__Journal - Part 1__

## 1) What is __mathematics__?

2) What is the __purpose __of "completing the square"?

3) Quadratic Equations: Compare __solving for x__ in Pre-Calculus 11 to Math 8. How is it __similar__? How is it __different__?

__Journal - Part 2__

## 1) __November 6-10__: We often begin class with a problem or game where students are put into random groups and work on the whiteboards. Does this activity serve a purpose? Please __explain __your point of view.

2) __November 13-17__: How does a person best __learn __mathematics?

3) __November 20-24__: How is mathematics best __taught__?

__Journal - Part 3__: Due on February 6

1) __January 15-19__: Reflect upon a math lesson that you remember fondly from your academic career. What was the topic? What part of the learning process was particularly enjoyable/effective?

2) __January 22-26__: With the midterm coming up, which unit are you __most __looking forward to? __State __and e__xplain __your choice. __Provide __and __complete __a related example/question.

3) __January 29-February 2__: With the midterm coming up, which unit are you __least __looking forward to? __State __and e__xplain __your choice. __Provide __and __complete __a related example/question.

__Journal - Term 3__

1) __April 23-27__: What does it mean to be "good at math"?

2) __May 7-11__: Look up a famous mathematician. __Describe __an interesting fact about him or her (and/or their work). __Explain __why it caught your attention.

3) __May 22-25__: Reflect on something you learned during your time in this course over the past year. It could be an idea, a concept, or even a personal epiphany. Why has it stuck with you?

Due: June 7th

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