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Science How Have the Reform

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One of the top performers, Singapore, boasts a very different approach towards mathematics education: "hile a single lesson in a U.S. textbook might span two pages and take one class period to go through, a lesson in a Singapore textbook might use five to ten pages and take several days to complete. The Singapore texts contain no narrative explanation of how a procedure or concept works; instead, there are problems and questions accompanied by pictures that provide hints about what is going on" (Garelick 2006: 1). However, an attempt to adapt such an approach in one Montgomery, Alabama school suburban district was abandoned, as it was feared that introducing new methods of teaching math within districts might make it difficult for students to meet state standards on standardized tests at the end of the year.

True, many Asian nations such as Korea also have national science and math educations and…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Adams, Cecil. (1999). "What exactly was the 'new math'?" The Straight Dope. Retrieved 28 Jul 2007 at http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mnewmath.html

Blosser, Patricia E. (1989). "The Impact of Educational Reform on Science Education."

ERIC/SMEAC Science Education Digest. No. 4. Retrieved 28 Jul 2007 at  http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-9215/impact.htm 

Garelick, Barry. (Fall2006). "Miracle math: a successful program from Singapore tests the limits of school reform in the suburbs." Education Next. Retrieved 28 Jul 2007 at http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0MJG/is_4_6/ai_n16832469
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Early Childhood Development -- Curriculum

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Another important strategy is that of exploring spatial relations. In such activities, children gain a better visual and practical sense of the spatial relations within mathematics. Scholastic's article portrays two girls discussing the appropriate spatial placement of a couch in a dollhouse. Such thinking methods can be influenced utilizing activities asking the children to map their house, their school, or their neighborhood in proportions. This will help open the child's mind to a more organized way of approaching spatial relations.

Using such strategies help lay the foundations of mathematics essential for later higher levels of learning. It is important to introduce elementary topics and concepts as early as possible, without boring young children to loose their interest. Early math lessons should include engaging activities which help keep the child moving and the learning environment active.… [Read More]

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Teaching Can at Risk Student

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Description of Learning:

Educational institutions are teaching subjects for a digital future but it is from a superficial manner however students need a deeper knowledge of it as a curriculum. When teaching students about math, it should be integrated in all subjects they are learning by being motivated by educators (Singhal, 1997). As shown in the examined scenario planning with an elementary school, it is apparent things became better for the students as far as the educational resources, and environment, which ultimately affects the learning process. Educational institutions must engage partnerships with other schools around the world. By providing student exchanges they will produce world class students, the internet is facilitating the process of globalization and providing virtual interaction with others. As it is shown in schools, technology is the key to change the educational environment and resources. The internet is encouraging students to engage in meaningful cross cultural dialogue…… [Read More]

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Teaching for Exceptionalities

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Instructional Modifications for an English-As-Second-Language 10th Grade Student

Teaching for Exceptionalities

The student is a 15-year-old bilingual male in enrolled in 10th grade. He presents as having difficulties in his school work primarily due to his current inability to speak, read, and write English fluently. He is currently reading at approximately a 2nd-grade level, and all of his assignments are modified. Examples of the instructional modifications he experiences are as follows: Material is read aloud to him, writing assistance is provided to help him translate from his native language to English, and all story format math problems are converted to conventional number format to sidestep reading and translation difficulties. When a high level of academic support is provided, the student does not exhibit problem behaviors. However, he reports feeling overwhelmed and stressed, and these underlying emotions do contribute to occasional bouts of problem behavior.

Instructional example. I took a content-focused…… [Read More]

References

Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners. World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment. Retrieved http://www.wida.us/assessment/ACCESS/index.aspx

Brisk, M., & Harrington, M. (2000). Literacy and bilingualism: A handbook for all teachers. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Manuel, J. (2003, December 23). Majoring In Moneyball. Baseball America. Retrieved  http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/features/031223collegemoneyball.html
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Statistics to Mislead Statistics Can Be Misleading

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Statistics to Mislead

Statistics can be misleading. People can use misleading statistics to persuade others to buy a product or share their point-of-view. Britain's Sunday Times, for example, alerted readers more than a decade ago to this tactic, showing that insurance companies often use misleading figures to scare consumers into buying expensive coverage they may never need (Cooper, 2001). In Mathematics in Our World, Bluman (2011) provides numerous examples of the ways statistics are presented to lead the reader to a false conclusion. This paper answers two of the questions in Bluman's textbook about misleading statistics.

