1. Tell why you think it is important to be able to divide numbers. For what kind of problems do you need to use division?

It is important to divide numbers, because a lot of questions, you need to use division, and even if you are outside, it is very useful , by dividing numbers. Problems like how many things in each group, it is easy if you know division. Most problem solving questions also has division .

2. Tell what part of this unit was the most difficult for you and why. Describe what you did to overcome any difficulties you had.

I think the hardest part was rounding the decimal up. Because you have to round it up, so there is no remainder, but I understand it after doing it. That if you round it up then you will know roughly how much.

Writing Reflection

1. What do I notice about myself as a writer as I read through my work?

When I read through my work, I notice that even I be careful there are a lot of punctuation misses. Sometimes there are parts that doesn't make sense to me . Other times I am reading my story, and I read it so many times that I don't find the mistake. I just get use to a little mistake where it doesn't make sense. There are not much spelling errors in my writing. When I go through my writing there are also some details in it. I also notice that sometimes I miss a word in a sentence. So it doesn't make sense. Even I check a lot of times sometimes at the end when someone else checks it I find a few mistakes, I haven't even noticed.

2. How have I changed as a writer so far?

At the beginning of the year my writing was more simple and I didn't have that much details in it. But now I think I have improved in putting more details. Also I had a few problems with marks when someone is talking and underlining and other punctuations ,but now I now where to put each punctuation in. I also think maybe, my story have become a little bit interesting than the beginning of the year, but I still want to make it better.

3. What are three things I do well as a writer?

1. I put in punctuation in the right place.

2. I make good paragraphs

3.Interesting introuduction

4. What are some things I want to get stronger at as a writer?

I want to get better at making good sentences that make sense, and try to make the main writing more stand out and make it interesting so the reader will want to read it. And to make the title interesting too. I also have to work on spelling big long words.

5. What is my favorite piece, and what are the things I love about it?

I don't really have a favourite peice, but I like the peices that are interesting and even I wrote it I would want to read it if I didn't write it. I like the peices that have details, and can have the main Idea stand out. I also like my story's that are in paragraphs, because it is much easyer to read. Also to have the write punctuatios in because then the meaning will change if the punctuation is in the wrong place.

My Learning

I liked playing Factor Captor because you learn more about factors and about prime, and composite numbers. I enjoyed the part when I had to think of the factors for the number my partner chose for me. I just like looking for factors. But sometimes they try to give me a prime number, and most of the time if you don't go first the one is already covered,and that number is also covered because that's the number my partner chose.

When I make an array It helps me find factors of a number. Because an array is two factors just made into dots. So if you try to draw a array it is the same thing as drawing two factors by dots. So if you draw an array it is easy to find the factors. If you just draw any array. If you count the number of columns and the number of rows they are the factors of the number of dots altogether.

I really enjoyed learning prime numbers and factors, and other things related to multiplication. I really learned a lot about prime numbers. Before I didn't understand what prime numbers were. I learned that prime numbers are numbers that only has two factors one and it's self. A composite number is a number that has more than two factors. An array is like a drawing of two factors. All these are all related to multiplication. I also thought fact triangles were really cool. There's a number at the bottom. If it was multiplication you multiplicate the two bottom numbers and it equal's the number at the top and it works the other way round too.

September 16,09

Math :

I think math is really fun. You get to solve problems , You could use decimals and make lots of numbers smaller than zero. Doing math is just like having fun. I like problem solving. It is just like a little game. When you have to try to solve it then try to fit it to the solution. In the past few weeks we have been learning about square numbers. They are products of the same numbers multiplied together. We have also learned about prime and composite numbers. Composite numbers are numbers that have more than two factors. Prime numbers are numbers that only has two factors. one and its self. I had a little bit of a problem on big numbers with decimals . Like the hundredths place and the thousandths place and others. But now I am able to figure it out more than the past few weeks. I think for math you have to try hard until you get it . And to try your best.