ALEXANDER HO JOONG KHUAN
Dear Ms Ang,
In this lesson, I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations, as I have already learnt about this topic before and thus I managed to use my past knowledge on quadratic functions to help me with the worksheet. Also, I used the habit of striving for accuracy and precision when doing the worksheet but I somehow screwed up the quiz (and perhaps the problem lies with the question and not me).

In this lesson, I enjoyed everything because it was easy and simple to understand.
Rating: 4 (because it is easy)

Thanks.
Alex.

02

BOEY RUI YU

Dear Miss Ang,
In this lesson, I used the habit of applying the past knowledge to new situation, such as factorising the perfect square trinomials and also to note small details like +/- signs when moving the numbers around. Also, I used the habit of striving for accuracy and precision as completing the square method often has complicated weird fractions.

In the lesson, I enjoyed everything as it was easier to comprehend and less stressful (than matrices quiz). More examples on how to solve using completing the square would be useful.

Thanks,
Rui Yu

03

CHAN JUN BIN LESTER

Dear Ms Ang,

I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations while learning completing the square method as I have learnt it in Sec 2. I also used the habit of striving for accuracy and precision when doing the worksheet as I tend to have many careless mistakes.

Rating = 3

Thanks,
Lester

04

CHAN YU SIANG

Dear Ms Ang,

I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations while solving the quadratic equations using completing the square as I had mastered it in secondary 2. I also used the habit of persisting while doing the quadratic equation. I am very weak in Mathematics, and I need to persist in order to learn the topic well. However, even so, I do not always get the topic right. Personally I take a very long time before I understand a particular topic in Mathematics, and hence I always lag behind my peers in terms of Mathematics as they are able to catch up with the fast pace of our Mathematics lessons.

Rating = 4

Thanks,
Yu Siang

05

CHUA MING HAO

Dear Ms Ang,
I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations since I have been taught how to use completing the square in last year. I also attempted to use the habit of strving for accuracy and precision however it was not very successful because i have did perform well for the quiz. I will try harder next time.

Rating = 4

Thanks,
Ming Hao

06

CHUA ZHI YONG

Dear Ms Ang,
I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations in this online lesson since I have encountered this method of solving quadratic equations before. However, I also used the habit of persisting since I am very weak in Mathematics and I could not understand fully the concept behind completing the square method so I have to persevere to grasp the concept.

Thanks.
Regards,
Zhi Yong

07

EMIL LIM ZHAO WEI
Dear Miss Ang,
I used the skill of applying past knowledge to a new situation. We did learn quadratic equation in sec 2 but "completing the square" was seldom used. Now that we have to use it, it is definitely a new situation. I also persisted and tried my best to understand the method.
Rating=3
Thanks,
Emil

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JAMES DYLAN TOH CHIN HON

Dear Miss Ang,
In this lesson i used the skill of applying past knowledge to new situations, such as this one. In sec 2, we learnt about quadratic equations and our teacher taught us about different ways to solve quadratic equations. Other than general solution, he also mentioned this method and so i knew a bit about it. I also used the habit of responding with wonderment with awe. This method is quite unusual, although i must say that i prefer to use general solution as it is foolproof unless there is no solution.

09

KOH TZE HOU

10

LEE CHIN ANN
Dear Miss Ang,

I used teh habit of applyling past knowledge to new situations. Previously, i though quadratic equations weer quite simple and straightforward, however going through this lesson and looking at teh questions, i realised that i need to twist my concepts a bit so as to answer those questions.

In tihs lesson, i enjoyed nothing because it was tedious and hard to understand. I am not saying the lesson is not well planned but rather my lack of knowledge taht disable me to understand.

Rating of lesson: 5
Rating of enjoyment. 1

Lee Chin Ann

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LEON LIAN YI YANG
Dear Miss Ang，
i used to habit of applying past knowledge to new situations, this can help me see if there is any link in the different questions, and can also help do the questions more easily.
in this lesson, i learnt a more advanced version of quadratic equation as compared to when i was sec2. but i feel that the lesson is a little tedious and hard to understand. i hope that you can teach us more about the quadratic equations in class for more understanding of the topic.

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LI YAOQIANG
Dear Miss Ang，
In this lesson, I revised the quadratic equations which I have learnt before. In the meanwhile, I discovered more about this topic and cultivated the habit of seeking for accuracy. In addition, I found a lot of fun in the millionaire games. The mode of learning makes me more curious about the knowledge and in the game I really want to win 1 million dollars so I try not to make any mistakes.

13

LIM WEI EN, ISAAC

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LIM ZHENG YI, SHAWN
Dear Miss Ang,

I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations as we learnt how to solve quadratic equations in the past and now we are using our knowledge to solve these new problems. I also learnt to apply the habit of striving for accuracy and precision as from this exercise, we learnt to be careful and reduce the amount of careless mistakes and get a more accurate answer. I also applied the habit of thinking flexibly, as we learnt to use different methods to solve similar equations.

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LIU HSU-WEI
Dear Miss Ang,
I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations since we already knew how to solve Quadratic Equations using Completing the square method in sec 2 and i had no problems solving them using the same method for now.
I also applied the habit of striving for accuracy and by using the completing the square method, many more steps are required and hence need to focus more on Accuracy to ensure that the results which come out will be accurate and reliable.

16

MITCH LIM YONG TAT
Dear Ms Ang,
I used the habit of past knowledge to solve the equations. However, due to lack of practice, I made alot of careless mistakes in the quiz.
I also used the habit of persistence in order to persist and not give up solving the equations.
Rating = 3 (difficulty level was not too high and the complete the square method is quite fun to use!)

17

OW YONG ZHEN QIAN, BRYAN
Dear Miss Ang,
In this lesson, I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations, as with my prior knowledge on quadratic functions it helped me in understanding the topic. However I am slightly confused about this as the previous knowledge I had taught me to take out the coefficient of x^2 in completing the square but not omitting it. But overall the lesson was fruitful. Furthermore, I used the habit of responding with wonderment and awe as i felt that this method of completing the square was much easier than the one i was taught.

