The next time you tackle your homework problems give those challenge problems a try. They stretch your mind and often tie together the concepts you have been learning up to that point. Just think how easy the regular problems will seem once you master and understand some of those section 'C' problems. Some of the students I meet with want to know how to tackle all the challenge problems and others prefer to avoid them if possible. To this latter group, I encourage you to try and do a tougher problem once in awhile to build those mental math muscles. Oftentimes these problems will answer for you the question, 'Will we ever need this? and 'What is math used for?' In conclusion, keep on studying and finish off this first quarter strong!
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