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Theory book - all in one or separate grades?

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Poll: Separate or all in one theory books (12 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you prefer one book or separate books covering grades one to five?

  1. I would prefer one book to cover grades one through to five. (5 votes [41.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.67%

  2. I would prefer separate booklets for each grade. (7 votes [58.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.33%

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#16 BadStrad

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:45

I was thinking old school - answers at the back of the book, though I realise that most answer books are separate these days as that's more profitable I guess.

 

Would people prefer separate answer books?


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#17 sbhoa

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 11:00

I was thinking old school - answers at the back of the book, though I realise that most answer books are separate these days as that's more profitable I guess.

 

Would people prefer separate answer books?

If I was in a position where I wanted something with answers to help me I'd prefer them in the one book.


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:19

I can see separate answer books might make sense where it can be left in a different room/building/town to make sure the pupil answers on their own without a bit of a sneaky peek at the back...!


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 14:11

Answers in the back are fine for things like maths textbooks, where the working is more important than the answer, but are not suitable for music theory tests as few youngsters have the self-control not to peek!


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 14:22

I would very rarely use a theory book with answers for students I was teaching. It often happens that if they have the answer wrong looking it up won't tell them anything more than that. They need to know why.

It's something I might use for myself but as I only teach theory to grade 5 it's not necessary.


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 21:22

Separate answer books to avoid cheating. Also answer books which, when there are several solutions give them all or at least  state that there are other solutions. You could have the answer book with the exercise book as in music for melodic instruments with piano accompaniment. Another idea is a pullout answer book in the middle so that you have the choice of leaving it in or removing it.


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 22:19

Hmm. I like the pull out option, but overall separate answers seems to have strong support. Thanks.
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