Early on in my teaching career I grew frustrated with the deciding the exact grade boundaries for internal exams. So I created two tools.Continue reading
It started as a random tweet to my epidemiologist friend Dr. Gonzales. He encouraged me to fully form this idea of how a school could be structured in the face of the corona virus crisis. I know there are many plans and proposals out there and maybe this will suit one of their contexts.
I finished working on this as soon as I was able to fit my school’s curriculum into the plan. If my school takes it further I will update and improve this write up.Continue reading
Here is a scheme I have been thinking about if we are required to return to school.
Actual numbers will, of course, be different and we may rely on many teachers teaching non-specialist subjects. and limit optional subject.
Assuming 90ish students per year we can split each year into 3-4 groups. And thus the school into 21-28 groups. This will end up with 3-4 “Subject Cluster”Continue reading
Deletion and modification seem to confuse students. Additive methods appear easier in my experience. I wish to present a few tweaks I have used to get my students past sticking points. In my practice these tweaks have been extremely potent. I would like to hear about any other special fixes people have found for the other areas of difficulties.
I teach students between the ages of 16 and 19, specialising on mathematical components of a more generalised course .
I am uncertain as to the location of the inflection point between pushing critical understanding and just mechanically working through procedures to arrive at an answer in learning maths. However, it still continues to surprises me the frequency at which the admirable pride and inquisitiveness of students hinder their mathematical progress simply because they desire to understand why techniques or methods work before they are adequately able to do so. Continue reading
Things said on twitter pass too quickly so I preserve my rants here for future reference.
Had a realisation I hate. The intellectual disintegration in all rights movement is a mathematical certainty and a direct effect of success. Continue reading