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I have found that students are better in either algebra or geometry. Different thought processes are needed for each type of math. For algebra, you need to take the abstract information, presented with letters and numbers, and attack them in a sequential way. The use of PEMDAS, and FOIL gets you started, and we can go from there. In my experience with students, it takes some guided practice to become comfortable with the sequence, then some independent work. Often, we have to go back and forth a few times (guidance and practice) before it truly sinks in for the long term. The age old ques ... More