What I worked on last semester
I will work on my nine times tables and learn to use common multiples when I am solving maths problems. I could practise at home by testing myself and work on one multiplication sum (i.e. 9 x 5) at a time until I know it automatically. I will try different methods of using common multiples to solve math sums and use the one I am most comfortable with using/doing. If I practise this enough at home I believe that I will get much better and stop using my fingers to count from one number to another.
How I went
I think I went well, though I don’t think I’m using common multiples in problems when I am solving them – I don’t really solve a problem with more than one answer, but if I learn to do that I could use common multiples to help. I also do not know my 9’s tables off by heart but I do know the pattern to solve them quickly. I have not practiced my multiples at home since I do not have much spare time but I could try to figure out the pattern so I can do them much faster.
Future goals for 2019
In secondary college I think it would be better to try to make friends that have the same interests as me (Harry Potter, drawing, writing etc.) so we could talk about them often. I think I should also try to do my homework on time and ask my sister for help if I don’t understand something – this would help me in my classes and help me remember it better, it would also make me more organised. I should also work on trying my best in class and not being afraid to stand up for myself and ask for help.