No mathematical calculations were required in answering these questions. One need only to give some thought to the information presented. Statistics, when read quickly and without consideration, may appear to tell a certain story, often one that is meant to alarm the reader and/or incite action. Closer examination, however, can reveal a completely different…… [Read More]

References

Adams, M. (2006). Lying with statistics: How conventional medicine confuses the public with Absolute risk vs. relative risk. Natural News. Retrieved from  http://www.naturalnews.com/019368.html 

Bluman, A.G. (2011). Mathematics in our world (1st ed. Ashford University Custom). United

States: McGraw-Hill.

Bogner, E. (2011). 11 ways to lie with statistics. Business Insider July 28, 2011. Retrieved
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Piaget There Are Almost as Many Different

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Piaget

There are almost as many different varieties of issues that can impede a child learner from succeeding in a math class as there are particular remedies to ameliorate such a problem. One of the chief reasons that certain children find mathematics difficult is because they are overwhelmed by it. They find the concept of a never ending series of numbers (as well as similarly interminable operations which one can put them through and which are taught daily and tested weekly) beyond challenging to the point where it incites anxiety and fear.

Additionally, difficulties can arise from learning differences such as dyscalculia, or situations in which students may not be familiar with the language that the class is taught in (such as English Language Learners). These two factors can exacerbate the initial feeling of anxiety that math can produce in child learners. Moreover, it is important to realize that in…… [Read More]

References

Huitt, W., & Hummel, J. (2003). "Piaget's theory of cognitive development." Educational Psychology Interactive. Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University. Retrieved from  http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/piaget.html
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Benefits of Knowing the Bible Well

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Elementary Student Achievement

Study Selection

Elementary School Achievement Study Selection

The creation and sustaining of achievement at the elementary school level is one of the most important and pivotal things that can be done to create and sustain lifelong success. As such, the factors and facets that make or break such achievement are sought out, analyzed and heavily focused on by scholars, teachers and parents alike. One way in which this paradigm is analyzed and looked at is the trajectory of lesser-achieving students and how they fare as they age and progress. Specifically, it is assessed how "holding back" a student in a grade for another year is damaging or helpful in the long run. While having a student repeat a grade can be damaging to self-esteem, pushing on a student that is not prepared for the next level just hurts that student as well as everyone else. The applicability…… [Read More]

References

APA. (2014, June 9). Journal of Educational Psychology®. http://www.apa.org.

Retrieved June 9, 2014, from http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/edu/index.aspx?tab=4

Moser, S.E., West, S.G., & Hughes, J.N. (2012). Trajectories of Math and Reading

Achievement in Low-Achieving Children in Elementary School: Effects of Early
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Difficulties Impact Students Performance in

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This work focuses on giving teachers concrete strategies for implementing the benchmarking and assessment techniques. It is important to develop lesson plans that include the major components of this program. Gunning gives a straightforward approach to implementing these concepts.

ithout getting into the individual strategies, let us suffice to say that these teaching methods may be the best developed over other similar experiments. Gunning's work was based on solid theory and best practices. The purpose of this research was to examine the connection between math and reading. In the first section of this study, we found that there is a high correlation between math and reading scores. Gunning's work on assessment-based teaching only discussed its use to improve reading skills. However, this same concept could also be applied to math. This is the key to improving both math and reading skills. Benchmarking will be a necessary component in the development…… [Read More]

Works Cited

AutoSkill Academy of MATH. The Reading and Math Connection. AutoSkill International

Inc. (2003). p. 9-18.

Borasi, R. And Siegel, M. Reading Counts: Expanding the Role of Reading in Mathematics

Classrooms. Raffaella Borasi & Marjorie Siegel, New York: Teachers College
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Clinical Interview Questions Revisions Why Did You

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Clinical Interview Questions evisions

Why did you decide to become a secondary school mathematics/science teacher?

I actually decided to teach math because I understand it, but the reason I continue with the study is because of the benefits of teaching. Teaching high school math offers constant new challenges, there continues to be a high demand for math teachers, and teachers have a schedule that anyone would enjoy.

