January 19, 2015

Why Does My Child Hate Math?

We’ve worked with many students who have struggled in math, sometimes for years. During our first session, many will say they’re fuzzy on a certain concept, that they often forget how to […]
July 29, 2011

Jumping into the Deep End: Moving from Surface Structure to Deep Structure

In previous posts, Sara introduced the concept of surface structure & deep structure when it comes to problem solving. She then went on to describe the ways the surface structure of problems can help students understand […]
July 15, 2011

A Closer Look at Surface Structure

In her previous post, Sara described the difference between surface and deep structure in math word problems. Here, she talks about how students transfer prior knowledge to new situations. Applying past knowledge […]
May 6, 2011

Surface and Deep Structure

Longtime NW tutor Sara shares an “a-ha!” teaching/learning moment she experienced with her son. It’s so wonderful when we learn as much as our own children and students! Meters and Tracks My […]