This week was one of those weeks where time disappears so fast and the to-do-list seems endless. I had lots of extra prep this week as a few in the department were off for a few days. I’m not very efficient at sorting cover work and it takes me twice as long as it probably should. It was also the senior parents evening (4.30-7pm) which took it out of me. By the last few appointments I’m not sure I was speaking in coherent sentences.
So, here’s what my classes were doing this week – although there were a few disruptions as I was running between various classrooms checking on other classes. Continue reading
Monday was a holiday as part of our February break then on Tuesday it was back to work. I always find shorter teaching weeks odd as they feel longer somehow. I had a visit to one of our local primary schools to meet the p7s. I always enjoy seeing primary classes as they are so different to high school classes. One interesting part was that many of the pupils were reluctant to explain how they got an answer, claiming they guessed rather than be willing to talk through their method. Something to watch out for with our new S1s in August.
So here’s what my classes have been doing:
S2 – we were continuing our work with single brackets. To introduce solving equations with a bracket I showed this example with two solutions.
The class spent a few minutes considering how each solution worked and then discussed Continue reading