**STUDENTS ARE THE RAGE ON STAGE**

**TEACHERS ARE THE GUIDE ON THE SIDE**

### Mathematics
is a "participatory sport". The way that you do well is to practice
and the practice is doing the assigned problems each day. If you set aside time
each day to work on mathematics, preparing for an exam in not a major task.
Don't just rush through the assignment, but make an effort to fully understand
the thinking that goes into each problem. Many odd numbered problems are
assigned so that students can determine immediately if they are doing things
correctly. Always work hard at completing a problem before you check the
solution. It is possible to be lulled into a false sense of security by just
looking at the problem and then immediately checking the answer. Doing that
does not always require the student to perform the correct algorithm (problem
solving steps). -NCTM