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.
u02d2 Repairing a Learning Experience – Sheila R. Darden An unpleasant learning experience was taking an algebra class online and needing to have a tutor. I did not like math when I was in high school; however, I needed a math class to obtain my bachelor degree and could do a face-to-face class. It was difficult for me to grasp the concepts used to solve the equations and the tutor tried simplify the processes so I could complete the equations. The problem with this class was I could not make any connections with what I was supposed to learn and other math classes. I was able to pass the class with the help of the tutor; however, I did not retain all of the concepts needed to solve the difficult equations.
Being a part of advanced placement classes in middle school, I expected loads of difficult work to come my way once I entered Fenway High School. These advanced classes prepared me well to succeed in high school. Although I took these higher classes, I was never good at math. Math was my worst subject because I did not like dealing with numbers. I am a history and science type of student, I prefer learning these subjects rather than math.
My initial goal when I first came into this class was to get an A no matter what. That is all that kept me going the first couple of weeks of class. Now that the class is almost over I realize this class is so much more than an A. It has taught me how to write college papers even before I get into
My interest in math has influenced me to look at future careers that involve math, such as biological engineering, because I will enjoy taking the math classes required in that particular major. Ever since my grandmother died with lymphoma, I have been very interested in biology because I want to find a cure for cancer. Before going into biology, I did not think that biology involved math skills, however, it did not take me long to learn that it is very important to have a good understanding in math to do well in a science course. As I began to exceed in math, I began opening doors to other career options that involved math. Also math has influenced me to look at life from a different perspective, a more mathematical
BG As I walked into Kaolin Mushroom Farm, I was scared of the power I held within my hands. “It was time,” I thought, I’m was going to teach my first citizenship class. The supervisor and I had already printed the papers, bought the official flashcards, and prepared the powerpoint, yet I still could not shake the butterflies in my stomach. From the first moment I arrived, I never imagined the impact and success the program would achieve. An idea that started as an announcement on a whiteboard, turned into a two-night a week session that allowed immigrants access to free citizenship and English classes.
The eye doctor said to make sure I did not wear them to bed and to make sure I cleaned them with an enzymatic cleaner at least every few days. As a teenager, I did not really know what the cleaner was or what it did and honestly, I didn 't think about it much as an adult either until I started reading this chapter. After reading the chapter I decided to do some research into the enzymatic cleaner I have been useing since I was 14 and what it does. I knew that the cleaner removed all the gross stuff that built up on my lenses over the week but I didn 't know how or why so this is what I found.
The Honor Society helped me stay motivated while enrolled in the Washington State University (WSU) Mechanical Engineering Program. I made the decision to go back to school and earn my Mechanical Engineering degree. It was a difficult decision at the time as I was working fulltime as a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Programmer in the aerospace industry and my husband and I had just had a baby. I realized that engineering was my passion and I would do whatever it took to earn the degree. I had already completed the course requirements for the first two years of the mechanical engineering program and decided to quit my job and go back to school fulltime.
However I was reminded I couldn 't be picky. “Just get into a school”, my godfather would remind me, and a school I got into indeed. I was grateful that I got admitted to a college, but I was still indifferent about where I went since it was not my choice. Therefore, I did not care for much but my schoolwork and readings, hence I signed up for seven courses. As I walked towards my first chemistry lecture, patting myself on the back for being an “overachiever”, I thought that that this was the first day of my towards my job.
For years I put all this behind me, I pushed cps out of my mind and caseworkers and social workers did not even exist in my world, that is until college. As I was searching through the list of majors offered at a nearby university I happened upon the “Social work” tab, I almost kept scrolling and avoided it completely, but I’m glad I did not. In my life I had always seen social work strictly as cps, more specifically the removal of children in cps. I was ignorant and did not realize the entire spectrum that social work is on and the vital role they play in communities, the more I begin studying and learning about the field the more I fell in love with it. I feel that my experiences will both help and hinder me, in a sense I have a deep understanding of what many people whom will need a social worker are going through, but because of this I will also have a harder time ensuring I do not over relate than some of my fellow classmates will.
The easiest place in the world to be learn to be an Engineer and surround myself with extraordinary people. I 'm not the same person I used to be, as a result of of life lessons I now understand the reason for higher education at least by my standards. They 're all off in Oklahoma just to work to “make ends meet” and just spoiling their lives away, I desire more for my life. I 'm at the math lab a couple nights a week taking part in group activities and spending time with helping others at my college. I would like someday to organize a program that allows Veterans to go to school for free and their only worry is that of a student.