Stepping back in time with my sisters on a Saturday evening
We found an old bottle of Supermalt that expired in 1999.
My sister found some old pre GSCEs maths books. At the secondary school we attended, we used the SMILE system. I did not know what it was at the time. All I knew is that every Friday morning we travelled to a room in the corner of the school building and waded through tasked printed on coloured cards. Now I know that SMILE stands for – Secondary Mathematics Individualised Learning Eexperiment. It was initially developed as a series of practical activities for secondary school students by practising teachers in the 1970s. It became a complete individualised scheme based around a network of activity cards and assessments.The cards were organised so that each student followed their own path through the work which was recorded on a network.
It seems that in my enthusiasm for study I ordered sample exam papers from the examining board. I am guessing that this is something that my father directed me to do. I certainly helped. I can only hope that if I am lucky enough to have children that I encourage them in this way!