math

Satisfactory Essays
Nicolas, Fatima May D.
2014­ 45876
My Math Experience When I was younger math was my favorite subject, it was something that I felt very confident with. Unlike english, history, and literature, where I had to exert extra effort, math was the only subject that really came naturally to me. I remember when I was a kid my dad would test me on math questions, usually about lines and figures. What kind of line intersects, what are parallel lines? I was probably about 7 years of age, and it really impressed family friends when the answer was correct. In school, I always did well in math especially basic math, it was simple and it was easy.
Back then, I still have the capacity to help out other students and I was always helping out friends with their assignments. I always got high grades on tests and I was usually done first when it came to exams. It was really up until I started high school. Then, algebra happened, since we didn’t have any lessons given regarding algebra (even the most basic ones) during elementary
I didn’t understand a word the teacher was saying, it was like I was reading a different language.
It was hard at first because I for one like solving problems with numbers but when it started involving letters I knew I had to work harder because it would be different than what we have learned in elementary. I was confused and began taking lots of time to study and I also did group studies with my friends. It really helped when it came to algebra because to this day I still use the things I’ve learned during those study group sessions.
What I’ve learned about those hardships and failures (exams included) in math that I’ve experienced is that I shouldn’t be contented with muddled half­comprehension; I need to understand the entire thing and not just bits of it. Some of my teachers tend to leave out something and they just assume that it’s just a simple thing and that the students would be able to figure it all out by themselves. I

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Satisfactory Essays

    Math

    • 585 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Math in My Life This year in Algebra 2 class I have learn some very interesting and important topics. Throughout this past school year I have grown and learned how to use these newly learned skills and my understanding of algebra is now complete. In math class this year, I believe I did fairly well and received almost got all A’s. I think I passed this class is because math in general comes easy to me. I only studied in the beginning of the year, as the latter part of the year came much easier.…

    • 585 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Maths

    • 560 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Maths" and "Math" redirect here. For other uses see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens.[1]Mathematics is the abstract study of quantity (numbers),[2] structure,[3] space,[2] change,[4][5] and any topic which has quantities and therefore can be studied quantitatively.[6] It has no generally accepted definition.[7][8] Mathematicians seek out patterns[9][10] and formulate…

    • 560 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Math

    • 1475 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Pedram Ghodrati Math Why do we have to learn algebra? Math is an academic subject which many students struggle to master. I remember when I was in high school, I always had a hard time understanding math. In senior year I almost dropped out of school because of the difficulty of high levels of math classes. I just read an article called, “Is Algebra Necessary?” by Andrew Hacker, an American political scientist and public intellectual. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political…

    • 1475 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Maths

    • 4526 Words
    • 24 Pages

    Free Report The Best Way To Prepare For A Maths Exam by Jeevan Singh Table of Contents Who Am I?............................................................................................................................................... 3 How The Brain Works ............................................................................................................................. 5 Self-Learning ...............................................................................…

    • 4526 Words
    • 24 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Math

    • 447 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Math 1342 Name _______________________ Lab 1 – Chapter 1 Put the answers to the following questions on the blanks. 1. A survey regarding choices of colors of chairs in the lobby area is sent through email to all 5000 employees at a particular company. 30 people respond to the survey. a) What is the sample? (Include a number) ________________________________ b) What is the population? (Include a number) ________________________________ c) Would this sample…

    • 447 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Math

    • 6006 Words
    • 25 Pages

    ar Grade: 1A Date: 2nd Feb To 6th Feb 2013 Weekly Plan | Math | Science | Social studies | Computer | French | Saturday | Class work | Class work | Class work | Class work | Class work | | Ch:16 lesson:1 & 2 | Lab | | Identifying the selected button p:36 | Unite 5:Qui est-ce?le livre page:35+cahier d ‘activites p:20 | | Homework | Homework | Homework | Homework | Homework | | Workbook pg: 153-154-155 | | | | | Sunday | Class…

    • 6006 Words
    • 25 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Math

    • 13608 Words
    • 55 Pages

    MATH1131 Mathematics 1A MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A INFORMATION BOOKLET Semester 1 2013 CRICOS Provider No: 00098G © 2013, School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW 1 CONTENTS OF THE MATH1131/1141 COURSE PACK 2013 Your course pack should contain the following four items: 1. Information Booklet Information on administrative matters, lectures, tutorials, assessment, syllabuses, class tests, computing, special consideration and additional assessment 2. Algebra Notes (for MATH1131/1141)…

    • 13608 Words
    • 55 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Maths

    • 266 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Yr 10 Mathematics Assignment LCR Maths By Adonis Chigeza Understanding and Fluency Tasks Task A 1. y = 1.2? + 2.57 2. Interpolation: y = -3.43 Extrapolation: y = -8.23 Task B a) The equation for the path of the ball is h = -0.1t^2 + 0.9t + 1 (h = height, t = time) b) The vertical height of the ball after 2. seconds2.664m c) The maximum height reached by the ball is 3.025m d) The time of with the ball is at maximum height of 3.025 is 4.5 seconds e) The total time in which the…

    • 266 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Math

    • 299 Words
    • 1 Page

    ALEKS Lab What Is ALEKS? The ALEKS Lab is specialized math learning tool that diagnoses your level of expertise, assesses your learning and skill levels, and provides practice of topics that are unfamiliar or less than expert. Things You Should Know About ALEKS: Please make sure to utilize your textbook before and during the use of ALEKS. Review how to enter your answers in the program. It grades your answer as right or wrong (without partial credit), so make sure you enter it exactly…

    • 299 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Math

    • 3382 Words
    • 14 Pages

    INTRODUCTION In our daily lives, we come across news like "prices of goods rising!" or "super discount!". This means that we have to pay a higher or a lower price for the same goods or services. Very often we use index numbers to indicate these changes. In Form 4, we have learnt about Index Number from Chapter 11 in Additional Mathematics. Do you know what exactly Index Number is? Well, an index number is an economic data figure reflecting price or quantity compared with a standard…

    • 3382 Words
    • 14 Pages
    Powerful Essays