My kids are afraid of math. At an underfunded school, they often think they've been left behind. No student should feel this way! No student should be afraid of math!
I want my kids to be excited about math and their futures!
I wholeheartedly believe that it's my job as their teacher to help fill their educational gaps, give them confidence in their mathematical skills and excite them about their futures. My students push their mathematical limits in class. Despite their educational background, socio-economic standing, home life, etc., they come in everyday willing and wanting to learn. I am insanely proud of my kiddos.
I am at a low-income school teaching upper-level math classes. My students are given the phenomenal opportunity to take college math classes in high school to receive early college credit. More importantly, though, they realize they are capable of succeeding at a college level when they put in the work and gain the confidence needed.
Let's get more students in the tech field! I want to teach my students to apply their math skills to coding and programming, to teach them how math skills apply to areas of interest in fields where job opportunities are abundant. We need an iMac desktop in the classroom to allow students to code with current programs on a fast and efficient software. The majority of my low income students don't have access to the technology needed to learn or practice this on their own. Our school IT resources are limited and old, and the district does not allow for updates. What computers are available, don’t retain their usefulness for very long. Most of the programs we need to run and teach for coding are not compatible on the school district devices. Our future is technologically based; we should have our students strive to be as well.
Math and technical skills are important and kids who have the desire to learn should be provided with the resources to do so!
Top jobs are data-centered, and schools need to be able to teach their students skills that will help them have a promising future. Specifically in math, students should be able to analyze data and to predict future instances through machine learning. I want to teach my students the math skills and applications needed to advance in current job fields that are in demand. My plan is to have students be able to use the iMac to actually run the codes they develop and do their final project programming. There are many online resources to help students learn to code, but applying their knowledge and seeing it run requires an updated, high-speed machine. We continue to progress and advance in our technological world, so our math classes should reflect this
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