Working with my first student, I noticed on many of her work samples that she did not complete the assignment/assessment. The completed work was often correct.
When I asked her to tell me about it, she said looking at the whole page (with lots and lots of math problems) made it seem hard. I asked her how it felt when we simply folded a page in half, and her face beamed. She responded that it didn't look nearly
Dad was studying at the next table with a huge binder for a test for his job. Commiserating with her, he said his page sometimes looks overwhelming, too. When I showed my student how to fold her paper, Dad folded his, also, and enthusiastically remarked
that the shortened page did make it seem easier.
Sometimes something simple is a super improvement!
Although new to WyzAnt, I have tutored mathematics for the past four years at college. One thing I notice among many students is a great deal of annoyance towards mathematics. They feel mathematics to be too abstract, rigorous, relentless, and just plain
boring. Most students either prefer a subject they will end up using in "real life", or a subject that gives them a sense of wonder.
However, the amazing thing about mathematics is how truly wonderful it is for me. Most people who see my attitude towards mathematics (including others who are reasonably adept at math) find this odd or misplaced, and I fully understand their lack of sympathy.
Perhaps you are one of them. But I can assure everyone reading this there is something truly mysterious about mathematics that breaches the very foundations of astonishment and awe.
Take prime numbers for example. It's pretty clear that you can take any whole number and decompose it down into a product of...
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I'm going to list what I believe are the key concepts that you need to master across different math subjects. These are the tools that I have to use most often in order to solve problems, so you should get very familiar with the theory behind them and
very comfortable with applying them.
1. recognizing and factoring the three most common polynomial forms:
common factor expressions
difference of square expressions
2. synthetic division
3. Descartes's Rule of Signs
4. Rational Zero Theorem
5. Long division of polynomials
6. Factoring by grouping
7. Using the Quadratic Formula
understanding and using the unit circle
definitions of the trig functions "Soh-Cah-Toa"
factoring quadratic equations (using the quadratic formula, etc.)
One of the biggest frustrations for students is getting something wrong that they know how to do. What is usually the problem? Careless errors. Do students really care less? Probably, they care less for writing everything down step by step. They care
less about labeling the formulas. They care less about thinking about why they keep making that mistake. For some reason, I have found that students have the perception that smart people don't write stuff down. Students believe that "smart" people hold it
all in their heads. Well, here's the real deal. Smart people write almost everything down with meticulous attention to detail. They know that the "blackboard " in their head gets erased quickly. There's nothing more frustrating than trying to figure out what
you did wrong when you don't have a record of what you did. I call it the dance in your head that leads nowhere! What's the cure? If you believe that your student is being careless...
This is my all time favorite website for Math worksheets.
It was once said, while I was still young, "if you build it, they will come."
Fast forward to the future, which is today, and those age-old words still reverberate truth - with far more twists of ambiguity.
I extend an open invitation to all those bold enough to take me up on the challenges and adventures only found in Math Club. Accompany me along the Abacus Path where together we can truly build it - a community where the love of numbers and how they mold
and shape nearly every aspect of our lives takes us to new plateaus of rich learning experiences!
I have found this great site for you to enter the exact problem and get and answer. The site even explains why you got it right or wrong.
Check it out!
I have found many schools unable to expose students to math and science in the laboratory environment due to costs. I have found a great place fro students to work on all kinds of math and science activities on line. I have all of my students work on the
speed drill under arithmetic. Fluency in math is critical.
Please take a look at this website and let me know what you think.
Today, the future depends on you as much as it does on me. The future also depends on educating the masses in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, otherwise known as STEM. As a new tutor to WyzAnt, I hope to instill the importance of these subjects
in student's lives, as well as, the lives around them.
Besides the fact that, "the average U.S. salary is $43,460, compared with the average STEM salary of $77,880," (Careerbuilder) these subjects are interesting and applicable to topics well beyond the classroom. Success first starts with you; I am only
there to help you succeed along the way. STEM are difficult subjects. Yet when you seek out help from a tutor, like myself, you have what it takes to master them.
Please enlighten me on students looking to achieve and succeed rather than live in the past and think I can't as opposed to I can. We can take the trip to the future together, one question at a time
Look at math as something fun like a crossword puzzle. Choose some an advanced problem or two that require more practice to remember like imaginary numbers or logarithms. Review one a day just to commit it to memory. You'll need those as mathematic foundations
anyway. It doesn't require much time, a few minutes a day for a problem a day. It'll keep your skills strong and you'll be ready to go when classes start again.
I am excited about adding new student to my tutoring profile. I am available now and in the summer to work with your Preschooler and Elementary child(ren) . I can teach all subjects and have loads of experience with
Phonic ,Reading and Math .
