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   This project relates to the real world in many ways. There are many calculations that we just take for granted when they were done by real people. There are people who work for google maps who have to make calculations like the ones we did every day. Another way that those techniques are used is to build buildings. Architects usually have a drawing of their building then scale it to have the measurements right. They kind of do the opposite of what we did. It’s a privilege that we know how to use techniques such as the stick method and mirror method now since we never know what we might end up doing in the future.​

The most exciting portion of this project was figuring out the height of my building. It’s because I think architecture is cool and since I could not measure it, I had to figure it out using the methods we learned. I think it was kind of exciting doing something like this, it will come in handy eventually. I think that the least exciting part of the project was the fact that I got many different results for my building height. It’s because I got two almost completely different results from my two calculations and I was confused. That confusion kind of took the excitement away.

I learned many things after completing this project. I learned about different ways that we can determine a building height. I learned about the mirror method and the stick method. I also learned about how we can verify that we got right answers from our calculations. I learned about the picture method and google earth. I learned that you can  look at a building on google earth and the mouth cursor will tell you the elevation and eye altitude. I also learned that the height of the building is the elevation minus the eye altitude. I learned to respect all the buildings I see and all the jobs related to math because of the hard work they do. I learned to not take anything for granted in the world like for example google maps.

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Quarter 3 Benchmark Reflection

This project relates to the real world because buildings have to be measured, and there is more to getting the height of a building than it seems. In designing buildings, cities, and blocks it is important to be able to measure buildings and they aren't just something you can tape measure. Because they are so big, measuring them is much more involved. The project relates to the real world in that it is eye opening because getting the vital height of a building is harder than it looks. 

I can't say I found any portion of this project exciting. I didn't think it was an exciting project, but that doesn't mean it wasn't interesting. In general measuring buildings isn't very exciting and to me this project wasn't a rule breaker. The least exciting part of the project was the Google Map Log. I found this very uninteresting and underwhelming as it seemed pointless and boring and wouldn't let you input height measurements.

From completing this project I learned that measuring buildings is much harder than it looks without the use of trigonometry. I learned that it is also difficult to take a picture of large buildings from the front. I also learned that drawing 54 windows to scale is very time consuming and takes much more time than you would think. But most importantly I learned the significance of being able to measure buildings, especially with congruency and similarity applications. 

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BM Reflection

- How does this project relate to the real world?

This project relates to the real world via engineering. When you design a building you need to figure out the proper proportion for the height. Using the mirror, stick and shadow methods can help you find the proportion. Thus this project taught us that when dealing with buildings you need to know math like proportions and other mathy stuff like measuring and multiplication. And it also relates to the real world by telling us NOT to use the mirror method in engineering or construction or any other chosen field. And so that's how the project relates to the real world using math.

-       What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

The most exiting portion was Jian measuring the building and braking the tape measure, causing us to fix it and seeing him try to wind it up while walking down the street. The expression on his face when he realized he could have jammed it back in was priceless. Not kidding. The least exiting portion of this project was doing the calculations. I swear I thought I was making a mistake every step of the solving, I ended up checking Wolfram Alpha and seeing that I was right all along. Then I struggled getting the verifications to make sense. But I did it all and it was as right as I could possibly get it.

-       What did you learn from completing this project?

What I learned from completing this project was that the mirror method is horrible and the best way to measure a building would be to go to the top and drop a tape measure. Not kidding. At all. Technology is awesome. I think that the Mirror method is extremely unreliable. The measurements were way off the verification. I think that if we were to use some other method, like stick or something else it would be way more reliable. I also learned about how I learned about how you shouldn't pull a tape measure all the way out, see above to learn more.

I don't have access to the blueprint.


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Reflection

-    How does this project relate to the real world?

Geometry has a lot of say in the appearance of our city. This project has a lot to do with the architecture and design of both buildings and city blocks. It taught me how the height of buildings can be found only through triangles. Having the capability to measure distances with ease is a very useful skill. The architecture aspect is more about proportions and making sure that everything is to scale and precise. It is actually much harder than it sounds. I had to measure and re-measure my building to double check my results. I think that from now on I will always make sure to verify my results in every way possible.

