# Journal Entry 10: Logarithms before calculators

Currently, logarithm is the unit we are working on in class. A logarithm is basically the power to which the base is raised. So for example; xa=b is equivalent to logxb=a in where x will be the base number. Since it is the 21st century and technology is developing, we have our handy calculators to … Continue reading

# Investigating y=sin(bx) and y=tan(bx).

As the value of b changes, it puts an effect on the sin graph’s steepness of the waves. The value of b also indicates the amount of periods the graph is able to make between pi and 2π. The larger the value of b is, the number of waves increases. When the value of b … Continue reading

# What are the features of a cycle?

Cyclic behavior is something that occurs in a repeating pattern and goes around continuously. This behavior can be seen throughout many aspects of our environment. Some examples include; seasons, ferris wheels, moon cycle, menstruation cycle, cycle of violence, water cycle, cell cycle, your daily life cycle and even the cycle performed when buying products. , … Continue reading

# Math 10+ Reflection

How do you feel about your progress so far this year in math?  What have you liked about math class so far?  What has worked well for you as a learner?  What could be changed in class to make you do better, enjoy class more?  How do you hope to improve during the second semester? How … Continue reading

# Probability Assignment: Scratch and Win!

The fast food chain, MacDuff’s is running a competition.  With every order, you obtain a card which has 12 circles covered up, and you can scratch off up to four circles. You win if 3 or more PALM TREES are revealed, but lose if 2 or more CRABS are revealed.  If you win, you can scratch … Continue reading

# Goodbye to “No Solution”…

Option 2:  Is there any good reason to have complex solutions? Are there any practical applications of complex solutions to a quadratic? ================================================= With complex solutions, we will no longer have to write “no solution” as our answer. I think complex solutions are great because it allows you to go more in depth with the equation, yet … Continue reading

# About Myself: Personally + Mathematically

I was born on January 9, 1996 in Japan between full Japanese parents. When I was three years old, I moved to Boston, Massachusetts because of my fathers job. After living in the states for five years, we decided to move back to Japan. My native language is Japanese but I feel more comfortable speaking … Continue reading