





Stubborn Student
Luke is a math student in Ms. Stone's class. She emphasizes in the importance of showing the mathematical work on paper and not just relying on mental math. Sometimes this causes Luke to make mistakes, as Algebraic procedures can involve many steps. Luke seems to be reluctant to listen and doesn't follow the recommendations Ms. Stone gives. She has talked to him and tried to help him understand the reasons behind her suggestions.
What should Ms. Stone do to help Luke follow her procedures and show his work on paper? 










Solution 1
Posted October 5, 2018 1:15 am 




I believe Ms. Stone should reward him for showing work on paper. Same goes for the rest of the class. I believe if he has an incentive to show work he would be more willing. 

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Solution 2
Posted October 5, 2018 1:11 am 




Ms. Stone should allow Luke to write his answer, and then go back and have him show how he did it. Maybe for tests you could accommodate him and have him tell you the answers if thats how he does best. 

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Solution 3
Posted October 5, 2018 1:14 am 




I believe Ms. Stone should reward him for showing work on paper. Same goes for the rest of the class. I believe if he has an incentive to show work he would be more willing. 

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Solution 4
Posted November 28, 2018 4:59 am 




Maybe the teacher can give verbal or tangible "rewards" when students show their work. This may motivate the student to do what is being asked of him and work through his errors in their initial phase. 

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Solution 5
Posted February 23, 2019 8:46 pm 




Some students may work better in their mind than by showing the work on paper. Maybe if the teacher sat down with him and showed him how to properly show his work for algebraic procedures that could help. Also, a template could be provided for how to show his work. 

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Solution 6
Posted February 23, 2019 10:39 pm 




If showing his work when completing math problems causes a problem for Luke, his teacher could allow him to complete the problems without showing work and then explain to his teacher in words the algebraic steps he took to solve the problem. Algebra problems do tend to have multiple different steps and some students may mess up by skipping a step when writing it down on paper and/or forgetting to complete a step. By allowing the student to verbally explain how they got their answer, it would allow for the teacher to know that the student understands what they are doing as well as ensuring that the student understand how to follow and complete the algebraic steps for each of the problems. 

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Solution 7
Posted February 25, 2019 12:34 am 






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