Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Without any further ado, here are the results of our class's survey. Please share your thoughts by commenting (anonymously if you wish) below .....
The questions in this section were ranked using this 5 point scale:
|Strongly Disagree||Disagree||Neutral||Agree||Strongly Agree|
The bold numbers after each item are the average ratings given by the entire class.
1. The teacher was enthusiastic about teaching the course. 4.89
2. The teacher made students feel welcome in seeking help in/outside of class. 4.52
3. My interest in math has increased because of this course. 3.70
4. Students were encouraged to ask questions and were given meaningful answers. 4.74
5. The teacher enhanced the class through the use of humour. 4.56
6. Course materials were well understood and explained clearly by the teacher. 4.15
7. Graded materials fairly represented student understanding and effort. 4.16
(This question was answered by 26 students.)
8. The teacher showed a genuine interest in individual students. 4.19
9. I have learned something that I consider valuable. 4.48
10. The teacher normally came to class well prepared. 4.56
Overall Impression of the Course
The questions in this section were ranked using this 5 point scale:
|Very Poor||Poor||Average||Good||Very Good|
1. Compared with other high school courses I have taken, I would say this course was: 4.30
2. Compared with other high school teachers I have had, I would say this teacher is: 4.78
3. As an overall rating, I would say this teacher is: 4.70
1. Course difficulty, compared to other high school courses:
2. Course workload, compared to other high school courses:
3. Hours per week required outside of class:
|0 to 2|
|2 to 3|
|3 to 5|
|5 to 7|
4. Expected grade in the course:
[Ed. Note: Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of students, over 1, that gave the same answer.]
What was your best learning experience in this course?
|Learning other things in life that involved math (3)|
The Blog (16)
Workshop Classes (6)
Developing Expert Voices Project (11)
the SMARTboard (5)
group work (7)
interactive work (2)
class discussions (4)
Mr. K. (2)
the different projects we did
Mr. K's speeches
What was your worst learning experience in this course?
|Developing Expert Voices Project|
not doing homework
not asking questions
working alone (4)
late getting tests back (2)
group work (3)
doing my Developing Expert Voices Project alone
not knowing what to do (3)
"that I learned awesome software called SMARTboard"
whenever Mr. K. was absent
not being able to answer easy questions
What changes would you suggest to improve the way this course is taught?
teacher gets off topic and makes me lose motivation
teacher sometimes wordy explaining different concepts
bring back Go For Gold
lighten the homework load
give tests back ASAP (4)
ask and solve questions consistently; not in different ways
more group work (2)
more math jokes
more review before the exam
start semester with a test on previous knowledge
give more notes instead of just lecturing
bring back the "Math Dictionary" (2)
bring back the del.icio.us box
Additional Student Comments
|this class was the best ever|
the teacher answered questions even when asked 100 times
good use of SMARTboard technology
I really enjoyed this class; it was fun and not boring
Mr. K. was extremely enthusiastic and creative about everything
It's interesting to compare the items that were considered both the worst and best learning experiences. Also, take a look at the list of worst learning experiences compared to suggestions for next year. Help me do a better job next year by commenting on what you see here ....
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Did you know I wrote this post last year and now I get to write it again?
Did you know I can see your classroom from two windows?!
My first window is your blog. I am excited by what I see and hear! I never cease to be amazed by the quality and sophistication of your scribes; you constantly achieve new heights in illustrating and annotating your scribes. More than that I am so impressed when you celebrate each others’ learning, when you are creative, and when you critically reflect upon your learning in your BOBs.
Did you know Mr. K’s blog is my second window? I admire and respect what I see and hear here too! Did you know that Mr. K celebrates your learning on his blog? that he reflects upon what best helped you to learn and why? that he unselfishly shares all he knows with those who read his blog? that he learns from the conversations on his blog? that he writes with passion and is creative? and that he commits many random acts of kindness by honoring other teachers’ accomplishments in his posts? Did you know all he expects of you, he shares those same expectations for himself?
Did you know that because of all that and more, Mr. K.’s blog has been nominated for “Best Education Blog” on the Canadian Blog Awards 2007 website?
I just happen to think that no one deserves this honor more than Mr. K.
What about you?
t56 = 8 + (55)(6)
t56 = 8 + 330
t4 = 8 + (3)(6)
t4 = 8 + 18
The unit was quick. Just as we were learning the stuff and you think you got it all what should happen? He pulls combinatorics out of nowhere! COMBINATORICS! I seen that and was saying to my self "What in the H - E Double Hockeysticks was going on"
I guess the thing that gave me the most trouble was the the type of questions where we were given one of the probabilites then told to find what was the chance it was from the previous event. Like yesterdays pretest...we were told that john was late for class (or was it on time?) then asked to find what were the chances he brought his lunch. Those kind of questions were giving me quite a bit of trouble.
For a day or so i didn't understand the mutually exculsive idea, but it was soon resolved. I hope that i can just remember for the upcoming test.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Good luck everyone!
This is unit is understandable. I had expected it to be quite challenging, with experiences from the past. I have always had trouble with this unit. I do know the stuff. But getting started is what I have the most trouble with. Once I get started I know what I'm doing. At first I understood it very clear. I was positive on what I was doing...but I don't mean to sound rude but Mr. K you tend to explain too much that it gets over my head.. I start to overthink then BAM I can't grasp it anymore. Sometimes I'm able to get back on track. Another problem I have is trying to figure out what the question is asking.
I detest this unit.
i guess i don't have much too add on to that soo good luck on the test everyone
Hello folks. This is Precious and this is our scribe post for today.
Well today is our Pre-test day. As we had done before, Mr. K gave us a short test just for us be ready on our unit test. First, of course Mr. K gave us enough time to answer the questions individually and after that Mr. K form us into groups to discuss to our fellow classmates & group mates our answers & how we get those answers. And this is the questions we had:
You can put the slideshow on a full screen for a better viewing...
Sorry guys if i didn't explain all of it...
Well good luck on exam tomorrow and study hard...
The next scribe is............ JoeS
Well it is time now for blogging on blogging. Probability is one of the hardest units in this course. At first I think that probability is fairly easy but it is just in the start. As we study more and more about probability the questions become more and more challenging. And sometimes I thought that I got the right answer but I am wrong. Because there are times that I miss understood the question. But the pre-test helps me to know more about probability.
Good luck to our unit test tomorrow & study hard.
Probability was pretty simple to grasp in the beginning, but these past few days have shown more difficulty. Don't you hate how units seem alright at first then completely blow you out of the water? Well that's how this unit was although it was not as devastating as some others.
The problems we've encountered these past few days have been tricky because they've included things that we've learned in previous units like counting. Anywho, I think i've pretty much grasped the fundamentals of the unit, I just have to beware of these tricky questions when for example, it uses the choose formula. I also have to watch out when I draw those tree diagrams, sometimes I just read the wrong branch.
Good luck on the test everyone.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Next scribe is SharmaineD
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
DEPENDENT PROBABILITY: Depends on the first step.
EX 1. A marble is drawn, not replaced and a second marble is drawn from the bag containing three red and three blue marbles. What is the probability that the second marble is blue?
INDEPENDENT PROBABILITY: Does not depend on the first step.
EX 1. A marble is drawn, replaced and a second marble is drawn from the bag containing three red and three blue marbles. What is the probability that the second marble is blue?
1a. A coin is flipped twice. Draw a tree diagram of the sample space and list the possibilities of each outcome.