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Re: Calling All Math People!

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Thu, 12 Oct 2000 21:02:55 -0400

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Good Day Learning Assistance=20 > Professionals:
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My question is for those of you who are = > > math-oriented.  I hope you can help this poor language-oriented=20 > soul.
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I realized the other day that I have = > very little to=20 > offer my students in the way of studying for math.  Quite honestly, = > for my=20 > classes, I point them to what the book says, I tell them to practice, = > and hope=20 > for the best.  Practicing is the key, I believe, since math is = > process=20 > oriented.
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However, an upper-level student whom I = > tutor wanted=20 > more.  He is taking senior-level business economics and can't = > remember the=20 > mathematical processes he has to follow to solve problems.  I = > showed him=20 > SQRQCQ, which he thought was common sense. He said that didn't = > prove to him=20 > that he was doing it right. We went through and thought about the logic = > and=20 > reasoning behind the steps.   We went through and broke = > mathematical=20 > processes down on a flow chart.  We made up mnemonics to remember = > the order=20 > of steps he must follow.
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I think I've done a fairly good job of = > helping this=20 > kid, but my question to you is what could I be doing = > differently?  =20 > What more could I have done? Do any of you have good math study skills=20 > advice?
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Although I don't recall reading this = > particular=20 > thread before, I am sure it's one that must come around frequently, so I = > beg=20 > your pardon and I thank you for your time.
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Amy Crouse-Powers
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SUNY-Oneonta
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Learning Support Services
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