Faces and vertices, is this English?


Run, Lola, run was in fact the film. The quote that they borrowed was from a the famous German football coach, Sepp Herberger. For more on his coaching career, you can click here. My current state of affairs, is that the English camp is going well, with the current lesson planning being easier than falling off a log, or in my case, making a powerpoint.

What they (the teacher that made up the material)┬áhad (illegally) done was photocopy all of the exercises from a book bought in the UK. The only problem is that the preparatory pages that weren’t photocopied were also important. Fortunately the material is easy enough to follow without much explanation.

However in teaching mathematics (yes, everyone had to do it), was in the abstract. Lots of stuff I didn’t know about, but once again was able to comprehend easily enough. Even the students were able to manage since they’d had been taught it before, in Korean.

For example, how many vertices and faces does a sphere have? A cylinder? The cubes and rectangular prisms were easily sorted, but spheres and cyclinders, were challenging. Anyone got an answer?

Full credit to: onlineacademics.org/math/

New lesson, old school

Technology changes so fast these days. The textbook I was using, was written in 1996, when the video cassette recorder was KING.

Some of my students mused over┬áthree letters, V.C.R. I had to tell then what it was. Evidently none of them had one. Not that they are too expensive, they’re just old hat.

Written by the almost ubiquitous Molinsky and Bliss writing pair, quite literally dozens of ESL books.