The purpose of this page is for people to see my progress as a mathematician throughout the year. This year we were mainly focused on quadratics, probability and similarity, Mr. C's goal for our math class was to develop and practice the skills of a mathematician throughout the year which are:
- Growth mindset/perseverance
- Finding patterns
In this unit we learned how to scale up or down shapes, different proportions, solving similarity using different theorems ( SAS, AA, SS), how to find ratios and more.
We did this portfolio during the beginning of second semester, somethings we learned were probability outcome, evaluating casino games and how they work, fractions involved with odds and more.
In this unit I learned how to tell when polygons and triangles are similar, and how to prove that they are or aren't.
My experience in math was really good, I feel like I really grew in the areas I wanted to which were questioning/justifying and just speaking up more in general, at the beginning of the year when Mr. Carter explained to us how we were going to have many class discussions and small presentations during class, I didn't like the idea of having to speak up constantly in front of my peers, I used to think that class discussions and small presentations were pointless and wouldn't help me develop the skills of a mathematician, It took me a long time to adapt to this concept and to achieve my goals, I would say I got over this fear of speaking up in front of my peers until second semester and I also started asking more questions, It was really hard for me to do both but I pushed myself out of my comfort zone in order to achieve what it takes to be a "mathematician". Now that I look back to this year I wish I could have participate more in class the first semester of the year because I would have developed those skills further and practiced them way more. I would say my favorite moment was when I realized asking questions and speaking up more in class was helping me understand all the topics much better.