For this blog I will focus on the crazy amount of math involved in my independent project. Math and Science are both my favorite subjects. I will be in advanced geometry, advanced algebra 2, advanced chemistry, and advanced physics in the 9th grade, so you can tell that I am very passionate about science and math. I assumed that going into TRIP would not be awfully challenging since I have very good math skills, but I was proven wrong the second I opened the How to Make Solutions Packet. Making solutions and drug stocks has been hands down the hardest thing for me this summer. The session on 7/25 was surprisingly comfortable for me even though I had to make four drug stocks for pomegranate juice and coffee.
I think that making drug stocks is so hard for me because I am used to a different type of math. By this I mean that I am used to working with numbers and numbers that will result in a useless number in life. I am not used to needing to know the concentration for a drug stock, or the size conical tube needed for a drug stock, or even converting micrograms, nanograms, and milligrams to gram instantaneously. Though this type of math is challenging, I am glad that I get to expand my horizon of math, so that when I start my fiscal year of 9th grade, I will be ahead of the game.
I can transition from theoretical math to real life math problems. Coincidentally, real life math problems have been the area I struggled with the most in my advanced math class in 8th grade, meaning that I have trouble comparing equations and variables to their definitions in real life. For example, slope can be expressed as 5x, but in real life that means you are going 5 miles per 1 hour. Those types of questions mess me up. In conclusion, if it were not for TRIP, I would struggle a lot in high school when relating real life math problems to numbers.