Thank You,
Bryan

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PHUA TAI DA JOHN
Dear Miss Ang,
In this lesson, I (once again) used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations, as I had to apply what I learnt in Secondary 2 about quadratic equations into understanding the 'Completing the Square' method. I also used the habit of persisting as I was rather confused when I first started on this method. Overall, this lesson was enriching as it allowed me to understand the 'Completing the Square' method better and learn yet another technique to solve quadratic equations.
Rating=3(Good)

Thank you,
John Phua

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POON MENG HWEE, DANIEL

20

SHUI TIANYANG

21

SIM ZHI XIN

Dear Miss Ang,
From this homelearning lesson, I used the habit of persisting. In the beginning, when I just referred to your notes, to be honest, I did not understand anything, however, I persisted, and finally managed to establish an understanding of "complete the square" as I compared your notes with the link that you provided, with the link giving me a grasp of the fundamentals, and your notes giving me a more in depth understanding later on. I also used the habit of accuracy and precision as I had to be very careful, or else, even a mistake in the positive or negative signs would alter the answers completely. I feel that this homelearning session was a beneficial one,as I had managed to understand the "Completing the Square"method. The link was a good help in assisting me in understanding the method. I feel that if possible, it would be good to add one or two videos as they would probably offer a clearer view of the methods.
rating=3.
regards
Zhi Xin

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TAN JUN

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TAN KUANG IAN

Dear Ms Ang, In this lesson, I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations because this task uses quadratic equations and we have learnt this before. I also used the habit of accuracy and precision when doing the worksheet and the quiz and I have done the tasks with caution, not allowing any careless mistakes.

Rating =3

Thanks, Kuang Ian

24

TAN LAI HENG

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TAN YU CHUAN

Dear Mrs Ang,

From this home learning lesson, i have used the habit of accuracy and precision. I have always have tons of careless mistakes in my math work. But i have done my work very carefully so as to avoid any careless mistakes. I have also used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations as we have learnt about quadratic equations before, so with this past knowledge, it has made learning the completing the square method much easier.

rating= 3

Regards,
Tan Yu Chuan

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VINCENT LO
Dear Ms Ang,I like the flash game because it warms me up for the lesson that was coming up. I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situation. I learnt before completing the square method in secondary 2 and now I am applying that knowledge to solve questions. However, I was not very clear last year about how to complete the square but through this lesson, I completely understand how to solve complete the square equations. I have also used the habit of accuracy and precision. I am always confused of how to find the square and writing down the +/- sign when I square something. But through this lesson, I have carefully calculated and triple checked my answers before I give the answer. The examples were also very clear. Thank you.
Rating = 3

Thank you,
Vincent Lo

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WANG SIHENG
Dear Ms Ang,
The first flash about Quadratic Functions is quite attractive. In this lesson, I used the habit of applying the past knowlege to new situation, and i found Quadratic Functions can be used to solve many questions raleted to the curve. And I am looking forward to further study about this topic.
Thanks,
Siheng

28

WEE JONG XUAN

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WONG JING SHEN, DARREN

Dear Ms Ang,
This Home-based learning exercise allowed me to apply the habit of accuracy and persisting. For example, the negative and positive signs can be really frustrating when mixed up but by applying the habit of persisting, I spotted the error and quickly changed it. The habit of accuracy was then applied to ensure the same mistake did not happen again.

Thank you,
Darren

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XU YUCHUAN
Dear Ms Ang,
In this lesson,I used the habit of applying the past knowlege to new situation and I think I can think flexibly.Using completing the square to solve the equation is interesting and convenient.Though today's topic is not new to me,I still enjoying online learning.I can look back to the PPT or someting to search for the points I don't really understand.It is the biggest different comparing with the lesson in class in my opinion.
Thanks,
Yuchuan

31

YAP CHONG SIN
Dear Ms Ang,
In this lesson, I used the habit of responding with wonderment and awe as I was really amazed at how it was easy to use completing the square to solve the equations as compared to last year where I could barely use it to solve as I did not know what to add. I was able to use the habit of persisting as I keep trying the questions until I get the answer and which i hope i can do so for the worksheet. Thanks.
Regards,
Chong Sin

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YUEN KA LOK, KENNETH Dear Ms Ang, In this lesson, I used the habit of thinking flexibly as there were so many variations in quadratic equations. Sometimes you have to use completing the square when you cannot factorise it, sometimes using quadratic formula, and there were many traps that could be set especially in completing the square (when the coefficient must be equals to 1, e.g.) I also used Striving for accuracy and precision, because in the millionaire quiz, I made quite a number of careless mistakes, but after which I started to do the questions slowly and get the right answer too. I would rate this lesson 4 = Excellent, with the variety of interactive multimedia like the quadratic formula songs, and millionaire quiz. Regards, Kenneth

* Week 2:
You must reflect on at least two habits.
Eg.
Dear Ms Ang,
In this lesson, I used the habit of applying the past knowlege to new situation ...

Thanks

Regards
Ms Ang

These are the six habits adopted by the Mathematics Department in HCI (2009-Now).

1. The habit of Persisting 2. The habit of Striving for accuracy and precision (Mathematical language) 3. The habit of Applying past knowledge to new situations 4. The habit of Thinking flexibly 5. The habit of Responding with wonderment and awe 6. The habit of Questioning and Posing problems

01

ALEXANDER HO JOONG KHUAN
Dear Ms Ang, during the lesson, I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations on how to solve simultaneous equations. I also used the habit of thinking flexibly to think of ways of converting a normal fraction to an Egyptian fraction and to find the many different methods of solving an equation and to choose the best one.
Thanks
Regards,
Alex

Good to note that you are making connections to your piror knowledge . Keep it up ! (Ms Ang)

02

BOEY RUI YU
Dear Ms Ang,
In this lesson, I used the habit of applying the past knowlege to new situation to solve the algebraic fractions and convert them into egyption fractions. I also used the habit of responding with wonderment and awe when I was trying to figure out how to calculate Egyption fractions and how it works as it is something I have not encountered before.

