The exam is over and we did a little survey in class. The results are below; 20 students participated. We also discussed the future use of blogs and wikis in this course. The consensus seems to be that the next class should have their own blog but there should be a link back to this one for the new students to see what the old ones did. We also talked about having students from this class volunteer to be mentors for students in next year's classes. I've got a few volunteers signed up already. If you'd like to mentor one or more of my classes (grade 10, 11 or 12) next year please email me
or leave a comment below this post.
Without any further ado, here are the results of our class's survey. Please share your thoughts by commenting (anonymously if you wish) below .....
How prepared were you to write this exam? (Average score out of 100)
How much effort did you put into preparing for this exam? (Average score out of 100)
How good a job did your teacher do preparing you for this exam? (Average score out of 100)
Did you have enough preparation using your calculator?
Yes 85% No 15%
Did you have enough preparation without using your calculator?
Yes 65% No 30% Middle 5%
Was I too hard or too easy on you??
Easy 5% Hard 0% Middle 95%
What was the best learning experience you had in this class?
|group work (14)||review sites|
|math dictionary (8)||quizzes|
|online quizzes (3)||humour|
|lectures (3)||clearly detailed lessons|
|Go For Gold assignment||showing how math affects our daily lives and history|
|pre-tests||using stories to help us understand|
|this blog (6)|
What was the worst learning experience you had in this class?
|quizzes||too long getting back tests|
|online quiz (3)||none (6)|
|class time too short||sun shining on the white board|
|learning too fast||group work|
|this blog (5)||web assignments|
|not always going over homework||tests|
|homework (2)||exercises that have answers but not solutions|
What suggestions can you share for next year?
|no quiz for marks on blog||project work (3)||give make-up tests|
|fewer jokes and stories||more online quizzes||make blogging optional|
|more group work (4)||tell more jokes||give take home tests|
|an extra class every 2nd day||homework should count for marks||don't use the same exercise books|
|keep blogging (7)||students should do more work at the board||more class participation|
|more time on binomial theorem||give tests back ASAP||keep using the same teaching strategies|
|go over selected homework exercises in class||have a mentor for this class|
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 ....