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Attracting studentsEnotes is best known for English topics, but we have alot to offer...

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cburr | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted December 15, 2008 at 9:22 PM via web

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Attracting students

Enotes is best known for English topics, but we have alot to offer math students as well.  Any ideas on how to attract more math students to this site?

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morrol | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted December 16, 2008 at 12:25 PM (Answer #2)

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When I was a math student, I would have loved to have a web site that showed examples of how to do different problems step by step. If that was an easily available resource, more math students might use this site.

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lynn30k | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted December 16, 2008 at 5:50 PM (Answer #3)

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I agree with Morrol.  I have answered a few math questions since becoming an editor, but they usually seem to be from kids just wanting an answer.  I try to show them how to do one, then cue them how to do the rest (there are usually several in a question for math, I've noticed.) What Morrol suggests would be great; I picture it as being like a power point, showing a step-by-step process to solve problems.

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hala718 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 16, 2010 at 7:49 AM (Answer #4)

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I noticed that too. English groups seeoms to have a lot of discussiona and I enjoy that kind of lerning method. Every body gives his different point of view. However, it is hard when it comes to math. Math to kown to be a Whit or Black issue, no gray, it is even right or wrong. But we could intrdocude different ways of solving problems and discuss which method is more affective or much easier.

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