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- Introduction to prepare for advanced math solutions: Mathematics is mainly considered as the main branches of science. Normally all the mathematical operations like addition, division, multiplication as well as subtraction are easy to do in case of simple problems. Prepare for advanced math problems solution is simple and easy. In this session, we will see how we have to prepare for advanced math solution. Prepare for advanced math solutions: Example problem 1- Prepare for advanced math solutions Calculate the equation of the line using the points (5, - 5) and (4, 1) that passes through the line....   [tags: Math] 878 words
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- Introduction to solve math problems deductive reasoning Deductive reasoning is one of the two essential forms of suitable reasoning. The reasoning constructs or evaluates deductive reasoning. While deductive reasoning argues from the general to exacting , similarly inductive reasoning argues from the specific to a general instance. Deductive arguments may be valid or invalid,and sound or unsound, but that are not true or false. Whenever we turn up for the conclusion using facts, definitions, rule, or properties, then it is so called Deductive Reasoning....   [tags: Math] 508 words
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- There’s no denying that education is constantly changing, but what’s truly astounding is the difference that can be throughout the years in math. More is changing in math classrooms than the tools that are used. The expectations that 21st century students face are completely transforming the approach that’s being taken in classrooms across America. The United States wants to make sure its students are ready to compete on a global level, and teachers are stepping up to the plate. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has led the movement for education reform in mathematics....   [tags: math classrooms, teachers of mathematics]
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- My Math Experience My first semester in college didn’t go so great that’s because I had problems with my math class. For me math was always a big problem I had to deal with. It seems that I always had to study longer and harder than anyone else. So that’s why I made the decision to drop my math class last semester and take a virtual math instead this semester. Since I have had the opportunity to take a classroom based math and virtual math I’ve seen the differences in both courses. Making the move from a classroom to a virtual class I have notice a change in teaching methods....   [tags: math experience, virtual class] 530 words
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- Math is one of the fundamental subjects taught in elementary school and is a necessity for overall academic survival. Young learners’ future understanding of mathematics requires an early foundation based on a high quality, challenging, and accessible mathematics education (NCTM, 2013). An engaging and encouraging learning environment helps children develop confidence in their ability to understand and use mathematics. However, math proves to be a difficult subject for many students. In a world filled with technology, it has become increasingly important to incorporate technology based-teaching in the classroom....   [tags: Math, Elementary School, Education]
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-      Mathematics is found everywhere in life and work and auto racing is no exception. There are many applications of math in racing. The purpose of racing is to win and in order to do that there must be a lot of math involved. If you don’t use math and use it correctly then you will not win. Mathematics is involved in racing in two ways, the car setup and scoring an measurements. The car setup involves tire pressure, down force, wedge, aerodynamic Drag, camber, track bar and valance. The scoring system also uses math....   [tags: mathematics math car racing] 1265 words
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- The Fencing Problem - Math The task -------- A farmer has exactly 1000m of fencing; with it she wishes to fence off a level area of land. She is not concerned about the shape of the plot but it must have perimeter of 1000m. What she does wish to do is to fence off the plot of land which contains the maximun area. Investigate the shape/s of the plot of land that have the maximum area. Solution -------- Firstly I will look at 3 common shapes. These will be: ------------------------------------------------------ [IMAGE] A regular triangle for this task will have the following area: 1/2 b x h 1000m / 3 - 333.33 333.33 / 2 = 166.66 333.33...   [tags: Math Coursework Mathematics] 1134 words
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- Introduction Every 4 years, the Olympic games is a major event around the world. International athletes come together to represent their own country at a sport. A gold medal is given to the winner of each game. This math internal assessment aims to consider the trends of the wining men gold medalist’s pole vault height from 1932 to 2008, and predicting 1940 and 1944 record, when the Olympic games were not held due to the world war. Data – Height Record 1932-2008 The table below shows the men pole vault gold medalists at various Olympic games between 1932 and 2008....   [tags: math and calculations project] 957 words
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- Use of a Portfolio to Assess Students in Math and Science For a young child, going off to school can be an intimidating experience. Thoughts of whether the other children will like them, if they will have enough money to buy an ice cream at lunch, or if they will have homework that night overwhelms their minds. However, a major part of schooling is testing, and many children freeze when they hear that word. Think about yourself in a testing situation then imagine what it is like for a young child to feel this defeating anxiety....   [tags: Assessing Children Math Science]
