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UKMT homework in Y7

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a7mints Tue 27-Sep-16 00:34:25

DD2 is in Y7 and has maths homework twice a week to be handed in the next day.Each time she has been given a past junior UKMT paper which must have all questions completed .It is taking her ages! Is this normal.It is an unset class at a GS.

a7mints Tue 27-Sep-16 00:35:31

I actually really dislike homework to be done for the next day, as it makes it difficult to commit to extra curricular activities.

TheSecondOfHerName Tue 27-Sep-16 07:57:13

How bizarre! The questions in the UKMT papers can be useful for enrichment, as they encourage children to think outside the box, but what about the curriculum? I would have thought that the first term of Y7 would be a good time to consolidate basic skills.

I also hate it when secondary students are given homework that has to be completed by the following day.

AtiaoftheJulii Tue 27-Sep-16 08:10:45

You get an hour to do one of those papers, which seems like too much for one subject - ime 20-30 minutes per subject in y7 is more normal.

Check the homework schedule/policy and then maybe check with school?

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 27-Sep-16 08:13:41

That seems really harsh! I'm not surprised it's taking ages, the last few questions are supposed to be challenging even for the very able.

a8mint Tue 27-Sep-16 09:47:29

They are taking far longer than an hour * atia* dd is not brilliant but competent at maths. For those that aren't it must be quite traumatic.
She does

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