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EKS last won the day on January 26 2013

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  1. I saw Dan Peters speak at a SENG conference several years back, and he is amazing!
  2. I don't know if this is a homeschool fail or just a parenting fail, but for the longest time my older son thought his middle name was Oscar. It isn't.
  3. I seriously don't understand why everyone loves this book. I couldn't stand it.
  4. No discussion. Early 50s.
  5. You can't necessarily tell what part of speech a word is without seeing it in the context of a sentence.
  6. Is the terrible reputation due to something the school does (or does not do) or to the student population? Low test scores do not equate to a bad school.
  7. Once a student gets beyond the basic phonics stage, REWARDS would be good, but I think the workbook has staples.
  8. Yes, it is still true. I just took the GRE last year. The math is a joke--mostly 8th grade level stuff. That said, most college graduates don't learn any math in college, and probably didn't do all that well in math in high school.
  9. Have you read The Coddling of the American Mind? It speaks to exactly this situation.
  10. No college ever *teaches* anything to mastery. Mastery is up to the student. And I agree that there should be alternative pathways to show competency, or even no pathway--just let people try (and fail if it works out that way).
  11. I take a low dose of atenolol to prevent SVT (periodic fast heartbeat). I have been on them since 2003. They work as advertised, and I haven't noticed any side effects.
  12. ETA: I realized that I didn't address your question exactly. With regard to your example of 1234 - 598, instead of doing a series of regroupings, what were you thinking she should do instead? That one could be done mentally by subtracting 600 and adding 2. Is that what you are thinking she should do? Original response: I have two kids who learned this way: Say you have 3007 - 2458 Instead of "borrowing" the ten from the adjacent zero, you borrow it from the 300. So make the 300 into 299 (all at once), and put the one (ten) in front of the 7 to make 17. So, 17 - 8 = 9 9 - 5 = 4 9 - 4 = 5 2 - 2 = 0 The answer is 549.
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