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  1. 1. Importance of Math and Children<br />AungNyein (Andrew Wu)<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Thesis<br />Personal Relevance<br />Introduction<br />Math in Career<br />Math in Sports<br />Learning atmosphere<br />Math anxiety<br />Parents’ involvement<br />Math skills<br />Incidents related to Math<br />Math in real world<br />College<br />Application<br />Class Activity<br />Conclusion<br />
  3. 3. Mostly, people who are good at solving problems are the one who has a clear thinking, creative way and reasonable mind. In order to posses these skills, one should start practicing since his/her childhood. <br />Thesis<br />
  4. 4. Personal Relevance<br />Not because that I love math so much but also because we all are inescapable from Math. Math is related to the our lives in one way or another. Without Math, we can barely finish many procedures. Moreover, we all are using high tech nowadays, which relates to math in many different ways. <br />
  5. 5. Audience Relevance <br />Everyone in this class had a wonderful childhood once. However, most of us spent our childhood without really knowing the importance of Math and the existence of Math. Therefore, we should let the future generation knows what it is and takes advantage on it.<br />
  6. 6. From Math, we can have…<br />Accuracy<br />Save time<br />Calculation<br />Graphics<br />http://www.bangor.ac.uk/~mas010/imahob95.html<br />http://images.google.com<br />
  7. 7. In general, Math is…<br />“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” (Einstein)<br />http://www.bangor.ac.uk/~mas010/imahob95.html<br />http://www.flickr.com/<br />
  8. 8. Math and Children<br />http://www.fas.harvard.edu/<br />
  9. 9. http://pplace.org/<br />http://images.google.com/<br />Learning atmostphere<br />
  10. 10. Important to children? <br />http://www.bangor.ac.uk/~mas010/imahob95.html<br />http://www.flickr.com/<br />
  11. 11. Cognitive Development <br />
  12. 12. Exploring<br />http://www.education.com/magazine/article/preschool-math-patterns/<br />http://www.flickr.com/<br />
  13. 13. Lesson Plans<br />http://www.kinderplans.com/content.cfm?pageid=138<br />
  14. 14. Problem Solving and Processing<br />Understand the problem<br />Devise a plan<br />Carry out the plan<br />Look back<br />http://www.education.com/reference/article/five-step-problem-solving-process/?page=3<br />http://www.flickr.com<br />
  15. 15. Math in Career<br />http://www.flickr.com/<br />http://www.bangor.ac.uk/~mas010/imahob95.html<br />
  16. 16. Why choose a math related career?<br />Popular<br />Engineer<br />Designer<br />Economist<br />Physician<br />Research scientist<br />Attorney<br />Statistician<br />http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~kouba/MathJobs.html<br />http://www.flickr.com/<br />
  17. 17. Determined by<br /><ul><li>Income
  18. 18. Physical demands
  19. 19. Job security
  20. 20. Stress
  21. 21. Work environment</li></ul>How?<br />
  22. 22. Some famous companies…<br />
  23. 23. http://www.flickr.com/<br />
  24. 24. Software Engineer $91560<br />Sr. Software Engineer/ developer/programming $120,888<br />Reg. Software Engineer/ developer/programming $85,705<br />Account Manager $64,980<br />Product Manager, software $116,369<br />Account Manager, Advertising $56,389<br />Software Development Engineer $83,246<br />http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Employer=Google,_Inc./Salary<br />http://www.google.com/jobs/images/accent_googlerdog_bg.jpg<br />
  25. 25. Google work environment<br />http://www.flickr.com/<br />http://images.google.com/<br />
  26. 26. Apple<br />http://www.flickr.com/<br />
  27. 27. Math in Sports<br />http://www.flickr.com/<br />
  28. 28.
