除了当代杰出女诗人之外，余秀华似乎更多地被贴上了“脑瘫” 和 “农民”的标签。 余秀华的诗歌与她的人一样，真实隐忍，有爱也有痛。对她有进一步的了解后，我决定以她的诗歌为研究对象，来构筑我IB课程中的中文EE。
最开始我拟题为“探究余秀华诗歌中的爱情观”，但对4800的字数限制而言，这个话题实在过于宽泛。思考一番后，我决定把题目范围缩小为“从意象角度浅析余秀华诗歌中的爱情观”。但“爱情观”的概念有些过于笼统，随着我对余秀华的了解愈发深刻，我发现她的爱情观比我想象地更为复杂，她的爱情观中，很大部分夹杂着她对自己身体缺陷的意识以及她对人生疼痛的认知，于是我再次把题目改为 “从意象角度浅析余秀华诗歌中的女性意识和身体意识”。与中文老师讨论一番后，我意识到余秀华诗歌中的女性和身体意识已经被许多文学评论家研究讨论过，若我执意在这上面做文章，难有新意，容易雷同。 再经过又一轮研读、思考和讨论后，我终于定题为“浅析余秀华诗歌中的矛盾统一性”。余秀华的诗歌中有许多复杂矛盾的情感：她对家乡横店小村的感恩与厌倦；对自己女性身体的热爱与拒斥；对爱情的向往与绝望。我将从诗歌的意象以及其他文学手法入手，着力分析她诗歌中看似矛盾，实着统一的复杂情感。
I joined Coding for Good in season 1 and season 2. In this activity, our goal is to use innovation and computer science to help others. For example, if a charity organization needs an app to collect information of contributors, we then use java to create an app to offer technical help.
In the very first lesson, we discussed the meaning of Coding for Good, which is to use innovation to bring benefits to others. After that, we were introduced Java by Mr.Kenn. Java is a type of computer language which allows us to design and programme our own apps. By following the guidance, I make a converter which can convert Celsius to Kelvin. As we learn more skills in programming, we are able to offer higher quality helps to others.
*I spelt “Celsius” wrong in my converter.
We decide to use Video of the day/documentaries via The Guardian as our model text. We will do an interview with each one of us in our group to reflect at the end of the day.
Our final post will be built collaboratively. We will combine our video reflection together.
the “rules” of taking photos: keep architectures in verticle lines. Do not take photos that are cliche.
In this season, I joined badminton club. I learnt how to play badminton when I was 7 years old. But I seldom play it. Therefore this activity offers me a good oppotunnity to train my badminton skills.
We always do warm-up before the badminton session starts. This allows our bodies to prepare for exercises by gradually increasing the heart rate and circulation. Moreover, warm-up will loosen the joints and increase blood flow to the muscles. Stretching the muscles prepares them for physical activity and prevents injuries. After warming up, we are asked to find a partner to compete with each other.
My partner in last session was Claudia Zhang, a lovely girl from China.
Sometimes I pair with people who are really good at badminton. It is very chanllenging to play with them. I have to use all my strength on my big arm to hit the target. One girl told me that I need to be aggresive when doing sports. Here, “aggresive” means strong and energetic. I do agree with this statement. But strength needs time to be built. I feel extremely tired after every session and even the day after badminton session. But it is worthy and satisfying to do it since a strong and healthy body is the foundation of anything.
I do appreciate my experince in this badminton club. For it gives me lots of chances to gain friendships, badminton skils and a strong body.
√-1 equals to imagery number “i”, so the picture means “I love math”.
As a math lover, I joined almost every math club in my school, including High School Math Competition Club. Compare to the intensive training of SEAMC, this club is more relaxing. This kind of chill environment is good for our creative thinking. In this club, we often do some tricky questions which require not only ability in maths but also creativity and strong logic. For example,
A man in my neighbourhood has three daughters. One day when I asked their ages he said, “The product of their ages is 36.”
