This class is Math II and the math concept I would like to reflect on is the introduction to the quadratic formula. What I have learned during this lesson is solving quadratic equations by completing the square. This was valuable because we had 2 other units talking about quadratic formulas and how to solve them and how they connect with squares.This lesson was definitely difficult at the beginning, I felt like I couldn't learn it until I asked my teacher Mrs.Manabe and she gave me some help along with some of my peers. WHen I finally got it it was helpful at the moment and later on because then I finally got it and way able to solve for x.
The math skills that this required was to be able to solve for x. We had to make sure that there were two real solutions, one real solution, and lastly, no real solutions. The process I went through to succeed was that I had to write an equation in standard form, then I had to identify the values of abc. The third step I had to take is to substitute the value of abc. Lastly I had to simplify the quadratic formula. I learned how to do all that is listed above. I had a hard time learning it at first then I learned it after Mrs. Manabe and her helper Jasmine helped me. What this work say about myself is that I can be able to ask for help when I need it.
The two SOL’s I have mastered this semester in math is being a Self Directed learner who communicates effectively because I communicated with my peers to ask for help and with my teachers. THe second SLO I demonstrated would be Thinking critically and creatively because when I didn’t have help I had to use my notes to be able to understand things clearly. THe SLO i could’ve mastered better in this project is Representing self, school and community through personal responsibility and global citizenship, because since I didn’t get it at first, I had to struggle and I wasn’t able to help people around me when they asked.
The Two most important things I learned in this class this year is how to solve for x and how to read the linear equation system graphs. These skills will elp me in the future for my classes in college.