Personal Statement of Teaching and Learning Mathematics

About my background, I graduated from XXXX in 2011, majored in Mathematics and Economics. Last year when I was finding teaching jobs, I was frequently asked the same question – Why do you choose this program rather than a traditional Mathematics degree program? My answer is rather simple – I choose this program because I want to know how Mathematics can be applied in other disciplines, such as social science like Economics. During my three years of university study, I was amazed by the importance of Mathematics in social science. Economics models, social statistical research, national accounting, developmental analysis are all related to different streams of Mathematics. They are so beautiful and elegant, and often a mathematical equation can explain our world better than thousands of words.

Back to my secondary school life, I was a typical science student, taking Physics, Chemistry and Pure Mathematics. My school has not provided the subject ‘Applied Mathematics’ in A-Level, but I was really interested in learning how Mathematics can be ‘applied’ in our world. So I bought an Applied Mathematics textbook from a book store and it was about Probability and Statistics. I was hooked by the interesting probability problems and statistical distributions. Therefore I decided to take AL Applied Mathematics as an extra subject. I enjoyed the subject so much that I even considered doing the Applied Mathematics problems as leisure, and I would revise the subject whenever I feel bored with preparing other subjects.

On the other hand, I have considerably less interest in Pure Mathematics. While I still admire the use of differentiation and integration in different situations, I was annoyed by some of the abstract topics like ‘Complex Numbers’. Those abstract concepts like complex roots are very difficult to grasp and have seemingly no use in human world. I wondered why mathematicians invented imaginary numbers,...

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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...

...A better understanding of other people contributes to the development of moral values. We shall be both kinder and fairer in our treatment of others, if we understand them better. Understanding ourselves and understanding others are connected, since as human beings, we all have things in common.
Adapted from Anne Sheppard, “Aesthetics: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art”
Do we need other people in order to understand ourselves? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your...

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Case Protocol:
COMPARISON OF THE POSTOPERATIVE ANALGESIC EFFECTS OF INTRATHECAL MORPHINE AND TRAMADOL IN PATIENTS AGED 18-50 YEARS OLD AFTER LOWER ABDOMINAL SURGERY AT DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, A RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY
Submitted to the Department of Anesthesiology De La Salle University Medical Center
In Partial Fulfillment of the...

...Maths" and "Math" redirect here. For other uses see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation).
Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens.[1]Mathematics is the abstract study of quantity (numbers),[2] structure,[3] space,[2] change,[4][5] and any topic which has quantities and therefore can be studied quantitatively.[6] It has no generally accepted definition.[7][8]...

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I was the joke that should never have signed up.
My junior year of high school, according to several of my trust worthy teachers, should be rigorous and competitive if I ever wanted a chance to get into college. Naturally, being a gullible fool, I signed up for two AP classes, an honor class, and a sport. As a sport I chose wrestling, it was very time consuming but I knew I could manage. I felt pretty confident about AP biology and Algebra 2 honors since they were...

...Archimedes was among the greatest mathematicians of antiquity.
Mathematicians usually cover a breadth of topics within mathematics in their undergraduate education, and then proceed to specialize in topics of their own choice at the graduate-level. In some universities, a qualifying exam serves to test both the breadth and depth of a student's understanding of mathematics; the students who pass are permitted to work on a doctoral dissertation.
A mathematician is a person with an...

...never Forgot this phrase he used to say in my Life . In my life I have given myself certain goals, some relating to my personal life and some to my life in the business world, which I will do my best to complete. One such goal is to manage people effectively and efficiently. I believe that in any line of work, the key to a business is how well that business is managed from a personal development perspective. To treasure, above all else, the opportunities that come...