Winni wrote:Ok, so I bought the Solutions Manual, went through the practice lessons on questions she got wrong on Test #10 (which included lessons 3, 10, 28, 31, 33, 35, 36, and 40). I went over all of the practice questions that she got wrong with her. She indicated that she understood everything.
Retook the test yesterday. STILL got the same exact questions wrong.
NOW what?! Have her re-do the whole lesson #'s 3, 10, 28, etc.? Help!
change programs, --- it's the cool homeschooling thing to do. maybe it's ok to do that.
or: is it missing the same problems for the same reason?
just make sure that it isn't tiny stuff that she's missing. Are there computation errors? dropping of negative signs? what's the reason she is missing the problem?
Can she look at the solutions manual for homework and find out why she got it wrong.
I would work on knowing why she is missing the problems. What is she doing wrong? Is it big concept issues? they you might have to go back. Is it careless stuff?
I have a suggestion that will probably be tricky depending on mom/daughter issues. (in other words, yeah... don't roll your eyes at me again) LOL!
Can you sit with her while does this specific test as an open book retake finding where she is getting the problem wrong? And then work on the "trouble weasel".
for example on test problem #19, (that's one from lesson 3) is she just forgetting what perimeter is for a shape like that? Is she adding in sections that don't need to be added in (such as the dotted lines)?
Is she just forgetting the formulas? -- if so, I think it is acceptable to make formula sheets for a test. The college I worked for in the physics department -- we did that. We made a sheet of formulas for the test and gave it to the kids. With Saxon Alg I -- you can simply open the back of the textbook and use that. Eventually, they will need a specific formula less and less.
problem # 9 (from lesson 28) -- is she getting too many negative signs in there? is it the square?
them, from all of that -- why not make a gentle check list sheet that says "next test, I need to double check my work for this stuff"
Yes, you can change programs, but let's pretend for a moment that she is experiencing the same issues in another program. I would still recommend that you find why she is missing the problem. Also, my oldest gets stuff wrong when she tries to do too much in her head on those switching of signs and stuff.