sstonepca's picture

4th graders using Powerpoint

My child is in Connections Academy. Why are 4th graders having to use PowerPoint and are doing pre-algebra? I didn't have to start Algebra until high school. My little girl is so confused by all of this. When she was in 3rd grade in public school, they were still doing low multiplication and addition and subtraction. Now, she is so far behind that I don't think she will be able to catch up. I guess I am going to have to put her back into public school.
And, PowerPoint? Really? For what purpose? I am having to learn how to use this outdated program right along with her, and by the time she gets into the workforce, no one will be using it anymore. Ridiculous.

sophiabowaus's picture
Yeah I have to agree that pre-Algebra for a 4th grader must be very confusing to them. A complex division and multiplication for that grade level somewhat very difficult for them. Powerpoint? probably they will do a presentation for a project in the future??