My sister failed Maths again. How can I help her?

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My sister, in Year 8, just got her report card and she told me that she failed in Maths YET AGAIN. Since Year 7, when she just got into secondary school, she is already getting in trouble in Maths, and even with a tutor and constant help from me (who got 9 in IGCSE Maths and 8 in Further Maths) and my parents, the situation isn't bettered yet.
Honestly, we all don't know how to help her to improve her Maths, despite we all know she needs to do so as it is necessary.
So what should we all do to help her?
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Wtf she’s 12 of course she’s failing she’s not even doing her gcse course yet
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Report card? What’s that? Are you American?
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Report card? What’s that? Are you American?
Nah, Americans would call it "math" and "7th grade"...

For the OP: would you mind explaining what "failing" maths involves? I'm not familiar with any exams that are taken in year 8...
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Nah, Americans would call it "math" and "7th grade"...

For the OP: would you mind explaining what "failing" maths involves? I'm not familiar with any exams that are taken in year 8...
She is getting in trouble in some topics. My school takes in a lot of marks from daily assessment compared to most others. There are 2 uniform tests after approximately 10 full school weeks to review the material covered in the past 10 weeks, and a year-end exam which covers all the stuff learnt in the year. She got a bad result in some quizzes, despite telling us that she felt confident for them, and barely passed the uniform test. Last year, she could only receive around 50-60% overall in Maths, failing some of the topic quizzes. (the pass mark is 50%)
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Maybe maths is just not her thing? Or maybe she needs a proper tutor.
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My sister got another report card last month and she got 57% in Maths. She told me that she wanted to get to 65%.
Quite relieved as she finally passed!
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Now I am going to help my sister in Physics. My school has a block system which in each trimester, only one of physics, biology and chemistry is taught in junior secondary. She is learning Physics this trimester and after knowing that I have recently completed an undergraduate level physics class, and got a 9 in IGCSE Physics last year, so she always asked me to help.
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Please pray for my sister, who is going to take her Maths exam next Tuesday. I don't want this to happen again!
Update: She is struggling on Trigonometry and Deductive Geometry.
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My sister finished her Maths exam today, with two papers back to back for 2 hours. She found the first paper (Structured Questions) quite difficult but the second paper (multiple choice) acceptable. One of her questions was insane, and I didn't learn that in Y8. Have a look at a similar question, and do you think it suits a Y8 student?
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(Original post by 8013)
My sister finished her Maths exam today, with two papers back to back for 2 hours. She found the first paper (Structured Questions) quite difficult but the second paper (multiple choice) acceptable. One of her questions was insane, and I didn't learn that in Y8. Have a look at a similar question, and do you think it suits a Y8 student?
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are we assuming ABCD is a square?
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My sister, in Year 8, just got her report card and she told me that she failed in Maths YET AGAIN. Since Year 7, when she just got into secondary school, she is already getting in trouble in Maths, and even with a tutor and constant help from me (who got 9 in IGCSE Maths and 8 in Further Maths) and my parents, the situation isn't bettered yet.
Honestly, we all don't know how to help her to improve her Maths, despite we all know she needs to do so as it is necessary.
So what should we all do to help her?
I think I'm late to this thread but I don't know if this helps...
Is she good with the basics!?
I have some resources that might prove helpful for her as I never got proper teachers at school for Math and it affected me until I found these resources and followed them and I scored A* in my GCSEs when nobody expected me to pass... I'm now loving the subject!
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My sister finished her Maths exam today, with two papers back to back for 2 hours. She found the first paper (Structured Questions) quite difficult but the second paper (multiple choice) acceptable. One of her questions was insane, and I didn't learn that in Y8. Have a look at a similar question, and do you think it suits a Y8 student?
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i need help on this and (2) is squared 2x2 - 5x - 12 / 2x2 - 11x + 12
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And try AB x AD
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are we assuming ABCD is a square?
It is
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I think I'm late to this thread but I don't know if this helps...
Is she good with the basics!?
I have some resources that might prove helpful for her as I never got proper teachers at school for Math and it affected me until I found these resources and followed them and I scored A* in my GCSEs when nobody expected me to pass... I'm now loving the subject!
She cannot understand the maths lessons at school. She can get basic questions correctly, but gets quite a lot of hard questions wrong.
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My sister's Maths overall mark is:
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51.4%

Quite relieved! She passed!
Half of her class failed, so she is quite delighted to pass by the skin of her teeth!
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Tbh I feel it would be beneficial to understand WHY she's failing.

- Crap teacher?


- Doesn't enjoy it?

- Dyscalculia (or however it is spelt)?
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(Original post by FRS500)
Tbh I feel it would be beneficial to understand WHY she's failing.

- Crap teacher?


- Doesn't enjoy it?

- Dyscalculia (or however it is spelt)?
It's correct, I think!
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