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Eliminating an Essential Class from School Curriculum - Everyone knows of the recent decline to our nation’s economy. From a failing job market, to rising food, and gas prices, the United States’ economy hasn’t been good to anyone who lives here. However, some of the worst damage to the economy has been to our nation’s schools. Due to budget cuts forced on by the government, school districts and townships all over the nation have been forced to make drastic changes. School’s everywhere have been forced to cut teachers, library aids, close schools, have students pay for transportation, and even cut classes from school curriculums....   [tags: Education ]
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Analysis of Differnt Types of Learning Methods - Learning methods simply mean a person’s natural desired way of take in, managing and memorizing new content and skills. There are three major models that look at the way on how a person learns best including: auditory, visual, and sense of touch. Auditory is when a person learns through conversation such as listening and talking. Visual is when a person learns through imitating such as observing and copying. Sense of touch is when a person learns through physical actions such as movement and touch....   [tags: auditory, visual, touch] 1377 words
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Biography of Sir Isaac Newton - Introduction: Sir Isaac Newton was a fabulous person and advanced the Enlightenment by a lot. He was born in 1642 and died in 1727. He made many philosophies and theories that made a big impact on the world. His main occupation that people mainly referred to was an English physicist and a mathematician. He started his philosophy and his theories in the early 17th century sometimes working with Rene Decartes and Francis Bacon. Newton was a person who never gave up and always had a goal to accomplish what he was doing....   [tags: enlightment period, philosophies] 516 words
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Assessing Mathematical Standards in Grades K-12 - Introduction The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has developed detailed academic standards to direct learning goals for K-12 students. This paper will address the importance of having standards included in mathematics and how these standards can improve mathematics instruction in the classroom. This paper will also examine traditional mathematics programs versus constructivist-type programs and discuss how they address these standards and address limitations of both types of programs....   [tags: Education]
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The Many Benefits of Single-Sex Classrooms - The teacher tossed a Styrofoam basketball to the outstretched arms of a fifth grade boy. Catching the ball was the incentive for the boys to point out missing conventions in a paragraph. The teacher projected a paragraph on the board with omitted punctuation for the students to add. The other boys in the class watched him as he went to the board to add the missing comma and then tossed the ball back to the teacher. A few seconds later, other arms shot up in the air to point out other missing conventions (Stotsky)....   [tags: education reform, single sex-classes]
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Standardized Tests Are Biased and Unfair - How standardized are standardized tests. In America, we strive to perfect them as well as give our students an education they deserve but at what cost. Standardized tests have been the easiest way to ultimately evaluate a student against every other student in America. However, standardized tests are not as great as they are made out to be. We need to take a step back and look at the faults of standardized tests. Quite simply: Standardized tests are not standardized. Standardized tests are biased to certain students whether it is race, or even how much money the parent(s) earn....   [tags: Standardized Tests Essays]
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The Importance of Music in Society - “La, la, la,” whether it is through a rock concert, church, or being forced to sing “Happy Birthday,” to a loved one, music is everywhere. But, what is it about music that makes one tap their shoes. Why do people hum their favorite tunes. Especially in the modern age of music when the most popular music makes many people quench. However, music in general, no matter the genre is applicable throughout every aspect of life, whether it be through child development, consumer science, or the effect it has on emotions....   [tags: Arts, Music, Culture]
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The Value of Literature in Education - As students circle around their teacher, ready to hear a story they may believe that they are getting out of work. What the students don’t realize is they are actually learning, just in an indirect way. This means going beyond the giant textbooks and moving into books students can connect with. Literature plays a dynamic role in the classroom from aiding learning in different subject areas, developing critical thinking skills and teaching moral lessons. Before I started taking my principles of elementary math class I never would have thought about the fact teachers use literature to aid learning in math....   [tags: Learning, Critical thinking] 1112 words
