My interest in mathematics started when I was at the senior high school. Due to this interest, I decided to continue at the university in a programme which will help me to further explore my potentials in mathematics.
In September 2001, I gained admission to the university of Cape Coast to offer a 4year bachelors degree programme in economics and mathematics. Whilst at the university, I was rated among the top 2% in mathematics for our year group and obtained A’s in all mathematics courses from the first year to the third year and A’s and some few other grades such as B and B+ in the final year. I also obtained A’s in almost all the mathematics related economics courses. I have interest in differential equations, calculus, algebra analysis, business mathematics, mathematical economics and financial mathematics. My interest was further enhanced when I was employed after my university education as a teaching assistant in mathematics at the university of Cape Coast for one year and again employed at the Methodist university College Ghana as a teaching assistant in mathematics. Whilst working as a teaching assistant, I assisted in courses such as Differential equations, Calculus, complex analysis, algebra analysis and because of my background in economics I was also made to assist in mathematical economics, business mathematics and financial mathematics.
The interest I developed in mathematics helped me to recognize the importance of mathematics in shaping national identity and in solving of our everyday' problems. It also helped me to recognize the importance of preserving nature with mathematics. This has encouraged me to develop a strong focus on how to further my education in mathematics in order to acquire a comprehensive training to enhance my ability to work independently in order to conduct independent research and analysis. I therefore have in mind to use the talent, the wonderful skills and techniques obtained in mathematics to...
...MOTIVATION IN LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
BY 1st LT ERDİNÇ KURU
AIR FORCE LANGUAGE SCHOOL
2010
Table of Contents page
What is Motivation? …………………………………………….3
Motivation Factors in Language Learning…………………........3
General Strategies of Motivating Students……………………...4
Incorporating Instructional Behaviors that Motivate Students….4
Structuring the Course to Motivate...
...Educational Psychology, Student Motivation
As teachers, it is important to understand the concept of motivation, its meaning, use and importance in a classroom setting. Countless practitioners have conducted research in this field, but what exactly is classroom research telling us about student motivation? Classroom tasks, instruction and social interactions, through research, have been shown as being central to understanding student engagement in...
...Motivation 1
Motivation in the Classroom
Theories and ideas
Lisa Pimpinella
Educational Psychology HDV284334
Instructor: Beth Reilly
March 28, 2011

From birth, babies begin exploring their environment. Starting with their first grip of a finger and continuing through each milestone, there is an inherent desire to understand the world around them. Greeno et al indicated that as children grow they are “seen as naturally motivated to learn when...
...INTRODUCTION
Motivation is the process of initiating and directing behaviour based on the persistence of effort to satisfy an individual goal or need (Petri, 1991; Robbins et al, 2000 and Robbins et al, 2001). There are two approaches to understanding motivation, each of which has theories expanding to support the nature of motivation. Content theories focuses on what motivates an individual. In contrast to process theories of...
...This essay will discuss learner motivation in relation to planning for teaching. A brief definition will be outlined along with the importance of motivation in relation to planning, teaching and learning. In order to better understand they why’s and the how’s of learner motivation and its importance, discussion will be given to intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, it will then move on to examine why each of these are important for...
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TOPIC 7: MOTIVATION AND ENGAGEMENT
EDL1250
Learning and Learners
Bachelor of Education Y41
(Yr 1 to Yr 7)
Mount Lawley
Tutorial: 11:30  1:30 (Fridays)
By Vera Andony
Student No.: 10198342
Due: 29 May 2012 Tutor: Michelle Ellis
Define the terms motivation and engagement and explain the connection. How can motivational theory inform classroom practice that supports the engagement of children in deep...
...Employees Motivation
Outline:
1. Definition
2. Importance of Motivation
3. Types of Motivation
4. Motivation Techniques
5. Advantages of Motivation
6. Disadvantages of Motivation
Definition:
Employee motivation is a reflection of the level of energy, commitment, and creativity that a company's workers bring to their jobs.
Why is employee...
...(Bhote 2001)
Motivational Methods
Dell has defined their strategy in the following excerpt from their web site. "Dell's winning culture and comprehensive diversity initiatives create a corporate environment based on a meritocracy (Expectancy), personal achievement (Needs) and equal access to all available opportunities (Equity). We focus on cultivating and promoting best practices among our global workforce in the area of policy development, training, mentoring, development,...
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