The three concepts or habits that my students find difficult
1. I cannot get most of my students to remember basic math.
As a preview to each topic, I review needed concepts; however, when I release them to complete practice problems, I find that they struggle with basic math.( i.e, multiplication, rules for positive and negative number, etc.). I frequently find myself using 20 seconds "think quick" drills in the middle of my lesson to "jog" their memory.
2. Understanding the concept of "multi-select"
My students do not like to answer "multi-select" problems. They feel that each problem should only have one solution. I consistently provide them with multi-select practice problems and some still select just one answer. Hmmm ...
3. Reading comprehension as it related to word problems.
As we complete word problems, I provide my students with problem solving strategies, underline , circle, what is this problem asking me to do , etc. When they are released them to problem solve on their own, I can see the struggle. So, I started reviewing definitions, similar terminology, equations via Kahut. I see progress but they still find word problems very difficult.