Tutor profile: Elizabeth B.
What is the importance of pre-algebra?
It is the foundation for all math classes to come in the future and you learn the basics like Y=MX + B which will stick with you for the rest of your life. Pre-Algebra is often helpful in most careers as well and is one of the sections of math that more people use.
Subject: Study Skills
Why is memorization a last resort technique?
While memorizing facts and knowledge will often help you in the immediate such as on the current test you are taking it doesn't help with long term knowledge of a subject. Once we stop practicing that fact, usually after the test, we often forget what we were working on. Memorization also doesn't work with a lot of subjects such as math or writing. Having techniques that help you better understand the processes and content is more likely to help you.
Do you believe that behavior modification, such as positive and negative rewards/punishment, is the best way to change children's behavior? If no, what other methods would you use?
While behavior modification is effective as children (and even adults) do respond to rewards and punishment it doesn't always teach them why they should or should not perform a behavior. It is a way to quickly change a behavior in a person but children can often attach certain behaviors to responses we don't even realize that we are given. I believe that talk therapy through play, discussion, and imagination is a great way for children to better understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
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