-       What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

There were many elements of this project that I were nice to work on. I enjoyed making the draft of my building. I tended to prefer the manual measuring because is was easier to base the estimates off of an already known object. For me it was challenging finding known measurements because my building is currently under construction and many crucial aspects were inaccessible to me. It was a bit difficult finding ways to deal with compromising and finding new strategies but in the end I was able to estimate the height in many different and I discovered tools that I didn’t originally know were available to me. I also enjoyed drawing the building which allowed me to put my knowledge of the Franklin Institutes structure on paper

-     What did you learn from completing this project?

I learned a lot about the techniques of measuring a building that has cut outs and different heights.  I found the measuring by using triangles very useful, particularly the mirror method. This helped me understand how geometry and shapes are involved in designing of cities or structures and in our daily life. I learned a lot about compromising and finding new ways to reach a certain goal. Sometimes I reached complications, but as I went along I found them much easier to deal with. I learned ho important precision is in my life as well. I guess I never really paid attention to the thought put into each individual building.

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Petty Refection

How does this project relate to the real world?

This project does relate to the real world. I think at any where at anytime you can be put in a place where you need to find the height of something. You might not get the real height but you will be close. I find this project will come in handy when you have to move houses, or home remodel. You measure a lot of things when this is happening, and something a way to tall for you to get something a masure with.   

What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

I think that the most exciting part of this project was getting to go outside. I really need in a school day to go outside, and get some air. This was really nice for the class, another was that you gave us help outside of school. One thing was it I think we needed a little more time, just for the drawing. Also it was a little cold.  

 
What did you learn from completing this project?

I learned how to use the method we learned better, this was the biggest thing for me. Also I learned how to cross multiply much better. I am really bad at fractions and I have gotten better.   
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Brycen's Q3 Benchmark Reflection

This project relates to the real world in architects as they design and create the buildings. We have used similar methods of finding measurements in buildings that architects uses. We have created a scale version of our buildings to get a better accuracy in determining the measurements of the buildings we were assigned to just like architects do when they need to make a blueprint of a building. 

The most exciting part of this project for me, was drawing the scale model of our block, because I have already had the measurements for the building, so It was much easier for me to create my scale building. The least exciting part of the project, was when we were measuring our buildings, because it was really cold outside and I didn't get enough time to get my measurements so I had to take time after school to finish it.

I learned how to measure buildings using the several methods such as the stick method. It was really interesting to learn how to accurately measure buildings without the need of having a bunch of tools. I have also learned that you have to be very precise when you are using any of the methods, as I got a measurement of 10 feet using the mirror method when the building was actually around 30 feet.
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Math BM Reflection

  1. This project relates to the real world when it comes to architecture if you want to become an architect and build buildings you have to know perimeter and area. If you want to become a carpenter and have to patch up a ceiling you have to know the perimeter and area of the whole. Or if you want to redesign the outside of the house and you want to take away some windows or add windows you need to know the are and perimeter of the space where your doing that work.
  2. I would have to say the most exciting part of this project was going outside because it’s always good to go outside to get fresh air instead of staying in a stuffy room the whole time. I also like being able to draw the picture of our buildings. It was fun because I was able to express myself in the drawings and showoff my wonderful artistic talent, as you can see in the picture above.

3. I learned how to figure out the height of the building besides just measuring it the regular way. there are numerous ways to measure the height of a building. You could use the mirror method which is placing a mirror on the ground in front of the building and looking into the mirror until u see the top of the building. Then you measure how many feet you are away from the building and how many feet the building is away from the building. Then you solve a proportion with the information you have. Another method I learned is the picture method which is when you use someone or something and see how many of them does it take to get the height of the building. You measure that that someone or something and multiply the height by how many of them get it takes to get the height of the building.

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Reaction Jordan Meriwether

This relates to the real world through how architect work when building a building. They do the exact thing we did except the opposite direction. They first have a drawing of the build and how they want to scale it, then they build the building. They make it to the scale the predicted. Also if someone wants to add a new window to  wall then they have to find the area of a wall and the window and subtract them to find  how much space it takes up. My  grand father once worked in this type of business which is how I know about it so well.


It was exciting to leave the classroom for math, and also do this in a real situation. At my old school we never left the school for anything It  was like a prison for us. So I was shocked that we actually could leave the school and work. Also I am not used to going on to google maps, let alone suggest things to them. Normally I never even use maps because I know where to go in philly so that was something new to try. This has been an interesting and new type of experience to me.


