This week we worked more on limits, which still confuses me a bit. Overall I found that the notes that I take in this class so far has proved more useful than the notes that I ever wrote last year in Honors Pre-Calc. Maybe it's just because of how the two teachers teach, I don't know. But I digress.
In the beginning of the week we learned how to take the limits as x approaches infinity. I remember that these were pretty interesting last year so I wasn't really worried about this section. Though, I did start to have trouble when we started talking about end-behaviors. This concept was pretty hard to grasp last year for me and I was worried that I still wouldn't understand anything regarding it. After the notes on it though, I felt that I understood the concept way more than last year, and I'm thankful for that because it is a pretty big concept when it comes to limits. Then, we had a day where we talked about questions that we might have had on the homework linked with infinity limits and stuff. Now, an important day was next, quiz day. The quiz was over sections 2.1 and 2.2. So basically limits, and infinity limits. Overall I didn't think that the quiz was that hard but there was one question at the end that made me scratch my head, and proving limits algebraically was still a struggle for me I found out.
The following days we would start to look at section 2.3, which is about Continuity. I don't ever remember learning about this last year So it was fairly new to me. Now granted, it wasn't really that hard of a concept to grasp so that was pretty neat. I guess the most confusing part of Continuity was the fact that: "A continuous function is one that is continuous at every point in the domain." It took my table and I a few tries before we understood what that meant. Now, what really blindsided me was the introduction of the "Salt-and-Pepper Functions." It blindsided me not because of how difficult it was to grasp, but because of how it made me think of it as harder than it should be. It really made me mad that that was the case.
Next week we're going to have a chapter test on all this stuff so I hope that I will be ready by then, till then though time to study and do homework for practice.
Bryll Matthew Moreno