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Mathography: A mathography is a lot like your life history, except that it is focused on the mathematics in your life.

  1. Write a letter about yourself to your teacher. The letter will help your teacher get to know you as an individual. The letter should talk about these three general topics: you, you as a student, and you as a math student.
    Remember to use complete sentences and make sure that it is neat enough to be read easily. Start the letter with "Dear...." Make sure you sign your letter. This assignment should take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Parts (b), (c), and (d) have suggestions for what to write about each of the three topics.

  2. You: Introduce yourself using the name you like to be called. Describe your hobbies, talents, and interests. State your goals or dreams. What are you proud of? What else would you like to share?

  3. You as a Student: State the importance of school in your life. Describe yourself as a student. What kinds of classroom activities do you do best? What kinds of activities do you find frustrating? Explain which subject(s) is/are your favorites. Tell why you like it (them). How often do you finish in-class assignments? How faithfully do you do your homework?

  4. You as a Math Student: Describe your most memorable moment in math and explain why you remember it. State your favorite math topic. Name your least favorite. Explain how you feel about math this year.

Follow the instructions given to you by your teacher.