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Basically, the file discusses how to increase a Calculus student's understanding by identifying and addressing unfilled gaps in their earlier...

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Basically, the file discusses how to increase a Calculus student's understanding by identifying and addressing unfilled gaps in their earlier...

This journey is heavily inspired by the youtube mathematician Vi Hart, whose videos describing mathematical concepts through doodling in a notebook were the inspiration for much of my mathematical journeys series. I'll put a link to her video on this topic at the end of the journey, and I highly encourage everyone to go check her out. Let's talk exponents. But to do that, first... read more

When working with my math students, I find that they get intimidated very quickly by lots of words or lots of numbers. Also if it has a radical, they shut down very quickly. I try to help them by having them write down everything they already know about the problem. When they realize how much information they already have, the problems don't seem as daunting to them. They... read more

Square Roots and Radicals A square root is defined as a number which when multiplied by itself gives a real non-negative number called a square. A square root is best defined using geometry where, considering a square (which is a four sided polygon whose sides are all equal), a square root is defined as the length of the diagonal of this square (a diagonal is a line drawn from one... read more

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