Sunday, March 29, 2015

Solving the Math Problem

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/dd/dd/dddd6d92a0fe3e73de50e758f7c8b32a.jpg?itok=hdOCyKNxNow that she's in fourth grade, Jada is learning harder and harder math concepts.  She has heard me say over and over that math is all about perseverance; very few people "get" math right away, and so  you just have to put in the time to figure it out because you're seldom going to have it click without such effort.  But the exertion is taking its toll on her, to the point where math is not only challenging but painful.

Aaron, on the other hand, is finding an affinity with math.  At least at this point, it is neither intimidating nor boring.  We are certainly heartened by this new development, even as we rack our brains trying to figure out how to keep Jada engaged without either burning her out or giving her an out to cop out.  This is a hard equation to solve!
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