Lewis Terman was a scientist who lead a study of the correlation between IQ and success. He gathered a large group of children possessing an average IQ of 140 to 200. After studying this group of kids throughout their entire life, he concluded that there is almost no correlation between IQ and success. Furthermore, two kids that were tested and rejected who went on to become Nobel Laureates, whereas not a single one of his “Termites” were. Ultimately, this shows that there is more to success then just intelligence.
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.
World domination. It may simply begin through the depths of an evil scientist, but in reality, standardized tests are the culprit. Standardized Testing: two words that as soon as teachers, their students, and administrators hear this, they fret. The day where all outstanding abilities acquired throughout the year is assessed at once. All this joyful news of how standardized testing supposedly creates miracles of our knowledge, increasing student achievement, may be proven wrong or right, but that is not our deepest concerns.
The No Child Left Behind law was supposed to increase students’ motivation by creating high-stakes tests. This, however, is not the case. The law actually had the opposite effect on motivation; some students are so negatively affected that they are unable to finish the requirements to get their high school diploma (2). A poor test history leads to a poor mindset, in which students are “less motivated to learn and less likely to engage in critical thinking,” in the words of Audrey Amrein and David Berliner (Fulton 3). Instead of helping these students and motivating them, some of their teachers are so focused on getting them the information that they try to give them a lot of information in a short time, thus not giving the students a chance to properly learn.
After that we see the situation recurring during the math lesson, when Vitus operates with complex figures in one second, continuing with witty comment towards the teacher. It comes as no surprise, that the teacher cannot snip-snap back, because, as several research show teachers usually struggle to find the special approach for the gifted students within a typical classroom (Archambault, Westberg, Brown, Hallmark, Emmons, & Zhang; Westberg, Archambault, Dobyns, & Salvin; as cited in Reis & Renzulli, 2004, p. 121). Another important aspect of Vitus’s personality is his recluse and introverted character, which he demonstrates so well when the new babysitter comes. At first, he acts indifferent and prefers a book to a company of a girl. However, soon after, he finds the common ground with her in music and lets her in his Vitus’s world.
In Today’s age, The effects of cheating go further than a couple of assignments. In the article,”The Effects of Cheating in High School” by James Stevenson writes,” As students continue to cheat in school, there education greatly gets affected.” Stevenson explains that cheating doesn 't help you learn the material, which is crucial for for students to understand. The author implies that cheating helps nobody in the end. The effects on cheating take a turn towards other things in life besides
Mathematics is an important subject in secondary school education because it is associated with more academic and carrier opportunities (Akinsola &Tella, 2003). Ironically, this subject is the basis for scientific, industrial and technological advancement of any country. But it is very sad to note that the performance by the secondary school students are not up to the mark and students general impression is that it is a dreadful subject. Thus, mathematics learning and student’s performance in mathematics receive considerable attention from educators, teachers and parents. The 12th FYP (2012-17) also outlined the objective for secondary education is to ensure quality secondary education with relevant skills including basic competencies in Mathematics.
However, I failed my subject. I found it difficult given all the formulas involved. Since then, Statistics is one subject that I fear the most. Whenever I hear ‘statistics’, I feel a little sick and anxious, and all I want to do is get away. This semester, I have enrolled in Statistics class, not just because it is required in my course but also to learn more and become confident about Statistics so that I can use it for work and research.
Check marks were scary and X marks manipulated my test paper. My classmates started laughing because I unintentionally shouted my “F” score loud enough for everyone to hear. It was humiliating. God knows I studied a lot but where did I go wrong? In Carnegie Institute of Technology, class of seniors claim that the freshmen students should be taught how to take notes.
With the advancement of new technology being ever present and growing, so is the ever present problem of cheating with students. The issue with academic dishonesty and cheating among young adults in the education systems has become intolerable due to the access of technology and lack of ethics that the students have in this day and age. Many people try to justify or understand why students cheat but they do not understand, so they just implement what they believe instead of asking the students first hand. A survey done by Charles Sturt University and Jenny Wilkinson found out that 67% of administrators believe that students cheat because the think they are lazy and unlikely to be caught and 65% think they are unknowingly cheating, while 73% of students said that they cheat because of the pressures to get better grades and 56% say that the cause for cheating is the stress of to much assignments at one time (Wilkinson). From the time students start going to school they learn that grades are most important above all things and that can drive some to take drastic measures like cheating to get the grades that make parents