I think the blame lies strongly with the student but there are teachers that have just given up and doN't make an effort to engage. Overall I believe there is a worrying tendency to blame the teacher rather than the student, part of the "everyone's a winner" mentality
Possibly, poor teaching could have something to do with it. But I think parents need to play a bigger role in their kids' educations too. Sadly, parents in general are taking a more hands-off approach to their "jobs" and the kids are suffering because of it. If my son was doing poorly in Math, I would probably get him a tutor and stay on top of what was happening, not gripe to the teacher.
can be a mix of both
I think it might be a combination. Maths has the mass image of it being boring and therefore the will to learn has already been significantly diminished before students even step foot in the classrooms. It needs to be spiced up a little.
It is part the fault of the teachers.<br />
Look at my username and my obsession with math. One wouldn't believe it if I told them I got a C in precalc. My teacher was an old hag that was constantly rude, had a honking goose voice, and was very strict. I hated her. Her type is the reason why kids don't like math...<br />
By the way, you can redirect some of them to me. I'll be glad to help tutor.
In life, you're not always going to like anyone who is in charge. You're supposed to do a good job because you have pride in what you do.
That's not how psychology and the world works, unfortunately. If the teacher is going to be an arsehole, it's going to affect my grades, which will affect my future. I have to fùcking retake precalc if I want to be in Mu Alpha Theta next year >.>
It's not even information overload. I learned the material. I *despised* the class, though. My teacher made me inches from giving up on math. Seriously. But I know that I should shoot the messenger, not the message, in this instance.
I teach maths all the time. I mean... that's kind of what I do. xD
All the time is my free time.
If a math question appears on EP, people expect me to answer it. lol xDD
Heh I also know a fair bit of Bio, but Bio (specifically anatomy) is my least favorite of all the sciences. IDK, I used to love anatomy. But then the ick factor set in. I really can't stand humans, especially due to bodily functions and squishiness... ick...
Mmmm my area of expertise is math (up to Calculus and then some) and the sciences (except for Chem)
I never took Chem. My teachers shoved me into honors physics, then AP physics.
Both! But The educational system in Australia is really crap!!
You really need to move here! I could use you for so many things ahaha :p