This week we took our first assessment and began learning about Limits. After taking the prerequisite assessment I have learned that I need to put effort into showing my work. Often when forced to show work I have been in the habit of skipping steps and bluffing my way through problems. This year I plan on putting extra energy into thinking about why math equations work the way they do and how to solve them algebraically as opposed to the graph and hope for the best strategy I have been going with.
Also this week we dove back into limits, which is familiar to me as I learned about them last year in my Honors Pre Calculus class. To be completely honest both times I have sat through a lesson on limits I could not for the life of me tell you what greater purpose they serve in math and calculus, so I read this while writing this to attempt to remedy that. I assume this means that the next step forward in this class will be studying derivatives. I enjoy that the first lesson in the class was something I had already done so that I could more easily use it as a way to practice focusing more on solving things algebraically.