From the digits given, list all the numbers that you can possibly make. List them in ascending order. How many numbers can you possibly make with each set of digits? Two digits: 2 8 and 6 7 Three digits: 4 5 9 and 6 1 8 Four digits: 5 8 7 3 and 7 0 4 3
WTF? She is 9 (and the youngest in her class). Spellings last year included: quagmire, telekinetic, salutation. She's been reading Artemis Fowle books for over a year. She can spell (and say!) deoxyribonucleic acid!
As for maths - I know I'm worried because she hasn't bothered to learn her tables properly, but now I'm not that surprised.
I wouldn't worry about it too much. It could be that she is being challenged with much harder work in the classroom anyway. Tbh my ds was worked very hard in year 5 (they got them up to sat level 5 in year 5 and then just revised it all in year 6)...i would have been very happy for some less intense homework.
Make the most of her finding the homework easy...it will all change when she gets to year 6 and on up to secondary school. I also agree with troutpout... as she is so far ahead, the teacher will be expecting great things of her in class. I suspect the teacher is setting this homework more as a sounding board to see who actually does their homework; if dd constantly gets all her spellings correct then I am sure that your dd and the others on a similar level will be set some extension work.
I've just seen your thread in active convos MrsWeasley and wished immediately that they had asked dd to do something like that!
Thank you Troutpout, roisin and nell12. I'm just a bit annoyed that they are not going on from the level of homework they had last year, but it may be that they're just checking out who does it and who doesn't, as sugggested.
More worthwhile activities? Like ClubPenguin, Neopets or GardenParty, you mean?!
Jux my ds1 has just had that maths homework..he's yr 4 (9 soon) in a yr 4/5 class at a new school. We got it wrong! Both he and I took it to mean all the numbers from the combination, so 28 67,76,82 not 2, 6, 7,8,28 etc etc Poor thing..is very upset. He would have been there all night. Anyway, point is our yr 5's have this too.
re the maths, from the way it's presented above i would take it to mean the same as you did! if they meant it to be individual numbers then they should have written it eg 2, 8, 6 and 7. Obviously if they have been told in class what is meant i would expect DS to have written that in his homework diary (Yeah right!!) or remembered (double yeah right!)
LOL and Thanks Flatmouse for making me feel better We've just moved to this school and have never had any homework before. It's a steep learning curve for both of us. I can't even remember what he needs when, where and how let alone ds1, who's dreamy at the best of times
Ingles2 thank you. I had made the same assumption you did. It's not due in until Thursday so dd hasn't actually done it yet. I'll see what she makes of it, and possibly put in a sly comment about how to phrase it, in pencil in the margin!