It is one of the teaching methods most teachers are using as one of their teaching strategies. They discovered that it contributes a lot in developing their cognitive skills, engaged... ... middle of paper ... ...ute his or her personal interest on how to convey the subject. It is efficient and useful when there is not enough resources for students to work individually. In conclusion, mathematics is a very important subject that can be taught using both of the teaching approach mentioned earlier. In fact, both teaching approaches discussed are good for teaching mathematics.
Visual Paradigm helped me really think of out of the box while designing the use case and sequence diagrams. COINCOMO was another tool which helped me to understand about cost and size estimation. Suggestions/Improvements: I believe that a brief introduction should have been given in the class as to how to use the COINCOMO software as I found it difficult to understand it initially and proceed with the homework. b) Class activities The Win Win Negotiations was the one of the best activity which enabled the team to negotiate with the client directly about the various requirements and functionalities. Kudos to the Professors and TA’s for introducing this.
This can be a great challenge for instructors to incorporate into their daily lesson plans. I assume computer based learning is highly effective and should improve test scores. I assume students are more likely to be motivate with computer designed instruction. Students have the opportunity to be creative with computer-assisted learning. I assume the computer has some downfalls to the critical thinking exercises necessary for Science courses.
Effective Teaching of Abstract Algebra Abstract Algebra is one of the important bodies of knowledge that the mathematically educated person should know at least at the introductory level. Indeed, a degree in mathematics always contains a course covering these concepts. Unfortunately, abstract algebra is also seen as an extremely difficult body of knowledge to learn since it is so abstract. Leron and Dubinsky, in their paper ¡§An Abstract Algebra Story¡¨, penned the following two statements, summarizing comments that are often heard from both teacher and student alike. 1.
We have worked in groups and collaborated on the big ideas of each unit. On our own we have presented to the class both answered problems and productive failures. We have enjoyed reading books and articles related to math, teaching, and this course. We have learned through inquiry based learning and were able to use other materials such as manipulatives, videos, and our peers. As individuals and a class we were able to reflect on what is working, why its working, and how to be best prepared to be math teachers.
By teaching with the use of Geometry Sketch Pad the teacher has the capabilities to teach outside of the book. It causes students to learn in a more relational way as apposed to instrumental (How Should Mathematics Be Taught?). By learning with the use of Geometry Sketch Pad a person is able to save their work for later reflections and they are able to learn a process. The capabilities of GSP are vast. The teacher and the learner both can benefit significantly through the use of GSP.
Initially, I wanted to learn computers to allow me to excel in the working world. The transition from accounting to computer science was both scary and a challenging. These concerns I had as a student have remained with me and I draw upon them to teach my classes. I have three basic beliefs that I incorporate in my teaching philosophy: (1) guide students to recognize and fully understand the fundamental concepts in computer programming; (2) help students develop their critical thinking skills to allow them to apply the fundamentals to more advanced concepts; and (3) communicate with the students to encourage them to become independent thinkers which will allow them to ultimately excel in their careers. As important as the first principle is, the concepts can be rather boring to a student.
Traditional lectures have long been part of our educational system. They present facts and information in a concise and direct manner, yet, according to some studies, they are inferior to more active teaching methods when it comes to a student’s performance and practical skills. In spite of this, lectures continue to be a large part of most college’s curriculum, were, albeit not used all of the time, still contribute to a big portion of what is being done in class. This presents a critical problem in Computer Science courses, where active solution seeking and team work play an important role in the student’s career. Although courses usually combine lectures with other active-learning activities (such as labs), the time spent in lectures could still be used to nourish the aforementioned skills.
This may involve laboratory projects, role plays, simulations, problem-based learning, and case studies. My teaching style will also involve many discussions and group activities (Matter of Style). I am a math major and science minor which plays well into my teaching style. Science is taught best when it is a hands-on learn experience. Students learn mathematics best when they can apply it to real world concepts.
Read the lesson slowly. Math lessons are not the daily newspaper to be skimmed over, but must be read thoroughly to gain understanding. Review the class notes. Write down mathematical terms used in the lesson and their meaning. Write down the steps used in the lesson.