Hi. So, because of all of our off days in school, I have only had one math class. So, as you could guess, I don’t have much to reflect upon. But, from what I have done, I can make some opinions about what I think this math year will be like.
The small class size is better for our learning; I feel like I got more out of class last Thursday. Also, I am fortunate to have someone else in my class at school (Allen) who can help me if I ever have trouble. Together we have never had any problems and can tackle any question.
I learned this week that the course isn’t really difficult, but you really have to THINK, not just cruise through like so many of us do because we are smart enough. Most of the problems that I have done so far I’ve had to show my work, which is different from Algebra 2 in that you could do a lot in your head. For example, the Josephus problem. You actually need to show the solving of the problem; you can’t solve it in your head.
I also am liking the pace and mood of the class. We were all laughing and lightening the tone during the class on Thursday and I think that is a VERY good thing,. Last year, I felt that we kind of did so much algebra algebra algebra that it got boring. The pace of the class also is good for people like me who doesn’t zoom through his/her work.
Wow. I feel like I’m advertising for our class.
And this year, I’ve finally gotten used to people randomly saying “Hey dude, you’re in like super high math or something, right?” I think it’s a compliment, but you can never be sure so I just respond with a “Yeah.”
To end on a less serious topic, after the first week of school in general, you start to realize you didn’t relinquish summer while it was here. Where did it go? It feels like just yesterday, I was doing Algebra homework as a seventh grader. Oh well… Can’t wait for summer ’11!