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piqaboo wrote:Query - why are they now taught to write "addition sentences" instead of "equations" ?
dai bread wrote:Are teachers mathematically-challenged in California too?
piqaboo wrote:One of the challenges for the mandarin program is that the kids will be assessed for science and math skills in English (state level tests).
Therefore the homework contains the English equivalents of the terms they learn in Mandarin.
Kids who dont do the homework may learn the math ok, but they wont know the terms, and thus wont do well on the tests.
Its a bit of extra responsibilities for the parents, tho I think its well worth it. I have no idea how they say "equation" in mandarin. Perhaps I should ask at home. Cant wait til they learn 'xylem' and 'phloem'.
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