You are a wiser boy today as you have increased your knowledge in Mathematics (Egyptian Fractions) (Ms Ang)

03

CHAN JUN BIN LESTER

Dear Ms Ang,

In this lesson, I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations to solve the quiz. The quiz was challenging and tedious but by splitting the questions into more basic concepts and past knowledge, I was able to solve it slowly. I also used the habit of thinking flexibly to understand the Egyptian fractions, as it is a new concept and I will need to think flexibly to grasp this concept.

Regards,
Lester Chan Hope you are well already. Please get the online lesson done. Looking forward to your reflections.(Ms Ang)

04

CHAN YU SIANG

Dear Ms Ang,

In this lesson, I used the habit of persisting as it was very tedious to do equations using microsoft word. It was also confusing at the starting of the activity as we did not know what exactly was Egyptian Fractions. It was due to persistence that I finally understood what was Egyptian Fractions after visiting several websites to read up about it. I also used the habit of thinking flexibly during the online lesson. I need to think flexibly to actually understand and do Egyptian Fractions. Egyptian Fractions is very different from the kind of fractions we see today. It is like looking for the "root" of a complex fraction. Without thinking flexibly, I would not be able to complete the assignment. Thanks.

Regards,
Chan Yu Siang Where is your reflection, Yu Siang :< Dear Ms Ang, sorry for the late input of my reflections. I just reached home not long ago from school. (20th January 2011, 10:35pm) Good to hear that finally you have understood what is Egyptian Fractions.

05

CHUA MING HAO
Dear Ms Ang, I used the habit of thinking flexibly to respond to today's online lesson. I was new to egyptian fractions and found it hard to adapt from the fraction system that we use everyday, therefore, i had to think flexibly to try to adapt to the lesson and finish the assigned tasks. I also used the habit of persisting for I was stuck many times while attempting the questions however, I did not give up. I still did not get the answer in the end so I had to consult my friends.

Build up your resilance too. Do you agree.

06

CHUA ZHI YONG
Dear Ms Ang, I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations to assist my understanding of Egyptian fractions and to solve them. I have to used the habit of persisting since I have difficulty understanding the the lesson and have to spend quite some time to digest the concept.

Hope you have understood what is Egyptian Fraction.See me if you still have problem.

07

EMIL LIM ZHAO WEI
Dear Ms Ang,
During the lessons, there were no doubts difficulties and obstacles faced but I persisted and eventually understood the questions. I am trying to strive for accuracy, though I am really careless but that can be changed. I applied what I know about simultaneous equation, which is a past knowledge, into new context like a word problem instead of the old and typical 2 line simultaneous equation. This also forces me to think flexibly as a new context would put us out of our usual working style. I was awed by how the Egyptian actually did their calculations.

You must master your skills and habit on being careful.

08

JAMES DYLAN TOH CHIN HON

Dear Ms Ang, In this lesson, I used the habit of persisting in math. I am neither a math genius nor a quick learner, but i am a firm believer of persistence. Therefore, when it comes to learning things that i am weak in or new to, i always try to go through it several times. Despite not getting questions right thw first time, as i continue to practice similar sums, i realise that it is not as difficult as it seems and am better able to understand it. I find that it is important to revise past questions as persisting in an area till you attain perfection is the best way to learn anything. I also used the habit of thinking flexibly. In most areas of math, you need to be very flexible and see how the question is being manipulated, especially in simultaneous equations. Continue with the habit of persisting as it will definitely benefit you in life.

09

KOH TZE HOU
Dear Ms Ang,
During the lessons, I used the habit of thinking flexibly, as I realised that math is not a 2 dimensional discipline, but rather, we need to exercise our brain cells to try to solve a question. When doing so, we cannot only look at things from one angle(perspective) hence I feel that math is a 3 dimensional topic. I also used the habit of applying past knowledge into new situations so that I am able to solve simultaneous equations, which was a topic I grappled with last year.
Sincerely,
Tze Hou,

Well Done Tze Hou :>

10

LEE CHIN ANN
Dear Ms Ang ,
In this lesson i used the habit of applying past knowledge into a new solution during the quiz. There were a lot of unfamilliar questions however by using basics and concepts, i was able to solve them.
The quiz also helps me to think flexibly by using new questions. At first i was stunned however, as time goes by, i was able to solve the problems by using concepts. Sometimes, things change and u have to go along with it.

Regards. Lee Chin Ann.

Continue to be flexible. It's an important habit that you must have in life.

11

LEON LIAN YI YANG
In lesson, i have the habit of applying past knowledge into the new situationsso i can find out many other ways of doing an equation
i also have the habit of persisting so i can find the answer, if not the habit of posing questions comes in, i will ask questions on how to do a question i do not know.

Do you agree that Math = Life Problems, many solutions to a problem.

12

LI YAOQIANG
Asking a question is always more important than answering a question.
Thinking flexibility helps you find more fun in solving a problem.

Keep it up!

13

LIM WEI EN, ISAAC

Where is your reflection ? Isaac, I am wondering why is your reflection still MIA (missing in action)?

14

LIM ZHENG YI, SHAWN
Dear Ms Ang
I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations as using my past knowledge on how to solve problems with fractions, I am able to learn about Egyptian fractions. I also used the habit of thinking flexibly as I now know that there are many ways to solve the same problem and the key is to find the best one.

Continue with the good effort!

15

LIU HSU-WEI
Dear Ms Ang,
I used the habit of thinking flexibly as i have to identify the type of question and then think of a solution suitable for that type of question in order to answer it.
I also used the habit of striving for accuracy and precision. In order to have a reliable answer i have to always double check on my workings and to ensure that the result that comes out will not be wrong due to careless mistakes.
Thanks,
Regards Liu Hsu Wei

Good that you have realised that checking of workings are of great importance.

16

MITCH LIM YONG TAT
Dear Ms Ang,
I used the habit of applying past knowledge to understand Egyptian Fractions.
However, I am still striving for accuracy and precision as I am not too stable with my math equations.
I think I have trouble with some of the other math assignments is because I am weak in cordinate geometry.
Thank you,
Mitch

Don't give up. See me if you still have problem. Let's work toward your desired grade for Math in 2011.

