Journals
Journal #1 Math Autobiography
Due Monday, September 8
Purpose: As your teacher, I want to get to know you as a person and as a student of mathematics. This will help me better meet your needs.
Content: Your autobiography should address the four sections listed below. I’ve listed some questions to help guide you, but please don’t just go through and answer each question separately. The questions are just to help get you thinking. Remember the purpose of the paper. Write about the things that will give me a picture of you. The key to writing a good piece is to give lots of detail. See the example below:
Not enough detail: I hated math in fourth grade, but it got better in sixth grade.
Good detail: I hated math in fourth grade because I had trouble learning my multiplication tables. I was really slow at doing problems, and I was always the last one to finish the timed tests. It was really embarrassing. …
Due Monday, September 8
Purpose: As your teacher, I want to get to know you as a person and as a student of mathematics. This will help me better meet your needs.
Content: Your autobiography should address the four sections listed below. I’ve listed some questions to help guide you, but please don’t just go through and answer each question separately. The questions are just to help get you thinking. Remember the purpose of the paper. Write about the things that will give me a picture of you. The key to writing a good piece is to give lots of detail. See the example below:
Not enough detail: I hated math in fourth grade, but it got better in sixth grade.
Good detail: I hated math in fourth grade because I had trouble learning my multiplication tables. I was really slow at doing problems, and I was always the last one to finish the timed tests. It was really embarrassing. …
Section 1: Introduction

Section 3: Learning Styles and Habits (specifically for math)
