In order for this to happen, teachers must find ways to keep the students interest and help them to have a deeper understanding of math. Using a hands-on approach, such as manipulatives, is one way to build a stable mathematical foundation. Using manipulatives to instruct daily math lessons insures that students understanding of concrete mathematics will increase. Math manipulatives “refers to any hands-on object that the students can physically move in order to discover the solution to a problem” (Rust, 1999, p. 2). According to Rust (1999) the use of manipulatives is not a new idea.
It can be tricky to write a lesson plan that supports differentiated learning. It is very important that lessons are differentiated to allow for all students to understand and enjoy learning about new concepts. Science is a great area of the curriculum to explore the idea of differentiated instruction strategies. Below, you will find an example of a multi-lesson plan for science. An Example In this lesson plan I will use a number of differentiating strategies such as Blooms taxonomy, Multiple Intelligences and the 5 E’s, which is a scientific method to explore scientific concepts.
Mathematics as an Important Basis of a Proficient Individual Mathematics as an Important Basis of a Proficient Individual Abstract This review of literature will examine the importance of mathematics. Not only will it examine how mathematics areas involved in our day to day lives, but also why mathematics should be held onto as a skill and educational pinnacle. Flick and Kuchey (2010) suggest that mathematics should be a vital part of education because it not only hones a skill but develops a more proficient and capable adult. They have eight proficiencies that through the learning and understanding of mathematics can create. They are; “Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them., Reason abstractly and quantitatively., Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others., Model with mathematics., Use appropriate tools strategically., Attend to precision., Look for and make use of structure., and finally Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.” This review will focus on how mathematical education can help someone to simply perform and adapt in the world around them.
“They are tools that allow teachers to gather information about what students can actually do with what they are learning – science experiments that students design, carry out, analyze, and write up; computer programs that students create and test out; research inquiries that they pursue, seeking and assembling evidence about a question, and presenting in written and oral form” (Wood.”Performance Assessments to Replace Standardized Tests”) The system of Performance Assessments would allow teachers to evaluate a students progress over time and not just on one timed test, giving students many chances to prove their competence. Also, these assessments would allow students to be graded on more than just math and reading .Many students excel in areas such as music and art that aren’t tested over by the T.A.K.S test, this system of reports would allow students to gain credit for all of the areas that they excel in. Allowing children especially at the high school level, the freedom to learn more about what they enjoy would also keep them interested in school. If students were more interested in school than they would be more inclined to stay enrolled thus raising the percentage of high school graduates. The system of academic reports would not only potentially raise the SAT scores in Texas but also the amount of high school graduates.
1. Name and describe the components of high-quality mathematics instruction. High-quality mathematics instruction involves the combined implementation of: * A standards-based curriculum–the content and skills believed to be important for students to learn * Evidence-based instructional strategies–strategies proven through research to be effective for teaching students mathematical skills and concepts 2. Describe the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Be sure to include their purpose as well as their strengths.
In addition to these components, many others make it possible for the basic components of a computer to work together efficiently. 2 :: Certificate in Computer Science 1.2 Objectives After going through this lesson, you will be in a position to: identify the basic components of a computer and their working explain the importance of various units of a computer learn how these units work together to accomplish a given job 1.3 Functions and Components of a Computer To function properly, the computer needs both hardware and software. Hardware consists of the mechanical and electronic devices, which we can see and touch. The software consists of programs, the operating system and the data that reside in the memory and storage devices. A computer does mainly the
I want to congratulate you on being selected as a lab assistant. Your position as a lab researcher assistant will present opportunities for growth and development as well as numerous challenges. As a lab we have learned that students have diverse learning needs that require a range of strategies to engage them in the process of learning and exploration and we are here to help you. Learning can take place in traditional lab meetings, one on one, and web-based workshops and through videotapes/YouTube, electronic references, and so on. You will be assisting the lab manager in 2 new projects.
using Data Tables, Charts, Graphs, Diagrams, Sketches, Sentences, etc. for the lab. • BE SURE TO LABEL all information and UNITS of measurement. • If there is a Calculations and Data sheet provided with the lab, also write: “Refer to Calculations and Data Sheet” in your lab report. Then, complete the “Calculations and Data Sheet” and attach this AFTER the previous information on your lab report.
Two modifications have been made to accommodate diverse learners in each of the following areas: content, instructional strategies, the end product, and the environment. Differentiating Content The first modification to differentiate learning content is to have the articles available in a variety of media: an audio presentation, and a power point presentation in order to conveying key concepts to varied learners. Participants would be required to read, watch and/ or listen to the articles that a presented for demonstration. A few simple white board examples using a power point presentation of text and text-dependent questions will be presented during the class with the use of class participation to work through some real world examples. Teachers will develop text dependent questions to guide the students through the text in a small group setting.
Evaluate a range of ways to embed elements of Functional Skills in your specialist area My role as a teacher is to pass my knowledge and experience of the Moving and Handling matter onto the learners that are attending the course that I am teaching. There are some specific areas in this subject that would necessitate the learners to have some functional skills. Functional skills include Mathematics/Numeracy; English/Literacy and Communication Technology (ICT) (Petty G, 2009:470).Elements of these core subjects are incorporated to improve existing skills / knowledge of the learners and enables them to gain greater confidence when faced with issues which may need basic knowledge of numeracy, literacy or ICT skills outside of the teaching environment. These skills could also be taught separately and it works quite well, however it rarely provides sufficient practice. The best way to teach skills is to habitually embed them into ordinary teaching practice.