17

OW YONG ZHEN QIAN, BRYAN
Dear Miss Ang,
I used the habit of thinking flexibly to apply my current knowledge on algebraic fractions to understand how Egyptian fractions work and learn more about the uses of it and how it can be applied to today's context. I also used the habit of questioning and posing problems such that when I do not understand a certain concept, I ask myself questions and try my best to answer them. Also, this is to also help me in asking myself the different ways i can complete the question such that I am well versed in answering different questions in the future.
Thank You,
Bryan

Continue your journey on being flexible.

18

PHUA TAI DA JOHN
Dear Miss Ang,
I used the habit of persisting in to help me pull through solving the questions, especially at certain points where I would find myself stuck at certain steps. I also applied the habit of thinking flexibly that helped me to finding out the Egyptian Fractions and to simplify the equations. These habits have helped me in coping with my subjects.
Thank You,
John Phua

Flexible = Success in Life

19

POON MENG HWEE, DANIEL
Dear Miss Ang,
I used the habit of thinking flexibly to solve problems. As the Egyptian fraction was new to me, i required thinking out of the box to understand and solve the fractions. I also applied the habit of striving for accuracy and precision. To be able to achieve accuracy, I learn to check my work more thoroughly to ensure no carelessness in my answers.
Thank You,
Daniel Poon

Keep it up! Carefulness = Mindfulness

20

SHUI TIANYANG
SHUI TIANYANG
Dear Miss Ang,
i used the habit of persisting to continue thinking instead of copying other's answer .When I met difficulties,I never come out with a thought of giving up.Also, I used the habit of questioning and posing problems.It is a saying:review and know new knowledge from previous and rusty knowledge.I had been used to skim through the testpaper and wooksheets.I think the two habits can help a lot.
Thank you,
Shuitianyang

Continue with your good effort.

21

SIM ZHI XIN
Dear Miss Ang,I used the habit of applying past knowledge from past topics to assist myself in solving the Egyptian fractions, i also used the habit of persisting as many times i met with dead ends, and it was through persisting that i finally managed to achieve the correct answer.
Thank you,
Zhi Xin

Keep it up!

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TAN JUN Dear Ms Ang, In this lesson, I used the habit of thinking flexibly to adapt the same concept to another question. I also used the habit of questioning and posing problems to find the flaws of egyptian fractions and find out how is modern fractions better or lousier than egyptian fractions Thanks Regards Ms Ang

23

TAN KUANG IAN

Where is your reflection? Kuang Ian, are you the one who told me that your reflection being deleted by someone?

24

TAN LAI HENG

Dear Ms Ang, during the lesson, I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations by factorizing algebraic fractions and changing it into Egyptian fractions. I also used the habit of thinking flexibly to use different method to solve the question. Thanks Regards, Lai Heng

Continue to strive on !

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TAN YU CHUAN Dear Ms Ang, In this lesson, I used the habit of Thinking flexiblyto new situation on solving any math questions whenever I meet an obstacle. If one method doesn’t work, I will look for an alternative to solve the problem. I have also used the habit of questioning and posing problems whenever I have seen the answer to my error. I would question myself how and why did I make this mistake and try out on similar problems to make sure I do not make this error again Regards Yu Chuan

Keep it up!

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VINCENT LO
Dear Miss Ang,
I used the habit of thinking flexibly by thinking of different ways and formulas to solve equations. Whenever I am stuck at a question, I think flexibly to attempt to use other methods or concepts to solve the question instead. I also used the habit of questioning and posing problems whenever I am unclear of a concept. I always ask myself questions whenever I am in doubt and attempt to solve the questions myself through researching on the Internet. Through the process of clarifying my doubts, a new question may surface and I will constantly learn from my questions.
Thank You,
Vincent Lo

Well Done !

27

WANG SIHENG
Dear Miss Ang,
When I first encountered with the Egyptian Fractions, I felt it useless in our examinations. Because the ancient method of solving questions is no longer spreaded today. But along with my reading through the material, the content that showed every addition in Egyptian Fractions could be distributed into infinitely many other additions, I was inspired that every element in mathematic hold a profound explanation and usage. We can't just learning a theory with the most lucid meaning and we need to dig it to find more information relative to the issue. Another thing I discovered is that if you are facing a quite different question, you can eventually word out the answer with your determination and patience, and never become whiny. But to be true, doing math questions on the computer is very very very tedious and it can cost many other time to finish. Anyway, it is a innovative way to learn.
Thanks,
Siheng.

Stay positive, we must be adaptable to new situations in life all the times.

28

WEE JONG XUAN

Jong Xuan, could you also input in your reflection again. I will check out who had deleted yours.

29

WONG JING SHEN, DARREN

Dear Miss Ang,
The topic of Egyptian fractions was alien at the start but by persisting and clarifying doubts, the work was done by the time limit without further complications. I remember how I felt something was wrong when I had was halfway through converting the algebraic fractions into egyptian fractions and made the right choice by deciding to clarify that doubt. If not, my entire first section would have been wrong.

Thank You,
Darren Wong

Good start for you. You must clear doubts. Keep it up!

30

XU YUCHUAN
Dear Miss Ang,
Finally I get the chance to do the reflextion.It is a very tedious period to explore on the Internet,to do online work is such an overwhelming obstacle to a fool of computer like me.It does need perseverance,so as maths.Some questions seem simple when you are using the familiar way to solve it,but exploring and learning new way to deal with the problem is very hard at first.It's true that everything is very hard at first.Egyptian Fraction is a good example.Because I haven't heard of it before , I was not sure if I could understand it.But later,with the help of data,I began to how it worked and was surprised that past knowledge could be applied to the new situations.It is very interesting,isn't it?What's more,I think this lesson you gived me is quite meaningful.It did help me cultivate my interst in learning maths gradually because I found the diversity of maths through the lesson,the same situation can be solved through many different and creative ways.Besides,I marvell to the wisdom of ancient people.
Thanks,
Yuchuan

I agree with you. The wisdom of ancient mathematician is infinite.

