SKL Posted September 4, 2012 Share Posted September 4, 2012 So, I'm new to this "grades" stuff, and I'm wondering what you guys do about this. The kids' school is using Singapore math, which is proving to be a challenge for them, as it should be IMO. They don't have math readiness / comprehension isues, but for whatever reason their scores are in the 80's thus far (about 1.5 weeks in). I always planned for my math "afterschooling" to be along the lines of encouraging mathematical thinking in general, and working on "practical skills" such as telling time and counting money. I expected that the school math would be easy and I wouldn't directly address their school assignments at home. So you experienced folks - what do you do? I could go online and find practice problems and such for the units they are in. But I hate to "beat a dead horse," iykwim. I think there can be too much of a good thing. Other than going over their graded work (once I ever see it . . . :glare:), I'd rather not rehash their school assignments at home. Do I just keep doing what I was planning and trust them to catch on? They're bright kids, but not math geeks by any stretch. Is it likely they are just getting used to the school stuff and I shouldn't pay too much mind to the early results? Or do I just point out they may need to be a little more careful in their work, and see if things improve? I do want to say I'm thrilled that the school posts the grades online on an ongoing basis. :001_smile: With today's technology, I can't imagine waiting until November to find out how my kids are doing (the way my parents had to). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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