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.
The blog post I did last year was on mixed numbers and that was the only post I ever did, the reason for that is because while I was making my post I didn't really knew exactly what I was doing so next to sign in, I clicked create blog instead, little did I know I was supposed to sign in and click on new post, when I realized that I couldn't find what I posted, I created several different replicas of my post and posted them again, and I still could only see them on my personal account. Finally, I talked to Mr. Isfeld and he showed me the correct way of doing it. After that he never picked me again to do the blog, and I think I know why, but I can post properly now. Anyway, back to talking about math, I really enjoyed making that blog post, it was a good learning experience for me and it was fun too, I was quite proud of my post, I added pictures and a couple of video links and I put effort into it. I really enjoyed getting feedback from my peers through their comments. You can see my blog at this link: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!