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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:30 pm 
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My DD is preparing for CEM and was struggling a little with weights and measured. So I fetched the Bond How to do 11+ maths and most of the section was on the comparison of metric and imperial measurements.

I was surprised, surely this isn't relevant now?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:15 pm 
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It is in the new year 5 curriculum


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:19 pm 
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It's always been in the primary curriculum hasn't it?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:17 pm 
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Yes, sorry..just meant that it is obviously still considered important.

(Also good for pointing out to the class how brilliantly easy base 10 is compared to what we had to do! :mrgreen: )


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:21 pm 
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I can remember learning to divide £ s d in what is now called Year 3 ...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:30 pm 
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RedVelvet wrote:
...surely this isn't relevant now?

If only that were true. I think the curriculum expects children to be able to convert to/from imperial units which are "still in everyday use". I'd say that until we (as a nation) stop measuring distances in miles and speed in miles per hour, then our DCs should be able to use these units without issue.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:36 pm 
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And stop announcing new born baby weights in pounds!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:17 pm 
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I wasn't taught any imperial measurements apart from one year when I had a maths teacher who refused point blank to teach us any of 'this metric nonsense'. I hated it at the time but comes in very useful now, especially when we sometimes work with clients who insist on imperial measurements, or looking at old physical data that is only in weird units.
Degrees Twaddle or acres-foot/day anyone? (And yes they are both real)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:20 pm 
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One of our mechanics texts was still in poundals ...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:34 pm 
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Hi all,

Imperial Measurements are no longer needed at GCSE from Summer 2017. So the current year 10s will be the last cohort to learn this.

best regards...


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