I am going to start to post Math Quotes. Sometimes funny. Sometimes motivational.
Here is my first –
I watch HGTV, and it 30 minutes the person can fix a sink and put in a new faucet. I try to do it in the same amount of time and it takes me all day. Frustration!
This is the same feeling students sometimes have when they are trying a math problem.
We as teachers are the experts, its our job to make the “math” look “easy”… in the same way the person on the expert that installs a sink makes it look easy.
In a class we can complete a few problems, and then when students try it on their own they have the same frustration.
It takes time and practice to get good in mathematics… understand the frustration…
Motive your students to keep trying, motivate them to try to “install the sink on their own..”
Work in progress… 🙂