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Josh

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Help 8th-grader overcome careless errors
Posted: Mar 23, 2005 5:21 PM
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My daughter is in 8th grade honors math (Algebra 1). She seems to grasp the mathematical concepts but her test grades suffer due to careless errors. Examples: transcribing a problem incorrectly between the test sheet and the work sheet, not properly taking into account negative signs within an equation. The problem is most prominent in tests, where she is under time pressure.

In other ways she is good at math (still at a 'B' average even with this), and at all her other subjects.

Can anyone recommend stategies for minimizing these types of careless and arithmetic errors?

Thank you.



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