95% Fail (7/15/2006)
Still out of 100 points you only need 21 to pass and only four students achieved this feat. My highest score was 44 which by the grading scale is a "C." The good news is that now the students are motivated and are asking what can we do to pass. Last term most students did not do their homework I told them they need to but I would not force them. This week almost all of them did their first assignment and now many are asking me to help them outside of class.
Also last week I finally learned the last topic I have to teach. You always have to learn things ten times better when you teach and I finally took the time to understand the theorems about a circle and the equations for class (group) mean, median and mode.
I am wary about the next term but am excited to think that after next term, things will go smoothly and be easy. I finally am getting to know the students of the school and feel like I really own the subject material. I'm optimistic that my student will actually pass the national exam, and things I use to get them there can probably be used next year. At the same time I question whether they really will pass when it takes about a week for me to teach them how to use the log tables (they were supposed to learn two years ago) and failed the questions about the topics I already taught them. Also don't expect the fear factor to last much more than another week or two then I have to be careful that the students do not give up.
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