Rone Ryan R.Desierto D3-C The Philippines FlagThe Philippines flag is characterized by mainly three colors, red, blue and white. All these colors aresymbolic and hold significance in the country’s state of war and peace. White color of the equilateraltriangle on the hoist side symbolizes equality, fraternity and peace. Blue and red panels are equallydivided horizontally where the blue symbolizes noble ideals, political purposes, truth and justicewhereas the red is embodied with patriotism, bravery, heroism, courage and willingness of theFilipino patriots to sacrifice life for cause of independence.The white equilateral triangle is mainly dedicated to the rebels who were fighting against Spain inCuba to attain a complete state of independence. Some even believe that the triangle signifies asouvenir of the Katipunan war because the three Ks of Katipunan were always arranged in atriangular manner.
Rone Ryan R.Desierto D3-C The Japan FlagThe Japanese Flag is a white banner whose center contains a red circle; this circle represents the sun.The Japanese flag is called Hinomaru, which means "circle of the sun." In English it is sometimescalled the "rising sun."This flag has been used for over a thousand years, and no one knows who designed it or when. It wasofficially adopted as the flag of Imperial Japan on January 27, 1870. The white field is symbolic ofhonesty and purity.
Lebron James V. Serrador D3-C The Honduras FlagThree equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and blue with five blue, five-pointed starsarranged in an X pattern centered in the white band; the stars represent the members of the formerFederal Republic of Central America - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, andNicaragua; similar to the flag of El Salvador, which features a round emblem encircled by the wordsREPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMERICA CENTRAL centered in the white band; alsosimilar to the flag of Nicaragua, which features a triangle encircled by the word REPUBLICA DENICARAGUA on top and AMERICA CENTR
Foreign studyMosaica Education, Inc.: Putting Math at the Forefront of Education ReformATLANTA, GA- A group of teachers, curriculum specialists and Mosaica executives gathered for the Mosaica Math Summit on May 4 and 5. The summit focused on ways toincrease math achievement at Mosaica schools around the world. Dawn Linden, Mosaica’s Director of Education explained the purpose of bringing these educators together:“Mathematics achievement is high on our list of priorities and we’re looking for innovative, effective strategies to increase conceptual understanding, and to ensure that we’rereaching each student every day.”Referencing the Final Report of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Mathematics Advisory Panel (2008), summit attendees reviewed various math programs’ strengthsand weaknesses and explored successful methods used in the United States and by countries that performed well on TIMMS, with the goal of adopting best practices from aroundthe globe, raising math interest, and making math an integral part of school culture. Michael J. Connelly, Mosaica’s Chief Executive Officer, announced the rationale at thebeginning of the summit: “Literacy and numeracy are the twin tools for international success on the global stage of the 21st century. Our schools are committed to high levels ofstudent achievement and the development of life-long learners who are comfortable participating on that stage. Following our Literacy Summit, which launched our highlysuccessful Literacy Initiative two years ago, this Math Summit is the both the culmination of years of research and planning and the beginning of the implementation phase.”As a result of the decisions taken at the summit, Mosaica Education will implement a system-wide Math Initiative beginning in the fall of 2009. This initiative focuses on placingMath Coaches in every school, increasing the number of high-quality math teachers at every grade, exploring ways to offer alternative certifications to math teachers coming fromscience and industry, and bringing math specialists to upper elementary grades. The initiative will also adjust the daily schedule to allow for 90 minutes of uninterrupted math in allgrades; provide additional professional development for teachers to cultivate confident implementation of the new program; develop math clubs and competitions in all schools;and – perhaps most importantly – ensure that learning math will be FUN!Dr. Dawn Eidelman, Mosaica’s Co-Founder and President of its Paragon Division commented, “The beauty of our new initiative is that it will augment project-based learning bylinking mathematics more integrally to the history of great ideas and great people in world culture through our Paragon curriculum. To innovate purposefully and to design thefuture, we must build upon the lessons from our past.”http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGdXgNFIlOIU0AtT5XNyoA?p=academic+performance+in+math+of+maritime+students+&fr2=sb-top&fr=yfp-t-701&fp_ip=ph&type_param=AL on the bottom, centered in the white band.