There’s one student at school who just won’t stop arguing with the teacher during math. The reason being that they seem afraid to do math without a calculator. They seem to think they need a calculator, when we aren’t using one and the work is getting not done by that person at all during class; they seem so scared of getting it wrong, and will not listen to the teacher explain it to them at all , I guess. What is so hard that that they think it is worth arguing over instead of doing the work like everybody else, you may ask? This; converting fractions to decimals and knowing that the word OF means the same as MULTIPLY whenever you are doing math. Also, that the word PERCENT means the same as DIVIDE BY THE NUMBER 100…EVERY TIME…IN A MATH EQUATION… (I.E.38% EQUALS 38/100). This student WILL NOT EVEN TRY DOING IT AT ALL, IT SEEMS….NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I ASK…and was supposed to do the work at home this weekend…let’s hope it got done without any problem with the help of a relative… that they did it right and that tomorrow won’t be another unproductive day of feeling like it is too hard for this person to do on their own without a calculator……Tomorrow I am going to, again, show how easy it is…and I hope they listen ! They do not realize this until they do it themselves. They CAN do it, if they try with respect towards the teacher and sit quietly and listen.