Ever test your kids? Not academically...

Sometimes, on Fridays (a lighter school day), I give my kids their math and tell them to do the amount of problems that they feel is right.  No kidding! 

Usually, Fridays are review day for math so it's not like they are learning something new.  I usually do this with my 14 year old.  Most days, he picks a fair amount of problems. 

The rule is:  The student picks the amount of problems, and if he misses any, he has to do extra of the type of problem that he missed!  Also, he can't choose only the easy problems. 

You may be surprised with the amount of problems that your child picks!  I think it helps the student feel in control. 

Let me know if you try it.

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