Nov 29

I got like 23 out of 62 in a maths tets. I’m in 7th grade by the way. Please help! I know it’s a bad score and i don’t know what to say to my parents coz they’ll be like….really mad!! and the worst thing is i revised for like 5 hours a day. also, will it affect anythign in my future school life? i know it will mean i won’t get in the top set but will affect me in like…grade 10?
I was also wondering if there are any good revision sites apart fromm

Okay, so you got 23 out of 62…this doesn’t mean you’re "stupid" at math, it probably just means that there is a concept you missed or don’t understand and it is affecting your ability to do the work. You do have some options, and following through with finding out about these options might help when you do break the news to your parents. That’s never something fun to do, but we’ve all been there.

First, is your teacher a likable, approachable person? Can you talk to the teacher about where the glitch is? Often, a teacher can look at the problems you’re missing and be able to analyze the problem like, "Hey, this shows that you don’t understand fractions very well–that’s why you’re having trouble with this pre-algebra." or, "The issue here is that you have got to memorize your timestables…it’s still affecting your work.

Math is one of those subjects that continues to build on each year…whether you learn something now in math can impact how well you do in later years in math. So you’re right to ask the question and it would be smart of you to get it taken care of now, if possible. For instance, fractions DO impact both Algebra and Algebra II. And you need those maths in order to move on to Calculus and Trig…they build upon each other.

There are programs out there that can test you and then decipher exactly where the real issues are and why you’re not understanding things. For instance, Sylvan Learning Center starts by testing you (probably the other learning centers do, too) and then they focus on just the areas that you don’t understand…it’s like filling in the gaps. And it’s amazing, because once you have those gaps filled in, it makes more sense when you’re trying to follow what your math teacher is tlaking about.

Those learning centers often offer specials during summer months, and they are only one or two hours a day. I know that probably sounds like an awful way to spend your dummer, but it might be worth it. Another option is to find a college student to help tutor you on what you missed this year. That could have you even better prepared for next year than your peers.

As far as talking about this to your parents…my best advice is to just bite the bullet–be honest, and let them know you’re ashamed and concerned and you want to do better…and you’re willing to work to bring your grades up.

Best of luck!

Nov 27

Unscramble these words!

Find the missing letters, then unscramble them!

What number am I thinking of?
1. I am an even number
2. I am in the 9 timestable
3. I have 2 numbers
4. My last number is 6
5. What am I?

What is my middle name?
1. 5 letters
2. Girl
3. One letter doubles itself
4. 2 spellings
5. Starts with "R"
6. Ends with "E"


1. elephant
2. human
3. footprint
4. picture
5. finish

Nov 27

Ok. So when I was in year 7 (7th grade) I went to a really good girls school. English is not my first language, and I know it still wasn’t very good but no one has offered me additional English. What happens in my school is that in year 7 you do french and in year 8,9,etc you do french and german. I was getting on pretty well with french and english (sorry, no capital letters because my fingers hurt today). at the end of year 8 i left because my mom has found a job in a different place. i was supposed to go to a mixed school. I have never been to a mixed secondary school (hs I think) before so i had no idea it’ll be this bad. we only had french there (year 8 already) but the kids were behaving so badly we didn’t have any lessons.I did my Polish GCSE (GCSEs are like final exams for subjects, you do them in year 11). It went like this for a whole year until we moved back to where we lived before, and i came back to my old school (girls one) at end of y8. i was really suprised to see german on my timestable, but i thought it’s because we have like 2 weeks until summer so… when i came back my friend (who also is polish) came to y7 (i’m y9). her english is at the same level as mine used to be in y7. what a magical information- she gets additional english (for free, provided by the school.) during a lesson. She does french as well, but she will not be doing german due to the second language policy thing. I have to do german.

There wouldn’t be any problem with that if not the fact that I don’t know any basics. as for french, I missed a whole year and now I have no idea wtf are they talking about in classes. But then we are supposed to do GCSE options (where you pick which subjects do you want to do for GCSEs) so I thought that it’s ok and no worries.

In UK, for GCSE you HAVE to do maths, english, science, pe, re and one language. My friend won’t have to do one. I got pissed off because I have a language GCSE already. I wouldn’t mind if not the fact that I’m so far behind in both languages that there’s no way I can catch up by the time we are doing our final exams! So I went to the head of languages and asked her if I have to do a GCSE from language.
‘In your case yes.’

Ok, I’m in top sets for both for some fncked up reason, on tests I get like 3/20 questions right. I spoke to my teachers and even the head mistress about moving me into year 8 classes or something, also I have requested aditional english instead of german because my english teacher keeps on saying that I should do additional english.

I tried learning at home, but I don’t understand anything.

Do you think this is fair? (me having to do another language without them helping me out) What do I do, we have options evening at school this monday, I’m really scared because I’ll definitly fail my language GCSE and I don’t want a FAIL on my record T_T!
no no no! I don’t want to learn another language.

I know Russian, Polish, English and basic Japanese! >.<

I asked them if I can do Russian, but noooo! French and German are so important in bussiness these days ~(lol, yeah right…I think Chinese and Korean are the thing.).

I know what you mean –

I was born in England, so i know english, but then we moved to spain, where the languages are spanish, catalan and french.

It was soo hard for me, i couldn’t keep up at all.

And now because in spain they don’t do GCSE’s i have to take 5 of them at the same time ans doing my Sound Engineering course.

