A mother from school , discussed this with me the other day too plus all the other common mistakes and she commented that she was hoping everyone makes the same mistakes...I think they do ! Sometimes I wonder if DS needs a big pair of milk bottle glasses as he misreads numbers too
but he doesn't , he just rushes. Just keep reiterating the fact she must double check everything and she'll eventually remember ! I think the timings affects DS too . I have gave him a maths papers yest. , and half way I went in and said he should be halfway ( which he was ) but when I marked it he got all the questions from 25 to 45 wrong
then got the hardest last 5 right when presumably he knew he was on the homeward stretch. His score was 50 odd % but when I said he can't possibly have got 20 questions in a row wrong , and sat with him whilst he re did them , he then got 70 % ...a difference between passing and failing.
I have spent a few evenings looking through the maths papers ( I'm dreaming about them too
) and all those word problems ...well, I can see why they can't see the wood for the trees.
Oh Scarlett that is reassuring too. This 11+ has now entered my dreamworld. Have had some very strange ones about it all it has to be said
Yes, I think is down to hurrying and possibly shall sit with her on the next couple or so just for reassurance. Regarding my DD is the last batch of questions she seems to be getting wrong, has been getting good marks of late but now dipping here and there ( is it common to be getting good % one minute then taking a nose dive the next? As we are getting through papers notice questions are getting harder so makes sense I guess )
Good luck with your DS, think we're all crackers doing this oh the joys!!