We, as kids, have faced this situation during our school/college days. Now, when our children find Math difficult, we ought to understand ‘Why.’
Let’s compare Math with the learning a new language. Both have some sets of rules that a student needs to follow. When writing answers related to a language, in case a student makes a mistake, it might not affect the final answer. The teachers correct only the portion that’s wrong.
Conversely, if a particular step is not right in a solution to a Math problem, it affects the whole answer. In such cases, the teachers treat the solution as wrong and not just that particular step. This is where students give up.
Another reason is that the way it is taught. The method of teaching skips the different ways through which someone can reach a solution. This simply means it is not the children who are to be blamed; it’s those who teach them.
The result is that the students start hating the subject and prefer choosing the streams where there is minimum or no use of this subject.
At Ladder Method, we have understood these gaps related to the teaching of Math language. This has helped us develop a method that simplifies this subject. The students understand how to practice in a manner that ensures a concept never fades out from the mind. We also apply this method while tutoring the students preparing ACT or SAT.