Welcome!

By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

SignUp Now!

Mathematics Computer tutor?

byso

First Grader
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
9,633
Reaction score
141
On most radio station they play those ads constantly.

The ads attempt to make parents feel guilty if your parents don’t get it. Does this software actually work?

What do you hear CW?

Do maths teachers really need that much help?
 

Fluffy

Journey Man
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
21,163
Reaction score
7,854
Couldnt hurt, even if its only achievement is getting them to spend more time on maths.

And teachers have 30 students to look after so the more help the merrier.
 

Fluffy

Journey Man
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
21,163
Reaction score
7,854
oh, ask Hopium, her dad is a maths teacher.
 

byso

First Grader
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
9,633
Reaction score
141
It costs about 3k a year! Would wanna be good. For that $ i'd prefer a firm 18 yo chick if I were a 17 yo lad :wink: To teach :wink:
 

Canteen Worker

First Grader
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
13,239
Reaction score
214
I have taught Maths to younger kids. Different kids pick things up at different rates. Maths is one of those things that depends on previous understandings - but also suits some better than others.

My eldest was very good at Maths but has dropped it for the HSC - despite being band six up to the Year 10 level.

i reckon that the ads are guilt inducing, but a lot of kids do need individual instruction and help. I am sceptical of the ads, though I have coached kids in the past myself!
 

byso

First Grader
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
9,633
Reaction score
141
I thought as much thanks. But do you know of anyone who uses it. Do the teachers at your school encourage the software?
 

Canteen Worker

First Grader
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
13,239
Reaction score
214
Not that I am aware. You know as well as I do that you should be aware of anything that has to be sold to the public via a scare campaign!!!!!!! :wink: :wink: :wink:
 

fLIP

UFO Hunter
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
7,475
Reaction score
2,892
:roll: I don't beleive you guys! :roll:
 

fLIP

UFO Hunter
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
7,475
Reaction score
2,892
:lol: Still sooking byso? :lol:
 

PJ

Bencher
Joined
Oct 25, 2004
Messages
2,801
Reaction score
49
Maybe they are advertising this because there is a shortage of Maths teachers and due to schools having to put inexperienced (PE teachers) in to have a go at teaching Maths Kids are lagging behind.
I first started out studying to be a Maths teacher (Maths/IT) and was treated like a god by lectures and the like because A) I was male and B) there is a shortage.
Anyway after looking at what I would have to deal with and what the kids get away with now I decided not to put myself through the stress !
 

fLIP

UFO Hunter
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
7,475
Reaction score
2,892
After I completley stuffed my education due to lack of effort and interest, I can now see that evey bit of help goes a long way.
 

Stevie

Reserve Grader
Joined
Jul 26, 2004
Messages
927
Reaction score
162
Maybe they are advertising this because there is a shortage of Maths teachers and due to schools having to put inexperienced (PE teachers) in to have a go at teaching Maths Kids are lagging behind.
I first started out studying to be a Maths teacher (Maths/IT) and was treated like a god by lectures and the like because A) I was male and B) there is a shortage.
Anyway after looking at what I would have to deal with and what the kids get away with now I decided not to put myself through the stress !


agree its all bloody Mr Sheens fault !!
 

byso

First Grader
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
9,633
Reaction score
141
Or labor not managing the system properly...The teachers would say it's mr sheens fault though.
 

Dan

Kim Jong Dan
Staff member
Administrator
Tipping Comp 2021
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
36,699
Reaction score
12,944
my neice isnt the brightest spark, She had to use one of these programs and it made the biggest difference you can imagine
 

Volley

Bencher
Joined
Nov 17, 2004
Messages
4,284
Reaction score
1,517
Yeah well it all depends on the candidate. If they were as good at Maths as me, then they probably made the program :D , if they are a long way below my standard then, by all means get them the thing.
 

Fluffy

Journey Man
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
21,163
Reaction score
7,854
OR better at maths like me - then they would have got volley to make it and take all the credit for it :D
 

Volley

Bencher
Joined
Nov 17, 2004
Messages
4,284
Reaction score
1,517
You can't get better than perfect, sorry Fluff :D .
 
Team P W L PD Pts
15 13 2 344 26
15 13 2 311 26
15 12 3 202 24
14 11 3 105 24
14 9 5 122 20
14 8 6 65 18
15 7 8 -11 14
14 6 8 -44 14
14 6 8 -121 14
14 5 9 -66 12
14 5 9 -70 12
15 6 9 -131 12
15 5 10 -94 10
15 5 10 -132 10
14 2 12 -230 6
15 3 12 -250 6
Top Bottom