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- What is math. If you had asked me that question at the beginning of the semester, then my answer would have been something like: “math is about numbers, letters, and equations.” Now, however, thirteen weeks later, I have come to realize a new definition of what math is. Math includes numbers, letters, and equations, but it is also so much more than that—math is a way of thinking, a method of solving problems and explaining arguments, a foundation upon which modern society is built, a structure that nature is patterned by…and math is everywhere....   [tags: real life application of the number science] 852 words
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- The Fencing Problem A farmer has 1000m of fencing and wants to fence off a plot of level land. She is not concerned about the shape of plot, but it must have a perimeter of 1000m. So it could be: [IMAGE] Or anything else with a perimeter (or circumference) of 1000m. She wishes to fence of the plot of land with the polygon with the biggest area. To find this I will find whether irregular shapes are larger than regular ones or visa versa. To do this I will find the area of irregular triangles and a regular triangle, irregular quadrilaterals and a regular square, this will prove whether irregular polygons are larger that regular polygons....   [tags: Math Coursework Mathematics] 909 words
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- The Fencing Problem Aim - to investigate which geometrical enclosed shape would give the largest area when given a set perimeter. In the following shapes I will use a perimeter of 1000m. I will start with the simplest polygon, a triangle. Since in a triangle there are 3 variables i.e. three sides which can be different. There is no way in linking all three together, by this I mean if one side is 200m then the other sides can be a range of things. I am going to fix a base and then draw numerous triangles off this base....   [tags: Math Coursework Mathematics] 1214 words
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- The Fencing Problem Introduction A farmer has exactly 1000 metres of fencing and wants to use it to fence a plot of level land. The farmer was not interested in any specific shape of fencing but demanded that the understated two criteria must be met: · The perimeter remains fixed at 1000 metres · It must fence the maximum area of land Different shapes of fence with the same perimeter can cover different areas. The difficulty is finding out which shape would cover the maximum area of land using the fencing with a fixed perimeter....   [tags: Math Coursework Mathematics] 657 words
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- While I don't know exactly what field I want to study or pursue throughout college, and further into my working days, I have always liked Engineering and Physical Sciences. Unfortunately, if I don't get into The North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM) this year, I won't likely be able to afford any school other than NC State. So, at NC State I would either chose to study for a BA in Physics, or a BS in Chemical Engineering, mainly because I find chemistry and pre-calc fun, but also because they are fun to tell people about....   [tags: Physics, Calculus]
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- Mathematics education has undergone many changes over the last several years. Some of these changes include the key concepts all students must master and how they are taught. According to Jacob Vigdor, the concerns about students’ math achievements have always been apparent. A few reasons that are negatively impacting the productivity of students’ math achievements are historical events that influenced mathematics, how math is being taught, and differentiation of curriculum. Basics. Many people in the United States believe that the most important aspect in raising the overall math achievement rates is going back to the basics....   [tags: Bush administration, no child left behind]
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- ... Computer animator use different math techniques to produce their animations. Frequently mathematics is used to manipulate complex three-dimensional objects like polygons. They do this by applying textures, lighting and other effects to the polygons and rendering the completed image. Graphical user interfaces are used to create the animation and arrange its choreography. Another technique called constructive solid geometry defines objects by conducting process on regular shapes which gives the advantage and makes it so that animations may be accurately produced at any resolution....   [tags: films, moving objects, precision and accuracy] 662 words
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- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a law enforcement agency used by the United States’ government. The FBI has been solving cases since 1908, and has been a world leader in crime solving since then. The FBI uses a ton of different ways to solve a case and a lot of them include math. It uses math to solve cases by using statistics to make predictions about a case, special angles when shooting a gun, using geometry when making a geographical area to search in, and pattern recognition to find a place where a criminal might strike....   [tags: crime profiling]
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- Every semester throngs of incoming freshmen howl out their earsplitting lamentation: “This is so stupid. Why do I have to take algebra classes. I am not going to use any kind of math in my profession!” What these arriving freshmen do not understand is that math is a skill that is used every day in all professions in some form or another. Understanding and being able to function mathematically is a fundamental building block of a well-rounded education. However, disabilities related to math and numbers can hinder students who are affected....   [tags: argumentative essay] 807 words
