Appropriately specific brief summary of MCK Test results. It was during week three that I completed the Mathematical Content Knowledge (MCK) test for the purposes of determining my level of understanding relating to certain mathematical concepts, such as multiplication, division, addition, and place value (Curtin, 2014). Before starting, I felt overly confident in my ability to successfully answer all the questions within the quiz, however, it was not until I skimmed through the questions that I began to think otherwise. The beliefs in myself concerning mathematics is one of duality: I know that I am more than capable of solving complex questions, yet I am also conscious of my lacking motivation behind the subject itself which stems from…
Understanding of multiplication facts is essential to have down by fourth grade. Knowing the times tables and being able to fluently recall immediately is needed throughout the entire year because of PA Mathematics Standards beginning with multiplication of multidigit numbers. There were students in my fourth grade classroom that had yet to be fluent with their multiplication facts, and it was necessary for them to have it down, for everyday mathematics and for the PSSA’s. I discussed with my…
introduced to my only coworker, who was trying to teach over 20 students. Shocked by the lack of tutors, I wanted to help as many students as possible, so I knew I would need to take a different approach than my coworker. While he would give great lectures, I decided a more individualized approach would help me identify my students’ abilities and strengthen their weaknesses. I realized the common unaddressed weakness was that many of these students did not understand multiplication. Without…
Students will be able to: • Apply the Associative property of multiplication to multiply. Psychomotor-Students will be able to: • Write the order of operation before applying the associative property to multiply. Affective-Students will be able to: • worked collaboratively and give each other help when needed. Academic Vocabulary: Associative property-- “When three or more numbers are multiplied, the product is the same regardless of the grouping of the factors” (Banfill, 2009). Prior…
would be very literate in English or efficient in Math. You always knew what you were doing when it came to education, you were a great teacher to me and many other students. We started at the basics, where everything was hard to learn at a young age. You made do so many educational practices that I used to call “punishment.” Educational things like timed reading and multiplication tables over and over again. Even worse, you tried so hard to fix my hand writing. Take a guess on how my…
in many of us - especially our youth - the inability to use one’s rational judgement in our way of thinking (not to mention one’s own common sense) due to our irrational way of not freely exercising a ‘think-outside-the-box’ attitude - literally speaking. a. students should be encouraged to think freely for themselves rather than be allowed electronic devises in the classroom to do any sort of thinking for them – excluding, of course, those students with special needs and who actually need the…
In the article, The Role of Definition, the author discusses how a mere definition can affect the way a student will interpret information. A definition can contain concepts that are difficult to understand and will hamper a student’s ability to learn. As math in the classroom progresses, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recommends that the students create their own definitions of for mathematical terminology with the modification from a teacher. This is done to get the student to…
fractions. These areas are cleared up in the lesson by identifying common areas to pay attention to (eMath Instructional Inc., 2016). The fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth lessons introduce the skills needed to master equivalent expressions and seeing structure in expressions. In this lesson, each one of the four previous lesson skills is drawn upon. Whether it is manipulating numbers by using the number properties to working with variables, anything can be expected. The structure of writing…
ACARA (n.d.) requires students in senior secondary schooling to be able to solve problems related to measurement and scale drawings. Although this scale is not a difficult scale, it is quite apparent the differences in units of measurement would make this problem seem harder that it actually is. While students at the senior school level should be able to solve this, other lower secondary schools should not have too much trouble. According to Reys et al. (2012) children become familiar with units…
ABSTRACT: Multiplications and Accumulations find tremendous applications in the domain of Digital Signal Processing (DSP). On contrast to this, currently there is an immense requirement of hardware dedicated to serve the purpose of speed enhancement. Reversible circuits are being deployed on a large scale to design the Multiply Accumulate units with the advent of quantum computing. In this paper, we present a real time development model of a 4 x 4 Multiply Accumulate unit by exploiting…