In this term in math, we kicked off with statistics. We covered some areas of Statistic such as, Analyzing categorical data, Summarizing quantitative data, Modeling data distributions and Exploring bivariate numerical data. One of the topics that was quite challenging to grasp was Exploring bivariate numerical data, specifically correlation and causation. To help us with this topic, we send out a survey with numerous quantitative categories — such as height, weight, number of pens, etc — to Liger students. Then, we used the data we collected from the survey as examples for us to study correlation by graphing scatter plots.
An example of a scatterplot between two variables.
S’mores a delicious snack yet, a snack that can be used to showcase chemistry principles. One of the principles that can be showed is limiting and excess reactant. Besides learning about this concept in the classroom, our facilitator created a small lab to strengthen our knowledge of this concept. The objective of the lab was to make s’mores while calculating the limiting and excess reactant within the ingredient we had: chocolate bars, cracker, and marshmallow.
Similar to Math, this term we are focusing on SAT. Since most of us are having trouble reading historical passages from the SAT, our facilitator assigned an article about America history, from CommonLit, every week and we try to analyze it together. We choose articles related to America’s history because most historical passages from the SAT are based on America’s history.
Due to the fact that English is our second language, the style of writing, the languages the author used back then were very challenging to understand.
Since last year, we had been writing poems about different topics and the start of this year, we started to conduct all of those poems into a book. With students who were working on editing the book, editing the poems and do writing pieces, the book came out well and made its first debut at the Khmer Literature festival. A poem is a way of communicating or expressing one’s idea through writing or dictating in rhymes and rhythm. It was a feeling of sensation and nostalgia when reading some of my friends’ poem.
In math this term, we have been grinding hours in practicing the SAT for the SAT test on October 6th, 2018. We had two weeks of SAT intense boot camp at the beginning of the school year to prepare ourselves for the test. But, before the test come knocking our doors we have time to practice; personally, the only way to be confident and be comfortable with the test is to practice. Since SAT is one of our tickets to getting a good university, I need to sacrifice my time, even if it means I have to pause playing Fortnite, and avoid procrastination and practice the test facing it head-on.
For the past few months, we have been exploring the basic of Chemistry through labs and lessons. The highlight of the unit was the Flame lab test. The objective of the lab was to see what color will the flame emit when putting different chloride into it. The compounds that we were experiment with were, Barium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Copper (II) Chloride, Lithium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, and Strontium Chloride. But, the main purpose of the lab was to understand the energy level. I really enjoy seeing those wonderful colors and also mesmerized by the quantum mechanic behind it.