## Cookies Portfolio Cover Letter

Cover Letter

Sierra M

The unit we have been working on for the past few months was meant to teach us about feasible regions, inequalities, graphing, constraints, and various other Greek-sounding concepts that baffled my little freshman mind when I first saw them on the board. Over time however, they began to make much more sense to me. The inequalities were my favorites, though graphing was a lot of fun too.

The point of this unit was to solve a big problem at the end, the unit problem. This problem would require us to use all of the skills that we had been learning throughout the unit, and our answer would be shown in the form of a business letter to the Woos, a company that supposedly needed us to make a feasible region showing how they could maximize profit for their cookie company.

Feasible regions were pretty easy for me because I fully understood the concept which helped me to recognize and correct any mistakes. Funny enough, the most difficult part for me was making them visually appealing because I kept forgetting my colored pencils.

One big obstacle for me in this unit was that I missed a lot of school, and so a bunch of things hadn’t gotten done, or I wasn’t sure how to do that because I had missed that lesson. However I managed to catch up, and I feel that this unit has been very helpful in preparing me for future mathematics.

Sierra M

The unit we have been working on for the past few months was meant to teach us about feasible regions, inequalities, graphing, constraints, and various other Greek-sounding concepts that baffled my little freshman mind when I first saw them on the board. Over time however, they began to make much more sense to me. The inequalities were my favorites, though graphing was a lot of fun too.

The point of this unit was to solve a big problem at the end, the unit problem. This problem would require us to use all of the skills that we had been learning throughout the unit, and our answer would be shown in the form of a business letter to the Woos, a company that supposedly needed us to make a feasible region showing how they could maximize profit for their cookie company.

Feasible regions were pretty easy for me because I fully understood the concept which helped me to recognize and correct any mistakes. Funny enough, the most difficult part for me was making them visually appealing because I kept forgetting my colored pencils.

One big obstacle for me in this unit was that I missed a lot of school, and so a bunch of things hadn’t gotten done, or I wasn’t sure how to do that because I had missed that lesson. However I managed to catch up, and I feel that this unit has been very helpful in preparing me for future mathematics.

## Content

This semester we covered combining like terms, solving systems of equations, feasible regions, graphing and solving inequalities, measuring angles, similar polygons, similar triangles, proportions, identifying adjacent, opposite, and hypotenuse on a triangle, and some trigonometric functions including sine, cosine, and tangent. I feel the skill I grasped best out of these was finding angle measures when only knowing one or two, as is pictured below. This was easy for me because it was just simple algebra and the way it worked made perfect sense in my mind, so even if a problem was unfamiliar I could solve it based solely on the familiar structure.

## Problem Solving

Over this past semester the most valuable skill in my opinion that I have acquired is being able to convert word problems into solvable equations, and how to put equations into words. Also, I've learned how to explain my thought process and methods in a way that make sense so that other people can see how I got the answer I did. This skill is valuable because it adds versatility to my problem solving skills in math that I think will prove vital in years to come. I think that my growth in this skill is best shown in my POW #3 on which I got a hundred percent, something I was very proud of because I could barely remember the last time I'd gotten a perfect score on a math assignment.