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GrowthandDevelopmentinMathematicsIII

Reflection#1Mathematics3Bootcamp

I.ReflectiononMyGrowthasaMathematician

1)ReflectontheGrowthandDevelopmentGoalsthatyousetatthebeginningofthissemester.Selectand
thosegoals,andwhatyoustillneedtocontinuetoworkon.Bespecificanduseevidencetosupportyour
claims.Evidencecanbeanecdotesorpicturesofspecificassignments.

Goal#1:Mygoalthissemesteristogrowinthisareabyalwaysgivingevidenceonwhymymethod,or

HowIhavegrowntowardthisgoal:IwritethroughallofmyworkinmynotebooksoIcanlookbackand
understandthesteps.

WhatIstillneedtoworkon:Mynotebookhasallofthesenotes,butallofmyworksheetsdont.Ijustdothe
problem.

Goal#2:Mygoalthissemesteristogrowinthisareabywritingcleaner,clearernotesthatareeasyto
understand,aswellaswritingthesamewaywhenworkingonmath.

HowIhavegrowntowardthisgoal:MynotesinmynotebookweregoodthefirstfewweeksonmathandIam
proudofthat.

WhatIstillneedtoworkon:Lately,Ihavebeenlazierwithmynotesandtheyhavenotbeenasclear.Ihope
toimproveonthesesothatIcanlookbacktothemwhenIneedit.

Goal#3:Mygoalthissemesteristogrowinthisareabyconnectingoldproblemstonewonesandusing
someofthesameprocesses.

HowIhavegrowntowardthisgoal:Ihavebeenmakingconnectionstoeachnewtopic,makingtheprocess
ofunderstandingitreallyeasyinclass.

WhatIstillneedtoworkon:Lately,wehavemovedontoanewtopicandIdidntfindalottorelateitto,soI
hopetofindmoreconnectionsinthefuture.

throughitandunderstandit?Howdidyoushowgritandhowdidyouperseverethroughit?Whatcouldyou
havedonebetterduringthistime?
Somethingthattooklongerformetounderstandwouldbesolvingasystemofequations.WhatIdid

3)Whatareyoumostproudofandwhy?Bespecificanduseevidencefromclass.
Iammostproudofdoingallofmywork.Sincetherehavebeenonlyoneproject,andweareonlyjust
absentoneday,andturneditallin.Iwasproudofmyselfforkeepingupwiththework.

Idontthinkmyviewpointofthissubjecthaschangedsincethebeginningofthisclass.Iamhappywith
whatIhavelearned,butmathisstilljustasubjectatschool.

5)Describehowyourintelligencehasgrownthroughyoureffortsintheclass.
MyintelligencehasgrownthroughthisclassbecauseIhavelearnednewmathconcepts,orhavegotten
betteratthetopicstaught.

6)Describehowyoucontributedtothelearningenvironmentintheclassroom.Siteexamplesofhowyou
contributedtowholeclassdiscussionsandsmallgroupsdiscussions.Describehowthishasaffectedyour
abilitytolearnandgrowasamathematician.
IcontributedtothelearningenvironmentandtotheclassroombecauseIfrequentlywentuptopresent
membersiftheydidntunderstand.ThishasaffectedmyabilitytolearnandgrowbecauseIfounditeasierto

Iaminterestedinlearningmore,nomatterwhatthetopic.Iamfinewiththetopicweleftoffon,even
thoughgraphingisnotmyfavoritetopic.

II.ReflectiononLearning
explain.
knowwhatkindofpointorlinetouseandnowIdo.

knowatthebeginningoftheyear?.Howcouldtheseconceptsorideasbeusefultoyouinreallife?Explain
how/whenyoucanusethem.
Iwasalittlehazyonthesetopicsatthebeginningoftheyear.Theseconceptsareusefulforanyfuture
mathclasses.Iwoulduseitinreallifewhenmakingagraph(Icouldbemakingamarketingposteror
presentation)orusedatatoproveapoint.