I admit it, I hate math. So, when I went to college, I took several math courses so I wouldn’t have to feel too stupid to do math. Now, I try to help my daughter with her 4th grade math and feel too stupid to do math. But, I give it my best effort even though I don’t agree with drawing out a bunch of pictures and diagrams. Can’t we just memorize stuff like we used to?
The problem I am having lately is that my daughter is bringing home 8 pages of math that takes us 2 or 3 hours to complete because they haven’t even started to cover this material at school. I could barely pass a math class, now I am expected to give a lesson (or actually 4 this week). Thank God for the internet. One problem asked her to explain the Sieve of Eratosthenes. Excuse me? What’s that? An episode of Star Trek??
The above picture is the math homework we are to complete for this week. The first problem is done for us. It is, but not well. Look at what it says: 1 x 4 = 8 ??? If you can’t even send home an example that is correct, don’t do an example for us. Please. How many more years of this do I have left??
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