i've be given the 2nd class and the 4th class. according to mdm khoo she said that the 2nd class a bit tough because the smart students do not express their understanding with their face. "they always look blurr" mdm khoo said with smile in her face. so we need to teach then directly and the explaination later.
different from 4th class they like to asking and their spirit of study mathematics is very high even they in 4th class. it doesnt matter which class it is said mdm khoo. when first time i walk in 4 melati they keep on yelling at me. 'cikgu cikgu ajar ape?" and i replied "math". they asking me to teach their class and i tell them im not confirm yet because it is depends on pengetua which class she want to give me to takeover. memang tak dinafikan mmg semua open their math book and doing the given exercise and come to me and asking how to solve the problem about algebraic expression if im not mistaken. i feel very happy with them especially their spirit know or curiosity even they not very good in math. they in perdagangan stream. they can do math well if someone guide then and give some inspiration. i want be the one.
and now i know it hard to ask student to study, very hard. but we can takcle our student especially for those have study problem and the special approach of technique is required.
last nigt i went to cikgu joe's house with sport science guys. we shared the idea and talking about students. there's alot of mentalilty of the student he said.
"engkau orang kalau nak bercakap dengan student kau, gune la ayat yang mereka paham. kalau muka doang ganas2 gune la ayat otai aje. kau cakap2 sopan2 pon doang tak dengar. cuba masuk dalam alam student kite. tu lebih senang nak guide die supaya ikot cakap kite. kira jadi cikgu ni mesti la flexible. aku tak cakap kalau kita tak garang murid akan pijak kepala kita. aku tak setuju mcm tu. tegas sikit supaya masih ade hormat kepada guru tapi dalam pada masa yang sama kita bole berkawan dengan mereka. kira kita sikit2 bole mendorong mereka belajar. tak semestinya nak marah je bile dalam kelas."
im agree with cikgu joe statement. my aims i want they feel fun when learning mathematics. i want to share the feel of satisfied when we are able to solve the math problem. thats all.
p/s : math is fun! believe me.