[xmca] Help in teaching and learning maths

From: Andy Blunden <ablunden who-is-at mira.net>
Date: Tue Jun 10 2008 - 01:51:19 PDT

I need help from some of you briliant educaitonalists out
there. This is help of a personal not a professional kind.

My brother, Peter, has a very bright 13 year old daughter,
Marissa, who wants a science career and is bright enough to
have gained entry to the elite public school in Sydney, but
she flunks maths. Like so many people I have known over the
years, she just doesn't get it. 99/100 for any other
subject, 40/100 for maths.

Peter will do anything to solve this problem. He is no fool,
but had architecture training and is a GIS systems person,
not a teacher. Just a father, not a teacher.

I promised that I would find him an article which a
non-academic could understand that would help him help
Marissa "get" maths. I would help, but I live 1000km away.

Does anyone have a URL for something he could read which
would help? Or any little tips?

with thanks

Andy Blunden http://home.mira.net/~andy/ +61 3 9380 9435 
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Received on Tue Jun 10 01:52 PDT 2008

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