Hey, my name is Angel Malapit . I am a grade 8 math student, if someone asked me if I liked math I would say "not really" because math is my weak subject and I find it challenging at times and complicated to understand . The best thing I experienced in math class was in grade 1 and our class would be split in half and have a competition about adding or multiplying, then the losing team would be punished and had to do something for the winning team (as long as it was appropriate). It was a very fun game and still educational .
The best unit I studied last year in grade 7 were coordinate grids, I found it easy because you didn't really need to think hard and it was kind of fun . The unit I struggled the most was on integers, I kept getting confused on adding or subtracting opposite integers and all the positive and negative signs . What I will do to try not to struggle so much is to listen more attentively, study harder and longer, and ask questions about things I don't understand .
To be a successful math student in grade 8 I will do what I can or do anything extra to practice on what unit were on so I'll catch on quickly in math classes, and have an easier time on tests . I'll try to take risks and raise my hand when I have an answer or have any questions . This year I'm not looking forward to anything specific, I'm open to learning anything new . But I'm kind of interested in learning more of algebra .
I was a blogger last year and my favourite post I did was on the meaning of mean: http://room42math09.blogspot.com/2010/05/meaning-of-mean.html I liked this post because i met most of the expectations . I liked blogging about what we were studying in math class because it helped me observe the unit and really understand it and if I need a reminder or missed a class I could just easily check the blog and copy anything I missed . This year on the computer, I will be looking forward on making any math clips, and visiting more interesting and fun math websites .