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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...Cindy Wright
March 14, 2011
University of Phoenix
Math 214 ReflectionPaper
The course, mathematics for Educators II, is the second of a two part of a course intended for elementary education students. It is a five week course and we studied the basic ideas of mathematics that could be taught in the classroom. I feel that I have learned a lot in this course in the past five weeks. The focus of part two of this class was measurement, geometry, probability and data analysis.
Data analysis and probability are the first concepts tackled in this course. I learned that probability can be determined experimentally or theoretically. Sample space, events and the Law of Large Numbers are covered as well, this lead into the Multiplication Rule for Probabilities and a short study of simulations. Other topics covered were odds, expected value and conditional probability. I learned that different types of data can be interpreted through the use of graphs, tables and charts, pictographs, line plots, stem-and-leaf plots, frequency tables, histograms, bar graphs, line graphs, pie (circle) charts, box-and-whisker- plots and scatter plots are thoroughly discussed as well as mean median and mode. The last topic of discussion in this chapter is the misuse of statistics and ways to avoid it. By the end of the first week the student should be able to apply the basic concepts of probability, use the appropriate methods to analyze data and develop...

...In this paper I will discuss why I want to become a teacher, some of my personal characteristics that will make me an effective teacher, how I will stay current in the field of education, and how I will maintain my passion about teaching. Finally, I will include my teaching philosophy.
I want to become a teacher for a few reasons, mainly to be able to shape our future by helping to teach our children. Becoming part of the learning process and actually seeing a student finally understand something could not be more rewarding. Education is priceless, a necessity, and important to the emotional growth of any child.
I feel that some of my personal characteristics that will make me an effective teacher are to teach by different learning styles, not just one and only one; to have a diverse learning environment, have good communication skills, have confidence in myself and belief in what I am teaching or passing on, be willing to admit to making mistakes (that I am only human as are my students), and to have knowledge of the materials in which I am teaching and ample planning and preparation time. The most important characteristic I feel I have is that I tend to bring out the best in people. I emphasize good qualities in others and am not afraid to point these qualities out (great rapport).
Staying current in the field of education is important. I plan to do this by taking continuing education classes, go to lectures on education and different subjects, and by...

...Reflective Paper
MTH/157
Throughout this math course, there were many different strategies that were taught. Many that I, in particular, was very unfamiliar with. As I am planning on teacher early elementary, I am hoping that I do not have to teach too many of these new strategies. Some of them were very difficult and somewhat complex, and some of them were a review from previous classes.
During this course, there were several major mathematical concepts that were taught and reviewed. In chapter 9, the topic was probability; the topics that were covered in this chapter were Theorem and Tree Diagrams/Geometry Probabilities. In chapter 10, the main topic was Data Analysis, and the topics that were discussed in this chapter were. Different ways to Displaying data such as line graphs, scatter plots, bar graphs, line graphs, or circle graphs. Then there was information on the Measures of Central Tendency and Variation. The abuse of Statistics is also mentioned in chapter ten.
Chapter 11 covered introductory Geometry as the main topic. The minor topics were Basic Notation, Polygons, Angles, and Geometry in Three Dimensions. Chapter 12 reviewed Constructions, Congruence and Similarity as the main topics. The minor topics that were reviewed in this chapter were Congruence through Constructions, other Congruence Properties, such as Angle, Side, Angle Property and Congruence of Quadrilaterals and Other Figures, Constructing a Parallel Line....

...BSC 1020 – ReflectionPaper Unit A
Unit A: Biology Today
This chapter focuses on the principles of biology. Biology is the scientific study of life. A notable contradiction to science is pseudoscience which is something that sounds scientific but is not based on complete evidence. Life encompasses a wide variety of things, but all life has a set of seven characteristics which are order, regulation, growth and development, energy processing, response to the environment, reproduction, and evolution.
Life exists in many levels ranging from the biosphere to molecules and atoms. A cell is the lowest structural level that can sustain the activities required for life. Cells exist in one of two categories: prokaryotic or eukaryotic. A prokaryotic cell is simple, small, and lacking a nucleus while a eukaryotic cell is larger and more complex, containing many membrane-enclosed organelles. Biological domains further differentiate between kinds of cells. There are three major biological domains, two of which are classified for prokaryotes and the other for eukaryotes. They are Domain Bacteria, Domain Archaea, and Domain Eukarya.
Evolution is also a major theme in biology. Evolution is the concept of life evolving over the course of time. Charles Darwin is responsible for the concept of evolution through natural selection. His idea of natural selection was about the adaptation to the environment over time by populations in order to survive....

