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Ways to communicate to a 3rd grader

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From: Eric Impastato <e_imp@netzero.net>
To: Teacher2Teacher Service
Date: Oct 17, 2000 at 20:07:56
Subject: Ways to communicate to a 3rd grader

I am a single parent trying to help out my 8 year old daughter with her homework. I would like to know if there is a better way to teach the math concepts to her. I do not think that I am a very effective communicator when it comes to helping her out. She says she doesn't understand. She also gets emotional about not understanding. I might be able to help out more effectively if I can find a way to teach her so that she will understand and grasp the concept easily. It may be easy to me but it is like learning physics for her. I don't want to just give her the answer and hope she will get it while at school. Can you suggest any reading or CD material that will help me to help her without the heartache? Thanks, Eric

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