### Lesson 1 (01) Mathematics & Me...

Share with us...
• the success and joys that you have experienced in learning Mathematics
• what are some challenges you have experienced with the subject

1. One of the biggest joy is managing to use algebra to solve sums after my mother trying to teach me the skills so many years.

My biggest challenge is that I easily get frustrated after a few attempts to solve the sum and give up.

2. I feel very successful whenever I solve a question correctly because im not very good in math and i'll feel very joyous especially when i solve a question under the topic im very bad at, for example speed.

When i get very stressed and encounter a question that is long and confusing, i will become very confused and make careless mistakes and not be able to think properly as usual. Im very bad at speed especially.

3. I love solving Maths problems, especially hard ones, so when I solve a difficult problem, I feel proud of myself.

I find problems when dealing with Algebra and some shapes (finding area, cutting and pasting, Mensuration).

4. Success and Joys: I am actually good at maths while i was learning as I got 100 marks for p2 and p4.Other times, I would get 90 and above. I am also good at math olympiad as i got gold once.

Challenges: Although my math talent, sometimes, i would still get stuck in questions and some topics. Example: Drawing shapes

5. Success and joys: I got full marks for maths in P2, most of them time, I will get an A or A* for math. I enjoy math olympiad a lot.

Challenges: I need quite some time to think if the sum is really hard. I sometimes struggle at geometry as I do not understand the question.

6. Everytime i solve a extremely challenging problem sum that i had been recking by brains on for half an hour i feel like i have 'seen the light'!But being stuck on a question is really frustrating...
One of the challenges i faced with maths was when I dont understand my ex-teacher's complicated and lengthy explanation.But when my friend explains to me, i can understand!i don't really know why though

7. one of the joys i had was i got A* for maths and i really hate drills and practice cause it is very tiring and the topic i hate most is speed and distance it is the hardest topic i have ever come across. Of all the challenges i'd come across, speed was the hardest its always because of my mum and my friends that help me complete the hard homework of my school

8. I feel very happy and proud of myself whenever i do well in maths homework and exams. Meaning that i get satisfaction whenever i get high marks in homework or exams. My greatest joy is whenever i manage to fully complete a hard problem sums. My greatest challenges is when doing algebra and speed, as i find them a little hard to understand.

9. Mark Tay Hao Yang1/10/2011 02:04:00 PM

I think my joy math comes from the usefulness of math, and the how math is so fun to learn. I find it very interesting and love doing it. I think when I'm not in a good mood or rather distracted, like if I'm going to a friend's house later on, I will try to rush my homework, therefore giving a result that would normally not turn out if I had done it properly.

10. Well some success was that I managed to improve my maths over a 3 month period from 75 to 89(average) and joys- managed to find out more about speed though I am really bad at it and I don't really like it.

Some challenges were trying to understand topics which sounded like gibberish to me as I am not really a maths guy and trying to apply what I had learnt in homework in daily activities

11. I am not that successful in Maths when I'm in Primary School. However, I manage to pass PSLE Maths with an A, it may be just an A,but I was really happy. When after I completed my PSLE Math paper, I discussed some of the answers with my friends(that is sort of a tradition in my class),and I found out that I had many questions wrong! I thought I was doomed. But managed to get an A. That is my joy.

I am really weak in Speed and Algebra. I also get frustrated when I am not able to get the answer of the sum after many tries.

12. I was overjoyed when in P6, I finally aced my Mathematics examinations after some B's in the 1st half of the year. I was also happy when I finally completed a tough question that some people are still struggling with.

I find questions with a mix of ratios and fractions, which are both my weakest topics

13. I am happy that I can use maths in everyday life like calculating percentages . The success that I experienced is Mathematics helping me pull up my overall PSLE scores. I am particularly weak in Fractions and usually don't do well in it.

14. Once i did very badly in one of my maths exam but after some hard work and tuition I scored very high in the next test. I was very happy. One joy was when i came together with my friends to discuss a hard maths problem.
Some challenges I experienced was when i did very badly in one of my maths exam and another is when i encounter some very hard maths poblems

15. The success and joy I experience is when i receive my results for my maths test and i saw that i get a high grades or marks.

The challenges i met in the subjects is maths olympiad.During Maths Olympiad there will be questions of a higher difficulty,sometimes i would not be able to do the questions and would be frustrated,i hope that i can improve on it.My other challenges is algebra.Although at first i learn algebra,it seems easy to me but as i learn more about it,it get harder for me,i also hope that i can improve on my algebra.

16. The success I enjoyed in Mathematics is when I scored 99 marks when I was Primary 5 because that was the highest score I got. I never got full marks in mathematics is because I usually copy the wrong number from the question or my calculator.

17. I have participated in the Maths Olympiad. It was very interesting and challenging. Practicing for the Maths Olympiad was challenging as I did know anything about it but I tried my best and did what I could.

18. Whenever i can fully understand a certain subject and solve sums about the topic,i will feel happy and a sense of achievement.However, during the whole process,i did face some challenges like for e.g. Speed.
Speed was my worst Maths subject but i did eventually know how to solve most of the sums about Speed.

19. I have gotten a distinction in math for the new south whales at P4 ,it was very interesting, but overall, i was never really good at math it was always just average but i did improved a bit during P6 , i think ratio,speed and fractions are challenging.

20. i felt joyous when i do well in my maths tests, maths homework. I felt successful when i solved a challenging maths problems. The topic that i had most problem in is speed as i tend to mix up the speed, time and duration. I also tend to make careless mistakes in my work and tests, but i will try to minimize that.

21. One of the greatest joys in my life was scoring an 'A' in PSLE .I felt very successful when I was graded correct for the challenging problems that I have attempted.

I find algebra and challenging problems of every topic difficult to handle. Most of the time I cannot work out the sums and feel extremely frustrated and angry. I hope that I can built up a strong foundation in secondary school maths and improve in solving challenging problems

22. I experienced success and joy when I found out that I had scored A* for PSLE and when I knew that I had gotten Distinction for a Math NSW test.

The challenge that I went through was when I knew how to solve a problem but I was very careless and made a mistake in one of the steps.