Sometimes, the things we know, we can take for granite. We can learn through teachers reiterating the same advice over and over again, until we can move on to something new. A particular situation can reinforce new lessons that one might have not learned before. We keep forming new lessons, capturing the knowledge to use in years to come. A time that I was so careless in school, getting by with straight A’s my eighth grade year, was corrupted by going into my freshman year, Geometry class. Our eighth grade year was still young. This was the good times when our grades didn’t count and I personally, didn’t care if my grades did count or not. My favorite time of the day was Algebra one. Now, I know that many of my classmates hated Algebra one and dreaded for the time to come, but for me I enjoyed every part of it. As we first walk into the classroom the aroma hits, the smell was remarkable, for Mr. Peirce had gotten a new Keurig. “Good morning Mr. Peirce,” I said, walking to my seat. “Good morning,” Mr. Peirce said with a smile. Once we had gotten into our seats we start the lesson. I started to take notes, but as he went on I started to wander off into the conversation that was happening next to me. Sitting next to me was Carter Johnson, probably the loudest person I will ever know. He has never taken notes in math in his life, why would he need to. I notice that what Mr. Peirce was talking about in the lesson, I had already known how to do, why I would need…
Abstract: - Mathematics is a fascinating subject filled with concepts and ideas that have been formed and developed throughout time. This paper focuses on the contributions made by Islamic mathematician Muhammad Al-Khwarizmi to the difference subjects of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Ideas discovered by Al-Khwarizmi are discussed as well as other concepts that serve as proof of his understanding of various complex ideas we use nowadays. These concepts include simplifying equations,…
In preparation for fractions number talk what I observed was very beneficial for students at the carpet it allowed students to discuss and share with one another. I liked the fact that after a student share students had to give a particular cue saying if they agreed with peer. I thought that was awesome. I also like how she went over what to expect during learning at table and how students will share. So some type of feedback was to be expected even if student did not still quite understand. As…
For this curriculum study, I chose third grade mathematics as my unit of study. As far as my objectives go, I would want my students to walk away from this particular section of fractions with the understanding of what a fraction is, the difference between the components of a fraction such as the numerator and denominator, knowing how to identify how many parts of a whole are shaded in, and knowing how to simplify a fraction. As far as my instructional method, I created an original prezi, which…
truly accepted and appreciated. Lobachevsky was a rector and a professor of mathematics at Kazan University for nineteen years, devised a method for finding roots of a polynomial and published a plethora of material on algebra, numerical analysis, astronomy and probability. His most important discovery was the idea of non-Euclidian geometry, the thought of which was met with scorn and derision during his lifetime, but one that would go on to be a cornerstone for our modern understanding of…
In history there are many men and women who have changed the face of mathematics and made it what it is today. Men such as Simon Stevin, created and worked to fix concepts that were already founded by many other mathematicians. Although he did some amazing things for mathematics he was also known for his work in science, and engineering. He did things such as inventing a carriage, standardizing decimal fractions and their uses, as well as refuting the doctrine created by Aristotle that…
Note: As you begin to insert your responses to the prompts found in this document, please be sure to save it frequently, (and note the location of the file) so as to not lose any of your work. Once completed, you will submit this document to WGU for grading. Instruct What student misconceptions have you encountered related to fraction, decimal, and percentage concepts? How do you help students understand the notion of equivalence among fractions or prepare them for this understanding? One…
Students learn fractions much earlier than the average person expects. In today’s American education system, children are officially introduced to fractions in first grade. Children use fractions frequently in everyday life and in academics too. A website called, “Math Warehouse Lesson Plans,” provides a lesson plan about teaching fractions to first graders. This lesson plan can easily relate to an article written by the National Counsel of Teachers called, “Common Core brief: The fraction…
The most prominent motif in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is the motif of light and dark. In this famous tragedy, beauty is often associated with light. Before Romeo meets Juliet his world is described as dark, gloomy and depressed, after he meets her, however, it is evident that Juliet brings him light. Essentially, Juliet is the healer of Romeo’s depression. The motif of light and dark in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is shown to change over the course of five acts. The beginning of…
Throughout history Islam had an impactful effect on shaping the world for what it is today. Most people in the newer generations are uneducated about Islam and the extensive historical significance behind it. Between the mid eighth century till 13th century the Muslim world was an extensive part of development for society at that time, which became to be know as the Golden Age of Islam. The rise of Islam led to several advancements in society being important for world history. From the spread of…