Why is it amazing? It’s an educational system that speaks your child’s language (computers! / Video games!) Imagine your child dreaming of a math book for Christmas or wishing for a spelling book for Hanukah. Yup – we’ve finally “tricked” the kids with the Leapster. I am going to explain what’s so great about this game. At the end I will tell you where you can get a sale on Leapster.
SEO school rule 5: Find something you like. This will never work if you absolutely hate what your website is about, but you heard you could make money blogging about it.
As a parent, you need to keep their minds focused on math. Occasionally, throw a pop quiz at them just to keep them on their toes. Most math books have the answers in the back of the book. Have your teen do a problem or two by working them out in front of you. You do not have to know how they did it, just that they got the same answer as the back of the book.
While all of the above may be true to some degree, “grades and grading” are still the standards by which students are evaluated at middle and high school levels. It’s the standard means by which GPAs (grade point averages) are established. Presenting a one-page transcript to a college admission’s staff member that lists courses taken and grades earned makes their job easier when it comes to considering your student for admission. GPA’s and SAT scores are often combined and serve as the way colleges and universities extend financial awards and scholarships to students they believe will succeed at their institutions.
When I felt like reading something, a Quantitative Aptitude Math Book was usually close at hand. By reading those, I discovered that there were many different ways to do basic math problems like adding and multiplying columns of numbers. I also learned some tricks and tips that have simplified math calculations, gaining confidence along the way. My son also enjoyed browsing through some of these, especially after I ordered some personal copies to read at home.
We are joined by Jason’s two friends. Jessica, is wearing a pair of navy blue shorts like ball coaches wear with a tank top. She is upset about not being able to get any information about her Federal Pell Grant. “This is why I didn’t want to come back to this school.” she announces in a huff. “Every time, I asked that lady a question, she had to call someone on the phone to get an answer.” Jessica, her high school swim team captain, hopes to major in sports medicine. She took college courses during high school through dual enrollment. The easiest classes to ace according to Jessica are Art History and Western Civilization.
Both my son and I found story problems to be grueling ordeals, vague and hard to understand. Going over them was like reading something written in a different language, murky and hard to translate. The situations also didn’t seem to relate all that well to real life examples. The tutor simplified the problems and made them understandable. She also asked my son about his shopping habits and came up with math problems that he might actually face while shopping.
There is usually no time in the future to go back and practice the skill. Some children do not master a skill until the second time around. Onward and forward they must go as the quarterly tests and the state mandated tests await.