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  •  I told my daughter she was not allowed to do... (1+ / 0-)
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    goldberry

    ...some of the "math" assignments she was assigned in school...and sent a note to her teacher telling her what a monstrously dull, repetitive and pointless assignment she had made.  She wanted them to calculate 2^(large number) by hand.

    I am not empathetic with teachers who assign that sort of busy work...or who can't manage to give a shit about their students.

    •  I <3 you, rserven! (0+ / 0-)

      Your example, moves me to tears.  Literally.  
      (the vanilla vodka might be a contributing factor)

      The problem is that I don't want her to develop bad study habits.  So, I thought of buying her The Art of tProblem Solving before she gets turned off of math altogether.  Do you have any other recommendations?

      I've had tot take her to a psychologist because she keeps acting out in school and he recommended that I put her in a private school with small class size that specializes in children who march to the beat of a different drummer (did I mention she is extremely gifted in art? She didn't get it from my side of the family.  Her art teachers put her in art competitions all of the time and the first statewide competition she entered, she came in 2nd in the state, at age 10).  But the tuition for the one he recommended is $26K/year.  There is no way in hell I can afford that without a scholarship.  

      -3.63, -4.46 "Choose something like a star to stay your mind on- and be staid"

      by goldberry on Sat Nov 03, 2007 at 07:15:27 PM PDT

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