Maths Levels And Systems Tauget
I have taught Maths in the Middle to Upper Primary School Levels,
as well as in the Middle School (similar to Upper Primary School),
High School and Teacher Training Levels. In Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) I taught Cambridge Maths for many years.
That was basically the British O-Level Exam. Here in Geneva I have worked with students writing the British
IGCSE Exams (Core and Extended Levels), O-Level as I recall and A-Level Exams.
I have worked with students of the International School of Geneva (La Grande Boissière Campus) since 1994
from the Middle School up to to High School, including students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate
(IB) Programme (Maths Studies and Standard Levels).
At my desk I have the latest official IB Maths Studies and Standard Question Banks on my laptop.
Thus for students preparing for tests or their final Maths exams, I can revise a topic fully,
such as Correlation Coefficient or the Normal Distribution in a 1-hour session, then I print out
questions relative to the topic.
The Question Bank provides at the same time, not only the answers,
but the various steps leading to the correct answer. I print the question and the working, and
I cover up the working out of the answer while the student attempts the question.
We see if he/she can arrive at the correct answer, and if not, we look at the answer to see where the
student went wrong. At the end of the lesson the student can take the various questions home for his/her
reference. In the latest IB exams in May my two Studies students, who had both previously had many
difficulties in their Maths, were each delighted to get a "5" for Maths out of a maximum of "7".
While my home language is English, I can also teach Maths in French.