Calculus Food For Thought5/10/2005 12:38:00 pm
Out of a class of 16, 15 students participated in this survey. We started the year with 19 students; 3 dropped the course; 1 was absent the day of the survey.
With any further ado, here is the survey and the results:
How prepared were you to write this exam? (Average score out of 100)
How much effort did you put into preparing for this exam? (Average score out of 100)
How good a job did your teacher do preparing you for this exam? (Average score out of 100)
Note: Only one student rated themself higher in question #2 (100%) than they did the teacher in question #3 (80%).
Did you have enough preparation using your calculator?
Yes 86.7% No 13.3%
Did you have enough preparation without using your calculator?
Yes 60% No 40%
Was I too hard or too easy on you?
Hard 33.3% Easy 26.7% Just Right 40%
comments: hard in a good way; both
What was the best learning experience you had in this class?
Group work: 8
Take Home Assignments: 7
Learning new problem solving methods: 1
What was the worst learning experience you had in this class?
Too much "chat"
Not speaking up
Long class lectures
Not enough time to go over work
Not enough math dictionary notes
Not enough solutions
What suggestions can you share for next year?
Finish the math dictionary
Blog for this class (2)
More take home assignments for marks (6)
Go faster at the start
Use visual pictures
More review time (2)
Use time wisely to avoid rushing at the end
More group work
Go over more homework in class
Do homework checks
Make this a full year course; i.e. meet every day until the exam
Food for thought ....