Math Survival Guide: How to be a Successful Student 15
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"While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, 
What happens is that the two students end up sitting together completely lost, having a pity party, complaining about how much they hate math and stinking together!
Having a group with a range of abilities helps everyone. It makes the weak students stronger through the assistance of the strong students… and it makes the strong students stronger because they are getting practice explaining things to the weaker students.
Let’s talk about students who usually have pretty good math grades. Just because a person can manage to get a good grade in a math class doesn’t necessarily mean that he/she really understands what’s going on. Have you ever sat next to a person in a math class and asked, “Hey, did you get #11 in the homework?” and get an unsatisfying and annoying answer like, “Yeah, but I have no idea how I got it.” Pretty frustrating, isn’t it? Or maybe it was you who gave this answer to someone else? Well, a good study group can turn this seemingly lucky, yet clueless math student into a real student with solid math knowledge! Continued on the next page

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