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Explaining Algebra

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Joined: Jun 06, 2012
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Posted Jun 06, 2012 at 2:57:49 PM
Subject: Explaining Algebra

My daughter was recently diagnosed with a learning disability with regard to math. Her current Algebra teacher only explains a concept one way and it must be done "her way", if not, it is marked incorrect. I am frustrated as she will not explain concepts in a different manner so that my daughter can grasp the information. Am I expecting too much as a mother to have a concept explained in an alternate way; one that she understands?

New to the forum here and hoped someone else may have experience this and could guide me.

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Posted:Jun 12, 2012 7:15:52 AM

Hello every one

[Modified by: anushade on June 12, 2012 07:19 AM]

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Posted:Feb 11, 2014 8:50:55 PM

Hi Hettie1863!

You are not expecting too much from the teacher to have the material explained another way so your daughter can understand. I currently teach math and what I was always taught is if a child found the answer a different way that made sense it is correct. There are some topics that may have to be done a certain way to help with a topic later (such as solving one step equations, most students can do it in their head but they need to be able to show the steps for when they get to two steps or fractions and decimals). However the teacher should explain topics multiple ways so all students can learn. When I teach I always try and explain a topic or give different ways of solving a problem and I tell my students to choose the one they like, there is no one correct way. I would bring this up to the teacher and then if necessary to the admin. Good Luck!

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