Weekly Reflection

This week has been quite chaotic, we have had lots of different things happen to us including the Trade Game which I have really enjoyed but the item you saw in the picture above is math and I will be telling, what it is, what I learned and how I will use it.

Well as I am sure you saw it is equations and it is from a slideshow that our teacher shows us at the beginning of the week and we have to answer all the questions in it. Some of the questions lead to another slideshow and we have to answer the questions on that one, the main thing the questions were about was decimal adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. I learned how to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals because before I wasn’t so good on the multiplying and dividing part, but now I feel like I could do it in an instance maybe even teach someone it. I can use this in the future if I ever go to the shop and there are cents on the item that I am getting multiple of I can multiply it to see how much cash I have to pay or if I am getting lots of different things with different costs I can add them all up to see if I have enough money to purchase all the items I would like.

Now we start talking about the trade game! The trade game is a game where you have 3 goals, 1 is to build the tower of unifix cubes and you can get unifix cubes by trading KitKats, another is to create an informational poster about report writing and the final one is to clean your tray and your locker. There is a hierarchy where 1-5 only have 4 cubes but 6-10 have 7 and Jack and Queen have 10 cubes and the king has 15 cubes. Right of the bat, my card was not too lucky and I got a 7 but I determined to make myself the highest in our class and I had a plan. My plan was that since we only have 30 minutes of computer time I do my poster at home so then I can sell my computer time for more cubes. Right on the first day, I increased my net worth by 5 cubes, the way I got these cubes was because I told people that I would do things for them and they gave me 2-3 unifix cubes each. That same day I realized there was a group of girls who had made a group to combine their cubes and I realized that this would be an imminent threat to me winning, but you know the old saying “if you can’t beat them join them” and that is exactly what I did.

When I joined them I had a warm welcome since I had given them 12 cubes and that I was an excellent persuader, the next day I realized I had to do something to get my groups cubes up so when we had the period “trade game” it was my time to shine so I immediately sought out trying to get as many cubes as possible so I decided to trade all my computer time for 3 cubes and then I had an epiphany, food doesn’t matter so I sold every last one of my KitKats and I told my group to do the same so now we had an amount of 40 cubes some people realized that we were gaining a monopoly on the food market so more people started joining especially important ones so by the end of that day we had around 60 cubes and I had a net worth of 18 by Wednesday I realized I wasn’t going to have enough time to finish my poster so for two periods I had the amount of twenty cubes and a well-made poster That same day the king decided to join forces with us because by then everyone about the number of cubes we had accumulated so we had 87 cubes and rising. Then the second last day we could trade was one of m least successful ones and it is also the day where my past came and decided to bite me in the back. On Thursday I had to do my part in the deal with my friend and I really didn’t want to so I decided to make a contract that stated that I could do as much of his poster that I wanted and he had to give me 1 unifix cube as interest. I knew he would deny this offer so I may have forged his signature, his friend realised and reported me to the Government (the teacher) I was going to be fined and maybe all my cubes took away from me so I decided that I would give back the 1 cube interest and since he is a nice guy he agreed and I got with nearly no cubes taken away.

Also on Wednesday, I heard that my group was going to split all the cubes individually and I thought to myself then none of us would win so I decided to go up to my group and I said “I have a plan, we are going to give one person in our group 20-30 cubes and they will win and then our entire group will share the reward”. That is what we are doing now and I hope that we will win because I have put quite a lot of effort put into this game. There is only one thing that I can’t believe and that is that I started with 7 cubes and have grown my net worth by 13 cubes, that is the largest growth in net worth I have seen in this classroom even if I don’t win I will still be proud of myself. I think that this could help me learn the past because this has a lot to do with economics and it can also help we understand that other people have also committed the crime of fraud and have been corrupt and things like that so this has been very historically and economically helpful. I hope you enjoyed reading this very long weekly reflection and also hope that you hope that I win. Thank you for reading.