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Benefits of Using Microsoft Excel - Benefits of Using Microsoft Excel Since the beginning of the American school system; educators have tried to improve their teaching techniques in order, to be more effective in the classroom. With the recent technological advances we have benefited from in the past couple of decades; the educational system has greatly improved. For the last ten to fifteen years, the school system has successfully phased in the curriculum frequent computer usage in the classrooms, in order to improve the students ability to adapt to the growing use of computers in the work force....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Art of Music Education - School budgets have been hit hard in these difficult times of economic stress. Many have heard about how the arts and music programs are almost always the first to be cut, but this does not make sense in light of studies relating music education and higher math scores, an obvious goal of any school district. Because of this apparent logical fallacy, researchers have studied music and its place in elementary schools in the Tacoma Public School district. Allowing students to be involved in music programs stimulates their brains and helps them have greater success in school. Researchers began by searching for specific studies that relate music and other subjects, specifically math....   [tags: Education]
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Standardized Testing in Saudi Arabia - Integrity is a small word, but it has a big meaning. Integrity means that you are ready and able to do whatever is right regardless of the situation that you are facing (Utpalendu 3). It is a simple term which states that people should do and act according to their ethics and their minds, not to their sentiments. For example, if a situation arises that involves your family, or the one you love, you are able to face the situation with honesty and truth. This is the essence of integrity. Also, integrity is uniquely related to justice....   [tags: failing to address student differences] 1445 words
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Writing a Strong Persuasive Essay - The strong persuasive essay consists of the proper use of Aristotelian appeals and well oriented arguments constructed by means of Toulmin model of rhetoric. Using those techniques, Michael Chang, the author of the article “America’s Failing Education System,” attempts to convince the reader that the U.S. secondary educational system is poor in math and science because of the inability of secondary school math and science teacher, eventually causing the U.S. incompetence in the global environment....   [tags: rhetorical analysis] 1010 words
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Teaching for Equality and Justice - Contextual Information In this example, I am going to use Evans High School as an example, but this could be almost any school in the United States. Evans High School is 51% male and 49% female. The community is in a suburban setting and it is considered to be a school where it has a perception of being safe and a good school. Only about 6% of students did not meet expectations in mathematics for the graduation test and most of the students, 70%, exceeded the standards. The grade are that I will be focusing on will be 11th grade mathematics, Math III....   [tags: Eduction Essays] 1827 words
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United States Education System - Schools are institutions that lay the foundation of a child's development. They play a key role in developing children into responsible citizens and maximizing an individual’s potential. A school is where young talent is recognized and nurtured. Every country has its own particular characteristics regarding the school curriculum, teaching profession, and overall education system. However, in the global education race, the United States is extremely falling behind; countries that were once behind now meet or exceed U.S....   [tags: school, parents, success] 586 words
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The Learning Development Program Should be Retained - The Learning Development Program Should be Retained The local community college cancelled the Learning Development Program (L.D.C.) in the summer of 1999. This program was designed to assess and implement learning deficiencies in potential new students. The academic subjects covered were General Math, English and Reading. It had been determined in the late 1980s that a large number of incoming students were inadequately prepared in these subject areas, and were not able to enroll in the lowest level courses....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 806 words
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Promotion and Retention of Women in Mathematics - Promotion and Retention of Women in Mathematics How do we interest and retain more women in the field of mathematics. "Women now make up nearly half the undergraduate math majors in the U.S. (1993 Annual Survey of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical association of America); yet in graduate math programs, only about one-quarter of the American students are women" (Adhikari & Nolan, 1997, p. 17). For women who choose SME (Science, Mathematics, Engineering) majors, persistence rates in the major are significantly lower than that of male peers....   [tags: Mathematical Careers Education Essays]
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Educational Goals and Philosophies - Educational Goals and Philosophies For the past seven years, I have had the same dream - to someday be a high school math teacher. I am finally on my way to turning that dream into a reality. Along the way, I am learning a lot of things and forming a number of opinions. One of the main areas in which I am forming new beliefs is in relation to what methods I will use in teaching my class and what aspects of what philosophies I will employ. First of all, however, I must reach the point where I have a class to teach....   [tags: Education Teaching Philosophy Essays] 1836 words
