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math letter Dear Mom and Dad,
In math class these past months, we have been learning many different topics from module 1. I have been learning about analyzing graphs, the difference between bar and line graphs, frequency tables, exponents, order of operations, probability, and a little problem solving. As you can see, math class was full of information.

To learn all these different topics, we did projects, worksheets, and quizâ€™s. My favorites project that we did was on theoretical and experimental probability. To show the information, we put it in a frequency table. All of us had partners. My partner and I did our experiment on blow pops. We put all the different types of blow pops in a bag and picked one 90 times. Not only was the project exciting and fun, it taught the class about probability.

My favorite topic was order of operations. Also known as Pemdas. Pemdas stands for parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtracting. That is the order of what you should do first in a math problem. It was my favorite topic because I picked it up pretty quickly and understood perfectly about what I was doing.

The hardest topic for me to understand was experimental and theoretical probability. It took me until the project to understand the difference. I remember when I did the theoretical probability when it asked for the experimental on a work sheet without even knowing. Now I know that one is the most likely and the other is the real experiment information. Now that I know what the difference between them is, I love the topic.

As you can see, there were many topics in this unit that I loved. After reading this you know what order of operations are and what pemdas stands for, the difference between experimental and theoretical probability is, and last but not least, my favorite topic and the topic that was hardest for me. For our next unit in math class, we will be learning about problem solving. I am very excited for that!

Article posted November 4, 2011 at 09:17 AM • comment • Reads 84 • see all articles