Are you fond with numbers and variables?
How about equations?
Math problem solving?
If you answered yes to all of these questions then I guess you landed on the wrong read about. But I’m guessing that the reason you’re still continually reading is because you answered No to even just one of the questions above.
Most of us claim that they hate math, but in reality they don’t really mean that. What they actually meant was I’m confused with math and I don’t want to spend another minute figuring out what to do next. This is very true especially when it comes to algebra. Since algebra is the connecting link of all the field of mathematics, just like the road systems, making it so broad, complicated and confusing? It touches and involves everything that is related to math.
There’s a study that says, when a person is confused, he or she stops. It’s the average of the norms. That’s why a lot of people especially students don’t finish solving math problems, not to mention long and complicated algebraic expressions. Until, they find a valid reason of spending too much time enduring the headache these math problems, they will not do it.
But you say that this is part of living, and studying of course. Yes that’s right and the only way to make us and the students to love solving algebraic expression is by making them want it. So how do we do that?
First, let’s identify the root cause of why they don’t like to do it? Well, because it’s complicated, takes too much time and doesn’t provide checking or verifying solutions. The same reason why it becomes so frustrating coming up to a wrong answer when you thought you were doing right all along. Then what’s next? Repeat the whole process, solve the equation and hope that this time you make it right.
Now that we’ve identified the cause, what’s the solution? Well first, as adults we have to remember that we’re already living a complicated life and as students we are already having a hard time figuring out a way to pass all of our subjects. Then why not just make life easier but looking for solutions the fast way. The internet is making a great job dealing with these fast and easy solutions.
And for our math problems we have what we call the math solver. Here, you can come up with answers the simplest possible way. Just by entering the equation in the solver then it almost automatically gives you the answer. In that way, all we have to worry about is the analysis of the problem with the given solution. Easy and simple, isn’t it? No need to recomputed and end up with the same wrong answer. We can even learn techniques on how to solve similar problem. I’m sure a lot more will be encouraged to finish up solving math problems when we know that it is this easy and there’s a way to verify our results.