Being able to reason mathematically is crucial for student success in higher-level math and science courses, as well as a possible career in the STEM field. If students are able to manipulate one object to resemble another object in elementary school, then they will be able to have a better understanding of geometry because they know how to use spatial reasoning to solve problems. On the other hand, if students struggle with manipulating objects and determining how many small squares fit into a large square, they may not develop the spatial reasoning skills necessary to do geometric problems in higher-level math. Attaining these spatial reasoning skills also provide multiple entry points and access to mathematics as a whole. Students use math skills not only in math classes, but also in other classes such as chemistry, physics, and economics.
With the implementation of affirmative action different ethnicities have a chance of understanding each other better and allows minority students to be more lively and excited in classroom discussions knowing that their peers have an understanding of their viewpoint. Professor Richard Lempert, who took part in drafting the U-M’s policy explains that “this language did not purport to remedy past discrimination, but rather to include students who may bring to the Law School a perspective different from that of members of groups which have not been the victims of such discrimination” (O’Connor). The U-M’s policy is not meant to rectify discrimination, but is instead meant to admit students that can bring a fresh view to their college that’s different from races that haven’t discriminated against. Affirmative action allows for more students with different perspective to be admitted, which allows for deeper classroom discussions. With minority students becoming more comfortable
Conscious racism is fulling knowing that you are negatively thinking less of someone just based on their ethnic background. Examples of this are radical racial groups like the Ku Klux Klan (Wood). Unconscious racism is deep inside our subconscious that leads us to assume irrational stereotypes. These stereotypes can be as simple as thinking that all African Americans like watermelon, to as radical as to say that all Germans are Nazis. While both arguments have their positives and negatives, there is still more reason to abolish Affirmative Action rather than to continue it.
This was called the spoils system and it was a new idea that was very controversial. He ultimately put his supporters and friends into the power. It was part of the ideas of Jackson’s presidential party that every man can handle a government job. Although this seems okay at first, what if the next president just hired all white supremacists for government jobs? This proved to be the worst precedent that Jackson set.
My inquisitiveness leads my interest in investigating if there is a correlation between constructivism (active learning) and students’ performance in mathematics at the middle school level. I want to know if the gap in students’ mathematical skills at the high school level is attributed to the teaching strategies at the lower level. There is a tremendous need to improve students’ performance in mathematics. Many teachers are incapable of adaptation and are non-compliant with
Not everyone is a fan of writing, it’s true. Most of us may not have been born to be the next J. K. Rowling, but writing is still an essential skill to work and improve on while in high school. Strong written expression will help students do well in university or college or will help you find a career out of high school. Also, writing good writing skills in high school will help a student to get better grades to get into an excellent college or universities. High school teachers evaluate writing on five main points: vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, logic and the combination of ideas.
In grade schools core concepts such as history, math, english and science are taught because they are identified as concepts that will be useful to students in their future endeavors. I believe that finance is something equally relevant in our lives to merit its teaching in schools. The questions that such an endeavor arise is to what extent will such a curriculum have on the financial decisions of youth into adulthood? To what extent should financial literacy be taught in schools? Who should teach it?
Opposing viewpoints say that throughout life one can do that on their own, it doesn’t take college to figure that out. However, college “encourages students to think, ask questions, and explore new ideas, which allows for additional growth and development” (Importance of College Education). College offers many classes, and opportunities that’ll narrow someones options down to what they like to do, and what they want nothing to do with. Also, you can meet new people and expand your ways of thinking on what you want to do in life; open your mind to new ideas (The Value of Education 41). Being open-minded to learn or do new things can show one's true passion for a profession.
The PERT is also a test students take to get ready for college. The PERT is defined as The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test. The purpose of this test is to assess academic skills, verify college readiness, and determine course placements. Students in high school takes those tests to determine whether they are ready to do college level work in reading, writing and mathematics. "As a result, the scores students receive on state tests may not be good indicators of college readiness, but students may believe that passage of the state test is just such an indicator"(Conley, 2007).
First, learning basic concepts throughout school helps people succeed later in life. Being able to read and interpret what the author says is a crucial skill in life. Being able to understand complex and foreign words by using context clues can help throughout life. Some high schools do not teach their students how to understand what the author says in their books and what the actually concept of the book tells
Americans of different races, of different cities, of different environments came together during this sad time to support each other, and find a happy place. “America is an improbable idea. A mongrel nation built of ever-changing disparate parts, it is held together by a notion, the notion that all men are created equal, though everyone knows that most men consider themselves better than someone” (Quindlen 3). Quindlen shows how mankind thinks they are better than everyone else, even though it is stated in the constitution that all men are created equal. “When photographs of the faces of all those who had died in the World Trade Center destruction are assembled in one place, it will be possible to trace the skin color, the shape of the eyes and noses, the texture of the hair, a map of the world.
The classes that were offered helped prepare me for my upcoming school years. I learned to not be afraid to find resources that can help me become successful. For example, when I am stuck on a math assignment in class, I will ask tutors or a teachers for help. Upward Bound has provided me with so many college opportunities.
I would tell freshman what I know I could have done better or known in high school. In other words, what I believe they will need in order to succeed. In class, not be afraid to ask questions, and establish good relationships with teachers. Good relationships with teachers helps when having a hard time in class makes problems easier to fix. I would say don 't be afraid to get involved.
In order to be successful in college students should to choose a career they are passionate about, get to class on time, and study. Finding a career that someone is passionate about can be tough. Although it can come easy to a lot people. Some people know exactly what career they want when graduating from high school. Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S. Hyman said to make sure when choosing a major take all the general education such as math, reading, and science.