My Philosophy Of Education And The American Heritage Dictionary

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My Philosophy of Education
The American Heritage Dictionary defines philosophy as the “love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline” (para 1 2005). The second definition in the American Heritage Dictionary states that philosophy is an “investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods”(para 1 2005). Philosophy of education means that I love education and that I am in search to pursue my knowledge of education further. It also means that I am investigating every aspect of education and I am basing it on logical reasoning instead of empirical methods. The question is, “What is my philosophy of education”. There are several topics of must discuss to get my view of education. Topics that I will are what is mathematics and why is it important, how students learn mathematics and how should mathematics be taught and why are some students successful at mathematics and other aren’t.
What is Mathematics? Fun. Inventive. Logical. Rational. Creative. Exciting. Amazing. There are many words that can be used to describe Mathematics but in a nutshell, it is the universal language. Mathematics is also a way of thinking. It’s having the ability to open your mind up to endless possibilities. For example, Pascal’s Triangle is an amazing and efficient way to figure out the coefficients of a binomial series. Mathematics knows different ways to solve one problem.…

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