STROKES DIFFERENCE?

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STROKES DIFFERENCE?

Postby chic_savvy » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:02 pm

Hi, I have asked feedback from my girl's tutor on her progression and things to take note of. Now here are some concerns I have and would like to view some opinions about them.

1. Chinese strokes when written are not in accordance to the steps. E.g. from top to bottom or from left to right. However, the overall word character accuracy turns out to be proper and correct. Should this be a major/any concern?

2. Maths problem solving is slow but still got accurate results. I know this could be a concern cos during examinations there are time limit. But just wana ask does anybody's child faces the same problem? Poor time management in this case.


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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:09 pm

chinese words with the strokes in wrong sequence will result in distortion of the written word form, it is awkward for the hand to write in the wrong sequence, and looks ugly

if you know calligraphy, wrong strokes kill the word

for math, starting at P4, the emphasis that is often not mentioned enough is : speed and accuracy; and similar to the written chinese words, wrong sequence to math problem solvings will end up with wrong answers
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Postby chic_savvy » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:25 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:chinese words with the strokes in wrong sequence will result in distortion of the written word form, it is awkward for the hand to write in the wrong sequence, and looks ugly

if you know calligraphy, wrong strokes kill the word

for math, starting at P4, the emphasis that is often not mentioned enough is : speed and accuracy; and similar to the written chinese words, wrong sequence to math problem solvings will end up with wrong answers


Ok for Point 1, I reckon you didn't read properly. What if the turnout result of the word still looks presentable and clear (beautiful in your case) and still could identify as the actual word?

Point 2, I'm only concern if other parents face the same problems with their child, that is focusing too long on a problem sum and thus, a concern during examinations of being not able to complete in time.

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:44 pm

chic_savvy wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:chinese words with the strokes in wrong sequence will result in distortion of the written word form, it is awkward for the hand to write in the wrong sequence, and looks ugly

if you know calligraphy, wrong strokes kill the word

for math, starting at P4, the emphasis that is often not mentioned enough is : speed and accuracy; and similar to the written chinese words, wrong sequence to math problem solvings will end up with wrong answers


Ok for Point 1, I reckon you didn't read properly. What if the turnout result of the word still looks presentable and clear (beautiful in your case) and still could identify as the actual word?

Point 2, I'm only concern if other parents face the same problems with their child, that is focusing too long on a problem sum and thus, a concern during examinations of being not able to complete in time.


i got your point about point one. the end result looks the same, clear and presentable, and probably taken some time to make it look the same. from an educator point of view, it is wrong to write it in the wrong sequence. but who cares ??!! no marks deducted for wrong sequence in the strokes.....but wrong sequence for math will be serious trouble .....

you were referring to taking too long time to solve it - may be due to wrong sequence ? that is why taking more steps to go around solving it ??
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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:46 pm

for the kids' exam, it is the same as for the adults : once the time allocated for the sum is over, move on
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Postby chic_savvy » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:19 pm

Point 2's not about sequence and no sequence or any dyslexic problem. Thank you.

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Postby blueblue » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:18 pm

I am still working on my son's strokes. Right now, if the character still looks
presentable and clear consistently, I will just close one eye. I will still try to explain to him hoping he can change.

For myself, I still write heng from right to left instead from left to right for the past 30 over years. I find it is easier for me as I am a left-hander. Don't think it makes any difference, at least to me.

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Postby chic_savvy » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:23 am

blueblue wrote:I am still working on my son's strokes. Right now, if the character still looks
presentable and clear consistently, I will just close one eye. I will still try to explain to him hoping he can change.

For myself, I still write heng from right to left instead from left to right for the past 30 over years. I find it is easier for me as I am a left-hander. Don't think it makes any difference, at least to me.


Yeah, that's what I thought so too. Of course we as parents would still try to teach them the correct manner of writing (though the turnout looks perfect!) haha :lol:

I think ultimately if the sequences are not too much in the wrong order, it should be fine. It's like writing the number 8. Some people write it the usual one stroke curvy manner and some write with a circle on top and then followed by a bigger one bottom or vice-versa! And some parents, just complained about being imperfect. Chill! :P

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