Thursday, October 23, 2008

I Start Tomorrow

I was talking to my girl Crazy this evening. She has a 9 year old son and she was explaining to me that she had to help him with his school project. Apparently he has to create a dia...dia...dia something or other. I have no idea what the hell she was talking about?

Then she said that the "new math" he's doing is killing her. What is wrong with the old math? I'm sorry but I count, add, subtract and multiply the old way just fine thank you very much!

Do they still teach the Metric system in school these days? I remember my teachers in elementary school telling me that I had to learn this new metric system because eventually we here in the US were going to totally convert over. Uuummm, I'm still waiting.

Talking to my girl made me realize I am not smarter then a 5th grader. Damn!

I signed up for a tutor. All this shit is making my head hurt. His mother said he could start tomorrow. Wish me luck.


30 People saying stuff:

KT said...

lmao. you're a riot. but hey, i'm still doing math on my fingers. go figure.

Moe Wanchuk said...

I'm a tutor for Sex-Ed. And we can barter for pay.

That girl said...

New Math? I've heard of that...what the heck is NEW math?

Isn't math basically the only thing NOT open to interpretation?!

SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...

HA HA HA, Don't feel bad. My son scored above average on state testing for math. So he is in charge of balancing my checkbook.

I feel your pain!!!!

Jeni said...

Metric, schmetric -they were carping about that almost 50 years ago when I was in high school and I'm no closer to learning that today than I was then! And this freaking "new math" too -how many times are they going to invent a "new math" anyway? Seems like they said that when my oldest was in grade school, then again with each other kid and now with the grandkids too -each time it's a little different methodology -or so they say anyway. I've never yet found a new, improved and easy method for learning math though, have you?

Trixie said...

Geez, even my 8 year old's maths is hard for me! I'm with you, what's wrong with OLD maths????

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I can't do math to save my life - this after countless statistics courses to get my degree in Clinical Psych..go figure...

lisaq said...

Haha...I remember that metric system line too. Funny how we never got there. Math is oh so over my head! If it weren't for my computer, I'm pretty sure I'd never get my damn checkbook balanced!

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

feel bad for her, guess she should have studied harder
my son (11th grade) now , well i have always been able to help with his home work

and each night as of late i spend it doing Genetics and advanced trig (2hrs a night since school started) - and i love it
all she gotta do is study and she will be ok

Claudia said...

he has to do a diorama most likely lol

math... the bane of parents of school aged kids (excluding the brainiac kids lol) everywhere!

Sandi McBride said...

Still coming for the uplift, but damn girl, you sent me into orbit with this one...can I borrow your tutor? You still too funny Tee!
hugs
Sandi

Ann(ie) said...

HA!!! You crack me up! Math scares the piss outta me. I had to get a tutor in College to pass some dumb required math class and I was THRILLED when I got a C-. It's still one of my main claims to fame!!! =)

Melissa said...

Oh this is too funny. My 8 year olds math throws me off many times and I have to re-read what it is they are doing. I know my nephew taught me the "new" way to multiply. What was wrong with the old way that I was taught?

imbeingheldhostage said...

Been there, the dia dia dia-whatevers and the new math sucks! We just end up looking like idiots when they ask for help. Our school is actually doing a special program to teach parents the new math... now that I think of it, I think I missed it. Take Crazy out, she needs a break.

The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

Don't feel bad. My daughter comes home with her math and I feel so bad because she is struggling and I am of no help.

Looking at her math book is like reading Chinese.

Amber said...

Yeah, what is it with you Americans and your disdain for the metric system? I've lived in the U.S. for 15 years now and am still waiting for you to convert!

B-More BAP said...

LMBO! I totally feel you Diva :-) These kids have hella knowledge these days.

Joe said...

LOL. Too funny Diva.

I remember the metric thing, too. I believe the new plan is to have us on it by 2512. You don't want to rush into these things.

Opinionated Diva said...

I am cracking up at "new math"...most of that stuff you don't EVER use.

I probably could win on that show either! lol

Sandi McBride said...

Okay Tee I'm back and I'm afraid I have tagged you...so come by my place to find out the incidentals...
Sandi

CarmenSinCity said...

I know!! School is so much harder now a days. Back when I was in school it was a breeze. I wouldn't know where to begin if I had a kid and I had to help her with homework. Nightmare!!

LaiLani Ali said...

This is why I tutor a 6 year old. No math!!!

Craze said...

I have no clue what was wrong with the old math but the new math sucks! (Probably because I don't get it and can't help my son with his homework!)

Renaissance Woman said...

Good luck to you...I work in a high school and feel stupid on a regular basis. Hope that helps!

catscratch said...

Yah, my kid is shit outta luck if she needs help with math nowdays. Even if I come up with the same answer, the correct answer... there are points marked off because it wasn't done the way they were taught.... Jeez.

I guess I'll just have to stick to writing her mythology papers.

WomensDaily said...

I'm going to have to have my niece or nephew doing my financial paperwork when they get a little more older.

Cat said...

if it can't be done on a calculater then who needs it! haha, I remember having a calculous teacher who wouldn't let us use calculaters- something was always wrong with that...

Ms.Honey said...

Girl if it's anything other than my money I use my fingers LOL

B said...

I hate math. I hate it with a passion. You don't add letters! You don't add A + B!

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