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Posted on October 11, 2021 10:42 pm
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XyqyBy
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I work with a student every day during math class and assist him with his practice problems. Typically, we will do one problem together then he will try to do the problem on his own. Recently, he will understand how to do the problem with my assistance but when he starts doing it on his own he says he doesn't know how to do then asks me for help. What should I do?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 28, 2021 7:56 am

geTuPa
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I would try breaking the lesson or problem into parts or steps. Then reminding the student the name or number of the step when they begin to struggle. This will help them remember the steps and build their confidence so they don't need you to do it every time.
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adeSah
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I would ask the student to show you their work, so that way you can see what sections they are getting caught up on. It may be that they are simply unconfident in their abilities, or that there is a section that they have an issue with that is being skimmed over when you work together.
  Posted on: October 31, 2021 8:38 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 25, 2021 6:34 pm

Sophia Sunyak
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This is a huge part of your job. Does the student have an IEP (individualized education plan) or do they have any necessary accommodations? Have you asked their other teachers if this is normal for them? With mathematics it is important to spend extra time with students who do not understand - maybe the way you are teaching the lesson makes him feel lost. Think about the growth mindset when it comes to mathematics.
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geTuPa
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Adapting the structure of the lesson may help the student build confidence in their individual work.
  Posted on: October 28, 2021 7:54 am

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