College Algebra/ Math Clinic Blog
College Algebra Discussion Board
Math can be challenging for some. Past experiences can play an important factor. We have to understand that once we start a challenge and the challenge is impeded by others (for example, by saying negative remarks), it is hard to get back up. The same statement can also apply to mathematics. How did your past experiences affect the way you learn math.
Mathematics can be a tough subject for an adult learner. I
believe that as adults, our primary focus is to provide for
ourselves and our families. Some of the means of attaining that
goal is through a better pay; hence the need to constantly educate
ourselves. We are driven by a need to learn and a need to succeed.
Some of the challenges of learning mathematics are due to the
effects of previously bad learning experiences. We have probably
sat in a class in the past and the teacher paid very little
attention to your educational needs. As children, some of us
probably failed a math class because of our lack of effort and that
failure became a stumbling block for our future ventures in
mathematics. I have discovered that researchers looked at the way
children learn in order to build the base on how adults actually
get their critical thinking. There are a few similarities in the
way that adults and children learn. With prior experiences, adult
learners have or acquire a particular way of learning. However,
adult learners have the intrinsic value and personal payoff because
they have the immediate goal at hand. As adult learners, we want a
pay increase or that promotion. Since the primary goal of education
is to meet the demands of society and individual needs. And since
the two dimensional frame of reference for adult learners are a
habit of mind and a point of view, adult learning usually relies on
our habits to learn. We can also safely state that adult learning
is not in our formal classroom setting (teacher-centered).
Instructors do not conform to the standards of the curricula but on
the needs of the adult learners as well. Therefore, we need to
brake from the chains of bad learning experiences that hold us back
and meet this new learning challenge with a renewed attitude. As
adults, we have the ability to reflect more on our learning. We can
support this argument with Habermas and the three natural needs or
reasons to gain knowledge. Let us then break this cycle and regain
our love for mathematics.
01/07/15 8:55 pm
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Intro to Computers Blog
Did you know that 40 percent of the advertised positions in
sports are for marketing and promotion? A marketing graduate hired
as a basketball fan coordinator would use Excel to keep track of
the income and expenses for coordinated halftime activities at
professional events. These worksheets would provide valuable
information for promoting sponsors' products and services at games.
A fan coordinator might start out as unpaid intern, but after
graduation could expect to earn from $25,000 to $45,000. (O'Leary
Based on your career option, how would you be utilizing Excel? How would you use some Excel concepts (ex: Range, Formula, Relative Reference, Recalculation, etc...) to help better your reports? (At least 5 sentences please)
09/16/15 8:34 pm
In this course, you will be presented with essential operations of the personal computer. We will be doing several hands-on practice, review internet applications, Microsoft Office 2013 and electronic mail. Please introduce yourself with a 5 sentence post.
08/26/15 8:27 pm
Your travel club is planning a trip next summer. You want to
visit Rome and Venice, and you want to prepare a presentation on
cost and key tourist attractions to help convince your club to add
those cities to the itinerary. You have to research these two
cities on the Web to determine flight costs, train costs between
cities, hotel costs, and key tourist attractions (O'Leary, PP2.95).
How would you create this PowerPoint presentation? Please list the
slide titles and what type of tables, transitions, graphics,
animations that you would add in order to catch the viewer's
attention (please answer with at least seven sentences).
A master is a special slide or page on which the formatting for all slides or pages in your presentation is defined. Would you need to create a master slide for your presentation or customize each page as you go? Please explain why.
03/18/15 7:01 pm
As the front desk manager of the Essex Inn, you want to make a presentation to your new employees about all of the amenities your hotel offers its guests as well as information on activities and dining in the area. The purpose of this presentation is to enable employees to answer the many questions that are asked by the guests about both the hotel and the town (O'Leary, PP1.85) . How many slides will your presentation have? What information will be presented in each slide? What are the tools that you will use? Please reply to this post with a minimum of 5 sentences.
03/11/15 8:26 pm
You work for a private employment agency as an administrative assistant. As part of your responsabilities, you maintain a client database that contains job candidates' basic contact information: name, address, and phone number. The office manager has asked you to add to the database the date each candidate applied at your office, the date they were placed with an employer, and employer's name. Also, because the database is getting rather large, you decide to create a form to make it easier to enter and update records (O'Leary, AC2.94). Please summarize in your own words the general steps that you would use (HINT: look at the example on AC2.94 and AC.2.95).
02/25/15 6:38 pm
Can you imagine trying to organize the information of hundreds of patients in a busy emergency room? This is the job of an admitting nurse, who must enter, edit, and format data; add and delete records; and so on. This information is used by all departments of the hospital, from the doctors, to the pharmacy, and to the billing department. Without a proper understanding of database software, a hospital cannot run efficiently. The average salary of an admitting nurse is in the $40,000 to $50,000 range. The demand for nurses is expected to remain high (O'Leary, AC1.83). Please reply to this post with a 5 sentence summary of how you plan to use Microsoft Acces in your career field.
02/18/15 6:58 pm