







Why learn math? 
20090401 

From Uno: I got myself in a lot of trouble today. I got into an argument in school with my math teacher because while learning geometry I said that this was useless.
I don't understand why I need to learn algebra, geometry & trigonometry.
I don't see how we use this in real life and it is almost like my teachers don't know either. They say I have to learn it because... I don't think that is a good enough answer.
The only way I don't get suspended is if I can come up with real world applications of why we learn math.
I need help... I am already in deep trouble with my parents. Any resources on how learning a proof is used in real life? Answered by Claude Tardif and Harley Weston. 





Student who is inverting digits 
20081209 

From Tammie: Do you have any strategies for addressing inversion of digits in two digit numbers. For example  The student the teacher is working with will write "14" and the number is 41. She has tried highlighting, practice writing numbers, and hundreds charts and finding patterns. Help! Thank you! Answered by Robert Dawson and Victoria West. 





I want to learn math 
20070807 

From Maria: Hello. I am 16yearsold, and I would like to learn as much mathematics as I can
and to really understand it. I would like to know what people mean when they
say things like "thinking mathematically" or "math is equally beautiful and true".
However, I'm not sure where to start. :) What do you think of going back to the
beginning and working my way through Euclid?
Your help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Shape, symmetry, measurement and space 
20010224 

From Marilyn: I have to write in detail about how young children learn about shape, symmetry, measurement and space. It is not activities I need it is how the children learn. How/why their brain takes it all in Answered by Walter Whiteley. 





Probability and Statistics 
19990325 

From Karrie Waller: Hi my name is Karrie and I am an elementary ed. student at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. I am doing a report on how children learn probability and statistics. I am having trouble locating information that will tell me specifically how students learn. I am wondering if you can answer this question for me or direct me in the right direction. Answered by Jack LeSage. 

