My 8 yo son does not write his numbers "correctly" . He starts most of his numbers at the bottom. My mom is a former teacher and says this is unacceptable, but can't tell me why. I have learned to question the "must do" attitude of most teachers when it comes to learning, but I want to make sure that this really is unimportant. Especially since every adult I know forms their numbers the same way. Of course we all went to public school! I googled and can't find anything telling me why it is important to form numbers in the traditional way, just a bunch of schools saying that it is important. I don't want to torture him by making him do it "right" if there's no purpose.
Thanks in advance for any advice :)