Nix the time constraints, remove the academic pressure, and peel back potentially unproductive teacher-student relationships. Give students a challenge and allow them to either fail or succeed, but in either case, provide a clear and concise explanation that brings forth a beautiful "aha" moment.
This book achieves this objective brilliantly. Contained herein are 50 different types of math puzzles designed to bold, colorful, and interesting. They can kindle a love for mathematics regardless of the student's history with the subject matter. I have witnessed this again and again throughout my time in this field, and the implications are profound. That is precisely why I created this book for you. The best part, of course, is that every puzzle comes with a video explanation (accessible via QR code) that will actually teach the mathematics!
I teach math because I love math, and sharing this love and excitement with students is my purpose in life. Nothing beats the feeling that accompanies the emboldening of a young mind in mathematics. As a tutor, I get to quell math anxiety and build a joy for math on a routine basis. Witnessing a student develop confidence in this subject is very powerful, and not simply because such confidence enables the earning of a solid grade and a pat on the back. It's overwhelmingly powerful because it sparks a paradigm shift. When a student conquers what they thought was unconquerable, a great deal of self-doubt is vaporized. What emerges in the aftermath is an empowered and confident young mind with a revised sense of what is possible.