End of Year Reflection
I liked the concept of doing an independent research project, but I think that I probably should have worked alone. Working in a group was great, but I spent a lot of time trying to coordinate and communicate separate ideas. If I had worked alone I probably would have been able to focus on a topic that truly interested me. I liked that I could choose my group and that we had full reign to choose what we wanted to focus, but I would have liked a little more structure in timing. I tend to let myself to get off track, so if I have a set time more individual things I will work a lot harder to reach deadlines. I would have made it a little shorter, if there were more content or components it would be a good length, but with the amount of content and work we had to do I felt that I had a little too much free time. That being said, we also could have made our project a little larger scale in order to take up more of that time. Although our topic was pretty simple, getting to learn how to apply the distance formula to any situation was interesting and new.
I went into this year halfway through because I spent the first semester in California, but I did go into my second semester at Animas with the goal to just try hard and make the final push. I feel that I achieved this goal well by putting in a lot of effort, going the extra mile(extra credit etc.), and trying to engage myself a lot.
I technically took Algebra 2 last year as a sophomore as an advanced class, so when similar content from that class came up this year I did feel very confident and that the class was fairly easy. The things that we addressed that I didn’t study last year came easily and I understood all of it. That being said, I am confident in my math abilities because of my easy understanding of the class.
Most of the time I felt that I was able to balance Math 3 with the rest of my classes. As always, taking 2 math classes is a bit of a pain, just because of the small amount of repetition and workload, but it is something I expect when I sign myself up for the 2nd math class.
I feel very prepared for senior year math and other advanced math classes I will be taking next year. I think that Math 3 and Pre-Calc prepared me well for any future math classes I will take.