Perseverance and having a vision are two qualities that a person should have to be great at the things they do. And two characteristics I possess and value dearly. They've help me, and still do help me, to be very proficient and have a love for mathematics and computer literacy.
I currently substitute teach in N.Y.C. as I have done ever since 1996. Even though I am currently substitute teaching in N.Y.C., I received my Master's Degree in Education. I'm certified as a teacher in the State of N.Y. I'm also pursuing a certificate in Comptia A+ (A Computer Hardware credentials). Comptia stands for The Computing Technology Industry Association.
Mathematics is a gradient subject. Gradient is a relative change of increase or decrease of a variable value. For example a Pre-Kindergarten student may learn to count to numbers from 1-10. Then by 1st grade they are adding, subtracting, multiplying numbers, and other forms of arithmetic(which is the oldest and most elementary form of mathematics). Then when they jump to the 5th grade they will be adding fractions with like and unlike denominators. As they go up in grade levels, the subjects get more challenging.
In middle school there is Algebra 1 where solving a basic equation is the focus. Then in Geometry finding areas, and circumference(distance around a circle) perimeters(path around a polygon). In High School Algebra 2 focus on systems of equations, which can be solved by substitution, elimination, matrices, or graphing. Polynomials, and quadratics are two of the various topics covered in Algebra 2. There is Basic Trigonometry(the word means triangle measure it deals with the measures of sides and angles of a triangle). In Middle School usually only right triangles are discussed. Here "Soh-Cah-Toa" is used. Which is the Mnemonic Device to remember the three Basic Trigonometric Functions. Which are Sine(Opposite/Hypotenuse), Cosine(Adjacent/Hypotenuse), and Tangent(Opposite/Adjacent.
In High School Oblique Triangles, which are triangles having no right triangles or no angle equals 90 degrees is discussed. Knowing the Law of Sines and Cosines will be imperative in your studies.
I believe strongly what the founder of Calculus quoted, Sir Isaac Newton, "If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent."
Cause patient attention and being alert is critical in studying something so technical as mathematics. Just keep working and don't ever give up.
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Algebra 1
Algebra 1 is a branch of Algebra that continues with the basics learned in Pre-Algebra. The figures and problems in Algebra are regular, which is what Algebra 1 deals with. For example linear or lines are studied in this branch. So when we are talking about linear equations, we are talking about an algebraic equation where the terms are a constant or a product of a constant and a variable. So y=2x-12 is a linear equation. Another hint why this is linear is because the degree(exponent of the term...
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Algebra 2
I have been teaching math for over a decade and a half. Since math is in great demand, I have been been fortunate to being offered to teach this subject. I have a great desire and zeal to want to do many Algebra 2 problems.
Since this advanced math can be overwhelming for some students, I have lots of patience with them because math is my love and favorite subject, but this is not the case for everyone. All people are different.
I always encourage the students by continuing...
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Prealgebra
Pre-algebra is a vital tool that is a stepping stone to algebra. Pre means before and Algebra is the subject which represents letters as numbers. Since having a knowledge of algebra can make your life easier, it is very important to get down the basics of pre-algebra. In kindergarten all the way to about the 5th grade, arithmetic will be covered. Then around the 6th grade to about the 8th grade pre-algebra will be the main study in math.
Why this is important especially in the real...
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Elementary (K-6th)
As an educator I have had many experiences teaching elementary students. Since I have been teaching for over 15 years, my experiences have been ones of challenges and hurdles to get over, but satisfaction and self-rewarding, has always been the end result. I do have a passion to teach students, so they have the opportunity to be productive and responsible adults in the real world.
The immaterial trait of honor, patience, mixed with belief in the student is necessary to teach anybody...
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General Computer
Computer Literacy is a vital tool in our every changing society today. Back in the mid 80's when the Atari
Consoles, Commodore 64 (8 bit computer), the Pac-man video game, the Centipede video game and other products created around that time, where among the best in the computer and gaming industry but today since the RAM(Random Access Memory which is temporary memory). The permanent Memory which is your ROM(Read Only Memory). This is your storage for your Operating System, games, music, photos,...
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