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YAP CHONG SIN
Dear Miss Ang,
In this lesson, i learnt the habit of persisting. Without persistence, I would not be able to finish all the questions as the questions are hard and I was put off by the questions at first. With the habit of thinking flexibly, i was able to use other methods to solve the questions when the first method did not work out as i thought it would. Thanks.
Regards,
Chong Sin

Continiue to strive on.

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YUEN KA LOK, KENNETH
Dear Ms Ang,
In this lesson, I learnt the habit of persisting and applying past knowledge to new situations. Persisting in the sense that Egyptian Fractions is initially very hard to understand and I was very clueless about how to derive unit fractions from a normal fractions using a given formula, which I eventually found out to be Greedy Algorithm. Striving for accuracy and precision in the sense that during the quiz, I usually took my time to write out every single fraction, expansion until when I was needed to cancel out the common terms. But I have a tendency to do things fast, so sometimes I skip steps, factorise wrongly, cancel wrongly, multiply wrongly and so on. It does cause lots of trouble while handling with the quiz, and moreover some of the questions had slight errors in them.
Regards,
Kenneth

Kenneth, I will look into the quiz. Thanks . Continue with your hard work.

Term 1 : ReflectionsWeek 4: (HBL)Dear Ms Ang,

In this lesson, I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations, as I have already learnt about this topic before and thus I managed to use my past knowledge on quadratic functions to help me with the worksheet. Also, I used the habit of striving for accuracy and precision when doing the worksheet but I somehow screwed up the quiz (and perhaps the problem lies with the question and not me).

In this lesson, I enjoyed everything because it was easy and simple to understand.

Rating: 4 (because it is easy)

Thanks.

Alex.

Dear Miss Ang,

In this lesson, I used the habit of applying the past knowledge to new situation, such as factorising the perfect square trinomials and also to note small details like +/- signs when moving the numbers around. Also, I used the habit of striving for accuracy and precision as completing the square method often has complicated weird fractions.

In the lesson, I enjoyed everything as it was easier to comprehend and less stressful (than matrices quiz). More examples on how to solve using completing the square would be useful.

Thanks,

Rui Yu

Dear Ms Ang,

I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations while learning completing the square method as I have learnt it in Sec 2. I also used the habit of striving for accuracy and precision when doing the worksheet as I tend to have many careless mistakes.

Rating = 3

Thanks,

Lester

Dear Ms Ang,

I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations while solving the quadratic equations using completing the square as I had mastered it in secondary 2. I also used the habit of persisting while doing the quadratic equation. I am very weak in Mathematics, and I need to persist in order to learn the topic well. However, even so, I do not always get the topic right. Personally I take a very long time before I understand a particular topic in Mathematics, and hence I always lag behind my peers in terms of Mathematics as they are able to catch up with the fast pace of our Mathematics lessons.

Rating = 4

Thanks,

Yu Siang

Dear Ms Ang,

I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations since I have been taught how to use completing the square in last year. I also attempted to use the habit of strving for accuracy and precision however it was not very successful because i have did perform well for the quiz. I will try harder next time.

Rating = 4

Thanks,

Ming Hao

Dear Ms Ang,

I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations in this online lesson since I have encountered this method of solving quadratic equations before. However, I also used the habit of persisting since I am very weak in Mathematics and I could not understand fully the concept behind completing the square method so I have to persevere to grasp the concept.

Thanks.

Regards,

Zhi Yong

Dear Miss Ang,

I used the skill of applying past knowledge to a new situation. We did learn quadratic equation in sec 2 but "completing the square" was seldom used. Now that we have to use it, it is definitely a new situation. I also persisted and tried my best to understand the method.

Rating=3

Thanks,

Emil

Dear Miss Ang,

In this lesson i used the skill of applying past knowledge to new situations, such as this one. In sec 2, we learnt about quadratic equations and our teacher taught us about different ways to solve quadratic equations. Other than general solution, he also mentioned this method and so i knew a bit about it. I also used the habit of responding with wonderment with awe. This method is quite unusual, although i must say that i prefer to use general solution as it is foolproof unless there is no solution.

Dear Miss Ang,

I used teh habit of applyling past knowledge to new situations. Previously, i though quadratic equations weer quite simple and straightforward, however going through this lesson and looking at teh questions, i realised that i need to twist my concepts a bit so as to answer those questions.

In tihs lesson, i enjoyed nothing because it was tedious and hard to understand. I am not saying the lesson is not well planned but rather my lack of knowledge taht disable me to understand.

Rating of lesson: 5

Rating of enjoyment. 1

Lee Chin Ann

Dear Miss Ang，

i used to habit of applying past knowledge to new situations, this can help me see if there is any link in the different questions, and can also help do the questions more easily.

in this lesson, i learnt a more advanced version of quadratic equation as compared to when i was sec2. but i feel that the lesson is a little tedious and hard to understand. i hope that you can teach us more about the quadratic equations in class for more understanding of the topic.

Dear Miss Ang，

In this lesson, I revised the quadratic equations which I have learnt before. In the meanwhile, I discovered more about this topic and cultivated the habit of seeking for accuracy. In addition, I found a lot of fun in the millionaire games. The mode of learning makes me more curious about the knowledge and in the game I really want to win 1 million dollars so I try not to make any mistakes.

Dear Miss Ang,

I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations as we learnt how to solve quadratic equations in the past and now we are using our knowledge to solve these new problems. I also learnt to apply the habit of striving for accuracy and precision as from this exercise, we learnt to be careful and reduce the amount of careless mistakes and get a more accurate answer. I also applied the habit of thinking flexibly, as we learnt to use different methods to solve similar equations.

Dear Miss Ang,

I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations since we already knew how to solve Quadratic Equations using Completing the square method in sec 2 and i had no problems solving them using the same method for now.

I also applied the habit of striving for accuracy and by using the completing the square method, many more steps are required and hence need to focus more on Accuracy to ensure that the results which come out will be accurate and reliable.

Dear Ms Ang,

I used the habit of past knowledge to solve the equations. However, due to lack of practice, I made alot of careless mistakes in the quiz.

