tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18862674.post4770217789009797314..comments2021-01-10T18:57:37.415+01:00Comments on St Bloggie de Riviere: Oh no it's maths!Sarahhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13195684182481935384noreply@blogger.comBlogger11125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18862674.post-43278181464172098782010-01-22T07:27:07.829+01:002010-01-22T07:27:07.829+01:00Nearly... - Meetic ;)
(A rare pearl in the muddy ...Nearly... - Meetic ;)<br /><br />(A rare pearl in the muddy waters of internet dating molluscs)<br /><br />(Him, not Meetic...)Sarahhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13195684182481935384noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18862674.post-70899294139792217092010-01-21T21:33:26.803+01:002010-01-21T21:33:26.803+01:00Nice to have one of those.
Are they available from...Nice to have one of those.<br />Are they available from Amazon?<br /><br />NickNick Kotarskihttp://kotarski.co.uknoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18862674.post-63087542027216890652010-01-21T17:53:23.038+01:002010-01-21T17:53:23.038+01:00LOL, not it's not!! It refers to my Totally Wo...LOL, not it's not!! It refers to my Totally Wonderful Dearly Beloved :)Sarahhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13195684182481935384noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18862674.post-6309389194588210112010-01-21T15:46:55.179+01:002010-01-21T15:46:55.179+01:00The quality of maths teachers is critical. A lot o...The quality of maths teachers is critical. A lot of children switch off if they don't like the teacher.<br /><br />Maths more than almost any other subject is built on what has gone before to such an extent that if you don't understand a topic it is very hard to understand any of what follows.<br /><br />If you are ill or switch off for a term it can be very difficult to "catch up".<br /><br />This makes maths more vulnerable to students giving up than other subjects.<br /><br />Nick<br /><br />PS: what does TWDB stand for?<br />I take it it's not "Texas Water Development Board".Nick Kotarskihttp://kotarski.co.uknoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18862674.post-56889052997673396392010-01-21T09:25:13.677+01:002010-01-21T09:25:13.677+01:00Nick, I hit that mental wall sometime around the a...Nick, I hit that mental wall sometime around the age of 13. I just don't do figures (or x's)!<br /><br />My eldest is enjoying maths this year (2010) because he has a good teacher who he likes. This seems to be an essential part of maths learning for those who are not naturally able.<br /><br />It also rather puts the mockers on the idea that maths is a great leveller because if you go through your school career with dodgy teachers, you'll always hate it and be average at it.<br /><br />It's not culture that separates the goat from the sheep, but a natural aversion to the subject compounded with incomprehension of the teaching and loathing of the teacher.Sarahhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13195684182481935384noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18862674.post-4303521450108861242010-01-21T01:12:09.862+01:002010-01-21T01:12:09.862+01:00I think that maths ability is more complicated tha...I think that maths ability is more complicated than "you have it" or "you don't have it".<br /><br />I did Pure Maths A-level (got a B) then went on to do Maths and Computing. During my first year I realised that while I still found a lot of the maths enjoyable some just wouldn't go in. It was like hitting a mental wall. It that point I gave up on maths.<br /><br />Two of my children are perfectly able but don't enjoy maths. The third finds maths easy and enjoys it too.<br /><br />NickNick Kotarskihttp://kotarski.co.uknoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18862674.post-35267552974645517972009-05-19T12:06:00.000+02:002009-05-19T12:06:00.000+02:00Thanks, Working Mum. I tried the Waldomaths.com si...Thanks, Working Mum. I tried the Waldomaths.com site and couldn't even do the first question of the first level. <br /><br />Those sliding things are a bit incomprehensible.Sarahhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13195684182481935384noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18862674.post-57132549658561414922009-05-19T10:35:00.000+02:002009-05-19T10:35:00.000+02:00Unfortuanately no one has, as yet, proved that the...Unfortuanately no one has, as yet, proved that there is a 'maths gene'. It's something you can do or not, but there are ways to get better. A good teacher is a good start, but oh, I've just read your latest post about French teachers. Doesn't look promising.<br /><br />You could try my other blog<br /><br />www.mathsmusings.blogspot.com<br /><br />There are links to other sites that could help your son; especially with the 'x' stuff!Working Mumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16243697047355131343noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18862674.post-88400753787686907952009-05-18T14:02:00.000+02:002009-05-18T14:02:00.000+02:00I might yet resort to that, DD, (again) but he is ...I might yet resort to that, DD, (again) but he is now in a private school so I am rather baulking at the idea of paying twice.<br /><br />ng - it's amazing how you got left out of the maths bucket when your fairy godmothers were doing their thing...Sarahhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13195684182481935384noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18862674.post-13719107235069276912009-05-16T19:40:00.000+02:002009-05-16T19:40:00.000+02:00I found that the method of teaching Maths in Franc...I found that the method of teaching Maths in France was completely different so the child and I used to have the most horrendous arguements. I ended up with him having private tuition which worked brilliantly.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18862674.post-34664615549914158152009-05-16T08:45:00.000+02:002009-05-16T08:45:00.000+02:00lol, I'am so terribly bad at maths, that 100 years...lol, I'am so terribly bad at maths, that 100 years ago when I took my O levels, and where the 12 other sujects were flatteringly marked - for maths it was said "pity that no NEGATIF marks exist..<br /><br />he he he<br />I still count on my fingers and have to use the machine to do anthing for accounts etc!nghttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12488588328161848816noreply@blogger.com