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From: Ralph
(for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Nov 23, 2003 at 10:58:46
Subject: Re: Students don't like math
Hi Sokcha,
Thanks for writing to T2T. It's terrific that you've chosen to
pursue a career as a teacher of mathematics. There are many
rewards, but, as you've already discovered, a few challenges as
well. As a "going-to-be math teacher", you'll find that you
will be dealing with many students who will openly tell you
that they dislike/fear math, that it is their least favorite
subject, that they "hate" it, etc. The causes/reasons are many
and complex, but there are some resources that will help you
learn more about dealing with such students. One resource that
you will DEFINITELY want to be aware of and make use of is the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics:
http://www.nctm.org
There you will find a wealth of resources to support you as a
teacher of mathematics.
Hope this helps,
-Ralph, for the T2T service
And,
Relating particularly to the issue of dealing with students who
are "math anxious," check out the Forum's Internet Mathematics
Library, which has a whole category all about
Home : Math Ed Topics : Teaching Issues/Strats : Psych/Affective
http://mathforum.org/library/ed_topics/psych_affective/
- Richard, for the T2T service
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