Around King Arthur's Table
Growth Of Rat Populations
So far POW 4 has been my favorite out of all of the POW's we've done so far this year. I am proud of this POW because I feel like I did a good job explaining what I did in order to solve it and I feel fairly confident in it even though I'm not sure if i got the correct answer. This POW was enjoyable for me because I had a lot of chances to collaborate with my peers and it made it engaging for me.
I feel like this semester went fairly well for me. There is so much work assigned that you always have something to be working on but it can also get very overwhelming at times. I found it very easy for me to start getting behind and I had so spend a lot of extra time playing catch up which was not ideal. Thinking back on the semester I feel like most of the things we've done have been good for me because it keeps me busy and on track and I think that has prepared me to be a better student than I was at the beginning of the year. During this next semester I want to try and maintain a place in my school work where i'm not getting behind, but also i'm not as stressed as I was about some of the things over first semester.
Independent Research Project Reflection:
I Thought the idea behind the project was really cool because we could pretty much drive our projects in any direction we wanted. One thing I really didn't like about this project was the amount of time we had. I don't feel like I had enough time to understand our research topic as well as I could have because we only had a few days to work on it. I was also stressed because we had other projects going on as well. One thing I would recommend for next year is trying to give the students more time, and if possible, to do the project at a time that students don't have several other bigger projects going on. Other than that I really enjoyed learning more about my topic, which was math in nature, looking at the Mandelbrot set and Fibonacci spirals. because there are so many crazy things that explain why so many things are the way they are.
First semester, one goal I set for myself was to be staying on top of my work so I was never behind, But also staying at a place where I wasn't too stressed out. I think I did a pretty good job of completing this goal throughout second semester. There was only one time this year where I was really stressing about managing the work from math with my work from my other classes, and that was during out last project (Independent Research Project) which I talked about above in my reflection for that project. I feel like everything will be fine for me moving into math 4 next year or any potential math electives I might take.