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The Opportunities for Excellence - The Opportunities for Excellence Like many other students in the public school system, I had my share of “good” teachers and “bad” teachers, but I learned valuable things from each of them: from the “good” teachers, inspiration to enter education and how to be a good teacher, from the “bad” teachers, if nothing else, what not to be. As important as education is to children’s success in life, they should have as many positive influences as possible. I will strive to be the best teacher I can be, not only to be marked as one of the “good”, but one of the “great” teachers of education....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Essays] 1003 words
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Ken Schroeder's Barbie Doesn’t Add Up - Barbie Doesn’t Add Up In the Article “Barbie Doesn’t Add Up,” the author Ken Schroeder states that Barbie dolls were just dolls that gave young girls false ideas of what they should be and look like as they get older. This article was written in the Education Digest in 1992, which helps understand why the author talks mostly about Barbie’s intelligence. The main audience of this article is directed towards parents of young girls in particular. The author is not very persuasive in the article about Barbie because he does not give enough legitimate examples and proof that his theory is correct....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1129 words
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Gendered Hiearchy of Society - I perform gender activity in my everyday life such as doing my make up, picking an outfit, and gossiping. The first gendered activity I do everyday is doing my make up. I think that putting on make up is a gendered task because men do not have to do this. No make up is acceptable for men to even put on. The only man I know that apply make up on is a flamboyant homosexual male, transsexuals, drag queen, etc. This shows that applying make up is a female gendered assigned activity. The second gendered activity I do everyday is picking out an outfit....   [tags: gender inequality]
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My Love of Learning - “Class,” I announced, “today I will teach you a simpler method to find the greatest common factor and the least common multiple of a set of numbers.” In fifth grade, my teacher asked if anyone had any other methods to find the greatest common factor of two numbers. I volunteered, and soon the entire class, and teacher, was using my method to solve problems. Teaching my class as a fifth grader inspired me to teach others how important math and science is. These days, I enjoy helping my friends with their math homework, knowing that I am helping them understand the concept and improve their grades....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 620 words
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Physical Therapists Help Recovery - The main part of a physical therapist’s (PT) job is to help their patients return to full activity. Most of the time they work with patients who are recovering from surgery, which can be both athletes and nonathletes. They help the patients relearn how to walk and run if they had surgery on their leg, or to write if they have surgery on their hand or arm. PTs work closely with surgeons for rehabilitation both before and after to strengthen muscles and regain full movement. They examine and determine each patient’s needs and set goals for the patient....   [tags: surgery, massage, fitness] 845 words
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Mathematics in Neuropsychology - “Neuropsychology is a specialty that applies the principles of assessment and intervention based upon the scientific study of human behavior as it relates to normal and abnormal functioning of the central nervous system.” (The American Psychological Association) In more basic terms, the field of neuropsychology relies heavily on the study of the central nervous system combined with the study of the behavior of an individual. A type of psychology career, it involves using computational methods and mathematics, “particularly statistics, as a professional tool to quantify and analyze their scientific findings.” Neuropsychologists also work towards diagnosing any potential mental impairments...   [tags: Mathematics]
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Behaviorist Theory Essay - The Problem Theodore is a fourteen-year-old eighth grader. He is a popular student with athletic abilities in football and basketball. In math class he has a tendency to thrive on attention from the teacher and other students. His state mandated math test show that he has limited knowledge in math however, he does not appear to have any learning disabilities. He has stated before that he “just doesn’t get math.” When Theodore comes to class he is slow to get his math journal, he talks regularly through class and completes his work hesitantly....   [tags: learning disabilities, Guthrie, Skinner]
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Charter School Performance - According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of students enrolled in charter schools have increased from 0.3 million in the 1999-2000 school year to 1.8 million in the 2010-2011 school year. Charter schools are schools that receive public funding from the government,but is controlled by an organization under a legislative contract or a charter with a state. Under the control of the organization, charter schools do not have to follow certain state laws but have to meet the charter’s accountability standards....   [tags: public fund, government, public schools]
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Personal Statement - My best (and favorite) subject in school is Math. Ever since I was very little I have loved math, and worked very hard at it. When I do not fully understand topics I do extra problems to make sure that they become clear to me. I spend a lot of time working on math to make sure I understand the topics throughly. I have been in math clubs since 4th grade, and in 7th grade I represented my school at the MathCounts® competition where I won a two silver pins. I won the Virginia State Math Award in 7th grade, and this year I got an 800 in math on my SSAT....   [tags: Personal Experience] 759 words
