Comments: Intense Odds and Ends (or maybe not so intense)

Do NOT let them put bones in remedial math. Bribe, cajole or threaten, but don't let it happen.
Your fears about that are right on the money.
I had one (ONE) bad testing experience in middle school, got put in remedial math and never recovered. I have struggled with it ever since. I was in gifted and talented in every class... Except math... after one bad score on a CAT.
Chemistry: I did great... Except for the math. Killed my grade.
Physics, same story. I understand all the principles, but the math holds me back.
Fight for this, Bones will thank you... Eventually.

Posted by K-nine at June 21, 2012 10:04 PM

Yeah, we're going to fight it... for this year. Our problem is if he keeps doing poorly, they'll insist on it or he can't graduate from HS. He can't pass the State Algebra test.

He has some serious test anxiety and we need to work on that. He made a B+ in English and a low 2 on the FCAT. He should have made a 4 according to his teachers.

I said something to a guidance counselor and she said, "He's on our list for more time." I said, "More time? Time has never been his issue. He'll Christmas tree at test... He'll just pick an answer." Good grief.

Posted by Bou at June 21, 2012 10:12 PM

Your last sentence makes me happy. Made my morning actually.

Posted by Web at June 22, 2012 06:23 AM

You know Bou, when were sitting by the fire in Eric's back yard when it was freezing-ass cold...all I remember is a good conversation. Heck, it was 18 degrees that night, and I slept in it.

That was a heck of a night. Anytime you lay down when the birds are chipping, you're pissing with the big dogs. If I recall, you left way girl. I would have left early, but there was no where to go, except the tent, and it was COLD in the tent.

Anyway, fond and funny memories.

Posted by Yabu at June 22, 2012 07:40 AM

Fight remedial math with all your might.

I know it was a long time ago, but they put me in remedial math... It was a joke, useless. I vividly remember the teacher explaining how to fill in a *check*, fer goodness sakes.

Posted by pam at June 22, 2012 09:07 AM

See if you can't make a con-tract with the school. Tell them no remedial math for him and you will be paying for a tutor all year for math.

Or give him a semester for improvement with the tutor and then re-judge if he needs to be in remedial math.

Posted by Quality Weenie at June 22, 2012 10:19 AM