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The Gaps in Mathematics
As a Math Educator, we find gaps between our learners' (students) present situation and where they need to be in life in order to be successful.
(a) a break in a barrier (such as a wall, hedge, or line of military defense)
(b) lack of balance: disparity the gap between imports and exports
(c ) the wide difference in character or attitude the generation gap
(d) a problem caused by some disparity a communication gap credibility
(a) the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association (2): acquaintance with or understanding of a science, art, or technique
(b) the fact or condition of being aware of something (2): the range of one's information or understanding answered to the best of my knowledge
(c ) the circumstance or condition of apprehending truth or fact through reasoning: cognition
(d) the fact or condition of having information or of being learned a person of unusual knowledge
(a) to make a difference
(a) the act or process of motivating some students need the motivation to help them through school.
(b) the condition of being motivated employees who lack motivation
(a) the circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded
(a) a manner of conducting oneself: bearing
(b)bodily appearance or make up a man of fleshy habit
(c )the prevailing disposition or character of a person's thoughts and feelings: mental makeup a philosophical habit
(d) a settled tendency or usual manner of behavior her habit of taking a morning walk
(a) a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior the function of pheromones in insect communication; also: the exchange of information
(b) personal rapport a lack of communication between old and young pers
II. The Gaps in Math:
1. Knowledge Gap
Definition: A disparity in levels of (especially technological) knowledge.
Information is very important, and it is needed in order for students to perform a task in the classroom or at home
Therefore, students use the information to do things if they are properly directed
The teacher should be patient in the teaching
Students should also be patient in the learning process
Having the information without how and when to use it can be very confusing to students
2. Skills Gap
Definition: A skill gap is defined as a lack of fundamental reading, writing, mathematical or communication skills employers require for a work environment that's efficient and operates smoothly
Most students come in "Hating Math"
Students lack the basic skills
Learners or students get handed the knowledge in a book, online, or class but don't get the opportunity to practice and develop skills
Educators cannot expect students to pick up new skills without practice.
3. Motivation Gap
Definition: A difficulty in or barrier to the communication between two groups, places, etc.; a difference or disparity which causes this
Students are not motivated
Teachers need to motivate students by using a different type of assessment to Bridge the Gap in Math
If somebody knows what to do but chooses not to do it, that's a motivation gap.
Reason 1: Sometimes the person doesn't really buy into the outcome or destination
Reason 2: Sometimes the lesson or destination does not make sense
Reason 3: Sometimes it is due to anxiety, or concern about a change
Reason 4: Sometimes people get distracted or unfocused.
Reason 5: Sometimes people just are not interested in making an effort
Reason 6: Sometimes people fail because they lack enough of the big picture to guide their own success.
4. Habits Gap
Habits in Math can be losing focus and not doing the necessary task that is repeated daily
A large percentage of our daily activities is habit-driven by doing the same routine every time
5. Environment Gap
The adaptation of student in a different environment can be challenging
Sometimes coming from a different place can create a gap
6. Communication Gap
Communication Gap is when the meaning intended by the speaker or sender is not what is understood by the recipient.
Sometimes failure to perform is due not to a lack of knowledge but to a bad direction or instruction.