This week we learned more about factoring polynomials, mostly ungly trinomials. I really like using models when I do this because it just makes the question way easier. But when I find ones that look easy I am able to just do it in my head.
Example of easy:
Example of hard:
This week we learned about factoring polynomials, while some of them look easy, some of them can be very difficult. There are some with singular variables then some with multiple variables. The bigger the numbers, the harder the question is.
This week we dove into polynomials and last year I struggled with polynomials. I don’t know why but I just kept on getting the wrong answer. But this year I know how to do it. I also acquired new tricks on multiplication and on multiplying two binomials.
In math this week we started polynomials, at first I completely forgot how to solve them. But after we learned about it a little bit, I remembered it and now it’s a lot easier. To break it down all you have to do is combine like terms.
This week in math we learned about trigonometry. When I saw the name for this unit I was terrified until we learned our first lesson. It is really easy to learn, you just need to know how to label and SOH CAH TOA. Trigonometry looks hard at first but after you learn it, it’s pretty simple. Here are some examples of questions that look hard but they are really simple.
This week was honestly a tough week in math, I had struggles throughout the week but I managed. Something that I learned that was difficult at first but with a little bit of help, made it better, was pointy shapes(pyramids not cones). I had troubles finding the SA and the V , also finding a measurement while you have the V.
This week in math I learned a lot more about measurements but one thing thats important was conversion within and between the SI and imperial systems. With this it makes it way easier to convert measurements like M – inches or something like that.
This week in math 10 I learned about something that will help me out in the future which is scientific notation. It will help out with science next year because obviously we will use it. I chose this subject thus week because of the fact that it will help out in the future. Here are a few example of scientific notation.
Something that I learned this week that was combining exponent laws so combining power to a power, multiplication law, division law, and zero exponent law. With all these combined you can do equations that look extremely difficult but with these makes the equations really easy. Example: With that example you can see how much the laws make the question much more simple even with harder looking question.
This week in math 10 we learned abou numbers. More specifically prime factors and prime factorization, application of prime factors such as GCF and LCM, rational and irrational numbers. Also number systems so N, W, I, Q, , and R, and theres also radicals(entire and mixed). But there was one thing that really helps me with mostly all of this was prime factorization. It helps to find the GCF and LCM, and it helps with radicals, entire and mixed.
Example: When i look at this number I see a number that is too big to know what times what equals 2816 so I would use prime factorization which means doing this.
It just makes the question easier.
So it would also help with finding the GCF and LCM.
Example: 75 and 125