How exactly is this supposed to work??? UPDATE..... UPDATE 2
I just wrote him an e-mail saying that dd will NOT be completing homework until he tells me HOW TO DO IT!!
Ok so I was more polite, but here's the concept. There are 6 people in my home. Dss is a junior and in AP Algebra 2 (not sure what makes it AP, I'm pretty math useless). Ods is in 7 th grade in advanced math. Me, well I'm the math dummy. Dh is well versed because he uses it for work. Then yds who is only in 2 nd.
I asked all if the ones that "get" math if they knew what this was and I'm hoping the teacher tells me tomorrow, but you ladies are awesome so I figured maybe you wouldn't be so lost since none of us have heard of this.
She has to solve using the "partial product method", the "distributive method" and the "box method".
In the e-mail I specified that due to the way the question was asked it appeared that he was more interested in the methodology than the answer and since I have NO CLUE, that I felt I couldn't help her.
Oh and before anyone asks, she has an IEP, she is SN, and I am sure they went over it, but for her it takes 3 times longer to "catch" new concepts, so by the time she came home, she had no clue.
So thanks to the "hive mind" of CM, dss now knows what the teacher wants. YAY!!!
I will also be requesting changes to dd's IEP to prevent this from happening in the future. Her coordinator worried about this because of the jump in the volume of material, daily, that they take in in 4th compared to 3rd. Apparently its a much faster pace.
You know, one more thing, for as bad as it can get here in some posts, this post has made me realize that most everyone here is a good person who wants to help others out. Thank you for that.
So, the teacher responded and said that he will make sure that Dd brings home a copy of his notes so that we can figure out what she is doing. He said he is going to review her IEP to make sure he is abiding by it and any further help we need, he is more than happy to provide in order to make her successful.
He seems like a good guy and wants to help. I do think I'm still going to request adjustments to her IEP to make sure we can his avoid further problems.
This one comment keeps coming up that I addressed in a post but not up here so let me explain.
Dd reads and writes at a beginning 2nd grade level, which was the original concern for the IEP. she is dyslexic, has issues with abstract reasoning, pragmatic language, and has sensory issues and delays in fine motor skills, she also has trouble with receptive language and is in speech therapy. With all these issues, her education is effected in every subject. I mention this because the first thought is "why doesn't she take notes". She really can't, and when she tries, they are illegible and usually incorrect.
It was also asked why she is in a regular classroom and that just goes back to the requirement for the "least restrictive setting" issue. I'm starting to doubt whether that is a good policy based on her abilities.