Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started by covering slopes and how to plot them on a graph. We then talked about balancing two-step equations. He had a test today on scientific notation and exponents. He said it was easy. Tomorrow we will have more math to work with. For science, we discussed the cell and its organelles. They are going over erosion in science. Tomorrow I will focus on that more."
"We went over some of her current work on rounding. In particular, we went over the abstract concepts of rounding using a number line. She is getting the basics of rounding. We will continue to work on fine tuning it so that she knows how to estimate when not given a particular place to round to. We worked on some division sheets, including visual division on a number line and division as inverse multiplication. Again, she is getting the basics of division down. We will continue to lay the foundations for long division later this year. We worked on multiplication facts with flashcards. I am printing out some mental math with smaller numbers practice. We will go over this next session."
"We went over the student's homework, which involved interpreting pictures with shaded areas into fractions and decimals. He picked up on the concept very quickly, as the pictures were divided into 10 or 100 parts. I gave him a picture with 20 parts and 4 shaded areas and had him explain the fractional and decimal equivalents. He had some difficulty, but we discussed that reducing the fraction to one with a denominator of 10 could then be changed into a decimal. We also discussed practical uses for this type of math, i.e., batting averages, miles per gallon. We went over ordering fractions and decimals on a number line, and reviewed mean, median, mode, and range. Finally, we reviewed single digit multiplication problems. Of the 100 problems, he was able to correctly answer 97. The 3 that he missed were because he went too quickly. His confidence continues to maintain a high level."
"We went over the student's material that she was turning in tomorrow, and I discovered that she has struggles with reading comprehension. So after completing all of the assignments, I gave her homework to improve reading comprehension."
"We went over the Unit 1 outline and talked about test coming up. We worked on scrambled multiplication grids. I showed a strategy for place value using separate 'houses' showing millions, thousands, and H, T, & O. We practiced placing numbers in different positions and naming them using strategy. "
"We were working on reading a table and answering math questions. We reviewed for a math test. We also worked on spelling words as well as comparison words. She doesn't like to do math and spends a lot of staring off."