There is a growing need to learn math for those who have had a bad experience with math in the past, or who have been away from math for a long time.I am interested in improved techniques for teaching math to this group of people.See More
"We are human and animal at heart, not organic manifestations of a mathematical inference engine, not meatware versions of Wolfram Alpha. Perhaps our instincts relate more to other living things than to mathematical abstractions represented as…"
"I think this depends on the level of the students. If they are elementary level learners, basic concepts has to be mastered first. As a pure subject, math can be boring and lack direction, but this has to be done first to allow the young learners…"
"Start with clear and simple examples that don't require a solution but just an understanding. Then insert variables one at a time and make sure we aren't loosing their original clear understanding. Have a glossary of letters and symbols.…"
"interesting! i also try and use linguistics in class. give a story with comprehension for math. or ask them to explain a math term in own words. works very well with language dominated brains!
"I taught a Foundation Physics course last year, and found the quantity of examples to be overwhelming. I am not opposed to using examples, but I also need some time to teach the abstract. The assigned text book introduces new equations using actual…"
"I believe right from grade 1 a child should become familiar with where we are using basic Mathematics .In successive years of learning the application part will be taken care of. So a blend of two is a good way to start."