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    Question asked of 8th grade Thai students

    This question was asked of my son's class a couple of weeks ago, the question was asked in English,the majority of his class don't speak or write English very well.

    Could you answer without looking on google.
    Define the following parts of a curved mirror

    A. Centre of curvature

    B. Vertex

    C. principal axis

    D. Focus

    Anyway, I went in search of answers and found the same questions being asked of 10th graders in American schools.

    So I ask my son have they being explaining any of this stuff to you, no the answer was they just give us the questions.

    And to think we're paying for MVP, basically, all MVP is you get air-con and better holidays than the other students.

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    Define the following parts of a curved mirror

    A. Centre of curvature

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    B. Vertex
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    C. principal axis
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    D. Focus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    And to think we're paying for MVP, basically, all MVP is you get air-con and better holidays than the other students.
    What does MVP stand for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    What does MVP stand for?
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    Have you looked in their text book and workbook?

    or checked us 8th grade
    https://sites.google.com/a/pcschools...t/light-optics

    https://www.educationquizzes.com/us/...ence/light-01/
    Last edited by harrry; 22-02-2018 at 06:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
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    thanks, I learned something today, Chico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrry View Post
    Have you looked in their text book and workbook?
    If I'm not mistaken, basic optics is taught in M3....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    This question was asked of my son's class a couple of weeks ago, the question was asked in English,the majority of his class don't speak or write English very well.

    Could you answer without looking on google.
    Define the following parts of a curved mirror

    A. Centre of curvature

    B. Vertex

    C. principal axis

    D. Focus

    Anyway, I went in search of answers and found the same questions being asked of 10th graders in American schools.

    So I ask my son have they being explaining any of this stuff to you, no the answer was they just give us the questions.

    And to think we're paying for MVP, basically, all MVP is you get air-con and better holidays than the other students.
    Basic science from when I was maybe.....(trying to think back to an image of the teacher)...12?
    Three things Chico; 1. You have to accept that many Thai teachers are teaching because it's a job with a degree of status, not because they are interested in teaching, and therefore they are not passionate about teaching nor actually even interested in teaching. 2. Many Thai teachers teach their students to pass tests, not to understand the subject, hence questions to be answered not information to learn. 3. As in any country, parents should be going over the school work every day with their kids, looking at homework and helping. It's not just the teacher's job to educate a child. Especially in Thailand in light of points 1 and 2 above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Three things Chico; 1. You have to accept that many Thai teachers are teaching because it's a job with a degree of status ...... blah, blah, blah
    Or it could be a requirement to be taught....

    I'll take a look tomorrow at the MOE "indicators" (objectives) for science tomorrow and see when basic optics are taught, if you want Chico.

    You also need to keep in mind the level of the material being taught....is it simple vocabulary where the parts of a lens is being identified vs. reflection/refraction/diffraction mathematics.
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    Humble apologies meant to type MEP

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    Yet, why posed in English?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Yet, why posed in English?
    MEP - Mini English Program - Usually where science and math are taught in English as well as Thai.

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    I got a hold of his forum teacher and asked her, why the curriculum was from the USA, she was dumbfounded but understood what I was saying, basically we just follow orders, then asked her about why the English teachers weren't able to have fun with the kids and take them outside to learn, seems two good teachers have been removed from school because the kids were enjoying learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, basic optics is taught in M3....
    I think you're right. I've seen students' excersise books open. But, at least in the SMA program, it's the mathematics of it all as per your other post, not just the vocabuary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    I got a hold of his forum teacher and asked her, why the curriculum was from the USA, she was dumbfounded but understood what I was saying, basically we just follow orders, then asked her about why the English teachers weren't able to have fun with the kids and take them outside to learn, seems two good teachers have been removed from school because the kids were enjoying learning.
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    The science curriculum both in the US and here is taugh in blocks of two or three years. The subject matter is repeated throughout the difference is the expected understanding. Most early students get some vocabulary, next time round they strengthen the vocab and get some concepts. The Third time round most of the kids should have a fair understanding.
    Maths is done in the same way just with increasing complexity in each repetition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    So I ask my son have they being explaining any of this stuff to you, no the answer was they just give us the questions
    Yes.. a lot of it is just memorization of definitions in Asia. The same goes for middle school students in China and Korea. I used to tutor a student in grade 8 in Korea. Her mom popped some of these terms in front of me with definitions and wanted me to go over the pronunciation and meaning of each word. I asked her if she knew what each of the words meant and if not, we would go over it first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    So I ask my son have they being explaining any of this stuff to you, no the answer was they just give us the questions
    Yes.. a lot of it is just memorization of definitions in Asia. The same goes for middle school students in China and Korea. I used to tutor a Korean student in grade 8 in Seoul. Her mom popped some of these math terms in front of me with definitions and wanted me to go over the pronunciation and definition of each word. I asked her if she knew what each of the words meant and if not, we would go over it first.
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    sorry, double post. I went to edit and that happened. ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    This question was asked of my son's class a couple of weeks ago, the question was asked in English,the majority of his class don't speak or write English very well.

    Could you answer without looking on google.
    Define the following parts of a curved mirror

    A. Centre of curvature

    B. Vertex

    C. principal axis

    D. Focus

    Anyway, I went in search of answers and found the same questions being asked of 10th graders in American schools.

    So I ask my son have they being explaining any of this stuff to you, no the answer was they just give us the questions.

    And to think we're paying for MVP, basically, all MVP is you get air-con and better holidays than the other students.
    All students have a book for each subject (school provides or parents provide). Assuming those questions were for your son's science class, look in his science book (or the book for whatever subject it was).

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    Surely the teacher should still sit students down and explain the subject to them.

    A bit like they inform the students, the school is closing on Wednesday but they had exams on Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Surely the teacher should still sit students down and explain the subject to them.
    Yes, but we will never know exactly what happened in the class or why. Perhaps the teacher was trying out the TTT method of teaching (test teach test) [Jest].
    Does your son take his school books home with him?

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    He does when I'm here, I'll take a peek later.

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