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”

Finding Equation of a Given Straight Line

Coordinate geometry combines algebra and geometry. The discovery of coordinate geometry was a very important stage in the history of math. It brought a higher order to math. It also opened avenues for further math development. To learn more read the article Introduction to Coordinate Geometry.

The figure below is a graph of a straight line. Let us see how to find out the specific algebraic equation for this line. Continue reading “Finding Equation of a Given Straight Line”