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Mathematical context knowledge

Discuss teaching early number and place value. Discuss the mathematical context knowledge (MCK) and the pedagogical content knowledge needed to team early number and place value. In doing so, identify some good teaching strategies appropriate tasks and appropriate resources

Assessment 3 should be written in a modified essay format. That means that it should be written in the form of an essay though there is need for subheadings

Aging is associated with many health issues following the depreciation of the functions of the body’s vital organs. The functions of the body’s vital organs tend to be slowed down by the aging process (Fonda & Zeynel, 2017). As a result, the immunity of many older people beyond the age of 65 years has been often low. Also, the older generation is faced with significant changes in their lifestyle due to the reduced immunity and weak nature of the body (Choudhary et al., 2015). This change does not only affect their vigor to work, but also have increased their chances of developing illnesses and conditions associated with poor lifestyles and weak immunity.

Diabetes is one of the conditions that are associated with lifestyle condition. Different forms of diabetes, such as Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes exist and occur in different populations across the world. According to American Diabetes Association (2014). Type 2 diabetes is the most commonly diagnosed form of diabetes and occurs when the body resists the effects of insulin. As a result, the management of blood sugar levels in the body is hampered. The National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support define diabetes self-management education as a collaborative and ongoing process intended to facilitate the development of knowledge, skills, and abilities that are required for successful self-management of diabetes. (L. Haas, M. Maryniuk, J. Beck, et al. National standards for diabetes self-management education and support. Type 2 diabetes has no cure, however, the control of the blood sugar in the body can be attained through nutrition, exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The occurrence of diabetes has been on the rise in the recent times. According to (Fonda & Zeynel, 2017) about 25% of the older population in America is diagnosed with diabetes every year. The low immunity level and the poor lifestyle conditions observed amongst the elderly contributes increases their risks of developing the condition. Also, the inability of the elderly to manage the situation either through medication or other self-care activities further increase their chances of suffering from the condition (April & Freeland, 2017). Research shows that in old age, the chronic nature of the illness is bound to increase to levels that are devastating. This is because most of the symptoms of diabetes can be perceived to be old-age illnesses causing delays in diagnosis and treatment. Self-care and management of the condition is also a daunting task for the elderly due to their lack of knowledge on best practices. This presented the need for an educative program that aim at enhancing the elderly on self-care activities and the lifestyle changes needed for them to implement to help them manage the condition independently. The proposed project is an educative program focused on improving the health of diabetes patients by enlightening them on the self-care management of the condition. The program will focus on educating the patients on nutrition, exercises and other lifestyle changes suitable for management of diabetes.