On the day we were reviewing all the equations of a line stuff, my teacher brought up the question of why “m” is used for slope- like in y=mx+b. He said we would never guess. Then this guy in my class said it’s because it’s Latin for slope in a no-way-I’m-right tone, and the teacher’s like, yep that’s right. Kind of anti-climatic. Moral of the story: it’s always Latin.
At the beginning of the year, my teacher asked us to take a learning style quiz for her first day of school questionnaire. I took it, of course, (personality stuff intrigues me), and I found out that when it comes to how I learn, my top three styles are 1) intrapersonal 2) interpersonal and 3) verbal-linguistic. This quiz has eight possible types (here are descriptions of each), which I’m pretty is more than another one I took years ago. I think that one only had audio, visual, kinesthetic, and something else.
In (basics) computer science
There are so many things you can do to customize super normal computer things. I learned that when we spent the first two weeks and a half setting up our computer desktop- the teacher called it “configuring.” You can make it so that a selection of websites come up every time you open a browser- I would probably do WordPress, Evernote, and Google. You can add so plug-ins- the one that caught my eye was Evernote Web Clipper. It’s three dollars, but I looks like it would be so handy.
This is how rock candy works: You first dissolve a bunch of it into hot liquid with a popsicle stick in it. Then when the liquid cools, the amount of sugar it can hold also goes down. That way the extra sugar becomes solid again and combines around the popsicle stick.
In school related events
Laser tag is fun. At the welcoming party for new kids, I finally got why some people get so excited over laser tag. Every other time I’ve played, I’ve always come either dead last or close. I just couldn’t figure out how to get the gun to work and basically spent the whole time dying and egenerating. But this time, I came in SECOND because I was the person making people regenerate. It was very exciting.
Do you know what your learning style is?
What’s your favorite personality thing?
Something you’ve learned in school this year?
Stance on laser tag?
What I had learned in school this time last year
Looking at that post, I realize that I haven’t done a random life PS in a while, so let’s do one right now. I think I’m going to go see The Hate U Give tomorrow with friends from my school, which is going to be amazing. We’ve all read the book and are so stoked about the movie. I had homecoming this past weekend, and when we took pictures, there were mosquitos. I got bit a bunch, but for some reason, they’re mostly all on my left leg. The 49ers lost to the Arizona Cardinals 18-28, the super distressed emoji x10.