What I learned from completing this project is how to measure building with just a mirror and a  measuring stick. I was also surprised at how simple it was just to do it. This will be a skill I can use maybe in a future career. I also learned how to work with people who may not be as productive as myself, that will be a special skill for future projects. I also learned that even if you are wrong you can fix your mistakes to make everything workout.

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Benchmark Reflection Zoe

How does this project relate to the real world?

This project relates to the real world with architecture and engineering. When you can't measure something directly, you can use triangle similarity to give you accurate measurements. This is very crucial to helping measure buildings or walls to help construct things for houses or other buildings. Also if you have an unknown measurement you can use triangle similarity to give you exact calculations. This can help us with when we might want to build a house in the future or when we want to have just basic measurements of our room. It is in general just an easy way to get a good understanding of triangles in everyday life, like buildings and relations. 

- What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least
exciting portion to this project and why?

The most exciting part of this project was going out and measuring the building sides. It was exciting being able to make accurate calculations based upon triangle similarity. Before this project, I had no clue that you could measure buildings accurately by using triangles. I think it was also a challenge for our group to measure each of the sides due to construction and the playground, but it was an interesting challenge. The least exciting portion of this project was making the changes. I felt this way because we already had to know the area and perimeter measurements so I feel it didn't really add on to the project and that it was just more work to do, because our main focus was on the scaling of the building and all of our other calculations.

What did you learn from completing this project?

I learned a lot from completing this project. The main thing I learned about was how I can use triangle similarity to measure buildings. And even though my group only used the mirror method, it's very interesting that you can use multiple methods and still get around the same answer. I also learned to manage my time better. I wasn't fully aware of the due date which made the last couple of days really rushed with work and I had a lot of work to do. Also it's very important to communicate well with your group members or else you won't get the task done. 
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Benchmark Reflection

How does this project relate to the real world?

This project relates to the real world by teaching us skills than will be helpful in the real world. For example it teaches us how to map an area to scale. This skill will be very useful in the real world because it can help us find the size of a building or street by using a scaled map. It can also be useful when your making a scaled map for your job. Another skill that was taught was how to measure tall buildings. These can be very useful as measurements are important in every day life. That is how this project can help in everyday life.


What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

The most exciting portion of this project was when we went outside to find the measurements. I felt that it was really great that we got hands on experience with finding the height of the buildings. I doubt I would have learned about how to measure using the mirror method if we didn’t actual measure something that would be impossible to measure otherwise. The least exciting part was Google map maker. I think I might have placed my building on top of another and it was to tell where my street was due to the bad camera angles. I also could see the top of my building on street view.


What did you learn from completing this project

I learned how to use the mirror and stick method on a building and why the shadow method isn’t the best tool to use. I also learned more about the stick method which I didn’t know much about at first. I learned how to use Google Map maker thought I hope I won’t have to use it again. I learned how estimates are not alway right and how it is always important to verify your measurement because most of the time it is not right. For example my first measurement was 40 feet off from my verification. That is what I learned from this project.


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Quarter 3 Benchmark Anna Sugrue

How does this project relate to the real world?

       -The skills we learned in this project can be applied to a variety of different situations and professions. If I ever wanted to know the height of something, I can make quick approximate calculations with a mirror and a tape measure. If I wanted to go into a career in architecture, city planning, civil engineering, construction, interior design, etc, the knowledge of triangles is essential. Triangles are the basis of construction and design everywhere, from the pyramids to pie slices. Knowing how to measure triangles will give anyone an upper hand in the “real world”.

What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

       -The most exciting portion of this project was the in class time we got to go explore our block independently. Going out into the world and applying the knowledge we had learned on paper in a class environment to a large scale real life environment was exciting and invigorating. The least exciting portion of this project was the written portions of the final project. The final calculations did not come out cleanly and were frustrating to evaluate. The stick method was especially frustrating. I also had no idea how to structure my letter to the Neighborhood Association and was a little lost as to how to put together our final written report.

What did you learn from completing this project?

       -From completing this project, I learned about triangles and their application in real life situations. From measuring my building, I learned about the approximate heights of buildings around the city and how these buildings could be improved to increase the attractiveness of the area. I also learned 5+ handy new ways to measure to find an approximate height of any tall object (including the purchasing of a measuring app!). I also learned how to navigate the residential areas around SLA better than I did before. I found a new shortcut to get to the Franklin Institute, and a place where they apparently sell great hoagies.

