Do your 3rd grader have math ploblems like these?
24 divided by a = 40 divided by 5 They barely touched on multiplication and have worked on division slightly for on week, broke from normal studies to study for ISAT for 2 weeks and have now been working on division again for 2 weeks. They just started on this the second week in division. Are your schools doing it this way? Oh yes, we've touched on fractions as well. I think the problem is that they don't focus on one area before they move to the next. In the last 3 months or so they have learned multiplication, division, algebra, fractions, and geometry. It's just up and down and all around. Yesterday my daughter had a test on the algebra (problems like I posted) and the had only worked on it for one week. And I don't mean the whole week, I mean she came home with 3 of those problems on a worksheet with different types of math problems. That was it, and then they had a whole test on it. I mean really, come on.