# Does this happen with anyone else?

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If she understands it, why not offer to skip some work if she can complete the assessment quickly and correctly?

Example, have her watch the video, teach it back to you using the first page or two of the lesson. If she REALLY understands it, then the next day have her take the assessment in X amount of time with X amount of problems correct... and she can skip the rest of the lesson and move on.

My kids are the opposite. They LOVE being tested... and they perform better on the math assessments and tests.

I had a plan to really only include their tests and assessments as the major part of their grade, but after seeing my daughter's constant careless mistakes on the worksheets while scoring 100% on the assessments.... well, I decided that I need to impress on her that ALL of the work of her hands deserves the same effort and I score her worksheets now, too.

((we just started MUS this year, too.))

I probably could skip more of the worksheets so by test time she's not bored, but I guess i get slightly nervous every once in awhile with it when we're doing so little already. For instance, last week, we finished up Chapter 30 in the Gamma book (finishing up last year's stuff) and it was super easy for her so the first day she did worksheet A, the next day she taught me the review back in worksheet E, and then the third day she took the Chapter 30 test. Thinking it was an off day, the next day we played a review game of the entire book, we skipped the Unit test, and just did the Final test, but only two pages of it instead of the full 4. Both times, she sat there for 2 hours "working" as she called it. I'm more certain it was thinking about everything else she wanted to do when she was done with school. I let her pick what subject she wants to do when so we can avoid some of the mind wandering, but for some reason this started happening and it's driving me crazy. I think with the last two chapters of the Gamma book, I probably could have just taught her the lesson, the next day have her teach it back with no worksheets at all and given her the test though.

Quoting KrissyKC:

If she understands it, why not offer to skip some work if she can complete the assessment quickly and correctly?

Example, have her watch the video, teach it back to you using the first page or two of the lesson. If she REALLY understands it, then the next day have her take the assessment in X amount of time with X amount of problems correct... and she can skip the rest of the lesson and move on.

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- paganbaby

on Sep. 16, 2013 at 12:32 PMHonestly, I wouldn't even call it a reveiw. I'd just hand her the paper and pretend it's only another math worksheet.