The primary reason that there are always going to be challenges in teaching mathematics is because few people seem to be gifted with an innate understanding of mathematical concepts. The logic just does not seem logical to them. But, this is helped by the fact that technology has become such a constant in the classroom. "Technology enhances the teaching of mathematics by presenting concepts in exciting new ways. Children learn the concept of place value by reading their textbook, then translating the words…… [Read More]

References

McLaughlin, S. (2010, November 21). The growing demand for math and science teachers in D.C. The Washington Post. Retrieved December 2, 2010 from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp- dyn/content/article/2010/11/22/AR2010112202878.html

Rhodes, G. (2002). Real-world math. Westminster, CA: Teacher Created Resources.

Snowman, J., & Biehler, R. (2008). Psychology Applied to Teaching. New York: Houghton-Mifflin.

Stein, J.D. (2010). How math can save your life: (And make you rich, and help you find the one, and avert catastrophes). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
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Components of a Quality Curriculum an Annotated

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Componens of a Qualiy Curriculum

An Annoaed Bibliography

Qualiy Curriculum

The research indicaes ha a qualiy school curriculum is refleced by he curricula of is mahemaics and science componens, driven by is exbooks and eachers, and may improve if a variey of domains are included (e.g., music and he ars). Bu mah and science curricula appear useful predicors of he overall qualiy of a school curriculum. In addiion, sudens exposed o beer learning experiences a an early age will do beer laer on and a curriculum ha includes pracical and applicable maerial will also produce informed and skilled aduls.

Componens of a Qualiy Curriculum:

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Developing a Qualiy Mah Curriculum

Hook, Bishop, and Hook (2007) invesigaed a new mah curriculum on he curriculums of he six leading counries in mah performance as deermined by The Inernaional Mah & Science Sudy (TIMSS) of 1995. These op six counries had…… [Read More]

the impact of structural standards. Early Years, 29(1), 19-31.

Zhu, Y., & Fan, L. (2006). Focus on the representation of problem types in intended curriculum:

A comparison of selected mathematics textbooks from Mainland China and the United States. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 4(4), 609-626
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Inclusion of Technology in the

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Environmental classes could chronicle their observations of the weather, for example, and post the results of their class observations online. Creating attractive, scientifically literate material online is an important skill that students should learn. New equipment is also needed in the laboratories to conduct more accurate measures of experiments. This is necessary to improve student performances at local science fairs.

Funding for field trips to science museums and other on-site locations to supplement education:

Interacting with science and technology in a hands-on fashion; visiting science laboratories that use technology; and meeting with individuals who use science and technology in their vocations are all ways to get students excited about technology and its applications.

Hiring a part-time or full time teacher of technology

This professional would be officially in charge of acting as a facilitator between the math and science departments; teach elective courses in technology; and conduct laboratories and educational…… [Read More]

References

McQuinland, Larry & Louise Kennelly. (2005, November 22). New study finds. American Institute for Research. Retrieved March 19, 2010 at http://www.air.org/news/documents/Release200511math.htm
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Delimitations and Definitions Theoretical Background

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Therefore, the most different variable in the study is the change in treatment, i.e. The doubling of class time.

The following definitions are provided to ensure uniformity and understanding throughout this study. All definitions, not otherwise noted, have been developed by the researcher:

AYP -- Adequate Yearly Progress refers to the state-stipulated percentage of students by subject (math/English) by demographic (race/socio-economic strata) that must pass the HSPA. Schools that do not meet or surpass AYP are subject to sanctions. These may differ by state.

Class time -- The prescribed time during which a single class is conducted, i.e. one period. In this case, one period prior to the doubling of class time is initially equal to 42 minutes and subsequently equal to 43 minutes.

Doubling of class time -- Increasing class time from 42 minutes to 84 minutes plus the consumed passing time of 4 minutes for a total of…… [Read More]

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Lesson Plans & Literacy Components

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The quality of this lesson is consistent from the beginning to the end of the project.

Lesson Plan #3: Adding Fun Game

Aim of the Lesson:

In this lesson, the students learn to decode using a chart where certain letters have an assigned number value. The students must solve the mathematical problem by decoding the word.

Literacy Elements Incorporated:

This lesson incorporates the concept that letters have a certain value. This can be tied to phonics, as the students develop the concept that a letter has a certain sound. Students use literacy skills to decode math problems and create number sentences.

