I attended a math, technology and design elementary school, which incorporated those three aspects in every subject. “All countries now have an official policy document aimed at promoting the use of computer based technologies for school learning. In mathematics education, the policy message is that electronic policies can and ought to be used to enhance students mathematical learning. Technologies is essential in teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances student learning.” (NCTM, 2000) From a student’s point of view, I can truly stand with the position that technology does help enhance what a student has learned. Teachers who understand that technology has become a part of our culture are at an advantage, considering the teacher will be adjusting to the different learning styles of the students.
Before going into Algebra ii and honors-pre calculus, I took a semester class for both these subjects at my neighborhood community college. In addition, when I have a free period, I become a teacher assistant for the math class I am taking to insure my knowledge and success in the class. This also gave me plenty of time to ask for help as well as create a personal relationship with my teacher. My math teacher gave me extra questions and worksheets on the topics struggled on. With my preparation and my teachers dedication, I was able to excel in my pre-calculus class with a high
I also liked that we were asked to create our own math problems during this quarter. I had not been asked to do that before and found it to be both challenging and rewarding. I will have to write my own problems for classes in the future and want to make sure I ask appropriate questions that engages students and helped them find success. Overall, this has been my favorite math class in the math for teachers series. I felt that I truly learned numerous things that will help me both as a math student and as a math teacher.
I especially liked spelling tests. When they were finished with all of their work, they would go outside to “recess” while I graded their tests. Growing up, this activity was more fun than anything else I might have done with my free time. I never got tired of being the “teacher”. Now as a college student many people often ask me, “What are you majoring in?”, “What are you going to school for?” and I tell them, I want to be a teacher in Early Childhood Education.
Taking just 12 credits would work out to be around three hours a day, Monday through Friday. Some classes will require a lab. A lab is were we meet as a class one day a week outside of normal class requirements. During the lab time we usually work more hands on, or focus on main topics in the course. This usually requires an additional couple of hours one day a week.
Everyone says to have fun in college, and this is the time to have fun but to me, if I work hard now, I can have fun later in life when I have a career and done with school. If I had the chance I would transfer to a different school to get out of the constant partying atmosphere. My father prefers me to stay at Ole Miss and finish my degree here because academically it is a prestigious university. Instead of transferring, I plan on graduating early with doing classes during the summer at home, hopefully graduating within 3 years. Immediately after graduating, I plan on going back home to get my masters at St. Louis University.
Lead us, don’t leave it to us: Christian Zowodniak’s views on Student Pedagogy In the essay "Teacher Power, Student Pedagogy", Christian Zowodniak describes the manner in which an instructor should assert his power—his power to grade fairly, his power to share his knowledge with the students, and his power to help students, not frighten them. Since my enrollment at the University, I have encountered the most extraordinary teacher in my history of education. His name is Dr. R, his expertise, Mathematics. Dr. R exemplifies the proper technique for teaching any given subject. He displays active teacher involvement and uses it to make the students think.
We only get 24hrs in a day so that’s 168hrs in a week. You attend college full time which consist of 12-15 credits can go up to as much as 18 credits. At Nassau Community College a typical 3 credit course meets 2 days a week for an hour and fifteen minutes each day. If you take a course worth 4 credits that consist of having both lecture/lab section, then in addition to those 2 days you add on a third day. This third day all though only one credit extra may be 2 hours and 45 minutes.
New feelings about Mathematics Throughout out this semester, I’ve had the opportunity to gain a better understanding when it comes to teaching Mathematics in the classroom. During the course of this semester, EDEL 440 has showed my classmates and myself the appropriate ways mathematics can be taught in an elementary classroom and how the students in the classroom may retrieve the information. During my years of school, mathematics has been my favorite subject. Over the years, math has challenged me on so many different levels. Having the opportunity to see the appropriate ways math should be taught in an Elementary classroom has giving me a
High school. I never realized it would bring so many changes. As I walked on to campus my freshman year, my mindset was the same as it was in eighth grade; the young are invincible. And although I was excited to come to high school I had many fears. Would the classes be too hard, would I make new friends, what could I become involved in, and most of all -- what if I get lost?