tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post461139873714150360..comments2019-03-22T00:59:26.637-05:00Comments on Mrs. E Teaches Math: Mrs. E's Favorite ThingsMrs. E Teaches Mathnoreply@blogger.comBlogger128125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-15191015407288496952017-12-19T12:07:11.681-06:002017-12-19T12:07:11.681-06:00WINNER!!WINNER!!Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14333418485408024108noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-14799147669031331392017-12-18T18:20:38.641-06:002017-12-18T18:20:38.641-06:00Converting between fractions and decimals is a str...Converting between fractions and decimals is a struggle this year. Anything different from a positive whole number terrifies my students.D.https://www.blogger.com/profile/17011349388900496196noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-25456220198354878092017-12-18T18:18:07.611-06:002017-12-18T18:18:07.611-06:00My most difficult unit is teaching factoring of eq...My most difficult unit is teaching factoring of equations. Jacki Riffeyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07003562110002557258noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-8481324947483390112017-12-18T14:12:27.107-06:002017-12-18T14:12:27.107-06:00The most difficult unit I teach is ratios...my stu...The most difficult unit I teach is ratios...my students struggle with this and I do not know why...I think it is because they struggle with fractions and so just the idea of something looking like a fraction freaks them out. <br />Their other problem is that they wont write the ratios in words first...those that do, breeze through this topic...those that don't struggle.<br />Lory Zhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02597181603342826560noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-21796589001052561132017-12-18T12:05:41.188-06:002017-12-18T12:05:41.188-06:00Logarithms are the most difficult unit. It's ...Logarithms are the most difficult unit. It's hard to get students to understand why they have to learn it. The concept is so abstract, students sometimes can't grasp the idea. (I teach 8th graders integrated math 2 & 3).Deb Danielshttp://danielsroar.weebly.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-58466963976340034772017-12-18T06:03:10.117-06:002017-12-18T06:03:10.117-06:00Long division, mainly because my students (5th and...Long division, mainly because my students (5th and 6th graders) aren't fluent in their math facts. Makes it much more difficult for all of us.Mrs. Florey's Class Bloghttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06010305118925901890noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-72045851160260710972017-12-17T22:51:54.842-06:002017-12-17T22:51:54.842-06:00I think the most difficult unit to teach is geomet...I think the most difficult unit to teach is geometry proofs. Students hateeeeeee this!Simply Kathttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15539657590185628237noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-10593880873034752302017-12-17T19:18:05.917-06:002017-12-17T19:18:05.917-06:00I enjoy teaching surface area, but it's defini...I enjoy teaching surface area, but it's definitely a tough one for the students!Megan Wallenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07998323552185941790noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-16829473376919333122017-12-17T17:02:49.627-06:002017-12-17T17:02:49.627-06:008th grade topics such as exponential notation rule...8th grade topics such as exponential notation rules. This is my first year teaching 8th graders and I am having to learn it all in order to teach it!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-40781811326829580732017-12-17T16:23:57.741-06:002017-12-17T16:23:57.741-06:00Fractions are pretty tough, at most grade levels. ...Fractions are pretty tough, at most grade levels. And, as mentioned elsewhere, it comes from not having a good, solid grasp on basic number sense.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-91464397548700044972017-12-17T14:41:04.533-06:002017-12-17T14:41:04.533-06:00When we used Saxon, surface area was difficult bec...When we used Saxon, surface area was difficult because the students couldn't visualize what it actually was. I'm hoping our new serie, Go Math, will help with that!Deanne Sypherdhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17253170095385949584noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-69063069036919142992017-12-17T11:27:16.550-06:002017-12-17T11:27:16.550-06:00solving quadratics. Students really struggle with...solving quadratics. Students really struggle with when to factor and when to use the quadratic formula.Carolyn Adamshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12116087157985228682noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-9189406738843002642017-12-17T09:58:43.764-06:002017-12-17T09:58:43.764-06:00Hannah Park -- Hardest unit for me has been fracti...Hannah Park -- Hardest unit for me has been fraction to decimal equivalents. I have a few students who are very behind and because our curriculum spirals, they continue to get these basic skills wrong, hurting their scores. Sigh. Still... going to keep trying!