Math 2 Description: This page is meant to display my learning throughout this semester including my growth and reflection as well as providing a link to my three different math portfolios. As a sophomore this year we have primarily focused on quadratics, probability and similarity. I would definitely say that a big part of our classroom culture is being able to collaborate with each, this includes asking questions, working together to solve a problem, listening to one another and teaching each other. Another important skill is developing a growth mindset. This means believing that your most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. This mindset really allows someone to see there failures as opportunities to improve their learning and skills. The past two descriptions that I have mentioned I believe are examples of how learning goes beyond the classroom and into real world connections. Throughout your life you are constantly going to be meeting new people and gaining new experiences, knowing how to work with others and staying in that growth mindset with create a better environment all around and allow you to learn while improving your skills.
My Portfolios: Clink on the specific portfolio below for the link! This year we used portfolios to show our work and what we learned. Each one includes images of specific assignments, what I learned, how I solved it and how I grew through that problem.
Quadratics Potfolio This portfolio was during our first semester. A couple things we learned were, distributing, combining like terms, turning standard form into factored form, graphing quadratic equations, and more,
Probability Portfolio: This second portfolio was during the beginning of second semester. Something we learned were, probability outcome, evaluating casino games and how they work, fractions involved with odds and more.
Similarity Portfolio: This was our final subject and portfolio. We learned, scaling up and down, different proportions, solving similarity by different methods (SAS, AA, etc.), true or false statements, ratios, finding final heights and more.
Reflection: Overall I'd say I really enjoyed tenth grade math, I liked the teaching style and the various subjects we learned. A couple strengths would be, collaboration, asking questions, hard working and staying organized. Some stretches would be, under talkative, impatience and procrastination. What I would like to revise about my work would be to talk more about how I have grown. For example on my first portfolio I believe I did a good job on explaining the work and math but I didn't mention what I took from that. Although on my next portfolios I did it's still something I would like to improve on. In order to further push myself in Math I would say I should practice more on teaching others. I'm personally not the best at explaining and I think going back and seeing how I worked through something is not on beneficial to the person I was helping but to myself as well. One of my favorite moments was the casino exhibition. Everything turned out looking amazing and it was super cool to see everyone one inside having a fun time! A not so favorite moment would be the portfolios. It's really nice once you have it done because you can look back on it to relearn things but it's also extremely time taking for me personally since I tend to usually write a lot. This year I've learned to have a more open mind in math. I started off by not really seeing reason to things and I can't say I'm going to use everything I learned this year everyday but I definitely see the reason behind things now.
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