PHYSICS – So how about a little free fall? Great discussion on acceleration due to gravity today!

So what’s your reaction time? Knowing what you now know, is there a way for you to figure that out?

PHYSICS – So how about a little free fall? Great discussion on acceleration due to gravity today!

So what’s your reaction time? Knowing what you now know, is there a way for you to figure that out?

This week I rate myself a 2/5, because acceleration has been kicking my butt. Getting into a mindset of thinking in terms of physics is difficult, but I’m slowly getting there, and working them over and over is helping a lot, no matter how painful. Hopefully I don’t utterly bomb my test next week, but I just need to do my best.

This week I rate myself 3/5 stars. I was highly confused for a good portion of the week but I tried to focus and understand the problems we were working. The effort was there; the brainpower wasn’t. I ended up doing better on problems we worked later in the week.

Struggle

This week I have struggled with working our advanced velocity and acceleration homework problems. It’s like I know where I am trying to get to in my head, and I know what variables I need in order to solve the problem, but there is a mental block when I am trying to apply the formulas we learned in class. Last night’s homework was a little better, and class time has helped me to know how to approach the problems better. This weekend I plan on reworking homework problems until I have them 100% down.

S-Struggle

This week I struggled more with the homework problems than I have in the past few week. There were a couple that I did not understand until we got to class and I realized that they were more simple than I had made them out to be. After talking and working through them in class, I feel a good bit more confident that I can successfully use the knowledge I have to solve more like them later on.

This week I rate myself a 4/5 stars.

I did very good this week in catching up mentally. The concepts and mainly the formulas I can use were hard since I missed that lesson, however I still caught up, and I will use those concepts on the hw I need to make up this weekend.

Struggle

Although it was a short week, I still had a number of struggles. Most of them originated in physics class. This week I struggled with the free fall acceleration problems as well as some of the advanced velocity and acceleration problems. The more we work through them in class the more confident I feel, and the better I get at working them. I plan on reworking the problems I missed in homework this weekend to better my understanding of what I did wrong and how to fix it for next time. Trying to get into a physics mindset has been a little challenging for me, but the more I work and practice the better I get.

This week I would rate myself a 3/5 in Physics. I feel like I understood some of the homework problems well, and every day I am learning new ways to think about problems and find new solutions. I need to work on doing my work in a more orderly manner and staying more focused during class time. Overall, I feel like if I use this weekend to prepare for the rest, then I should do okay.

S – Struggle

I struggled significantly with a lot of the problems we worked this week. I struggled with understanding how to work them, paying attention in class, and not getting too frustrated, which is practically impossible. To help with these struggles, I am going to work homework problems this weekend and hopefully catch up on my makeup work since I wasn’t in class for a week.

Struggle

This week I had the most struggle so far this year. I am struggling very hard to complete free fall and othe racceleration word problems and I feel extremely unprepared for the upcoming test. The only things I seem to be able to do for these problems is write down what I am given but after that I’m clueless. I will work hard over this weekend and rework problems I was confused on and I might even make some of my own. I will keep saying I can and hope I can do well on the test.

This week, I would rate myself a 2.75/5. I am not feeling like I am grasping a lot of the stuff we are working on until WAY after we’ve learned it, so I feel very behind. I keep getting frustrated with myself, but I need to remember that its okay to not know how to do something immediately after learning the concept. I just need to keep practicing problems and formulas consistently. I also struggled a lot with the free fall problems. This week has just been rough and I feel like I have been lacking a lot mentally (effort and understanding wise). So, next week I will hopefully bounce back and be ready to do the best I can.