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Monday, November 21, 2005

Who Knew We'd Need Shapes Again?

I'll be honest when I say that I never thought I'd ever have to think about the different shapes again, after learning shapes in elementary. However shapes, now called geometry, is obviously very different than it was in the second or third grade. One of the major things we learned was about the surface area and volume of a sphere, which meant recognizing and being able to use more formulas. Since learning about spheres, we've learned more about convex quadrilaterals and how all the different shapes relate.

I've enjoyed this unit, because so far I think I understand it well. The different properties of convex quadrilaterals is probably what we have to work on memorizing the most, but once we learn it, we'll all be able to identify them just like we're able to identify a cylinder from a triangle!

When you first learn something, it always seems a little tedious because you're trying to "convert it to long term memory," as Mr. K. put it, but once it's there, it always seems easy.
Good luck to you all in the upcoming test (planned for Thursday.) I sincerely hope we all do well, but more than doing well, I hope we all understand it because really, that's what's important.


At 11/21/2005 6:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

blogging for fun? heh

At 11/21/2005 6:18 PM, Blogger kimc said...

early test post...so i dont have to worry about it later and so not everyone posts at the same time.


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