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John_H 16.09.2019 19:52

Homework Question
 
For one of the kids.. Join the dots using the numbers 5-10-15 etc..

Seems obvious but apparently itís meant to make a shape?!

Help me out here please :-/

https://imgur.com/gallery/oAO7aNm?s=sms

Caleb 16.09.2019 20:06

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Weird...I would have done the exact thing myself (and yes, I can also count). Perhaps it's just not supposed to outline a shape at all.

Belgianmum 16.09.2019 20:10

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I would have done the same, are you sure itís supposed to make a shape?

Dougal's Breakfast 16.09.2019 20:17

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I hate to say it, but that homework sheet looks a bit... amateurish.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was supposed to make a shape, but just doesn't. :msnshock:

RufusB 16.09.2019 22:10

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I suspect there will be a new stunt hwk sheet very soon.

Blueangel 16.09.2019 23:08

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Can I please ask what age group and subject this is for?

Dougal's Breakfast 16.09.2019 23:09

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueangel (Post 3100922)
Can I please ask what age group and subject this is for?

Looks like 2nd grade maths to me.

Blueangel 16.09.2019 23:29

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I'm seeing it as a boat with a sail and a rudder because the text doesn't say you have to connect all the dots. So if the dot next to No.10 can be used for 25 and/or 10 (25/10), etc, otherwise the no.25 would be written above that dot to differentiate it. The only definite line is from 45 to 50. I did wonder if the numbers were the angles or length of the lines at first, hence the question. Reminds me of basic geometry and learning to use a protractor.

Today only 16.09.2019 23:42

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I think i need another gin before i start these technical things

Dougal's Breakfast 16.09.2019 23:45

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueangel (Post 3100929)
I'm seeing it as a boat with a sail and a rudder because the text doesn't say you have to connect all the dots. So if the dot next to No.10 can be used for 25 and/or 10 (25/10), etc, otherwise the no.25 would be written above that dot to differentiate it. The only definite line is from 45 to 50. I did wonder if the numbers were the angles or length of the lines at first, hence the question. Reminds me of basic geometry and learning to use a protractor.

Nah, really: it's just a very shoddily constructed worksheet. It's probably supposed to be a house, but the teacher never bothered to check if it worked.

EdwinNL 17.09.2019 00:12

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If we forget about 45 and 50, than the rest is the most weird aligned drawing I've seen of "draw a house with one line"

nickatbasel 17.09.2019 07:39

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Maybe that is what the teacherís house looks like.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dougal's Breakfast (Post 3100937)
Nah, really: it's just a very shoddily constructed worksheet. It's probably supposed to be a house, but the teacher never bothered to check if it worked.


MathNut 17.09.2019 07:51

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I think the original worksheet's been augmented at some point. Looks to me like "40 / 5" meant that you should use the same dot twice, for 5 and again for 40 - but then somebody went "oops, where's the dot for 40, the mimeograph must have eaten it" and helpfully added one in :rolleyes:

Try it that way and you get an envelope (with two weird extra line segments at the end - maybe the original only went up to 40?)

st2lemans 17.09.2019 08:25

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MathNut (Post 3100963)
I think the original worksheet's been augmented at some point. Looks to me like "40 / 5" meant that you should use the same dot twice, for 5 and again for 40 - but then somebody went "oops, where's the dot for 40, the mimeograph must have eaten it" and helpfully added one in :rolleyes:

Try it that way and you get an envelope (with two weird extra line segments at the end - maybe the original only went up to 40?)

I actually see that someone has added 5 extra dots, and that the original going up to 40, and dots 0/30, 25/10, 15/35, and 40/5 being used twice. ;)

Tom

John_H 17.09.2019 08:48

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Thanks people ..

This is for 8-9 year old .. Very basic arithmetic i guess. I could only make out a house or maybe a sail boat.. But still, it's rubbish!

Belgianmum 17.09.2019 08:56

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Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3100965)
I actually see that someone has added 5 extra dots, and that the original going up to 40, and dots 0/30, 25/10, 15/35, and 40/5 being used twice. ;)

Tom

Maybe theyíre not supposed to use the second dots next to the 0/30, 25/10 etc as that would then clearly make a house.
The 45 and 50 would still be surplus to requirements though.

It seems like a badly constructed exercise to me.

Tom1234 17.09.2019 11:06

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 3100970)

It seems like a badly constructed exercise to me.


I've lost count of the evenings when I've been asked to help with totally ambiguous or nonsensical homework questions.

But that's not as bad as the last few school trip letters - they've gone into minute detail about what to wear, what to take to eat, what time to meet at the bus stop but for the last four at least, none of them have mentioned the date of the actual trip!

Don't teachers proof-read anything any more?

BasP72 17.09.2019 16:41

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I think the picture was drawn backward, so 50 - 45 - 40 etc

Th3Alchemist 17.09.2019 18:06

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Quote:

Originally Posted by John_H (Post 3100862)
Seems obvious but apparently itís meant to make a shape?!

I see a line... I see a triangle... Maybe an eye inside

Illuminati confirmed

John_H 17.09.2019 20:02

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Well not much feedback from the kid..

How was school ?
Fine..
What happened with the arithmetic question?
It was marked correct
Did the teacher say anything about the shape?
No

So .. I guess it met the teacher's expectation.


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