Reviewing Scale Factors

I used this video to recap how to find the similarities between two different triangles. It also helped me find the pattern for other shapes.

This video helped me pick out little details from word problems so I would be able to solve the word problem more easily.

Kahn Academy helped me a lot during this unit as well as other units. This site has all the math units you could think of. I will definitely be using it until I leave high school.

Math Core Competency Reflection

Semester 2 goals paragraph

One of my goals for semester 2 is that I want to to work hard ad achieve a final grade of a B so I can make my parents happy. Another goal that I have is that i would like to be getting high grades and be doing well in my unit tests. By the end of the year I want to be happy with myself and know that I didn’t waste a year. I want to make Mr. Thies and my parents happy. I would really like to go into math 10 pre calculus and foundations.

 

Community Connections Alternate

 

Wendy’s Employment Opportunity

The employment opportunity is a part time job at Wendy’s. Working at an early age could give me a benefit going into a job if someone else has never worked before they would take you over them. The only qualification is that you have to be 15 and have some sort of achievements. i have played on many sports teams so I have good team work. i have also volunteered at different rec centers for helping young kids with basketball. I need to have decent grades to be able to be a good role for thus job and I will need to have a good attitude.

Swimming Instructor Helper volunteer opportunity

The volunteer opportunity I found was being an assistant with swim lessons at Hyde Creek Rec Center. This volunteering job could help me to get a part time job which would be actually teaching a swimming lesson on my own. I am very passionate about this volunteer job because i have just finished level 10 for swimming.

Currents From The Kitchen

Materials

  • Orange
  • Banana
  • Lemon
  • Potato
  • Copper strip
  • Nail
  • Cables to be able to measure the electricity

Procedure 

  1. Get all the materials you need.
  2. Cut fruit in half.
  3.  Stick the copper strip and the nail into the piece of fruit.
  4. Clip one of sides of the cable to the nail and the other to meter. Do the same with the copper strip.
  5. Repeat each step with all the fruits and see which one produces the most electric current.

Observations

What we noticed the most is that each time the nail and copper strip went into the different fruits we had to change the position of where the cables were clipped on, so we could get a result and for it to work. We also found that we had to wipe the juice off of the copper and the nail before we used it one the other fruits.

Results

We found that the lemon was tied with the potato for most electricity conducted. We already thought that the lemon was going to conduct a large electric current because it has a sort of juice which contains acid, which is meant to help how much of the electricity is being conducted. The reason for this is that acid has something in it that is different to normal fruit juices. That’s why when you eat a lemon, It tends to have a sour taste to it.

Pictures

Potato
Lemon
Orange