Learning all the conceptual ways made me nervous about teaching elementary math because I thought I was never going to understand it. I was and still do get frustrated at times with teaching elementary math, but I believe it is much better than it was a couple months ago. The way I f... ... middle of paper ... ...one because it helps the students focus on one lesson at a time and it helps you as the teacher not feel so rushed. In conclusion, this class was stressful for me, but I am glad I was a part of it. In the beginning I was very nervous that I would never understand the way elementary math is now taught, but after weeks of learning more about it I feel much better.
My math teachers were not the greatest and I had a lot of trouble grasping the concepts, which made me overly anxious for the tests. If my high school experience with math had been better then maybe I would have taken more math classes in college and would be more confident in my mathematical abilities. Book summary and parts that were intriguing or frustrating This book aims to help people feel more comfortable with math and not be so afraid of it. Marilyn Burns goes through
I also thought my math was for people who could not do math well, and the people who were in the highest math group were people who were smart, and could easily do math. I always felt judged by my peers as well because I was not in the same group as them. During my high school years my math teacher did take time, and work with the students who wanted extra help on their work. He would not move onto a different topic until everyone knew what they were doing which helped a lot because in my opinion you cann... ... middle of paper ... ...o see where they were with their math skills, and what they needed to work on. Then, last I would like to know what I could do if a child does not want to participate in math because I have found in my previous practicums that if child gets frustrated while trying to do math they will just leave, and go do something else.
Over the years I’ve learned to be proud of myself when it comes to math because it is a hard subject and a B is still excellent. That hasn’t always been the case though. I remember staying after classes in Elementary school to get help from a teacher because I couldn’t get the material. I remember the countless days in my teacher’s classroom going over math trying to wrap my head around something others perceived to be so simple yet so complex in my mind. At a young age, my mindset was “I hate math and math hates me so why do I even try”.
That is the (Research) Question”. The studies instituted that “students who had homework performed better on class tests compared to those who did not” (DeNisco). Another compelling thing about homework, are the qualities a skills th... ... middle of paper ... ...supporters say. Homework is also important because there are many types of assignments that cannot be easily completed during the school day, proponents contend. Writing an essay and conducting a science experiment, for example, are both extremely beneficial ways for students to gain a more total understanding of a certain subject, proponents say, but neither assignment is easily completed during classroom hours.
Ask almost any student what they think of math class and their answer will be quite similar, “I do not like it because it is too hard.” Mathematics has a negative image by people of all different ages because many people think of it as making a simple thing complicated, but the reality of the situation is mathematics makes life much easier. Negative thoughts about math can also come from poor math teachers, weak curriculum, or one bad experience ruining the fun of mathematics for many individuals. Being that the subject of mathematics is so complicated it takes an efficient teacher to be able to successfully teach students the correct steps in solving mathematical equations. Teaching math cannot be done successfully by reading some vocabulary words, filling in the blanks on a worksheet, and then taking a quiz, mathematics needs to be taught in ways were students get to explore problems and follow the necessary steps to solve the problem. Most importantly students need practice in math and that can be done in many different ways.
Mathematics is a school subject that people have mixed feeling about. Many of my personal friends complain about math and express their dislike and hatred towards the subject. I, on the other hand, seem to enjoy math most of the time. Although I sometimes feel angry when I continue to get a certain problem incorrect, I always put my best effort into finding my mistake and fixing it. I have had some amazing math teachers, but I’ve also had some very bad ones.
Mathematics Education is a solution to enhance the placement school and citizenship opportunities for adolescents, but many students today find it hard to learn and turn disaffected as they continuously meet problems to the appointment. It is essential, hence, that we realize how efficient mathematics teaching looks like, and what teachers be able to do to rupture this problem. (Anthony & Walshaw, 2007; Martin, 2007)
Being a person that started off loving mathematics and experiencing different things I can say my beliefs have changed, but are back to where they began. I believe when it is time to teach mathematics this specific subject is going to have students on their toes ready to learn. As stated in my previous autobiography, “mathematics serves as a good subject for people to understand because it is something that follows you after school”, this particular statement serves as true because numbers and operations are real world things that humans
This is class was very difficult for me. While math has always come easy to me, I’ve always struggled at helping others find the same kinds of success. I could get good assessment scores in math, but I couldn’t help my friends do well. This is how I felt while working the coursework lined up in this class, like I couldn’t help the kids in my class do well. I do feel more confident about my ability to assist individuals, large group math instruction seems like a daunting task destined for failure.