Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Today was Joshua's second day using Saxon Math. I must say, I'm excited for him. Normally my poor child can't even stay in the same room as me when I am correcting his math because of all the check marks! This time there were check marks but not as many, plus the way Saxon is laid out I can see exactly what he does not understand.
Today he mainly missed the number-line problems. He got confused. He thought he was suppose to write the negative numbers. There were a few things he didn't understand or didn't read them carefully. For instance : Write the largest three-digit number that has a 6 in the ones place and a 4 in the tens place. He put the answer as 46. When I was done correcting I went over his missed problems like the one mentioned above. I read the problem to him, showed him he placed the 4 & 6 correctly but it says three-digit number. He then answered 10! I showed him that would be too many numbers. "What is one less than 10?", I asked, he understood and said, "9" with a big, "Oh, I get it."
This was a first in a long time that he was not frustrated when I showed him what he missed. He actually gave me a hug and had a big smile.