I also used the habit of persistence in order to persist and not give up solving the equations.

Rating = 3 (difficulty level was not too high and the complete the square method is quite fun to use!)

Dear Miss Ang,

In this lesson, I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations, as with my prior knowledge on quadratic functions it helped me in understanding the topic. However I am slightly confused about this as the previous knowledge I had taught me to take out the coefficient of x^2 in completing the square but not omitting it. But overall the lesson was fruitful. Furthermore, I used the habit of responding with wonderment and awe as i felt that this method of completing the square was much easier than the one i was taught.

Thank You,

Bryan

Dear Miss Ang,

In this lesson, I (once again) used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations, as I had to apply what I learnt in Secondary 2 about quadratic equations into understanding the 'Completing the Square' method. I also used the habit of persisting as I was rather confused when I first started on this method. Overall, this lesson was enriching as it allowed me to understand the 'Completing the Square' method better and learn yet another technique to solve quadratic equations.

Rating=3(Good)

Thank you,

John Phua

Dear Miss Ang,

From this homelearning lesson, I used the habit of persisting. In the beginning, when I just referred to your notes, to be honest, I did not understand anything, however, I persisted, and finally managed to establish an understanding of "complete the square" as I compared your notes with the link that you provided, with the link giving me a grasp of the fundamentals, and your notes giving me a more in depth understanding later on. I also used the habit of accuracy and precision as I had to be very careful, or else, even a mistake in the positive or negative signs would alter the answers completely. I feel that this homelearning session was a beneficial one,as I had managed to understand the "Completing the Square"method. The link was a good help in assisting me in understanding the method. I feel that if possible, it would be good to add one or two videos as they would probably offer a clearer view of the methods.

rating=3.

regards

Zhi Xin

Dear Ms Ang,

In this lesson, I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations because this task uses quadratic equations and we have learnt this before. I also used the habit of accuracy and precision when doing the worksheet and the quiz and I have done the tasks with caution, not allowing any careless mistakes.

Rating =3

Thanks,

Kuang Ian

Dear Mrs Ang,

From this home learning lesson, i have used the habit of accuracy and precision. I have always have tons of careless mistakes in my math work. But i have done my work very carefully so as to avoid any careless mistakes. I have also used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations as we have learnt about quadratic equations before, so with this past knowledge, it has made learning the completing the square method much easier.

rating= 3

Regards,

Tan Yu Chuan

Dear Ms Ang,I like the flash game because it warms me up for the lesson that was coming up. I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situation. I learnt before completing the square method in secondary 2 and now I am applying that knowledge to solve questions. However, I was not very clear last year about how to complete the square but through this lesson, I completely understand how to solve complete the square equations. I have also used the habit of accuracy and precision. I am always confused of how to find the square and writing down the +/- sign when I square something. But through this lesson, I have carefully calculated and triple checked my answers before I give the answer. The examples were also very clear. Thank you.

Rating = 3

Thank you,

Vincent Lo

Dear Ms Ang,

The first flash about Quadratic Functions is quite attractive. In this lesson, I used the habit of applying the past knowlege to new situation, and i found Quadratic Functions can be used to solve many questions raleted to the curve. And I am looking forward to further study about this topic.

Thanks,

Siheng

Dear Ms Ang,

This Home-based learning exercise allowed me to apply the habit of accuracy and persisting. For example, the negative and positive signs can be really frustrating when mixed up but by applying the habit of persisting, I spotted the error and quickly changed it. The habit of accuracy was then applied to ensure the same mistake did not happen again.

Thank you,

Darren

Dear Ms Ang,

In this lesson,I used the habit of applying the past knowlege to new situation and I think I can think flexibly.Using completing the square to solve the equation is interesting and convenient.Though today's topic is not new to me,I still enjoying online learning.I can look back to the PPT or someting to search for the points I don't really understand.It is the biggest different comparing with the lesson in class in my opinion.

Thanks,

Yuchuan

Dear Ms Ang,

In this lesson, I used the habit of responding with wonderment and awe as I was really amazed at how it was easy to use completing the square to solve the equations as compared to last year where I could barely use it to solve as I did not know what to add. I was able to use the habit of persisting as I keep trying the questions until I get the answer and which i hope i can do so for the worksheet. Thanks.

Regards,

Chong Sin

Dear Ms Ang,

In this lesson, I used the habit of thinking flexibly as there were so many variations in quadratic equations. Sometimes you have to use completing the square when you cannot factorise it, sometimes using quadratic formula, and there were many traps that could be set especially in completing the square (when the coefficient must be equals to 1, e.g.) I also used Striving for accuracy and precision, because in the millionaire quiz, I made quite a number of careless mistakes, but after which I started to do the questions slowly and get the right answer too. I would rate this lesson 4 = Excellent, with the variety of interactive multimedia like the quadratic formula songs, and millionaire quiz.

Regards,

Kenneth

Week 2:You must reflect on at least two habits.

Eg.

Dear Ms Ang,

In this lesson, I used the habit of applying the past knowlege to new situation ...

Thanks

Regards

Ms Ang

These are the six habits adopted by the Mathematics Department in HCI (2009-Now).

1. The habit of Persisting2. The habit of Striving for accuracy and precision (Mathematical language)3. The habit of Applying past knowledge to new situations4. The habit of Thinking flexibly5. The habit of Responding with wonderment and awe6. The habit of Questioning and Posing problemsDear Ms Ang, during the lesson, I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations on how to solve simultaneous equations. I also used the habit of thinking flexibly to think of ways of converting a normal fraction to an Egyptian fraction and to find the many different methods of solving an equation and to choose the best one.

Thanks

Regards,

Alex

Good to note that you are making connections to your piror knowledge . Keep it up !(Ms Ang)Dear Ms Ang,

In this lesson, I used the habit of applying the past knowlege to new situation to solve the algebraic fractions and convert them into egyption fractions. I also used the habit of responding with wonderment and awe when I was trying to figure out how to calculate Egyption fractions and how it works as it is something I have not encountered before.

