nov05mama Posted November 9, 2011 Share Posted November 9, 2011 I am struggling to find a good balance between how much independent work he as vs how much is actually me teaching him, in several subjects, but most specifically MATH. I feel like his math is nothing but review, review, review at the moment, and I don't want him to hate math like I did. So, how much do you actually TEACH? Should it be where he's doing his exercise in Singapore math and just completes the work even though he completely understands the concept? Should I be skipping these sections or is the constant review beneficial? I am sorry to sound stupid, but I don't want to stress him out either by making it too challenging...at the same time, don't want to have it too 'hum-drum' and have him HATE math (which is currently his favorite subject). To give a general idea, he's on Unit 2 of 2A and working on 3 digit addition with regrouping (339+104+40=, etc). Today, he completed the exercise independently and got only 2 incorrect (and was incorrect only b/c of not paying attention to what he re-grouped and was off by 1 digit - typically he gets them ALL correct on the first try), and when I asked him to re-check the 2 incorrect, he found the mistake immediately. Should I be skipping this portion and call it mastery?! I just feel like I should actually be 'teaching' him more than I am...I don't want to sound like I am bragging about his ability b/c I am NOT - I am really just not sure what to do. Math didn't come easily for me like it does for him...I can explain a concept to him once and he just GETS it...but I don't know what to do with that?! Maybe set aside those chapters and then revisit them for review periodically?! PLEASE HELP! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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