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Gwen R.'s Resources


Learning to Read vs. Reading to Learn

Young children are taught to read in school, but by the 4th grade they are expected to "read tolearn". This is not formally taught! One of the things I do in my tutoring practice is to focus understanding what is read and how to "read to learn".


Is accelerating mathematics a good idea?

Many students' self esteem is tied to "being ahead in math" because they have received praise in the past. Some parents, teachers and administrators put pressure on students to take more higher math courses, to take Algebra in elementary or middle school and even to skip geometry in the rushed march to AP Calculus.   I believe this is a mistake! More often than not,... read more


geometry: one endpoint of PQ is (-2,4). the midpoint of PQ is M (1,0). (answer)

Most everyone knows the Pythagorean Theorem and you can use it to solve this problem. Where is the right triangle? Connect the points (-2,4), (1,0) and (-2,0). One leg measures 3, the other leg measures 4, so the hypotenuse is 5! Five is the length of half PQ, so the whole line segment PQ is...