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Comment on Algebra in Practice by angiesinna1962 @mail.com
https://jrh794.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/algebra-in-practice/#comment-2841
Sun, 25 Nov 2018 17:21:24 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1253#comment-2841Thank you for your simple explanations. I am a 56 year old undergrad student and maths is a part of my syllabus. I find your explainations simple to follow and was not a very good maths student in school.
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Comment on The Best Way to Factor Trinomials by Anonymous
https://jrh794.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/the-best-way-to-factor-trinomials/#comment-2796
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:41:02 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1427#comment-2796All you have to do to get it in traditional form is to move the denominator (unless it simplifies to a whole number) of each fraction up to be the coefficient of the variable in each factor eliminating the leading coefficient. For the 12x^2 – 13x + 3 problem, (x – 1/3) becomes (3x-1) and (x-3/4) becomes (4x-3).
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Comment on Creativity Conference – Meta-Comments by Nick
https://jrh794.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/creativity-conference-meta-comments/#comment-2767
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 14:44:06 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=2940#comment-2767In response to your last sentence:

“And anyway, attention from me would not have enhanced their career or research.”

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Comment on Creativity Conference – Meta-Comments by Nick
https://jrh794.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/creativity-conference-meta-comments/#comment-2766
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 14:41:53 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=2940#comment-2766Not so fast. The quick pace and input overload are perennial drawbacks to conferences, particularly interesting ones, but that doesn’t dismiss the value in receiving a great question, or even simple, sincere interest, from one of the audience. If people are fired up about creativity, they are probably primed to exercise it as often as they can, even in response to a question or two at the end of a 45-minute presentation to a group of strangers out of state.
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Comment on Fast Algebra Techniques by veerinsta
https://jrh794.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/fast-algebra-techniques/#comment-2765
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 11:01:24 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1394#comment-2765Easy to understand and teach someone. Appreciate the hardwork
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Comment on The Best Way to Factor Trinomials by King James Barroga
https://jrh794.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/the-best-way-to-factor-trinomials/#comment-2748
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:13:07 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1427#comment-2748I believe there is none, it asks for the factors of 36 because 12 x 3 is equal to 36 by following the steps given above.
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Comment on Fast Algebra Techniques by Anonymous
https://jrh794.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/fast-algebra-techniques/#comment-2565
Thu, 05 Apr 2018 18:09:10 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1394#comment-2565Is the very last one right?
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Comment on Completing the Square Versus The Quadratic Formula by Anonymous
https://jrh794.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/completing-the-square-versus-the-quadratic-formula/#comment-2455
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 04:22:07 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=2126#comment-2455This was so helpful thanks!
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Comment on When Not to Help a Student with Their Homework by Nevada Moonlight
https://jrh794.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/when-not-to-help-a-student-with-their-homework/#comment-2440
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:25:24 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1620#comment-2440I just found your blog and have enjoyed reading it tremendously. I realize this comment may not be read, but I want to give you a different perspective about this situation. I am an adult and have returned to college, after more than 20 years, to finish my degree. I have struggled my entire life with ADHD and dyscalculia. It is frustrating for me not to be able to comprehend anything in my algebra textbook. I work extremely hard to understand basic concepts to be able to solve problems. Essentially, I am having to teach myself everything related to Algebra. Each section my class covers in my textbook, I spend at least 10 hours reading from other books/ websites to be able to complete my homework. The homework itself is approximately another 15 hours. My point is that sometimes a student asks for help because they have already tried the problem, but they cannot make the connection of what is missing. Having the steps shown in person can make a big difference. Thank you for your sharing your thoughts and experiences with the world! I look forward to reading more!!
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Comment on Fast Algebra Techniques by chelatenous
https://jrh794.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/fast-algebra-techniques/#comment-2353
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:37:29 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1394#comment-2353After much experience doing Algebra, these techniques come out. You will glean them after doing many many problems.
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