Way mathematics is taught, need a disruptive change

Mathematics needs a disruptive change, students who are not better problem solvers in all other fields are bad in it.

UNDERSTANDING how the calculation works is the most important step to test and analyze a problem.

A most common problem with students who are scared of mathematics is not understanding how fractions work.

What will happen if you divide a decimal number between 0 and 1 with 1000 and 10,000 etc?
What will happen if you multiply it with 1000 and 10,000 etc.?
What is the meaning of 1/3 * 1/4? What is actually happening in it?
How to divide a smaller number, for example, a decimal number between 0 and 1,  with a bigger number? What are you actually doing in this way, how will you explain it with the example, such as a cake or tiles?
How to subtract a decimal number between 0 and 1 with a number greater than one?

Fractions are everywhere, you will find not a single field in which you will not find its (mathematics) application, whether you do physics, chemistry, biology, statistics, psychological studies, computer science, economics or any field.

Mathematics is not "all about memorizing rules", it's about understanding why and where the rules work.

If you pay attention to understanding, a student will find mathematics more interesting and always try it to apply in real life situations. Memorizing rules are also taken cared of indirectly.

Need a disruptive change in how mathematics is taught in class, so that they understand why the rules work and what and where are its applications.


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