Mathematics teacher

K’s homework for the weekend was to bring pictures/stories to share how he performs a service for other people. He regularly teaches T mathematics at home so that’s performing a really good service for us parents because it means we don’t have to teach.

The mathematics standards in London is much lower than in Singapore, but the good thing is that because class sizes are really small, teachers frequently customize their curriculum to meet the learning needs of the individual child. So both boys have been receiving quite advanced arithmetic worksheets and some of those that I’ve seen in their bookbags include double digit-double digit multiplication (for K), four digit division (for K), double digit-double digit addition (for T).

T is still writing a lot of his numbers in the reverse way (3 is vertically reversed in the picture above, sometimes 4 can be vertically and horizontally reversed). But that’s not too big a concern for me because K had the exact problem at the exact age. He will probably learn to correct it as he practices writing more after he turns seven.


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