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Old 11-15-2011, 11:12 AM
AZTheta AZTheta is offline
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Algebra, I loved it! Geometry, on the other hand...ugh. Just, UGH.

Try equating Algebra to a "puzzle" or "mystery" that he needs to solve. ("something's missing...")

Use of visuals could be helpful (I'm thinking of a modified form of comic strip conversations), since visuals worked for me in understanding "how to solve for X". AAMOF, visuals work for me for just about everything. Don't tell me! Don't talk at me! SHOW me. (no I wasn't born in MO).
"One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision." Bertrand Russell, The Triumph of Stupidity
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