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Kid's teacher makes mistake correcting homework

How do I deal with my kid's 1st grade teacher who corrected her math homework and made several mistakes. I noticed that when I checked. When my kid took the homework to school again so the teacher could explain why she marked it wrong, the teacher again made several mistakes explaining and again gave wrong answers. Should I just leave it or send my kid to school again with the same homework? 🤔

  • Anonymous
    Sep 07

    I wouldn’t leave it... because that’s really confusing/discouraging for a child, especially for something like math that is pretty black and white when it comes to the answer. As far as the process to get to the answer, is that what she’s grading? I think I remember someone telling me they changed the way they teach math now 🤷🏻‍♀️. Is it possible to request a meeting with the teacher and speak to her to get a direct explanation? Do you know any other parents in the class that have noticed a similar issue?

  • Anonymous
    Sep 07

    I wanted to add that I think it was great that your child went to the teacher on her own first to try to get an explanation rather than having you go straight to her.

  • Hungry Hippo
    Sep 08

    You have to speak to the teacher. Speaking to the teacher is very important. This is about your child’s future.

  • Katrina
    Sep 10

    don't leave it....I know it's not exactly the same scenario, but once had a high school teacher who never graded any of our homework and just gave grades out based on her opinions of us. it let me know that unqualified teachers do exist. As the other person mentioned, they have changed the way math is taught now in many schools so it could be the case. If it turns out the teacher is really making mistakes you should report it to the principal.

  • E
    Sep 14

    Talk to the teacher. Most schools are using curriculums with explanations right in the teaching guide. Maybe she was just on the wrong page while grading. Not sure about the verbal reteach, but it would be best for everyone to grow from mistakes.

  • Courtney
    Sep 24

    Lol I swear I mean this with all the love and support as a fellow parent: Here is my completely uncensored blunt response: HECCCCCKKKKK NO! Absolutely DO NOT EVER be afraid to fight for your child’s education!!! The early years are LITERALLY are the building blocks to ALL things our children need to ensure their future. The groundwork is being laid for them. I cannot tell you how damn infuriatingly furious public education and today’s teachers / school staff make me on a daily basis. I’ve had issues like that too and Its gotten to the point where I’ve shown up to the school, the county school board and even the state board to discuss these issues and more. Momma bear comes out big time on this one. Education and learning (whether it’s my own, my kids, older adult learners, the overall youth in the state I live in etc) - ohhhhhh man. I looooove this question! First - it is top 3 largest foundations for being successful in life, work, etc. I AM HUGELY passionate about. Neverrrrrr let any teacher or staff scare you. Trust me. I can tell you horror stories.