Stereotypes After learning about people who have Autism, I do not think that this movie portrays it well. There are some behavior that are right, but not all. Like the movie makes it seem like all people with high functioning Autism are child geniuses. Yes, these students have certain interests that they are knowledgeable in. But, to give a seven year old at calculus problem, and can do it in their head no.
However, after surgery he still had to work hard at certain things. In other words, the surgery was not a guaranty towards complete intelligence, rather it was a relative increase in knowledge like with motivation. Charlie had been working with Miss Kinnian to become smarter and a better learner. Charlie told her when they were reading “I said please let me try agin.Ill get it in a few minits becus Im not so fast sometimes. Im a slow reeder too in Miss Kinnians class for slow adults but Im trying very hard.” Charlie really cares and is motivated to become smart.
This is a sad reality for many high school math students they are obsessed with the right answer. I find that the beauty of math is in the process, and if students learn to care more for that instead I think they will understand more math. While being stressed is definitely my biggest weakness in math my biggest strength would be conceptualizing problems in new ways. Often when I was in college of high school when math becomes more complex and there are more than one way to solve the problem I would enjoy exploring that. I would try and look for the most effective way to solve problems it helped me to avoid the trap of getting the right answer being the goal.
Before the operation, he was not that smart, as he states: “Miss Kinnian says maybe they can make me smart. I want to be smart” (Keyes, 285). However, he could still learn more through Miss Kinnian’s Adult School. Like Algernon the mouse, Charlie could die of the side effects of increasing human intelligence. It did make him smart for a short period of time, but it eventually wore off and led to problems that Charlie did not have before.
During the camp, there were so many girls that had self-doubts about math and how they couldn’t do it. It was hard in the beginning trying to tell the girls that math can be fun if we try and use art skills to solve math problems. The first week was the hardest because the girls didn’t want to work at all because the girls that were good at math were always showing off and the girls that were having struggles didn’t want to get involved in math even if art was brought in. Once the more shy and doubting girls started to get involved in the math games/ art, they were able to get the hang of it fast that the other counselors would have to help them once in a while which showed just how much the girls were starting to have fun with math. The last week of camp, the girls were more confident in math that it made things easier that we would all start making math games and hang out with the girls.
Instead of facilitating the growth of students brain processes and encouraging their new ideas, schools are training them to take test and answer questions like robots. Our country can not expect children to want to learn if they aren’t taught properly. It’s been a commonplace stereotype in our society that school is unenjoyable; that you have to go but you’re not supposed to like it. And if you do like school
I am a history and science type of student, I prefer learning these subjects rather than math. Although I struggled with math, my math grades were all around a B. Growing up as an Asian-American, many people expected me to be highly successful in math. Stereotypically, Asians are well in math. Whenever I did not get correct answers on my math homework, people looked at me with weary eyes and a face full of disappointment.
Everything is a learning experience for children. They are very curious in learning. They can ask a hundred questions about something they want to know about and we may think they are through but they have a hundred more to ask. They want to know every detail of something that they like. Children tend to give lifelike qualities such as feelings and thoughts to inanimate objects such as teddy bears, bunny,
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.
She presently does not have an individualized educational plan (IEP). Although she is making progress, her teacher, Mrs. Wheaton, reported that Samantha still struggles in the classroom. Mrs. Wheaton also reported that Samantha struggles in math and her reading scores fluctuate. She has concerns with Samantha’s attention in the classroom, academic performance, and sentence structure and grammar. Wheaton praised Samantha’s parents for the hard work they had done to help Samantha.