How, when why, where and for whom they were used:

This lesson is designed for 3rd graders. One of the key difficulties with this age group is that consistency with skills is varied. Some students are more proficient than others at this stage. This makes it difficult to integrate…… [Read More]

References

Bintz, W., Moore, S., Hayhurst, E., Rubin, J., & Sherry, T. (2006). Integrating Literacy, Math, and Science to Make Learning Come Alive. Middle School Journal. 37 (3), 30-37. ERIC ID EJ752859.

Literacy Matters (2007). Math. Retrieved December 16, 2007 at http://www.literacymatters.org/content/math.htm.
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Education Today it Is Very

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Exploring serves as a warm up, a review, and preparation to introduce a new concept. (Quine)

Next is the explanation. In this phase, the teacher explains the concept. As he/she explains the concept, he/she writes sample problems on the board and the students are writing and solving the problems on paper as the teacher explains and writes on the board. Once again, in this phase, the teacher is teaching towards all three different learning styles. (Quine)

Lastly, the teacher will expand the information. This is the phase where the students can work on the problem on their own. The teacher will want to include activities that involve all learning styles such as worksheets, games, and presentations.

Math teachers should always be consistent with the way they teach the materials. Math is hard for most students, so when they know what to expect from the teacher and the class, they can…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Cornerstone Curriculum. A Breakthrough in Math Understanding Website. Retrieved August 4, 2006 at  http://www.cornerstonecurriculum.com/Curriculum/MMM/MMM.htm 

Gardner, James. Learning Styles. (1995) London. P. 20.

Quine, David. Making Math Meaningful: A multi-sensory math experience. Retrieved: August 4, 2006 at
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Technology in the Diverse Classroom

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Against Student Tracking

Student tracking involves categorizing students according to their learning ability and placing them in classes based on this. Advanced students are placed together and students of lower ability are placed together. While this is common practice in schools there are several education bodies calling for its abolition. There are several reasons given for the abolition of student tracking: that it widens the gap between advantages and disadvantaged students; that it separates students by race and class; and that an inclusive classroom where every student learns from each other is better for students, socially and academically.

Firstly, student tracking is said to widen the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students. Ascher (1992) notes that there is evidence that high achievers do better in accelerated classes. While this is beneficial to the students in these accelerated classes, it actually widens the gap between them and the average student. This…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Ascher, C. (1992). Successful Detracking in Middle and Senior High Schools. New York: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education New York NY.

Haury, D.L., & Milbourne, L.A. (1999). Should Students Be Tracked in Math or Science? Columbus, OH: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science Mathematics and Environmental Education.
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New York State Education Department

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Time broken into hours, days, weeks, and months must also be mastered. This is the grade level where statistics are introduced. Students learn to "Collect data using observations, surveys, and experiments and record appropriately," and then turn those observations into appropriate visual representations of them which would allow them to make predictions (4.S.2).

The fifth grade set standards also aim to utilize previous points in order to get into more complex mathematical understandings of the world. Students must "Understand the basic language of logic in mathematical situations (and, or, not)," (5.PS.9). Within that language, fifth graders should be able to pick the best strategies and "Decode and comprehend mathematical visuals and symbols to construct meaning" (5.CM.11). This is the grade level where students must able to find the missing value which makes a particular equation true (_+3=5). Also understanding the nature of ratios and their different forms is an important…… [Read More]

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Information involving curriculum development

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Introduction

An educational institution’s curriculum comprises every experience encountered by a pupil under the institution’s direction. All academic systems’ curricula are designed based on societal needs. Thus, owing to society’s dynamic nature, curricula are dynamic as well; educational institutions normally alter their curricula every once in a while. In this paper, the process of math and English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum development will be addressed, with the following curricular development stages highlighted: determining scholastic aims and goals, determining desired pupil learning experiences, organizing and testing the designed curriculum, implementing it and curriculum evaluation. Further, it will deal with a few curriculum development models.

Within the context of modern education, a school curriculum comprises every experience encountered by a pupil under the institution’s direction. Moreover, this modern notion of a school curriculum covers course program, instructional techniques adopted for individual courses, the institution’s guidance program, and extra-curricular activities. Curricular…… [Read More]