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I'm in my first year of co-teaching as a resident, and I will be teaching one block of physics this year (my background is in biology). One of the challenges that I noticed today on the first day of class is that many of my students seem to dislike math or find it to be a major area of weakness. I was wondering if there is a way to make physics less intimidating to students who are less inclined for mathematics. Any suggestions?
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Physics is about ideas and the math is the language used to concretely
express those ideas. When they have a solid grasp of the idea through
hands-on experimentation and observation, the math starts to take
shape naturally. When they get to the point where they develop their
own unique ideas, they can hire someone who's good at math through
their grant. No worries.
I teach in China. I refuse to let them use math until they can write
what is happening in English. If they can describe what is happening,
that's the most important.
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