## Final Exploration reflection

Before coming to class I will usually attempt every problem. Sometimes there will be problems that I do not understand at all but I try to at least find some understanding of them before entering the class. If I truly do not get what the problem is saying I will usually try to work through them with a friend in my project application. I want to come to class with at least a vague understanding of each problem so I am an asset to my group when trying to solve problems. I am pretty committed to coming to class having tried at least all the problems.

The individual work I do outside of class definitely helps me be more prepared for seminar. It also makes it easier to articulate my finding to my peers. When I do individual work I find a better understanding of the concept we are learning which I can take to seminar and help my peers learn the content better. I also find it helpful because sometimes I come to a conclusion on my own but then when talking it out with my group I am able to see the errors that I have made. I think that gives me a clearer understanding of what I have done wrong because I have already thought it through on my own and then I can change the way I think of approaching the problem better in the future.

At the beginning of the semester I would not always mark my explorations because I was unaware that we were supposed to correct our work. Once I realized I should be doing this I started to to use a colored pen to correct my work so when I looked back on them I could see the correct way to do the problem. This has helped me to concrete the correct way to do the problem in my brain.

Through the process of doing explorations I have grown quite a bit as a mathematician. At the beginning of the semester When I would approach an exploration, if I didn’t understand the question I would give up quickly. I would not think about solving the problems in an outside of the box kind way. If there wasn’t a formula or equation that I already knew to use to solve it, I would give up and not solve it. As I have done more and more explorations I have realized the sometimes problems aren’t always straightforward and you need to think about them in a different way to solve them. I have grown as a mathematician by finding new approaches to problems I don’t understand. This will be a helpful tool to have in my future math classes because to will let me be able to solve a problem even when I am not sure how I should go about it. I think that I have had improvement in my mathematician skills through my explorations.

I believe that I deserve an A on my explorations for this semester. I have worked incredibly hard on all of them. I have never missed doing a single one and I always try my best to complete each one. I also always help my group during seminar to further our understanding of the content. I feel that I have done a really good job on my explorations and even when I don’t understand how to do them, I still do my best to at least try them. I think that I deserve an A.

The individual work I do outside of class definitely helps me be more prepared for seminar. It also makes it easier to articulate my finding to my peers. When I do individual work I find a better understanding of the concept we are learning which I can take to seminar and help my peers learn the content better. I also find it helpful because sometimes I come to a conclusion on my own but then when talking it out with my group I am able to see the errors that I have made. I think that gives me a clearer understanding of what I have done wrong because I have already thought it through on my own and then I can change the way I think of approaching the problem better in the future.

At the beginning of the semester I would not always mark my explorations because I was unaware that we were supposed to correct our work. Once I realized I should be doing this I started to to use a colored pen to correct my work so when I looked back on them I could see the correct way to do the problem. This has helped me to concrete the correct way to do the problem in my brain.

Through the process of doing explorations I have grown quite a bit as a mathematician. At the beginning of the semester When I would approach an exploration, if I didn’t understand the question I would give up quickly. I would not think about solving the problems in an outside of the box kind way. If there wasn’t a formula or equation that I already knew to use to solve it, I would give up and not solve it. As I have done more and more explorations I have realized the sometimes problems aren’t always straightforward and you need to think about them in a different way to solve them. I have grown as a mathematician by finding new approaches to problems I don’t understand. This will be a helpful tool to have in my future math classes because to will let me be able to solve a problem even when I am not sure how I should go about it. I think that I have had improvement in my mathematician skills through my explorations.

I believe that I deserve an A on my explorations for this semester. I have worked incredibly hard on all of them. I have never missed doing a single one and I always try my best to complete each one. I also always help my group during seminar to further our understanding of the content. I feel that I have done a really good job on my explorations and even when I don’t understand how to do them, I still do my best to at least try them. I think that I deserve an A.