Teachers in this country have generally been trained either
to approach mathematics like a creative activity or that they should force students to memorize rules and principles without truly understanding how to apply them.
Quick analysis:1. Parallelism error: either to approach.... or that....: is not parallel.
2. Idiom error: to approach mathematic like a creative activity... "Like" should be replaced by "As". since the sentence is not comparing mathematic with creative activity. Rather, It is saying that teachers have been trained to approach mathematics as to approach a creative activity
(math is functioning as a creative activity). This is a little bit tricky if one just glance over without pausing in order to understand the meaning.
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(A) to approach mathematics like a creative activity or that they should force students to memorize rules and principles
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2. Idiom error: to approach mathematic like a creative activity... "Like" should be replaced by "As".
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(B) to approach mathematics like a creative activity or to force students to memorize rules and principles
2. Idiom error: to approach mathematic like a creative activity... "Like" should be replaced by "As".
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(C) to approach mathematics as a creative activity or to force students to memorize rules and principles
Correct:1. To approach is parallel to To force.
2. "like" is replaced with "as"
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(D) that they should approach mathematics as a creative activity or to force students to memorize rules and principles
1. Parallelism error: either that .... to force....: is not parallel.
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(E) that they should approach mathematics like a creative activity or that they should force students to memorize rules and principles
2. Idiom error: to approach mathematic like a creative activity... "Like" should be replaced by "As".
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