DD's homework was to write a word problem to use the number sentence 6-4=2. I asked him to make sure she used the word difference since she had to use one of her math vocabulary words. This is what they came up with....
I have 6 apples. Maurice took 2 of my apples. The difference is 4.
I got in and checked the assignment and asked how it went. He feels he did the assignment correctly. He even stated that he read her homework assignment twice to make sure that it was right. I on the other hand said that the wording they used is not what the assignment asked for and that they never asked a question only gave an answer. He says it's only 1st grade, not college so it's okay. So as not to continue the discussion I left the room and went to bed. This morning I make her redo the assignment and she tell her dad that they did it wrong. DS chimes in about the assignment and why does she have to do it again. So DH states,, don't worry I won't help you again with your homework. This is only like the 3rd time he's helped in the 3 months she's been in school this year. What I am I missing? I can't always be there to do the assignments and he needs to be able to help with the homework when I can't. How do you read it twice and still not write a word problem.
Answer by ohwrite at 10:13 AM on Nov. 1, 2013
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Usually when I ask DH to help the kids with something I know that I have to let go of the control and let him do it his way. I don't like to micromanage people, neither does he. The teacher might have been fine with the sentence he came up with. Honestly, if my kids understand what they are supposed to do, I make them come up with their own sentence and then I will help them fine tune it. That's the only way I know they understand what they are working on.
Perhaps both you and your DH should have submitted your own wording and see who gets the most credit.
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