In my small school we have two levels of Integrated Algebra. A one year program and a two year program. I agree with others that I see it being a really struggle to get many students through in one year. I've also seen how students react when the plan is that they will just take it a second time. No one wants to feel stupid or fail, so students just give up. its not like they can gain 50% of the material the first go around and get more the second. When it moves to fast they gain nothing.
On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 2:36 PM, <JFish@csufsd.org> wrote:
> Our new Principal has decided that beginning in Sept. 2011, our school will > only offer one type of Integrated Algebra Course. In other words, there > will be no 1.5 year program or 2 year program for Integrated Algebra. By > the way, all SPED students are also expected to take the 1 year program. > There are absolutely no exceptions! And...the same thing is being done for > Geometry as well. > > So my question for you is this: Does your school offer only one level of > Integrated Algebra for ALL students in the building? What do you think of > this plan? > > I'm sorry, but I need responses quickly because we are supposed to run next > year's schedules later this week. > > Thanks in advance!!! > > > Jim > > > Sincerely, > > James Fish > > Mathematics Department > JFK High School > 305 Cayuga Creek Road > Cheektowaga, NY 14227 > (716)897-7800 ext. 1144 > > "Mathematics is a key that allows the mind to unlock many doors to the > future."