So here's a website for approximately four grade levels below what I'm supposed to be working with. Sadly, it's where I often go to download the four grade levels below worksheets to hand out to the real dead wood to see if I can get them caught up with the rest of the class. I've been lucky enough not to need them for a couple of years, though I have resorted to the blue and purple books several times in those same years. I don't give any credit for these worksheets. They don't count as homework. They don't count as anything. I don't even grade them. I do a few examples during office hours, send them away, and at the next class, I give them a copy of the answer page with a couple more problems worked out. It's up to them to figure out where they are deficient and how to get caught up. It's actually worked and some kids I thought were dumber than dirt were able to catch up and get low Bs. I think this is fair as long as there is no credit attached to the remedial work. But sometimes I feel funny handing them stuff meant for 10th graders. So here's the thirsty:
Q: Does anyone else give remedial work? Is it ok or should I stop and just tell them to drop the class?
And the bonus note: It had been so long since I used good ol' Mr. Guch that there was stuff on his site I never saw before. And I suspect that one of you is a student in his class.