In my growth mindset project, my goal was to have by the end of the 2 weeks at least 5 drawings for my coloring book. I've been wanting to make this book for years. Something I haven't been doing in junior year is drawing, it's what relaxes me and makes me do something I love. The point of this project was to do at least something everyday that you want to do because it has been proven to make you a happier person.
The growth mindset project helped me begin something I'm so proud of and happy with. I only created 5 drawings, but that helped me begin something I never actually would've done if it wasn't for this project. Something else this project help me on is being less stressed. Drawing is something that de-stresses me and I love how time just goes by when I am drawing. At my internship I continued this project and created my covers and almost completed my coloring book. I had spare time in then afternoon and having the skills I learned in editing softwares equipped me with how to make my book professional. I applied the growth mindset project to math this year by how taking time after school to do things helps a lot. For example with the SAT, you had take at least an hour everyday to study so you would make improvement. And if you have a good mindset, have a date when you have to have something completed, it's easier to complete something because it's motivation. |

This year I struggled with the Around King Arthur's Table. We had to figure out the pattern of the problem and create an equation so we don't have to plug in numbers multiple of times to figure out one answer.
What I struggled with was creating an equation by myself. To me it's one of the most difficult parts of math. Something about creating a rule is so hard for me. I think learning this skill would really help me because if I understand how to make an equation, I would be able to understand why or how a problem actually works. It's like taking a backwards step, figuring out the base of it. |

An area I really enjoyed was algebra, most specifically polynomials. A __polynomial__ is *an expression consisting of variables (or indeterminate) an coefficients, that involves only the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and non-negative integer exponents. *

What I really enjoyed about this was that I was very familiar with how to do it. I liked how they got challenging

This year I became a lot more use to studying outside of school. The SAT really helped me realize, whatever score you want to get, it's gonna reflect on the work you put outside of work. Knowing this, during internship when we didn't have school, a couple friends and I had made Monday and Thursday afternoons to be our study days. We would meet at Starbucks and 6-9pm. This was one of the biggest changes I've made as a student, we took the initiative to study one our own, we understood it would benefit us, and throughout all the study days it was honestly really fun. I feel like I strengthen a lot of math skills and also learned other things for the SAT. Doing this really made me kind of get a glimpse of what I should be doing in college. I think I am going to meet people and create study groups, it's so helpful. This also is kind of what we will have to do for senior math next year. Especially because I chose a class that will challenge me a lot more.

Next year I will be taking Calculus math. I chose this because there was a feeling inside of me that just wanted to do it, I knew it would help me. Math is one of my hardest challenge ever since I was little, I felt like making this choice would help me understand math a lot better. Although its going to be very hard, and I am going to struggle in the beginning. It's going to be like a "reality check" on math for me. I feel like with this class it will help me be prepared for college math. That was one of my biggest fears, not being able to understand college math at all. Having Calculus will make me feel a lot more confident and I will grow studying habits. I'm nervous but excited too!

Next year as a senior, I will be successful by the work I put outside of school. The study groups, my time management, and my mindset. I think also having time for myself would help me be a healthy student. I understand how overwhelming it could be if you don't take time to re-charge when having a lot to do. I'm really going to put a lot of effort next year, my goal is to feel confident by the end of the year for college math.