During the first NSS mathematics lesson in F.4D, I gave my students a piece of worksheet for practicing simple algebraic computation. (Well, I could collect money during the time when they were doing classwork)
Q.1 to 4 are factiorization problems: factorize the following
Then I’d set the following questions in the worksheet and asked them to hand in as their homework:
5. What is your feeling about mathematics?
6. What is your expectation of mathematics teacher in this acedemic year?
7. What is your expectation on your own about the learning of mathematics?
The most interesting question to me is Q.6. And the comments from students are always reminders to me, just share some:
(a) Trying his best to teach us and care about our studies
(b) I expect my teacher can care the poor students (like me), but not just care about the good (good at maths) students
(c) Teach more mathematics skills, give less homework
(e) Fun, can let me learn well
(f) I expect he can teach maths with fun so that everyone concentrate on the lesson
(g) Nothing, but just hope Mr Ng can enjoy himself in his teaching
(h) I don’t want this maths teacher leave me in the following 2 years
(i) Just leave me alone
At the time of discussion of worksheet, a student, Chan, gave a solution on the ‘green-board’ which involved solving equation with complex numbers, his handwriting:
Not bad, right? some students had done PRE-LESSON PREPARATION already, not need to USE teaching schedule to force them to do so..hopefully…