This was written by a student who struggled. Strugggggggggled.
However, look at his words, “In math a deeper understanding of a function and its form is much more important than attempting to create an exact answer.” How cool is that?
Even though he didn’t have the best computation skills, you can’t tell me he didn’t learn about math.
“…knowledge and understanding are not the same…“
This was written by a 4th quarter, 2nd semester senior. Can you imagine how incredible it had to be for this student to not only share how much growth they had experienced (“I saw myself become the student I always thought I could be…”), but to reflect back and know what got them there (“This achievement came as a result of being patient and never giving up on problems.”). Meta-cognition achieved!