## Monday, October 4, 2010

### Olivia's Math Profile

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.

1. Very organized. Equal sized paragraphs. Great spelling. I liked how you explained why you didnt't like doing the trre diagrams, because I can relate to being lazy. GREAT JOB!

2. You're paragraphs had detail and it was very interesting to read. It also wasnt confusing which is good. Keep up the good work Olivia!

3. Your post was great!. The paragraphs had detail and they were a good size. You explained everything perfectly. Great job. :)

4. Great Job Olivia. I liked how you made your paragraphs really descriptive, and detailed. I like how you described many things, Good Job Olivia!

5. Good Job Olivia! I like how you used descriptive words to help make it understandable. Keep it up

6. Good job Olivia! Really good explanation and detail. I personally think your post is a little long, but that's okay. Keep up the great work!

7. Thanks for the helpful comments everyone. :) Melanie, sorry that it is a tad bit long, I will try to make it shorter next time. :)

8. Great Job Olivia!I like how it was very informative and easy to understand.Nice piece of work Olivia:)

9. Nice job Olivia, your paragraphs were kind of equal amount, like San Jose said. I also agree with Melanie, it was a little bit long. Everything else was really well organized and it was all neat, so good job keep it up. (:

10. Your post was very good it was organised and neat. And I like how you told your stregth and weakness very simply.

11. Good Job Olivia! I really liked how you put lots of information on what you really liked and what you disliked! Very well done :D.

12. Good job Olivia, Your blog has a lot of information. It is very organized. The last thing I liked was you telling us what you dislike and like. Keep up the good work.

13. WOW! you wrote alot... anyways you did really well because you put lots of information and all of it was organized in the right order tooooo.(: GREAT JOB!

14. Good job, Olivia ! Your post was nice and neat, which made it very understandable. Keep it up !