In a message dated 95-10-09 20:32:06 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Susan L. Addington) writes:
>d like to hear comments on the relation between class size >and mathematical learning (if any) and teacher burnout. >(And are my California class size observations accurate?)
Any math class greater than 18 is a waste of time. 12 to 15 is the perfect number for just about any teaching/learning situation in that you can individualize the instruction and/or teach them as a class. The cut off at our school is 18 per class. Of course we have special funding (half from the state half from industry) so we don't have to put up with the capriciousness of the white-psycho-conservative-tax revolting- trailer park nitwits (you know who you are) who don't think that children out our future.