I don't understand why they jump around like they do. In the past couple months they have just touched on a couple algebra concepts, then one geometry concept, then ratios, and now decimals. They've been doing decimals for about 1 week and the chapter test is tomorrow. I don't know what's next - maybe astronomy or geography.
I know my kid is not the only one who won't retain any of this for more than 2 weeks.
And another thing - they always have a semi-mandatory review before school on test days. The kids have to be there a half hour early. The teacher gives them the actual test questions and goes over them. This is awesome except for one thing. Kids who don't have a ride at that time have to miss the review. I really appreciate that the teacher does these reviews, but I'm not so thrilled that they always require a different transportation solution - and that I never find out until the night before.
OK, I'm done whining now.