By Elisabeth Martinez. 6th Grade Math. Published at Monday, December 07th, 2020 - 18:52:10 PM.
Here are 7 parenting practices I learned from my mother: Adherence to faith in God-We were a family of witchdoctors and traditional beliefs. My Catholic mother was the only one who never participated in finding out how a pain or the death of a child might be the work of a neighbor with witchcraft powers. In the long run, witchdoctors lost their ground as family members, uncles, and grandparents, one by one, turned to the God of my mother. She prayed for food, even tea, before starting to work, before going to bed, after waking up, and all the time. Work ethics-One day in 1969 exemplifies mothers commitment to work. My mother was pregnant at the time. She and I spent the day harvesting sweet potatoes, peas and pumpkins. We took those items home and she prepared dinner. After 8 pm, she asked me to escort her to the local hospitals labor ward, where by midnight she gave birth to a son. I never saw my mother idle.
Every parent wants to get the best for our kids, and if that means getting a math tutor to improve their below averaged grades, then so be it. Then, in what ways you can choose a good 4th-6th grade math tutor? You may already know that it is hard to find a job nowadays and just imagine what the world will be like after your kid grows up and reached the age where they need to work and look after themselves? Im sure you can; that child of yours is going to have to have a degree, minimum, to even be competitive with the other candidates; so doesnt it make sense to strengthen up those weak subjects as early as possible in their academic career? To start with, when looking for a 6th grade math tutor, you have to work out whether your child responds best to a male or a female teacher; it could make all the difference when it comes to them actually paying attention, and learning what they need to. How do you know which they respond to best?
I know this statement is shocking. Some of you may feel that I have announced the end of the civilization as we know it. How in the world will people learn math without the latest and greatest math textbook. The answer is simple. The same way people have always learned math prior to the modern education system, by doing math as they go about their everyday lives. You may ask "Is that possible?" "Would it work?" I believe so. Its the reason I made this statement when I was asked if my new book, "Math is Childs Play" was going to be a Math Textbook. But in all fairness, lets look at both sides, school math versus everyday math. First lets look at school math. I have been studying of late the topic of Math Anxiety. Increasing number of people profess to hate math, to be no good at math, to be anxious about doing basic math. These same people were taught math in our public schools. When did this situation of math anxiety start? Who knows for sure? But whats significant is that its increasing, not decreasing. Its increasing despite the modern education system, despite New Math and the latest teaching methods, despite all the money and energy that has been put towards the problem. Just for the record, I found a book "Mathematics; A Human Endeavor" by Harold R. Jacobs copyrighted in 1970 which in its preface the author mentions the failure of New Math in the schools. A book from 1964, titled "Mathematics for Elementary Teachers" by Ralph Crouch and George Baldwin which was written to teach math to elementary teacher who found themselves expected to teach math although they had no training in math.
We had the pleasure of being in the audience, listening to the 6th, 7th and 8th grade bands perform. Our granddaughter played a clarinet duet and Im proud to say they sounded quite good. There were soloists, too, who did well. Put the entire band together, there were some missed notes, a reasonable amount of squeaks, air-and-no-notes, and shrill pitches along with missed beats. This is the first year these children have played their musical instruments, so you would expect the learning curve to still be going on. All-in-all, though, they performed much better than youd expect; you could see the determination on their faces, and they should be extremely proud of where theyve come in one year.
Playing is a great way to learn math. I like miniature golf and billiards for learning about angles and force. Of course this may sound like Physics, Newtons Law of Relativity. And it is, but there is also no better way to learn geometry and algebra than with a practical application. What could be more practical than learning as you play? Wow, heres another real life example for learning math. I like playing games. You name it; board games, card games, strategy games. If it challenges me and tests my intellect and problem solving capabilities, I like it. Games like Nim, checkers, chess, mancala, Stratego, Battleship, Risk, etc. help develop logic sequences and strategy. Games like Uno, Skip-bo, Set, Rummikub helps children develop their ability to see patterns. Games like cribbage, gin rummy, Scrabble actually help children practice addition and multiplication.
If you know of any recently retired teachers, so long as theyre up to date with the latest teaching methods, then they make great tutors; they may also be grateful of the additional money that this gives them. Do you know are there any parents are looking for a math tutor? Can they recommend the tutor that they have? If they can, what sort of improvement have they seen in the grades of their children? Have you taken into consideration how close your new tutor lives to you? Can you imagine it; you have already got a math tutor, but the traffic is so congested and they have to arrive late; by the time they arrive at your place, its time to have your dinner or the kids are just exhausted and ready to go to bed; doesnt make too much sense to employ someone that far away now, does it? if the person just lives nearby, it is more easier for them to make alterations of when they come and coach your kids; it doesnt disrupt theyre routing too much, and it doesnt disrupt yours, either. In what ways you know youve selected the correct person?
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