And so the cycle continues…
Just spent a solid 30 minutes doing maths homework with our 9yo daughter.
And I ask the same questions that I did at school – why are we learning these things? Will we use them?
I mean, isosceles and equilateral triangles – I’ve never used these outside of school! I don’t walk down the street thinking “Whoa! That’s a nice isosceles triangle!”
And long division? She understands the concepts of division, but why do they need to learn manual long division? No-one does that manually – we have the power of the calculator and computers. And the irony is that I have to be patient and enthusiastic and encourage her to learn it!
It seems the only reason why I learnt these things at school is to teach my own kids.
She wasn’t in a good mood. But an episode of So You Think You Can Dance cheered all of us up afterwards.