## Math Reflection for Semester 1

Something that I am most proud of this semester is being able to organize my time, and still complete my classwork in math and pay attention to the new topics presented. The Growth and Development goals that I had in the beginning of the semester are Model with mathematics, construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, and look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. The goal I would like to elaborate my growth on is my ability to model with mathematics. Many projects that we did this year focused on how math can be used to model real world situations through topics like statistics. Also, much of the year we focused on displaying data in graphs and infographics. My honors project also related to the sharing of information and real world data. Overall, I have a greater understanding of how we can share and display data with mathematics. The most significant concepts that I learned this semester relate to statistics. Before this year, my background in statistics was very minimal, but after learning Standard Deviation and Z-Score, I feel as if I have learned quite a few techniques to evaluate data. These concepts may be very important for the future because they help aid my understanding of actually learning what to take out of the numbers that we may collect through other mathematical techniques. I feel as if I contributed to the learning environment as a skeptic in many different ways. If I do not understand what other people, or you are explaining, I never feel afraid to ask. Often, I feel that the re-explanations not only help me, but other people who may have not completely understood the topic. This was shown at times during the student teachings, but also during topics that took me a while to understand such as P-Value. This allows me to completely understand the topics we are going over as well as providing a second explanation to others. I feel as if my “intelligence” has grown over my efforts in the class this year because the information we learned may not have been over-rigorous, but a large chunk of it was quite new to me. This helps with my versatility of learning mathematical topics, as well as my overall idea of what math is all about.

Something that challenged me this year in math was understanding P-Value, as well as parts of probability. In order to make sure that I was able to work through the challenges, I would ask questions to the teacher either during, or after class. Also, I often try and participate in class discussions and share-outs. I feel as if being able to talk with peers and teachers is important to understand what is happening and what we are supposed to be learning. This all stems from my characteristic of hating to not know an answer. If I am unsure of how something works, I always have a drive in order to solve that state of confusion. This motivation to un-confuse myself creates a work ethic that has driven me to many of my successes that I have today. Something I could have done better during this time is push myself by taking a extra-curricular math class to further push my conceptual learning. One mathematical practice or growth and development goal that I showed the least growth in is “look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning”. Something that kept me growing in this area is the lack of re-visiting that was done with the concepts in the class. If I know that the concepts are going to be brought up again in a test, I make sure to remember that topic through patterns to encode it in my memory in different ways. Something I could have done differently is treat every assignment and concept like it will be highly important in the future

My hopes and goal for next semester are for it to go pretty similarly to this semester. If the content is new just like this semester, I will always be excited to go to class and ready to learn. Also, I hope that we re-test the things we already have learned in the semester with tests like a mid-term and a final. This way, I would be motivated to study and cement the understanding into my head. My goals for next semester are to take a Palomar/Miracosta class for Calculus, push myself to stay motivated to complete and retain the knowledge learned in the class and take good and detailed notes. I think that the behavior in this class when Mrs.GC was teaching was good. Sometimes with the student teachers, things got out of hand. Overall this classroom was a very good balance between intense, and relaxing, and this balance helped stabilize the learning process. I also think that the encouraged participation is important. I like the idea that you very highly encourage students to come up at least once a week. Even if they do not know the answer, having them work it through on the board will help them remember. Finally, I would like to thank you for choosing a wide array of topics to teach, and choosing topics that I have not covered yet. Out of all my years at HTHNC, this semester probably offered the most teacher taught new content so far. This makes me a more well rounded mathematician, and more excited to learn more in this class. I am very excited for next semester and what it offers. Go Warriors!

Something that challenged me this year in math was understanding P-Value, as well as parts of probability. In order to make sure that I was able to work through the challenges, I would ask questions to the teacher either during, or after class. Also, I often try and participate in class discussions and share-outs. I feel as if being able to talk with peers and teachers is important to understand what is happening and what we are supposed to be learning. This all stems from my characteristic of hating to not know an answer. If I am unsure of how something works, I always have a drive in order to solve that state of confusion. This motivation to un-confuse myself creates a work ethic that has driven me to many of my successes that I have today. Something I could have done better during this time is push myself by taking a extra-curricular math class to further push my conceptual learning. One mathematical practice or growth and development goal that I showed the least growth in is “look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning”. Something that kept me growing in this area is the lack of re-visiting that was done with the concepts in the class. If I know that the concepts are going to be brought up again in a test, I make sure to remember that topic through patterns to encode it in my memory in different ways. Something I could have done differently is treat every assignment and concept like it will be highly important in the future

My hopes and goal for next semester are for it to go pretty similarly to this semester. If the content is new just like this semester, I will always be excited to go to class and ready to learn. Also, I hope that we re-test the things we already have learned in the semester with tests like a mid-term and a final. This way, I would be motivated to study and cement the understanding into my head. My goals for next semester are to take a Palomar/Miracosta class for Calculus, push myself to stay motivated to complete and retain the knowledge learned in the class and take good and detailed notes. I think that the behavior in this class when Mrs.GC was teaching was good. Sometimes with the student teachers, things got out of hand. Overall this classroom was a very good balance between intense, and relaxing, and this balance helped stabilize the learning process. I also think that the encouraged participation is important. I like the idea that you very highly encourage students to come up at least once a week. Even if they do not know the answer, having them work it through on the board will help them remember. Finally, I would like to thank you for choosing a wide array of topics to teach, and choosing topics that I have not covered yet. Out of all my years at HTHNC, this semester probably offered the most teacher taught new content so far. This makes me a more well rounded mathematician, and more excited to learn more in this class. I am very excited for next semester and what it offers. Go Warriors!