Grade 10 Math exam

Janet - posted on 05/29/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter has a hard time with math...how can she remember everything she needs for the exam?

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Jodi - posted on 05/29/2016

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Maths is one of those skills that MUST be practised regularly to succeed. She should be practising every night - not for hours, but do practice problems based on what topic they are doing in maths for about 1/2 hour every night. You can't just have a tutor come by and work with her one day a week and then not practice the skills until its time for the test, that just isn't reasonable.

Jody James - posted on 05/29/2016

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I've had the same issue. The best thing to do is probably have her tutor come by at times. If you're really stressed then just suggest ways for her to study such as note cards, writing formulas, and/or example problems and have her do it for at least 30 minutes a day. The goal here is to have her learn math, not take her day away and make her hate it. People retain more in short bursts then in full fledged lessons, or so I found. You could always talk to her about ways you studied but all in all the reason she is having a hard time is from stress. She is probably stressed knowing she will make you upset or get punished. The best fix is to tell her it's okay and to do her best but still help he strive to do so. Hope this helps!

Janet - posted on 05/29/2016

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Thanks for the reply...unfortunately I am the last person that she will study with because I like math and I am pretty good at it so that doesn't sit well with her. Her friends do not live close to our house since she attends a school out of district, so that option really isn't there, and she has a tutor, but finding that this isn't helping a lot since she seems to understand when the tutor helps her, but forgets on the tests? It's a definite struggle....

Jody James - posted on 05/29/2016

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A great idea for me when I was in 10th grade was to have my mother help me study nightly. 30 minutes to a hour a night, can really help. If you do it before bed, she will think about it even more so! Some helpful tips would be having her write down the formulas on paper and visualize, and try example problems from a math site. If push comes to shove, just know she did her best, and whatever you do, do not punish her if you know she tried.

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