[NABS-L] Math in high school

Himanshu Neema hn.nopbc at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 03:23:18 UTC 2018


Hey Ahbee,

Thanks much for providing your first-hand experience with it and the useful suggestions for accommodations. I’m going to use them in the upcoming IEP meeting.

Thanks,
Himanshu



On Feb 26, 2018, at 8:29 PM, Ahbee Orton <ahbeeorton at yahoo.com> wrote:

I also agree with everyone else's reply. You should insist on the full curriculum. I am a junior in high school and am now taking Pre-AP Pre-Calculus. It has not always been and sometimes still isn't easy taking upper level math and science courses, and trying to get accommodations is quite a challenge at times, but it is a good thing to do to stretch oneself and if one likes the subject, that's an even better incentive. I took Algebra I, Pre-AP Geometry, Pre-AP Algebra II with Trig, and now I'm taking Pre-AP Pre-Calc. So it is quite possible to take the courses that her peers are taking at the same pace and timeframe. I would encourage you to figure out a way for her to get the concept notes and  textbook pages beforehand so that she is introduced to it earlier (ask for it in her IEP meeting) and has an idea what the teacher may be telling the students. This has helped me. I might be able to give you all other suggestions if you need some. 

Hope this helps,  
Ahbee   

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> On Feb 26, 2018, at 5:20 PM, Himanshu Neema via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Hey Everyone,
> 
> Thanks so much for taking the time to reply to my question below. This really helps with making up our mind to ask for full curriculum. I think that she will be able to do it.
> 
> Thanks,
> Himanshu
> 
> 
>> On Feb 26, 2018, at 8:30 AM, Himanshu Neema via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Dear All,
>> 
>> I have a very bright daughter, Sanya Neema, who has always gone to regular public school and is in eighth grade at the moment. She is academically bright and Math is her favorite subject. She is good in Math. But, this year in eighth grade she is having trouble following the pace of her Math classroom teacher. I don’t know how much of it has to do with the use of visuals like blackboard and PowerPoint in the classroom that is causing this. As a result, she goes to vision teacher in her extra flex time-period to go over the concepts that were taught in the class. Anyhow, the question I have is that the school has recommended her to take Algebra 1 part A in the 9th grade and part B in 10th grade and then take Algebra 2 in 2 parts in 11th and 12th grades respectively. Her regular peers will be getting Algebra 1 and 2 in 9th and 10th grades respectively and Geometry 1 and 2 in 11th and 12th grades respectively. As such, she will only get Algebra in her high school and miss out on Geometry. I’m wondering if this is okay or should we insist on her getting the full Math curriculum for her. In some ways, I believe she is capable of doing it given the right instruction and time. However, I’m a bit skeptical on whether that will be the case in high school. I’m an engineer and I can and do always work with her, but certainly it is better if that doesn’t become necessary. Please let me know your thoughts and feel free to ask if you have any questions. Thanks for your time.
>> 
>> Best regards,
>> Himanshu
>> 
>> 
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