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Monday, November 23, 2015

Grandparenting, PS

Well, I have to add to the previous post.  I am proud of myself!

Isaac did not do well on a math test.  For homework he had to correct his errors, explain where he made his mistakes and give the correct answer.

As I was making dinner he was sitting at the kitchen table struggling. So when dinner was done I asked him to show me his test and explain the missed problems to me.  

Now, I have no idea how to do these pre-algebra problems, and negative numbers have never made any sense to me.  But after discussing each problem, including allowing ourselves to say "when would I even need this?!", we worked through them, and with Isaac's knowledge of the "rules" and my problem solving skills and logic, we did it.  

I think Isaac feels better, and I am right proud of myself!

12 comments:

  1. that's one smart grandmother. Both my engineer husband and myself who started college as a math major too many years ago tried to help my teenage grand daughter with pre-calculus and we were BOTH stumped.

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  2. Well, glad that my kids and grandkids never ask me, the dummy, about math.

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  3. Good for you, I'm impressed. So grateful my grand's mom is good with math. I used to write educational math programs, much has changed.

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  4. You should be proud. It's a good thing my grandchildren don't have to count on me for help with school, especially math. We would all be in trouble.

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  5. A proud moment, I am so glad my grandchildren are too young for homework and such.

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  6. Good job, both of you! Solving math problems is like solving mysteries.

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  7. SO glad I don't have to deal with modern math. Congratulations! I'm sure Isaac benefitted a great deal from the one-on-on with you.

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  8. Good for you! I was a math teacher, but switched to Language arts as I found math was too subject orientated to develop a good relationship with kids.

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  9. Yay for you, helping Isaac with his Math and at the same time doing a little bonding. That's what the best kind of Grandmothers get to do.

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  10. It reminds me of "helping" my step-son, Tyler, who was in an advanced calculus class when we went to Honduras and I homeschooled the kids. When he said he was having problems with math, I thought I might have a heart attack. But I bravely asked him to explain it to me, and by about the third time through, he discovered what he had done wrong. It was still all Greek to me, but I kept asking him what he thought it all meant, and he was able to work it out. Whew!

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  11. Good for you! I would have told him that his grandfather would have to help him!

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  12. You are definitely a terrific grandma. I would leave all math things to Art.

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