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...well, my degree is in math, so assume my opinion as biased , but I really think that middle school is where you "catch" kids with math - the sweet spot where you really have the chance to spark a love for the subject. It's where I remember (back in the day) first being introduced to algebra and the concepts I find most fascinating about mathematics.

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Mshope 03-09-2019 08:02 AM

however, ours in ms have it pretty rough. Students do not know their basic skills so every day is a struggle. I really don't know how they do it day after day. I hear constant complaining about how much students hate math. Constant.

Now for science, kids seem to like it because they do experiments and it is more hands-on. Its a lot of work for the teachers to get the supplies and set it all up. However, it seems like less of a daily struggle.

It may be totally different for you though. I'm sure if students had more basic math skills the job wouldn't be so rough.

Just my two cents.

Lakeside 03-05-2019 05:22 PM

...well, my degree is in math, so assume my opinion as biased , but I really think that middle school is where you "catch" kids with math - the sweet spot where you really have the chance to spark a love for the subject. It's where I remember (back in the day) first being introduced to algebra and the concepts I find most fascinating about mathematics.

lilune 03-05-2019 04:02 PM

I have been contemplating moving to middle school and am interested in either science or math. I like both subjects and started off excited about science but then did an all day math training and am equally as excited about that. I wanted to see opinions on this.




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