Thursday, February 3, 2011


Math these days. The girls bring home math assignments and ask me to help, which I can usually do, except when the school is using some new procedure for doing basic functions. "No, not like that, Daddy. We're supposed to do it using shizzle grouping (or whatever the term is)." At which point, they're on their own. I can solve the problem and show them how to do it, but I don't know how to "shizzle group."


Valerie said...

I looked this up in the urban dictionary, and fo shizzle, the first listing was gang. I do not like the sound of that. :p

SK Waller said...

When I was a kid, it was "new math". Drove my dad crazy and mangled my self-esteem. I was a straight-A student until then. I didn't fully recover until I went to college.

Bob said...

Maybe gangs are really good at math.

It's not quite driving me crazy, but it's odd. This week it was a strange draw-boxes-with-diagonal-slash-marks to multiply a one-digit number with a two-digit number. So Jane did each problem that way, and then on scratch paper would have to do it the normal way to verify her answer. Extra work. Yay.