*Bad math! Bad math! Bad math! *

I really hate this workbook! I tutor middle school kids once a week and this is what they came in with. They pace themselves so this is what was supposed to be teaching them? This shouldn’t even get onto paper!!

*Bad math! Bad math! Bad math!*

And you wonder why this kid was confused!

For all you non-mathy folks, let me tell you what to watch out for when *your *kid ends up in middle school…

- First and foremost, and what trips up the students when they get to Algebra: wrong usage of that dangnabit EQUAL SIGN! (<– Oh, Xanga days! How I miss thee). 0.05 x 100 does NOT equal to 0.05. This is why they have SUCH a hard time remembering that you NEVER add 6 to one side twice…

Example:

Shoot me now. - A rule w/out any kind of explanation
*will not stick*. “To multiply by 100, move the decimal two places to the right” is no explanation at all.

Bah. Humbug.

Publishing companies are the devil. To math. I’m sure of it. Draw a happy pencil and math does not magically get easier.

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