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to be annoyed that there is a display featuring "hectagons"; in DD's classroom

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morningpaper Wed 01-Oct-08 20:31:27

WTF is a hectagon


gigglewitch Wed 01-Oct-08 20:35:57

omg. pedants unite.

Actually, a hectagon is a ten-sided, six-dimensional figure hmm

Would have to say something - that is soooo bad to teach children inaccuracies like that.

morningpaper Wed 01-Oct-08 20:41:01

well at least there IS such a thing, but I fear it was not one of the shapes coloured and cut out by the five year olds underneath the LAMINATED HECTAGON SIGN

gigglewitch Wed 01-Oct-08 21:04:33

i made it up
<gullible mp>


LazyLinePainterJane Wed 01-Oct-08 21:13:52

A hectagon has 100 sides.

LazyLinePainterJane Wed 01-Oct-08 21:14:43

I suspect no fucker with anything else to do cut out a shape with 100 sides so was it 6 or 7 sided? grin

morningpaper Wed 01-Oct-08 21:28:29

Does a hectagon REALLY have 100 sides?

I looked it up but could only really find reference to it on the Oxford primary school syllabus website?!?!?!

Anyway yes, these were definitely NOT 100-sided shapes grin

Hulababy Wed 01-Oct-08 21:32:26

A polygon with 100 edges. Apparently.

TBH I thought that I had learnt at school it had 7 sides and the name was interchangeable with a septagon. But it isn;t is it? I am misremembering - it is a heptagon I think!

NotAnOtter Wed 01-Oct-08 21:34:08

HOW MANY sidse do they have mp?

tbh i would FUME at something like that

morningpaper Wed 01-Oct-08 21:35:08

yes Hula 'tis a HEPTAGON for seven sides

these were hectagons hmm

stuff like that DOES piss me off and only adds to my evil thoughts that primary school teachers got thirds in english lit and then couldn't afford a gap year

Hulababy Wed 01-Oct-08 21:35:24

Why fume? Just point out the error to the teacher in a nice way. It is easily rectified and everyone is capable of making errors after all.

morningpaper Wed 01-Oct-08 21:35:43

they were HEXAGONS

morningpaper Wed 01-Oct-08 21:37:13

I know we are all capable of making errors

but you would think in a class of 5 teachers/assistants, someone would notice when you laminate the errors and display them on the wall

Hulababy Wed 01-Oct-08 21:37:28

Opps - that is a bit more of an obvious mistake. I was thinking Hect and Hept easy mistake. Yes, she should have known difference of HEX and HEPT - but remember it might not have been the teacher who put them up, or it could just have been a rushed first thing in morning/last thing at night putting up job and the labels got mixed up.

Romy7 Wed 01-Oct-08 21:37:36

i like it when they write on the noticeboard
'this way please for morning assembley'
i am always forced to point it out.
they blame the secretary.

Romy7 Wed 01-Oct-08 21:38:39

when i applied for teacher training i got offered two places if i got 2 'e's at a level.
you couldn't make it up.

NotAnOtter Wed 01-Oct-08 21:39:11

you need to raise it with the teacher...

Hulababy Wed 01-Oct-08 21:39:21

Shows how much they look at the displays once up. I bet it was put up in a rush, noone noticed error and it has stayed there/.

Just point it out to them. I wouldn't have been offended if some parent had calmly pointed such an error out. I'd have probably blushed a bit, but my excuse wuld generally have been careless rushing - as my displays had to go up in my own time before/after school when I would have preferred to be at home.

Romy7 Wed 01-Oct-08 21:39:22

'a' level lol, not just any level...

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 01-Oct-08 21:39:52

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robinpud Wed 01-Oct-08 21:40:01

To be honest at this time of the year some people are in a frenzy of laminating and a bit duff on the proof reading. It's probably been done by a TA so a quiet word in the teacher's ear..
Get your red pen out, I expect you will be correcting the letters home and amending the comments in the reading diary soon!

morningpaper Wed 01-Oct-08 21:41:29

it really feck me off that we have a huge sign by the front door that says: SCHOOL VISITORS ENTRANCE

I know IABU


littleducks Wed 01-Oct-08 21:41:38

hexagon- 6 sides
heptagon- 7 sides

littleducks Wed 01-Oct-08 21:43:30

but i see the tnhread has moved o

Peachy Wed 01-Oct-08 21:44:23

I know of a teacher training course (secondary) that cams onlt to take 2:1 but actualy takes people

with no degree

yes indeedy

mind there's no guarantee i will get a place with my 2:1 smile, they don't like carers at certain uni's.

so shall apply elsewhere.

Heptagon would pee me off immensely.

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