sandunes wrote:jtoh wrote:There was some discussion last year on how difficult 'break the code' is and that even tertiary lecturers had problems solving it. Curious, I asked my dd which topic she chose to do during her time and she said 'break the code'. Well obviously she didn't come to me or my hubby for help because we didn't even know which topic she chose. I asked her how was it. She said easy. And she solved it all on her own. The teacher offered no help either. I guess whether the topic is easy or difficult depends on the child and whether they 'get' that particular question. Just go ahead and let your child try something they're interested in.
I don't think it's difficult for the kids. At least one of ds's classmate has solved it and on his way to completion. Ds has the answer too and now working on delivery.
I remember reading the assessment sheet that teacher will be monitoring their work and students can meet their teachers to discuss progress. So parents need not worry too much.
Sometimes we think it's difficult because our brains are wired differently from our kids'. We're probably also too set in our ways and can't think out of the box. So something that's tough for us is probably not difficult for these kids, especially if they're naturally talented in Math.