Anthony Navetta Lecture question on Quora

The other day I blogged about my Anthony Navetta Quora account (Anthony Navetta Answers Textbook Question on Quora) and today I would like to spotlight another question I answered recently. The question was asked by someone who needs to give a speech to high school students to try to motivate them to be more excited about math and computer science. Here was my response:

You have to consider that most kids in high school have really only learned the basics of mathematics and computer science, and do not know any practical use for it other than “to pass the test.” A student once even told me “math is boring because the answer is always the same.”

The best way to keep your audience engaged during the lecture will be to show them some of the practical uses for the concepts they are currently learning. Someone mentioned video games but you could also consider mobile apps, the Google algorithm, or some of the job possibilities tied to the hard sciences.

What do you think? Do you have any suggestions for the individual who asked the question? Want to vote up my answer? View the answer here: Anthony Navetta answer


About anthonynavetta

A devoted U.S. traveler, Anthony Navetta most recently took his family to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, which honors the victims of the 1995 bombing. The symbolic outdoor memorial sits on the site of the former Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and provides 30,000 square feet of interactive learning materials that tell the stories of the of the terrorist attack. Anthony Navetta also enjoyed seeing the natural beauty of Mount Rushmore and the Grand Canyon, which he found awe-inspiring. When he traveled to Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite National Park, Anthony Navetta was thrilled to see that these sites maintained their beauty and contained wildlife that thrived. He particularly enjoyed Yosemite’s El Capitan rock formation, the Falls, and the camping ground Tuolumne Meadows. An avid runner, swimmer, biker, and member of the U.S. Triathlon and the Northwest Broward Roadrunners Club, Anthony Navetta attended the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1996. He vividly remembers watching Michael Johnson set the world record for the 200-meter dash. Anthony Navetta attended the event with family and friends and was happy to share his experience among loved ones. Anthony Navetta received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Fordham University, located in New York. He served as a Math Teacher at Loggers’ Run Middle School in Boca Raton, Florida, where he also coached the track team. Subsequently, he joined Don Estridge Middle School, acting as the Chairman of the Math Department and twice winning the Teacher of the Year Award. Anthony Navetta supports his professional pursuits by maintaining membership in various organizations, including the National Education Association and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
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