We read the article, “We Should Cherish Our Children’s Freedom to Think” last week. The author Kie Ho uses his own experiences about his son’s thought and many examples to prove his point. He thinks that public education certainly is not perfect in America, but it is a great deal better than any other country. Children should be more liberal thinking, writing and imagining, rather than comply with the rules or follow the prescribed order of their parents and the execution of what adults say. Children’s creativity brings inspiration to adults, improves the act of education and makes the change to the world.
Growing up, math teachers always seemed surprised when I showed competence manipulating objects and shapes. Teachers even went so far as to tell me usually boys have better spatial sense. Reading the authors’ acknowledgement of the fact people are not simply born with or without spatial sense was very interesting to me; this statement made me wonder how I can foster this skill in my own students. Similar to number sense (defined and discussed in chapter two of this same text), having spatial sense is crucial to understanding geometry. Knowing that mathematics in general helps to formalize the ability to be able to grasp, visualize and represent the space in which we live, it stands to reason that learners who are able to display an understanding of spatial sense have a better understanding of the fact that
However, I disagree with a characteristic which says that they like more art than music which is not me at all I hate art. While doing research I have found out some tips that I didn’t know could be helpful while studying like closing your eyes and trying to visualise the information, when using flashcards that you limit the amount of information on them, so you don’t overload them with facts, another one that I learnt was that when you hear a new word you can try visualising the spelling of the word. Task 2a: I feel like I learnt my maths GCSE successfully for many reasons. I really enjoyed the lessons and the way they were taught, because I am a visual learner just sitting in front of the board and doing examples and questions helped me a lot getting me through this GCSE. Also I managed to complete all the tasks in the given time limit that we got given.
Furthermore, when Malcolm would read, he skipped over the words he didn't understand. This made it very hard to understand most of the materials that he read. Bimbi, another inmate, who seemed to captivate his audience with the spoken word, impressed him. Malcolm needed to learn what words meant and how to write and, then, he was waking up to a new world. Malcolm X had few choices but a significant desire to command the written word.
Not necessarily facts and lies and deceits and all things pertaining to math. I love math when I understand it, and when someone is in front of me teaching it to me. But reading it in a 124 page book is not necessarily ideal for someone that learns from doing herself, not reading. BUT, I will say I did not hate the book. I may have even enjoyed some of it.
Are our children too innocent to know about the world? He uses ironic humor and satire to discuss a very controversial topic. Should we shelter our children from the world? At what cost should we protect their innocence? Collins uses his poem “The History Teacher” to show us a world where we lie to our children to protect their childlike nature.
First the author shows the theme by integrating character’s actions throughout the story. Before Charlie becomes intelligent he wrote, “I want to be smart.” (Pg. 221) I think this quote confirms the theme because since he wasn’t smart he could have separated himself from smart people. As Charlie was reading a book called Robinson Crusoe he wrote, “I feel sorry because he’s all alone and has no friends.” (Pg. 229) I believe this quote reveals the moral because as he reads this book he find out Crusoe is all alone and isolated and even though Charlie doesn’t realize it yet he himself is isolated and lonely as well.
However, if an Asian student is not so good in math, he could be pressured by society and his family to try to fulfill the stereotype. Instead of taking a math course that suits his abilities in math, he thinks it is best to take a higher math level that he may struggle in and challenges his knowledge. Not only could it affect their grade, but stereotypes like these may affect the way they feel about not being like the rest of ‘their people’. Those being stereotyped may feel they are not good enough to reach the standard put on their race. Although being good at math may be looked at as something to be proud of, those who are not able to meet the expectation could feel a little discouraged.
(AOW, 209) As Epictetus says in his Manual, everything has a price and the price of happiness is personal detachment from the outside world. (AOW, 210) Self-discipline in Stoicism must always be in active pursuit and seeking anything other than self-discipline would cause “avoidable unhappiness.” Stoics believed that unhappiness stemmed from one’s own negative attitude and confusion in thought of what was under one’s control or not as well as excessively desiring material goods. They also believed that one’s attitude determined one’s happiness and that one’s own attitude is self-caused. Stoicism states that in order to have great character, one must go through great struggles. (AOW, 211) Stoics believed that one’s life was fated but free will remains and to control our attitudes, one must choose appropriate actions aligned with our fate.
His character is strong, devoted and passionate, and idealistic. He was able to help his students succeed and pass the advance placement test for calculus something that no other teacher could do. The conflict of the film is that Mr. Escalante wants the students to succeed in life. No one really bothered teaching the students math because they wouldn’t take teachers seriously until Mr. Escalante came and never gave up on them. He changed his computer job and changed to being a math teacher to help the students.