by the-photon-trap Why do we use experts? To predict the future. Consider a patient who is asking a physician about the future effects of a certain drug, or the investor who is asking a stock … [Read more...]

# None of my students believe me when I tell them, but I was not always good at math. As a matter of fact, when I was just beginning to take algebra, I was absolutely terrible at it. No matter how much math help I got, I couldn’t succeed. Most of my teachers seemed to think that I was just being lazy that was the way a lot of teachers felt back then. I wasn’t being lazy. I simply couldn’t understand math. My dad tried to give me math homework help, but it was no good. I got more and more frustrated, as did he. He was a good father, and he was often very good at helping with other homework. Unfortunately, he did not understand the principles of math well enough to explain them to me. Few people know this, but if you want to teach something, you really have to master it. There is a big difference between being able to use math and being able to teach it. My father could do the former, but not the latter.

by Redhead Cobweb Back then, although teachers could give math problems help, they really did not know how to get to the core of an inability to understand mathematical concepts. Nowadays, thanks to … [Read more...]