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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:50 am 
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Any idea how these fit with the National Curriculum and what level material the 9-10 book is designed to cover?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:50 am 
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Age 9-10 would be, yr4 level Maths, at primary school.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:28 am 
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How do you know that? If it's on the basis of age in the title I'm not sure about that as children have their 10th birthday during year 5.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:00 pm 
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The Bond 9-10 relates pretty well to the current Y5 maths NC.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:28 pm 
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What NC level is the current year 5 level curriculum ... I find it easier to be told NC levels as what is taught in year 5 varies so much from school to school or county to county, and ability group to ability group.

I'm pretty sure my DD has covered all the level 4 material between home and school so will Bond 9 - 10 be a good choice or will it mean that some material she has covered will get forgotten as the book does not include it?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:52 am 
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Hi Mystery,

Going on the topics they have covered in year 4 at DD's schoool, I would say that they are definitely working at level 4b (possibly 4a towards the end of the year.) I don't think they are working at level 5 yet because there are various topics they haven't covered yet.

Here are a list of topics that I would 'think' are level 5, (I am going on a level 5 maths book that DD hasn't yet done)

averages (mode / median/mean/range)
probability (likely/unlikely/certain/impossible)
long multiplication
long division
missing angles on a straight line
irregular perimeter and are (ie like an L shape with not all the measurements given)
negative numbers
missing angles in a quadrilateral
simple algebra
(this question is taken from a level 5 maths book)
EG:
Find the value of the following expressions if x =18
(43-x) + 24 = ?


A lot of these topics are in the Bond 9-10 books (mixed in with easier questions of course - thankfully) and I would guess that Bond 9-10 therefore is a level 4a/5 book.

My target is to finish Bond 9-10 (book 1) before the end of year 4. Cover the 'new topics' over summer and then start the Bond 9-10 (book 2) in the first term of year 5. That's the master plan! I'll post back if we stick to to it :wink:
SH


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:11 pm 
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That sounds right from my impression of the book so far versus other books which do mention levels.

Your plan sounds good (and challenging). Is book two worth doing - why not move on to age 10 to 11 or the stretch books I have noticed on the bond website?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:27 pm 
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I would recommend Bond 9-10 for the last term of year 4, even though all of the content probably won't have been covered in school. Then move on to 10-11 in Year 5, so that you have covered all topics before you begin past papers.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Apologies for going off topic, :oops: but when would you start past papers? At the beginning of the summer term of Year 5? I doubt we would be ready any sooner.


I am not sure what the jump from 9-10 book2 and 10-11 book1 is? If the books are a similar standard then I guess it's feasible to skip the 9-10 book2. To be honest, I think I would make that call depending on how DD does in book1. If she can finish a whole paper (with only a couple errors :?: ) then I might be tempted to skip 9-10 book2.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:54 am 
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SleepyHead wrote:
If she can finish a whole paper (with only a couple errors :?: ) then I might be tempted to skip 9-10 book2.

SleepyHead


That will never be my daughter! The idea of making only a small number of errors in maths is an alien concept, no matter how straightforward the content. Aaaagh! She can even do quite long workings, get everything correct, and then put a different answer in the answer box.


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