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Never To Feel His Love Again - Never To Feel His Love Again "Early this morning tragedy struck West High School" Principal Simmons' somber voice echoed over the intercom just after the first period tardy bell on Tuesday, January 7, 1997. The grave tone of his voice immediately got my attention as I sat in Spanish class, and I listened for an explanation, expecting to hear that my World History teacher, who was struggling with cancer, had died. Mr. Simmons continued, "Mr. David Butler was killed in a house fire early this morning." Mr....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 765 words
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Traditions and Values in American Education - Traditions and Values in American Education The question of whether colleges and universities serve to pass on to students the great traditions and values of Western culture is one of many issues that I would like to discuss as it pertains to my high school teaching. The Presence of Others has given me the opportunity to read the opinions of several educational thinkers on this subject, and from them I have formed a clearer idea about the value of a broad education which would necessarily include the traditions and values of Western culture....   [tags: Learning Schooling College Papers]
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College Admissions Essay: Expressing Creativity through Mathematics - Expressing Creativity through Mathematics After his visit to a Shell Research Laboratory, my high school teacher in math told us in class that he was so happy with his education, because mathematics had helped him to understand the explanations and demonstrations that had been given by the Shell researchers. He said, "If you master mathematics then you can understand everything." That was certainly an exaggeration, but it nevertheless sounded like a golden message. Since I definitely wanted to have a better understanding of what was going on around me, mathematics seemed the obvious way to go....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 461 words
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How One Teacher Changed My Life - When is a teacher not only a teacher. When is a friend not merely a friend. When is a special person not just special but a place in your heart. For me, my math teacher was much more than an instructor: she was a friend, mentor, a patient, caring, compassionate soul always ready to listen and share her wisdom and friendship altruistically. She was a spark. She ignited a fire inside me, a desire to pursue knowledge and excellence. I have always been an above-average student. School was easy, and I never had to work very hard, meeting the minimum requirements and working no further....   [tags: Teacher Who Changed My Life] 466 words
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Role of Calculators in Schools - For adults, math is used in many ways, from configuring sales tax and tips to figuring gas mileage and averages; but for children it sometimes seems as if the only time for math is for homework and tests. The initial purpose for schools in this department is for the students to see and understand the practical uses of it, however it is controversial that the use of teaching with calculators changes this idea. In the short essay Ditch the Calculators, the author Diane Hunsaker insinuates that the overuse of calculators in math class defeats the ultimate goal of education: expanding the mind and increasing students abilities to function as contributing members of society....   [tags: essays research papers] 815 words
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Classroom Observation Report - Classroom Observation After fifteen hours of classroom observation, I look forward to being a teacher even more than at the beginning of this semester....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report] 955 words
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The French Prodigy - “Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.” Once said by Blaise Pascal. Born in June 19, 1623 in Clermont Ferrand, France, Blaise Pascal was going to change the world of science and mathematics. He was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and a Christian philosopher. He was a child prodigy. His early life was no tale of woe or extreme happiness. However, his inventions remain in high esteem. Blaise Pascal made many contributions to the world of math and science....   [tags: mathematics, science, contributions]
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Student Motivation and Retention - Student Motivation and Retention I decided to write most of paper about motivation because motivation is something that is lacking in several of my students in Junction City. I want to help students develop the motivation to learn math instead of hearing the bad attitude they have developed for mathematics. It is so frustrating to hear a student say that they do not care. Also in my paper, I plan to intertwine the topic of retention. My paper will lean more towards retaining students in math at the middle school level rather than college like the articles we read in class....   [tags: Education Mathematics Essays]
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Gender Equity in Education - Gender Equity in Education Gender equity issues in mathematics and science have been the focus of many educators and researchers for years. Women have often been denied an equal education in math and science for many reasons. Parents and teachers must realize this fact and change their habits wherever necessary. Girls must be given the same opportunity as boys from the beginning, particularly in math and science where girls tend to lag behind. First of all, the term gender equity must be defined....   [tags: Equality Feminism Science Mathematics Essays]