Come on, If I can do it, so can you 😉


Nov 27

Hi, im going into year 8 (7th grade) and i dunno what to put in my bag. Its the first day back so I havent been given and books or textbooks. I dont even have a timestable to show what classes im in. All of these are given to me on the first day. Also what should i keep in my locker? My lockers are quite small, only big enough to put some books and a p.e bag in. Should I make a little emergency kit with some stuff in? I really don’t know! The most detailed, longest answer will get 10 POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks everyone for your answers can u expand to little things I’m gonna forget like umbrella and stuff like that. I’m gonna pack my bag using one of these lists. 10 POINTS BEST AND MOST DETAILED ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m going into year 8 too(:

This is what I keep in my school bag (Mines packed for Tuesday already).

-School Books
-Contact Book (I will get given my new contact book on the first day back, but if you have you yours already, put that in).
-Pencil Case (What I Keep Inside: 3 black pens, 3 blue pens, 3 red pens, ruler (30cm + 15cm because my school requires both), rubber, sharpener, 5 mechanical pencils, 5 regular pencils, sticky notes (I don’t need them, but i like to do random doodles in class), highlighters, index cards)
-Pack of colouring pencils
-Pack of colouring pens
-USB stick (You may not need this!)
-Maths Set
-Purse with some change to buy food, bus pass, canteen pass, school id.
-Any homework set over summer
-Glasses (If you wear them).
-Reading Book
-Glue stick
-Hair Brush
-Body spray/Perfume
-Jewellery Case (Because in P.E you can’t wear it).
-Mobile Phone
-Hair Ties/Bobby Pins
-Sunglasses (Which I don’t need much!).
-Elastic Bands (For my braces)
-Socks (Because mine always get wet!).
-Tic Tacs
-Chewing gum

P.E Kit:
-Jogging Bottoms
-Hair Ties
-Body Spray
-Sports Bra

Good Luck!(:

Nov 27

Does the beat make a difference? Could your child relate to the lyrical content? Was it a video, could they relate to the people in it, did they sing it outside of watching the video, were there other instructions for written lessons or activities? Give me any information on experiences with multiplication raps.

I think that music helps students remember things better. It doesn’t have to be rap. I use Schoolhouse Rock songs as well. The theory being is that children remember the words to the songs that they hear on the radio, so why not their multiplication facts.

Nov 27

ok i know this is gonna sound kinda stupid but, i have always had a hard time with math, so my question is how/what is the best way to memorize your multiplication tables?
please no rude comments.

Everyone learns differently and has different strengths, math or otherwise. Practice makes perfect. Use anything and everything. You can get flash cards at a dollar store and/or make your own flash cards.
Here are some links that should/could be helpful (and there are more):

Nov 27

A fat beat with animated flash cards for the times table to 6.

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Nov 27

This video covers the process used to multiply and divide both fractions and mixed numbers. It includes four examples.

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Nov 25

please rate this out of 4. scale

The lesson I Learned

Procrastination is a obstacle that most Highschool students face at one point or another in their schooling career. Some people learn how to overcome it by forming good habits and others like me suffer for years by constantly putting things off. Although studying and being well-oragnized can be a challnege, the worthwhile reward is sucess. Narrowing down assignments helped me to create a well balanced shedule. Locating a differnt work station rather than in front of something thats distarcting or non resistet was a great remedy, also Another ambition I use is to use the reward system. By using these methods I was bound to hit glory and stop my terrible problem of procrasnating.

Narrowing down my assignments helped assist me to create a monethy timestable, where I could follow and work throughtout the course of the week or until the deadline. For instance when I had study for my science final in grade eight and I knew I had plan everything out so I could pass my class. Taking ten minute breaks in between my study period lets my mind be at peace and refreah memery so I can accompolish things more effecient. For example, my brain was so stressed out and could not think straight beacuse of finals week so instead I sliced an apple and took a few minutes to relax my body. As a result of that I manged to pull through and get good grades in most of my subjects.

Altering a new work station supported my focous, which I needed to control beacuse it was wondering into differnt dirctions. A location where I thought that was quiet and a place to hit the hay for books was the library for example, when I had learn the perodic table I had no where eles to study qiuet then the library so, I took the chance and I walked right in, and came out learning most of the elements from the table. Having a tutor gave me a better learing stuture of what I was learing in math class. For instances, when I was confused with algerbra and having a tough time learning the concept, I knew it was time to hire a tutor and ever since I never had a promblem with algerbra. Using these methods I was able to find a termendous learning envirnment so I could l work more effencenlty and independly.

Using the the reward system, did not just break my bad habit of procrasnating but increased my selfestem aswell. For intances, when I was complety finished my socials autobigrbephy I rewarded my self by giving ten minutes to use social netwroking sites such as Facebook, and surfing the internet. But also keeping in mind to say in between the limits and not abuse this privellge by playing internet games when I should stop. Rewarding myself would give me the oppertunity and goals which I could use in the future when I’m in a job.

Afterwards , I began to exert more effort in school work and began assembling a agenda and started to bugit my time when doing homeowrk. giving little treats to reward my self after comelting a task, would give me self motamotion. cutting down homework like do some in the library and then do the rest at home would leave me spare time to do other things that are important like working at a part time job. Although studying and being well-oragnized can be a challnege, the worthwhile reward is sucess. finally, these techenes i used were helpful however i also learned to take responsibily’s for my self actions as i was crossing down this road of sucess.
4=A 3=B 2.5=C+ 2=C 1=C-

I would give a C-
Very poor grammer, punctuation and spelling. Your thesis statement was ‘ok’ but you got worse and worse as you progressed through.

Nov 25

I am going into Year 9 and dont know my 7, 8, 9, 12 times tables.
I know what your probably thinking, ‘OMG she is so dull!’
So I decided today that I’m going to have to learn them so any tips?

Yes start of with the easy ones, its ok you still have time and with practice you’ll get them 🙂

You can learn them here:

On this site you can practice.

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