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Addition sums

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by lizdot, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Goodnight caterpillar! You may be wine sozzled but you are not an idiot.

    Yes, I am in a big sulk at the moment due to lack of a job!

    Vince, thanks for your support:(

    You can use a model without turning it into a method with any age group.
  2. ABCCBA123321

    ABCCBA123321 Occasional commenter

    Don't know if it helps but I've got my youngest's homework book here from her reception year. First bit of maths related homework comes in after the half term - explanation of using 10 frames to help count objects correctly, and just some blurb about how to help them count correctly and homework to draw in some form or other the set of objects (with an explanatory note about how it doesn't need to be an exact drawing and circles or sticks are fine).

    First time we got anything addition related it was an explanation of part part whole models and to use a couple of plates and do it practically - but that was a fair way down the line. The homework we got was all practical like that and lots of "use some small objects" to do it. (Fair bit of whining on the playground about it all but that's par for the course - I reserve my whining for the words "make a model..." at the beginning of homework letters)

    I've kept homework books because they recycle the homeworks every year and I can cheese the youngest's homework research by using the information from the oldest's homework the previous year to save me googling things up again. If I don't have to sit there finding facts again for the "research a country of your choice" one - bonus for me (obviously this wasn't a foundation stage homework)!
  3. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Star commenter

    Digoryvenn , what job are you looking for?

    There's certainly no need for you to disappear from this forum , debate is good , sometimes we agree, sometimes we don't , it's very easy to misunderstand the written word , doesn't mean you shouldn't bother.
    Keep contributing whenever you wish , and good luck with the job hunting.
  4. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Thanks grumbleweed.
    I am looking for a HT position. I have an interview next week.

    Debate is always good.
  5. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    And I've spent much of the week in a sulk due to having a job!
    Lady luck can't win really. :)

    Hope the interview goes really, really well for you.
    digoryvenn likes this.
  6. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Thank you.

    Are things any easier regarding workload?
  7. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Nope...but I'm spending a fair bit of time in meetings discussing it! :confused:o_O:confused:
  8. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    I am sorry to hear that.
    I hope you find a solution soon.
    Catch 22- reduce workload, let's have meetings to discuss it, taking up more time!

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