# Matthew's Blog

## Best friends shared desert

Best= brackets, to get rid of brackets is our first priority (to me that is).  Because of BEDMAS  we have to get rid of the brackets.

Friends: Fractions, fractions is very hard to work with so getting rid of them is our second priority. you can do this by finding a common de-nom-min-ator and then multiply everything by that common denominator.

Share: sorting, sorting can sometimes be a little tricky, you do sorting when you want all the “x”s on one side and the numbers on the other side. you sort when you make zero pairs with a number or an x, but since the golden rule stands we have to do it on the other side as well.

deserts: divide, when you have “x”s on one side and the numbers on the other side, Then we can divide. we divide the “x”s  with by the same amount as the x. then we divide the number with the x and then you have your answer.

## The Graph thing (instructions on my picture)

Block:B1
Mark:4
Comment: I got a little creative, I got the idea from a jacket, thourgh I’m not sure how well I did on this. I just thought based on how I did it and how it looked so, yeah.

## What I learned about Surface area

I found trying to find the surface area for circles and squares fairly easy, the triangles caught me off guard from the py-garth-rom theory but I got the hang of it. Counting blocks was hard and I didn’t understand it that much. The missing side thing was hard and easy, I get it but I didn’t quite understand on what to do. The hole thing was like the missing side thing so it was fairly easy. Symmetry was very hard to understand, Math support helped me to understand it and it paid off. The Overlap thing was hard but after a couple of weeks it was easy.

Overall I think I did pretty good. (Ie is on the top)

## Area worksheet (warm up)

Rating: 3.5
Comment: Didn’t understand but with some help I got through it, maybe more practice can help

## Pg 270 ques 10,12,13

rating: 4.5
I actually showing my work and not just doing it in my head. plus I got 11/14 when I went to the answer key so,yeh

## Pg 260-262 ques 3,5,7-11,15-17

rating:3.5
Still couldn’t find the asnwer key, but my mom check it and most of it was correct and I did a good job