Algebra Tile Lesson Reflection
Although my students are in RSP, most have significant learning disabilities. Due to their special needs, the students have a difficult time performing above the ‘Far Below Basic’ level in most subjects, especially in Math. However, with the given opportunity to teach a math concept, I embraced it and learned from every aspect of the experience. During previous lessons, the students had learned about positive and negative integers. Using concrete and realistic situations, the students were able to understand the concept and were now ready to learn about adding and subtracting integers using algebra tiles. This would eventually allow the students to be able to solve simple equations, with and without the algebra tiles. However, the students were able to learn how to add integers conceptually while using the tiles first. This becomes even more important when the students will be learning more complicated and multiple step equations, as their basic understanding of integers will be built upon with using manipulatives.

The concept of adding and subtracting integers can be very difficult to grasp. The use of integer tiles provide a way for students to manipulate and utilize tangible objects that help them understand the potentially confusing procedure of adding and subtracting integers. Before using the tiles however, the students had to understand that the white tiles represented positive numbers, and the red tiles represented negative numbers. Then they were taught how to make pairs using one white and one red tile, which was accomplished during warm-up. Once the students were comfortable making pairs, problems were introduced. The students paired up the tiles and were able to distinguish between the matched up pairs and the remaining ones, therefore determining positive and negative answers. However, with the goals of teaching the addition of negative numbers, it was noticed that the students were not...

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Spelling Lesson
My lessonreflection
My lesson was based upon the spelling words for the week. I enlarged the letters of each word i.e: make.
These letters were distributed between the students, I would call out a word and the students were to utilise cooperative learning to create the answer. The students with the corresponding letters stood up, they said each letter and then the word, from here the entire class would day and spell the word. Students worked well during the cooperative learning task, sharing and discussing which letters and students needed to be used. This continued with the words; little, made, look, just. From here students completed a spelling word sheet which complemented the spelling words (See Below). This worksheet provided me with the confirmation of the students understanding and improvement of their spelling words. While completing the worksheet students interacted with each other to determine tricky tasks. Following the worksheet the class played the game BUZZ, this provided the students with the competition to show me and other students how much they know. The game reinforced the activity and the worksheet and provided a clear evaluation of the overall lesson.
Ultimately I feel that the lesson was a great success, I was able to portray my learning techniques and lesson ideas in a fun and...

...Reflection of Micro lesson
I presented my first micro-teaching lesson and lesson plan for 1.5 hours to my peer groups and delivered 20-25 minutes. My chosen topic was diabetes I chose this because I felt diabetes is common and most students will have some knowledge of diabetes.
I felt nervous at the beginning of lesson, I was having difficulties with technical problems, I felt that this made me loose concentration, and this will be a learning curb for next time. As I carried on presenting my lesson, this made feel comfortable I felt the lesson was going as planned. I felt I pitched the lesson well to students, who had basic knowledge of diabetes.
Learning is a change in the ‘brain’ where knowledge is added, adjusted or replaced by developing new skill or understanding a new perception. Learning can be done intentionally by reading, or experimenting and incidentally through personal experiences. In order to help learners understand within a classroom psychologists have found different models of learning. Learning has been divided in to three domains, psychomotor, Cognitive and affective. Each domain has levels and the lower levels need to be mastered in order to progress higher.
In the lesson plans I have used all levels of the cognitive domain to set the objectives by using phrase like, identify, understand, recognise. The objectives...

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SPE 480
Self-Reflection and Learning Agenda Paper
BACKGROUND: Describe your professional Identity:
I am a dedicated person to the game of many sports and teaching. I have taught several different sports and also have been well trained in a classroom setting. Working with children of all ages, I have 8 years of coaching football, 4 years of basketball, 12 years of softball with private lessons as well and 3 years’ experience working with special needs students in a classroom. I have a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and graduated with honors in that field. I also obtained a teaching credential in Kinesiology but wanted to pursue more in special; education. I believe that education is the way to get somewhere in life, that is why I am continuing my education and getting my Master’s Degree. I like the feeling of teaching and knowing that the students will feel good about them self and have the confidence to approach anything in life due to the positive influence that I have taught them.
What about the field of special education interests you?
For me, it’s the love the students have towards you and the challenges you are faced with. Working with these types of students is very challenging, but I enjoy that. They are very much the underdog as far as systems go and as far as outcomes after school are concerned. So, to get in there and work with a group like this is progress that a person can make, or progress you can see a student make...

