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All about margins... (drawing them on workbook page)

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Do you get your kids to draw margins in?

Do you buy pre-margin-ruled paper?

Do you have a preferred margin style?

 

I remember being taught The Correct Way to draw a margin at school. I forget how to do it now - it was more than just a plain straight line. So far I haven't felt the need to make my kids do them, but I am wondering if it will inspire some more neatness, or if it's one of those things I 'should' show them.

 

Very serious question, I know! ;)

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Do you mean something like this link? https://www.printablepaper.net/category/lined

 

We buy pre-margined college ruled paper during back to school sales.

 

ETA:

This was what I had to do as a primary school student http://www.wittonpark.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/mathsbook2.jpg

Edited by Arcadia

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yes, that's what I mean. I remember having to do something with red and blue and double lines...

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Most of our paper comes without margins.  If it doesn't have margins, I have the kids draw them in.  I don't make it complicated, they just do one ruler width.  For math, depending on the problem type, I will occasionally have them fold the paper from outside edge to margin to create two equal sized columns to do work in.  

 

They also draw a top margin, one ruler wide, and write down full name, date, page number of assignment.  

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You mean to actually, physically *draw* margins?? I have never done that. I never did that in school. o_0

 

ruled notebook paper usually comes with margins on them; when writing on unlined paper, we just learned to leave margins.

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You mean to actually, physically *draw* margins?? I have never done that. I never did that in school. o_0

 

ruled notebook paper usually comes with margins on them; when writing on unlined paper, we just learned to leave margins.

 

 

Maybe drawing margins isn't a common thing in the U.S.A.? I never did it, either, but the link above seems reasonable as a way of keeping things lined up on graph paper.

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No preferred margin style. Never had to actually draw them in paper, but I vaguely remember being given direction on what size margin to have on handwritten or typewriter-typed pages.

 

I did make up my own "work pages" for math from Saxon 4/5 through pre-algebra, but that was because one child could cram 30 problems legibly on one side of paper, and another's was a bit of a random treasure hunt, it just made it easier for me to check their work. It was based in graph paper, and I made copies of it.

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Hehehe, thanks everyone for your thoughts! It is pretty fluffy, but I can't help looking at their un-margin-ruled pages and thinking that it would just look neater! They don't tend to naturally leave a margin.

 

Now, I just need to find the rulers...

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We had to learn to do it at school (UK). I thought it was a pointless exercise and couldn't understand why we needed instruction - I mean, how hard can it be? That is, until my kids finally needed to draw margins and underline headings, and I found out they couldn't do it - lots of wobbly lines and silhouettes of thumbs, lol!

 

So, although, I prefer to buy lined paper that already has margins, I have occasionally got my kids to draw margins in, just for some straight line ruler practice. I do think margins make work a little tidier and give a space for question numbers, or adding annotations after a piece is written.

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