First in Math was a program we did that reinforced our skills. At first I wasn’t so crazy for it, but in time I realized that it taught me more then what was taught in the classroom. That helped me get through middle school and junior high
One of the things I love about math was that it is consistent and logical. No matter how hard the puzzle gets, the pieces fit perfectly together. My biggest accomplishment in middle school was passing the OAKS math test (Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills). The OAKS test assesses your abilities in english, reading, and math.Although I didn’t pass the reading and writing portion of the exam, I scored above average in the math section, which advanced me and a few other of my classmates into geometry when we enter High School.
My overall impressions about math are mostly positive. Math is a subject that always came very easy to me when I was in grade school. I think I enjoyed it mostly because I was good at it. I was always ahead of my class when it came to math, so I took math courses a grade ahead of me from the time I was in the fourth grade. By my seventh grade year I was taking a high school Algebra I course.
One of the exam I need to take this year is the NCLEX, my hope is that the details I learned about the dose amount may be helpful in solving the problem and can immediately do a process of elimination and see which answers make more sense. Mathematics will always be a part of my life, it helped me establish my reputation as a good student and hope it will always be a part of me. In High school I participated in the competition for Rockland, I was very please with my accomplishment. I took second place in the Ramapo School District and placed first for my school. As a result, I received a math rewards during which was extremely helpful.
I lacked in the ability to accurately complete word problems. This is usually why I have low test state test results. I always wanted to learn how to solve word problems because I knew it would help me in real life situations. Another approach I had towards math was, I only used it if I had to. For example, I would estimate my math problems through real life situations.
This extra support made it much easier for me to grasp the math concepts I was missing in class. They gave me one on one support and I can now see why they pushed me so hard. Math is very important, and a life long skill that is beneficial for everyone in most jobs. My understanding of math is much stronger than it has ever been. While I am a life long learner, I know there is still plenty more for me to learn.
Along with math I also fell very sure in my abilities in Language Arts. In high school I was constantly in an English class where just like math a passed with flying colors. This subject just came easy to me and it continues to get easier as I get older and gain more knowledge in the subject. My college English classes and my numerous essays really confirmed that my abilities were beyond proficient. As a teacher I will strive to emphasis each subject, but even more for the subjects I feel I excel
Mathography First, i’ll start off by saying that math is not my strongest area. So for me, my whole life I have gone through my math classes really having to study hard and spending a lot of extra hours making sure that I understood the material. I remember math in elementary school being very simple for me. I was actually one of the best in my class. I was always the one to finish my multiplication tables first and to get the highest grades on the tests.
Being an early childhood educator, I need to teach the children math by introducing them to the simple and basic mathematics concept at their early stage to make their elementary math easier. To have the number sense, shapes, color and pattern, these are the first vital math skill a child most develop before reaching kindergarten. Math is helpful in planning the lesson schedule of the class; to know the timing for lesson, changing time for the kids, snack time, recess time, going home time and close time. With the above said, as mathematics play a vital role in my career, so also in my daily life. Mathematics in my daily life start from when I wake up, setting my alarm clock to wake up in the morning, the timing is an act of mathematics.
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.