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Math teachers - where do your students have the most difficulty?

If I were to become a math teacher, I want to know where the most help is needed. I feel there's a tremendous need for our future citizens to be engineers, scientists and analysts, otherwise we'll just fall by the wayside while other nations advance. You math teachers are doing a terrific job, but I know there's not enough of you, the parents are difficult, the curriculum keeps changing, and kids are spending less and less time studying. Thank you for your input. I'd like to join with you in this uphill struggle.

Asked By: Veritatum17 - 5/15/2006
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First, students are not taught HOW to study. Homework is no longer a requirement to pass, even though its necessary for practice. Students are having a hard time with memorizing basic math facts like multiplication tables. Even if they know the steps to solve an Algebraic equation, they stumble with their times... More
Answered By: smartypants909 - 5/15/2006
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Primary level : subtraction with carry over and fraction divisions. Middle school : mixed proportion and bodmas concepts. High School : Geometry theorems can be problematic at times.
Answered By: EmM - 5/15/2006
 
Fractions --- all computation Problem solving skills in general (lazy thinking)
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Answered By: spinthewheel - 5/15/2006
 
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