In my Avid class we have been doing the quizzes that determine what we understand, find confusing, and our personality. By doing this we have found what we are good at and how we will succeed. Since this is my first year of high school, I can apply my strengths into my systems to have a postitive result. I have three systems: school (#1), home (#2), and sports (#3).
“13 Rules That Expire” by Karen S. Karp, Sarah B. Bush, and Barbara J. Dougherty, is a thought-provoking read because, for one thing, students do not actually know that these thirteen rules perish until someone notifies us. When I first read this article, it came to me as a bit of a shock. This is an article that all math teachers should read before teaching in a classroom. This article is about the rules that teachers use to teach math to younger students and how those rules will expire before they graduate from junior high school. Many teachers struggle with getting their students to understand math. Math is often one of the hardest subjects to learn. Teachers know rules that can help students, but often they forget that those rules become more nuanced than presented.
In first grade we had to draw a picture of what we would be doing 20 years from then. We had to draw what job we would have, what our hair would look like, what we would be wearing, and I chose to draw a picture of me drawing a picture. As a first grader I knew that my future would mirror what I was doing in that exact moment; I would still have curly hair, and I would still be an artist. Loudly proclaiming that I was going to be an artist when I grew up was ok in elementary school, but at the end of middle school it was often challenged with “but what are you really going to be?” The simple thought that I really couldn’t want to just be an artist confused me more than it embarrassed me, but it embarrassed me enough to
What is important to the parents will also be important to the child, this usually occurs in a child’s life. If the child’s parents say that math is insignificant and meaningless the child will grow up believing it. The parents’ actions and words helps nourish the child as he or she grows up. Family is the main influence of the child’s growth. If they guide their children to grow fond to mathematics and is necessary to the academic the child could attain a successful life.
It all started one day while I was selling Girl Scout Cookies. I went to our new neighbor’s house, when I stepped inside, her 8th grade granddaughter, named Brittany, was struggling with her Algebra assignment. The grandmother had no clue how to help her, so I offered to explain it to her. That is when I found out that I had a knack for explaining mathematics in an easy to understand way.
At Calvin Coolidge Elementary School, advanced math class started in fourth grade. I have been put into the higher math courses ever since then. Once I got to seventh grade, I was put into pre- algebra honors and in eighth grade I was placed in algebra honors. I have never had below a B in math ever which shows that I am a hard worker and I aim to do well in school. Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School has prepared me for hard problems that I may face in High School, and I know that I am adjusted to go above and beyond in this school.
My favorite subject has always been english, I was never a fan of math, especially when it came to high school and college. My english teachers in high school did not helped me at all. They never taught us how to write a thesis, how to organize our ideas and how to improve our vocabulary. All the teachers would do is assigned a book to read and write a paper on what it was about. We never got the chance to write about a topic we were interested in or talk about our opinions on a certain topic. I feel like high school is just a waste of time, all they would say the four years is that in college we would have to write four to five papers, but they never showed us how. Now that I had finished my first semester here at Daley, I sort of know how to write a proper paper by the writing process that I had created when I took English 100.
When I was in the third grade at Saint Roberts I was struggling a lot with math, it didn’t make sense to me and I soon fell behind the rest of my peers. I still remember the board they had in my classroom, there was an ice-cream cone for every student in the class, when you passed your multiplication table test you received a ‘scoop’ on your ice-cream cone and got to advance to the next test. When you had finally reached it to 12 you received a root beer float for your hard work. I never got passed 4. During this time my older sister Lauren who is now in College was looking at high schools in the city, so my mother decided that me and my brother should switch schools as well to make it easier for her and my dad who are now divorced. Since I
Mathematics is a discipline whose basic ingredients are numbers, shapes, and algebraic relationships. Logical reasoning is used to study the properties of these objects and develop connections between them. The results can be used to understand and analyze a vast array of phenomena arising in all of the sciences, engineering and everyday life. For this reason, mathematics is often called the "language of science.” We support mathematics achievement for all learners by providing guidance and technical assistance on implementation of academic standards, current best practices, and multitier systems of intervention. When a student understands a mathematical concept, they move fluidly between the concrete and abstract.
I used to be afraid that I would get my answers incorrect for every problem I solved. Last week, I saw my score on the math exam I took, and I was disgusted by the score I had gotten. For this reason, I decided I needed a good method to solve my weakness. I took a step into the shower, and I thought carefully about my life after that shocking moment. Time flew and hot water dropped down to the concrete floor. I was still looking for the obstacle that was holding me down from being a A+ student. That day, I started talking with my family, and I had finally gotten a great advice. I was told with a grave manner, to check my answers repeatedly until I was sure I can move on. I used to never check my answers due to time constraints, but my parents
Writing a paper was such a hard thing for me before I took this class, every time I was asked to write a paper I was struggling. I could not even think about it without getting stressed. I had so many problems like finding good words to use and I did not know how to structure a paper. English is not my first language and that was another challenge for me, also I did not know how to find a good sources and how to do the reference for my research, I had a lot of things to learn when I start taking WRT160. First week of the class was hard for me because I was worried about how should I write all of these assignments and get good grades, everyone told me that this class will be hard and I will have such a bad semester because of it. However, this class became one of my favorite classes and I learned so many things during the semester in WRT160. First of all, I learned about the APA format and how to use it, I thought it will be hard to do it but
Throughout the course of this trimester I have learned many things from the AAA Advanced Academic class, such as college readiness and some skills that are necessary to be able to make college a little easier on myself mentally. Some goals that I had to make throughout this course was being able to manage my time more efficiently, being able to have a mental mindset of being able to do good in college and to have personal responsibility with my assignments. Going into college I feel ready and have a strong mindset because of the skills I have picked up this trimester in this class.
Millions of girls at schools and universities are terrified of math. They try to avoid math subjects as long as possible and then, they choose majors that require little or no math. Research has shown that high level of anxiety in students causes unacceptable performance in the subject. Invariably, it is believed that math has usually been students' biggest problem in schools. However, a research by University of Missouri, the University of California-Irvine and the University of Glasgow in Scotland concluded that, the level of math anxiety in girls differences boys. It has been demonstrated that, girls have higher level of math anxiety than boys. This paper will examine the study of psychologists
No matter what subject you teach or no matter how you teach it, it is fair to say that teachers want the best possible outcomes for their students. There are no set guidelines on how to teach or no step by step structure which guarantees student understanding. However, there are methods of teaching which work better than others and it is our responsibility, as teachers, to research and apply these successful methods in our classrooms. One such method is the practice of getting students to justify their thinking and their approaches to mathematical problem solving. At first thought, this may seem like an easy approach and one which can be implemented straight away. Yes, it can be implemented straight away
Whether you like math or not very good at it it’s apparent that it is going to be in your life in some way. Math plays a huge role in my life maybe not as much as a mathematician’s but it affects my life. For example, I use it every day when it comes to dealing with my finances. Math is everywhere so you must be aware of it regardless of how you feel towards the subject. Like many things in life we all have certain strengths and weaknesses when it comes to math I try my best and set my expectations as such.