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How to Teach Math to Students Having Difficulty
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(Note: The author, Brian Boley, has a bachelor's degree in Physics and has taught physics labs at the college level. He has also tutored algebra, calculus, physics, chemistry, and biology at both the high school and college level. He has 4 children, all of whom are home-schooled.)
Perhaps the hardest class for most home school parents and professional teachers to teach properly is Mathematics. This is because few among us have truly learned Math -- most of us struggled through the courses. You cannot let most students simply follow a textbook, since this only provides half of the information needed to properly solve Math problems.
Math is very different from English or History -- or even Science -- because Math is the only subject that shares two characteristics: 1. You must start at the beginning and build upon what you learned in the previous lesson. 2. The answer is 100% right or 100% wrong -- there is no such thing as a partially correct answer.
In other classes such as History, one can start at any point and study just that particular part of History. In English, there are various degrees of correctness and opinions may differ as to what is correct. But not in Math: Math is precise and requires exact execution. Math answers are either right or they are wrong. ("Partial credit" is merely a device used by teachers from the 1970's who were too concerned with the short-term self-esteem of their pupils.)
Learning to Teach Math
In this article, we will develop several Concepts, which will enable us to teach Math correctly. As we learn a Concept, we will see how to apply it in the classroom. We will also see the effect that the Concept has on the student.
Concept # 1 - Right or Wrong
This is the first Concept: Math answers are either right or they

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