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Is this bad? I'm learning math at the same time as my daughter...

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I'll be the first to admit I'm terrible at math. So that was a big concern when I brought 14yo dd home. I decided to give her a break from math until I could figure it out. Workbooks were a bust. They had answer keys but didn't explain how to do it. Crap! Finally I stumbled upon WOWmath.org. Yea! This guy (he's a teacher) made videos teaching Algebra 1 Algebra 2 and AP Calculus. He even put up online practice tests with answer key. So now, dd and I watch the videos together and learn together.

I'm 30 years old and I finally learned how to add, subtract and multiply integers, LOL!

by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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paganbaby
by Silver Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM

*High five* And no it does not...

Quoting Leissaintexas:

I finally learned fractions last year from Life Of Fred. II'm learning right along with my kids. Doesn't say much about the PS system, does it?


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xomrs.chase
by Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 3:18 PM
I'll need to outsource for anything above algebra lol

My sister is a math and science wiz.. if he ever gets stuck.
paganbaby
by Silver Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 3:21 PM

I've told her that if she's interested in learning beyond Calculus, I'll have to hire her a tutor,lol.

Quoting xomrs.chase:

I'll need to outsource for anything above algebra lol

My sister is a math and science wiz.. if he ever gets stuck.


Lilypie - Personal pictureLilypie Breastfeeding tickers

xomrs.chase
by Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 3:25 PM
Hahaha! :)

We have a pretty well rounded family.
Me: psychology and art

Dh: history, anthropology/ mythology, and art

My sister: freaking genius. Like..... idk her college stuff is WAY over my head.

My mom: tax accountant and ocd (great with time management and organization)

My dad: all around handy man. Electrician (professionally), carpentry, blacksmithing, car mechanics, ham radio, farming.

If he needs help, he'll find it somewhere LOL


Quoting paganbaby:

I've told her that if she's interested in learning beyond Calculus, I'll have to hire her a tutor,lol.

Quoting xomrs.chase:

I'll need to outsource for anything above algebra lol



My sister is a math and science wiz.. if he ever gets stuck.


paganbaby
by Silver Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Your family sounds kickass! Your son is very lucky :-)

Quoting xomrs.chase:

Hahaha! :)

We have a pretty well rounded family.
Me: psychology and art

Dh: history, anthropology/ mythology, and art

My sister: freaking genius. Like..... idk her college stuff is WAY over my head.

My mom: tax accountant and ocd (great with time management and organization)

My dad: all around handy man. Electrician (professionally), carpentry, blacksmithing, car mechanics, ham radio, farming.

If he needs help, he'll find it somewhere LOL


Quoting paganbaby:

I've told her that if she's interested in learning beyond Calculus, I'll have to hire her a tutor,lol.

Quoting xomrs.chase:

I'll need to outsource for anything above algebra lol



My sister is a math and science wiz.. if he ever gets stuck.



Lilypie - Personal pictureLilypie Breastfeeding tickers

xomrs.chase
by Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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Haha thanks! :)

Quoting paganbaby:

Your family sounds kickass! Your son is very lucky :-)

Quoting xomrs.chase:

Hahaha! :)



We have a pretty well rounded family.

Me: psychology and art



Dh: history, anthropology/ mythology, and art



My sister: freaking genius. Like..... idk her college stuff is WAY over my head.



My mom: tax accountant and ocd (great with time management and organization)



My dad: all around handy man. Electrician (professionally), carpentry, blacksmithing, car mechanics, ham radio, farming.



If he needs help, he'll find it somewhere LOL




Quoting paganbaby:

I've told her that if she's interested in learning beyond Calculus, I'll have to hire her a tutor,lol.

Quoting xomrs.chase:

I'll need to outsource for anything above algebra lol





My sister is a math and science wiz.. if he ever gets stuck.



kirbymom
by Sonja on Oct. 17, 2013 at 4:30 PM
I think its a great way for the both of you to learn. I have been learning lots of math(higher) with my kids and we have been able to show each other that it is okay to not know everything.
KrissyKC
by Silver Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 8:10 PM

I pretty much am doing this with every subject with my kids after a certain grade level.   I'm re-learning 6th grade english right now.. LOL!   I don't actually sit down and watch the videos and such, unless they get stuck, but I'm definately relearning it along with them.

 

vivalamama
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 8:15 PM
You're just sharpening a dull pencil. That's how I see it when we get back to work. Sharpening your skills.
vivalamama
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 8:16 PM

We use Khan Academy. It's really good and it's free!

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