Yesterday and today my DD brought home math home work and have no clue how to help her since I have no math book to see how to figure it out. she had to copy it from the board on paper.

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I would contact her teacher and ask her if she could send home examples for you or if you can come in early or afterschool, so she can explain it to both you at the same time. I use to have to have my daughters teacher do that last year because some of the techniques they teach now is much much different than when we learned.......

thats my problem I am good with most subjects but math not! I can do the easy stuff but after division or fractions I am lost, I know I am not that old turning 37 in October but all this new crap the kids learn I am clueless. I hate feeling like I am no help for my DD and I should know this stuff but I dont and then DH has no clue either.

I actually love math. It was always my favorite subject. But when my son askes for help, I'm always "doing it wrong!!!" His teacher does it a different way so definitely ask the teacher to send some examples. Even if she copies a page or two of the textbook,it's helpful.

YES!!! Last year my daughter was in 2nd grade. She was doing a math problem and had a question. I went to help her and she got so made at me. I was doing it all wrong. I mentioned it to her teacher at conferences and she said they learn math totally different then we learned it. They have a whole new way of teaching it. Why oh why:(

Quoting jdrabbit01:

I actually love math. It was always my favorite subject. But when my son askes for help, I'm always "doing it wrong!!!" His teacher does it a different way so definitely ask the teacher to send some examples. Even if she copies a page or two of the textbook,it's helpful.

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- cleanmoss

on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:30 PM