Your knowledge of quadratic (or higher degree) polynomial equations can be useful in solving issues that arise when writing the code to translate joystick movements into VEX drive motor outputs.

# Tag: Problem Solving

## Solving Math Problems At The Board

Many students perceive their teachers to know more than they really do (Math teachers in particular). If a Math student who just observed a teacher solve a problem at the board is asked “What do you think was going through the teacher’s mind as they solved that problem?”, I suspect the average answer would be something…… Continue reading Solving Math Problems At The Board

## Procedural vs Intuitive Approaches

Both procedural and intuitive approaches to problem-solving are useful and important. As students begin to learn algebraic approaches to solving problems that feel very procedural, the challenge is to help students maintain their intuitive problem-solving skills while also developing an intuitive sense of why algebraic approaches work.

## Word Problems… !#$%@;*!!

Word problems can be… frustrating. Most of their reputation arises from their use of words to describe a quantitative problem. And if the problem’s author did not choose their words very carefully, you’ve got Trouble (with a capital T). So why are so many word problems assigned? Because they are more similar to the quantitative…… Continue reading Word Problems… !#$%@;*!!

## Improve Your Math Grade: Use Scrap Paper

Scrap paper is an important tool when learning and doing mathematics. Every student should be using it to solve math problems from Algebra 1 on.