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    More of this sorcery as it were:

    http://youtu.be/e-P5RGdjICo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper17 View Post
    I believe you can thank the Japanese for that one.

    American School System: Peddling someone else's terrible ideas as your own.
    Also, Singapore Math because Singapore ranked #1 in math and science in the TIMSS testing.


    Multiplication seems to have a lot of new methods, because the topic is so important (foundation of later math). Plus, it's taught in different ways around the world. Most of the methods use place value so that students gain an understanding of the numbers as well as the operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    So my 9-year old is struggling big time with math.
    Dad is a buffoon who hates math, and is also afraid & concerned that I am confusing my daughter even more.

    Just looking for some advise on any websites or apps we can try to help her out. Right now she's in 4th grade and in the midst of double-digit multiplication and just starting division.

    Homework has become an absolute nightmare, could really use some insight if anyone has experiences similar issues.
    The best way to help your daughter in math would be to hire a tutor. Expensive but the best short and long-term solution.

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    http://www.softschools.com/math/

    and then there's always


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    Why don't you just try calling her teacher and ask for some guidance? Nowadays a lot of teachers even respond to emails. I'm the teacher would appreciate your anguish.

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    I hired a college kid to teach my then HS daughter. He had a pony tail, earing etc...

    She got the "Wow, kool kids can be good at math" thought.

    She passed, got into a good college ..... she still sucks at math though.

    So do I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Star Lady View Post
    Hey, Fish, I used to be a high school math teacher (go ahead, make your girl geek jokes ).

    you?

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    Get an iPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Get an iPad.
    A premium product for premium people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
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    All those public school teachers can add up is their pension!


    AMIRITE?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by southparkcpa View Post
    I hired a college kid to teach my then HS daughter. He had a pony tail, earing etc...

    She got the "Wow, kool kids can be good at math" thought.

    She passed, got into a good college ..... She still
    sucks at math though.

    So do I.
    Well its a good thing accountants don't need anything more than rudimentary arithmetic skills to cook books

    Fish- ever look into Kumon? 9 years is about the right time to start, and it's incredible if your kid puts in the work. It's also less than the cost of a weekly tutor.

    Be warned though, it's not for the free-spirited...you seriously have to help your kid dedicate herself to it.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by greenwichjetfan; 02-05-2013 at 09:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southparkcpa View Post
    I hired a college kid to teach my then HS daughter. He had a pony tail, earing etc...

    She got the "Wow, kool kids can be good at math" thought.

    She passed, got into a good college ..... she still sucks at math though.

    So do I.


    Aren't you a cpa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Star Lady View Post
    Also, Singapore Math because Singapore ranked #1 in math and science in the TIMSS testing.


    Multiplication seems to have a lot of new methods, because the topic is so important (foundation of later math). Plus, it's taught in different ways around the world. Most of the methods use place value so that students gain an understanding of the numbers as well as the operation.
    +Infinity

    This is what all of these "new-age" pedagogy gurus are ignoring. If kids learn all these tricks to multiply, more advanced math, even algebra becomes exponentially (pun intended) more difficult.

    When I was still teaching some kids showed me some of this wizzardry their elementary teachers taught them. All I could do was face-palm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simijet View Post


    Aren't you a cpa?
    Using Excel correctly only involves having an Internet connection and Google.

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    Dude, she's a girl. Get her cooking and vacuuming lessons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    Dude, she's a girl. Get her cooking and vacuuming lessons.
    /end thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by simijet View Post


    Aren't you a cpa?
    Accounting is not really math.... per se. It's arithmetec and occasionally algebra.

    On occasion we have to impute interest rates etc...but that's 10th grade algebra.

    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Using Excel correctly only involves having an Internet connection and Google.
    Don't forget youporn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southparkcpa View Post
    Accounting is not really math.... per se. It's arithmetec and occasionally algebra.

    On occasion we have to impute interest rates etc...but that's 10th grade algebra)
    Isn't it mostly typing numbers into little boxes in Turbo Tax now?

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