I have always known that STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, but I have never thought about what it means to me. Even if you do not pursue a career in STEM, you are still around it everyday. In the third grade when we were learning about the planets; we made a mobile representing all of the planets and had an acronym to remember them in order. Another one of my favorite science memories from elementary school was when we learned about the water cycle. We learned a song to
1. In what ways are you “smart” at math? Highlight all of the things you’re good at. (Everyone is good at some of these things and no one is good at all of them!) • making observations • making predictions • finding patterns • drawing diagrams • remembering vocabulary • estimating • organizing information into tables or charts • using symbols • visualizing • making conjectures • tinkering with problems • using math language • thinking abstractly • explaining my thinking out loud • explaining
University 's math camp. The arrival time was at seven Friday night, and the time we were released was five in the afternoon on Saturday. Arriving to math camp, I didn’t know what to expect and what to take from the whole event. I was not sure if it was actually going to be a fun event for us or if it was going to be an event where you sit down, do math problems, and keep to yourself. I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived and was introduced by a tunnel of math camp leaders
for reading and math. From the start of Kindergarten, the availability of arts, crafts, exploration of nature, and presence of dance starts to fade and is replaced by math and English. Including the art piece into the educational system can greatly enhance and encourage hands-on experiences that engraves positive engagement for all students. I believe that creation of art, dance, sporting activity and literature should be included as the fundamental core standards alongside math and English. As
used to solve the math equation and randomly called on students for the answers. After working out a few of the math problems Ms. Connelly asked the class if they understood how she solved the equations. A few students nodded their heads and then Ms. Connelly moved on solving the next equation. Ms. Connelly referenced a quiz that was coming up tomorrow in the students ' math classes and stated the homework problems will be on the quiz. The teacher then continued working out math problems and using
Festival. We continue to reach more and more students across the country and around the globe in fulfillment of our mission to bring the joy and beauty of mathematics to as many students as we can through non-competitive, extra-curricular mathematics activities. The reach of JRMF Festivals is expanding rapidly, while we retain the partners the JRMF team has developed over the years. This year JRMF and our partners have hosted 50 festivals in 15 states and 5 foreign countries, reaching more than 5000
and innovation for the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival. We continue our expansion and fulfillment of our mission to bring the joy and beauty of mathematics to as many students as we can, through non-competitive extra-curricular mathematics activities. The reach of our Festivals is expanding rapidly, but we are also retaining the partners we have developed over the years. This year we have hosted more than 40 festivals in 15 states and 5 foreign countries, reaching more than 5000 students.
that volunteer each week besides me. Each day I’m with the kids, I do a variety of activities depending on what is needed to be done. Sometimes I hang up artwork in the hallway or run copies, but most of the time I am working with students individually. Everyday, I arrive during playtime where they make crafts and put together puzzles. Subsequently, they practice reading and I tend to leave towards the end of math or right before snack time. I help children write and correct their journals, fixing
worry about their elective classes, sports, and after-school activities more than their common core classes. Which are Math, English, Science, and History. In order to increase student success at school all around Anaheim, students should spend more time in their common core classes, rather than spending the same amount of time in their elective classes.
Music is very important to me and I think that it is something that we take for granted. I didn’t realize this before I got to college. After coming to college, I realized that many students do not have the musical privilege that I had. I have always had a music class since I was in Kindergarten. To me, music was just another class that I had to take. I had mixed feelings about music in grade school because sometimes I felt forced to do certain things relating to music. Sometimes our teachers