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Lesson 1: Quadratic Formulas  

6x2 – 17x + 12 = 0

To solve the problem above, which is a quadratic, I know that the 6 is the “a” value, the 17 is the “b” value, and the 12 is the “c” value. You insert those values into the quadratic formula (-b±√(b²-4ac))/(2a) to find the value of “x”. The answer would be x1= 4/3 and x2= 3/2.

Lesson 2: The Periodic Table

(He), (Ne), (Ar), (Kr), (Xe), (Rn)

 The periodic table has differing types of metals including alkali metals, which are furthest on the left of the table, and noble gasses, which are furthest on the right of the table. noble gases, which are the elements listed above, are the least reactive and have a filled outer energy level with eight electrons. 

Lesson 3: Insurance


Insurance protects you somehow, and I am embarrassed to say I do not know exactly how, or what good insurance is. Insurance reminds me of that Aflac duck commercial or that green Geico lizard saying, “You can save 15% or more on car insurance.” 


Munster High School provides a class, Adult Roles and Responsibilities, that covers topics such as financial planning, budgeting, investing, credit, and banking. I was planning to take that class this coming up year because I feel clueless when it comes to essential life skills and financial knowledge. However, it is an elective class, and I had no time in my schedule to allot for it.


I was frustrated. I did have a study hall in my proposed senior year schedule, but I did not want to sacrifice my first study hall I am deciding to take in my high school years to make room for the class. On the other hand, I thought about the crucial skills that I thought of as a foreign language. 


Why do I have to go out of my way to make room for a class that will teach me more beneficial lessons than most of my required classes?