Pedram Ghodrati
Math
Why do we have to learn algebra? Math is an academic subject which many students struggle to master. I remember when I was in high school, I always had a hard time understanding math. In senior year I almost dropped out of school because of the difficulty of high levels of math classes. I just read an article called, “Is Algebra Necessary?” by Andrew Hacker, an American political scientist and public intellectual. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Queens College in New York. He argues that algebra is not necessary, and it shouldn’t be a requirement for college students. Many people and writers are agreeing with him and many are not, but who is right? I believe that requiring algebra for college graduation is causing more dropouts, and making more people not to be able to show themselves in school and in the fields that they are good at, but if we can’t eliminate algebra, at least we should train our teachers better. One of the most important disadvantages that requiring algebra has is that, many students drop out of school. “The City University of New York, where I have taught since 1971, found that 57 percent of its students didn’t pass its mandated algebra course” (Hacker). If more than half of these students don’t pass algebra, this becomes a serious problem and proves that not everyone is the same, and therefore, not everyone should be expected to excel in the same subjects at the same level. Shirley Bagwell a longtime Tennessee teacher, verifies that “To expect all students to master algebra will cause more students to drop out” (Hacker). Student dropouts can have other reasons too, but at least we know that a big number of them leave because of algebra. Daniel Willingham, a cognitive scientist, and professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, complains that “Yes, a low grade in math predicts dropping out, but no more so than a low grade in English.” I believe that this problem...

...Santoro, A. (2004). “Manipulatives: A Hands-On Approach to Math.” Principal, 84 (2), (28-28).
This article speaks about the importance and significance of the use of manipulatives in the classroom, specifically in the subject of math. Manipulatives have proven to be valuable when used in a math class and are even more valuable to the children when they are young, and are learning new math concepts. Students are able to physically...

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ANALYSIS
Physics has a lot of topics to cover. In the previous experiments, we discussed Forces, Kinematics, and Motions. In this experiment, the focus is all about Friction. Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and material elements sliding against each other. There are several types of friction like fluid friction which describes the friction between layers of a viscous fluid that are moving relative to each other; dry friction which...

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The case between Beauty and Stylish involves concept of a valid contract, pre-contractual statements, express term and misrepresentation.
A valid contract is established between Beauty and Stylish when an offer is accepted and there is intention for both parties to create legal relations. An offer refers to the expression of willingness of the offerer to be contractually bound by an agreement if his or her offer is properly accepted. It has to be clear and certain in terms. It must also...

...Chapter 11
Four Decades of the Defence of
Australia: Reflections on Australian
Defence Policy over the Past 40 Years
Hugh White
The serious academic study of Australian defence policy can be said to have
begun with the publication of a book by the SDSC’s founder, Tom Millar, in
1965. The dust jacket of that book, Australia’s Defence, posed the following
question: ‘Can Australia Defend Itself?’ Millar thus placed the defence of Australia
at the centre of his (and the SDSC’s) work...

...Nicolas, Fatima May D.
2014 45876
My Math Experience
When I was younger math was my favorite subject, it was something that I felt very confident
with. Unlike english, history, and literature, where I had to exert extra effort, math was the only
subject that really came naturally to me. I remember when I was a kid my dad would test me on ...

...• What were the most revolutionary social and economic developments of the last quarter of the nineteenth century?
• How did different groups of Americans respond to those changes and how effective were their responses?
• What role did government play in these developments?
In the late 1900s some of the most social and economic developments were railroads, steel oil, the type writer cash register, light bulb and agriculture. The development of the railroad made it easier for immigrant to...

...Yr 10
Mathematics
Assignment
LCR Maths
By Adonis Chigeza
Understanding and Fluency Tasks
Task A
1. y = 1.2𝑥 + 2.57
2. Interpolation: y = -3.43
Extrapolation: y = -8.23
Task B
a) The equation for the path of the ball is h = -0.1t^2 + 0.9t + 1 (h = height, t = time)
b) The vertical height of the ball after 2. seconds2.664m
c) The maximum height reached by the ball is 3.025m
d) The time of with the ball is at maximum height of 3.025 is 4.5 seconds
e) The total...

...what is 1+1 and your answer, or course, is going to be 2. But what if God responded to that elementary question with the answer of 3? Would you question it? Or would you take His answer as-is because He is all knowing? I am going to explore through math whether or not we, as Christians, it is wrong to question God.
A bible verse that immediately comes to mind on the subject of the impossible is when Jesus feeds the five thousand.
13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he...