JWD: Don't worry about your ability to help your son academically.
With all do respect, that is really bad advice. A parent SHOULD worry about helping their child keep up academically. It is their job (among other things).
The reality is: most parents are not capable of helping their children with their school work beyond about 6th grade. This is PARTICULARLY TRUE OF JW PARENTS. (Yes, I know that SotT is not a JW).
Here are some 9th grade problems for y'all:
ALGEBRA 1: Translate this word problem into a system of equations, then solve :
Tickets for The Hunger Games at the Bijou Matinee cost $4.50 for adults and $2.00 for children under 17. If 45 people attended and the Bijou sold $162.50 in tickets:
a) How many adults attended the show?
b) How amy children attended the show?
Earth Science: When methane combusts it produces carbon dioxide and water vapor. The chemical equation which expresses this is CH4 + O2 → CO2 + H2O. This equation is not balanced. Balance it and explain your answer.
English: The following sentence has a dangling modifier, a modifier improperly modifies something. This particular sentence has a participial phrase followed by an Expletive Construction. Analyze the sentence and repair it by changing the participial phrase into a full-fledged clause with a subject and verb.
- DM: Changing the oil every 3,000 miles, there is an easy way to keep your car running smoothly.
- Repaired Sentence: _______________________________________________________________________
Let me know when you're reading to tackle some chemistry, physics or pre-calculus. I'd love to get your views on Emerson's writings about the American Transcendentalist movement as a response to the European Enlightenment.