that was the title of the worksheet my 1st grader brought home today. my first thought, "you have got to be kidding me!!" i had never even heard the terms algebra, geometry, etc. until i was in middle school.
yes it is all "basic" stuff like 5+3+__=10, but still this is 1st grade we're talking about. basic 1st grade not advanced. when they did a geometry unit he was learning terms like rhombus & parallelogram. i don't get why our school system wants to push kids so much today. seems like it's become so focused on academics & accelerating their learning and there is no emphasis put on the other aspect of school, socialization. i think that's a bit more important to learn then what a rhombus is. after all how many times in your life has that fact been needed?