Tuesday, March 13, 2012

{Homeschool} Never Too Old...

I seriously don't know why I didn't think of this earlier. It's one of those things that you suddenly think of trying and then it hits you...DUH! I'm talking about flash cards. It seems so simple.

The problem was that Kendall was taking way too long on his math assignments. I couldn't really figure out why. Then I noticed that his computation was incorrect a lot of times. I think I was thinking that if he did more problems, he would get better. He wasn't. Again, I'm not sure why I didn't realize this earlier.

It dawned on me that I should stop progressing with the new math material and spend a week or so doing each set of flash cards and worksheets (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing) a few times each day.

Flash Cards
So that's what we did and it has worked. When we started back with the regularly scheduled program, I noticed that he had ZERO computation errors. ZERO! What a success!

The reason I'm sharing this with the worldwideweb is because I want other homeschool moms to know that it's ok to stop moving forward if you need to. I mean, what's the point of moving forward if your child's foundational skills are a tad shaky?

1 comment:

  1. I don't homeschool but that is a huge downfall for public schools....that they can't stop for just one child falling behind. My friend's son can't get extra help because he doesn't meet the requirements yet he is falling behind. I feel horrible for them because they are now paying for after school help just to get him to where he needs to be.