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- Nowadays, students are losing their interest in learning math this problem occurred as early as 3rd grade. For most of the time they have do not, care or attitude toward academic and their attention span are limited. For example, math and science are the hardest content for students to absorb the materials and understanding the concept. "Motivation students in mathematics course can be a challenging task" (Raines and Clark, 2011). The fourth grades students whose are in technologies rich environment their academic and behavioral are better than students whose are not....   [tags: teaching techniques, lesson plan]
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- ... Since the acceleration in the y-direction does not change, the following equation can be applied for the y-position at time t: y=h+|(|vo|)| sin⁡〖(θ)t-〗 g/2 t^2 Equation (2) y is set equal to 0 in order to obtain the time the volleyball hits the floor. Therefore, equation 2 becomes a quadratic equation, which gives the value for t as: t=(-||vo||sin⁡(θ)±√(|(|vo|)|^2 sin^2 (θ)+2hg))/(-g) Equation (3) An equation for vo in terms of θ can be evaluated if equation (1) is set to be equal to equation (3): Equation (4) shows that for a given starting angle, there exists not more than one initial speed that will strike the target dT feet away....   [tags: forces, angles, a good service]
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- Introduction One of the main issues that a classroom teacher faces today deals with how to integrate subjects in the classroom while promoting learning for all. This paper will examine how a unit integrates science and mathematics in the classroom. We will also address how the 12 science processes can be use in the lesson. In addition, we will examine how the use of differentiation can be use in this unit to address the needs of all the students. This paper will also address how assessments promote student learning....   [tags: Education ]
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- Theory of “Write to Learn” Reading and writing are the basis of the original meaning of literacy. This definition, however, changed over time and culture. The term has expanded to include computer literacy, digital literacy, information literacy, health literacy, etc. (Vacca, Vacca, & Mraz, 2011). Nevertheless, the most important change to the term literacy is expanding the use of reading and writing. Literacy is defined as understanding, thinking and practicing the use of language in different cultural/social settings through the use of all types of media which allows people to communicate and make meanings (Vacca et al., 2011)....   [tags: Education, mathematics]
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- ... Reform Approach Many schools are changing the way math is taught. The classrooms are becoming more student-centered instead of the traditional teacher-centered classrooms. The National Mathematics Advisory Panel defined this approach as “instruction in which students are primarily doing the teaching” (National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 2008). Teachers in the reform classroom guide and support students’ mathematical ideas instead of giving them specific ways of doing math (Clements & Battista, 2009)....   [tags: advantages, disadvantages, teaching strategies]
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- Math is very important to the world. It used everywhere and every day. It is used in many things people would never expect. People do not know how much math is involved in everything around them. More importantly, they do not know how much geometry is involved. Geometry has evolved in the arts, in navigation, and building and has made the world technologically advanced. Art is very important to the world today. Not only does it tell about the past but also the culture and how the artist felt about the times that they were living in....   [tags: geometry, security, architecture] 616 words
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- According to the Student Success Initiative (SSI) 2012-2013 manual, the 81st Texas Legislature in 2009 made changes to their 1999 policy, requiring 5th and 8th grade students to “demonstrate proficiency” on the reading and mathematics section of their tests by their third administration. Additionally, the Grade Placement Committee (GPC) can approve advancement based on grades, standardized test scores and teacher recommendation. With this in mind, the 2013-14 sixth grade students at an elementary school in Ector County Independent School District (ECISD) recently completed their fifth grade SSI mandated assessments....   [tags: instruction, strategies, intervention] 1092 words
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- Helen Keller was once quoted as saying “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” This is the problem that students with special needs face everyday as they encounter many challenges. Math has typically been one of the more difficult areas for a student with special needs to master. Often one of the main problems associated with a disability has to do with math, such is the case for a child with a Learning Disability who will have imperfect abilities in many areas, including math....   [tags: learning disability, general educators]
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- 'Complete certainty,' what exactly does that mean. It seems to imply that we are able to know something without doubtfulness. In fact, it seems to be saying that it is a justified true belief. But what makes a 'complete certainty' 'complete' and 'certain.' To understand this we must first understand and grasp what the two areas of knowledge of mathematics and the natural sciences say they accomplish this goal. We must first understand what makes something a complete certainty to the scientists and mathematicians that study in these subjects and how the people, who believe in their findings, accept these 'complete certainties.' Mathematics and the natural sciences are both hard sciences tha...   [tags: Complete Certainty, Definition] 1367 words
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- Introduction to solving math solutions manuals: The topic of “solving math solutions manuals”, are discussed below with some related problems and solutions. In mathematics, there are many chapters included such as number system, fraction, algebra, functions, trigonometry, integral, calculus, matrix, vector, geometry, graph etc. We can understand how to solve the problems using formulas and some operations. We can solve the math problems easily without using any electronic devices. Let us discuss some important problems below in different concepts....   [tags: Mathematics] 619 words
