IF SHAKESPEARE WROTE ABOUT HOMEWORK…
(It might go something like this)
To do, or not to do, that is the question:
Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The agonies of these outrageous Demands,
Or to take Arms against this tyranny of education,
And by opposing, end it: to fail, to sleep no more.
To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there’s the rub,
For in that sleep of failure, what dreams may come?
With sincere apologies to the Immortal Bard and to Prince Hamlet whose words I have so poorly paraphrased.
I taught middle school for some twenty years, and yet I cannot claim to understand young teens. These are difficult years as many changes are occurring to these young folks all at seemingly the same time.
With the kids just trying to figure out what is happening to their bodies and their lives, along come parents and schools compounding their problems for them. It is a difficult time for kids, parents, and schools.
You want to be able to "hit the deck running" when you go into your algebra class this coming fall. You want to be fully prepared from the first day.
Here is a set of review tutorials that review everything your teacher will expect you to know when you enter the classroom on the first day. Each tutorial covers a key topic that you should have learned in middle-school math and then goes just a little bit deeper.
About this Page
I have had a rewarding and complete classroom career teaching and coaching mathematics.
Variable Thinking is my way of sharing some of my ideas, tips, and savvy about education and student success with you.
I hope find the comments and articles interesting and useful to both you and your student.