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An Ode: No Longer Waiting for Superman

Ode: No Longer Waiting for Superman
When studying for numerous exams, 
you thought of your future.
The endless days and nights that you would stay up to make the world shine bright.
You gave it your all when it came to certification, 
smile wide and professionally worn,
gave you that honor. 
The Praxis shot you down many times, 
to make sure you were worthy to care and safeguard my future.
You were worthy.
You beat the odds and went out your way.
Paid for dry-erase markers and construction paper,
so your children could see a better day. 
The day when they could stand among others and hold their ground,
due to your arithmetic and phonics knowledge you provided their way. 
This is my thanks to you,
as the child that looks up to you everyday.
You inspire my choice of words,
influence the paths I choose. 
Thank you dear superman of mine,
for that is you. 
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Reflection

How does this project relate to the real world?

This project relates to the world because it has to do with shapes, measuring, and observations.

What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

I think that the most exciting part of the project was when the groups went outside to actually observe and measure the buildings.

What did you learn from completing this project?

I learned how to measure things from a different perspective and measure objects that I cant reach by using mirrors and other figures.




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BM Q3

I didn’t think I was going to be looking forward to any part of this project. After we got started using the methods to measure it kicked in, that the project wasn’t all “math”. Instead, it was trial and error, it was similar to life. I got to explain to people who questioned me about my measurements, and that was the most exciting part of this project for me. I got to prove to myself (and other people) over and over again that I learned how to use different methods to measure building heights. Also the actual act of using the methods was kind of exciting. I never used the mirror method before so going outside and finding the height our buildings was cool.
 From this project I learned to work with people who are just as controlling as I am. In that process I learned to be patient not only with others but myself. I can be very inpatient mainly when I comes to math because I want to get it done and over with. Mathematically, I learned more about proportions. I obviously learned how to use the mirror method quiet well since majority of our project was using it. Learning to use Google Maps was fun too. I never knew how to use street view or measure blocks using Google.  
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Symone's Q3 Geometry BM Reflection

This project relates to the real world because people do this everyday. For example, regular people like the owners of the home do things like meausre dimensions of their doors and windows to figure out ways to improve their home. Someone may want to replace wooden doors with fiber glass or vice versa and they'll need measurements in order to do that. Also, there are people who do that as a profession. There are people how have more efficient ways of measuring a building, but they probably do take estimations using methods we did for the benchmark. 
To me, the most exciting part of the project was doing the manual mirror method. I like figuring things out using ratio and proportions. It was also fun going outside and doing the actual measurements to figure out what the answers were rather than having measurements handed to us. I find it exciting to work on problems on my own and being able to figure if it makes sense or not even though it causes a little bit of aggrivation. It was also exciting working in my group because everybody was doing their parts of the project. 
What I learned from this project is how difficult t is to get exact measurements for buildings. My class only did an estimation, but it just goes to show how hard it would be manually measuring for exact measurements of buildings. Imagine measuring buildings even bigger than what we measured! What I also learned was how to be efficient with my time. In order to do this project, you'd have to have calculations already done in order to move on to the next task and be able to start figuring out how you'll explain your process.
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Reflection

-       How does this project relate to the real world?

-       This project is based on methods that real world archetects can use in their work. It is also a useful way for a corporate/building director to establish his point of building height.

-       What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

-       The most exiting part of this project for me was the calculations; I am not a large fan of math, but since I have been paying more attention and been more focused, I understand and enjoy the concept more, with that being said, the calculations was a good way for me to express my knowledge of math so far.

-       What did you learn from completing this project?

-       Everything can be done one way or another, don’t give up.

1) Who was in your group?

Temperance Moore, Saundra Monroe, Jordan Randall

2) What did you personally do well on this project?

I executed my measurements very well

3) What could you personally have done better?

I could have helped my teammates more than I did; I was too focused on the individual work.

4) What is something that each of the people in your group contributed and/or did well on this project?

Jordan: Energetic and good in helping understand the concepts given, Saundra: Lively and great at calculations, Temperance: Cherry and did very well to keep the group organized.

5) Please describe any issues that you had while completing this project (as an individual).

At one point, my verification was very off point and that took me a while to realize my mistake; crazy how one number changes everything.

6) Please describe any issues that you had while completing this project (as a group).

I felt as though I worked at a faster pace than my group (not saying it was any less right or wrong) But I felt as though they weren’t taking it serious at fir

7) Please describe what you learned from doing this project, both in terms of content and in terms of process.
Most importantly, I learned about formulas, solutions and a different method of teaching. Besides that, I learned what works better for me in math so I can be at my full potential.

