Taking a poll, for those with kids in K-6th grade, what specific topics do you struggle the most with when helping kids with homework? For example, with math, is it word problems, line math, long division? For English is it reading comp? Looking for specific examples if possible (those are just suggestions; I know there is way more out there). Thank you!!

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*With K-6th grade I didn't struggle with helping them with homework aside from the sporatic problem here or there. That being said they did learn different ways of doing math than what I learned but once THEY explained the newer way to me I caught on lol. My kids are 17,15 and 8yrs old. Now that my two older ones are in high school I am of little to no help with math because I struggled with that subject myself. Everything else I am good with especially science (I have a degree in science). The only thing my DS8 struggles with from time to time is when he has to put ideas or a story to paper. His mind works faster than he can get it down and he can get a little frustrated. It's a work in progress but he is coming along. I have no idea how CC would affect helping children with their homework since it's a set of standards and not the actual curriculum. *

I don't help my kids with their homework, their homework, their responsibility. I will bring my seven year old to the library if he wants to research and provide him with any tools, but it's not my homework, he needs to figure it out.

I have a child in 8th grade and 5th grade and have yet to struggle helping them with homework. Then again, my boys rarely need help with their homework since they already know how to do it.

Exactly this! There was, of course, the random question (If Jack has 2 apples and Jill has 3 oranges, how many pancakes will fit on the roof?) but, overall, it was just DIFFERENT. Besides, they generally figured out the answer trying to explain it to me! :)

Quoting Txlisa7969:

With K-6th grade I didn't struggle with helping them with homework aside from the sporatic problem here or there. That being said they did learn different ways of doing math than what I learned but once THEY explained the newer way to me I caught on lol. My kids are 17,15 and 8yrs old. Now that my two older ones are in high school I am of little to no help with math because I struggled with that subject myself. Everything else I am good with especially science (I have a degree in science). The only thing my DS8 struggles with from time to time is when he has to put ideas or a story to paper. His mind works faster than he can get it down and he can get a little frustrated. It's a work in progress but he is coming along. I have no idea how CC would affect helping children with their homework since it's a set of standards and not the actual curriculum.

*This has happened with us too lol. I would try to help and then it would be "Oh no Mom this is how they are doing that now" and bam! they would answer their own problem. The only one I actually "help" with anything is my 2nd grader which is usually if he wants me to check his work or I will go over his spelling words with him. Although my oldest has been having me quiz her for her Anatomy class since my science degree is in the healthcare field and it's a subject I have a good working knowledge in.*

Quoting anotherandree:Exactly this! There was, of course, the random question (If Jack has 2 apples and Jill has 3 oranges, how many pancakes will fit on the roof?) but, overall, it was just DIFFERENT. Besides, they generally figured out the answer trying to explain it to me! :)

Quoting Txlisa7969:

With K-6th grade I didn't struggle with helping them with homework aside from the sporatic problem here or there. That being said they did learn different ways of doing math than what I learned but once THEY explained the newer way to me I caught on lol. My kids are 17,15 and 8yrs old. Now that my two older ones are in high school I am of little to no help with math because I struggled with that subject myself. Everything else I am good with especially science (I have a degree in science). The only thing my DS8 struggles with from time to time is when he has to put ideas or a story to paper. His mind works faster than he can get it down and he can get a little frustrated. It's a work in progress but he is coming along. I have no idea how CC would affect helping children with their homework since it's a set of standards and not the actual curriculum.

I haven't had any problems w/ English, reading, spelling, or anything along those lines. I have run into a few math difficulties w/ dd, but ds2 learned the way she's learning it a couple yrs ago, so I have him help her. Usually I can figure it out, but there have been 2-3 times when I've had to tell ds2, "Come help your sister w/ her math homework!" I can pretty much handle most partial sums/products; it's the lattice method for multiplication and the partial-whatevers for subtraction and division that give me fits.

My DD is in second grade, her school has fully switched to common core standards, I've never had a problem helping her with her homework.

I haven't had any issues yet. But I'm one of those weirdos that thinks Common Core is a good thing...

**Latin and American Sign Language.. OMG.. The things we do for our kids. Trying to teach three kids three different languages is killing me.**

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- msgoomba

on Feb. 18, 2015 at 6:50 PM