What was I Trying to Find Out?
What do you need to do to solve mathematical problems? Crate your equations? Know how to use operations appropriately in certain situations? I agree with you, but in every problems are patterns to be recognized. Most people don't notice about this. Therefore, in this unit, we tried to find out the definition of patterns and understand the usage of it.
What did I Discover?
After doing random equations and etc, I discovered that patterns are not only shapes, but numbers because as we check though interesting images about patterns, we realized that it is a subject which changes its formation, number, design, and etc repetitively forever with a certain type of rule. For example, if we want to figure out a challenging problem, we need to find out the pattern carefully to find the resolution of it much more easier.
What Surprised me?
What surprise me during this unit was that whether the pattern is difficult or easy, it can always turn itself into various types of equations which can give interesting resolutions. For example, when we were solving the rule of the pattern which Mr.Pug gave, I found the resolution easily with having the answer of X x 2 + 4 = Y. However, I could have also represent it in an algebraic way like this down below.
2X + 4 = Y
What was I Good at?
'I think I was good at using algebraic equations to solve rules of different patterns because I think I did a great job of that understanding the connections between them and use it for my advantage to solve more challenging problems. For example, if 2 is X and the Y is 4, the rule or an equation for this is multiply the X twice.
What do I still need to Practice?
However, I think I still need to work on solving rules of patterns in an easier way because when I was trying to find out equations of the patterns, even though it looks easy, I still had difficulties solving it due to thinking it to hard for myself. Therefore, I think next time, I should think of how many operations there are in the pattern and solve it carefully.
What do I want to know now?
Next time, I want to inquire though are there problems that doesn't have a pattern because even though it is dimensional, I don't know if it is relevant enough to form every problem you solve. That not only includes math problems, but also other important conflicts like moving forward to achieve our goals.
For conclusion, I hope this had been an great experience to understand the usage of patterns to solve different problems.