Sunday, September 29, 2013

x and y intercepts

The X-intercept is where the line on a graph hits the (X,0). The Y-intercept is where the line on the graph hits the points (0,Y).
Example:   Y=2x+4  to find the Y intercept substitute a 0 in for X making the equation Y=2*0+4 or Y=4 meaning the Y-intercept is (0,4). For the X-intercept you have to substitute 0 in for the Y like this 0=2x+4 then you have to figure out what to multiply 2 by to cancel out the 4. in this case the x is 2, 0=2(2)+4 making the X-intercept (2,0).
To remember which is which just substitute 0 in for the one you aren't trying to find.   

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Graphing Story

     I walked two miles at a brisk pace of four miles per hour but then realized that I forgot my phone back at home so i ran back at a pace of seven miles per hour then jogged all the way to my friends house four miles away at a pace of 5.5 miles per hour.
      This graph matches my story because the initial increase shows me walking until I remembered my phone. The slightly steeper decrease shows increased speed towards my house. The even steeper increase shows that I ran at a faster pace for a longer period of time.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


In Blake Boles “ What Could You Do With $20,000” he gives options for people who either don’t know what they want to do with their life after high school or who don’t want to be things like professors, doctors, lawyers, or engineers. Mr. Boles states that you might end up over qualified and under employed, and in this situation, collage may have closed more doors than it has opened.  He suggests many thing that you could do, one example is, dedicating 4500 dollars to going somewhere new and staying there for six months. Near the end of his presentation he tell the purpose of doing all this stuff, “the power of self directed learning.” In the video “What Could You Do With $20,000” Blake Boles shows the power of self directed learning.

In the  video “What could you do with $20,000” Blake Boles shows the assets of self directed learning. He gives many thoughtful ideas on what you could do with $20000 or less. His ideas showcase the brilliance of waiting to go to college to gain life experience. Although, you would have to be a very driven person with lots of self control so that you wouldn’t be tempted to spend money on unnecessary wants. If someone did not have those traits then would Mr. Boles’s  plan break down? Did he consider what to do after your year of adventure? In Blakes Boles “What Could You DO With $20,000” he ponders the education of our generation.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Today's Price of Gas in Australia


      Okay you start with your value  so 1 AUS $ over 1 liter. multiply that by the exchange from 1 AM $ to 1 AUS $ which is 1.07 $ for 1 $. multiply the to then divide by the bottom. do the same with the next conversion.

Thursday, September 12, 2013


In the documentary produced by Lee Hirsch “Bully” she sheds light on the epidemic of bullying and what is happening as a result of bullying. In the beginning of the movie she shows the parents of a boy who had committed suicide as a result of bullying. The bullying had been a part of his school career for a long time and continued until his death at age 17. The bullying that occurs throughout the documentary varies between the different people. She shows snippets of a kid named Alex on the bus rides to and from school the kids are brutally mean not just physically but emotionally as well. In “Bully” by Lee Hirsch, she shows the importance to fight against bullying.  

In the documentary produced by Lee Hirsch “Bully” she gives a tone of distress for these children in the fact that they would move so far as to take their own life, one of the kids being only 11 when he took his own life as a result of bullying. There has to be something people can do to prevent tragedies like this from happening. Things have to be done by people in positions of power to make a difference. The friends of these kids speak up about the bullying but for anything to change someone with the ability to discipline has to do their job.  

Thursday, September 5, 2013

In Alison Gopnik’s “What’s Wrong With the Teenage Mind?”, she describes the weak points of the average teenage brain.  Ms. Gopnik states that adolescents begin puberty earlier and start adulthood later. She states that some of the mishaps that happen at adolescents are a result of emotional motivation. Reckless behavior is not because teens underestimate risks, but because they overestimate rewards. Gopnik explains that what teens want most of all are social rewards. She gave an example of this when she conducted a driving test and if the adolescent driver thought that a friend was watching then they would start driving more recklessly to show off or impress said friend. In Alison Gopnik’s “What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind?” she enlightens societies’ minds to the minds of adolescents.

In this article Alison Gopnik describes some of the weirdness that goes on in the teenage brain. Even though some of her topics are true like wanting to be at a higher social class and recklessness at times others are not like there are many teen that have jobs or are persistent at trying to get one. Social media can be a way to become higher on the social pyramid but it is also a way to do homework find the one for you to start a career for yourself. Teen feel pressure from everyone to make the right decisions, “make good friend choices.” is one that my parents frequently tell me. Many teens are looked at as irresponsible or lazy but that is not true although we can be at time most  of the time we are forced to deal with responsibilities that no one person should ever have to go through. Although there are many thing in this article that ring true, many require a perspective from the teen point of view.