We did a little survey in class the day after we recorded our

podcapsule. The results are below; 17 students participated. So, without any further ado, here are the results of our class' survey. Please share your thoughts by commenting (anonymously if you wish) below .....

*Classroom Environment*The questions in this section were ranked using this 5 point scale:

Strongly Disagree | Disagree | Neutral | Agree | Strongly Agree |

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

The

**bold** numbers after each item are the average ratings given by the entire class.

1. The teacher was enthusiastic about teaching the course.

**4.88**2. The teacher made students feel welcome in seeking help in/outside of class.

**4.65**3. My interest in math has increased because of this course.

**3.76**4. Students were encouraged to ask questions and were given meaningful answers.

**4.53**5. The teacher enhanced the class through the use of humour.

**4.47**6. Course materials were well understood and explained clearly by the teacher.

**4.47**7. Graded materials fairly represented student understanding and effort.

**4.24**8. The teacher showed a genuine interest in individual students.

**4.12**9. I have learned something that I consider valuable.

**4.29**10. The teacher normally came to class well prepared.

**4.59***Overall Impression of the Course*The questions in this section were ranked using this 5 point scale:

Very Poor | Poor | Average | Good | Very Good |

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

1. Compared with other high school courses I have taken, I would say this course was:

**4.65**2. Compared with other high school teachers I have had, I would say this teacher is:

**4.65**3. As an overall rating, I would say this teacher is:

**4.53***Course Characteristics*The questions in this section were ranked using this 5 point scale:

Very Easy | Easy | Average | Difficult | Very Difficult |

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

1. Course difficulty, compared to other high school courses:

**3.35**2. Course workload, compared to other high school courses:

**3.31**(

*This question answered by 16 students.*)

3. Hours per week required outside of class:

(

*This question answered by 16 students.*)

0 to 2 | 2 to 3 | 3 to 5 | 5 to 7 | over 7 |

25% | 44% | 12% | 19% | 0% |

4. Expected grade in the course:

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*This question answered by 14 students.*)

*Specific Feedback*What was your best learning experience in this course?

Pre-tests Vectors Probability Design & Measurement Real life applications of math (2) Almost everything | Online tools All but Statistics Stories about the Greeks and infinity Scribes (3) Blogging (4) Wiki assignment | "Say it six times" Group work (2) Learning to use graphing calculator Using the internet for learning How teachers love teaching |

What was your worst learning experience in this course?

Statistics The exam Using the iMac lab for the Personal Finance unit | None (4) Not getting tests back quickly | Fear of asking questions Homework quizzes Personal Finance (2) |

What changes would you suggest to improve the way this course is taught?

More stories and extra topics (2) Blog Math dictionaries More Projects | None (3) Give notes on using the graphing calculator Give tests back quickly (4) | Give regular grade updates More jokes More wiki work Teach Personal Finance using only the graphing calculator |

It's interesting to compare the items that were considered both the worst and best learning experiences. Also, take a look at the list of worst learning experiences compared to suggestions for next year. Help me do a better job next year by commenting on what you see here ....