some problem that faces student in learning mathematics

@willy6 (492)
Jamaica
April 3, 2009 5:43pm CST
There are a lot of children has disability in applying mathematical concept to their daily lives. Children with diability in maths can perform as well as their pairs, they have to be thought properly. Teachers are undergoing major changes, they are applying certain techniques to help student master the problem. the future has to rethink their entire approach to teaching maths. Emphasis has to be place in understanding the basic principles, and if one can master the basic they will be able to move to more advance maths.
9 responses
• United States
3 Apr 09
I think that without meaning to you have pinpointed why children have a hard time with math. It is not their own ability but the way they are taught. Teachers (despite the fact that they know better) often use improper vocabulary when teaching math, and then when the student has to take a standardized test they do not understand what is being asked of them. An example of this is:A teacher will ask: Ann has 2 apples and Bob has 2 apples, how many apples do they have. The tests ask: If Ann has 2 apples and Bob has 2 apples then what is the sum of their apples. No wonder students have problems. You are right though, teachers are learning how important it is to teach students math in more effective ways, using different techniques. I only hope that the future teachers do not fall into the habit of "making it easier" for students by using improper terms.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
4 Apr 09
I always hated that with math teachers. They would teach it one way, and later you'd learn that was wrong but it was just used as a simplification. I was an honors student in math, I didn't need these stupid simplifications. I see all these horrible math professors and it makes me want to change to my major so that I could teach math. But I am almost done with college so it is too late to change majors now.
• United States
4 Apr 09
If you are in the US you might look into an alternative certification program, if you really want to teach math. It is slightly harder when you start to teach this way because you will not have taken all of the education courses but you will find a job. Math teachers are needed, no matter where you are. You might want to talk to an advisor about it, it might not take as much as you think. You would also have the advatage of knowing the vocabulary and how to use it.
@hotsummer (10465)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
i think it is both the ability of the students and also their method of learning determines how well they will learn their maths. I think though with good techniques even average student can master their math and will become good at it and will remember more what they have learned after many years they have learned it in their schools.
• India
6 Apr 09
This subject require proper understanding of basic things. If your basic is clear then it is very easy subject otherwise you can't learn this subject.
• India
4 Apr 09
Do you know what is the secret behind successful mathematics?...Its the basics .I'm doing my Btech Aeronautical and I know what problems my friends face due to lack of basics.Once your foundation is strong you will have no problem throughout your life.So get your foundation right solve your problems right!!!!!
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
4 Apr 09
i do have problems in learning mathematics, but i always find ways in coping with it. But if new techniques could help future students to solved math problems more easier then that could be a great impact to our society today..
@parumalu (78)
• Bangladesh
4 Apr 09
your are right sir.
@carrine (2748)
• Philippines
4 Apr 09
lol mathematics is my major when im in college, i mean thats my course not necessarily ur good in math in solving ur problems in real life, its just a matter of thinking, give time about it, and prayers, ask guidance for u to able to solve a problem
@ladysakurax (1163)
• Canada
4 Apr 09
I think one major problems is the calculator. People are use to much calculator when they have a calculation to do..even for a simple one like 2x3x5. It became a habit. So when they have to deal with simple things in daily life, they struggle if the electronic devide is not in hand. I don't know about disabilities but if it's the case, maybe talking to the teacher about the problem. The teacher guesses that everyone is on the same level unlike some people that might need extra examples of simple definitions. However, I didn't really have problems with math..except for now but it's not the fault of the teacher...it's me studying in the last min.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
4 Apr 09
I don't know if as many people really have math disabilities as people think. A lot of math teachers just really aren't very good, so it is hard for students to learn from them. For most students, they can learn from a good teacher. Whereas in reading, I'm sure I had excellent teachers but I just don't have the ability to be a good reader. However, I was excellent in math in some courses and not in others. I always did well if I had a good teacher. And if I couldn't understand the professor's accent, I would do horrible even though we were learning math. Yes, I can learn math on my own better than most people, but still a good teacher would help a lot.