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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Should I be worried?

Today's after-school tutoring went a bit more smoothly than last week's (AND, I managed to clean the blood spot off my wall from where I had banged my head!), though there are still a few things that make my spine tingle...

We have less than 4 weeks left until the TAKS math test. Is it wrong for me to be concerned that some of my kids add 2 dimes, 3 nickels, and 4 pennies by adding 2+3+4???

Or that when solving an Area problem, one girl counted the number 1 twice? ie, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8?

Or even that one little boy didn't notice the large pictograph key, and merely counted pictures by 1''s?


Farnnay said...

It is very wrong for you to be worried.

Obviously, your kids will breeze through the exam with flying colors :P

Mike in Texas said...

Man, we have been doing area and perimeter until my head is ready to explode, following the strict guidelines and instructions contained in EveryDay Mathematics exactly as ordered by my district, and some of my kids still don't get it.