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The article “Mathematics for Middle School Teachers: Choices, Successes, and Challenges” really work with analyzing the problems that occur in the middle school settings and how to fix them. One of the key elements this article goes into explaining is the constant urge from the teacher to continue with the material, go further into teaching. This is completely wrong, the teacher needs to be extremely patient with the students; if some students lack required understanding of the material then the teacher must go back and either try the process again or approach it from a different angle. To improve a student’s knowledge of the concept shown, Martin and Umland wrote “Carefully chosen problems and content can benefit teachers at all places along the mathematical spectrum, as long as one balances challenge and support” therefore, telling the teachers to balance challenge and support to give each student the required input for the concept (p. 312). Subsequently, the article refers to teachers to look back at the required material and create choices for children; you will undoubtedly end up with success or either failure, all it requires is to outweigh the failure and create more possibilities for success for the