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  • Math Misconceptions

    In fourth grade various new math ideas are presented and many students can face difficulties when new material is introduced. Difficulties are especially displayed when it comes to discovering decimals. Although decimals are introduced in fourth grade they are continuously presented in math thereafter. One common misconception held about decimals is the idea that the more digits that are presented in a number, the greater the value of the number. An example of this is students believing that 3 is less than 0.7648 when this is definitely not the case. This misconception is related to Mariam Small’s third big idea where it is stated that by something about mathematical objects/relationships may become more noticeable if it is represented in new and different ways. The reason why this is connected to the misconception previously stated is because many times decimals can be represented by fractions to help correct the mistakes that are being made. Additionally, if students changed the way that decimals are presented it can better their understanding. If we were to you the example previously presented then we can assist by changing 3 to 3.0000 so that when they compare it to 0.7648 they realize that the 3 comes before the decimal and not after therefore making it of greater value. This misconception is a hindrance for students primarily in the fourth grade as it can prevent them from achieving the necessary math requirements needed for them to improve. In the Ontario Math…

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  • The Importance Of Decimals In Education

    Throughout recent years, extensive research has been conducted into the best ways to introduce decimals to students in the younger and lower levels of their education. It has become more than evident that there are many ways to teach decimals to young children, as well as conflicting views on good and bad ways to go about this. For young people decimals can be a scary topic to tackle so going about this can be tricky at times. Decimals and denominators have been listed as the “demons of…

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  • Place Value Essay

    Development of place value Place value and the ten-base system are important foundations of later mathematical concepts. The development of these concepts takes years and is built upon pre-number and early number development. Therefore, the development of place value and understanding of the ten-base system needs to be understood in relation to early concepts. Classifying and patterning are elements of pre-number development that need to be developed as part of numeracy. Classifying helps…

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  • Importance Of Teaching Fractions

    understand future mathematical topics. By getting hands on, using visuals and learning through games, educators can give students an increased motivation towards fractions, supporting the students’ memory skills and providing a clear path way to understanding the fraction mathematical concepts (Lambert, 2003). Decimals The big idea of decimal is that the system of decimal numbers is an extension of the whole-number system. Decimal numbers are one way of representing fractions, ratios and…

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  • Leibniz's Number System

    Computers have all but replaced humans for doing complex calculations. But computers handle numbers much differently than humans do. At this point, the majority of people use base-10 for their math. The base of a number system refers to the number of number symbols used in that system. In base 10 the numbers used are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Humans use this system because it shortens numbers. Humans have 10 fingers so it is logical that base-10 counting systems developed naturally. But…

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  • Choppin Piano Sonata No 2 Analysis

    Introduction One of the most remarkable composers of the nineteenth century, Chopin composed exclusively for the piano and his music is innovative with a particular repertoire of technical and expressive devices. His musical style can be described as unique because of his variety and complexity of compositional techniques. The Piano Sonata Op.35 No.2 is an illustration of Chopin’s musical style where he explores several elements found in the nineteenth century music such as the “idea of…

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  • The Argument Between Absolute Music And Program Music

    The arguments between absolute music and program music have lasted for a long time. Although many people try to state their position in these two types of music, there is no certain answer for both types of music. In general, Absolute music can be defined as music for music’s sake and there is no narrative. Program music can be defined as music has a narrative with an attached program. Both kinds of music have their unique characterizes. Some theorists argue that there is no “absolute” music…

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  • Classical Music Concert Report

    Business suit, waistcoat, black trousers and bow tie. Double check the time. Last preparation with a pocket square, check the tickets, and order the cab. David Geffen Hall at Lincoln center to experience New York Philharmonic. Thursday, April 7 by half past seven all classical music lovers in a hurry toward to classical music concert of Beethoven and Strauss. The audience is exciting about this evening, and it is foreseeing, program for today is big. It includes Strauss “Oboe Concerto” and…

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  • Importance Of Music In Our Life

    I would like you to take a minute to think about one of the most important things in your life, personally it would be my family and friends, but some people might agree with me when I say that music plays a huge part in our lives. For as long as humans have been around there has been some form of music made by these people, it’s safe to assume that even the first human beings had some form of music that they created and performed. Music can easily be compared to stories that have been passed…

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  • Reflection: Making A Guidelines For A Lesson Plan

    While creating the lesson plans for my 10-day unit, I made a template to guide me in my instruction. For the procedure section of my lesson plan, I have split each class into three different parts: theory instruction (12 minutes), assessment/activity (15 minutes), and singing (25 minutes). Theory instruction is when I am using my knowledge of student’s prior skills to expand on what they know, and teach new concepts that will link to those from before. During the assessment/activity, I make…

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