You are a wiser boy today as you have increased your knowledge in Mathematics (Egyptian Fractions) (Ms Ang)Dear Ms Ang,

In this lesson, I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations to solve the quiz. The quiz was challenging and tedious but by splitting the questions into more basic concepts and past knowledge, I was able to solve it slowly. I also used the habit of thinking flexibly to understand the Egyptian fractions, as it is a new concept and I will need to think flexibly to grasp this concept.

Regards,

Lester Chan

Hope you are well already. Please get the online lesson done. Looking forward to your reflections.(Ms Ang)Dear Ms Ang,

In this lesson, I used the habit of persisting as it was very tedious to do equations using microsoft word. It was also confusing at the starting of the activity as we did not know what exactly was Egyptian Fractions. It was due to persistence that I finally understood what was Egyptian Fractions after visiting several websites to read up about it. I also used the habit of thinking flexibly during the online lesson. I need to think flexibly to actually understand and do Egyptian Fractions. Egyptian Fractions is very different from the kind of fractions we see today. It is like looking for the "root" of a complex fraction. Without thinking flexibly, I would not be able to complete the assignment. Thanks.

Regards,

Chan Yu Siang

Where is your reflection, Yu Siang :<Dear Ms Ang, sorry for the late input of my reflections. I just reached home not long ago from school. (20th January 2011, 10:35pm)Good to hear that finally you have understood what is Egyptian Fractions.Dear Ms Ang, I used the habit of thinking flexibly to respond to today's online lesson. I was new to egyptian fractions and found it hard to adapt from the fraction system that we use everyday, therefore, i had to think flexibly to try to adapt to the lesson and finish the assigned tasks. I also used the habit of persisting for I was stuck many times while attempting the questions however, I did not give up. I still did not get the answer in the end so I had to consult my friends.

Build up your resilance too. Do you agree.Dear Ms Ang, I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations to assist my understanding of Egyptian fractions and to solve them. I have to used the habit of persisting since I have difficulty understanding the the lesson and have to spend quite some time to digest the concept.

Hope you have understood what is Egyptian Fraction.See me if you still have problem.Dear Ms Ang,

During the lessons, there were no doubts difficulties and obstacles faced but I persisted and eventually understood the questions. I am trying to strive for accuracy, though I am really careless but that can be changed. I applied what I know about simultaneous equation, which is a past knowledge, into new context like a word problem instead of the old and typical 2 line simultaneous equation. This also forces me to think flexibly as a new context would put us out of our usual working style. I was awed by how the Egyptian actually did their calculations.

You must master your skills and habit on being careful.Dear Ms Ang,In this lesson, I used the habit of persisting in math. I am neither a math genius nor a quick learner, but i am a firm believer of persistence. Therefore, when it comes to learning things that i am weak in or new to, i always try to go through it several times. Despite not getting questions right thw first time, as i continue to practice similar sums, i realise that it is not as difficult as it seems and am better able to understand it. I find that it is important to revise past questions as persisting in an area till you attain perfection is the best way to learn anything. I also used the habit of thinking flexibly. In most areas of math, you need to be very flexible and see how the question is being manipulated, especially in simultaneous equations.Continue with the habit of persisting as it will definitely benefit you in life.Dear Ms Ang,

During the lessons, I used the habit of thinking flexibly, as I realised that math is not a 2 dimensional discipline, but rather, we need to exercise our brain cells to try to solve a question. When doing so, we cannot only look at things from one angle(perspective) hence I feel that math is a 3 dimensional topic. I also used the habit of applying past knowledge into new situations so that I am able to solve simultaneous equations, which was a topic I grappled with last year.

Sincerely,

Tze Hou,

Well Done Tze Hou :>Dear Ms Ang ,

In this lesson i used the habit of applying past knowledge into a new solution during the quiz. There were a lot of unfamilliar questions however by using basics and concepts, i was able to solve them.

The quiz also helps me to think flexibly by using new questions. At first i was stunned however, as time goes by, i was able to solve the problems by using concepts. Sometimes, things change and u have to go along with it.

Regards. Lee Chin Ann.

Continue to be flexible. It's an important habit that you must have in life.In lesson, i have the habit of applying past knowledge into the new situationsso i can find out many other ways of doing an equation

i also have the habit of persisting so i can find the answer, if not the habit of posing questions comes in, i will ask questions on how to do a question i do not know.

Do you agree that Math = Life Problems, many solutions to a problem.Asking a question is always more important than answering a question.

Thinking flexibility helps you find more fun in solving a problem.

Keep it up!Where is your reflection ?Isaac, I am wondering why is your reflection still MIA (missing in action)?Dear Ms Ang

I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations as using my past knowledge on how to solve problems with fractions, I am able to learn about Egyptian fractions. I also used the habit of thinking flexibly as I now know that there are many ways to solve the same problem and the key is to find the best one.

Continue with the good effort!Dear Ms Ang,

I used the habit of thinking flexibly as i have to identify the type of question and then think of a solution suitable for that type of question in order to answer it.

I also used the habit of striving for accuracy and precision. In order to have a reliable answer i have to always double check on my workings and to ensure that the result that comes out will not be wrong due to careless mistakes.

Thanks,

Regards Liu Hsu Wei

Good that you have realised that checking of workings are of great importance.Dear Ms Ang,

I used the habit of applying past knowledge to understand Egyptian Fractions.

However, I am still striving for accuracy and precision as I am not too stable with my math equations.

I think I have trouble with some of the other math assignments is because I am weak in cordinate geometry.

Thank you,

Mitch

Don't give up. See me if you still have problem. Let's work toward your desired grade for Math in 2011.Dear Miss Ang,

I used the habit of thinking flexibly to apply my current knowledge on algebraic fractions to understand how Egyptian fractions work and learn more about the uses of it and how it can be applied to today's context. I also used the habit of questioning and posing problems such that when I do not understand a certain concept, I ask myself questions and try my best to answer them. Also, this is to also help me in asking myself the different ways i can complete the question such that I am well versed in answering different questions in the future.

