Jump to content

Mathlectics


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Dadto2

Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:35 PM

My daughter gets a little bit frustrated with Maths and Mathlectics. She knows her times table, but is a bit slow with some numbers and this adds to her frustration when doing Maths homework. So I've found it helps to get her to write out the times tables she is a bit slower with before starting each session (6, 7, 8 and 12). This helps her enormously especially when she's tired, but is it "cheating" or counter-productive? I'm not talking basic mental arithmetic like 6 x 5 = but questions where the hard part is figuring out what the  sum is e.g rounding up

765 x 530

So the hard part would be figuring out that it's 8 x 6. The answer is less important. If that makes sense? She'll do the hard part OK, but then get bogged down with the basic multiplication.

Edited by Dadto2, 07 March 2019 - 12:46 PM.


#2 seayork2002

Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:37 PM

I am no expert nor a teacher but I would rather my son look at it (he has a times table place mat and does his homework at the dinner table) that get frustrated and not do it at all.

I do remove it sometimes! but give it back to him a bit.

#3 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:41 PM

How is it 'cheating'?  

I found tables to be a bit like spelling - rote learning so they didn't have to "think" about the answer decreased the frustration, and enabled them to concentrate on other parts of the problem.

We used to do it in the car, at breakfast and other 'down-times' - I would just throw random times-table questions at them in the middle of conversations.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 
 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Viewed Articles

 
Advertisement
 
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.