tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post2153461818980571060..comments2020-07-05T11:38:35.398-07:00Comments on How to Prepare for the Gifted And Talented Test: Teaching 4th Grade Math to a 2nd Grade ChildNorwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09462923179883891369noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post-70326530439839027042017-11-29T17:09:35.155-08:002017-11-29T17:09:35.155-08:00I asked my 4th grade tester to do these problems. ...I asked my 4th grade tester to do these problems. He did the 2nd problem in 14 minutes using estimate and iterate. 10 of these minutes were complaining that he had other homework to do. The second problem took 26 minutes, again 10 of which were complaining.<br />He got to 3B = A and A - 2685 = 1/2 B after I badgered him to use algebra and then he complained he didn't know what to do. Refactored to B = 2A - 5370 and complained. I asked him to explicitly point to what the problem in this equation is and he pointed to 2A. So I told him to fix it and agonized for 15 minutes while he looked around for some way to fix it. Finally, he saw 2A is really 6B and then finished the rest of the problem. <br />This is a great book for 4th graders who are on the cusp of using algebra to solve simultaneous equations and parent willing to sit silently while the kid figures it out himself.<br />There's no way this is suitable for 2nd grade.Norwoodhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09462923179883891369noreply@blogger.com