Mathematics

Brunei Darussalam
June 12, 2007 2:37am CST
Hi, I'm a teacher in a Secondary School. I've been teaching Mathematics since January 2003, but till now I'm still finding ways to make my students understand better about this subject. If anyone of you out there knows how or have any suggestion please comment. Thank you.
2 responses
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
I think its better to relate to a real life scenario. So that they can easily catch the thought of the subject. Its really hard to find a scenario with relate to real life. Like trigonometry relating to sports, trigonometry relating to measurement of object, and other aspects. Also, ask them what sports or game do they play then relate to that. I hope it help you. Still I'm not a master/pro on teaching mathematics.
• Brunei Darussalam
19 Jun 07
Hi ayanwen, thanks for your advice. Well, I do want to relate every topics to real life, but sometime we don't have enought time to do such that in just 1 hour. And also we need to finish this years syllabus by the end of the year. We are out of our schedule already. We are left behind now just because we have a lot of other school's activities. But I really appreciate your advice and try to relate real life scenario in the future. Thanks a lot.
@JanMags (725)
• Philippines
12 Jun 07
hi mia. i may not be the best person to offer some advice because i am not a math teacher and i hate math. i do remember though how i felt trying to learn math in high school and why i hated it so much. i hated algebra most of all. i tried to analyse my dislike for the subject and i realized that my hate for it stemmed from the fact that i just couldn't understand what to use it for. i am now married to an engineer and somehow i understand math better because he has taken the time to explain practical applications of math. i would also like to add that i was once an english teacher. i also had students who hated math and they tell me that we have the same reason why we hate math. good luck mia.
• Brunei Darussalam
19 Jun 07
Hi JanMags, I really appreciate you respond. Well, to tell you the truth I was not trained to be a Math teacher. My course was engineering as well when I was in university. But just because in my country, it was so hard to find jobs to be an engineer about a couple of years ago. Especially I'm a married woman myself. So, I decided to be a Math teacher instead. I do love Math. I really do. But I don't want to be a teacher actually cause I know its a very tough job. We have to teach the students to understand. We have to be a role model. We have to be everything to them. Well, that is how I think of it. But now after about a couple of years I really do love teaching. Of course, teachers do have ups and downs but its great. Well anyway, thanks for your luck Jan.