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Personal Narrative My Education - Personal Narrative My Education Public school systems need to be more sensitive to their students. Parents play the major role in determining a child’s academic outcome, but the school system needs to notice children who don’t necessarily acknowledge their gift. These children need guidance -- I believe it is the schools’ responsibility to provide it to them. I have been through a situation that makes me feel strongly about the subject. My example is an indisputable case in point. Math is my forte....   [tags: Papers] 638 words
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Set Theory in the Flesh - Set Theory in the Flesh The idea of infinity has been around for thousands of years. It it impossible to even conceive of this number or anything that pertains to the infinite. There is always one more. A billion is a fairly large number, 1 with 9 zeros after it. If one counted by seconds without breaks, it would take over 32 years to reach it. A Google, is a number written as 1 with one hundred zeros after it. One couldn't even count the number of lifetimes it would take to count to this number....   [tags: Numbers Mathematics Essays]
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Adolescent Learning Disabilities (LD) Evaluation - Confidential  The names in this report have been changed to protect the privacy of the parents and the child. Name: Ron Klein Date of Birth: 11-25-1998 Age: 16 years Parent Interview: 9-16-2014 Testing Dates: 9-29-14, 10-5-14, 10-12-14, 10-19- 14 Summary Conference: 10-25- 14 Tests Given: Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI) Hooper Visual Organization Test (VOT) Rey Complex Figure Test Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Third Edition (WAIS-III) Woodcock-Johnson – Third Edition (WJ-III): Tests of Achievement, Select Subtests Tests of Cognitive Abilities, Select Subtests PRIMARY REFERRAL CONCERNS Ron’s parents requested a psychoeducationa...   [tags: Testing and Evaluation 2014]
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The Basics Of A Hard Drive - The Basics of A Hard Drive I'm sure, by now you have used a computer be it to play games or write a paper. But do you know how a computer works and runs all the programs you what it to. Well if not I will tell you. To begin with I will explain a little about the history about the computers history. About 50 years or maybe a little longer someone came up with the thought that all the boring stuff like math could be automated so humans would not have to do it all. Hence the computer, as to who exactly I could not tell you....   [tags: essays research papers] 577 words
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Philosophy of Teaching Statement - Philosophy of Teaching Statement As a freshman in college, I was faced with one of the most important decisions of my life. I had to decide where I wanted my college education to go and what I wanted to become as an adult. My whole freshman year, I struggled to make a decision. My family encouraged me to major in business, because even if I didn’t like my job they felt that I could make a lot of money and have financial security. They didn’t feel like education was the right career for me....   [tags: Educating Education Essays Teacher] 1103 words
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Integrated Cirriculum Research Paper - Integrated Cirriculum Research Paper Integrated curriculums are constantly becoming more popular with educators each and every day. It seems that with this increased enthusiasm there should also be an increased activity of integration taking place within the classroom. This, however, does not seem to be the case. Math and Science integration has been widely talked about and supported by educators young and old, but critics state that there is little evidence to show the effectiveness of integration in the classroom....   [tags: Essays Papers] 955 words
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Male and Female Issues - Male and Female Issues There have been so many controversial issues involving gender equity. Boys have been seen in excelling in certain subject areas, whereas girls excel in others. Most believe that two certain subjects, math and science, boys perform better in. One report that was held in 1992 by the American Association of University Women came to the conclusion that girls were encouraged to "pursue traditional female studies instead of mathematics, science and traditionally male subject areas” (Unger 10.) Although many of these girls are probably very gifted in these certain subject areas, women are being pushed towards certain careers that are not to their interests and desires (Deli...   [tags: essays papers]
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Descartes and New Science - Descartes and New Science The new view of the world comes from new developments in the sciences. The new views and developments contradicted some of the most fundamental ideas that were held in the world at the time. The philosophers associated with this new view of the world are Copernicus, Kepler, Bacon, Galileo, Descartes, Locke, etc. Copernicus tried to resolve the problems of the motions of the planets by placing the sun as the center of the earth. He did make it simpler however, it wasn’t until Newton who cleaned it up and answered some of the key questions that riddled the Copernican theory....   [tags: Papers] 1169 words
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Gender Equity, Is It Really Important in the Classroom? - Gender Equity, Is It Really Important in the Classroom. There are many differences between boys and girls in the classroom. Most people do not realize this, but it is a proven fact. Gender differences in math and science are very evident. Teachers subconsciously treat boys with a higher degree of respect when it comes to math and science than they do girls. The roles of boys and girls are set at very young ages (Butler and Damnjanovic, 1997). Actually, before they even start going to school their roles are learned from their parents....   [tags: Teaching Education]
