People talk about issuing “Stop, Start, Continue” questionnaires to their students … though I hear that these days an alternative is to ask “What Works Well” and “What could be even better?”.
I generally make online forms available to my students so that they can give me anonymous feedback. Of course you generally don’t get many people filling these in. I may issue a paper-based form requesting early comments.
So far three of my 270 first-year Pure Maths (G11FPM) students have responded to my request to fill in the online form. There are already some interesting suggestions there: could they have a summary sheet listing commonly used notation to help them while they are getting used to it? That may be a good idea, though I wouldn’t want them to become dependent on such a sheet, and I wouldn’t allow it to be taken into the exam.
I included a question on pace. Two of them said the pace was mostly good. One of these said it was sometimes a bit slow and the other said it was sometimes a bit fast. The third one says that the pace is too fast for them. (Hopefully the videos will help those who are finding it hard to keep up.)