Hello, my name is Ryan and I am a grade 8 math student. If another person asked me if I like math, I would say that I like some parts of it. For example, I enjoy learning and solving problems with fractions, circles, equations, multiplication, and others. Although I dont't get 100% on all my tests, math is still a fun and interesting subject to learn about. In nursery, I remember we were doing subtraction with erasers. I liked this activity because the erasers had a soft feeling and they had smiley faces on them! I also knew what the difference was when my teacher would remove an amount of erasers from the pile. That is one reason why I enjoy math. It is simple and can relate to everyday situations.
Last year in grade 7, I really enjoyed solving bedmas problems, fractions, circle problems, equations, and converting values. The circle unit was pretty easy for me, because we just had to consider the formulas, and do the steps. However, I didn't like doing problems on the cartesian plane, because we had to draw too much and needed to much materials, and I kind of got lazy. I also didn't do well in solving patterns because I didn't understand how to write the formula for how "x" would equal "y", and it took me a long time to discover the pattern. I think that I struggled in some units last year because I gave up on it, got lazy, and didn't ask questions to see if my understanding was correct. So this year I will try to not get lazy.
To be a successful grade 8 math student, I will be sure to not get lazy, because I would do my work, and not ask people if I did it correctly. I would also contribute orally in class more often, to show that I am being cooperative in class discussions, and to help me understand more about each unit. I would want to learn more about square roots, and multi step equations. However, I would be willing to learn about anything that should be learned in later grades so that it would be easier for me when I get to that grade.
In grade 7, I contributed to creating scribeposts for my class. Here is part 1 of my post that I'm proud of, and this redirects you to the second part of my post. I talked about a part of the exam that we needed to review, and are proud of them, because it took me a long time and I thought I made it look organized and simple. I also thought that my pictures were neat, although some were pretty small. The light grey text at the bottom took me a long time also, because I had to think about all of the combonations of values you can convert. Grade 7 blogging, made me improve on explaining what I learned in that unit, and gave me and other students, opportunities to share our ideas, and questions that can get eachother thinking. I'll try to consider more links in my scribeposts, and visit websites that will help me with future units, and units that we are learning about now.