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Math Everyday Math Program
Asked by S.P. from Philadelphia
on October 17, 2013

Is this a good math program for my school?
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 When I was choosing a house based on school district, I actually tried to avoid districts that use Everyday Math! All those complaints you hear about "fuzzy math" are ...
 My kindergartner is learning this now...and so far, I can't see what it's actually teaching him. I've had to teach him the basic skills of subtraction to get through ...
 My daughter was introduced to Everyday Math when we moved into a new school district when she was in 4th. I was very concerned because it seemed so difficult and so d...
New Math
Asked by C.P. from Houston
on March 25, 2015

i do not understand the new math that they are teaching in school. My son is in second grade and they have started adding and subtracting double and triple digits hori...
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 I always did well in math and the new way is confusing. the one thing I don't get is why an answer is wrong if the result is correct but the child did not do it the t...
 Phew....I am happy to read that I am not the only one that is having a hard time with this new math. Thank you for posting!
 You are not alone!!! I hear this very often at the schools! Many of the teachers did not have this in their education. Now, I just finished my bachelors degree and m...
Prealgebra Class in 8Th Grade vs Push for Algebra Class So He Can Take Geometry
Asked by M.R. from Washington DC
on June 18, 2011

My son took 7th grade Math and now is placed in a prealgebra class based on his Iowa teat and Terra Nova testing. He is an honors student at a parochial school. He...
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 I think we need to know why is it so important that he take geometry in 9th grade? I suggest you meet with a guidence councelor and principal if necessary, to discuss...
 M., look at the school's website or go down to see them during morning hours and ask for their school curriculum guide. Sit down and go through the book and see how m...
 I loved Math and took Algebra I in summer school (simply b/c I wanted to) the summer before I started HS. That way I started Geometry in 9th grade and Algebra II in 10...
How Much to Pay a Friend's Daughter to Help My Daughter with Geometry?
Asked by C.R. from Kansas City
on January 6, 2015

My daughter is needing help with Geometry, and my friend's older daughter is willing to help her. I feel I should compensate her for her time, but I'm unsure how much ...
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 Ask her??? Know the details of pay before she starts. Around here the going rate for any academic tutor is $50+ an hour. Since she's a student, I wouldn't p...
 I'd ask her! I would think $1520/hr would be typical for a student tutor, not a teacher.
 If she is a high school student I'd pay $1015 an hour. When I was in high school 25 years ago I charged $5 an hour. If she's in college, $2025 an hour. As a certifie...
Trying to Study up on Math... BLAH!!!
Asked by R.. from Chattanooga
on April 20, 2011

So I have made the decision to go to school... finally. YAY!!! lol. But it's been a while since I graduated, and when I took a practice test I found out that I am mise...
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 You could try Teaching Textbooks. I haven't used it, but other homeschool moms recommend it. I use Saxon math for my kids. You can get it cheap on Amazon. That's just ...
 Don't know if you've tried YouTube already, but I have found lots of math help there. Some of the videos are from yourteacher.com, but if you've exhausted all those th...
 A friend of mine survived Calculus by looking up problems on youtube. They have alot of clips of professors explaining theories and problems in a classroom setting in...
Is There a Trick to Understanding Math?
Asked by S.M. from Kansas City
on August 30, 2011

I've been watching math tutorials anyplace I can get them. I have several places that I can find them online. But I'll be darned if I dread watching them, only under...
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 I"ve heard about this online program called Kahn Academy. It's for kids but goes to all sorts of levels and is supposed to be FANTASTIC. It's new. It really seems w...
 Oh my gosh...I'm sorry to jump in here and SLM I totally hear you one the can do Algebra but for me beyond algebra I am ingnorant as can be. Work problems...I HATE the...
 I always hung in there pretty well with math, until (dum dah dum dum) Freshman Calculus in college! It scrambled my brain! I ignored advice to "don't try to *underst...
Math Grades/next Year Placement
Asked by D.G. from Lincoln
on May 10, 2011

My 6th grader has always struggled with Math. She has a D now almost an F. They want to put her in PreAlgebra next year which I question when she is not "getting" ma...
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 As a teacher of math in WI, I say don't push. Some students don't respond to being pushed except to push harder in the other direction. Talk to your daughter and see...
 I bought a computer game for Algebra that my son loved to play. He learned a lot by it and by the time he was in Algebra he was tutoring the kids in his class after h...
 wow..so much pressure on these kids now daysunrealwell if shes already strugglingwhy put her in algebra?..im 51 and dont get it..get her a math tutor for the summer...
Math Mad Minute
Asked by C.G. from Houston
on November 20, 2008

What do you moms think about the Math Mad Minute? I hate it! My second grader is good at math and likes it, but he just doesn't do well on the mad minute (30 problem...
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 My youngest is 17 so it's been awhile but I didn't care for the mad minute either. He eventually got over the nervousness at mad minute time but he got so used to do...
 My children's school also has mad minutes and they had difficulty with the time restrains, as well. We practiced everynight using flashcards and we would see how many ...
 I have read all your responses that have posted thus far so I won't repeat, but I do agree with the majority. You need to help practice. My daughter also had mad min...
Middle School Math What Level
Asked by E.K. from Boston
on September 29, 2010

My sons middle school breaks the 7th grade kids in two groups for math. 3/5 of the classes are concidered accelerated. 2/5 are a "slower" pace. My son was placed ...
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 E., Based on your description, it sounds like you have two options. You have named some pros and cons, but I think the most important thing is your child's comprehens...
 Maybe look into a tutor that can teach him the work a week ahead so he is prepared when the teach goes over it and he wont get lost b/c of the speed. I would try to k...
 My dad is a math professor at a local university and the one thing that upsets him the most is having students who clearly do not have a clear understanding of basic ...
"Math U See" or " Right Start " Math Curriculum
Asked by A.D. from San Francisco
on September 14, 2014

My son ( high functioning autism ) is in special ed (2nd & 3 rd grade combo class . The main reason for special ed is due to his weakness in math. He has improved a bi...
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 I homeschooled my daughter through end of second grade and we used Math U See for kinder, 1st, and 2nd. It's EXCELLENT. She is now in public school 3rd and the work t...
 I know a few homeschooling families who love MathUSee. We use Life of Fred for our homeschool. It teaches math using funny stories about a little boy math genius (Fr...
 What does his teacher recommend? They are usually the ones to go to for this kind of information. S/he may even recommend a better program than either of these. His...