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Hi! I'm new here...I am a teacher and advisor in an Intensive English Program at a major university on the East Coast of the USA. I found that many of my students were not passing standardized college entrance exams (SAT, GRE, GMAT) because, while they may have been academically qualified, they did not have preparation in the terminology the math sections require. So I created a math vocab course last semester to help fill in the gaps. I have run into some challenges, some teachingbased (appropriate textbooks/resources) and some studentbased (language learners may not have the same math background). #2 20140103 08:27:59
Re: Hi! I'm new here...hello hamani3 You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #3 20140103 13:28:12
Re: Hi! I'm new here...Hi hamani3; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #4 20140105 17:09:01
Re: Hi! I'm new here...Hi hamani3, Character is who you are when no one is looking. #5 20140107 10:28:47
Re: Hi! I'm new here...Welcome, hamani3! I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #6 20140107 11:07:14
Re: Hi! I'm new here...Hi ShivamS; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #7 20140107 13:25:35
Re: Hi! I'm new here...Hi hamani3 The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #8 20140118 02:33:50
Re: Hi! I'm new here...Thanks for the (mostly) warm welcome! I appreciate the thoughts, bobbym, and agree that problem solving skills are indeed in demand and marketable. Let me reemphasize my job and it's purpose: I am not a math teacher. I am a language teacher who teaches the language of math to language learners who are already academically qualified for degree programs here at my institution. My class is called "Let's Talk about Mathematics." It is housed in the English Language Institute at the university, not in the math unit. My apologies for simplifying its content by calling it a vocabulary class, as this apparently gave an inaccurate picture of the course objectives. #9 20140118 03:41:32
Re: Hi! I'm new here...hamani3, the GREs are not required for admission to graduate schools in most schools here in the US. But yes, math vocabulary is important, however it is not clear. What Euclid called a line, we now call it a line segment. There are several such cases where there is no worldwide consensus about which word represents what. I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #10 20140118 07:01:27
Re: Hi! I'm new here...Thank you for your comment, ShivamS. The GREs are required for almost all of the grad programs here at this US university, so this is why I mention this exam at all. My students want to apply to this university; I saw a learning gap and I am working to fill it. Isn't that what teachers do? #11 20140121 00:29:27
Re: Hi! I'm new here...Hello everyone, i am new here. My name is saurabh pandey belong to india. I m very weak in math so i joined you for learn something better. I hope you'll help me. Thanks........ #12 20140121 00:31:39
Re: Hi! I'm new here...Hi saurabh pandey; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #13 20140121 13:56:58
Re: Hi! I'm new here...Hi saurabh kumar pandey, Character is who you are when no one is looking. #14 20140314 11:53:09
Re: Hi! I'm new here...hi i'm new here, and I would like to know more about maths. I'm good at learning maths faster, and I would like to learn more. #15 20140314 12:25:11
Re: Hi! I'm new here...Hi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #16 20140314 12:42:55
Re: Hi! I'm new here...Welcome to the forum Ronaphy Olga! I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #18 20140314 22:09:17
Re: Hi! I'm new here...Hi Ronaphy Olga, Character is who you are when no one is looking. 