Up until now none of the boys have brought home math that was too hard to help them with. Usually they are able to finish it without help.
I suck at math. In 9th grade, I was in a special math class. I really appreciated my teacher, Mr. Shoun’s patience. Last night I was missing Mr. Shoun’s math skills. Sammy has a unit in Algebra that he is to do on his own. It is called ISU… Independent Study Unit. I have other things I call it.
Sanj apparently stinks at Math. He just says he can’t do math… that must not be required in the works of a Doctorate. Um… my husband just got busted. He says, as I read him the blog, “It’s not that I can’t do math… I just don’t like it.” Wow! Like I enjoyed pushing out 7 pounds of baby out of my being six times? Like I enjoy cleaning poop and vomit? Like I enjoy …. OK… He is in major trouble!
Let me go back to Algebra. I am helping Sammy get part 1 done of the ISU. Thankfully there are answers in the back. So I work it out backwards. Yet here is my question? When in real life is algebra used? Who really cares about what x is? The only use that I have had for Algebra was to help my high school kid out. Those that do use this in their lives, can’t they just take it in University?
I guess I am not embracing the knowledge that I will get from being able to pass an Algebra test with flying colours and resent the fact that my kids have to be torched with this cruel and unusually punishment.
I was going to give examples of the math I did last night but don’t know how to type the exponent on the computer. Too bad…
At least now I know that Sanj is more than CAPABLE of doing this math. I am thinking I am off the hook. On the other side of this, it did force me to push myself past the point of comfort and guess what? I am not too dumb to get some of it! 🙂 That did feel pretty good!