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Old 03-20-2013, 06:41 AM
 
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I never did it as a kid, and I honestly don't recall any of my kids ever doing it either.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:51 AM
 
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NewUser, my 3rd grader is doing multiplication, division, fractions, etc. 20-13 does seem pretty first grade level. Maybe the assignment had to do with learning how to come up with word problems?

Oh, and to stay on topic, neither of my kids has done diagramming sentences yet as far as I know (3rd & 6th grades). They have studied the parts of speech, etc.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:04 AM
 
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NewUser, my 3rd grader is doing multiplication, division, fractions, etc. .
I was thinking the same thing, LOL. We have left addition and subtraction in the dust. Where did this kid live and was it really something he did for school?!

She has not done sentence diagramming. I'll keep an eye out for it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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Speaking of 3rd grade, did anyone see the video circulating on the web yesterday about the 3rd grader (9 years old) who came up with a funny word problem to depict 20-13=7? He basically wrote "Bobby has 20 girlfriends. He unfortunately had to break up with 13 of them. How many girlfriends does Bobby now have?"

Everyone was all like "Oh how cute." and I was thinking "Really? 20-13 in 3rd grade?". The kids in 2nd grade in Wake schools are doing subraction of 3 digit numbers with borrowing, although they call it "un-grouping" now.
Not to be a stick in the mud but my first thought was why would he use an example where he has 20 girlfriends? Kind of creepy for a 9 y/o imho
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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I was thinking the same thing, LOL. We have left addition and subtraction in the dust. Where did this kid live and was it really something he did for school?!
Boy, 9, Gives Himself 20 Girlfriends in Math Problem | Video - ABC News
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I'm amazed so many folks never learned to diagram sentences! My elementary school teachers started in fourth grade with it and it became a major thing in fifth and sixth grades. This would have been in the late 1980s, FWIW. It was such a helpful way to learn grammar!
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Finally in NC
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Teacher and parent of kids age 6-26. None of my kids have done it. I taught it to 3rd-6th graders ONLY when it was part of a direct instruction reading program for kids w/ learning delays.
This year I teach multiple grades as a sped resource teacher and have not come across diagramming in the commmon core curriculum yet.
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