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Year 7 Maths homework

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rodneyfish Tue 04-Feb-14 10:28:56

Ok I knew I was bad at Maths but did not realise just how awful until I have been on dd's mymaths, she has been set homework on single brackets and substitution. How can I help her when I have no idea what to do?

Are there any websites which would help me with the Math work?

Crowler Tue 04-Feb-14 10:42:42

Khan academy?

If you google simultaneous equations you'll have more luck with an explanation. The idea is to pick one variable and define all others in terms of that variable, then simplify & solve. They are much easier than they appear.

If you're having problem with a specific problem I'd be happy to help.

rodneyfish Tue 04-Feb-14 10:58:44

Thanks Crowler will do as you suggest.

My dd really struggles with Maths bless her!

Crowler Tue 04-Feb-14 12:18:35

Good luck rodney. :-)

looplab Tue 04-Feb-14 12:29:52

Good idea with Khan the best way is for us parents to get clued up. A bit of Khan or a revision guide can jog our memories so we are able to help. Lots of people resort to a maths tutor to help with this stuff, but its not rocket science really ;)

curlew Tue 04-Feb-14 12:32:54

Is there a student section on the school's website? Ds's is fantastic- loads of help available there. Worth looking!

rodneyfish Tue 04-Feb-14 12:33:10

I'm enjoying the Khan website, but it has shocked me just at how rusty my brain is. I do really struggle with algebra though, always have, will have to start at the basics I think.

I have a younger dd as well so I will need to learn to help her.

soontobeslendergirl Tue 04-Feb-14 12:35:49

carol Vorderman does a really good book - very simple and well laid out. I'll see if I can remember what it was called.

soontobeslendergirl Tue 04-Feb-14 12:38:51

this one:

rodneyfish Tue 04-Feb-14 12:54:31

Thanks the book sounds ideal for me with the step step instructions

rodneyfish Tue 04-Feb-14 12:58:31

No curlew, no student section - what a good idea!. Bit annoyed with her teacher tbh, he told them if they don't get a green face on their online homework they will get a detention. How can you punish someone for not understanding?

Crowler Tue 04-Feb-14 13:25:51

Maybe the green face means they've attempted every question?

That doesn't make sense otherwise.

rodneyfish Tue 04-Feb-14 13:30:46

No the green face means they got all or most right, amber face for so so, red face if a lot of wrong answers, even if all questions were attempted.

Marmitelover55 Tue 04-Feb-14 17:26:09

I think my maths also has tutorials on there but could be wrong..

rodneyfish Tue 04-Feb-14 17:57:13

I will have a look Marmite, thanks

noblegiraffe Tue 04-Feb-14 19:53:27

There should be an L on the right hand side of the homework, if you click that it takes you to the lesson that goes with the homework.

A green face is 70% or more right.

rodneyfish Tue 04-Feb-14 21:13:35

Thanks giraffe have found the lesson and dd has managed an amber face at least, enough for tonight I think.

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