## Tuesday, 7 January 2014

### Introduction (1) Mathematics & Me...

Discuss

(a) the success and joys that you have experienced in learning Mathematics;

(b) the challenges you have experienced with the subject; and how you think you could overcome these challenges this year?

1. (a) The success and joys I have experienced in learning Mathematics is that i have the ability to use Math in everyday life.
(b) The main challenge I have experienced in learning math is the difficulty to memorize the different equations.

2. a) The success and joys I have experienced in learning Mathematics is that I can apply the Maths skills in every day life for calculations
b) The main challenge I have experienced in learning Maths is the difficulty to solve the Math problems set at a high level

3. a) When I get good marks or grades.
b) When I have to memorise stuff

4. (a) I like the ability to be able to solve difficulty questions in everyday life
(b) I experienced difficultly in memorising difficult and hard equations and methods

5. a) the abitity to learn how to the hard questions
b)having to calculate hard equastions

6. (a)Once I have learnt the basics, I am able to solve Math problems without much difficulty.
(b)It becomes difficult when the questions are in an indirect form, thus becoming more difficult to understand.

7. (a)Being able to use mathematics in problems
(b)Memorising methods

8. (a)using mathematics in day to day life
(b)doing questions that take a lot of understanding

9. (a)Once I practice a problem sum a couple of times,I am able to do it without difficulty.
(b)My challenge is to solve a difficult problem sum and to avoid silly mistakes.I would overcome these 2 situations by practising even more.

10. (a)I usually get good grades for Mathematics.
(b)I often lose marks on carelessness or on very difficult problem sums. Constant checking might solve carelessness and I can increase exposure to unique problem sums.

11. (a) The success that I have achieved in Maths is that I have obtained good results and the joys are that I like Maths even though it can be hard and challenging a times.
(b) The challenges are that sometimes, I am unable to solve a problem sum because it is too hard. I could work on the particular type of question more until I can solve it when I come across it again

12. (a) The success and joys I have experienced is being able to solve difficult questions
(b) There are sometimes questions too difficult for me, this year I will work harder to overcome these challenges

13. (a) The success that I have experienced is that my maths had improved. The joys are when I buy something I would be able to calculate the change and would not be cheated.
(b) The challenges are having to read long questions. I could highlight the important parts of the questions.

14. (a) The success and joys I have experienced is to be able to solve hard questions and to understand non-routine questions.
(b) The challenges are to learn new topics I have not learnt, but with enough practice I can overcome the difficulties.

15. (a) When I understand some math problems or when I manage to explain some math questions to my friends and they finally get it.
(b) When I am not able to solve some problem or when I don't understand the teacher properly, I can try to persevere and listen to what the teacher is saying more attentively.

16. (a) The success and joys I have experienced in learning Mathematics is the ability to understand Mathematical questions that are formed in a complex manner.

(b) The challenges are to be able to completely understand how to overcome the questions from new topics, while there are also other new and more complex subjects to learn.

17. (a) The success and joys I have experienced in learning Mathematics is deriving pleasure when I solve a really difficult maths question which I was stuck at for a long time

(b) The challenges I experienced was being unable to solve a question and I think I can overcome this problem by reading in advance and consulting for help when needed and clarify any doubts

18. (a) Solving a really difficult question

(b) Being stuck a question: focus...a lot!

19. a)The success and joys I have experienced in learning Mathematics is that I can use it to solve real world problems easily

b)The challenge I experience is that I am not good in mental calculations and I hope to develop the skill

20. (a) the success and joys that I have experienced in learning Mathematics are learning how to do a difficult sum and having the sense of accomplishment after doing the sum.

(b) the challenges I have experienced with the subject are understanding the topics I'm weaker at like algebra and fractions. I think I could overcome these challenges this year by spending more time revising those particular topics.

21. A) My success was when I got high grades in Maths when I didn't expect it cause my grades had been really bad.
B)I think my weakness would be Speed and Circles and working on my weaker topics and taking down notes will help me overcome weakness.

22. (a) When I am able to come up with my own method of solving the question without the teacher telling me the method. I feel good that I am able to do so and hence I will remember the method which I used easily
(b) There are many challenging problems that I believe are waiting for me to solve them and some which I have already solved. If I am not able to solve the problem sum by myself, I will do my best to listen and memorise the method that the teacher Teaches us