RE: [xmca] Help in teaching and learning maths

From: Hallam,Teresa A <thallam who-is-at>
Date: Tue Jun 10 2008 - 06:16:00 PDT

Here are a couple of general articles about math difficulties and suggestions for remediation. There are a list of references at the end of the second article. My daughter had similar problems at about that age and struggled with it into adulthood. However, she now loves statistical analysis with the help of computer software and is getting her PhD in Political Science.

Teresa A. Hallam, PhD
University of Akron

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Andy Blunden
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 4:51 AM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity; Peter Blunden
Subject: [xmca] Help in teaching and learning maths

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 +61 3 9380 9435
Skype andy.blunden
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