I’ve tutored in math, science, history and English; of these, I love math the most. One of my nephews recently needed help in working a “word problem” on his math homework. As we discussed the problem, it became apparent to me that he has been doing most of his math mechanically without truly understanding the core concepts underlying the problems that he is working, let alone correctly associating the meaning of words in the context of applying the principles of math. Continue reading A Key to Understanding Math