Giving Up Fails Many Students

Here is a quote from an American author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.

Never giving up is a great life principle. If you don’t give up, you keep making effort to achieve your dream goals. Giving up, on the other hand, means that you no longer make an effort and have accepted defeat. You have thus also given up your dream goals along with the effort for their achievement. Continue reading “Giving Up Fails Many Students”

Make Your Child Generate Math Word Problems

Your child sees you as an ideal and role model. He wants to see you happy and pleased.

You love your child and care for him. You should have same kind of attitude towards his studies and any problems that he is having there.

His studies is important to him. Both need and social pressure make it so. You realize this more than your child. It is very important that you handle his study problems with patience and accommodation. Continue reading “Make Your Child Generate Math Word Problems”

Loving Poetry

It may be good if readers find something other than math in this blog. So as an alternative reading, I have decided to include a category ‘poetry’ in this blog. This will provide my readers something other than math education. There are many who love poetry.

In the words of American poet Paul Engle

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words

I have included this category in this blog because of my own love and association with poetry. Continue reading “Loving Poetry”

Some Ways You Can Help Your Studies

It is important that your study remains efficient and you spend your time well on it. This will make you learn more in less time. You will spent lesser time on your studies and will have more time for other activities.

It is also necessary that you attend to your examination. But never lose sight of the use of deep knowledge in practical life.

Remember knowledge is a pure human endeavor that no other living species on the earth is capable of. Good study habits help gain of true knowledge. Continue reading “Some Ways You Can Help Your Studies”

Tutoring Helps Fuller Teaching Experience

Though I have worked as a school teacher, tutoring individual students has been a great experience for me.

It has enabled me to use focused methods that suit the one student that I tutor at a time. In a classroom, on the other hand, consideration is to use methods that help best possible learning of all in a group of significant size. So the methods used are mixed and the focus of a teacher’s attention is all students in a classroom. Continue reading “Tutoring Helps Fuller Teaching Experience”

An Old Interesting Paradox

A paradox is a contradiction. Here is an old paradox

In a two boy race, one who runs slower is given a head start say of 10 meters. But how the one who runs faster can ever catch up with him. When the fast runner gets to the point where the slow runner started, the slow runner has moved ahead though by less than 10 meters. When the fast runner gets to this new position of the slow runner, he is ahead again by this time. In this way, the gap continues to narrow but always remains. Continue reading “An Old Interesting Paradox”

Write Neat and Clear Solutions to Math Problems

One of the students I tutored was a grade 8 student who aspired to study physics and engineering. His parents contacted me to work on problems with his math learning.

He had been good at math up to grade 5. Once in middle school in grade 6, he developed problems with math. His grades started going down.

I noticed two things in solution to math problems he carried out. He wrote solutions to math problems in a large letter size which lessened space between the successive lines in his work. This made his work look congested. Even worse, while writing with an ink pen, he cut his errors repeatedly and untidily. Continue reading “Write Neat and Clear Solutions to Math Problems”