I go a step further than most teachers in that I will not only tell the student that "ab + ac = a(b+c)", but I will also explain WHY "ab + ac = a(b+c)". I will prove that the statement is true, and I will explain the proof in such a way that it is easy for the student to understand. In doing so, the student will have an intuitive understanding of the idea (instead of just having it memorized) and will feel much more comfortable in using these ideas to solve problems.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Tennessee - Current Undergrad Student, Mathematics
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