## Encyclopedia Exhibition

From this project, I learned that there are a lot more applications of math concepts in the real world than I first thought. Math is used much more commonly in the world than I thought before this project. Throughout this project, I learned a lot more about how math can be applied to real world situations and professions, and that made the project much more engaging and interesting.

If I could change something about this project, I would change the topic I chose. Matrices are much more complicated in professions than in textbooks, and because of that, I struggled with a lot of the concepts. The ideas presented in the sources I found, and how matrices relate to astronomy, were very confusing to me, and if I could redo this project, I would change which topic I researched so that I could understand more of the concepts.

To improve the Encyclopedia, I would just try and explain everything as simply as possible so that people can use it to learn new topics and concepts. I struggled with some of the concepts in my topic, and I am sure I am not alone, so I think it would greatly improve the Encyclopedia to make everything as easy to understand as possible.

If I were to exhibit this project again, I would probably improve the information that I presented in my slideshow. Explaining my topic to people, I found that I did not really have enough examples that I could show to them, and I felt like that made it a lot harder, both for me to explain and for them to understand. If I could exhibit again, I would not change anything major, I would simply just add more to my presentation to make it a bit more interesting and educational for the audience.

Moving on into future math classes, I see my greatest strength being my ability to learn and work quickly, and my biggest weakness being losing motivation and perseverance to work with difficult subjects or topics. Throughout my life, I have always been a fairly quick learner, and I think that is very helpful in math because I can get right to work after a lesson, and consequently, finish my work pretty quickly. However, I have found that when I am faced with a difficult subject that I do not understand completely, I have much less motivation to do it and I give up much quicker. I just need to focus on working through problems in future math classes, and if I do that, I think I will be able to succeed.

If I could change something about this project, I would change the topic I chose. Matrices are much more complicated in professions than in textbooks, and because of that, I struggled with a lot of the concepts. The ideas presented in the sources I found, and how matrices relate to astronomy, were very confusing to me, and if I could redo this project, I would change which topic I researched so that I could understand more of the concepts.

To improve the Encyclopedia, I would just try and explain everything as simply as possible so that people can use it to learn new topics and concepts. I struggled with some of the concepts in my topic, and I am sure I am not alone, so I think it would greatly improve the Encyclopedia to make everything as easy to understand as possible.

If I were to exhibit this project again, I would probably improve the information that I presented in my slideshow. Explaining my topic to people, I found that I did not really have enough examples that I could show to them, and I felt like that made it a lot harder, both for me to explain and for them to understand. If I could exhibit again, I would not change anything major, I would simply just add more to my presentation to make it a bit more interesting and educational for the audience.

Moving on into future math classes, I see my greatest strength being my ability to learn and work quickly, and my biggest weakness being losing motivation and perseverance to work with difficult subjects or topics. Throughout my life, I have always been a fairly quick learner, and I think that is very helpful in math because I can get right to work after a lesson, and consequently, finish my work pretty quickly. However, I have found that when I am faced with a difficult subject that I do not understand completely, I have much less motivation to do it and I give up much quicker. I just need to focus on working through problems in future math classes, and if I do that, I think I will be able to succeed.

## Encyclopedia Project

Through this project, I have learned that there are more applications for mathematics in the real world than I first thought. I first realized this when I was reading through the work that had already been done on my topic, which was the application of matrices. Matrices are actually very commonly used in computer graphics, population projection, and even agriculture. I was very surprised by this, and it made me feel like mathematics are much more important for careers and general life in the future.

Throughout this project, something that I learned about myself is that I can persevere through challenging projects, even if I am struggling with the work. Right from when I began research on my topic, I struggled with finding good sources and creating a solid final product. I eventually worked through that and continued developing my project, and although I did have some trouble, I am happy with my final product, and I am also happy that I know how to better work towards solutions.

To prepare for exhibition, I think that all I will need to do is look back over the part of the project that I worked on to re-familiarize myself with the material. Then I will just reflect on what I learned during this project, both about myself and about mathematics, which is what I have done here. Other than that, I feel confident that I will be prepared for the math exhibition.

Throughout this project, something that I learned about myself is that I can persevere through challenging projects, even if I am struggling with the work. Right from when I began research on my topic, I struggled with finding good sources and creating a solid final product. I eventually worked through that and continued developing my project, and although I did have some trouble, I am happy with my final product, and I am also happy that I know how to better work towards solutions.

To prepare for exhibition, I think that all I will need to do is look back over the part of the project that I worked on to re-familiarize myself with the material. Then I will just reflect on what I learned during this project, both about myself and about mathematics, which is what I have done here. Other than that, I feel confident that I will be prepared for the math exhibition.

## Semester Exam Project

I thought that this project was a very interesting way to get more into the functions and mechanics of mathematics, and to understand the topics we have covered so far this year. Creating our own problems really helped me to understand how these equations work, and I now feel like I better understand the work we have done this year. I also thought that it was pretty fun to create our own math problems, as I have never done that before.

To study for the exam, I am planning to start by doing the study review and going through my notes to review topics I didn't quite understand at the time we learned them. I am also going to go through the Algebra II book and do practice problems for the topics I struggle with, so I am more prepared for all types of questions that will be on the exam.

So far, this year has been going very well for me in Algebra II. Math has never been one of my strongest subjects, but this year I have not been struggling as much as I have in the past. Some of the material is challenging, but so far I have been able to work through it. I also think that I am enjoying math class this year more than I have in past years. I think one of my weaknesses is asking for help instead of trying to fully understand the problem or topic that I am working on. I need to work more on working through problems as much as I can on my own, and only ask for help if I truly get stuck. I think that a strength of mine is my note-taking skills. I think that I take very good notes on lessons and topics that are covered in class. They may not be the most organized or neat notes, but I can clearly follow them and consistently understand how the topic works, which is helpful for me.

To study for the exam, I am planning to start by doing the study review and going through my notes to review topics I didn't quite understand at the time we learned them. I am also going to go through the Algebra II book and do practice problems for the topics I struggle with, so I am more prepared for all types of questions that will be on the exam.

So far, this year has been going very well for me in Algebra II. Math has never been one of my strongest subjects, but this year I have not been struggling as much as I have in the past. Some of the material is challenging, but so far I have been able to work through it. I also think that I am enjoying math class this year more than I have in past years. I think one of my weaknesses is asking for help instead of trying to fully understand the problem or topic that I am working on. I need to work more on working through problems as much as I can on my own, and only ask for help if I truly get stuck. I think that a strength of mine is my note-taking skills. I think that I take very good notes on lessons and topics that are covered in class. They may not be the most organized or neat notes, but I can clearly follow them and consistently understand how the topic works, which is helpful for me.

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