Hello, my name is Olivia, and I am in grade 8 math. If someone asked me if I liked math, I would have to tell them that I did, except for a few units that I don't find as interesting to learn about, or that I find more difficult than the others. Example, I don't really like the unit on Cartesian Planes, why? Well, I personally don't really like all the drawing that normally comes with that unit. I remember in Grade 6 we were doing a unit on fractions and we used play doh to make shapes and divide them into equal pieces. It was fun to play with the play doh, it reminded us of nursery and kindergarten!
In Grade 7 the units I enjoyed learning about were fractions and measures of central tendency. I liked these units because fractions I found easy to understand and follow, and I found it fun and easy to learn about the measures of central tendency, like the mean, median, and mode, also the range and outliers. I had a bit of a hard time with probabilty because I didn't like to make the charts and tree diagrams, it took some time and I felt lazy to write so much, but I made them anyway. To do better in class, I would like to be less lazy to draw tree diagrams and I could study or review my notes more often.
This year I want to be a good math student. I can achieve this by answering questions and always paying attention in class. I can ask my classmates or teacher for help if I need it, and complete and hand in given work on time. Also I could review my notes more often to keep them in my mind. There isn't anything I want to learn this year in particular, maybe how to do more-than-one-step algebra equations. I would be happy to learn new things that broaden my math knowledge and help me in the future with higher classes and everyday life.
Last year we did blogs that included the day's notes. One post that I made last year was about estimating decimals with multiplication. I liked this post because I included all the notes for that day, added pictures, a video and colour to highlight the important words. Also people gave me good comments to help me improve my posts. Blogging helped me become a better student because I had to rewrite the days work on the blog and it helped the information to sink in to my mind, plus it helps other students to understand the work. I think it would be fun to play some math related games on the computer, it would help us practice our skills and it would be a fun way to learn, I hope we do some of that this year, also I want to continue with blogging.