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Reflection Paper

Peggy Clayton

University of Phoenix

MTH/214

Shannon Manke

January 18, 2010

Running Head: Reflection Paper

Math has been around for quiet a long time. We all see math in a different way some can grasp it and some cannot. Learning math concept is very frustrating some will master it and some want. I have struggle with math myself. In fact, every time the word math was said throughout my school years and I hated it. Now throughout this course, I realize that I need a great amount of math skills before I can even consider teaching math skills. Math is a difficult concept to teach. So how can I teach math, if I do not understand it myself? This is a question I must ask myself and hopefully one day not questions my math skills.

In math 214 there were endless amount of math concepts learned throughout this course. Probability and Data Analysis apply basic concept of probability. And use appropriate statistical method to analyze data. Billstein, Libeskind, and Lott (2007) we also were introduce to Geometry which we analyze the characteristics and properties of two – and three –dimensional geometric shapes. We also argue mathematics geometric relationships as well as visualize. Billstein, Libeskind, and Lott. (2007) another math concept that was discussed during class was application of Measurement which applies appropriate techniques, tool, as well as formulas to determine measurement. As we went on through the course this were some of the things that were farther discussed in this course 3-d shape and what was associated with the shapes. perimeter, volume, surface area, and number of vertices, as well as faces, and edges. To sum this all up, this were a very interesting class I always heard that geometry was hard. But, I really learned a whole lot from this class as well as how to teach it all to my student’s present and future classes as educator.

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