...Algebra is a way of working with numbers and signs to answer a mathematical problem (a question using numbers)
As a single word, "algebra" can mean[1]:
* Use of letters and symbols to represent values and their relations, especially for solving equations. This is also called "Elementary algebra". Historically, this was the meaning in pure mathematics too, like seen in "fundamental theorem of algebra", but not now.
* In modern pure mathematics,
* a major branch of mathematics which studies relations and operations. It's sometimes called abstract algebra, or "modern algebra" to distinguish it from elementary algebra.
* a mathematical structure as a "linear" ring, is also called "algebra," or sometimes "algebra over a field", to distinguish it from its generalizations.
A variable is a letter or symbol that takes place of a number in Algebra. Common symbols used are a, x, y, θ, and λ. The letters x and y are commonly used, but remember that any other symbols would work just as well.
Variables are used in algebra as placeholders for unknown numbers. If you see "3 + x", don't panic! All this means is that we are adding a number who's value we don't yet know.
Term: A term is a number or a variable or the product of a number and a variable(s).
An expression is two or more terms, with operations...

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Mrs. Babich
Algebra Period 4
April 1, 2014
Extra Credit Project
12. When you flip a light switch, the light seems to come on almost immediately, giving the impression that the electrons in the wiring move very rapidly.
Part A: In reality, the individual electrons in a wire move very slowly through wires. A typical speed for an electron in a battery circuit is 5.0x10 to the -4th meters per second. How long does it take an electron moving at that speed to travel a wire 1.0 centimeter, or 1.0x10 to the -2nd?
Part B: Electrons move quickly through wires, but electric energy does. It moves at almost the speed of light, 3.0x10 to the 8th meters per second. How long would it take to travel 1.0 centimeters at the speed of light?
Part C: Electrons in an ordinary flashlight can travel a total distance of only several centimeters .suppose the distance an electron can travel in a flashlight circuit is 15 centimeters, or 1.5x10 to the -1st meter. The circumference of the earth is about 4.0x10 to the 7th meters. How many trips around the earth could a pulse of electric energy make at the speed of light in the same time an electron could travel through 15 centimeters of a battery circuit in 5.0x10 to the -4th meters per second?
For part A, the first step is to put (5.0) to the 10th to the -4th. The numerator would be (0.00050) if someone were trying to put 5.0x10 to the -4th in the form it’s supposed to be in. For the second scientific...

...paraeducator, to go to the office to obtain a student's cumulative record folder.
Paraeducators, as employees of the school, may have access to confidential information about students and may have access to the student's cumulative folder. In Nebraska, school employees are required to have participated in training on confidentiality issues and follow proper procedures. You would become responsible for seeing that the information remained confidential.
The teacher asks you to help a student with their social studies assignment. After looking at the lesson you are not sure that you know enough about the subject to help the student.
Part of your job be include learning what the student's need to learn. The special education teacher may also be doing this if they are assisting a student in a content area class. You should feel free to ask the teacher for resources and assistance prior to when you need to work with the lesson.
You are attending a church social. One of the prominent members is sitting at your table. You hear them say: "I don't think that they should be wasting all that money on programs for those handicapped children, they won't amount to anything anyway. My child is in the gifted program and there is never enough money".
You should consider yourself a representative of the school and an advocate for students with disabilities. Let them know why you think the special education program is valuable. Do not discuss...

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Algebra
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Algebraist" redirects here. For the novel by Iain M. Banks, see The Algebraist.
For beginner's introduction to algebra, see Wikibooks: Algebra.
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The quadratic formula expresses the solution of the degree two equation ax^2 + bx +c=0 in terms of its coefficients a, b, c.
Algebra (from Arabic al-jebr meaning "reunion of broken parts"[1]) is one of the broad parts of mathematics, together with number theory, geometry and analysis. As such, it includes everything from elementary equation solving to the study of abstractions such as groups, rings, and fields. The more basic parts of algebra are called elementary algebra, the more abstract parts are called abstract algebra or modern algebra. Elementary algebra is essential for any study of mathematics, science, or engineering, as well as such applications as medicine and economics. Abstract algebra is a major area in advanced mathematics, studied primarily by professional mathematicians. Much early work in algebra, as the origin of its name suggests, was done in the Near East, by such mathematicians as Omar Khayyam (1050-1123).
Elementary algebra differs from arithmetic in the use of abstractions, such as using letters to stand for numbers that are either unknown or allowed to take on...