## Monday, October 4, 2010

### Sandra's Math Profile

If Someone asked me "Do you like math?" I would probably answer "yes, but I am not very good at it". I would love to be good at math, it is so interesting, complex, and you need math in the real world. I definately want to improve on my math skills and to understand math better. The best thing I ever did in math class was in grade's five and six when I was actually starting to understand math better than I ever did before. We learned different strageties so we could actually understand the problem, and my math teacher explained it in a fun and interesting way.

Last year in grade 7, my best unit would have to be probably about factors. I was also good at percentages and area of parallelogram, triangle, circle etc. Why I did well on factors was that it was the only math test where I got a perfect 100% test score, I remember feeling happy for the rest of the day after that. I was good at percentatges because I understood how to convert then and to relate them to fractions and decimals. And the area and measurement because I loved how the math information and numbers fit in so well into the formulas. The units that made me struggle however, were dividing decimals, big "unfriendly" decimal numbers are so hard to work with and I had a difficult time understanding them. I also had a hard time adding or subtracting improper fractions, that I had trouble with, I tried the method of cross multiplying, but the whole strategy was to complicated for me to grasp. But I have to say the unit that was worst for me was probability. I knew about percentages of things and all that, but I had problems with organizing the events in tables and charts, all of that just annoyed me for some reason. What I am planning to do this year to try not to struggle so much in those areas is to seek out more help because I am at school to learn and to improve. Another thing I could do is to study harder, so if I read it for a few times over I might actually get it, or inquire more on the subject and research it.

What I want to do this year to become more succesful in math is to ask more questions, get help if I need it, do more research, and try to learn better by focusing and studying smarter. Another thing is to work on my speed. I tend to take my time too much, so I really need to work on my speed, it will really help with my tests and my final exam. I really want to do much better in math this year, so I will have to put in allot of effort. What I would like to learn this year is maybe trying to link math with science. Science is my favourite subject, and I know math has allot to do with science, in fact, math is science, mathematics is the science of numbers and patterns. Anyway, I would just like to learn more about math period.

http://wwwspkgrade7math09-sandra43.blogspot.com/. What I would like to do on the computers in math this year is to create more blog posts, and maybe making pictures and videos and adding them to my blog.

Well, this was my math profile, I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope everyone has a great year in math!

1. Sandra, WOW!! I'm speechless your piece was a little long, but it was an amazing piece full of voice and it really caught my attention! There were a couple of mistakes, but overall it was a perfect piece of writing!!

2. This is a very interesting profile sandra , even though i took me a while to read it. I read that you learned a lot of lesson from last year and i also saw your blog from last year. I would recomend that you try to take some space out so it's easier for us to read it. Just by reading this profile I can tell you really like math , great job.

3. Very great job on your post, Sandra. It was very interesting reading it. I liked how you express how you felt and what you did on math. I found a couple of mistakes, but it was still a very good post. Good job.

4. Good job Sandra!!! Your profile is a bit long and interesting to read. There was some mistakes but you still did an awesome job.

5. Great post Sandra. It was really long but it was really enjoyable. Hope to reading more of your posts.

6. Great job on your post, Sandra! I liked how you wrote a lot! It was really interesting to read! I liked that you put a link to a post from last year! Good job!

7. Great job, Sandra! To be honest, it's great how you wrote a lot about yourself in terms of math and I was very interested in what I was reading! I see a few spelling errors that you might want to fix, but nonetheless, amazing post! I liked it!

8. Great job Sandra!your post was very interesting.Keep up the great work.

9. Great post Sandra. When I first saw the post, all I thought was, "Wow, this post is long, it's gonna be an exciting post."

10. Thank you everyone for your comments, sorry if my post was a bit long, I just have so much to say about math, and I still think I am missing a few things! Thanks for pointing out my errors, I will try to improve on my next posts, and thank you for your posative feedback, I really appreciated it. Thanks again guys:)

11. Good Job Sandra! Your math blog was very nice to read I love how you wrote so musch. Next tome use spell check though.

12. Good Job Sandra! your post is very neat and very LONG.

13. Great job, Sandra. Your post was long and very informative. That was why I didn't get tired of reading it. I can really relate to the feeling of the decimal nmubers, because sometimes they can be a pain in the a- well, I'm going to censor that. 3.141592654- oh, wait that's pi. Never mind, just know I hate decimals as much as you do. Again, great post.

14. Sooooo Looonnnggg.... So I didn't read it. Good job.