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Posted on September 20, 2018


Hints that students see math as a mess of rules:

(10 + 5) 3

Many will apply the distributive property that they recently learned.

Then, “Oh, no!!! I did it wrong!  We have to do what’s in the parentheses first!”

I do try to make the connections but it *almost* makes me wish I were the teacher teacher … and could take steps to cement the connection.

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