ocean_eyes Posted May 28, 2009 Share Posted May 28, 2009 My step-son will be finishing 5th grade in PS in 10 days. We have had numerous problems with PS and essentially we do not feel it is the right environment for him. He has done next to nothing in math all year, and he complains constantly that he "hates" math assignments, doesn't understand them, finds them boring, etc. He admits he cannot do recent math assignments because he didn't pay attention earlier in the year (the assignments apparently build off the previous topics). I have seen that he has trouble multiplying double or triple digits, specifically. When he sees a problem such as: 534 x 88, he tries to do it completely in his head and then gets mad if it's incorrect b/c he forgot to carry over a place value or whatever, KWIM? It's like he was never taught to simply re-write the problem vertically and go through the process of solving each place value, like I have it written below. When I suggest he do it the way I learned it (below), he looks at me like I have 3 heads. 534 x 88 ---- I was thinking about having him try the Singapore placement/assessment tests, mostly just to see where he's at, but also because I like the look of the curriculum. Do you think Singapore would be a good starting point for him? If not, what would you suggest? Thanks! :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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