A short week of school work, as November 11th was Veteran's Day and all schools were closed. So, not as much done this week, but this is what we covered:
IGCSE Maths (0580)
Pemberton, (2012) Essential Mathematics for Cambridge IGCSE: Extended, [ISBN 9780199128747] pp. 104 - 107
Pimental & Wall, (2014) Cambridge IGCSE Maths Core and Extended, [ISBN 9781444191707] p.85 - 86
How we covered the material: There wasn't too much covered this week, and there was slow progress because standard form was tough to understand. Once my daughter had made several mistakes, I wrote rules for standard form that she could apply to any situation.
How I judged knowledge/skill acquisition: After I had found mistakes in the completed work, and after I had given the rules to my daughter, she redid the work on her own and explained her corrected answers back to me. Success :)
IGCSE English Language (0500)
Cox, (2010) Cambridge IGCSE First Language English Teacher's Resource [ISBN 9780521743693], pp.58 - 66 (Unit 11)
How we covered the material: Reading through the texts and then creating a news bulletin.
How I judged knowledge/skill acquisition: It was more valuable to read the texts and look at how each was presented, as my daughter writes good summaries. (I can focus on other skills to improve upon and come back to summary writing later).
IGCSE English Literature (0486)
Cambridge University Press (2012) Songs of Ourselves: The University of Cambridge International Examinations Anthology of Poetry in English [ISBN 9788175962484]
How we covered the material:Beginning to deconstruct poems, but this was a slow start. Not surprising, as many students find literary analysis too fluid to grasp. Once literary analysis tools are mastered, the student has to trust his/her ability to be subjective and articulate in commentary.
How I judged knowledge/skill acquisition: Through discussion about poetry and literary analysis, I quickly realised that my daughter is not completely comfortable to develop literary skills. So, skills will be built upon weekly until my daughter is able to extract her own analysis from each poem.
IGCSE History (0580)
Cantrell, J. (2013) 20th Century History for Cambridge IGCSE [ISBN 9780199136360] pp. 88 - 114
McCleavy (2005) Twentieth Century History: International Relations since 1919 [ISBN 9780521893503]pp.142 - 143
How we covered the material: As with the other History units, I introduced the topic and asked what my daughter knew. Then we discussed ideological differences between democracy and communism before reading the material.
How I judged knowledge/skill acquisition: Setting an essay question, 'How effective was the USA in containing communism?', I will read and annotate the response.