 

 

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Mschreiber Benchmark Reflection

1.            There are many ways that this project relates to the real world. For example as time goes on, renevations are done to buildings. These can cause an increase in height or lenth of the building that no one will no about unless if measured. This project helps show how you can measure the height of your buildings with simple means like a mirror and a ruler.  Another way would be when you are helping add additions to a building you can help apply the knowledge from this project to help with the additions to building. This project explains the math used in the world today.

 

2.            The most exciting part of the project is when we went outside to measure are buildings. Even though it was a bit chilly it was nice to go outside for an assignment. When we were measuring outside time flew by fast and the measurements seemed easier to make outside then when we were doing the mirror method in the cramped hall way. Being able to be on our own outside helping make the measurements for each building is why I think when we went outside to measure was the best part of the project.

 

3.            Throughout this project I learned many things.  First I learned how to measure a building in a real life scenario with the mirror method. I also learned how to work with a group when I miss a few days of the benchmark work time.  Another thing I learned was how to measure buildings with simple methods such as taking a photo of an object with a known height and using it to measure a height to go. A final thing I learned is how to make a scale a drawing of buildings using scales of many units. of measurement.

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Reflection

This project relates to the real world because it helps us use different methods to solve a problem. Now when I walk past buildings I tell my friend I could measure it with out actually measuring it.this also helps because of our future. Depending on what kind of job you have.Some jobs might require measurements of buildings like google earth.When you have short cuts in life it helps you out lot.What else i got out of it was that if you where to ever get floors added on to your house like i want to i know how to calculate what I want the height to look like or to check to see if I'm not paying for more then what i paid for.


I think the most exciting part was doing the verifications because when it would come close to the number I calculated I got so happy and smart.I love doing things that challenge me because it makes me feel accomplished even if i didn’t get it right,and when we got to sit down as a group and help each other out it was such great collaboration. The least exciting part was when we actually had to go out and take measurements because it was kind of cold.Also because we had to stand out side and do our whole groups measurements one by one.


From this project I learned that sometimes you will not get an exact answer but as long as you have some evidence that you are close you are accurate.also I learned that you may have just some mis communication within your groups and might stress each other out a lot but yelling and demanding does not work if you just talk calmly and with pertinence and things will get done more effectively.lastly, I learned that I am very good at the mirror method and proportions. 


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Hamlet Analysis Post - Dakota Foster

Dakota Foster

English 3

Hamlet or The Tradegy of Hamlet: Prince of Denmark is a play written by WIlliam Shakespeare back in the late-1500s. Shakespeare had written many plays and acts while he was alive, but the most famous and well-known one is Hamlet. There are many different parts of the play that are very well known like “To be or not to be” soliloquy by Hamlet. Some cases it can be very hard to understand his writing when first glanced at, in the following paragraphs we will be analyzing one of the soliloquies/monologues in Hamlet.In Shakespeare's plays, he very often uses exaggeration to get his thoughts across through his characters. Also, he likes to show how sophisticated he can by using very elaborate sentences that have to be interpreted. Sentences that have to be searched through, read over and over again to get the full meaning of the passage. These traits of Shakespeare’s writing can be identified in this scene. 

The following monologues takes place in Act 1, Scene 3 from lines 65 to 80.  Polonius is talking with his children, Ophelia and Laertes. These few lines are directed to Laertes. Laertes is the oldest and he is going to college. Laertes has a sort of reputation where could people would consider him a ‘manwhore’. Polonius is warned Laertes about what he should do with himself as he goes along on this journey of life. 

“Look thou character. 

Give thy thoughts no tongue, 

Nor any unproportioned act of his own

Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,

Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;”

Polonius is telling his son that he should that he see what he can learn and be from other people. He shouldn’t pay attention to other people and be friendly to other people. Not to be mean to others and hold onto the friends that you find that are trustworthy. Shakespeare is using his knowledge that he found when he was growing up by putting him into Polonius. This is a thing that carries on to the people of today. These lessons and advice can be overheard from a parent to a child of today, sometimes the advice can sound different for what goes on today.  

“But do not dull thy palm with entertainment

Of each new-hatch'd, unfledged comrade. Beware

Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in,

Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee.

