Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did lots of enrichment activities including a spatial ability/logic online game; two brain teasers/extended problem-solving activities; and several rounds of another problem-solving algorithmic activity."
"We did some speed math today. She completed 20 addition problems in 90 seconds, 20 subtraction problems in 160 seconds, and 20 multiplication problems in 210 seconds. We talked about how she memorized some addition problems such as 9+2 but she still counts out problems like 8+3. We talked about the relationship between addition and subtraction. A new topic we started is telling time. She is getting used to the idea that of "where" the 24 hours in a day are. She has some difficulty in assessing the passing of time - ex: 8AM - 11PM: She says that three hours have passed but if I ask her again, emphasizing the AM and PM denotation, she correctly says how many hours have passed."
"We did subtraction with big numbers ending with zeroes today where she had to carry over numbers more than once and she did great! She can now do subtraction without drawing out all the numbers for each problem; therefore, she has gotten much faster in subtracting and more confident. I also taught her the 4 times table so now she may practice from multiplication tables 1 through 4. I am very happy with our progress so far, and I gave her some homework problems to reinforce what we've covered."
"We did the odd problems with her homework. We covered division topics and reviewed multiplication problems from last week. We also went over rules for decimal placement. I had her do some extra practice problems. She is improving in taking her time and checking her answers."
"We did the student's weekly math homework, and worked on strategies to avoid making simple errors. He cruised through his homework patiently, and with some support in checking his work was able to demonstrate strong understanding of the concepts. Then we worked on the student's fluency with 1 by 1 digit multiplication. He showed good growth in his fluency. I assigned him getting fluent in multiplying 9's as his homework for the week."
"We discussed a Math test and had her work some of the problems she remembered from the test to demonstrate mastery. She uploaded Unit 2 on Decimals and began working on place value of decimals in the tenths, hundredths, and thousandths. We connected hundredths to cent=century=100=pennies in $1, and we eventually will introduce percent. She isn't confident in decimals, but when she focused, she was able to name the numbers easily with a picture for the place value. "