Jessica Bentley
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I have over 7 years teaching experience. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education, a Master's degree in Educational Administration, and am currently pursuing my Master's in Mathematics. Secondary experience: 7th  12 grade math  basic math, Prealgebra, Algebra, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Geometry, PreCalculus College experience: Basic Math, College Algebra
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Maths HELP PLS ! The sides BC and AD of a quadrilateral ABCD are parallel.X is the midpoint of AB and Y is a point on the side AD such that AY=2DY .Find the area of the triangle CXY if the... 
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It would be good to see if there is a significant difference in learning outcome of students using programs that offer answer input versus those that offer procedural input (or both). We have... 
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Assuming this is referring to which is more important to understand/master, I do agree that multiplication is more important to understand/master because it leads to the understanding/mastering of... 
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I think posing these questions also builds creativity, which seems to be lacking as much as critical thinking now days. Thankfully, I get to see this process of critical thinking... 
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As a math teacher, it all works out the same for me. It really is the same concept of starting at nothing and working toward a desirable grade. Of course, the main goal is learning, but I have yet... 
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In my experience, many students do not seem to understand that one cannot make a 15/100 on a test and expect a decent grade in the class unless they make near perfect on most other assignments. A... 
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I teach math, so just completion is really not enough. However, some value must be placed on attempting every problem. For me, attempting means writing the problem, showing where you tried... 
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Neither  I think that strength is defined differently depending on the situation or circumstance. We say that some one, either gender, is physically strong when they can do things with their body... 
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Text messaging Positive  It provides a quick method of transferring information. A great way to get someone a message that does not require a response. If someone is in an accident, then you can... 
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I do agree with all of the above post. The biggest challenge would be them missing practices. They have got to run something everyday to build up endurance. My first step would be to... 
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My feeling is that everyone learns differently. Some use memorization, others use tricks such myltiplying by 9 etc. I learned math facts in the 50's and 60's and was basically forced... 
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I agree that fact memorization seems to be the easiest way to learn multiplication. I also think that writing them over and over, as I did, creates the opportunity to realize that multiplication is... 
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I am assuming that we are talking about 2 different systems since x=y in the first and x=y in the second. For the first system where x = y, simply substitute x for y. Then 6x  2y ... 
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I believe that uniforms have a positive effect on schools by cutting down on some of the common problems associated with free dress (i.e. dress code violations, logo wars, etc.) Furthermore, if... 
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I have a mixed opinion concerning uniforms. I taught at a school with "uniforms" which consisted of a collared shirt of solid colors and slacks or khakis. I personally think it looks great. The... 
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I think we are definitely headed in this direction. I say we should be VERY cautious. I completely agree that there are several teachers that do not need to be teaching, but we will get ourselves... 
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I think that everything said so far is pretty good; although, some of the best teachers I know don't fall under many of these discriptions. Most of them are very strict and very knowledgeable of... 
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The total number of outcomes for a 10toss sequence is 1024. So the probability of all heads or all tails is 2/1024 = 1/512. 
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Krypton is an element containing 36 protons, 48 neutrons and 36 electrons. The atomic weight (total number of particles in the atom's nucleus) is 83.8. Maybe you are wanting the... 
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First, I would break this fraction apart. Then simplify the fractions. integral (4^x)/(2^x) dx + integral (10^x)/(2^x)dx = ... 
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It initiates protein synthesis by carrying coded information form the DNA to the sites of protein synthesis. So without it, cells would not be able to carry out protein synthesis. 
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Equilibrium occurs when everything is working together to maintain the ecosystem by rebuilding and repairing itself. If all the living things are getting what they need to remain stable for long... 
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Starting with the parent function f(x) = sq rt x. (where sq rt is "the square root of" . I always remember that vertical shifts are "tagged on the end" and horizontal shifts are part of... 
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Since these are two pretty simple equations, you could also do the following: For (1) a + b = 8 and (2) 3a + 4b = 29 solve (1) for either variable (in this case they both have a coefficient... 
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I have honestly found a complete indifference to the gender specific terms in my classrooms. Maybe one or two individuals would respond "hey, I am not a guy." Students now days are bogged down with... 
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The odor released into the air is breathed in through the nose where it is detected and a message is sent to the brain where it is decoded. Several things happens in the nose before... 
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Since the purpose of enotes is to guide you to a better understanding of the questions and assignments submitted, I included several links below and some suggestions. You should take each biome... 
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Using the 4 step process you can find f'(x) below: 1) f(x+h) = 1/ (4(x+h)3) and f(x) = 1 / 4x3 2) f(x+h)  f(x)= (4x  3)/(4x + 4h  3)(4x  3)  (4x + 4h  3)/(4x + 4h  3)(4x  3) = [... 
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I always tell my students that when doing proofs 1) you must know what is given and 2)you must know what you know. In other words, if it is a proof concerning triangles, what do you know about... 
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According to a science experiment from the websites below, you will need : fresh potato, Copper Electrode, Zinc Electrode (You can use the shell of a battery for your Zinc electrode.), Digital or... 
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Your body takes in chemical energy in the form of food, drink, etc. As your body breaks down what you put in, chemical energy is stored in the muscles. Muscles transform the chemical energy into... 
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The integral form for electricity is below, but Gauss also has a Law for Magnetism. Which one are you wanting? Integral of E * dA =Q/Epsilon naught ~~~Epsilon subscript 0 ~~the... 
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A very simple example of combinations would be in the number of pizzas one could create given a certain number of criteria. In other word, given that a pizza place has: 3 types of crust thin,... 
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Graph the situation. Place a point at (1,3). Notice the slope needs to be negative (in order to make a triangle with the axes). Now explore various yintercepts. For example: A yintercept of 4... 
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Mendel's work was the start of the idea that traits of two parents were passed on to the offspring by genes and that there was a distinct ratio in which the traits combined. He simply noticed... 
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The ribosomes manufacture proteins for the cell and the organism. This process is called protein synthesis. Basically the DNA sends mRNA to the ribosomes to "tell" the ribosomes what protein to... 
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The major difference between the two from the learning perspective is: the Jigsaw requires the students to work together to get a final project/answer and the competitive they work against... 
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They are drugs (usually prescription) that are used to treat diseases and infections caused by bacteria. They work one of two ways they either kill the bacteria or stop it form multiplying. They... 
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Each cell can be more efficient. Without having these little organs within the cell, it could not carry out essential functions. Also, each cell carries such specific information to the... 
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I find that the PEMDAS is the easiest way with the saying Please, Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally. Make sure your student commits this to memory. It is vital to his or her progress through math. Also... 
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Maybe it should be a healthy marriage promotes healthy development of a child. Surely we know that marriage alone does not imply that the children will develop in a healthy manner. We all... 
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Be sure you have checked your parenthesis before continuing to ensure you have written the question correctly. you could break it into separate fractions : 2/3 m  1/3 = 5 + 1/6 m get like... 
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I am not completely clear on the specific question here, but it seems to me that using a triple bar graph or line graph would be the easiest thing to do. Although I do not see the need for both... 
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You know how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not necessarily a square? Well...a vacuole is a vesicle. A vesicle is a bubble or sac containing fluid. In this case (science/biology), it...