Sunday, September 19, 2010

Reflection TWO - 19 Sep

REFLECTION TWO: We had a fruitful discussion in our group. We used the round-robin approach in our cooperative learning. It is amzing how we were able to come up with a timeline on what MOE initiatives took place over the years. It is a challenge to write about how has these initiatives impacted the teaching and learning of Mathematics in primary schools.

This has helped to understand the Pri Math curriculum a little better. I have obtained a better understanding of how the Math curriculum has evolved and it is still changing.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Reflection One - 7 Sep

It was a great lesson. I appreciate the overview of how the Primary Math curriculum has been evolving. I like the part on how the Math framework started as a result of two papers that were presented in USA and Uk in 1997. I look forward to the challenge in looking at the MOE initiatives that were introduced over a period, from 1997 to 2010 and how these initiatives have affected the teaching of Math in primary schools. I believe this will help me to be a better Math teacher when I understand the reasons and philosphy behind such initiatives.

I also like the role modeling provided in today's lesson. It has reminded me on the need to ask effective questions that are meaningful and are easy for the students to follow. Questions should be scafolded for students to follow.