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;”

Polonius continues to tell his son Laertes about don’t waste your time with every new guy that meets your path, but also don’t start fights. He says that if you do get into a fight that you should stand you ground and finish the fight. Then, he says listen to many different people but only give your voice to a few people. This advice can be really helpful to Laertes because since he is considered a ‘manwhore’, a lot of different people could try to pick fights with him. Polonius could also be saying this to Laertes because at this time his daughter Ophelia is with a person that Polonius doesn’t trust entirely. The person that Ophelia is with is known as Hamlet, the star of the play. Polonius doesn’t believe that Hamlet actually loves Ophelia, he thinks that Hamlet is just playing her for a fool. Polonius wants Ophelia to stop seeing Hamlet. Polonius is trying to avoid Laertes from getting into the same situation as Ophelia. 

“Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.

Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,

But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy;

For the apparel oft proclaims the man,

And they in France of the best rank and station

Are of a most select and generous chief in that.”

The last part of some of the dialogue from Polonius can be translated to listen to everyone’s opinion but hold back your judgmental thoughts. Spend as much money as you have on clothing, but make sure they aren’t clothing that are to showy or gaudy because clothes make the man. France is basically the capital of where people are judged on their clothing and where they find a person is made by the clothes that they wear. 

In the end, Shakespeare had taken a regular conversation that happens in most families. This advice can be given to a daughter or a son when they are going anywhere way from home. The children could be going to college or just moving away. Shakespeare used his very kind and intelligent words to communicate a very simple idea in an elegant way, a thing that Shakespeare is known very well for. 

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Q3 Benchmark Reflection


This project relates to the world in many ways. One way it relates to the real world is in architecture and design. Contractors really do the things that we did for a living. They make blueprints of the building that they are making changes to and they measure everything.Then they take that, and they start making real renovations to the house that they are working on. They use the same math and technique as well. Even people who actually need to build a house or remake one probably uses the techniques that we used. Basically everything that we learned is used in real life by people who really do this type of stuff. 


The most exciting portion to this project was actually going outside because we never do that. The least exciting portion to this part was also going outside because it was really cold. Also it was annoying how my measurements came out differently each time so I didn't know which one was right. I also didn't like the google maps part because the tutorial link wasn't working. So I didn't know how to submit the heights of my group's buildings. Other than those minor things, the project was fine. It helped a lot to know how to calculate my measurements. If I didn't it probably would have been harder since that was basically the bulk of the project. 

I learned the different methods that can be used to find the heights of buildings. I didn't know that you could use a picture of something to find the hieght of a building (known as the picture method). I would have never thought about that. I also learned that you should check to see if your height is accurate because not every method gives you the accurate height. I got a better understanding about the mirror method as well. For a more accurate height, it's best that you don't lean towards the mirror. That would help with a more accurate height. 


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Sean Morris Geometry benchmark

-    How does this project relate to the real world?

This project relates to the real world in several ways. A primary way it relates to the real world is for architects. It can relate to architects because by using the methods demonstrated architects can plan out how tall a building is which can be useful when adding new features onto a building. Another way it relates to the real world is it is useful to business that need to tear down a building so they can know the total area of destruction would approximately be. It is also useful for realtor who need the know how tall a house or apartment is so that they can give that data to their customers.  



-       What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

The most exciting portion of this project was to go outside and see the method in work. I thought this was the most exciting because I thought it was interesting to see the variables being used hands on here. For example on how our individual heights could effect our answers. I thought the least exciting portion was having to do the verifications. I thought this was the least exciting because at sometimes my verifications didn’t match up with the heights I had in my paper so it was just frustrating to have to constantly fix and change map on something that I believe should have been easier.

-       What did you learn from completing this project?

I learned more on how to use stick method correctly. I learned the various factors that could play into using picture verification. I learned on how to use the mirror method correctly in a real life situation. I learned that there are many different ways on how to verify your calculations for a building and what different factors play into them. The project has taught me a new appreciation for Geometry and how potentially complex it can be at many times. I found that even relatively simple buildings can become  much more complex when using its measurements and calculating its measurements in Geometry problems.

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Q3 Benchmark Reflection

This project relates to the real world because when you live in your house and you you need to repair things you will need to know how to find the area and perimeter of items. And the other way is you might need to get on the top of your roof but you might need a ladder. Now you could just go buy a ladder but what if it’s too short. This is when finding the height of your building comes in. You will need to know how tall your building is to get the correct ladder. Everything we have learned in this benchmark project could effect how well you are with fixing things in your house and taking measurements.

