Go to navigation
It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:58 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Counting sides
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:16 pm
Posts: 112
I've noticed that when my DD counts sides, eg 3 for triangle, 4 for square, she also counts a circle as 1. Is this correct? It's for GL nvr tests. I know in some strange shapes it's right to count number of curved sides and number of straight sides, but in a case where there are a number of shapes in the diagram, and you are adding up all the sides of all the shapes, should a circle alone be counted as 1?

She's read more 'how to' books than me so not sure if she's read to do this. I've told her I think it's not correct but don't want to give her wrong information, esp as tests are only 5 days away! Looked in the GL 'how to' but they don't mention the sides of a circle specifically.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Counting sides
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:58 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:03 pm
Posts: 1413
I THINK your daughter is correct, but no doubt, someone more mathematically minded than me can confirm.

_________________
Seize the day ... before it seizes you.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Counting sides
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:16 pm
Posts: 112
Many thanks, fatbananas, for the advice, I've told her to go with it then.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Counting sides
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:10 pm
Posts: 1068
Location: Lincolnshire
I agree with your daughter that a circle is a one-sided figure. I can't recall specific GL questions where this has been part of the required knowledge - but can definitely confirm that it occurs in other NVR tests e.g. UKCat. If I remember correctly it also comes into the KS2 curriculum but I am getting a bit rusty now....


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 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