Throughout my education career, I have had an innate skill in the subject of mathematics. I have always been fascinated with numbers since I was five years old. Math has taught me that it is my strongest subject. Math has also taught me that I can lead in groups and help others with his or her problems. I always excelled in math courses. At a young age, my mother would buy me Reader Rabbit CDs—which were educational activities to play with on a computer. These instructional guides helped me realize that math could be fun. Playing train games evoked me to think logically and have fun simultaneously. Once I entered the third grade, my teachers noticed that I had a special talent with numbers, so they recommended me for a gifted program. I have also had the opportunity to participate in the Duke TIP Talent Search in 7th grade. This took students who were in the gifted program to attend a college for six weeks. To qualify for the opportunity to go to the college, I had to take the ACT and make 15 or higher. Luckily, I made a 21 on my test. During my stay at Appalachian State University, I took a Mathematical Concept course with 10 other students. That experience helped me to grow in Math and broaden my knowledge even more. Since then, I have been one grade ahead of my graduating class in math. Now that I am a sophomore taking junior/senior level math, I have learned that math can be challenging. For example, I received a 50% score on a Rationalizing Polynomial Fractions test. By receiving this grade, it humbled me. I realized that I still had areas of growth in this subject that I loved and accomplished so well. I also learned to accept constructive criticism with humility from teachers and those in authority realizing that even in my strong areas, I still needed to work harder. This low score actually became a metaphor and motivation for my life choices and experiences. Being great in math also showed me that I have good leadership skills. For instance, in my Pre-Calculus class, my teacher arranges our desk into groups of four on a regular basis to solve problems. This fosters collaborative learning with others. I have noticed that I tend to lead these assignments. For example, we had a Trigonometry and Radian Circle Relay Race. For this activity, my teammates and I had to finish a problem the fastest and also be accurate. In each group, we had to have a team leader who will lead and take the answer to the teacher. I was chosen as the leader of my team and enjoyed having fun trying to answer the questions with my teammates and race the others to bring the answers to my teacher. My natural leadership abilities are also demonstrated in my other classes…
ANNA J. HAYWOOD-COOPER
The Education of the Forgotten People
The woman of integrity, honor, and valor that I have chosen to present to you is, in my eyes, a woman who is often overlooked and undervalued not only in academia, but also in history itself. She was born into an era of not only physical, but mental enslavement and emerged to be one of the founding mothers of Black Feminism. She overcame adversities that millions of other women of her time, would not even think of challenging. She…
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every concept of every class that I attend. I intend to begin this semester especially with math.
Math is a subject that I have struggled with since elementary school and hope to dismiss any
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them the best way to spend and save their money. In order for me to be successful in my career as a financial advisor, I will need to be diligent and thorough in covering the following topics: education, certification, x-factor, opportunities for growth, emotional rewards, salary and benefits, challenges and how to meet them, and job availability.
The foundation of my success as a financial advisor will be my education. I am currently attending Plymouth State University, which has one of the finest…
- Martha C. Nussbaum, Not for Profit, 2011
Americans often get a bad rap when it comes to several areas of their very … particular culture. As the (probably American) reader, I wouldn’t be surprised with your hostility towards my choice of words. I could have used words such as unique, exclusive, or even uncommon to describe their great nation. Compared to less media-centric nations such as the lovely Antarctica, America is nothing short of peculiar. From the treasured 90’s…
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4. How has M.I. theory developed since it was introduced in 1983?
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first-hand by living overseas for three years. Being in a military family has forced me into cultures that are unknown to me and forced me to communicate with my family members using different means of technology at a young age. I understand the struggle of not being able to communicate with people in unfamiliar cultures. At the young age of nine, my family and I moved to Madrid, Spain. The immediate change in language was alarming to me as I had never been in a public setting that spoke and communicated…
progress in the study of reading, writing and
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