Understanding Mathematics. In my opinion, this is one of the most useful
websites on the web. If taken to heart, the advice can prevent much fruitless, unnecessary
and wasted effort by those studying Mathematics. I have taught
some Mathematics and find that a few children/students rush
(or are pushed!) ahead when learning this subject and
neglect to properly learn the earlier concepts. This problem can occur
at all the different levels (ages) in which Mathematics teaching takes
place. Professor W. Clark has written two invaluable books (recommended by Peter Alfeld) Math Overboard (Parts 1 and 2).
In these books he describes a very important teaching experience. He
found that a number of his students had problems when learning
Calculus, which were due to earlier stages of Mathematics not being
learned properly. The increased competitiveness of presentday society
has made this situation a lot
worse.





Site originated: 25 February
2000
The version of this page: 13th May 2021
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Authors 2018