Becks can't do son's homework
David Beckham confessed he is befuddled by his six-year-old son Brooklyn's maths homework in an interview with 'The Mail'.india Updated: Feb 27, 2006 11:43 IST
England football captain David Beckham confessed he is befuddled by his six-year-old son Brooklyn's maths homework in an interview with
on Sunday' newspaper.
Beckham, 30, admitted to being baffled when Brooklyn recently asked for help with a school assignment and had to turn to his former Spice Girls pop star wife Victoria to help out.
"Their homework is so hard these days. I sat down with Brooklyn the other day— and I was like, 'Victoria, maybe you should do the homework tonight'.
"I think it was maths, actually. It's done totally differently to what I was taught when I was at school, and you know, I was like, 'Oh my God, I can't do this'.
Brooklyn was like, 'Please do it with me', and I'm like, 'I'll read your book with you'."
The Real Madrid midfielder's son attends the exclusive Runnymede College in the Spanish capital, which follows the British national curriculum.
The Mail on Sunday gave examples of some national curriculum maths questions set for seven-year-olds.
They include: "Bet went to the shop at 11:45. She came back half an hour later. What time did she come back?" and "What is 12 divided by three?"
Beckham also admitted he has no "lucky" pre-match routines, with them too being tough to remember.
"I find that if I follow a routine ... It gets to the stage where you are thinking, 'Right, was it the left side ... The left boot I put on first, or the right side?'
"There are so many things that can go through your mind.
First Published: Feb 26, 2006 18:55 IST