Homework is one of the burdensome deeds in high school. Students hate to do it; teachers hate to grade it. Some people wonder, “If everyone hates homework so much, why not simply do away with it and make everybody happy?” If only things were so easy; unfortunately, they are not. Even though homework can often be tedious and time consuming, it does serve a reasonable, justifiable purpose. While it is often inconvenient and unpleasant, it is important that high school students be assigned homework to complete to help teach time management and provide extra practice with the content at hand.
Since the introduction of standardized tests, we have seen a larger focus on trying to catch everyone up to the ability to take the same test. This has made teaching nearly impossible, since now teachers are teaching a sliver of the class what they really need to learn and because of this and the barriers that students face, “U.S. students slipped from 18th in the world in math in 2000 to 31st place in 2009, with a similar decline in science and no change in reading” (Shatzky). Students are no longer being taught how to learn and how to critically think, and are instead taught how to take a test because although we see a decline in the rankings of the world; the test score averages have increased over time. How is it that we as a country are falling in rank, but increasing in test scores which should reflect an increase in
I understand they want to make the students suffer by giving them a ton of homework but they’re just being cynical and just thinking about themselves. Students feel bad for teachers on how much they have to grade so they don’t turn in their homework but in reality teachers have so much free time that they don’t know what to do with their free time. Teachers are blessed to not take any homework home or even stay after school because if they did, they wouldn’t want
The youth league leaders assigned two to a pair — one good at academia, one loyal to the party — each to improve the other’s “weaker” area. Ting, a Youth League committee member, had difficulty in math and science classes. To prove my sincerity to the party, I could only comply. Evening school hours allowed students who had poor conditions at home to have a well-lit and quiet place for homework. It became mandatory for me.
I work harder than the rest of my classmates due to my limitations with my English. When everyone else in the class is chatting or on their phones, I am reading articles and learning new words. When I unexpectedly received an A in this AP class, it gave me the confidence to believe that I can actually do anything if I just put my mind into it. This motivated me to do more and accept more challenges causing me to take more AP classes to further prove myself. I am not doing this to please my 9th grade English teacher or other people.
He was very important to me because I needed to copy his homework in the morning every day. Do you know why I was so panicking? Because I didn’t have time to copy Henry Carter’s home work that needed to be sent in the first period. I knew that it was not acceptable but almost every kid in my school did that kind of things but even worse than me. The first period was Mathematics with Mr.Black Bean.
“If excellence is possible, then good is not enough!” This was my seventh grade math teacher’s mantra. Her encouragement of excellence and love of teaching was one of the biggest influences in my decision to become a teacher. The other great influence in my career choice was my diagnosis of dyslexia in the second grade. School became a place that I strongly disliked and I oftentimes was discouraged due to the fact that everything was a struggle to me. Growing up, I attended a private school that was academically prestigious, but I was never looked at as academically gifted.
If positivity is absent during math, students will begin to doubt and devalue their math skills. These positive messages can then override whatever they have heard in the past. Unfortunately, math is different than other subjects, it “…is taught in ways that are not used by other subject teachers, and people hold beliefs about mathematics that they do not hold about other subjects” (Boaler 21). Alongside the negative messages of math comes the crippling exams and tests that come along with math students seem to have high anxieties about. Math is tested more frequently than any other subject in the U.S. (Boaler 21), which can be exhausting and debilitating.
That’s is why people think we are smart, especially when it comes to math. Another reason that contributes to this stereotypes is that Asian parents are really strict about studying. For instance, my parent set a goal for me to achieve mostly “A”s and 1 “B” is allow and if I fail to do so, there will be severe consequences. Due to a strict education and public school mostly focus on teaching math and physics so we Asian do have an upper hand in those subjects. Stereotype is a funny thing to talk about because it’s easy to make a joke out of it.
The boys were thought to be better at math. During my time in first and second grade in primary school I struggled with math. Instead of me receiving extra assistance my teachers would just brush over. I was not expected to make much contributions in class. If a question was asked and I raised my hand I would just be looked over or the question would be directed at me but I was not given enough time to respond (Rist,
In 7th grade, I transferred from Bryan Middle school to Visitation Catholic School and there was not enough room in the accelerated math program, which ultimately set me behind. In high school, I found myself bored in math and knew I needed to challenge myself, so I ended up setting up a meeting with the math department head and we discussed my options. Sophomore year, I ended up taking two math classes, which was not easy; double the test, quizzes and lessons! However, by taking two math classes, I was able to get myself into a higher math class which ultimately was my goal, and achieving it was an amazing feeling.
A fixed mindset, as it sounds, makes your thoughts stay fixed about something; for example if someone is not good at math they might say that they are not a math person. That they will never be good at math; however, everyone is capable at being a math person as long as they put in an effort, and try there hardest. This fixed mindset is causing the students to not live up to their potential. It forces entered them to see what they have accomplished before and not what they can, and this is causing students to either advance in their class, or to fall behind their
For example, in the heading “Many students aren’t ready”, the author states “Some of them didn 't take enough math, some took the wrong math and some managed to pass the classes without learning the math”. The evidence explains that even though a student may pass a particular math course, they aren’t prepared to take college level math or even understand the concept of that math course. In the heading “Your child needs math every year” the author explains that just because some students took a higher level math in seventh or eighth grade and are able to “fulfill minimum admission requirements for all but the most selective colleges by the end of junior year” doesn’t mean they should take a break once they become a senior. Once they do take a break then taking college level math will be hard for
This quote is only not relevant to the performing arts. It is applicable to every ability a person could wish to become skillful at. At the beginning of my junior year I struggled in my math class. I could do the problems without issue, but writing intelligently about how I solved the problem was required and did not come easy to me. I went into my teacher’s office hours to get more practice and spent additional time on the homework to ensure I understood the concepts completely.