The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1098 Thursday, 16 June 2005
From: Matthew Baynham <
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
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.
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