I recently had an experience (in fact, I’m still floundering my way through it) that made me feel exactly the way I did when I was in fourth grade, learning long division.
Shannon’s Free Lunch, which is about codes that, unlike the usual code, attempt to make communication clearer and less error-prone. Did you know, for instance, that the ISBN numbers on all books are not just randomly assigned? Rather, they can be used for error checking, so that if you give someone the wrong ISBN (or they transcribe your request incorrectly) it is very unlikely that the wrong number corresponds to a real book? Even more, if you get one digit wrong, it is likely that the person reading the number can figure out which number it is, and what the right one is.
When I first signed on, I thought I would prefer elementary school. I was registered at my boys’ school and the calls just weren’t coming in. But my daughter’s middle school always had openings.
While all of the above may be true to some degree, “grades and grading” are still the standards by which students are evaluated at middle and high school levels. It’s the standard means by which GPAs (grade point averages) are established. Presenting a one-page transcript to a college admission’s staff member that lists courses taken and grades earned makes their job easier when it comes to considering your student for admission. GPA’s and SAT scores are often combined and serve as the way colleges and universities extend financial awards and scholarships to students they believe will succeed at their institutions.
Next, try to look at these things from a math perspective. Take the table of contents in your RS Aggarwal Quantitative Aptitude PDF and see which topics you can find in your list of fun activities and interests. For example, if your student is really into horses, you can use the Distance/Rate/Time Equation to calculate how fast the horse must have been running in the Kentucky Derby in order to complete the race in the time stated.
Your homework is to go through a variety of learning disability checklists that identify auditory and visual processing problems. By going through them, you will know whether to proceed with more formal testing and who you need to do the formal testing: an audiologist, a developmental optometrist, school psychologist, or a physician, etc.
The more time you spend actually working on building links to your site, and less time reading every bit of information, you will start to get motivated by the traffic increases. I wanted to put together a list of seo school rules. No I won’t be giving out gold starts for those who abide by the rules, but you will be rewarded by the WWW.
In fact, if the grade I thought the student earned and I wanted to give was a “B,” I wouldn’t hesitate to adjust the system further to arrive there. Academic legalists, whose notion of “fairness” I may have offended, might cry “foul” in light of my actions, but hey, if not this, it will be something else.