I believe children learn best when they’re active participates in their learning. Personally, growing up, I was taught mathematics traditionally, in a rote memorization way. My teachers would directly give us the formulas and equations to complete a math problem. The problem with this was while the formulas worked, I did not understand why they worked. I could not see the pedagogy behind a math problem.
Only focusing on math, reading, and writing will not help students in their future lives, yes they are helpful things to have a knowledge of, but they are not the only things students need to have knowledge of in order to succeed. Also Teaching students to be good test takers does not help them to be prepared for adult life. ("Standardized Tests - ProCon.org." ProConorg Headlines. N.p., n.d.
They have no interest in the subject due to lack of understanding and of failure to attain computational skills and most of all, of fear inculcated in the student’s mind. He added that this problem originated from practical situations where the social values of arithmetic exist. It is therefore suggested that teaching mathematics should be fun, thus making the students believe that it is easy for them to deal with it. Through practice and understanding of mathematics, fear toward the subject will be lessened, if not totally deleted. One of the primary aims and urgent problems of the school is to adjust individual students to a school program that can teach mathematics severely in dealing with numbers (Araque, 1998).
Phones Can’t Learn so Why Learn With Them? Appealing to reader Background knowledge Words Cited Transition words Should cell phones really be allowed in class? Society is becoming more independent on cell phones and the technology that they come with. There is an overwhelming amount of people wanting to bring them into classrooms saying they can be used as tools for learning.Despite the fact that cell phones can be used for school work, by comparison they should not be allowed in class, because they are a distraction for students and staff, test scores and grades are higher where cell phones are prohibited, in addition teachers can’t reach the kids face to face. Of course a structured reason why phones should not be allowed in the classroom is that they are a distraction to the students and staff.
It has its advantages and also disadvantages which are sometimes alarming and one of these disadvantages are that when students do not know the basics and they are already using the calculator , it can be a problem when they are to perform mental calculations. They will have no foundation of knowledge in mathematics if they will not know mental calculation and solving problems by just thinking and not using any of the modern devices nowadays. This problem had been studied for years because researchers are curious if a calculator can really affect one’s way of dealing with numbers mentally. Mathematics has different fields and all includes basic calculations and one must first know how to analyze the things needed in a problem. A problem may need some manipulations first before performing calculations and a student very dependent to calculators might have a problem answering it.
(1) Standardized Tests Are Ineffective Standardized tests in elementary and secondary schools are ineffective because they aren 't taken seriously, don 't accurately portray one 's intelligence, and they change the way students view themselves. When students take standardized tests, many don 't take them seriously which affects the data collected, creates a lack of school interest, and increase of stress. The purpose of standardized tests is to evaluate students individually and as a whole through academics. When students don 't try their best, their full capabilities and knowledge aren 't reflected by the test scores collected making it hard for educators to gage what needs or doesn 't need improvement. Additionally, the lack of seriousness transitions into students being uninterested in school because they have to take unnecessarily long tests.
Is Technology Really Helping The Students? So the big question is ¨is technology really helping the students?¨ High School and even elementary students from grades lowest to the third grade. Their are so many other things the students could be doing while ¨doing their homework¨ independently at their desk. It's a huge distraction and should have been thought out a little better. Technology is not as helpful as administrators believe because students take advantage of the privilege.
It was so great that they understood the different mathematical processes involved in the problem though these were not discussed to them. Truly, in K + 12, they would be the ones who would discover the processes. In that case, the teacher had his or her less effort in discussing or elaborating the lesson. However, the weak point, as I saw it, was that students who failed to involve themselves in the activity also failed to understand the lesson of course. The subject mathematics is complicated.
Thus, there will be more expenses for the school to cover. Another disadvantage is that robots do not have feelings, thus, if a student feels down if s/he could not understand the lesson, the teacher would not be able to understand. Consequently, it would not be able to help the students get over things and make them feel better. (Soffar, 2016) Accordingly, robots are not inspiring teachers compared to the humans. As said, it is programmed to give students
92% of the respondents think that the usage of computers in education is Interesting while 1 of the respondents think it is boring and a single respondent think it is not interesting at all. We can interpret from this graph that most 1ST Year Computer Science students in De La Salle Lipa think that working with computers in education is interesting and this indicates that they have their passion for computers. Unlike the conventional teacher instruction that can be really tiresome ,computers provide more motivation to students (Leu,2000). Computers can be more interactive than the conventional way of learning. Computers are machines, they also have limits but they surely give a great performance in terms of