There are a myriad of reasons for the vast diversity in the ages of students attending college. The advantages of attending school with younger students are they are tech savvy savants, they see the world from a different perspective and were born in the internet era which effects how they connect with other people and the world around them in a manner that is quite different from what I have previously experienced. Many younger students have no idea what a card catalog or the Dewey Decimal System is but have advanced skills such as the ability to code, make web pages and do graphic design which is an advantage to them because they were born into the internet age. When I was in high school if you wanted information you had to look in a book,…
Long before Melvile Dewey came around and implemented his decimal system, personal library collections typically were curated and and managed to some degree by men. Considering that the form of public libraries that gave rise to the ones we have today, did not come into existence until the mid to late 19th century, it is surprising that women were allowed into these institutions. However, even from the birth of the field of librarianship, women had to assert their right to be there. In order to…
being at the back is along a bank of windows providing a lot of natural light for children to read by and even then if it is dark the lighting within the library is more than adequate for reading. The shelves in the children’s section are all at a level that any child can reach the books which makes it very easy for children to find the book that they want. As to the books there is a large variety of children’s book available to pick from. They are sorted by the Dewey decimal system in the…
60 was used for basic math and 360 was used for circles The Sumerians also gave us the decimal system. The Hindu’s gave us the Arabic Numeral System which gave mankind counting numbers. With the extension of numbers, math took off. The Hebrew’s gave us another numeral system but this one went into the hundreds. The Babylonians gave us the digit 0 and then we had a a completed number system for that time. Agriculture was a ginormous element when civilization was first coming together and it has…
hexagrams, in which yin and yang are represented by broken and solid lines (Perkins Jr.) Babylonians had a two-symbol system, but this system had a symbol for ones and a symbol for tens, so in the end this system depended on tens. Two symbol systems extend back, but Leibniz was the first one to see power in basic operations done in binary. Simple patterns begin to stand out. “And all these operations are so easy that there would never be any need to guess or try out anything, as has to be…
interesting, they said “I know how to work this out, you look at the first two numbers and then you look at the last numbers”. The child placed 2900 before 2092 when asked to place the numbers in order from smallest to largest. This misconception shows that the child’s understanding of place value, particularly with larger numbers is confused as they believed the ‘92’ was larger than the ‘00’ but they did not consider the numbers in the hundreds and thousands places. The child also wrote…
children distinguish what to count and forms a basis for comparison. Interviewing a student about their answer for a number line can highlight issues in classifying. For example, a student might experience confusion over whether to count dots or intervals (Reys, et al., 2012). A teacher can then apply appropriate activities to improve their classification skills such as alike and difference trains using attribute blocks (Reys, et al, 2012). These activities give students the chance to classify…
This summer I built the classic puzzle game Bejeweled, and abstract strategy games English Draughts and Chess. I did this because I am a big fan of all three of these games, and I wanted to challenge myself by implementing the game logic. Also during the summer I started learning android. The app that I built that I am most proud of is a calculator that works in sixty different numeral systems from base 2 to base 62. I started the project making a calculator that uses hexadecimal instead of…
It is called one hundredth because it is one out of one hundred that makes up one whole. Base blocks are extremely useful as students can visually understand the units needed to make up decimal side of place value and its beneficial as it allows students to discover the concepts hands on rather than just telling them. Another visual aid is the place value decimal line: Hundreds Tens Ones Tenths Hundredths Thousandths This resource is used effectively when…
AH1200 Course Final Jamee` Hall Charter College Abstract The importance of math skills and the different types and reasons that math would be used on a daily basis are what I’ll be covering within my paper. Math is essential for healthcare professionals in many ways from vital signs, to the growth or lack of growth of patients. Recording and maintaining medical record information such as the vital signs, medications, payments etc., is a huge part of math in…