Math Stuff

I didn't like Factor Captor because it was easy to get a prime number in which you could easily win against someone, so it seemed kind of cheating, even though it was it was allowed. That made me feel guilty when I used the highest prime number on the board. However, I liked the strategy behind it and it helped me learn a lot.

Using an array helps you find factors because any time you find an array that doesn't have 1, 2, or more left out you can just count the dots on the top and left and you have your two factors. Then you can use another array to find more. Also, it lays out factors in such a open way that you can't do anything but immediately start learning them by heart.

I liked the lesson 1*6, page 16 because I learned a lot of prime numbers, as well as the relationship between composite and prime. I think prime numbers are very cool. I also like lesson 1*5 page 14 because Divisibility Rules are just plain helpful.

Sep. 16. Post One.


I love reading. It's how I learn, how I relax, and how I kill time. I'm quite good at it, I suppose, and a do it a lot. Like I said, I learn best by reading, as well as by watching. Last year, I read so many books that sometimes my reading log overflowed. I can write down my thinking, but it takes a lot of concentration because I'm usually too lost in the book to notice or care. I know I have to work on this, but it's really hard for me because my constant immersion with the state of mind called "flow". When I read, I don't know I'm reading until I have to turn the page. Unless, of course, it's louder and more disruptive than "Flight of the Bumblebee" on minimum volume. Note: Flight of the Bumblebee is my favorite song! I fully recommend anybody who's reading to listen to it. But I digress. My final note on how I learn with reading: I read all the time if I can help it.