I consider myself to be an intelligent person. Why then is it so difficult for me to explain to my 2nd grader what a "near double" is or "how to make ten" in a way that won't confuse her??!?
I know what the concept is that the teacher wants them to learn. I know the answer. I just don't know how to explain it to her correctly. Isn't that what teachers are for?
I also struggle to know exactly how the concept is being taught at school. What if I totally confuse my child by teaching her a completely different way then the teacher is teaching at school?
Anyone else out there with me on this? I am also looking for some good online sources for definitions and ways to explain concepts to elementary school age kids. HELP!