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My six year old daughter's literacy homework has literacy errors.

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by ATOMIC SUPLEX, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. silverfish

    silverfish Sprinkling glitter on turds

    I'm not sure I do now :D
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  2. Poot


    If there was an error in her numeracy homework, I'm sure you'd point it out to the teacher.
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  3. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    I think downloading homework with mistakes in makes it worse! :D
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  4. fishfinger

    fishfinger I'm a very friendly lion called Parsley

    Learning grammar isn't play?!?!?!? :confused:

    You make the baby rebus cry :(
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  5. zog

    zog wants to be an aardvark

    sadly, this is the truth for me as well
  6. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    It's literary. Although a bit poorly used in that particular sentence. 'Describe the room' should have been more than enough. In fact, it's redundant in that sentence.
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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Which is a shame because I do.
    Yes well maybe it was more pickmans, but you can't see why it would be irritating? It's a sheet with two questions that should have been looked at by at least six teachers, that's pretty weak.
    I am over reacting by starting a thread? I'll draw a red ring around it and hope they pay attention but I'm not going to burn the school down.
    If it starts happening a lot I might bring it up at school.
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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I am not entirely sure myself exactly what they want from here here.
    2, First daddy pours the milk and then he gives it to me. Are they expecting us to be making cocktails?
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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    There was last year. I can't remember exactly what it was now though.

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Yes, it really confuses the issue. I kind of makes you want to somehow map out exactly where everything is, which is way beyond a six year old.
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  11. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan like an outdated combine harvester

    AS's daughter's school is not the only one that has illiterate teachers:
  12. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen ¡Nadie espera a la babosa española!

    Sports teacher though. ;)
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  13. white rabbit

    white rabbit Less than zero R.I.P.

    It's shoddy to say the least.

    How do you describe something without using adjectives?
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  14. DaveCinzano


    Must cut slack to PE teacher who clearly dictated poster text via telegram from sinking ship stop HENCE SHOUTING STOP MANY LOUD VOICES STOP THE SCREAMING STOP THE HORROR THE HORROR STOP DON'T EVEN LIKE KIDS
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  15. DaveCinzano


    Use German.

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    It is a room, there is a chair, there is a window on one side, there is a picture of a woman on the opposite side. It's size is five meters by five meters, etc etc. Probably what a six year old would write if not told to insert adjectives. I might have added to the homework in brackets that adjectives were 'describing words', so that every time they see the word, the children are reminded of it's meaning.
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  17. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Bathing in the golden gloop

    Get a red pen and circle the mistakes, write "must do better" at the bottom. In red.
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  18. Lemon Eddy

    Lemon Eddy Disliked by dwyer

    My daughter is now in year 3 (just turned 8). She gets no numeracy homework at all. And I'm still not clear on just why Maths had to be renamed numeracy in the first place.
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  19. equationgirl

    equationgirl red Clydeside

    people are scared of the word maths. Numeracy is less scary.

    My 6 year old nephew gets one worksheet of 10 questions every week.
  20. equationgirl

    equationgirl red Clydeside

    With SEE ME underneath :)
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  21. Leafster

    Leafster Pottering leads to procrastination

    It's odd that people are scared of the word "maths" when the word "numeracy" has more syllables and therefore seems more scary to me but then maybe I'm just a maths person. ;)

    I suspect they call it numeracy as it's closer to what we would have called arithmetic and that the kids won't be learning about other areas of mathematics until they get much older.
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  22. equationgirl

    equationgirl red Clydeside

    Except no-one can do any maths without the four foundation stones of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. So you need to get those up and running first before even thinking about anything else.
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  23. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan like an outdated combine harvester

    Isn't just a matter of accuracy?
    They don't teach much actual maths at primary school, do they?
  24. andysays

    andysays Still as obsequious as ever

    I suspect they call it numeracy because it's easier to talk about measuring numeracy than measuring how good you are at maths, and as we all know, it's now officially all about the measuring and testing.

    Agreed. At the stage we're talking about, I would have thought the word "sums" would cover it adequetely.
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  25. DaveCinzano


    Or, exactly what Leafster said.
  26. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Speaking as a dyslexic, Maths is a much less scary word than numeracy. :D
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  27. Leafster

    Leafster Pottering leads to procrastination

    I definitely agree with that. :) All I was suggesting was that the basic numeracy skills you listed are a very small (but vital) subset of mathematics and perhaps the people responsible for naming the areas of learning at that age thought a more specific term would be more appropriate. Although, I don't agree with their decision to call it numeracy. I'd rather it was called maths! :D
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  28. equationgirl

    equationgirl red Clydeside

    Me too - speaking as another maths person!
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  29. Lemon Eddy

    Lemon Eddy Disliked by dwyer

    At the risk of attracting condemnation for being a pushy middle class parent, I was so unimpressed with the way maths is now taught at primary school that we signed sprogger up for a maths club. In a year she went from being particularly defeatist about her ability to do maths to feeling happy and confident about the subject.
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  30. equationgirl

    equationgirl red Clydeside

    Well she clearly enjoys it by the sounds of things :)
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