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Old 02-16-2009, 11:46 AM
 
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I'm really not trying to be a jerk here, but when do they learn how to multiply? When they're trying to learn fractions later? or percents? What I see happening in math instruction these days is pushing more concepts at younger and younger ages without ever building a foundation. In my 3rd grader's classroom, they're "finished" with the multiplication tables...they spent less than 6 months learning them and I know she doesn't know them. She will by next year, because we're going to spend all summer making sure she knows them, but what about the rest of the kids in her class? I know our 4th grade teacher doesn't "teach" multiplication; she just expects them to know it.
AAARG! It just frustrates the snot out of me! There, I'm done : )
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