Normal for school?
My daughter is in third grade.We moved last year and she has been going to a new school.She has never been terribly good at math,but always got by ok.
This year it has been a serious struggle...and I'm not so sure it is her fault. For instance,they only took a week to learn multiplication.That's it! Then they moved onto GEOMETRY.I didnt learn that until middle school or highschool and am shocked they are making them learn it at such a young age.
Anyways,my daughter has begun after school tutoring,which is great.I just dont think it is enough.The school year is almost over already,and she hasnt learned basic things like multiplying and division. Her report card says she is "below grade level" in math.
I have written a letter to the principal asking him if they can move her to a slower paced math class and got no response.
If you were in my position,how would you handle this? I really dont want her moving onto to fourth grade and struggling even worse then now.I know ZIP about math so I cant help her that much.
Since she is below grade level,shouldnt they be trying to help her get caught up instead of forcing down more things she doesnt have a clue about?