Last login: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
As a Psychologist and Software Developer I also have been a math tutor. One of the most important issues in learning math is making sure we as teachers, begin where the student is and not where we are in our thinking. If we can link the concept to something the student already knows the "bridge" to new knowledge can take place. Trying to teach something that is completely out of their experience has a low probability of success. A "building block" approach is the best because the student can experience success by "reducing the uncertainty" in the potentially complicated math maze.
February 16, 2011 at 11:15 a.m.
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