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.
It is present in everything we use especially in our modern world, such as our phones, clocks, our finances, even when we use the so-called internet. We are unaware because of its abstract concepts, but these abstract concepts are essential to the understanding and performance in mathematics. Many students find these abstract concepts difficult to understand, even the most basic ones. A possible reason could be their attitude towards mathematics, where oftentimes they perceive mathematics as hard to learn. To overcome this scenario, a teacher has to introduce other teaching strategies.
A bright student can get great grades on tests and love to do hands-on, difficult experiments, but even with all of their intelligence, they can still stress over homework assignments. That is because the homework load is so large that it is overwhelming. He never has time to have a healthy life for a child his age and it is a daily balance between grades, friends, and sleep. This is the problem with many students in middle through high-school. Homework is harmful because students can become extremely stressed, lose important development years where they should be learning how to socialize and they can even completely lose their appreciation for learning.
The Namibian Government attaches great significance to the teaching of Mathematics in Namibian schools. “Mathematics is crucial for the development of science, technology and commerce” (National Institute for Education Development, [NIED], 2010, p.18). Mathematical skills, knowledge, concepts and processes, enable the individuals to investigate, model, and interpret numerical and spatial relationships and patterns that exist in the world (NIED, 2009; Iyambo, 2010). The teaching of Mathematics in Namibia has been a challenge since independence in 1990 (NIED, 2009). The learners’ performance in Mathematics at the Senior Secondary schools level has been unimpressive.
Math was a common issue throughout my education. The process of learning was complicated and continually an issue that I needed extra attention to actually pass. It started when I was enrolled in middle school. That is when math was separated based on your scores from test exams. The problem being that my counselor had accidently placed me into these classes, but in the end result just received extra help.
Time and I went and observed Mr.Sundance’s math concepts class. Upon hearing that this class has students from different backgrounds and cultures, my preconception was formed. My preconception was based on previous experiments and it was that the class will be a big mess since not all students came from the same grade and age group. I have been in math classes where students came from different grades and the teacher has a really hard time teaching the class because the older students seem to understand concepts better than the younger students. This created a big gap in gardes that the students received as well as the speed in which they move on forward to the next concepts.
Other related studies suggest that the improvement of students' attitudes towards mathematics can improve the student achievement in mathematics. In contrast, Benbow, Camila, Arjmond (2012) conducted a longitudinal study on predictors of high academic achievement in mathematics and science by mathematical talented students which revealed that almost all students had achieved highly by conventional standards (e.g. 85% had received bachelor degrees) and using quantitative definition of academic achievements in college, it was found that 22% were high academic achievers and 8% were low academic achievers in mathematics and
Mathematics also plays a major role in a number of other scientific fields, such as physics, engineering and statistics. In this connection, a positive attitude towards mathematics among students is an important goal of mathematics education in many jurisdictions. Generally, it is an alarming observation among Filipino students that they excel in knowledge acquisition but fare considerably low in lessons requiring higher order thinking skills. This sorry state is evident in the performance of students in national and international surveys on Mathematics competencies. Separate studies on the mathematics performance of preservice teachers (Philippine Daily Inquirer, 1988) and mathematics teachers on the 1993 and 1994 Professional Board Examination for Teachers (Ibe, 1995) reveal the same dismal picture of mathematics competencies of those who intend to teach it as well as those who have been teaching at the elementary and secondary levels.
Introduction As we step on the path of the new millennium, mathematics has become more absolutely necessary in modern society. Yet, it is discouraging to note that Filipinos experience not only an aversion but a phobia on subject (Brent, 1992). Most students consider mathematics extremely difficult subject to learn. Math phobia affects a student's attitude towards the subject. Also, a prime reason for poor performance may be fear and anxiety students have towards math.
According to Yang (2014), to numerous individuals "MATH" is a terrifying four-letter word; they don 't care for it or feel that they are great at it. He characterizes it as individuals who feel strain, misgiving and dread of circumstances including math and in that case, they are said to have math anxiety. Mathematics is a critical subject in the school educational modules in each nation. From a youthful age, kids must take in the fundamental ideas of Mathematics with a specific end goal to work well in their regular day to day existence (Lebens, Graff, and Mayer, 2011). Mathematics has been instructed with the goal that kids can comprehend the numerical information displayed to them, and ready to perform basic and complex computations in everyday experiences.