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Adam Rubinson
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22 votes
14 answers
13k views

Student asked me if it is necessary to simplify fractions at the end of answering a question. I'm not sure how to respond

11 votes
4 answers
494 views

For students who don't have instant recall with basic arithmetic, should I be stubborn about training them to have instant recall before moving on?

6 votes
3 answers
295 views

Should/ how should I help students reframe their negative thoughts about their own mathematical abilities?

6 votes
11 answers
1k views

How to explain to a ~$12-16$ year-old student who is weak at maths, that $\ 38 \times 27 \times 14 = 27 \times 14 \times 38$?

5 votes
5 answers
2k views

Trade-off between writing neatly vs scribbling (scribbling aims to maximise working memory)

3 votes
3 answers
673 views

"Table" method for expanding brackets vs "each term in the first bracket gets multiplied by each term in the second bracket"

3 votes
1 answer
209 views

"Rough subitising / estimation" for better intuition and ability to apply arithmetic

2 votes
2 answers
273 views

Scepticism as the cornerstone for not making mistakes in arithmetic/algebra etc, especially for students who relentlessly make every possible error

0 votes
2 answers
154 views

As a tutor, should I make students who did badly on timed, closed book past paper tests, do the exact same test again?