I think the most exciting portion of this project was taking all the measurements. I said that because it was very easy for me to find the measurements. The other exciting part of the project was finding what I wanted to change on the building. This was because I felt like I was a contractor and I have the power to tell what I want to change on the building to help it look better. The least exciting portion to the project was writing the difference between my calculations and verifications. The reason why I saw this as the least exciting portion is because I couldn’t really put my thoughts onto the paper correctly. It was a little difficult for me to explain.

I’ve learned that every little inch matters when it comes to finding the height, area, and perimeter of a building because leaving out one small inch of a measurement could change everything. Also, I learned that timings very important. You need to use every consecutive minute that you get. This is 100% important because if you waste time or miss a lot of days of school this could really effect want you have to do and at the end it will cause you to rush. In conclusion, there is a good amount of likes and dislikes of this project but at the end you learn a lot of new facts, you learn your mistakes that you made so the next time you know not to make them again, and you realize that this is beneficial to your life when it comes to construction.
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Q3 Benchmark Reflection


How does this project relate to the real world?

We learned a lot doing this project that you would need to know in the real world. ​I think this project could relate to the real world because there are a lot of jobs where you would need to learn how to find heights and things. You need to know how to use a scale to draw blueprints and things like that. 

What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

I think that the most exciting part of the project was when we had to decide what we were going to change about the building. I liked that because I think it was the easiest. The least exciting part to me was when we had to actually go out and do the measurements. I didn't like that because I kept messing up, by leaning forward too much and I would get weird answers. At first it didn't make sense, but that I figured it out.

What did you learn from completing this project?

When we had to do this project I learned how to use the mirror method to figure out the height of something. I also learned how to use a scale to draw the buildings.
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Geometry Q3 Benchmark Reflection - WGeary

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How does this project relate to the real world?

I was poking around the easy measure app and I found their instructional video, and I realized how many uses the app (and the mirror method etc.) really have. In the video these people were trying to re-arrange their apartment and they were trying to figure out if they would be able to move the couch in a certain place and still be able to see the TV. So I think that’s a totally legitimate real world use.



What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

I’m always excited about a project involving art. Since I love art and all that junk it just makes the project a lot more mentally manageable for me, knowing that after I finnish all the calculations that I can do art. My least favorite part of the project was probably having to go measure the building, the realizing your measurements were wrong. Then having to go back and re-measure only to realize that your new measurements aren’t much better. I've realized that the mirror method is a little funky, anything that relies on human involvement isn't going to be super accurate. I'd like to compare all 3 methods and see if there is one that tends to get a more accurate answer. 


What did you learn from completing this project?

I don’t think I’ll be finding myself measuring the heights of building too often (but hey, who knows).  I think the easy measure app really showed me that there are a lot of different ways to use this concept.  I feel like I’ll use this to find the height of things in the future though, like in the video I could see myself moving furniture and having to make sure that everything would fit properly.  

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Benchmark Reflection

This project relates to the real world because you can't always be exact and sometimes approximations are good enough if done correctly. Exact measurements are not really crucial anyway unless it comes down to that point because you can't be off by the smallest bit. Otherwise approximations are much more convenient.  Also it is not realistic to measure the height of the building using a yardstick or tape. It relates to the problem of finding long distances without being able to measure them which can easily be solved with trigonometry. This project showed me how math specifically trigonometry can be applied in real life.
The most exciting part of the project was to go outside and taking the measurements. I loved it because it was easy and it helped be understand trigonometry better since I am a visual learner. I love to go outside to get fresh air. Also I never expected to go outside for a geometry benchmark since I always had projects where math was just on paper. The least exciting portion was to actually do the math and calculations. I do not like to do calculation because you can be wrong easily and naturally it is the most boring part of most math projects. I also feel that most of the time when doing calculation I am missing something but, I am just being paranoid.
I learned that approximations are essential when you can't get an exact answer and that trigonometry is important in everyday life. Trigonometry is found in life all the time and is in the most unexpected of places. Such as GPS and like the project we were doing. Also when finding the distances between two points trigonometry, if used correctly can easily be used to find the length, and if the correct requirements are met for the calculation your answer would be extremely close for an approximation. It is amazing how one of the most common shapes can go unnoticed so easily to the point where people forget there is a whole science behind that specific shape.
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