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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Teaching it right, the first time..

Jr. is learning to write all the alphabets. It has been a work in progress for the last year!

I may have finally found the problem. Most of the books here which teach her how to write the letters just have wrong ways of writing the english alphabet.

As far as I know, when we write, we try to have as many strokes going from left to right because the language is read and written "left to right"!

Here is a simple question. What is the correct way to write capital M ?




I would choose the first way, and I do write like that.. Jr. is being asked to write the second way! Would'nt that just slow you down if you wrote letters back and forth ?

This is an official text book !! Or maybe I was just taught wrong ?


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7 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

The second way is not right at all. By using the second way, if you writing fast, 'M' may suddenly look like 'I V I'. Instead of M, it'll ivi.

Cheers,

Oru Prajai

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:46 PM, Blogger Kavi wrote...

Educational systems have their systems. With their own checks and balances.

This one beats me. Could there be a reason ? I cant think of any except perhaps of making it easy for the kid to learn it up quickly. In the long run thats going to be a problem...

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:57 PM, Blogger Balaji wrote...

not sure what textbook that is. but u definitely need to stop using it. have never seen M being taught(or written) that way :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 4:13 AM, Blogger Jeevan wrote...

First time here. The profile pic was very sweet being with ur kids... I was also taught to write capital M from left to right.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:47 AM, Anonymous dipali wrote...

I'd start from left bottom line upwards, rather than top to bottom. The second way seems really weird!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 6:58 PM, Blogger visithra wrote...

errr isnt it supposed to be continuous - err err

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:30 PM, Blogger Erica wrote...

Being left-handed and having to suffer through penmanship classes with smeared ink and tilted paper to make the cursive letters slant to the right- I would guess it is taught this way to help the interior V have lines of similar length and slope? ( 5 years, I have this to look forward to- better teach my son to read and write before formal school) ;)

 

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