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- Pythagoras was a mathematician who has influenced the math culture until this day. His studies in math are more noted than his contributions to philosophy as well as religion. Due to the fact Pythagoras lived between roughly 520-495 bc there is very little information about him. In fact his exact birthday and death date are mainly estimations based on other historical events. Whatever we know about him is information learned after his death. Most of his writings were not published so we do not have many of his personal notes....   [tags: ancient Greek mathematicians] 1075 words
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- “Memorizing math facts is the most important step to understanding math. Math facts are the building blocks to all other math concepts and memorizing makes them readily available” (EHow Contributor, 2011). To clarify, a math fact is basic base-10 calculation of single digit numbers. Examples of basic math facts include addition and multiplication problems such as 1 + 1, 4 + 5, 3 x 5 and their opposites, 2 – 1, 9 – 4, 15/5(Marques, 2010 and Yermish, 2011). Typically, these facts are memorized at grade levels deemed appropriate to a student’s readiness – usually second or third grade for addition and subtraction and fourth grade for multiplication and division....   [tags: Education, The Arithmetic Gap] 1877 words
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- The History of Math Mathematics, study of relationships among quantities, magnitudes, and properties and of logical operations by which unknown quantities, magnitudes, and properties may be deduced. In the past, mathematics was regarded as the science of quantity, whether of magnitudes, as in geometry, or of numbers, as in arithmetic, or of the generalization of these two fields, as in algebra. Toward the middle of the 19th century, however, mathematics came to be regarded increasingly as the science of relations, or as the science that draws necessary conclusions....   [tags: Mathematics Education Logic Numbers Essays] 4777 words
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- The history of math has become an important study, from ancient to modern times it has been fundamental to advances in science, engineering, and philosophy. Mathematics started with counting. In Babylonia mathematics developed from 2000B.C. A place value notation system had evolved over a lengthy time with a number base of 60. Number problems were studied from at least 1700B.C. Systems of linear equations were studied in the context of solving number problems. The basic of mathematics was inherited by the Greeks and independent by the Greeks beg the major Greek progress in mathematics was from 300 BC to 200 AD....   [tags: essays research papers] 810 words
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- Ever since the beginning of time women have been fighting to gain attention in the mathematical arena. For decades they were seen as persona non grata but hard work and perseverance has led to tremendous breakthroughs as there are instances where females are either equally performing or even out performing their male counterparts in math-related disciplines. Ceci, et al in “Women's Underrepresentation in Science: Sociocultural and Biological Considerations” (2009) posits that male and female college mathematics students receive similar grades and ever since 1996 there has been an increase in the percentage of females receiving bachelors and doctorates in STEM (Science, Technology and Mathema...   [tags: Education]
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- Thinking back to my past math teachers, I believe that it depended on the teacher whether or not I liked math that year. There are many things that make a math teacher a good one, and I have been lucky to get great teachers the past few years. A good teacher understands that even though the students should know how to do something, they might not. Teachers often assume that their students know how to solve a certain equation for instance, but not everyone learns at the same pace. It is also important that a math teacher has the ability to explain how to do a certain math problem in many different ways....   [tags: learners, ability, explain, comprehend] 602 words
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- Special education students often lack the necessary mathematical skills needed to be independently successful in the secondary classroom. These students face challenges in applying the basic math skills needed as well as retaining basic math skills from grade level to grade level. Lack of understanding, in addition to causing classroom difficulties, can cause other personal and social dilemmas for the special education students. Lack of motivation, anger, lack of self value, and other disruptive behaviors may occur as a result of the difficulties the special education students have in the classroom....   [tags: Education]
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- The history of mathematics has its roots on the African continent. The oldest mathematical object was found in Swaziland Africa. The oldest example of arithmetic was found in Zaire. The 4000 year old, Moscow papyrus, contains geometry, from the Middle Kingdom of Egypt, Egypt was the cradle of mathematics. The great Greek mathematicians, including Pythagoras, Thales, and Exodus all acquired much of their mathematics from Egypt, including the notion of zero. This paper will discuss a brief history of mathematics in Africa....   [tags: Math ]
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- Abstract Chaotic systems are nonlinear dynamical systems that exhibit a random, unpredictable behavior. Trajectories of chaotic dynamical systems are sensitive to initial conditions in the sense that starting from slightly di®erent initial conditions the trajectories diverge expo- nentially. To study chaos, the behavior of solution to logistic equation is considered. In this paper, for di®erent parameters, the solutions for the logistic equation is analyzed. At a certain point, the solution di- verges to multiple equilibrium points, the periodicities increase as the parameter increases....   [tags: Math]
