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My Riverside Rapid Digital Portfolio

Voici notre débat, Ashiana est personne A et Isabelle est personne B. On a fait 3 profils. Ashiana a fait Amor de Cosmos, qui a gagné son pouvoir politique grâce à son programme anti-asiatique, Isabelle a fait Un immigrant récent de la Chine, qui est arrivé en C-B au moment où tout commence à changer épuis on a fini avec Ashiana qui parle a propos de Un Sino-Canadien qui avait le droit de vote, mais à qui on a enlevé ce droit après que la C-B s’est joint au Dominion du Canada.

**Topic: **The topic that I chose for my Inquiry was “calculating emotions” this to me is something that everyone can relate to, as the goal with our inquiry was to find math in a topic that isn’t considered mathematical. I thought that our emotions are something that is relevant to every single person no matter their math background.

**Main Questions: **In my inquiry I talked about the makeup of emotions, how our brains respond to emotions, dopamine, examples of emotional equations {we did an interactive piece where everyone had the opportunity to calculate the ration of their anxieties and fears, and finally I talked about how subjective emotions are and the chaos theory of how sensitive these equations are.

**Further Questions and Extension: **While doing my Inquiry project I became very interested in a lot of branches of emotions and how math can be related in a bunch of different aspects, I came up with the further questions; is it possible to measure the intensity of an emotion?, how many emotions is it possible to feel at once?, how can we chemically relieve addiction and fit our medications specifically to a person and their ratio of emotions? and finally, with all the information we have about a persons life is it possible to calculate how someone is going to feel after a certain experience. My dad actually got me a book on emotions after my project and I have been looking through it and have developed some even further questions based on what I have read; How has the media affected the intensity of our emotions? Are the generations becoming more or less sensitive, how and why?

In math class, we were asked to graph Santa on desmos. This is the Santa that I created using different linear relations and functions, by restricting the domain and range I was able to place the shapes in a layout to create a Santa!

These are the expressions used to create the face:

•The first one x squared plus y squared is a linear relation, not a function used to create the circle. In order to add color, I changed the equal sign to make it an inequality. I chose 9 as the inequality for the size of the face.

•The nose, I left at the origin and just created an oval making the coefficient y not equal to the x coefficient and left it not filled in.

•For both the eys I made a small circle and a larger oval to make them a little more realistic. I changed the quadrant of the circle by adding x-1 to the right side and x+1 to the left quadrant to make the eyes on different sides. I made sure they were the exact same numbers to make sure they were symmetrical and proportionally equal.

•For the smile, I used a quadratic function to create a parabola and chose the origin of -2 by adding it as the constant of the equation. For the range, I stopped it at -1 to restrict the smile so that it’s not too high up on the face.

Now, for the add – on’s to the face.

•For the hat, I used an upside-down parabola where x squared equals negative y instead of positive. The constant negative 8 was chosen for the height of the hat. I made the range 2 so that it came up just to the forehead of the shape of the face.

•Then for the line to close up the shape of the hat I just went y=2 so that a horizontal line appeared on the y2 axis. Making sure to add restrictions at -2.5 and 2.5 on either side of the face.

•For the pom-pom at the top of the hat, I created a ball right down the middle of the x-axis and on 9 of the y-axis so it rests just above the hat.

•Finally, for the beard, I made a parabola with the origin of -8 so that it went lower. I made sure to restrict it to a range of -1 so it stops at a good point on the sides of the face.

After doing this activity I feel much more confident with functions and relations and now know mentally what a function would look like if I were to graph it.

Racism is a concept that attempts to put the intangible into something tangible. Its purpose is to associate the personality, characteristics, superiority, and worth of a human being into something that one can know by just one look at the physical exterior of a person. How is that fair? One look at a person and your empathy, pity or arrogance can be justified and set in stone based on the materialistic views and bias of someone. Racism then was not any worse than racism now, however, 84 percent of Caucasian Americans believe that racism is actually over. Back in the 50’s racial discrimination was a law; the African Americans and minorities had little to none access to many advantages such as education, transportation, and even clean water fountains. Because slavery has been abolished, there are no Jim Crow laws anymore and Canada is taking in refugees, we sometimes forget that racism can come in forms that aren’t perceived as large as laws and bans but they can be as effective, especially with social platforms and the media, where opinions can be anonymous and written by anyone anywhere. If racism really is over now, how come assumptions and judgment, based on race, act as pillars in today’s society? What is worse about today’s society is that it happens right in front of us but we are blindsided by it that it doesn’t phase us anymore, we need something bold and bright for us to notice the flaws in our society – but even then, a leader in the free world who makes horrible remarks is allowed to be a role model to all of the young citizens in today’s world. Even police brutality which still exists today is even still more likely to be harsh towards African Americans as they are “perceived” to be more likely to commit a crime, which is absolutely untrue. Violence and crime are both rooted from personal experiences and specific to one’s life, one cannot match a human being from their skin color to a crime, act of violence or wrong-doing. These are all personal errors and cannot be pardoned based on skin color, and excused because of racial superiority. People make assumptions that these errors are associated with your race; which leads to the refugee’s not having a safe place to stay because wherever they go they must face adversity. There have been between 300,000 and 400,000 Syrian refugee fatalities of families that weren’t able to make it here in time. Lots of people are scared of refugees and are not fully educated on the definition of a terrorist. They do not understand the difference between fleeing your country to take refuge from a war and being a war criminal. The only way to solve racism today is to become educated because we do not have laws that discriminate anymore, things aren’t all black and white, we must learn about each other so that we can live in a diverse, pluralistic society where we are all able to co-exist and educate each other. Although coming from diverse places can cause a roadblock in forming relationships it can be very beneficial to become educated on something, it can present an opportunity for self-growth and change. If more of our communities are able to become pluralistic we, as a nation and hopefully one day world can truly be sure that Racism is over.

To use algebra tiles you multiply the top row by the side row to expand. The squares symbolize x squared, the long strips signify x and the tiny squares signify the constant. Anything but red is positive making all the red tiles negative.

In the first photo, we start with (2x+2)(x-2), then you line up the corresponding tiles in the center, it should match up in alignment perfectly, and that’s how you know you’ve done it right.

Going backward is the same thing, just making sure it lines up and paying attention to the negative and positive signs. Here we started with 2x squared-6x+4 and then we worked backward making it all match up then verifying it, as you can see in the photo.