Today, I worked with a sixth grader on grammar and mathematics. We integrated technology by going the two websites. One website we visited was to enter verbs and get the past, present, future, and perfect tenses of the verb. Other websites we visited were internet4classrooms.com (math, language arts and social studies) and funbrain.com (strictly math); in this case we practiced place value for 6th grade math based on the Georgia Performance Standards. My student and her mother were both impressed and excited about it. Integrating technology with core subjects is a fun and exciting way to learn. Try it!!!
After working on the Arithmetic section of the ASVAB for 2 hours with a student of mine yesterday, he felt very confident in what he had learned, and asked me if there was a anything online that he could refer to to help him with what we went over. I directed him to a certain website and showed him how he could use interactive math activities on the very subjects we were studying. When he began to answer the math questions on the subject we had just gone over, all of his answers were correct and he just kept saying, "This is EASY!, This is EASY!, This is Easy!" I love seeing the lights come on and their confidence built-up during a student's learning process.
I recently tutored a young man who was a special education student all his life. He is now 20 yrs. old and has a great interest in Web Design. He did not know how to code in HTML, but had been struggling to set an animation graphic as his background with out distorting the picture or having white space around the picture. I tutored him in HTML for two hours and in our last 10 minutes I was able to show him how to set his animation graphic as his background without any whitespace showing around the graphic. He was ecstatic because he told me that he had been trying to accomplish that goal for two to three months. Never give up! With a little tutoring, you may be able to accomplish your goals, too.
Why not? 1. Because in math, there are only 4 things you will ever do: Add, Subtract, Multiply, and/or Divide. 2. Learn math vocabulary (or terminology). Once you learn math terminology you will solve many of your math problems, i.e., if you were asked, "What is the 'PRODUCT' of 4 and 3?" Well, if you already know how to multiply and you have learned that the term "PRODUCT" is associated with multiplication and is simply the result of multiplying 4 and 3, then you would understand that the "PRODUCT" of 4 and 3 is 12. Simple, right? 3. Learn the ORDER of OPERATIONS (sometimes called operator precedence) in Algebra. The ORDER of OPERATIONS is a rule used to clarify unambiguously which procedures should be performed first in a given mathematical expression. By learning the ORDER of OPERATIONS, you will be able to solve some math problems that has numerous operations within the same problem. For example, in mathematics multiplication... read more