John Has New Hope for Math Now
Hi, I'm John. I'm a junior high school student. In the past, math was not an easy subject to me. I listened to the teacher in class, finished my homework on time, and studied for tests, but I was never good at math. To me, math was only about numbers.
Today's math class was really different. My classmates and I watched Ms. Chen's magic show. Then we practiced the trick with each other, asked questions, and finished a worksheet together. We learned math through games. It was fun! Thanks to Ms. Chen, I now have new hope for math!
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There is always hope.
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My brother is a junior high school student.
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