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July 31st, 2019, 08:55 AM  #11 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2019 From: Malawi Posts: 19 Thanks: 0 Math Focus: Trigonometry and calculus 
In Africa primary School students are taught subtraction mathematics through improvisation. For instance I recall my math teacher told the class to collect ten bottle tops as a learning material. To use it for the problem like 5 3, we were taught to take five bottle tops and reduce the number by three so that the remaining number of bottle tops become the answer. Alternatively use of Cartesian plain on the xaxis. This works with problems like 5+3. You just have to tell her that taking three steps from negative five towards the right hand side would give 2 as an answer. OKAY? 
July 31st, 2019, 09:00 AM  #12  
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2013 From: New York, USA Posts: 673 Thanks: 88  Quote:
I have tutored minority students who failed Regents in June and passed in August after a combination of summer school and my tutoring. In 2000 while I was in high school, I tutored a girl who was AfricanAmerican or Hispanic. I was told that she scored in the 20s in the Sequential Math I (Algebra 1) Regents and passed after I tutored her. I didn't tutor for a long time until two summers ago, when I tutored a Hispanic girl who got a 58 on the Geometry Regents in June and a 72 in August. I'm not saying I'm perfect at tutoring, but it's not like the only tutoring I've done is helping smart students do better. It's the opposite. I could try to say one digit numbers in Spanish. What are the Spanish words for "addition," "subtraction," and "negative" that would be used when teaching math? I could look it up myself, but I want the best translation. I don't want to use a Spanish word thinking it means "addition" when it really means something similar like "combining." I'm not going to learn enough Spanish to say whole sentences. Quote:
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