## Semester 2 – 6th Week TP Evaluation

*February 13, 2012 at 3:58 am* *
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**What went well**

- I created a good example by comparing basic mathematical operation and spreadsheet’s formula. Example, how to add the two numbers, “2” and “5”. They simply could answer 2 plus 5 equal to 7. I tested their knowledge since they have been asked to read prior to this lesson. I asked them “To begin a formula or function, what sign should you use?” They answered me “equal sign”.

- I created another example by referring to the table given. To add “11” and “7”, the basic mathematics operation is “11+7=18”. According to the Spreadsheet, they could give answer by cell reference which is “C1+C3”. I asked again where should they put “=” sign. As they have been explained earlier, they managed to give me answer “in front of C1+C3” (the result is “=C1+C3”).

- To test them, I gave them “Exercise 2-Spreadsheets’ Formulae”. They were divided into groups. All the groups were very cooperative, ONLY one group according to what I observed that two of the students are very reluctant to work with their friends. I advised them to figure the answer together with their friends every time they asked a help from me.

**What didn’t go well**

- Checking answers together with the students on “Homework for Week 2” could only be made for few minutes due to slow working of computer and Internet. I straight away move on to new topic which is “Formulae and functions”

- The time was constraint, so I have to stop them once Exercise 2 has been completed and checked with the students. The rest of the activities have to be postponed to next class.

**Reflection**

- The students did well in Exercise 2, they figured out the formula in group discussion and wrote their answers on a whiteboard to show to their classmates.

- On finding ‘average’, most of them giving answer “=A2+c2+D3/3”. To confirm their answer, I used “Calculator” application. The answer is different. I asked them “Why your answer is different?” I showed my method “=(A2+c2+D3)/3” and the result is same to the “calculator” application. I asked them back if they familiar with BODMAS. They do. I explained the reason on why their answer is different because the division performed first then additional. From here, they able to differentiate.

- They were asked to do homework on Activity 5.4.1-Spreadsheet Formulae & Functions” only on Formulae part. Their answers should be posted in Year8FSMRIPAS blog.

Lesson Plan week 6 – 13 February

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