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Nikki Lee Wade - My Math Autobiography
I have never considered math as my strongest subject in school. It was never the class I got the highest grades in. To me, it was one of those classes that was just a part of school and my education, where I just had to push through it, weather I liked it or not.
I never really had a strong liking in math and not ever did I look forward to math class or the homework. When I was younger, I did take tutoring classes for math, just to improve my math skills and I can say that it helped. My feelings about math change a lot during the coure of a school year. There are times where I've felt really confident in the work that was doing and other times where I just got lost in the work.
Overall, I think that I am okay in math. I do have a strong foundation of the basics from my tutoring, but that doesnt help me 100% of the time. I consider myself to be good at math only if I understand what needs to be done. I like to see math as just multiple steps that happen in order, and not when there is uncertainty about the answer. I guess I feel more confident where there is only one possible answer to a problem instead of multiple answers or choices. If I know the exact steps in an equation to solve for the answer, I can easily get the work done without breaking a sweat.
I only struggle when I dont know the way to solve a problem in those definite steps. Ive learned that I always need like sort of a support system or directions that I can always fall back on when I need help. I also struggle when I cant understand what an equation means or what specific parts of an equation represent. This is when I can get confused from the start, and just make my way through the problem, completely unsure of what Im doing.
In the past, I have aced quizzes with extra points and I have also nearly failed them. I know that my mind wanders in the most important times of class and that I often need like reminders to snap myself back into reality. I also know from experience that if I sit in the back of the classroom with my friends that I will mostly get distracted and end up talking with them; but when I sit in the front with the kids that are always on taks, I become on task as well and I do so much better not in just math class but in all of my classes. All i need to excell in math is a clear understanding of the content we are learning about, along with knowing how to solve any problem given, and a focused mindset that doesnt get distracted. That way, I can feel more confident in my work and less unsure about myself.
This year in 9th grade math, I want my grades not only to be in the 90's, but to stay there consistantly. Last year, My grades in math were like riding on a rollercoaster. I went from a low 70 in one semester and literally shot up to the 90's the next semester. It was pretty crazy but this year, I want to keep my grades consistantly high. I also want to improve on my attention span and my focus and learn to not get distracted so easily. I want to say that I am good at math and that I have the work and grades to back myself up. I want to have a great year in math class, as well as all of my other classes as well.
Essays on biography by Stacey Valencia - issuu
In this small essay I will be going over why I wold consider myself good at math, my good and bad experiences with math and what I will try to accomplish this year in math. Over all this is a math autobiography.
I do say I am good at math because I don't use shortcuts until I fully understand a concept. Also I enjoy being challenged in math it is fun to me. last would be because I can apply math to my every day life and make use of it. I probably get a love of math from my mom because she was always good a it and helped me learn when I was young but not so much now.
My strength in math would have to be in riddles and applying math to my life to better understand a concept because making connections is easy for me and has always helped me learn. My weakness in math is I can be slow to understand how to do something but once I understand it I will never have another problem with it ever.
this year I hope to learn more about math and simply get smarter. also stay in the high 80% or above for my grades.