yathish
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How to explain angle hunting to students
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There can be no standard algorithm to solve angle hunting problems. You have to build this skill in students by exposing them to simpler problems and gradually increasing the complexity. I suppose the ...

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Better ways to explain mutually exclusiveness and dependency of events
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Its easy for even "seasoned" mathematicians to make mistakes in such straightforward probability questions. With that in mind I suggest the following - Insist on solving the problems systematically (...

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Practical ways to check if a student has mastered a particular topic
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I presume you are fishing for practical ways in an online (digital) environment. First off, there's no objective definition of mastery. At the most rudimentary level you have standardised assessments ...

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Is there a study that proves that math proficients usually perform better in other subjects vs. people who perform shoddily in math?
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"Other subjects" is a gross generalisation and it certainly is wrong to say that proficiency in mathematics correlates with proficiency in ALL other subjects. Numerous studies have focused on ...

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"Seeing" GCD and LCM in Word Problems
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The premise of your question seems to indicate an undesirable precedent. When the students are able to solve a problem correctly it's immaterial what approach they followed. In fact, giving positive ...

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Phone app or webpage to link HS students to free math tutor?
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Why not use Google Hangouts? It enables screen sharing both ways - effectively turning your screen into a blackboard. As others pointed out there's probably no free and yet good site/app that aligns ...

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Teaching the proper syntax of “such that”
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It is admittedly confusing for ELLs. But nothing to worry too much as students would pick it up automatically with enough exposure and practice. Meanwhile you can try showing them a few examples to ...

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The sequence of chapters
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In my experience, this hasn't been an explicit reason for students finding the subject harder. In fact, it was quite common to teach subjects (not just maths) in a different order than what is given ...

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How to denote angle?
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The answer is: You should not worry about it. Yes, you should let the reader interpret the angle according to the context. There is no defined convention for notation of explementary angles. Because ...

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What are the fundamentals of writing practice questions for early teen students?
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Few thoughts (with practice, short bursts of time and question writing rules in mind): First question is text heavy. It need not be too explanatory unless you do want to teach a few things through ...

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Paper on Replicating Test Questions
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What you describe sounds like a standard pre-test and post-test analysis. Typically these are done to check the impact of a specific intervention. You first give a pre-test to the target group. Then ...

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Searching for prezi like software that supports LaTeX natively
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Not aware of any software but here's a simple hack to achieve what you want: Go to codecogs equation editor. Write your LaTeX equation. Copy the url generated (it will be exported as swf). In import ...

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Solving linear equations by factoring
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I think the reason for students' confusion in the latter method depends on two parameters (assuming the students are aware of both concepts): In which order are the two concepts taught? How long was ...

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