Q3 Geometry BM Reflection - JCruz

Reflection Questions:

How does this project relate to the real world?
-I believe that this project can be use in a real life setting. There are many occasions where we want bigger and better things, for instance remodeling our homes. What if we wanted some new windows or just paint those ugly window shutters. In these cases it would be similar to get an estimate of your building in order to buy the proper amount of materials so you’re not spending over the amount you would normally have to spend. Also, there might be a time where you have a budget and want to know if you’d have enough money to buy all of your materials once you’ve gotten the perimeter of your home and then found out how much the materials would be in all according to that. So you see those are only two example of how this project could come in handy 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?

-This project was very hands on. I would have to say that was one of my favorite parts of this project. Being able to go outside and work with our partners in an outside community was a change but a good one. I also would have to say that I had a good group and we worked very well together. One thing that I didn’t like about this project was having to use the new material to find the height of the building, it was difficult trying to confirm the exact height of the buildings and there might be some miscalculations with them. 

What did you learn from completing this project?

-What I learned about this project was that calculating height is hard! Not really, it is a long process but it’s fairly simple once the formula is familiar to you. It is also a very useful tool to use if you ever needed to calculate the height of something. Also learned that you should have serval verifications because it’s fairly easy to mess up when trying to calculate numbers and what not. Have a good measuring tape or tools in general would be very useful and help you complete the calculations more accurately. 
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