There should be a new take on children's software, computers should only be used during a time of relaxation and, finally, computers should be used as a helping tool in academics and not taking the place of a teacher. Gelernter states in the first condition, that there should be a new take on children's software because in many cases, there is no imagination involved. "There are hundreds of similar reading and geography and arithmetic programs, but almost nothing on electricity or physics or architecture" (311). Children have become less able to produce
The thought of being rejected if I asked for help scared me, so I did not risk that chance by doing everything on my own. But I knew I could not survive high school math without requesting for assistance. I threw my pride out the window, stood up and slowly walked over to my teacher. She looked up from grading her papers, smiled at me and said “I’ve been waiting for you to come up to me to ask questions.” Seeing her reaction made delighted and not longer frightened to ask her for assistance with the math being taught. We briefly went over the test and for once, I finally understood Algebra
Alison Loesch Dr. Cahill ENG 112 2 February, 2018 Why Standardized Testing Is... 42% of teachers agree that standardized tests have a negative impact on their classrooms (NEA 2014). While standardized tests are used to give a framework for teachers (University of Columbia 2013), there should be a different way to accomplish that because the tests are all computerized, students are being taught to take tests, not learn the material, and it puts entirely too much pressure on not only the students but the teachers(Popham #8-15). Standardized tests give a framework to teachers so that each teacher can stay on track with each other. This also allows teachers, that work in the same grade, to collaborate with each other to improve their lesson plans and overall teaching. They also show what specific areas a student might be struggling in (Popham, 8-15).
Dr. Robeson answered each question thoughtfully; none were met with a simple answer. He said his job at Mount Mercy University was to be able to teach any math course to students and advise. His high school advisor initially influenced the reason he pursued math but then after the Navy he went back to school to become a math teacher. When asked his favorite thing about math, he instantly responded because “there was so much of it” and “that it’s beautiful and abstract”. One question was changed mid-interview; what is his least favorite thing about math.
They create a space for creativity and expressing yourself, not only this but the arts facilitate for change. Furthermore, School would be different in the way that students would only learn what would be useful. Math in high school would include math that is helpful for life. A life skills class would also be something required in high school. Students would be taught about credit, mortgage, taking out loans, the truth behind applying to college and financial aid, as well as other useful things that are not usually discussed in high school.
However, they are not teaching us things that we would have to learn from experience later in our lives. They are not focused on teaching us what to expect when we reach the age of adulthood, they are focused on teaching us about the subjects appointed by the Department of Education (DOE). This is the issue we face every day with the school system because although it is great to have a better understanding in these subjects, they should also focus on teaching us how to prepare for the real world. I strongly believe that they should be teaching us how to save money, how to be a better candidate for a job application, and how we are are going to need to be independent. Education should not just be about our academics or else we will never get anywhere.
Some people are simply not cut out to be engineers, doctors, or psychologists. Modern day schooling forces students to fit a mold only a select few can fill by creating too much structure and having an overbearing emphasis on math and science, when other, less structured extracurricular activities can promote respect, discipline, and teamwork. Most would agree that, in early stages of life, art is a detrimental and necessary part of any child’s early development and education. In fact, Pre-K through third grade’s education curriculum is usually centered around promoting early creativity and a fondness for learning. Kids learn math by counting colorful pieces of bricks.
This is the fundamental reason why computer science is not a science. Given that the correctness of procedures is proved using mathematical logic, it might seem like computer science is really just a branch of mathematics, which it is, in some sense. In fact, much of the “math” we learn in school is actually computation. Consider, for example, the problem of dividing two numbers. When presented with this problem, a mathematician might derive the properties of division, such as when there will be a remainder.
In elementary school, the world is a playground and the kids just want to play. They are not ready to make a decision that will determine the rest of their education, like what they want to study and where they want to go. In elementary children do not have the opportunity to pick which classes they want to take due to the fact that they teach them the basics like Math, English, History, and Science, however, when students enter middle school they are introduced to a new variety of classes in which they have the choice to pick. If a student enjoyed drawing and crafting there is often a class to meet with their likings such as “Arts and Crafts” which is offered at most middle schools, but if a student does not like drawing or coloring, but they love technology and computers then they would most likely choose “Computer Science”. A middle school does offer a variety of choices, but the students are still unsure of their career and their future until they begin their journey in high school.
According to John Bishop, “School and homework show students the important life lessons, such as how to read and communicate with others, that they will use as an adult.” Students can learn how important planning, staying organized and taking action is just from doing homework. Homework gives the students an opportunity to learn how to work independently. Although I understand that assigning homework is not beneficial at times, I still believe that assigning homework can teach students many skills and even help teachers. Assigning homework to students is constructive, therefore teachers should assign homework because it allows students to gain responsibility, time-management, perseverance, self-esteem, homework also gives students a chance to review the class material, and it also helps teachers determine how well the lessons and materials are being understood by their students. Above all, homework allows the students to gain responsibility, time-management, perseverance, and self-esteem.
Unit Plan One: Law of Exponents Fauato Aokuso EDCI 556: Transformative Mathematics in the Differentiated Classroom University of Concordia, Portland I want to transform a Unit Plan for Exponents Rules, because exponent is one of the math components that some of the students have trouble solving. Some students have problem with it when they think about repeated addition and repeated multiplication. If I teach the basic rules of exponents, students will understand the difference between the multiplication and exponents. The other problem students mostly have trouble with in exponents is variables. Students need to understand the basics of solving exponential equation with variables.
Then I have them compare those numbers and turn them loose in a discussion forum format to think about, if your goal is this what do you do and if you goal is that what do you do and how you adjust. IN: That makes sense. To what extent to you ask them to think about, if they get a numerical answer for that, is that a reasonable answer. One of the things we struggle with as math teachers is that students will trust whatever comes out of a calculator or a computer. Do you talk with them at all about here is how to know if this is reasonable or you made an error.