Saturday, October 30, 2010 | By: Jijah bt. Mohamad Suhai

What Makes A Great Teacher?

Here are some characteristics of great teachers :

1.   Great teachers set high expectation for all students.
2.   Great teachers have clear written-out objectives.
3.   Great teachers are prepared and organized.
4.   Great teachers engage students and get them to look at issues in a variety of ways.
5.   Great teachers form strong relationships with their students and show that they care about them as people.
6.   Great teachers are Masters of their subject matter.
7.   Great teachers communicate frequently with parents.

                     " The Mediocre teacher tells .....
                         The Good teacher explains ......
                         The Superior teacher demonstrates .....
                         The Great teacher inspires .......  "
                                                       - William Arthur Ward -

            "Tidak ada matlamat terakhir dalam mengejar 
        kualiti dan kecemerlanganIa adalah satu usaha 
        yang tidak berkesudahan."
                                                                       - Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad - 


Tips to Improve Your Math Skills.

1.   Make sure that you understand all of the mathematical concepts. If you do not understand the concepts, then it will be difficult to be able to fully grasp the other concepts that you are being taught. Use practice problems and exercises to ensure that you will be able to understand it correctly.

2.   Consider seeking out a proficient Math tutor to help explain the mathematical concepts that are making it difficult for you to comprehend the points. They will be able to explain this in a simpler way than how your teacher had taught to you.

3.   Make math a regular part of your life by using it on a daily basis. This will help you to continue increasing your aptitude of the subject.

4.   Learn the mathematical terms in order to gain a better understanding of the concepts.

5.   Buy helpful math guides or borrow books from the library that will assist you further in practicing your math skills.

6.   Make sure to double check your work to make sure it is correct, take the extra time to figure out why... and correct the work.

7.   Write out the numbers and mathematical concepts correctly, as this will help to see the work properly. It is easy to make a mistake if the work is written out sloppily or messy.

8.   Change your attitude to a positive one if you find that you do not like math. It will help you to increase your self-confidence. When you have the wrong answer to a problem, try to not get discouraged-- but be encouraged to keep trying to solve the problem.

9.   Learn how to use your calculator effectively. Try to use it everyday.

10. Practice your math at least 5 questions a day. Remember that ...  
Sunday, October 24, 2010 | By: Jijah bt. Mohamad Suhai


Here are some of the tips that would help you to improve your Mathematics.

Like all subjects, you cannot master Mathematics if you already hate it. If you do, please don't. This is because Mathematics is part of your life and there is no way you can run away from it. Like it or not, it is a compulsory subject in school. So, learn to accept Mathematics.

You cannot learn Mathematics simply by trying to memorize it. You have to understand the basic Mathematics concepts, see the pattern and apply them. Once you understand the basic concepts, you have to try Mathematics sums and problems as many as possibles. Mathematics is a practice subject. The more you practice, the better you will be at it. Always try to solve the type of Mathematics sums and problems using different approaches. The more you try to solve the same problems, the better your Maths problems-solving skills will be.

Sometimes, if you cannot solve the Mathematics problems, always approach someone for help such as your Mathematics teacher and your classmates. Get a good assessment book or a guide book that offers plenty of worked examples. By learning from worked examples, you will begin to see the pattern in solving certain types of problems sums.

If you are already very good in Mathematics, you should try to solve more difficult and challenging Mathematics problems.

So, my dear students, please remember that ...

The way to learn and master Mathematics is to LIKE it, UNDERSTAND it, PRACTICE it and ATTEMPT CHALENGGING PROBLEMS.

Good Luck!