2005

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1098  Thursday, 16 June 2005

From:           Matthew Baynham <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 16 Jun 2005 10:17:38 GMT
Subject:        Shakespeare Measure

I don't have any experience with students having problems with measures,
but can recount one amusing incident to do with decimal money, from when
a group of teacher training students were putting on a production for 11
year olds.

Everything in the English Primary curriculum now has to be related to
numeracy and literacy, so one of the students devised a Shakespeare math
worksheet (groan), including a question something like: 'if it cost two
pence for a seat at the Globe, how much would it cost for a party of 12?'

He seemed to think that I was being unduly pedantic when I changed his
answer from 24p to two shillings.

Matthew Baynham

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