## Monday, January 10, 2011

### Lesson 1 (01) Mathematics & Me...

Share with us...
• the success and joys that you have experienced in learning Mathematics
• what are some challenges you have experienced with the subject

1. -I had worked very hard for mathematics last year as I had gotten a grade B for the previous exams. So once our PSLE results were out, I was quite satisfied with a result of an A grade. But, having worked so hard, I really wanted to get an A*.

-I did, as I mentioned above get a low grade, so I engaged the help of a tuition teacher to help me. Also when I would not be able to solve a problem I would take a break and try again. This way, it left me refreshed to try again and I would be concentrate more to solving the problem.

2. ~the joys of learning mathematics lies in solving a maths problem that I had been breaking my head off with.when I try to work out just 1 problem with many different solutions,there comes success and joy.

~The challenges in maths would probably be solving mind boggling math olympiad questions.Sometimes I think too much that I'll just go blank!!

3. -The success and joys of learning mathematics is when I managed to solve the challenging questions set in the PSLE Mathematics paper. I was happy I got an A, but I was really aiming for an A*.

-The challenges in Mathematics would be solving those speed questions for I am not that good in that area.

4. ~ Scoring an A* in Maths in PSLE is both a success and a joy. Although I scored an A* in Maths, I think I would still need guidance for the upcoming Secondary 1 Maths as I am not very sure about the topics that we are supposed to study on.

~ One of the challenges that I came across in Mathematics is to be unable to solve a particular Maths problem sum no matter how hard I tried. I may need some guidance (maybe a clue or a hint) to get myself started with the question that I am not sure how to do.

5. I scoring A * FOR MATHS and full marks for test all make me feel successful and joyous, as well as learning new methods from my primary 6 and 5 maths teachers all who taught very interesting solutions for the problem.

1 out of a few challenges I face is trying to solve hard problems but after all the trying I still cannot solve it, so i had to bring it to ask the teacher the following day. The other is trying to solve some of the maths olympiad questions that i had absolutely no idea about. Some times I may forget certain concepts so I need some reminding.

6. Being able to learn Secondary 1 Mathematics in Primary 5 is a joy and a success. It is also one of the difficulties i face as sometimes I tend to get the formulas mixed up with some of methods taught by teachers and not do well in examinations and tests.

7. I got A* for my PSLE that I really enjoyed and i also liked the success of getting top in the class for the topical tests.

I experienced some difficulties when i was doing percentage and speed as they are not my best topics.

8. I worked hard for my maths last year to try to maintain the A grade as my maths grade was dropping by the years and so,I managed to get an A for PLSE.

Speed is my worse topic in maths so I found it difficit to cope with during the exams

9. My Joy was that i revise before lesson in my P5 and 6 class and always can answer the question my teacher ask.The challenges were guess and check and another challenge was when i totally blanked out on PSLE math.

10. I fell joyful while working hard before an exam and getting good results and after solving a challenging math problem when anyone else cannot. I had some problems with my algebra as i completely misunderstood the topic, but I worked hard and got an A* for math.

11. When i get good marks for an exam. i may not always know how to answer the question

12. When managed to get good marks for an exams or solved a difficult question.The question is too difficult for me to answer and none of my other friends know the answer either.

13. Joy~ I did not fail my maths! The challenge about maths is algebra, i don't understand algebra and how it helps as there is so MANY unknown numbers!!!

14. I managed to get an A for my PSLE even though I thought I didn't really do well. I can also feel the satisfaction in doing Math when you are able to solve a hard question.

Like many other people, there are numerous challenges I face while doing Math like the equation for speed which I sometimes forget as speed is one of my weakest topics.

15. I feel engaged when leearning about mathematics.

When I was primary 5 I felt that mathematics was extremely difficult and started panicking as this had never happened before. I then worked extremely hard and finally got an A* for my psle

16. during my p6 year i did not encounter much problems with math although i scored an a star in mathematic and have a bronze award in math olympiad i felt that i did not do my best since i did not check my math paper and i did not have sufficient time to complete the math olympiad paper since i spent half the time searching for the toilet in hwa chong instituition.

17. 1. During PSLE, my mathematics result was A*! I was overjoyed when I saw the A and the * joint together.

2. Sometimes, I had forgotten how to do some of questions which requires a certain method to solve.

18. My success is when I scored an A* for mathematics in PSLE. My challenges is when I do not know how to do a particular question.

19. -I have experienced the joy and success when getting good grades or solving a hard problem(in math of course!) before anyone else can

- I have trouble with nets sometime as when i am under pressure, i cant remember anything related to nets

20. I could figure out tricky questions that others could not, that let me learn that i have a subject I was good at. Sometimes when I cannot do a question, I realise it was easy and get scolded

21. AT first my Math was not as "good" as it is currently, i was getting marks that were not very "high".But after a few years i tried my very best to do well in that subject.
Finally, i got higher marks in my mathematics,then in my PSLE i got an A*.

(I find joy in solving challenging questions.)

22. Well when i get a or a star in maths it will be a joy. However it is challenging when i am unable to slove a question.