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"While we may not be able to control all that happens to us,
we can control what happens inside us."
-- Benjamin Franklin

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



          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!

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