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Class Repetition

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From: Claudia (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Jun 01, 1999 at 22:39:50
Subject: Re: Class Repetition

Sometimes schools recommend a child be held back for maturity reasons. What
kinds of mathematics is your child having difficulty with? There are MANY
wonderful literature books out there where you could read with your child
and help her learn all about mathematics. Most of the books by Marilyn Burns
are excellent! It is hard to make an evaluation without knowing exactly
what kinds of confusion or lack of understanding your daughter is having?
Perhaps there is someone you might know, another teacher, a professor of
teachers at a local university, who might be able to provide you with a
concrete description of what areas your child needs to work on?

There are a lot of things to way in your decision. Do the teachers expect
that she will not be bored with repeated information for all the other
subject areas? How much time do they spend on mathematics? Do you help your
child with her homework? It sounds as though you are torn to do what is best
for your daughter. I suggest you try to make the best educated decision and
get some more information, so that you can make the best decision!

 -Claudia, for the Teacher2Teacher service

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