Thoughts on Student Attitudes about Mathematics

The last couple weeks in my Pre-algebra class have been especially frustrating for me. We have started working with negative fractions and the placement of the negative sign seems to be a major stumbling block for a few of the students in the class. I can only repeat myself so many times before we run out of time, I become frustrated, and I start to wonder if they even hear what I am saying. ¬† I know that most of the students in the class want to do well and that the majority of them really want to know what's…
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