Originally Posted by Smithie
Autumn Breeze - have you thought about giving only the unit assessments until your son is at the right level in Math? Eilonwy suggested that earlier in this thread but I was worried missing something, however I tried it this morning and we skipped DAYS of pure repetition! The couple things mentioned in the lessons that I though might be new to him, we spent a couple minutes talking about and then he did them completely easily on the unit assessment. So I have officially been won over to that method. I juts went to each lesson assessment and marked it off - you could administer all those lesson-assessment questions verbally to your son if you are very scrupled, or you could just click off (truthfully) that he knows the answer to the question
Yes, this is what we tried first. I wanted him to also do one of the work sheets from the text book for each lesson we skipped, otherwise, the little 4-6 question assessment, to me, wasn't enough to know if he really understood what he was doing. But he does not like just sitting down and doing worksheets. He wants me to interact with him, but I'm not going to do what he wants in that way, he wanted me to read every.single.equation. and well, part of doing the math is reading the math LOL. But we're going to do it differently today.
I am going to skim over the lesson, have him do the text page, and then check it, followed by the assessment when there is one. I want to zoom through it, but I am really terrible at math, so I need to make sure he really truly mastered it, because I seriously doubt I can teach him on the fly. I am doing a lot of learning, as the curriculum uses vocabulary I have never heard, or just really don't remember, from school.