Now that its been two weeks, how do you feel about the class? Hate it, love it, still can't tell?
Friday, September 12, 2008
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I feel the curriculum that we are learning in this class is too easy. We have already learned about slope and scale previously in our math careers. I understand that a review of these important concept would be good, but I don't feel like we need to relearn the topics again. We spend too much time on concepts that people have already learned and mastered before.
i agree...in a way...
however, i believe that the class will get more difficult and it's just that the curriculum was formatted thinking that we never saw slope before. i understand slope and feel like it’s easy, but i do see that some people in class don’t fully comprehend, so i think that if you (other blog) understand slope and all its concepts, then good job and move on in the homework, but we need to allow other students to fully understand before we move on. there is always people that understand concepts more than others and can grasp them quicker. and im sure we’re not going to be learning about rate of change forever…the class may get harder and you might be struggling, so don’t say that it’s too easy before we even start learning (new) stuff yet
Well... So far I really enjoy this class.i think its good that we are reviewing all those math 3 concepts and getting a chance to remaster them! I definately like our methods of making it a student driven class. Great job Marti! ^_^
I agree with the fact that this material should be review. Mr. Remiasz and I decided to do this unit, "Small World", for two reasons. We wanted students to become familiar with the expectations of IMP through a concept that they already knew. Mr. Remiasz mentioned that the first couple of weeks of his PreCalculus class last year were also spent reviewing material. Second, we wanted to introduce students to the concept of derivatives.
This unit will pick up the pace by continuing to examine the rate of change of non-linear functions. Rate of change is a major topic for Calculus. Instead of calculating the average rate of change, Calculus focuses on the rate of change at a specific point, called a derivative. We will be developing the concept of derivatives of a function in the very near future.
I feel bored in class. As a student who loves math and understand it quickly I really miss graphing equations and figuring them out. I really dislike how IMP has a unit problem, it takes the fun and reward out of solving small complex equations. In IMP you never know if you have the right answer because the teacher never answers our questions.
I also think Jones should start separating the math and science classes again (scholars and regular), because our students learn at a variety of speeds and with there not really being standard answers in IMP, we waste a lot of time in class going over obvious incorrect answers and re-explaining things.
I don't think it's your fault as a teacher that the class that the class isn't fun for some of us. I think it is the curriculum. I liked how Mr. Remaiz taught last year, semi-IMP, semi-traditional, we used both books and he would encourage class discussion yet still answer our questions.
I hear it will become more interesting in the next unit, but please incorporate traditional math along with the IMP, because if you think the class interest and discussion is poor now, just wait til second semester when senioritis kicks in.
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