News that Vexes: Secrets for learning math finally revealed

News that Vexes

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Sunday, August 02, 2015

Secrets for learning math finally revealed

This startling new research from the Florida International University is chock full of groundbreaking information.

Here's the article, titled FIU study: Encouragement key for math students.

Since this is the internet, I will preface this with SPOILER ALERT!

This article says students will do better learning math if they have "clear explanations of concepts and — just as important — encouragement or interest."  Yes, that's a direct quote.

Another gem: "She’s even seen non-math majors develop an interest in math once they understand the subject."  Yes, things can actually be interesting if we understand them!

This blockbuster report was written by Professor Zahra Hazari - drop Professor Hazari a note of congratulations if you wish.  Though Professor Hazari interviewed 9000 (!!!) students to reach these stunning conclusions, she also relates this personal anecdote:
Hazari nearly failed learning fractions in sixth grade. Her seventh-grade teacher, however, pulled her aside and explained them to her in a way she understood. She didn’t struggle again after that.
“Once it all made sense, it was easy,” Hazari said.
Yes - once it makes sense, it makes sense.

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