To all the many wonderful people who post on education. (and a special mention for NobelGiraffe who stuck with me in about four Threads of My Deep Angst)
My son (11yo) just came second in the first huge maths test of the year, all about Set Theory.
And it is all down to you lovely people. For showing me resources, explaining, helping me work out what the only possible long term solution was, calming me down and reassuring me my son wasn't thick and I wasn't bonkers.
Cos otherwise I would have given up even trying.
I was lost, and via you I was was found <spiritual moment> and managed to beat some of it into my sons head.
For those who are interested given the way the conversarion went .....
1st Scrape pass (class genius, usually gets 10 in everything) (6)
2nd Narrow Fail (my boy)(5) (18 correct out of 31)
Rest of the class Dramatic Fail 3/2/1
If I could kiss you all I would.
So be gratful there is an iPad and some large Alp type obstructions between us.
<nest of vipers my left bum cheek>
<MNHQ this board deserves a medal or something>
Happy dances off to celebrate with 11yo who came home in utter delight.