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Math Word Problems – why are they so hard for so many students?

I’m working with a range of students, boys and girls, young adults in their early teens and adult learners, my age and up, those who want to improve their grade from a B to an A, and those who want to “just pass the course”.  However, I am repeatedly faced with an unresolved question – what …

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What is Math?

What is math? Good question. Mathematics, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary,  is “the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations.” There are several good definitions, however, none can briefly encompass all the aspects and meanings we attribute to mathematics. I have tried, …

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Start of the School year

Now, as in every year around late August to early September, we transition from the summer activities to the back-to-school frenzy. Yet again, school buses travel the streets and gather students to their assigned schools. Students carry their books and backpacks back and forth. They meet their new teachers, take exams, hopefully do their assigned homework, …

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Math4Teens is in the process of updating content for the 2012-2013 school year. Please email or call to inquire about the services offered.   Math4Teens is all about making math accessible, understandable, and fun. Dr. G. founded Math4Teens with a simple premise guiding his teaching philosophy: Math=Language   Dr. G. considers Math as a human form of …

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