Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Oh, Functions!


Bella's working functions in Algebra II. No thanks.


I think we'll wait for the Composer to come down for lunch.


10 comments:

Margo said...

Related: your husband works from home? Mine has needed to do that. It was not our choice, but it's what is going on right now. I'd love any tips you can give for making it work.

Kate at Wonderful Life Farm said...

Ugh. I can SO relate! I'm very thankful for a husband who works through geometry and chemistry issues with our son. Give me a piece of classic literature any day!

Rose said...

The Composer must be getting pretty good at functions! Maybe Daisy can pop in and do them now -- sort of a two-for-one deal. ;)

I would never have made it through high school Maths if it wasn't for my late Dad. I am amazed at the subjects you have managed to date -- four times over.

Anna said...

Margo, he's been working from home for twenty years! I'd say that the main thing that makes it work is the ability to pretend that he's not here, so that we leave him alone. That's second nature by now, of course!

Rose, I 'm not sure Daisy's ready for that!

Anonymous said...

When I was going through high school lo these many years ago, a significantly large group of the music and math faculty convened a brief meeting in the cafeteria for a group of us. Not exactly sure why, but their main point was that math and music are mentally really quite connected. At least part of their backup reasoning was that much of the music faculty also had math backgrounds and much of the math faculty also had music background. And that, friends, is maybe something to chew on for now. Also, it's so heartwarming to see the positive exchange going on with your Dear C. and Bella - over even functions. B/North

IzzyR said...

I hated math in school. My whole school time In math class I passed with a D ..The irony is ,now Im 50 and I use more math than ever with patchwork quilting..I have used it almost on a daily basis since 1984. If you wish to cut a round table cloth you need to know PI , if you use a carpenter's wheel pattern you need the Pythagorean theory . Etc Etc. Perhaps what I needed ought to be called "relational" math. Related to something usable in my life.

Polly said...

Love this. I'm married to an engineer and he will surely be doing this in 10 years--I know I won't! I keep hoping and praying for a way for my husband to give up his commute and work from our house as well. Not just because of his assistance with math....although that is a plus!!!!!

Rie said...

That's how Algebra goes at our house too. ;)

Miss Suzy said...

We have a math tutor. It is worth the money as I'm math illiterate and my husband works so much. Good luck Bella! And Composer, you're in the home stretch with homeschooling.

Rose said...

Anna I see that one of your commenters has already raised this...I popped back to tell you that one of the things I noticed during my teaching years was the correlation between music and maths/computer studies. (I taught the latter for the last twelve years of my career.)Students who did well with music -- nine times out of ten -- did well with maths and computing. Obviously this is anecdotal on my part but it rang true over and over again.

Now if you tell me that Clara's weakest subject is Maths then that will shoot down my theory. :)

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