After several months of carrying some pretty heavy textbooks around with me, I recently decided to switch to a Kindle Fire and start using electronic textbooks. Although there are times when a good old-fashioned book really cannot be replaced, I'm very
pleased with the weight of my tutoring bag now, and my students seem to be enjoying the switch as well.
I'm able to download textbooks for free in some cases ("Boundless" publishing), and I also have several different dictionaries and other reference books a tap away! Any other books I might find helpful for my students? Just a few clicks away. This also
frees up my paper textbooks to loan to my students in-between sessions.
Using a Kindle gives me the added benefit of being able to load educational applications to use for practice and reinforcement. Since we are in the 'computer testing' age, this also gives my students some extra practice in preparing for computerized exams.
I'm sure you'll...
My favorite resources found online vary greatly, in regards to which subject help is needed in. For math intermediate level and down, math-drills.com and mathfactcafe.com can be very useful. Although I don't tutor in Physics currently, physicsclassroom.com
is a good online resource to help a student get kind of warmed up before learning a new lesson. For any elementary topics, greatschools.org/worksheets/elementary-school/ is a good resource. All of these are free and easily found. Also, simply typing in your
subject of interest followed by practice problems, can guide to a large exploration of online help 24/7.
I am a University of Utah mathematics major and I love the word FREE. (cheap is good too)
I don't have a lot of money so any Free resources to help me study are worth it to me. Since I know a lot about mathematics that is what I will be posting here.
The key to Mathematics is Learning, Practicing, Learning, Practicing, and sometimes it goes in the opposite order: Practicing, Learning, Practicing, Learning. But either way a good resource to me has a bit of both: they teach you how and why you do something
and they make you do it as well. A really good resource will teach you how and why, make you try it, and then will show you why you got it wrong and what you should have done, and then make you do more problems of the same type. So then, without further ado,
here are the resources:
Paul's online notes (type it in google it will be one of the first to pop up)
his notes are free, come with worked out...
I recognize that students learn differently–so there is no one- size-fits-all approach. I customize my services to meet the individual needs of each of our students, assessing their strengths and weaknesses and providing relevant support. In addition to
tutoring, I confer directly with parents/guardians on a regular basis and contact teachers about the progress of my students to customize my lessons based feedback I receive.
Three Reasons to choose a best fit service
1. Best tutors (I) have the ability to make learning material to be understood by their students in a way they conceptualized during academic years. Best tutors are NOT always top academic performer! It is very similar to top athletes are not good coaches.
Psychologically speaking, best tutors have the intuition for students they coach or mentor they experienced earlier by themselves or by their children...
Here are some of my favorite Math resources. Check back again soon, this list is always growing! I also recommend school textbooks, your local library, and used bookstores.
As a note, college-level math textbooks are often helpful for high school math students. Why is that? Isn't that a little counter-intuitive? Yes, it would appear that way! However, many college-level math textbooks are written with the idea that many college
students may not have taken a math class in a year or more, so they are written with more detailed explanations. This can be particularly helpful for high school students taking Algebra, Geometry, and Trig. I have a collection of college-level math books that
I purchased at a local used bookstore. The most expensive used math book I own cost $26 used. Books that focus on standardized test prep (such as the SAT, AP, or GED prep) can be helpful for all core subjects, as they summarize key ideas more succinctly than
'normal' textbooks. These...
I thought I'd share a helpful tip for the Math Section of the SAT. This tip alone will not only save you time on the test, but also improve your accuracy. The answers choices in the Math Section of the SAT are usually in ascending or descending order.
Use this to your advantage!
Begin with the answer choice "C" each time. Once you solve the problem with this answer choice, you can see if the resulting answer is too high or too low. After this is noted, cross off either the two, too low or too high answer choices either below
or above the answer choice of C. I hope this helps! If you need additional help, I will be very glad to help you through the ACT/SAT test taking process!
I have a Mathematics Major at Our Lady of the Lake and I love math! I believe it is a very interesting subject and an awesome language. Mathematics is truly everywhere and we use math in every day. I chose math at my major because I truly want to help
students to learn the language and to not be intimidated by the math language. I want people to understand not only the language but how and why we use Mathematics. I want to improve students problem solving and critical thinking skills to help them not only
in school but in life.
I teach Math and Reading at my local community college part-time. The one thing students say most often is, "I don't do math." Whether we realize it or not, we ALL "do" math each and every day. When we determine what time we must get up in order to
get somewhere on time, we must utilize elapsed time, working with numbers. When we consider whether we can afford to buy something at the store, we are using mental math. When we are playing video games, we are doing calculations in our heads to determine
the best strategy. Math is everywhere. If it wasn't for math, think of things we would be doing without: television, computers, space travel. The list goes on and on, so instead of saying, "I don't do math," say instead, "I am bigger than this problem.
I can and will figure it out." Believing you can ensures that you will. Attitude is everything.