## Math 3

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I am proud of these POWs because I collaborated with my peers when I needed support and used my time efficiently. I enjoyed these POWs because I finished them early. This illuminated my stress and I could focus on creating beautiful work rather than finishing on time.

I am proud of myself, I worked really hard this semester and complete all my work. This semester I believe I have an understanding of all content we covered, this is very helpful because it filled in a lot of gaps from my previous year in Advanced Algebra. I had a lot of "aha" moments this semester. I have changed my overall appreciation for math. I used the article in the being of the year about math anxiety and realized most of my stigma with math was not my own it was societies. I genuinely loved math this year. I came into the year dreading math and by the semester I look forward to coming to math class everyday. I am not going to be here next semester. I will miss coming to math everyday, but most importantly, I will leave Math 3 with a superb understanding of the content and I will apply in my future math classes.

I am proud of myself, I worked really hard this semester and complete all my work. This semester I believe I have an understanding of all content we covered, this is very helpful because it filled in a lot of gaps from my previous year in Advanced Algebra. I had a lot of "aha" moments this semester. I have changed my overall appreciation for math. I used the article in the being of the year about math anxiety and realized most of my stigma with math was not my own it was societies. I genuinely loved math this year. I came into the year dreading math and by the semester I look forward to coming to math class everyday. I am not going to be here next semester. I will miss coming to math everyday, but most importantly, I will leave Math 3 with a superb understanding of the content and I will apply in my future math classes.

Amaya Holliday

Small World Portfolio

Since the beginning of this semester we have been studying concepts following the unit question, “How long until we are squashed up against each other?” Over the course of the semester, we have covered slope, exponential increase/decay, derivatives, central tendencies, limits, scientific notation, euler’s, and natural logarithms.

Based off what we learned I believe in order to find what population the earth will be at when humans are squashed up against each other you must find the total square footage of land on earth and give everyone a square foot. I chose a square foot because some people will need more and some less, it will balance out. After conducting research I realized the population growth rate is going down. According to, ourworldindata.org, “1962 saw the growth rate peak at 2.1%, and it has since fallen to almost half. A long historical period of accelerated growth has thus come to an end.” Therefore the population will never reach 302,590,136,640.

57,308,738 square miles *5280=302,590,136,640 ft 1 foot per person 302,590,136,640 people

I feel like I have truly mastered central tendency. After the Silverton Lab Write-up, when we used the data we collected from Cement Creek, Mineral Creek, and the Upper Animas, and used what we learned about central tendencies to predicted characteristics of the Animas River after the confluence. Furthermore, I believe I still have not mastered limits. I feel I need more time with this concept because I do not know when to apply them to a mathematical problem.

Personal Growth

I grew as a person during this unit because I broke out of my social bubble and worked with students I have never worked with. I go against the norm because I appreciated the assigned seating this year. It help me collaborate with new people and in many cases the diversity of student’s ideas help me understand the content we were learning. For example, on POW 3 I worked with a range of students, I started with my table and when we were having trouble, I talked to Henry and Ethan. They helped my solidify my thoughts and from there I was able to solve the POW.

At the beginning of the semester we read the article, “Stop Telling Kids You’re Bad at Math, You are Spreading Math Anxiety,” by The Washington Post. This article really resonated with me because I feel societies hatred for math was projected on me at a young age and I grew up loathing it. After reading this article, my ideas have changed and I decided I do enjoy math. Now, I am more passionate about math and I believe it is reflecting in my work. I spend more time than ever before on my math assignments. Most importantly, I care about understanding the content and not getting the right answer.

Small World Portfolio

Since the beginning of this semester we have been studying concepts following the unit question, “How long until we are squashed up against each other?” Over the course of the semester, we have covered slope, exponential increase/decay, derivatives, central tendencies, limits, scientific notation, euler’s, and natural logarithms.

- Slopes, the rate of y/x, is significant because it shows the rate of change of an equation.

- Exponential increase and decay are rates that increases or decreases in proportion to the growing total number or size. It is significant because it computes rates expansions and reductions based on the current number.

- Derivative are rates of change. They are significant because they helps you calculate rates, specifically speeds (distance/time).

- Central tendencies are ways of interrupting data. They are significant because they help us break down and understand data sets. They include mean, median, standard deviation, mode, range, and weighted averages.

- Limits are when a function approaches a certain input (x) the corresponding output(y) is the limit. They are significant because they help us understand equations characteristics.

- Scientific notation is an expression that calculates a decimal between 1 and 10 and then multiplies it by 10. It is significant because it is a simple way to write and calculate extremely large or small numbers.

- Euler’s number a famous irrational number, it is the base of a natural log. It is significant because it helps when calculating an equation with naturals logarithms.

- Natural Logarithms are a logarithm with the base of e. They are significant because they calculate equations involving Euler’s, e.

Based off what we learned I believe in order to find what population the earth will be at when humans are squashed up against each other you must find the total square footage of land on earth and give everyone a square foot. I chose a square foot because some people will need more and some less, it will balance out. After conducting research I realized the population growth rate is going down. According to, ourworldindata.org, “1962 saw the growth rate peak at 2.1%, and it has since fallen to almost half. A long historical period of accelerated growth has thus come to an end.” Therefore the population will never reach 302,590,136,640.

57,308,738 square miles *5280=302,590,136,640 ft 1 foot per person 302,590,136,640 people

I feel like I have truly mastered central tendency. After the Silverton Lab Write-up, when we used the data we collected from Cement Creek, Mineral Creek, and the Upper Animas, and used what we learned about central tendencies to predicted characteristics of the Animas River after the confluence. Furthermore, I believe I still have not mastered limits. I feel I need more time with this concept because I do not know when to apply them to a mathematical problem.

Personal Growth

I grew as a person during this unit because I broke out of my social bubble and worked with students I have never worked with. I go against the norm because I appreciated the assigned seating this year. It help me collaborate with new people and in many cases the diversity of student’s ideas help me understand the content we were learning. For example, on POW 3 I worked with a range of students, I started with my table and when we were having trouble, I talked to Henry and Ethan. They helped my solidify my thoughts and from there I was able to solve the POW.

At the beginning of the semester we read the article, “Stop Telling Kids You’re Bad at Math, You are Spreading Math Anxiety,” by The Washington Post. This article really resonated with me because I feel societies hatred for math was projected on me at a young age and I grew up loathing it. After reading this article, my ideas have changed and I decided I do enjoy math. Now, I am more passionate about math and I believe it is reflecting in my work. I spend more time than ever before on my math assignments. Most importantly, I care about understanding the content and not getting the right answer.

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