Journal Prompts Select 4 of the 7 journals to complete Journal #1 (Can only be turned in on first due date) Describe your experience in MTE 180. What was it like? What took place in the class that you thought was particularly helpful? Confusing? What did you learn? Journal #2: Chapter 8 Find a newspaper or magazine article that uses some measure of “average”. Explain which measure of “average” was used: mean, median, or mode. What did it mean in that context? How did the use of the statistics add to the message of the article? Include a copy of the article with your summary. Journal #3: Chapter 9 Think about events that may occur in your life. (1) List three events that are certain. (2) List three events that are impossible – that is, they can never occur. (3) List three events that are highly likely. (4) List three events that are unlikely. Explain your reasoning for each of the 4 lists. Journal #4: Chapter 10 Is every parallelogram also a rhombus? Is every parallelogram also a rectangle? Is every parallelogram also a quadrilateral? Is every parallelogram also a square? Explain your reasoning. Journal #5: Chapter 11 Create a translation, rotation, and reflection using pattern blocks, other manipulatives, graph paper or design. Trace your three transformations onto a piece of paper. Explain the steps involved in creating each of your 3 transformations. Include the transformations with your journal entry. Journal #6: Chapter 12 If one-half reduces each dimension of an 8” by 10” by 16” rectangular prism, will the surface area be reduced by one-half? Would your answer apply to all possible sizes of boxes (rectangular prisms)? Explain your reasoning. Be sure to include your calculations. Journal # 7 (Can only be turned in on last due date) Reflect upon your experiences in this course. How has taking this course changed your views about mathematics and teaching mathematics? What particular activities were of particular interest or help to you?