Procedural Math versus Conceptual Math

What's the difference?

Procedural Math

  • Addressing the "how" to do a math problem.

  • Memorizing what steps to take in solving a math problem.

  • Applying procedures to solve a math problem.

Conceptual Math

  • Addressing the "why" in math procedures taken to solve a problem.

  • Understanding and interpreting concepts in math problems.

  • Building upon prior math knowledge for problem-solving.

At Why Hate Math we focus on combining both procedural math and conceptual math. Our tutors do this to give students a full view of understanding how to solve a math problem as well as why those steps are being taken.

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