My youngest child is in her crazy Covid-style GCSE year.
What a year to be doing it -especially after 6-months of no school…
just the odd email from a teacher.
Now it’s all systems go.
She jokes that;
when things have gone wrong/something’s on fire/the world’s gone mad: ‘the situation is somewhat sub-optimal’.
Definitely a somewhat sub-optimal year to be doing your GCSEsTeenagers are great.
They make me laugh.
Particularly this one.
Anyway – we have been doing, what I call ‘revision walks’. Essentially we take revision cards to a venue (the beach, the woods, the park),
I don the revision hat (an embarrassing beanie with a light in it) and we have a bit of a laugh while we get through the questions.
She usually knows the answers – I only manage as I’m the one holding the answers.
I really am NOT good at maths
I can double/halve the ingredients for flapjacks,
what percentage of my life we’ve had some kind of Covid restrictions –
but quadratic equations??
We joke that I ‘hold space’ for her, while she does the heavy lifting with the numbers. They say a lot of maths GCSE/A-Level info gets delivered with the placenta…
This is child #3 and it seemed I managed to provide at least adequate revision assistance for her brother and sister as they did a magnificent job of them.
Working out how to make revision a bit more fun – that’s right up my street.And I did just about slide under the door with a satisfactory pass for my GCSE maths.
Must have been close..
However. I can remember every piece of choreography, ever.
Interesting…What’s the difference?
15-year-old me would say:
“well, that’s because Dancing is great and Maths is boring”.
But that’s not ‘actual factual ‘at all.
There are a great many people who LOVE maths – and the idea of dancing fills them with cold dread.
It is very difficult to dance without exercising.
For me, (by nature, a pretty hedonistic, duvet-day-lovin’ kind of person, left in the wild) a happy by-product of that – is that I have always exercised.
So when people say: “it’s alright for you!!!!” in lots of ways that’s true because I loved dancing, so it made fitness easier.
I found my WHY.
As a ‘Kevin the teenager/Vikki Pollard hybrid, I could regularly be heard whinging:
“what’s the point of this, I’ll never use this stuff, It’s a total waste of time”.
To be fair…I haven’t Fibonacci’ed anything since I left (apart from on revision walks)
Binned off any maths I couldn’t do with a calculator.
But years on, I am still doing the thing I cared about (dancing) – and it STILL isn’t a chore.
This stuff is really important.
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