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26 February 2012 @ 11:31 am
Why???  
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Tell me again why I thought going back to school was a good idea?

OMG Word Problems!!!!!!
 
 
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Lizet Elaine: Hawaii Five 0::Kamekona Danny::trainingsimplyn2deep on February 26th, 2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
word problems get the best of me as well.

I think you'll do fantastic!
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on February 26th, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Thank God for notecards!!!
--♫ Anna--: Dog Problemrocsfan on February 26th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
But you are good with words!!! Good luck with the exam! Just Keep Calm. :)
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on February 26th, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
If only I could decide what I'm solving for. That part always freaks me out!!! WHAT IS X????

I have a note card that says Just Breathe!!! It helps!

Thanks so much.
J.the_physicist on February 26th, 2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
you wouldn't be the only one who can do all other maths except word problems. so know you're not alone and that you can make up the marks on other tests later.

Good luck!
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on February 26th, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC)
It's that whole deciding what X is that I have trouble with. What am I solving for? That seems so fundamental but sometimes it's more than I can handle!!!

I'll keep y'all posted! Thank you!!
J.the_physicist on February 26th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
some times it can help to write down what you are given and then write down all the formulas for that area of maths that you know that you think they might be asking you for and then when it's all on the paper in front of you, you might be able to see more easily.

Well, last resort measure anyway if you have time to kill at the end of a test and you're coming back to go over all those word questions you couldn't answer first time round.
Are 6 dogs too many?: judidenchtkeylasunset on February 26th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Yes, I should write it all down and then see what is "missing." what do I need to solve for???
Hildehilde on February 26th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
I always tell my students to keep calm, read the questions carefully and take a break if they are stuck.

You'll do brilliantly! :)
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on February 26th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
3 excellent pieces of advice!!! I know if I read the problems carefully, I'll be okay. I get so freaked out I can't decide what I'm supposed to be solving for!!!

And then there's the whole idea that I don't CARE how long the railroad bridge is. Really? If I needed to know, I'd Google-map it!! That does not seem an acceptable answer, however. Huh?

Thanks so much!!
J.the_physicist on February 26th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on February 26th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
THIS!!! Exactly.
bookaddict43bookaddict43 on February 26th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
You can do it!! *cheers*
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on February 26th, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! It's never as bad as I imagine it's going to be. I know that. I just can't remember!
"T": FMA-Stressed Outfritz42 on February 26th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
My kids at school have a similar reaction.

Like another commenter said, you're good with words. You just have to look for the clues in the words.

Some of the best pieces of advice I got from my favorite math teacher was (1)draw it out when you can, and (2) think of a simple, similar problem to figure out the operations that need to be done.

Good luck! Let us know how it goes!

"T"
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on February 26th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
Excellent advice! My problem ( no pun intended) is that I get so discombobulated I can't figure out what I should solve for!!

Fortunately she let's us use notecards so that helps!!

I'll let you know when I get my grade back!
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on February 26th, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
BTW I need to steal your icon for these posts!!!
"T": FMA-Brain explodesfritz42 on February 26th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Go for it! Credit for each icon is one my icon page.

"T"

PS This one is also one of my favorites.