This year of Math has been very challenging yet very imformative. Last year’s math was really easy and most of the curriculum was review for me, but this year I learned something new each unit.
I also really liked our math class. I met a lot of great people. Everyone was so supportive and tried to help each other when there was a problem someone didn’t understand.
Through this class I learned a couple of ways to be successful in math 10.
Top 5 Ways to be Successful in Math 10
1. Finish ALL of your homework. I can’t stress how important it is to complete the assigned homework. It will really change the result of your mark. You may think you have a solid understanding of the chapter, but you’ll always come across a question that can make you think twice. I realized that most of the tests I didn’t do my best were the ones I didn’t do my homework on. Finishing all your homework also gives opportunity to ask questions the next day.
2. Take detailed notes. Physically writing down things will help you understand what you are learning. Always write down things you may forget later or any concepts that are harder to grasp. This will really help when you are studying for a test, and especially for midterms or finals.
3. Ask a lot of questions. If there is a concept you don’t understand make sure to ask! It’s good to ask the teacher, but if you ask the people around you it can help someone else in the class. It may even turn into a discussion that will make your classmates get the chance to express how they understood the question, and helping others step by step will help you explicate the concept for yourself too.
4. Always stay focused on the lesson. Make sure you don’t miss anything imformative. The teacher may be talking about a easier way of understanding or solving an equation that you would hate to miss.
5. Make sure to study. Practice makes perfect is very true. I always got better results when I studied. Going over notes especially if the unit has a lot of vocabulary, and solving more challenging equations are great ways to study. Also try to go back to questions from the homework that you had trouble with the first time.
This week we started our last unit on Systems of Linear equations. We have covered all the new information needed for grade 10 math.
We learned about the process of substitution and elimination to solve the x and y coordinates. Substitution is an algebraic method of finding solutions. Eliminations is used when all variables doesn’t have a coefficient of 1.
First, make sure you are able to use the substitution method by checking if the coefficient of a variable is 1, and isolate that variable. Take the answer of the isolated variable and plug it into the other equation, this will make the equation contain only one variable(either x or y). Group the numbers and variables together and work out the equation until you can isolate the variable. Once the variable is isolated all you have to do is take the number and plug it into the first equation you were working with to get the other variable.
Usually the elimination method is used when the variables doesn’t have a coefficient of 1. First, change the equations into standard form to make it easier to look at, and choose one pair of variables to make zero pairs. Add the two equations together and isolate the variable. Plug in the answer of the isolated variable into one of the original equations, and solve the equation until you are able to isolate the other variable.
This week we learned about the different equations to make the equations of the line.
The most important thing to find is the slope(rise/run). Which we can figure out with 2 clues(x,y).
Slope y- intercept form: y=mx+b
Point- slope form: m(x-x)=y-y
General form(pretty form): ax+by+c=0
-A,B,C all have to be integers.
– To get to general form you first have to get it to slope y intercept form or point slope form.
On the 15th week we learned more about slopes.
Colinear: points lining up
Parallel lines: lines that never cross and have the same slope. Ex) m1= m2
Perpendicular lines: two lines that meet at 90 degrees. Ex) m1= 3/4, m2= -4/3
We also started to learn about how to incorporate the last unit domain and range to this unit.
Ex) In a linear equation the amount that y1 to y2 increases or decreases by would be the slope(6) multiplied x. When you multiply the slope(6) to the input(1) you should get the output(2). If it isn’t equivalent then the number that would be added or taken away to get the output, which in this case -4 would be the y-intercept.
Blue- Point-slope form
Yellow- Slope Y intercept form
Purple- horizontal and vertical line
This week in math we started a new unit on slopes.
We learned that a slope is a number that describes the steepness of a line, which is the same as the tangent ratio(trigonometry).
slope= rise(y)/ run(x)
Positive slope: The slope rises from left to right
Negative Slope: The slope decreases from left to right
This week in math we learned more about relations and functions. We reviewed how to write out inequalities and we also learned about domain and range. At first I was confused about the whole concept of the input and outputs but once I got used to solving more equations it got easier to do.
Domain: the independent(input) variable in the relation.
Range: the set of all numbers for the dependent(output) variable in the relation.
Function: a special realtion where every input(x) has only one output(y).
To evaluate a function you would have to substitute the variable with the given number which in this case would be 5 and -8. To solve the equation remember to always use B.E.D.M.A.S!!
This week in math we started to learn about relations and functions. We reviewed linear relations from grade 9. And we learned how to find the intercepts of x and y on a graph.
To find the the x intercept you would multiply the y to 0. Then you would single out the x by deviding both sides by 4.
To find the y intercept you would multiply x by 0, and devide both sides by 7 to single out the y.
With the two answers you are now ready to draw the graph.
On week 11 of math we reviewed all the units for our mid terms. One thing I forgot and had to review was how to catagorize numbers into groups from chapter 1.
R stands for real numbers which are all numbers including rational and irration numbers.
The Q with the line on too of it stands for irrational numbers which are also known as “ugly numbers”. They are numbers that cannot be written as a fraction.
Q stands for rational numbers. They are all the numbers that can be written as a fraction.
I stands for integers. They are all positive(whole) numbers including negative numbers.
W stands for whole numbers. Which are all positive natural numbers including 0.
N stands for natural numbers. They are all the positive numbers.