## 10 Reasons Why Students HATE Maths: BUSTED

December 17, 2017

## 3.  Everyone Hates Maths Anyway: BUSTED

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## same thing: BUSTED

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## 5. It’s Too Hard: BUSTED

Come one, a racoon can do it!

## 7. Maths is really SCARY!: BUSTED

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## 8. I’ll NEVER use this MATHS: BUSTED

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## Class: BUSTED……………………………

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November 4, 2017

# 2. The HORROR STORY

For students who think they have a BAD maths teacher, watch the first video here.

August 8, 2017

# The Cause:

Maths does have new topics, but not that often. Maths tends to go over and over old topics before adding new material. Students can feel overwhelmed simply because they are not paying attention. They are talking, texting, complaining, graffiting …etc. (See below)

Every day is like the reverse of Groundhog Day. Everything looks new again … new again … new again because they didn’t learn anything yesterday.

## Here is the challenge for students: I Dare You To Watch This Entire Video

Really. Can students make it through this video without talking, texting, annoying someone ….? The video is funny and too true.

# The Solution:

Start paying attention. Maths will make more sense.

## Fear and Loathing in Grade 3 Math Class

October 29, 2015

Hellooo My Little Luvvies,

So you are in Grade 3. You are asked to do this: Use the repeated multiplication strategy to solve: 5 x 3. Here’s your answer:

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Firstly, give the kid a cigar. According to The Telegraph, UK the kid is only in Grade 3 and can read: repeated multiplication strategy without their head exploding. Secondly, this kid understands the question.

5 x 3 = 5 + 5 + 5  except, according to the teacher, this answer is wrong.

3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3

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According to The Telegraph : The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in the US defended how the paper was marked, saying it gives students a better understanding of the problems they are solving.

Of course, the NCTM is suggesting:

5 x 3 = 5 times 3 = 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3

5 x X = 5 times X = X + X + X + X + X

X x 3 = ?

X x 3 = X times 3 = 3 times X = X + X + X

Mathematicians have to think like this! They must be nibble. Mathematicians must think for themselves.

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Too many kids hate maths due to FEAR or BOREDOM. How much would you hate maths if you got correct answers marked WRONG?

And how much would you FEAR the next maths test?

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Needless to say, I’m with Bart. Math teachers should not mark right answers wrong for any reason. More reasons why kids hate maths here:  BEWARE OF MATHS FUNDAMENTALISTS

Cheerio for now