## Desmos Art Functions Card 2019

This project was very time consuming and I spent a lot of time trying to make all my equations line up with each other so it looks presentable. I started out with making my letters for the card because it seemed easiest but took a lot more time than I thought it would. Most of the letters are made with constants and vertical lines and linear equations. My biggest difficulty was figuring out how to do my ‘s’. That was the most time consuming part for the letters trying to get different angles for the s shape but after many attempts, and FaceTime calls with a few friends, I got the right angles. After all my letters were done, I started my snowman!! The snowman was pretty easy for me to do because after using the circles for my s, I used them for the body of my snowman. The hardest part about the snowman was making his hat because I had to find different circle sizes that would match up with the hat. After my snowman I did my self portrait and the body and face was easy kind of but the hair is where I struggled the most. It was very hard for me to get my sin function to match up with my head and even when I did, I found it hard to make the function stretched so it would cover all sides of my head.  My Christmas tree and moon was pretty simple and I think they’re cute. I spent a lot of time trying to get precise domain restrictions and that took up a big part of my time as well. My biggest difficulty for this project was trying to get all the functions we covered so far. My plan was to make my Christmas card how I wanted and then at the end, go through my functions and make sure I have the 6 we needed. There was 3 functions I did not have so I had to find a way to include them without changing my card drastically. This project made me realize functions can actually be used in a fun way instead of just math homework in a classroom. The different functions helped me understand the shape of others better and what each function is more useful for me.

## Tech Team DiVi Review

A) The DIVi builder makes it a lot easier for people to change the appearance of their blogs to the way they like it. As I was trying to customize the appearance and layout of my blog, they DiVi builder made it easier to find blogs that fall under peoples interests. The blog appearances were divided into different categories on the side and that makes it a lot easier for people to find the styles they like and it takes a lot less time trying to find one and scroll through them all.

D) I was using the DiVi builder to see how it would change my blog, and I did not want to actually change the appearance of my blog because I like how I did it from last year but I found using this a little confusing. The way it works is really confusing and there is not an explanation for how to use this app so I was really lost trying to edit my title and header etc.

E) I think this plugin can be used to help students organize the appearance of their blogs but I do not see how this can enhance student learning. I rarely use edublog, and a lot of classes do not really use edublog besides a few times to upload a projects or their homework. I would recommend this plugin to people who wants to be able to customize their appearance to their liking and for people who do you use edublog frequently.

Works Cited Page

Committee to Protect Journalists, and Committee. “North Korean Censorship.” HuffPost, HuffPost, 25 Apr. 2017, www.huffpost.com/entry/north-korean-censorship_b_58fe78afe4b086ce58981445.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, www.ushmm.org/learn/timeline-of-events/1933-1938/book-burning.

Information found/researched

– Kill A Mockingbird, has the use of the N word, racism, incest, etc BANNED

– North Korea, harsh censorship for everything

Past: Russia and censorship

– Russian schools and activities to support/manipulate

– Nazis and Hitler, jewish book burning

Information from novel

– No books allowed, allows people to get ideas and think for themselves, books can offend people

– Only 2 types of books allowed (comic books and sex magazines)

– Consequences for having possession of books (house getting burned down)

– Government and firemen use censorship to control citizens

– School, take the kids for long periods of time, make them watch tv, have control over them,     (thought process, brainwashing)

## 451 – Genre Breakdown

Genre is a category of literature than is used to describe different types of fiction. The novel, Fahrenheit 451, falls under the category fiction. The sub-genre within Fahrenheit 451, is science-fiction. The reasons this novel can be applied to this sub-genre is because this story is set in the future, in a dystopian life where peoples lives revolve around technology. The novel has lots of technological advancements within their society such as parlour walls, seashell earbuds and the Hound. Within the society, a lot of evil is portrayed with the idea of books with all the knowledge they contain, causing them to be illegal and getting burnt down. As well as there is the possibility that nuclear war outbreaks and firetrucks contain kerosene to burn down houses and libraries that have suspicion of carrying books inside.

Comparisons between Fahrenheit and reality