I obtained my masters in mathematics and masters in teaching, served as the Lead Programmer in Business Research for one of America’s telecommunication giants, and experienced teaching High School Math courses to America’s youth. I helped many students, as well as parents, come to grips with understanding how to solve word problems.
I started out each school year by asking my students to define Math. Most had no concept of how to even describe Math. They thought of Math as something “Magical”.
I believe readers need to be given a process that is clear and focused. The structure PRESS provides the pattern to not just magically go from question to answer, PRESS helps a student see what to do one simple piece at a time.