I Feel so Dumb
I have been dealing with this for a while now, but last night really upset me. I felt so dumb and really quite helpless. I am talking about trying to help a 6th grader with this Common Core math stuff. Yikes, two hours of looking through the book, scratching my head and trying to console a child that doesn’t get it either.
I was pretty good in school, even though that has been many, many years ago. I even took an accounting course just because I enjoyed messing with numbers. Where are the numbers in today’s math? All I see are these “formulas” that look like a mad scientist or a tired doctor wrote them.
I even searched the internet and found some “easy parent tutorials.” Yeah okay, they were not so easy either. How does anyone expect an 11 year old to understand this stuff when some adults are scratching their heads trying to explain it to a child?
Do we have any teachers here who can help? How about some easy to understand tutorials? I’ll certainly read them. Parents can’t help a child with common core math if they have no idea what it is or how to do it.
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