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From: Owen

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2007111522:12:03
Subject: Re: Chicago Math

To: Melissa Subject: Chicago Math The parents are responsible for their childrens education not the school or the teacher. Too many people think it is up to the teacher. The teachers have a lot of politics that controls what they can and can't do. I agree with you when you say "It is very sad, the state of math education today." You are the one who can make the difference. My mother had me doing homework after school and on all the holidays to make sure I knew basic math. No one can motivate your children like you can because they want to be with you and they want to be like you. If you teach her math at home then anything they do at school will be a review. Maybe you do not know how to explain basic math to her. It this is the case then you may want to look up "Dotmath for kids" on google. This will help explain how to teach basic math. Some children even learn how to beat a calculator with dotmath. I hope this helps you help her. Owen

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