I disagree with them also because all students do not have the same ability. In a class of 25, not everyone is going to be at year 3 spelling, maths etc.
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06-08-2013 09:51 #11
06-08-2013 10:24 #12
And when you have them and parents have paid good money for them they expect them to be used. Which is why we are phasing them out and I think if used they are not the main thing. ..I don't think teachers should teach to the textbook.
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06-08-2013 12:45 #13
06-08-2013 13:00 #14
Wow I hadn't even heard of textbooks in primary schools! My DD1 has been to 3 schools and none of them used textbooks... I'm just imagining the poor things lugging them to and from school!!
06-08-2013 13:20 #15
06-08-2013 13:31 #16Senior Member
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SD is in year 3 and has texts for math, handwriting, English, art, music, Chinese and sose.
All are e-text except art, math, handwriting and the workbook for the English textbook.
I think each one was about $15. I believe they are mainly "in-house" texts.
I don't mind them as they seem to assist SD quite a bit.
06-08-2013 15:17 #17Junior Member
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Not really relevant but my maths teachers were not that bright J (in a kind of a nice way as I did like them) as they were not creative in the work they gave us as I found out which textbook they used so knew the answers, the ‘sad’ thing was I loved math that much I did not actually cheat but it helped if I was stuck.
My son’s best subject in FYOS is computers/technology and I am pleased he is doing good I would rather he be better at his writing/words/spelling etc. He, so far, seems to be taking after me in math as he is better at this, I am not sure if textbooks would help him or not but so far I am doubting it. We are in NSW and so far I know he is using one, I think, called ‘targeting handwriting’ but not sure if we had to pay or not.
06-08-2013 19:49 #18
My daughter is in Kindergarten and got two textbooks, literacy and numeracy. Cost $27
06-08-2013 20:10 #19
06-08-2013 20:16 #20
Also at DD1's school the teachers don't teach to the books. They are simply another tool they use, in the same way they have mathletics and do reading eggs. Not every child likes mathletics, and not every child like sign post maths books, so they use a mix.
OP if you haven't found them that helpful in your own job as a teacher why go to a school that has them?
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