What do students and teachers think about math classes at the beginning of the day and the end of the day?

By: Aristide Simon

By: Aristide Simon

 

With math classes at the beginning of the day and math classes at the end of the day. How do the students of ASB enjoy their math classes? Are the classes enjoyable or are they a time in the day where students bore themselves? Should there be maybe a rescheduling for those classes in student views?

 

According to some students and teachers, the opinion on math classes is very separated as some people like them at the beginning of the day and the end of the day and some don’t like them at either time of the day. Mr. Park, a high school HL teacher said he prefered classes in the middle of the day as opposed to the beginning or end of the day. He thinks that students aren’t focused enough at the end of the day, or just that some students are not morning people and that maths classes should be scheduled in the middle of the day. This opinion is shared with some students that say maths classes in the morning and at the end of the day are boring and find it hard to concentrate in them. But there are some students and teachers who think that classes at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day are good.

 

According to Mr. Agudelo, a middle school SL maths teacher and a HL maths teacher in high school, students are more productive at the beginning of the day. He says that it´s because it is their first class, but the classes at the end of the day are not very productive because the students are thinking of the end of the day and are tried. There are some students that have similar opinions, like Joan Verdat, an 8th grader in Mr. Agudelo’s class, said that he liked maths classes at anytime and that it didn’t really matter at what time they were.

 

With all this, the question on scheduling maths classes has two very separate opinions and it raises some questions. Would the school consider the idea of rescheduling classes if the students actually asked for it? Ultimately, does the timing of classes actually affect how well students perform maths?

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