When I still couldn’t find their ages he said, “Ok. I’ll give you another clue: the sum of their ages is same as the number of my house.”
I knew the number but still couldn’t calculate their ages. So the man gave me the last clue, “My eldest daughter lives upstairs.”
Finally, I was able to figure out their ages. How old are they?
Under the condition of the question, to have a product of 36, there are only these ways below:
1 × 1 × 36 = 36
1 × 2 × 18 = 36
1 × 3 × 12 = 36
1 × 4 × 9 = 36
1 × 6 × 6 = 36
2 × 2 × 9 = 36
2 × 3 × 6 = 36
3 × 3 × 4 = 36
The second clue is the sum of daughters’ ages:
1 + 1 + 36 = 38
1 + 2 + 18 = 21
1 + 3 + 12 = 16
1 + 4 + 9 = 14
1 + 6 + 6 = 13
2 + 2 + 9 = 13
2 + 3 + 6 = 11
3 + 3 + 4 = 10
The narrator knew the number of the man’s house, so the only way that this clue didn’t help him is if the sum is 13 because it appears twice. Therefore we know that the ages of the three daughters are either 1, 6, and 6, or 2, 2, and 9.
The third clue is the eldest daughter, so the ages of them are 2, 2, and 9.
The question above is just a simple example. These questions are more like puzzles. At first, I found it tricky to solve these kinds of questions. But then I found that they can really train our logic and creativity effectively which helps a lot in maths area.
I also made lots of friends in HS Maths club. It is not only a place to solve questions, but also a place to collaborate and to communicate. My partner is a really nice Korean boy called Jack, we always work together and share our opinions towards maths.
Some questions we solved during the club time. 🙂
It’s been 4 months since the first time I had class in UWCSEA. I have always been a maths enthusiast, therefore I take maths HL as one of my subjects.
Maths class in UWCSEA is so different from what I thought it would be. I have studied in China for 16 years and the way of education of Chinese school and Western school is completely different. I expected teachers to guide students step by step and go through each question, but here in UWC, instead of spoon-feeding, teachers only tell you the way of solving problems and ask you to explore more yourself. At first, I found it hard to study in this way, but as the time passes by, I started to realize the advantage of this kind of learning method. It enables me to think myself and to be more flexible and more independent.
I like to do algebra the most. Play around with numbers is really satisfying and interesting for me. Algebra may seem difficult sometimes especially when I expend everything, but after I solve it, it feels so great and the logic flow of maths is just something really beautiful to me.
I think physics is a similar subject to maths. Physics is something built on mathematics. For example, when I need to calculate a force in a particular situation, I need to play around with formulas in order to get the answer I want.
I have always been a maths enthusiast since the very first day I learned maths concepts. Therefore I joined SEAMC (South East Asian Mathematics Competition) as one of my activities.
SEAMC is highly selective towards its members. I joined the entrance test and got the permission to be a part of this club. Lots of my friends do not understand why I enrolled in a math club. But the concept behind is actually the same: somebody likes to go shopping; somebody likes to play basketball while I enjoy solving math problems in my free time.
I thought SEAMC is only a place where math enthusiasts get together and solve problems by ourselves. But I was wrong. SEAMC is not only about understanding math concept and solving problems, it also requires us to collaborate with each other, to share our opinions towards questions and to learn new things.
Students are solving problems together even before the club time starts.
Ms.Tippy, the teacher who is in charge of SEAMC said that SEAMC is NOT “just an activity for once per week, it is an intensive brain work program on a daily base, and it is only suitable for students who are passionate in mathematics.”
Several weeks ago, we were asked to group with others and to solve some question sheets. Together, we solved all the questions in 10 mins.
I think what is special about the SEAMC program is that it is actually not a “teaching course”. It does not provide “tuition course”, instead, it provides us a platform full of math enthusiasts (including myself 🙂 ). We do a large amount of self-study, and we collaborate and support each other. Most importantly, as a team, we aim to achieve some understanding of math that we could not reach as an individual alone.