Go to navigation
It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:06 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:08 pm
Posts: 1226
Can anyone tell me what year / level you would expect average children to calculate the area of compound shapes made from more than 1 rectangle?
DS 's work seems inappropriately difficult.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:32 pm
Posts: 6966
Location: East Kent
I would expect year 5 & 6 to be doing this. What is the problem?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 1:05 pm
Posts: 4024
Location: Reading
My DD was doing this in years 5/6.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:08 pm
Posts: 1226
He is year 4 (last reported level 3c). Not sure of problem exactly, just a comment in his planner saying that he struggled with this, this week!
I will make up a few problems and try with him, but compared to his current targets ( green wall) it seemed hard.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:32 pm
Posts: 6966
Location: East Kent
I found this quite useful with children who are struggling

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resourc ... index.html


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:59 am
Posts: 3579
Minesatea wrote:
He is year 4 (last reported level 3c). Not sure of problem exactly, just a comment in his planner saying that he struggled with this, this week!
I will make up a few problems and try with him, but compared to his current targets ( green wall) it seemed hard.


Can I just say that I am v v v impressed that his journal had an update such as this...well done that teacher! I would expect yr4 to be able to work out very simple L shapes, if the dotted lines, and all dimensions were added for them, but not assume they could suss out the dimensions by themselves for a while.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:56 pm
Posts: 8228
Yes, I am impressed with the feedback too. Maybe you could start to get him to break down complex shapes into rectangles and fill in missing measurements. Or do you find that school goes on in the following week to do work to surmount the difficulties?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016