melissel Posted January 18, 2012 Share Posted January 18, 2012 When you got there and had to teach it, were you able to do so? Was your curriculum strong enough that it enabled you to understand and teach it, lesson by lesson? Or did you have to outsource? Or something else? I ask because all this time, I thought I was fully prepared to teach math up through algebra at least, and possibly geometry. I didn't have any problems with algebra in school, and I seem to recall doing OK in geometry. I knew I'd be out of my depth once we hit Trig, and I never took Calculus, but by then DD will be old enough to take those classes at the local CC. I was very confident about all of this! Then, I started seeing, in various places, examples of the problems we'd be seeing in pre-algebra, algebra, etc., and I realized that I no longer have a clue how to solve them! :banghead: And now I'm completely freaked out about being able to teach even algebra competently. I'm hoping that I'll keep building a scaffold as DD and I move through the levels, but maybe I won't? Did you reach a point where you realized you could no longer be the one to teach your child math at some level? TIA! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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