algebra concepts and got quite a lot done. Perhaps too much for one session.
x2 = 9
(x + 1) 2 = 9 are EASY once you understand a little about squares an square roots. We also played with completing the square.
Earlier on we did spend some time solving equations like you see in this video.
This girl--well spoken, obviously intelligent--has some issues with math due to a "F" or two on tests. She was able to make easy things hard because of her perception. Fortunately, she had a couple of friends there who were "getting it" which helped her think, "if they "get it" I can "get it" too." This is yet another reason to tutor in small groups.
"Whether You Think You Can or Can't, You're Right"~Henry Ford
Laughter is the best cure for math anxiety.a password, I talk about the concept of opposites and combining however on the screencast, if you want more on how to do "the negative ones" you need to get a password which only costs a buck.
The thought you want to instill in the group is: "this is fun and easy."
I have the same videos on screencast0matic and on Youtube as a back up hopefully if one is down the other is working...the name of this video is "Crewtonn Ramone Typical High School Algebra II"
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ~Albert Einstein