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- Bad math in court is something that happens over and over again and because of it, many innocent victims have been jailed and punished unjustly over the years. The problem is not some sort of miscalculation, but the refusal of the court to recalculate. More than often enough, the judge refuses to reexamine the collected DNA in an investigation case. What the people of the court fail to realize at times is that probability is not a one off thing, it is something that should be repeated at least more than once and can even be repeated over and over again....   [tags: court, judges, jail, mathematical fallacy]
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- RTI Resource 1: Fuchs, L.S. Mathematics Intervention at the Secondary Prevention Level of Mult-Tier Prevention System: Six Key Principles. Retrieved from rtinetwork.org. The article reviews and describes the six instructional principles that math interventions at the Tier 2 level must incorporate in an effort to assist struggling students and close the achievement gap. The first principle, instructional explicitness, was created in response to the fact that students with math disabilities benefit from explicit instruction where teachers explicitly share the information that students need to learn (Fuchs)....   [tags: Assistance, Incorporation]
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- ... According to this study, one that is comfortable with math and who can “apply [the] knowledge of mathematics in everyday life by solving problems and making decisions” does not experience math anxiety (1828). Some of the factors associated with math anxiety are lack of confidence, negatives attitudes towards mathematics, negative experiences in school, and math avoidance (1829). Zakaria et al. believe that if students have the mindset of “mathematics is difficult” in their early years of schooling, then math anxiety will spark in later years....   [tags: fear, confidence, teaching]
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- Gender Equity in Math and Science From the research I have read while there is a disagreement on when and how much of a gender gap exists in math and science, there is definitely an equity issue that needs addressing. There seems to be an abundance of information about equity issues and as a future teacher I feel that it is important to examine these issues. If gender equity issues exist in today's’ classrooms why do they and what can be done to help correct it. Everything I've read so far states that a gender gap exists in science, while opinions about math vary....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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- How Will I Use Math in Everyday Life All throughout the days I spent in school sitting in math class learning Algebra, Geometry, and the various other math courses I pondered whether or not I would ever even use these math skills in my life. The sad truth is that you will mostly likely use most of the math skills that you learned throughout high school in everyday life. There are honestly so many different ways you will use math in life like buying a car, your weekly trip to the grocery store, and even at home....   [tags: skills, buying, home, attention]
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- Math is an essential asset in the business world. Without mathematics businesses wouldn’t be able to operate effectively. In order to run a restaurant math plays an important role in a lot of different areas. For instance the items on the menu may change due to the way it sells. Bookkeeping and math allow you to both figures out what items are profitable and what items are selling. The business world revolves around math, from profit and loss statements, to graphs, to taxes. Everything in business requires mathematics....   [tags: essays research papers] 788 words
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- Instructional Methods for Teaching Math to Students with Learning Disabilities Introduction to Learning Disabilities Learning Disability is a recognized category under the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) 2004. Students identified as having a Learning Disability after undergoing an Initial Evaluation, are approved for the support of special education services. Under the IDEA all student, regardless of their disability, have the right to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in their Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)....   [tags: education, strategies, brain] 1449 words
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- Encouraging Girls in Math and Science An ideal classroom in an elementary school would allow both boys and girls to learn fairly, equally, and also be encouraged to be involved in the classroom. The teacher would expect the same effort from the boys as well as the girls. The teacher would implement a respectful atmosphere where the teacher as well as the students would respect one another. The reality is that girls quickly become discouraged to pursue math and/or science related careers....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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- ... This study brought to light a possible solution for increasing the confidence and self-esteem of women who want to pursue a STEM major without feeling incompetent and defeated about men being better candidates for it. In colleges today, women are discouraged from participating in STEM majors because there are stereotypes claiming that women, unlike men, do not possess the natural ability to succeed in them. This leads to belonging uncertainty, which means that an individual does not feel like they fit in society (Smith, Lewis, Hawthorne, & Hodges, 2012)....   [tags: race, ethinicities, women´s interest]
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