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 This blog is for Miss Jovanovich's algebra and geometry classes to share ideas, ask questions, and reflect on what skills and topics we are studying. If we are lucky, we might even get a chance to connect with other students studying the same stuff.
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 Article posted June 17, 2012 at 08:46 PM GMT • comment • Reads 112 During my freshman year at York High School I learned many different things that made a huge difference during the year. Listed are my top ten choices that incoming freshmen should consider. 1. Do not procrastinate and put off homework for study hall. 2. Don't look online for summaries of a book that won't take long to read. 3. During study hall, I worked in a group of several other people to study for bio and geometry tests - it helped a lot. 4. Do your work on time and STUDY A LOT for tests and quizes. 5. If you don't understand something, don't be afraid to ask for help. 6. Don't take on more than you can handle. 7. Don't put off huge projects or study packets until the last minute. 8. If you see someone struggling with their work, then help them. 9. Try not to stress with school work; if you study and do your work then you'll be fine. 10. ALWAYS state your knowns on math tests! Article posted June 17, 2012 at 08:46 PM GMT • comment • Reads 112
 Article posted June 17, 2012 at 08:35 PM GMT • comment • Reads 37 Most math problems are straight forward and not always exciting. However, on the Re-Test of Chapter 7 I enjoyed doing problem #13. This basically had you find the area of a shaded region inside a circle. I liked this one because it looked really complex at first, but I soon realized that you just had to find the area of two right triangles and the circle, and then do subtraction. Article posted June 17, 2012 at 08:35 PM GMT • comment • Reads 37
 Article posted June 17, 2012 at 08:28 PM GMT • comment • Reads 37 Trigonometry is a good and easy method of math to find lengths and angles of right triangles. To use trig, though, you must remember a simple combination that involves sin, cos, and tan. We use SOH CAH TOA for short. SOH is really implying that with sin you must use the opposite side / the hypotenuse of the triangle. With cos, you must use the adjacent side / the hypotenuse. And with tan, you must use the opposite side / adjacent side. Article posted June 17, 2012 at 08:28 PM GMT • comment • Reads 37
 Article posted June 17, 2012 at 08:22 PM GMT • comment • Reads 39 My favorite formula for a Quadrilateral is A=1/2(d1)(d2), which is the formula to find the area of a kite. I like this because it's not the usual formula where the base and height are involved, but diagonals of the shape are used which I find interesting. Article posted June 17, 2012 at 08:22 PM GMT • comment • Reads 39
 Article posted May 3, 2012 at 01:07 AM GMT • comment • Reads 57 So if you have a problem where you know two sides of a triangle but you want to find the third side, then all you have to use is the Pythagorean Theorem, or a2 + b2 = c2. I have always found this formual very interesting because it's simple to use but can be expanded as the algebra in the problems you use gets more difficult. -Eric Article posted May 3, 2012 at 01:07 AM GMT • comment • Reads 57
 Article posted May 3, 2012 at 01:06 AM GMT • comment • Reads 40 Hello, Right now we're doing transformations in geometry. One of these is dilations, which basically just takes whatever preimage you have and shrinks or enlarges it around a certain point. Dilations are personally my favorite transformation because I find they're pretty eas to do. Until Next Time Eric Article posted May 3, 2012 at 01:06 AM GMT • comment • Reads 40
 Article posted April 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM GMT • comment • Reads 45 Hello Again, right now we're doing reflections in Geometry and they're not too difficult. If the line of reflection is horizontal or vertical then it is incredibly easy to reflect an image across the line; but if the line is something like y=-1/3+3 then it gets a little challenging to reflect an image. Luckily, once you practice and get the hang of it it becomes fairly easy to do. Good luck on the upcoming test, -Eric Article posted April 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM GMT • comment • Reads 45
 Article posted April 3, 2012 at 12:24 AM GMT • comment • Reads 59 This is the first week of the new term and I'm hoping to come better than i have all year. I just got a 96 on my last biology quiz and I'm feeling pretty good about it. Unfortunatly in geometry, I did poorly on my test which brought my grade down. But now it's a new quarter and I have all A's again. Good luck on the new term! --Eric Article posted April 3, 2012 at 12:24 AM GMT • comment • Reads 59
 Article posted April 1, 2012 at 12:08 AM GMT • comment • Reads 54 This is the last week before the end of the quarter and I'm hoping, again, to do good in geometry. Things seem to be getting pretty intense with the quarter ending soon. So I'm trying to get all my missing work in so I don't get any 0's. Anyways, when the 3rd quarter is done it means there's only one term left before summer! See you next time, Eric Article posted April 1, 2012 at 12:08 AM GMT • comment • Reads 54
 Article posted March 28, 2012 at 12:54 PM GMT • comment • Reads 40 Hello Again, This Friday we have another test before the term ends. I'm not looking forward to it but I hope I can do well on it. All the quadrilateral and parallelogram stuff isn't too difficult, but it can get confusing. I have already started studying and I hope everyone else does good on it. -Eric Article posted March 28, 2012 at 12:54 PM GMT • comment • Reads 40
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