dkholland Posted January 19, 2012 Share Posted January 19, 2012 Could anyone advise me on a math sequence for my ds: He will tell you he hates math! That is how our day starts each day. I am asked him not to come with that attitude and disciplined when he continues, but obviously he is a strong-willed young man and we have not conquered the attitude yet. Next, he struggles with Alg. I. Saxon brought lots of tears in 7th gr. so we swithed to Chalkdust. Ds likes having his own teacher, not me, explain the concepts. We have problems with son not writing down what Mr. Mosley writes on the board and therefor has no notes. I have stressed the importance of taking notes and sit with him when I can and make him. but, how much is he learning if he does not 'attend' to what I have asked him to do. He has focus issues....with math only! So, we are at Ch 5 (working with polynomials) and he does ok with most of it. But, when he gets to a problem he immediately can't do, he writes a '?' and moves on. I get his test back with question marks all over it. So, he maintains about a low 70% avg. in math. This is not good enough for me or him to get where he wants to go. (He is in Civil Air patrol and dreams of getting into a service acad. But, I fear math will hold him back.) Finally, my question.....do we hang out in the chapters where he doesn't get it, until he does, and continue math well into summer? Should we repeat a year of Alg. I? Then he will only get to pre-calc his senior year (if that!). I know Alg. is fundamental and want him to have a handle on it. I hate to get an 'easier' program. But maybe there is one out there he could understand better. I really think to move onto Geometry will be a big mistake but that is where he will be in the fall for ninth grade. What should I do with his math struggles? Thanks so much! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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