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Kayt S.
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Basic Math
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Question:

In a school, 25 % of the teachers teach basic math. If there are 50 basic math teachers, how many teachers are there in the school?

Kayt S.
Answer:

When we say that 25 % of the teachers teach basic math, we mean 25% of all teachers in the school equal number of teachers teaching basic math Since we don't know how many teachers there are in the school, we replace this with x or a blank However, we know that the number of teachers teaching basic or the percentage = 50 Putting it all together, we get the following equation: 25% of ____ = 50 or 25% × ___ = 50 or 0.25 × ____ = 50 Thus, the question is 0.25 times what gives me 50 A simple division of 50 by 0.25 will get you the answer 50/0.25 = 200 Therefore, we have 200 teachers in the school In fact, 0.25 × 200 = 50

English
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Question:

What is the impact of the English language on education policies?

Kayt S.
Answer:

English language proficiency standards act as a starting point for identifying the language that ELLs must develop to successfully access and negotiate content in and beyond the classroom. ELP standards do not stand alone but provide the bridge to the content-area standards expected of all students in U.S. classrooms. Although academic content-area standards mandate high levels of achievement in content learning for all students, they do not provide educators strategies needed to assist English language learners because they assume student proficiency in and ability to use English to engage with content. ELP standards are therefore used in conjunction with content-area standards to provide guideposts for educators in helping English language learners develop the academic language proficiency in English necessary to reach the high levels of achievement outlined for all students.

Communication
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Question:

Has the development of the internet and social media caused a change in the way we communicate (quality, quantity, style etc.)?

Kayt S.
Answer:

Social Media has absolutely changed the way that we communicate, now messages can travel around the world in a matter of seconds and sometimes reaching an audience far larger than any single newspaper could ever hope to reach. Though I tend to think of things in terms of tradeoffs, not just good or bad. Social Media is fast, frequent and brief when it comes to its messaging – snippets, browsing, BUT when it comes to truly understanding someone or something, especially if it’s more complex than a sound bite, or if it’s even totally fake news, Social Media only perpetuates ideas it doesn’t demand that the user really take the time to process or understand these ideas. Just take for example reading someone’s post about “their day” and how different that is than sitting down with that person and actually talking about their day.

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