tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post8104777012088927726..comments2020-01-01T20:51:17.548-08:00Comments on How to Prepare for the Gifted And Talented Test: Goal Effort OutcomeNorwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09462923179883891369noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post-86337262788263216402018-08-19T15:03:02.823-07:002018-08-19T15:03:02.823-07:00When I started out, I didn't know anything abo...When I started out, I didn't know anything about teaching, coaching, or even parenting. But if it's important, sometimes you have to join the team and start learning. Every problem is solvable on Khan or somewhere, but having that will just undermine learning. I'm in the process addressing this issue on my other blog. Here's a tip. There are only 4 operations in algebra (at this level). There are only 4 equations in trig. Try them all. One will lead toward the solution and 3 won't. Then repeat. It's solving a puzzle, and sometimes trying 10 steps to see which one will work. Then look at the one that worked and ask why. Then say 'beats me' and keep going. Send me the problem and I will demonstrate how to solve it.Norwoodhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09462923179883891369noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post-32256264249128803072018-08-14T13:22:27.779-07:002018-08-14T13:22:27.779-07:00I'm struggling with something. I'm a huge ...I'm struggling with something. I'm a huge fan of your blog and understand the underlying theme of persistence and continuing to work on a problem even if you come up with the wrong answer because that's how you 'learn'. However I'm struggling with the fact that it's been years since I've done advanced math myself and I don't know how to encourage my middle school son to keep working on an algebra or trig problem that I have no idea how to solve myself. I'm trying to apply perseverance concepts that I've learned through your writing, but what would be your advice for parents whose kids are working on material that they don't know how to teach/solve themselves? Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com