I’m in class 7A, although I’m technically in 7B due to the laziness of the staff. We’re meant to be 7A. Our maths, and possibly even tutor teacher is Mr. Fedley, he teaches us 7th grade maths (because we’re in 7th grade). In this semester we’ve learned about ratios, algebra, angles and statistics.
Some activities we’ve completed this semester are: Tons of textbook work, tests, and assessments. A slightly small part of our grade were the exams. Now I don’t want to say what I got, but I guess it was fairly good (not by average, by score).
The most fun I’ve had, is doing the textbook work because we got to listen to music, and work together. It was good fun, and we went through the texts faster. A pretty challenging bit was the exam, we actually had to study at home to do well (I didn’t, I just studied as much as possible in class).
Next year in math I want to focus more on learning and remembering algebra formulas.
For our science fair, it was pretty difficult to choose a question to investigate. Finding just the right one to test and record was a tough decision because there are so many things that you can do, but are hard to record. I’d say the procedure was very helpful because it had all of the steps we had to do, and at times made us think deeper about our hypothesis and evaluation. Without the document, I may have forgotten one of the steps, and I wouldn’t have done as well because the questions were formed so well, that they made me think deeper.
I’d say that when I worked individually in some parts, I didn’t incorporate ideas from my partner, so they weren’t as good in the format of writing, but it would have been the same scientific quality more or less (less). Something we could have done differently is try working individually to improve my scientific language skills more, and trying a different question that can be tested in a much more fair manner. What I mean by fair, is that there aren’t so many problems with the experiment, to the point that they completely change the results by a large amount. There were so many factors in our cup investigation, next time I should try a more testable experiment. Maybe like at what diameter does an aluminium boat sink?
Something I’ve learned about conducting scientific investigations is that you can test many things, but they have to be in controlled areas with the same conditions. If these are not followed, then the experiment is not valuable.