New to home schooling and lost already
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|Fri, 03-15-2013 - 2:41am|
Hello everyone. My family recently moved out of the country for a year and decided that homeschooling is our best option. We looked into multiple cirriculum and chose one that seems to be working fairly well, with a few exceptions. So, here I am, asking for help and suggestions.
First, my dd (9) is not grasping factors, prime and compositite numbers. I have tried and tried to get her to understand. I've put it in the simplest terms I can think of. Still nothing. She is doing fine with everything else, but after 2 weeks of attempting to get her to understand, I am at a loss. Please help us!
My second issue is...how do I ensure the kids are retaining the information? There are self tests and unit tests, but what about next week or the week after that??? Does all this continue to build upon it's self ensuring that the kids continue to use and retain the information.
I am not a teacher, I'm a nurse! I am having a very hard time with my confidence level regarding keeping my kids up to grade level while we are gone! They are all straight A students at home, and I'm scared to death I will fail them! Especially at math...that's my worse subject! I've got all the others covered and am pretty confident I can handle them...Math is a different story!
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