## algebra 1

Algebra 1 - Ms. Janelle

Essential Question of Mathematics: How can I make sense of and impact the world around me using math?

Essential Question of Mathematics: How can I make sense of and impact the world around me using math?

One example of “how I can make sense of and impact the world around me using math” is by using quadratic functions to track the distance something is going to go in the air, such as the exact place rockets are going to reach it’s peak and land.

I am most proud of my work on factoring trinomials because I feel good about my ability to answer those type of questions. I practiced it a lot and came out with a good understanding of it.

My biggest challenge was comprehending my notes because sometimes we would go through a topic quickly and I wouldn’t understand my notes when I got home to do homework. I realized I had to take more detailed notes so skills would really stick with me and I would be able to look back at them without becoming confused.

I have shown the most growth in graphing a quadratic function given an equation. When we were first introduced to this topic, I did not understand it at all. I did not know the steps to solve it and it all seemed very complicated to me. I eventually got it and could answer the questions on tests.