Hello, my name is Hanna and I'm a grade 8 math student at Sargent Park School. If someone asked me whether or not I like math, I would say that it depends. That's because there are many things that I like about math but also much that I dislike. Like, for example, I really like algebra but when it comes to division...I'm just not very good. To me, Math hasn't been much of an exciting subject. No matter how much I think, I can't seem to recall something that I really looked forward to. The only thing that I can actually remember right now that I kind of anticipated was when we had to cut open an orange for math related purposes. I had thought that it would've been quite fun but it ended up as a big letdown.
Last year, in grade 7, the unit that I enjoyed most was algebra. Though I'm not 100% sure if this unit was what I was best at, to me, it certainly was the most fun out of all of them! In my opinion, this unit was actually quite easy and was pretty simple too but, to be honest, it wasn't like this from the start. When my class first started this unit, I had an extremely difficult time understanding algebra but, as time went by and more explaining was done by the teacher, algebra gradually became easy. Hopefully, the same thing happens for my most disliked unit: dividing decimals. I HATE dividing decimals! Even before they added the decimals, I had been extremely awful at this. Yes, I admit that calculators were allowed to solve the questions but, what if, at some point in my life, I had to divide decimals and wasnt able to access a calculator? What a nightmare! Hopefully, I'll be able to improve at division by the time I become old.
Now that I'm in grade 8, I'm going to finish all my home work and ask questions whenever I'm not sure about something. I'll also pay attntion in class though that shouldn't be hard at all. Last year, I lost tons of marks during term 2 all because I hadn't completed all of my assignment so I want to change that this year. There isn't much that I want to learn this year other than algebra because, if I hadn't already mentioned, I LIKE algebra. I'm also pretty sure that we'll all be learning about the pythagorean theory this year but I'm not really interested in that. As long as I'm learning about math, I'm fine with it I guess.
In grade 7, I was taught how to blog on Blogger and had made a total of 2 posts in all. My first post is quite simple and is about Number of the Day and the textbook homework we had that day. The second post that I had created was about a homework package that was to be handed in and an exam review. I think that I had done a better job on the second post than the first. That's probably because I had done it before so I had a bit of experience. The blog has, in my opinion, helped me alot especially when it came to homework and studying for tests. By using the blog, I was able to catch up with my work by completing assignments. Hopefully, this blog will help me as much as it did last year!