Geometry POL Prep

Geometry Skills

What is the hardest math problem you have encountered this semester? Explain how you solved it, or if you didn’t, why you weren’t able to.

I think the hardest problem I have faced this semester was POW 4 (EVIDENCE SEEN BELOW). I think this POW was the hardest because it involved not only a lot of math and difficult problems that I wasn’t really good with, but it also involved plenty of thinking too. As you can see I was not able to find the solution to this problem because at the time I wasn’t very good with the skills that were needed in the question. I think If I were to try the problem again I would probably be able to solve it now that I have had a semester to work on these skills.

Problem-Solving Skills

Geometry Skills

- Describe one topic you feel you have mastered this semester. Describe the activities that helped you learn this activity (show 1-2 pieces of evidence). How do you know you have mastered this skill (show 1-2 pieces of evidence)? You should reference 3-4 pieces of evidence for this answer. Your evidence should be annotated and described, not just pasted on your DP.

- How have the Explorations (and group discussions of Explorations) changed your experience as a math student this year? In what ways have they made math class more challenging, and in what ways have the Explorations and discussions helped you learn?

What is the hardest math problem you have encountered this semester? Explain how you solved it, or if you didn’t, why you weren’t able to.

I think the hardest problem I have faced this semester was POW 4 (EVIDENCE SEEN BELOW). I think this POW was the hardest because it involved not only a lot of math and difficult problems that I wasn’t really good with, but it also involved plenty of thinking too. As you can see I was not able to find the solution to this problem because at the time I wasn’t very good with the skills that were needed in the question. I think If I were to try the problem again I would probably be able to solve it now that I have had a semester to work on these skills.

Problem-Solving Skills

- Read the AHS Habits of a Mathematician, which is a compilation of the major problem-solving skills that the Math Department seeks to cultivate in every student at Animas High School.
- Choose two problem-solving skills that you have demonstrated this semester. Think about what evidence will show these skills.
- Choose either one skill supported by two pieces of evidence or two skills with one piece of evidence each.

- Which Habit of a Mathematician do you feel you have the most mastery over? Explain what this skill is and what it means to you. Explain how you have demonstrated this skill, the activities that helped you develop this skill, and how you have grown in that problem-solving skill this semester. You should reference 2-3 pieces of evidence for this answer. Your evidence should be annotated and described, not just pasted on your DP.

- For which Habit(s) do you feel you have the most room to stretch? What do you think held you back from improving in this skill this semester?