We are now in the unit that explains exponents and indices and all that jazz. To help us understand more about the unit, Ms Kirchner told us to make a screencast that explained 6 to the power 0 and 1 over 6 to the power 0. We learnt that it does not have different values and we will explain further in the screencast.
Even though I have already learned the general aspects of this unit (geometry), maths lessons are much more fun than the ones in my old school. I can learn how to cooperate with others to solve a maths problem and Ms. Kirchner always finds a fun way to teach old units, i.e. Tetris and transformation golf. It doesn’t matter if I have already have knowledge of the subject because there is always something new and fun to learn in math class.
Tetris was my favorite part of this unit. When I was small, I used to play Tetris with my friends, I’ve never really given any thought as to how it relates to maths. But now, having knowledge of translation, rotation, and reflection, I can play Tetris with a much deeper understanding of the game. Rotating the blocks is a major part of the game and is needed to get a high score. Now that I can fully use what I’ve learned at school in Tetris, maybe I can finally beat my sister?