## Unit 3: Reflection: Area, Volume, Measurement

*Q1: What content/skills have been most interesting to you?*

*A skill that has been the most interesting to me would be spacial visualization. An example of this would be the POW in which we used cubes made up of smaller cubes. This skill helped me to visualize a smaller cube inside of the origanal cube and through this it gave me a better understanding of the POW.*

*Q2: How have you grown mathematically?*

I have grown mathematically through all of the POW's. Through the Slices of Pie POW I was able to practice critical thinking, the Rubiks Cube POW has been useful for visualization, and the Ideal Sized Soda Can POW helped me become more determined. The first POW helped me critically think because it made me review my progress and try new ideas. The second POW was a problem that needed me to visualize the cube's smaller cubes. The third one took some time to find the solution because I had to try multiple possible solutions.

## Unit 2 Reflection: Shadows, Similarity and Right Triangle Trigonometry

**Q1: What has been the work you are most proud of in this unit?**

The work that is my proudest is my proudest because of the effort I put into it. The work I am most proud of for unit 2 would be the In Class Work sheet from 2/18/15. This is my favorite work because I was able to understand it and also because I showed my work which is hard to do. Another thing is that I found it to be challenging at first but it helped me practice and I became better after time.

**Q2: What skills are you developing in geometry/math?**

A skill I am developing In geometry is looking at problems differently. An example of this is again the In Class Work sheet from 2/18/15. I think that this work shows that I see the problem from a different angle. I see what the answer could be and what is already there but in an unanswered form. I see y=-1 when it is -y=5-4.

**Q3: Choose one topic: similarity (ratios) or trigonometry. Explain what it is. Provide an example of how it is used in mathematics to solve problems. State an application of the topic in the adult world that interests you.**A topic that interests me is Trigonometry but more specifically graphing it. Trigonometry is the study of the measures of triangles and how you can find side lengths and angles using it. An example of the use of Trig. is just using a calculator to find the tangent of X in order to know a side length. If you have one side and one angle you can solve for the other side. In the adult world this can be used to evaluate how large/tall a wave is.