## MOST COMPLICATED MATH PROBLEM RELATED ,

In the popular movie Good Will Hunting, a janitor working at MIT, one of the best universities in America, solves a complicated math problem that

**has been written**on a board by a professor. The janitor, Will Hunting,

**has been studying**mathematics on his own. The professor, Gerald Lambeau, realizes that Will has a very special talent. In the following scene, he explains the situation to another professor, Sean.

The next question would be, "Is math the only (or best) way to work out one's mind? Would we ask everyone to run laps on a track if some students prefer to exercise by swimming, cycling, weightlifting, or rock climbing? We have already answered this question above, but it would be better to underline some points again. Of course, other courses like natural sciences, social sciences, literature, etc. will help students to train their brains, too. However, as we emphasized earlier, math provides us an excellent workout environment because of its abstract property. For a given, complicated math problem, one must separate the problem into simpler pieces, and see the relation between these pieces. After comprehending the whole complicated scenario with this process, he or she comes up with a new idea to deduce the answer. This training subconsciously equips people with the skill to approach the different complicated situations in their lives, and to come up with a solution. In other fields/courses, the answers and solutions are not absolute, and most of the time there may not be only one good answer. This ambiguity could undermine the training which we want to achieve.

The

__clever__boy figured out the complicated math problem.

The

__sly__fox snuck into the sheep pen after the farmer went to bed.

The girl realized how

__weak__she had become from not exercising.

She was careful not to snap the

__delicate__flower as she displayed it in the vase.As far as how many you can miss of the 80, that's complicated. Each question has a certain score value. As far as I know, the test writers decide how much knowledge each one taps into. As such, a question like "which one is a beta blocker?" may only be worth 4 points. But, a complicated math problem may be worth 11 points. And so on.Recently Ms. Rucker conducted a board presentation that can only be described as outstanding and highly professional. Her presentation specifically targeted the challenges that we are all facing with the new curriculum standards developed for Common Core in the area of Math. Early on in her presentation she discussed how many students would be frustrated and that they would demonstrate high levels of anxiety during initial attempts to solve the new math standards. She provided examples of comments her students were making at the beginning of this year like, "I'm not a math person," "I don't get it" and "But I've never seen this before," etc. What she discovered when her students were making these comments is that they also needed support in developing characteristic traits like perseverance, determination, engagement and a willingness to fail in attempting a complicated math problem. As Ms. Rucker was providing her students opportunities to strengthen these characteristic traits, she also changed the delivery of instruction where groups of students would work collaboratively to develop strategies to begin to solve the math equation. As her students became more proficient in thinking like a mathematician, she was able to incorporate complex math challenges that required higher level thinking skills. It was delightful to hear that Ms. Rucker's students can now dissect a complicated math equation into sections that builds a solid foundation for a group of students to be able to explain their logic in their attempts to solve this math equation.How you solve complicated math problems plays a very important part in how you solve them. Reading the question over and over again, sweat cascading down your brow with each futile attempt, is probably not the best way to go about it.

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