Homework due on SUNDAY?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by muddypuddles, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. muddypuddles

    muddypuddles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 19, 2009
    My son's German teacher is using an online textbook. She assigns exercises from the text due randomly during the week (DS has the class every other day). I convinced DS that he should start at the beginning of the week and do the exercises assigned for that the week so he doesn't miss a due date. He completed the assignments last week and last night (Monday) got on the computer to do the work for this week. Turns out there were 15 exercises due on Sunday the 20th!!!!! [​IMG]
    Also, DS is struggling in calculus so I emailed the teacher asking when he could come in and get help. Before school?-No, she commutes and doesn't have time, After school?-No, she has student government, During her planning period?-No, she is too busy. She said he could ask the Algebra tutor who is "available sometimes" in the library after school or he could ask the other calculus teacher that my DS has never heard of. [​IMG] She didn't explain last nights homework because she was busy on the phone during class so he had no idea how to do it!! [​IMG]

    Where do they find these people?!
     
  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    hope you speak with the administration about that.
     
  3. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    there is only one of my daughters teachers hat we absolutely love... it is her math teacher... my daughter had her last year... she emails the parents the homework assignments daily... no other teacher does that.. plus she keeps the website updated where you can see your childs grades... they are all suposed to do that..but she is faithful about that... also my daughter adores her...
    I am sorry that your son is not getting the help he needs in cal. I would definately talk to someone... a teacher should not be using the phone in class except for in an emergancy and she should have a time where she can help the students who need it
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I think interupting Sunday's family time is a bit much.
     
  5. muddypuddles

    muddypuddles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your replies, I'm just frustrated. Last year his math teacher told the students if he is ever contacted by their parents, its an automatic F on their final grade! I don't know if he was serious, my DS claims he was. I never needed to contact him since DS always got an A in his class. The stupid thing is, DS has never had a problem in math-he loves math (until now) and I can't remember him getting any grade other then an A in any math class.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:It gets harder as they move up. I couldn't do high school math today if my life depended on it.
     
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

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    FAR OUT!
     
  8. Rosalind

    Rosalind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Simple: If you are pretty good at math, a plethora of rewarding, lucrative, interesting careers await you that do not require the sacrifice in terms of money, personal life, privacy and sanity that teaching requires in these modern times. Engineers, accountants, stock analysts, finance executives all make lots more money, have less annoying administrators to kowtow to, don't have the personal restrictions that teachers are required to have lest the PTA throw a fit.

    So not many folks who are good at math end up as teachers. It's not like English Lit where you don't have any other real job options. Math geeks who become teachers either have a deep and abiding passion for teaching, or, well...
     
  9. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    DS just had an English report due last Friday. He "turned" it in via turnitin.com. What? OK, whatever. I e-mail his teachers, constantly. They are wonderful about it and always reply the next day. I warned them at open house that I would. [​IMG]
     

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