PaigeP Posted September 26, 2012 Share Posted September 26, 2012 (If this becomes a double post.....excuse me...I just thought I submitted it and I couldn't find it, so I'll post again....). Last evening my next door neighbor came over and saw that we had a new large dry erase board. She's in 7th grade at the local public school (which is among the top in our state -- in fact, her particular school is the TOP in math in our state among other 6A schools). She's in pre-algebra and is making "straight As." From what I've gathered over the years, she's a great pupil and has always made straight A's. I wrote a math problem on the dry erase board for her to work on. The math problem was: 646 divided by 42. I timed her (she didn't know I was timing her so she was anxious about working on it). She worked on it for about 4 minutes and, even after that, her answer was wrong. (and I purposefully wrote what I thought would be an easy one for her to be able to easily do in front of my child). After she finished, she said, "It's been a while since we did long division; we're on square roots now." Just curious how long it takes other 7th graders to do this problem. My oldest is only a 2nd grader so we're not there yet to be able to compare. Thanks, Paige Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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