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ReanneLacosta

GavinIshiharaWing
Math
December11,2013

AlgebraUnit4CsReflectionQuestions

1. Whatdidyouenjoymostaboutthisunit?
a. Forthisunit,Ienjoyedmakingrulesfortablesandgraphs.Ialsofoundoutnew
strategiestofindtheruleevenquicker.Forexample,if
0
was
x
and
5
was
y
,I
wouldknowthattheequationwouldhavetobeadding5attheend.AsIpracticed
creatingrules,itgoteasierandmorenatural.

2. Wh
atwaschallengingaboutthisunit?
a. Unlikethepasttwomathunits,thealgebraunitrequiredwritingmoreequations
andtheirwerentasmanyvisuallessonlikedrawingshapesforconstructionsand
transformations.Forthisunit,Ihadtopaycloserattentiontoeverysingledetail,
likemakingsurealltheintegerswereplacedtothecorrectnumber.

3. WhichoftheconceptsinAlgebradidyoustrugglethemostwithinthebeginningbut
endedupunderstandingitattheend?Explaintheprocessandpleasebeasdetailedas
possible.
a. Istruggledmostwithsolvingforavariablewhenthereisanequationoneachside
oftheequalsignandrateofchange.Iusuallytendtogetconfusedonthe
equationsduetointegers,butwhenIseeanequationlikethissometimes,Illtry
torewriteitonthesidesoIunderstandwhichnumbersarepositiveandwhichare
negative.Iwasalsoabsentduringtherateofchangelesson,soIhadtotrymy
besttocatchup.Ifinallyunderstooditafterhelpfromoneofmypeers,Victoria
Lovatoandashortafterschooltutoringsession.

4. Whichofthe4Csdoyouthinkyouexemplifiedthroughoutthisunit?Pleasereferto
yourevidencetopointoutexamples.
a. Ibelievethatinthisunit,Iexemplifiedcuriousnessthemostoutofallofthe4
Cs.SinceIdidhaveahardertimewiththisunitunlikethepasttwo,those
strugglespushedmetofullycomprehendeachidea.EspeciallywhenImissed
thosetwoclasses,IwenttomypeersandMr.ItohelpmeunderstandRateof
Change.

5. Whereinyourpieceofevidencedidyoudemonstratedeeperlearning(criticalthinking,

problemsolving,seeingpatterns,creatingyourownrule)?
a. IhaveneverbeenasnervousforamathtestasIwasfortheAlgebraUnitTest.I
hadmissedtwoclassesthatweekandwasntsureifIstillfullycomprehendedall
thelessons.Thelastquestiononthetestwasarateofchangequestionabout
drivingfromSanDiegotoSanFranciscoandweweregiventhetotaldistance,the
mphandweretoldwhentheyleftandwhentheystoppedforlunch.Wehadtofill
outatablethathadtime,hourstraveledanddistancetraveled.ThefirsttimeI
readit,Iwantedtoimmediatelygiveup,butIknewIthatdeepinmeIknewthe
answer.SoIperseveredandbrokedowntheproblem.WhenIgotmytestback,I
wassurprisedtoseeIgottheentireproblemcorrectandamveryproudofmyself.

6. Whichofthe4Csdoyouhopetogrowinduringthenextunit?
a. Inthenextunit,Ihopetogrowincommunicative.Ididntgettolearnaboutmy
newtablepartnersasmuchasIwouldveliked.Ihavetalkedtoallthreeofmy
othertablematesbefore,butduringmathweallgotveryquiet.IhopedthatI
wouldveaskedthemquestionsaboutwhattheythoughtbecausethereweretimes
whereIsawthemstrugglingandIwasstruggling,butIguesswewerealltooshy
toask.