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-90760167967346994542017-12-17T09:46:13.232-06:002017-12-17T09:46:13.232-06:00Proofs and logic are the most difficult for me to ...Proofs and logic are the most difficult for me to teach. I have self-contained students and they struggle with basic addition, let alone proofs. Trying to find more hands-on projects and webquests for them to complete.Joanna Merinhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15742601394198017593noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-3802244704473262662017-12-17T09:24:44.769-06:002017-12-17T09:24:44.769-06:00Systems of equations because students who still st...Systems of equations because students who still struggle to solve equations have an incredibly hard time grasping systems.Danielle Djikanovichttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02815091890731562340noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-53867532603736167052017-12-17T07:22:00.238-06:002017-12-17T07:22:00.238-06:00For geometry, I would say proofs is the hardest to...For geometry, I would say proofs is the hardest to teach because students are so used to algebra they just want an answer and having the develop a line of thought is something they fight against. For Algebra 2, it is transformations of functions.Unknownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15229383368998613396noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-28796386490730694242017-12-17T06:55:50.685-06:002017-12-17T06:55:50.685-06:00Surface Area! We start the unit by the kids figur...Surface Area! We start the unit by the kids figuring out on their own how to find surface area of a rectangular prism using nets. They can do it! They figure out that you have to find the area of each side add all the sides all by themselves. But then I have a hard time getting them to retain and APPLY this knowledge.Sydhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00130933817851247828noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-73810101416622482292017-12-16T19:28:59.957-06:002017-12-16T19:28:59.957-06:00 Factoring. I teach Rsp/sec and they have a hard ... Factoring. I teach Rsp/sec and they have a hard time knowing what method to use and applying each method. Randi McKeehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17174834864325450901noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-5326351781778755822017-12-16T17:36:58.619-06:002017-12-16T17:36:58.619-06:00fractions michelle millerfractions michelle millerRetta Millerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05726619223483790026noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-27525214281827458202017-12-16T16:48:16.531-06:002017-12-16T16:48:16.531-06:00Definitely the transformations of trig functions u...Definitely the transformations of trig functions unit and transformations of exponential and logarithmic functions unit in Algebra 2. The transformations are no longer as nice as with polynomials,and students have to remember SO much for the trig functions. Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-71252659455168209462017-12-16T15:27:47.521-06:002017-12-16T15:27:47.521-06:00I find taking word problems and having the kids wr...I find taking word problems and having the kids write an equation which can be solve by isolating the variable is the most difficult in my sixth grade classroom. Abby Morrishttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12411097409856983092noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-35290682235335706202017-12-16T13:48:25.047-06:002017-12-16T13:48:25.047-06:00I second what Matthew said above. I'm in my fi...I second what Matthew said above. I'm in my first year of teaching Geometry as well and I can tell the students are bored with triangles. Geometry is difficult to connect to their interests. The most difficult thing to teach this semester was geometric means, because I couldn't find many resources on it (notes, worksheets, etc.).Colleen Bhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14014225966619301055noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-66616629328521447632017-12-16T13:35:25.075-06:002017-12-16T13:35:25.075-06:00My hardest part of teaching geometry in my first y...My hardest part of teaching geometry in my first year is relating real life to geometry for students, without using the same ideas of measuring distances and looking at architecture. Geometry was my least favorite math class in school, because the teacher had us memorize postulates, theorems, and proofs that I never used again in life. I want students to enjoy my class.Matthew Millerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04339142620109531115noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-71207865518020620832017-12-16T12:12:00.644-06:002017-12-16T12:12:00.644-06:00Fractions, fractions, fractions! oh, and long divi...Fractions, fractions, fractions! oh, and long division. I agree with others, students don't have a solid foundation to build upon.Chatchew5https://www.blogger.com/profile/16468777802493292565noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-19263962168557552742017-12-16T11:23:50.201-06:002017-12-16T11:23:50.201-06:00I would have to agree that fractions is the most d...I would have to agree that fractions is the most difficult unit for me to teach. Students often don't have a solid understanding of number sense and do not make the connection between fractions, decimals, and percents.Mrs. Griffinhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00103282766966390277noreply@blogger.com