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At the beginning of the semester, I was not looking forward to this course the most. This is because I knew there will be group discussion with my classmates whom I am not familiar with. In addition, I need to give a speech in front of my classmates which made me worried and nervous since those are my weakness.
However, after attending the lectures and tutorials for a few weeks, I started to gain interest in this course as I learnt a lot of new things. For example, I am now more capable and confident when it comes to writing a proper academic report, drafting appropriate business replies or even analyze a blog. With these knowledge, I know that I will be doing much better in my future. Despite having to worry about being appointed by my tutor to answer questions, I had funs there. My classmates and I shared, communicated and learnt there!
There was once when my group and I were tasked to analyze a piece of academic writing. I was glad because I found the skills taught during lessons highly applicable and useful. For example fallacies including red herring, hasty generalization, post hoc etc. Besides that, we were able to learn how to communicate with each other during discussions. I was delighted by my group mates as we were able to establish good rapport. Now, my group mates are good friends to me as well.
Another obvious change in myself is I...

...Reflective Paper - Math 213
Math 213 is a class packed full of information valuable to the development of a professional math teacher. There were several major mathematical concepts addressed in the class ranging from problem solving, numeration systems and sets, whole numbers and their operations, to algebraic thinking, integers and number theory, rational numbers as fractions, decimals and real numbers, and proportional reasoning, percents, and applications. This class enhanced my understanding of math in general, as well as enabled me to explore strategies on how to best present mathematical concepts in an elementary classroom setting.
Since children learn differently than adults do, and do not have prior knowledge to draw meaning from, an important characteristic of a professional math teacher is to have the ability to create a classroom environment where students are encouraged to take risks and explore problems while learning problem solving strategies. According to the class textbook, A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, “If problems are approached in only one way, a mind-set may be formed.” (Billstein, R., Libeskind, S., & Lott, J., 2010) Teachers need to give students a tool box of strategies, such as, look for a pattern, examine a related problem, identify a subgoal, make a diagram, or work backwards.
While developing...

...weight, the angle between the horizontal and the incline is called angle of repose 𝜽, as shown in Figure 3. In the previous experiment, if we are measuring along the y-axis, the formula will be
ΣFy=0, f=Wcosθand if we are measuring along the x-axis, the formula will be
ΣFx=0, f=Wsinθ.
The coefficient of friction is equal to the tangent of the angle of repose.
µ=fN=WsinθWcosθ, µ=tanθ(Equation 3)
In this experiment, we should be able to determine the coefficient of friction (µ) between contact surfaces as one body moves with uniform motion and establish the relationship between the angle of repose (𝜽) and µ. The rules of this experiment are to keep clean the surfaces of the wooden block and plane by wiping them with a piece of scratch paper or tissue to remove dust and other particles and to make sure not to touch the surfaces that you will use in this experiment to avoid contamination. The materials for this experiment as shown in Figure 4 are string, meter stick, pan, wooden block, platform balance, -5753105545455Figure 4. Materials
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2750185165036500-575310165036500inclined plane with pulley and weights.
The first part of the experiment is “Determination of the Coefficient of Friction” as shown in Figure 5. The first procedure is to position the wooden plane horizontally then measure the weights of the block and pan using the platform balance. Next is to tie one end of the string to the block’s hook and the other end to the pan...

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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 be communicated to the offeree before it is being accepted. In addition, the acceptance has to be unqualified, unconditional and made by a positive act. In the case of Beauty and Stylish, a positive act refers to the signing of the contract. All terms of the offer must be accepted without any changes and cannot be subjected to any condition, taking effect only upon fulfillment of that condition. When Beauty and Stylish enter into the agreement, they must intend to bind and bound legally to each other by their agreement. This is the intention to create legal relations between two parties. In the meanwhile, this contract must possess consideration. A contract must therefore be a two-sided affair, with each side providing or promising to provide something of value in exchange for what the other is to provide.
Every contract, whether oral or written, contain terms. The terms of a contract set out the rights and duties of the parties. Terms are the promises and undertakings given by each...