The central problem for this unit was to use multiple different formulas that we learned to figure out distances, formulas such as; midpoints, the equation of a circle trigonometry, volume of a cylinder and circumference. We used these to help us find the final answer to the first question of the unit which was How will we know how large the trees will get? How long will it take for the trees to grow? The first thing I remember us looking at was distance and using the distance formula to find midpoints and eventually a radius as well. By finding a circumference of a circle, and the area and radius, I was able to find how long it will take for the line of sight to be blocked in the orchard. By simply knowing and understanding formulas it became simple to understand how to find and=swers and use those answers to find more. We were even brought back to using similar triangle and what that formula looked like which also helped me to answer the central question. For my portfolio I selected items that we worked on throughout the unit. I selected particular items that were key to figuring out the central question for this unit.

Personal Growth:

Throughout this unit I learned knew formulas that were able to give me a better understanding of the relationship between algebra and geometry. For many of the assignments, both in class and out of class we would graph an equation which just that can relate the two. Also, through formulas we could find the area of a cylinder or triangle or circle. We even used the equation of a circle. Throughout this unit we used both geometric concepts and algebraic concepts. During this unit I was not thinking of how the two concepts were related, I was using both concepts to find multiple answers. I knew what both concepts ment but I was not relating the two in my mind. Finally, at the end of the unit I was asked a question; How did the unit improve your understanding of the relationship between algebra and geometry? I was reminded of this and I am now aware and able to explain what that relationship is, and how I used it throughout this unit.