Hi, my name is Raelynn and I am in grade 8 math student. If someone were to ask me if I liked math, I'd honestly say that it isn't my best subject but I do enjoy adding, subtracting, multiply and solving math problems. For my opinion, I think that math is very useful when it comes to numbers and solving problems because I know that math is important for me and everyone in everyday life. I remember in grade 6, we had to draw Mickey Mouse on a coordinate grid and when it is done you can see that it turns it pretty well if you do it properly. I liked doing that on math because it was very creative, fun and simple to follow where the dot goes.
Last year, I enjoyed learning about ordering the operations (BEDMAS). At first, it was sort of hard for me and I didn't really understand it well but when we start working more on that unit I began to learn and understand what it means and what you are supposed to do. One of the units that I struggled was adding and subtracting mixed numbers (fractions). Learning how to solve your question by playing or switching the numbers to find your answer. This year, I am going to ask questions if I don't get what we are supposed to do, check over my notes to remember what we learned for math and focus more in class to help myself to become a better student.
Now that I'm in grade 8, I will listen carefully when we are learning something new on math and ask questions if I don't know anything. Right now I'm not having trouble on math but I'm trying my best to become a better student and be prepared for more math problems in grade 9. This year, I'd like to learn about anything on math. Whether it's hard or easy.
Last year in grade 7, I did some math blogs. My favorite blogs from last year was Subtracting Integers and Divisibility. One of them was about subtracting the chip from the second number. For example, (-5) - (-3) = -2. Since there are 5 negative chips you subtract 3 negative chips to equal negative 2. The other one was about when a number can be divided by another number with no remainder. Blogging helped me alot last year because it helps me to become a better learner and what to understand on so it'll be easy for me, and if I forget anything what we learned in class I can always go on the math blog to remember so I can refresh my mind. It also helps me when my classmates comment what I did well and what to improve on my post. This year, I would like to play math games on the computer to extend my knowledge and maybe do more blogging.