## Sunday, October 3, 2010

### Ryan's Math Profile

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.

1. Good job Ryan! I really like how you used proper English. But i think the text is a bit long...
But even so well done

2. Haha I agree for the long part. Thanks!

3. Great job Ryan! I like how you explained everything really well and shared your honest opinion. But maybe next time don't make it as long, because I think I only read like half of it and got lazy to read the rest. HAHA, but other than that, awesome job! (:

4. Nice job Ryan! I like all your explainations and when you put your best math activity, it made me laugh because I had the same thought you did about erasers. Even though your blog was long I didnt mind reading it all because it was interesting. Keep up the great work!

5. Great post Ryan. Everything made sense and was relatable. The blog was a bit long but it didn't affect the quality of the work much. Great job! :)

6. Great post, I liked how you made alot of the things that you talked about in your post related to you and when you described the smiley face. Great Job, Ryan. (:

7. Great job Ryan! I liked how you took the time to make your paragraph very detailed!

8. Good Job Ryan! I like how you took your time to edit your blog and make it. Keep it up

9. NICE WORK RYAN :D!1 You wrote a very long paragraph..but that's okay,that means you worked hard.A for effort Ryan!

10. Nice work Ryan, it was easy to understand. Next time make the paragraphs a little shorter.
GREAT JOB!

11. Good job Ryan, Your post was a bit to long. It was neat and understandable. Anyways keep up the good work.

12. Ryan! WOW man you wrote ALOT. I could understand it pretty well which is good. I also think it was pretty neat and your spelling was good toooo...overall GREAT EFFORT!(:

13. Beautiful job, Ryan ! :) I love how in every subject, you try your best, to do the best you can. And this blog proves that you try you tried your hardest ! Your post was really well done, keep it all up !

14. Good job Ryan!!! I like how you wrote so much information.