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Life Is Mathematics: Looking at the movie Pi. - Life Is Mathematics: Looking at the movie Pi. Well that pretty much says it all. What is it. It is a very good movie. This is an Independent film. It is a number which can only be defined in the mind. The first time I watched this movie was when I was at my best friend’s house last year around 2am. We watched it on VHS, but didn’t finish it. I came back here and found someone who had it on their computer; we burned it to a CD in a DivX format. “DivX(TM) is a leading MPEG-4 compatible video compression technology, with over 50 million users worldwide” (e.Digital Corp.)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Future Of Education: On-Line Classes - The Future Of Education: On-Line Classes "The future is outside the traditional campus, outside the traditional classroom. Distance learning is coming on fast," says management philosopher Peter Drucker (qtd. in Ebeling and Gubernick). One form of distance learning, on-line education (courses offered over the Internet), has caught the eye of the public and is forcing educators to reevaluate the present state of the educational system. Because of their convenience, cost, and amount of and access to readily-available information, these on-line classes, specifically those in math and computer science, are becoming more and more prevalent throughout the Internet community....   [tags: School Internet Technology Computers Essays]
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Adaptive I - Adaptive I Project Contents: Student Introduction…………………………………………….2 Comments of Student Relating to Ability………………………3 Comments of Student’s Parent Relating to Ability……………..4 Pre- Assessment and Interpretation…………………………….5 & 6 Work and Improvement (Case Material)………………………..8 Post Assessment and Interpretation……………………………..10 & 11 Students Introduction The student under review is Evan. He is in sixth grade and is an active student that is friendly, energetic, and easy to get along with....   [tags: essays research papers] 1641 words
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Equity in the Classroom - Equity in the Classroom The concerns regarding equity issues in math and science may seem minimal, but in reality are very large. Usually unintentionally, teachers pay more attention, and give more positive attention to boys in their classrooms. This is especially noticed in the areas of math and science. “Girls are equal to or ahead of boys in achievement” (Sadker, 1993, p. 67) in the early stages of schooling. So why do boys seem to do so much better in math and science in the later school years....   [tags: Teaching Education]
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Analysis of Baxter's Gryphon - In “Gryphon” by Charles Baxter, a class of fourth grade students gets a substitute teacher. She is very eccentric but knowledgeable and tells the whole class a lot of myths and facts. It is up to the class to decide what is true or not. In “Gryphon,” Miss Ferenczi specifically calls her wronged math answer a “substitute fact” but also tells the class many other things and myths that are true. For example, she tells the class a great deal about Egypt and that “features of the Constitution of the United States are notable for their Egyptian ideas.” (145) Her whole lecture was complete fact about Egypt, a country she had a passion for....   [tags: Charles Baxter] 492 words
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Are calculators as effective as they were intended to be? - Are calculators as effective as they were intended to be. I can remember when I was in elementary school, we were never allowed to use calculators. I always seemed to excel in math, so I never really found it necessary to use one, usually. It was when I got into junior high when I first found myself looking for a calculator to help me do my math homework. I was taking pre-algebra, and I was struggling with learning the concepts. I just could not seem to get all the steps in the right order ever....   [tags: Technology Education Mathematics Essays]
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Personal Teaching Philosophy - Personal Teaching Philosophy As important as a teacher’s philosophy is to the students, I believe that it is more significant to know where it comes from and how it was developed. When I walk into a classroom, not only do I want my students to know what my feelings about education are, but I also want them to know why I have them. I will first give my class an overview of how I came to be a math teacher and the road that I traveled to get there. The fact that I chose math as my concentration because it was the most challenging subject and not the easiest might inspire other students to give math a chance or work harder if they are having trouble....   [tags: Education Teachers Reflective Writing Essays] 721 words
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Becoming a Teacher: My Philosophy on Education - Becoming a Teacher: My Philosophy on Education When did education start. Do we still need education to function as a society. How long will public education remain a kindergarten through twelfth grade curriculum. The answers to these questions will vary from person to person, but they will all have one common theme: education will and must go on. Education is the key to a progressing society. Education is the only way that knowledge is passed from generation to generation. In this paper I will explain why I wish to teach, my educational goals, and the philosophy that I will use during my teaching career....   [tags: Teaching Education] 1077 words
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