  29. 29. Effects on class size?<br />Class size (15~20)<br />Close attention<br />Able to maintain commentary<br />Work is not neglected<br />General Classroom <br />http://www.jstor.org/stable/3202473<br />http://www.flickr.com/<br />
  30. 30. Homework can help children to…<br />http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/hottopic/hottopic%28homework%29.htm<br />
  31. 31. Little Children who do not like math know how to handle money<br />http://images.google.com/<br />http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-is-Math-important-in-our-lives--My-daughter-ask-me-this-question-because-shes-not-very-good-in-math_<br />
  32. 32. What makes Math hard to learn?<br />“Students are being led to think that they dislike math when they actually just dislike whatever it is that they're being taught in math classes.” Phil Sung<br />http://web.media.mit.edu/~minsky/OLPC-1.html<br />
  33. 33. Roller Coaster<br />http://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/rides/kingdaka.aspx<br />
  34. 34. Bad Romance Lyrics<br />
  35. 35. Math Anxiety<br />Causes children to fear math<br />Any age (students and adults)<br />Fail to understand <br />Cannot memorize mathematical concepts<br />Teaching methods<br />Causes<br />http://math-and-reading-help-for-kids.org/articles/Ways_to_overcome_math_anxiety.html<br />http://www.flickr.com/<br />
  36. 36. Math Anxiety<br />Overcome with understanding<br />Overcome with games<br />Practice<br />Group work<br />Diagnose <br />http://math-and-reading-help-for-kids.org/articles/Ways_to_overcome_math_anxiety.html<br />
  37. 37. What can parents do?<br />
  38. 38. Communication<br />Talk with children and listen to what they have to say<br />Reading children’s books<br />Represent math in ways other than talking<br />http://www2.ed.gov/<br />http://images.google.com<br />
  39. 39. Reasoning<br />Ask children questions and give them time to answer<br />Ask children to figure out why something is the way it is<br />Then check out ideas<br />http://www2.ed.gov/<br />http://www.set-routes.org/school/images<br />
  40. 40. Connection<br />Think and solve problems that occur in every day life<br />Look for every day math and let them not to worry about the aspect of it<br />http://www2.ed.gov/<br />
  41. 41. Parents involvement in homework<br />setting a regular time <br />choosing a place <br />removing distractions <br />having supplies and resources on hand <br />monitoring assignments<br />providing guidance <br />http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/hottopic/hottopic%28homework%29.htm<br />
  42. 42. Math skills<br />Calculating Finances<br />Understanding Spatial Relations<br />Measuring<br />Memorization<br />
  43. 43. Math related incidents<br />
  44. 44. The Formula that killed Wall Street<br />Gaussian copula function, also known as a financial technology<br />Allow more ease and accuracy than ever before<br />Possible for traders to sell large quantities of securities<br />Expand financial markets to unimaginable level <br />Made people so much money<br />http://royeidelson.files.wordpress.com<br />http://www.portfolio.com/business-news/2009/03/03/Formula-That-Killed-Wall-Street?PMID=alsoin/A-Mathematical-Demise<br />http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/jackneefus/1703_home-1.jpg<br />
  45. 45. East Asian Crisis 1997<br />A lack of enforcement of prudential rules and inadequate supervision of financial systems<br />Causes<br />http://www.mecon.gov.ar<br />http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/1998/06/imfstaff.htm<br />
  46. 46. Some famous mathematicians<br />Albert Einstein <br />“God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.“ Einstein<br />http://cauchy.math.okstate.edu/~wli/teach/fmq.html<br />Sir Isaac Newton<br />http://images.google.com/<br />
  47. 47. Traffic accidents<br />Measurements<br />Calculation of speed and distances traveled<br />Points of collision<br />Math in real world<br />http://www.ehow.com/about_5463177_math-criminal-justice-related.html<br />
  48. 48. Math in Forensic Science<br />
  49. 49. Importance of Stats…<br />Probability<br />http://www.ehow.com/about_5463177_math-criminal-justice-related.html<br />
  50. 50. Getting into College<br />http://www.collegeboard.com/<br />http://www.whplibrary.org<br />
  51. 51. Please see the packet<br />Lesson Plans<br />Age (9~11 years old)<br />Age (12~14 years old)<br />Application<br />
  52. 52. Class Activity<br />1. Please form a group of fours<br />2. Construct (draw) your dream room<br />3. Use the rulers, pencils, color pencils if needed, and a piece of paper<br />Sample Room<br />
  53. 53. Conclusion<br />From my project, I learned how to take care of kids with their homework, of course it is about math. It is not only about importance of Math but it is also about creating a better relationship among family members and friends by communicating well each other with a reasonable thinking. <br />Overall, thanks to my classmates and teachers for supporting such a good learning environment at Upper Merion.<br />
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