# Talk

## Year 7 Maths homework

(17 Posts)
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

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.

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!

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.

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.

Tue 04-Feb-14 12:54:31

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

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.

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..

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.

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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