"Strive for understanding, not for just the answer"
...That struggling with math 6-8th grade (and earlier) carries through and beyond high school. If there are any fundamental misunderstandings with basic math, I feel it's best to correct them before frustration becomes the norm. I strongly believe that it is more important to understand how to get to the right answer, rather than to get the right answer...
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