, I don't really have a lot of patience, so I end up not liking math all the time. I still like parts of math, though. I always liked playing with numbers, and I like adding and multiplying. I always hated subtracting. In grade 3 and 4 I really liked adding because it didn't take really long and it was really simple. Subtraction on the other hand, you could say, was not my strong point. I really didn't like it because it took so long and confused me. I still dont like it to this day. To be honest, I don't really know the best thing I've done in math class. I know that I always feel great if I do good on a test, or if I figure a question out that nobody else has, but I just dont know what the best thing may be.
Last year in grade 7, the unit that I am most comfortable with would be grid work. I always liked finding coordinates. I think I liked this unit so much was because there was just something about finding coordinates that made me feel really content (i know, that sounds really stupid, but it's true). Maybe part of it was because sometimes last year there would be some grids that had the coordinates that made simple designs or pictures that made me happy. I guess you could say that I get easily distracted and I'm narrow minded. There was one time last year, where I got lost, and I didn't understand at all what was going on. It was pretty embarassing knowing that everybody knew it and I didn't. I don't like being left behind. But it wasn't entirely my fault. I was sick. Sort of. i think this year, if I really want to get better, all I have to do is pay more attention. I think it's that simple.
This year in grade 8, I dont know exactly what we will be doing, but I hope that this year we learn something about algebra. Why, you ask? I don't really know. It just seemed like a fun way of doing math. I'm pretty weak willed, and when I decide to do something, I just end up not doing it. I don't think I have enough conviction. It's not really that I dont want to do it, I just don't end up doing it. This year I'm going to have to work harder than before if I'm going to be serious about this. I'll try.
Last year I did some blogs, and I found this one at random, but I really liked this blog, even if I did screw some of it up. Sorry before hand.
(copy this to find my super-awesome blog did last year. Sorry about the link, I couldn't do it properly. Sorry for the inconvenience)
I liked making posts where people would give me lots of positive feedback and would point out my errors so I didn't make them again. this year I hope that I will get the same feedback from my fellow peers. I hope this will be a fun year in math for all of us!