Thank You,

Bryan

Continue your journey on being flexible.Dear Miss Ang,

I used the habit of persisting in to help me pull through solving the questions, especially at certain points where I would find myself stuck at certain steps. I also applied the habit of thinking flexibly that helped me to finding out the Egyptian Fractions and to simplify the equations. These habits have helped me in coping with my subjects.

Thank You,

John Phua

Flexible = Success in LifeDear Miss Ang,

I used the habit of thinking flexibly to solve problems. As the Egyptian fraction was new to me, i required thinking out of the box to understand and solve the fractions. I also applied the habit of striving for accuracy and precision. To be able to achieve accuracy, I learn to check my work more thoroughly to ensure no carelessness in my answers.

Thank You,

Daniel Poon

Keep it up! Carefulness = MindfulnessSHUI TIANYANG

Dear Miss Ang,

i used the habit of persisting to continue thinking instead of copying other's answer .When I met difficulties,I never come out with a thought of giving up.Also, I used the habit of questioning and posing problems.It is a saying:review and know new knowledge from previous and rusty knowledge.I had been used to skim through the testpaper and wooksheets.I think the two habits can help a lot.

Thank you,

Shuitianyang

Continue with your good effort.Dear Miss Ang,I used the habit of applying past knowledge from past topics to assist myself in solving the Egyptian fractions, i also used the habit of persisting as many times i met with dead ends, and it was through persisting that i finally managed to achieve the correct answer.

Thank you,

Zhi Xin

Keep it up!Dear Ms Ang,

In this lesson, I used the habit of thinking flexibly to adapt the same concept to another question.

I also used the habit of questioning and posing problems to find the flaws of egyptian fractions and find out how is modern fractions better or lousier than egyptian fractions

Thanks

Regards

Ms Ang

Where is your reflection?Kuang Ian, are you the one who told me that your reflection being deleted by someone?Dear Ms Ang, during the lesson, I used the habit of applying past knowledge to new situations by factorizing algebraic fractions and changing it into Egyptian fractions. I also used the habit of thinking flexibly to use different method to solve the question.

Thanks

Regards,

Lai Heng

Continue to strive on !Dear Ms Ang,

In this lesson, I used the

habit of Thinking flexiblyto new situation on solving any math questions whenever I meet an obstacle. If one method doesn’t work, I will look for an alternative to solve the problem. I have also used the habit of questioning and posing problems whenever I have seen the answer to my error. I would question myself how and why did I make this mistake and try out on similar problems to make sure I do not make this error againRegards Yu Chuan

Keep it up!26Dear Miss Ang,

I used the habit of thinking flexibly by thinking of different ways and formulas to solve equations. Whenever I am stuck at a question, I think flexibly to attempt to use other methods or concepts to solve the question instead. I also used the habit of questioning and posing problems whenever I am unclear of a concept. I always ask myself questions whenever I am in doubt and attempt to solve the questions myself through researching on the Internet. Through the process of clarifying my doubts, a new question may surface and I will constantly learn from my questions.

Thank You,

Vincent Lo

Well Done !

Dear Miss Ang,

When I first encountered with the Egyptian Fractions, I felt it useless in our examinations. Because the ancient method of solving questions is no longer spreaded today. But along with my reading through the material, the content that showed every addition in Egyptian Fractions could be distributed into infinitely many other additions, I was inspired that every element in mathematic hold a profound explanation and usage. We can't just learning a theory with the most lucid meaning and we need to dig it to find more information relative to the issue. Another thing I discovered is that if you are facing a quite different question, you can eventually word out the answer with your determination and patience, and never become whiny. But to be true, doing math questions on the computer is very very very tedious and it can cost many other time to finish. Anyway, it is a innovative way to learn.

Thanks,

Siheng.

Stay positive, we must be adaptable to new situations in life all the times.Jong Xuan, could you also input in your reflection again. I will check out who had deleted yours.Dear Miss Ang,

The topic of Egyptian fractions was alien at the start but by persisting and clarifying doubts, the work was done by the time limit without further complications. I remember how I felt something was wrong when I had was halfway through converting the algebraic fractions into egyptian fractions and made the right choice by deciding to clarify that doubt. If not, my entire first section would have been wrong.

Thank You,

Darren Wong

Good start for you. You must clear doubts. Keep it up!Dear Miss Ang,

Finally I get the chance to do the reflextion.It is a very tedious period to explore on the Internet,to do online work is such an overwhelming obstacle to a fool of computer like me.It does need perseverance,so as maths.Some questions seem simple when you are using the familiar way to solve it,but exploring and learning new way to deal with the problem is very hard at first.It's true that everything is very hard at first.Egyptian Fraction is a good example.Because I haven't heard of it before , I was not sure if I could understand it.But later,with the help of data,I began to how it worked and was surprised that past knowledge could be applied to the new situations.It is very interesting,isn't it?What's more,I think this lesson you gived me is quite meaningful.It did help me cultivate my interst in learning maths gradually because I found the diversity of maths through the lesson,the same situation can be solved through many different and creative ways.Besides,I marvell to the wisdom of ancient people.

Thanks,

Yuchuan

I agree with you. The wisdom of ancient mathematician is infinite.Dear Miss Ang,

In this lesson, i learnt the habit of persisting. Without persistence, I would not be able to finish all the questions as the questions are hard and I was put off by the questions at first. With the habit of thinking flexibly, i was able to use other methods to solve the questions when the first method did not work out as i thought it would. Thanks.

Regards,

Chong Sin

Continiue to strive on.

Dear Ms Ang,

In this lesson, I learnt the habit of persisting and applying past knowledge to new situations. Persisting in the sense that Egyptian Fractions is initially very hard to understand and I was very clueless about how to derive unit fractions from a normal fractions using a given formula, which I eventually found out to be Greedy Algorithm. Striving for accuracy and precision in the sense that during the quiz, I usually took my time to write out every single fraction, expansion until when I was needed to cancel out the common terms. But I have a tendency to do things fast, so sometimes I skip steps, factorise wrongly, cancel wrongly, multiply wrongly and so on. It does cause lots of trouble while handling with the quiz, and moreover some of the questions had slight errors in them.

Regards,

Kenneth

Kenneth, I will look into the quiz. Thanks . Continue with your hard work.