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Topic:
Why do so many of us hate math?
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Last Post:
Jun 28, 2014 9:45 AM




Re: Why do so many of us hate math?
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Jun 26, 2014 11:10 AM



Robert, in my opinion, it doesn't matter that there may be options in the future for students, because the issue at hand is that some students are sitting there in the classroom not getting it when other students having just gone through the same lesson are happily working their problems.
I keep finding myself annoyed at your elitist type discriminating posts where you seem to place yourself and those like you in some special category looking down on everyone else who does not find math easy like you do.
As a teacher who really cares about her students' success, I assert that all students can learn, they just start at different points in any given lesson.
To answer your question," help with what?"
It is help with the problems in front of them and/or the same lesson presented in another way so that they can understand  not some illusive option in the future.
Maybe you need help becoming more human. 8)
>> >> On Jun 25, 2014, at 7:45 PM, Robert Hansen <bob@rsccore.com> wrote >> >> I think the issue we should be looking at is why we say things like what Anna said in a previous post? >> >> "The students that tell me they hate or are not good at Math are the ones who need the most help.? >> >> They need the most help with what? To think like we think? I think what they need are options and the last time I checked, this world is full of them. So I guess I don?t understand the religious crusade or why students that don?t like mathematics or are not good at mathematics need the most help. Maybe people that think that way need the most help.:) >> >> Bob Hansen >> >> >>



