Mathography – Enjoying Algebra Online!
Author: Garrett Turner
My name is Garrett Turner. I am currently a 16-year-old going to Oskaloosa high school. My interests include technology, specifically computers, weather radios, and dial-up modems. My hobbies include programming and listening to the way technology sounds through an AM radio. Math has helped me in programming. Without it, I would not know what to input to manipulate numbers. … I feel that math is going to be used in a lot for my future. My future dream is to get a job as a computer programmer and to use my programming job to help people.
In a general sense, I do not like school. However, I do have a favorite class, that being advanced programming. I feel that sometimes, teachers attempt to teach a curriculum too fast, rather than entirely making sure you know each part of that curriculum.
I do not like math, for the most part, most likely because I was never able to understand it. I have never been the best at math, but this last year has been an improvement since I am being taught one on one. I don’t really have a good opinion on mathematics; however, my liking for math will improve as I understand more of it. I like the Algebra 1 online math course by my teacher, Sanda Craig. I can honestly say it has been the most memorable experience with math I have ever had. I expect to learn about more concepts relating to Algebra 2, as well as other unrelated math concepts.
Note: Garrett is back for the second year of Distance Learning. Last year he took Algebra 1 and is now taking Algebra 2 this year.