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Evelyne Stalzer

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Re: NYS Mathematics Regents Exams
Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:47 PM
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I teach in a NYC public school, and a year or so ago they gave me four
preps. When I demurred, they told me that I could teach the geometry and
honors geometry as the same class so it wouldn't be any more work than three
preps. I pointed out that our contract specifically notes that honors and
non-honors are different classes, and I said that I didn't want to be called
on to explain how I was differentiating the two classes in the future when
all I had was a verbal "teach them the same" from the admin.

Of course, the NYC teaching contract is a small book. :)

In actual practice, there are clearly things in common, but I assigned
different homework, used some different activities, gave different tests,
and otherwise handle honors and non-honors as two separate preps.

Evelyne Stalzer

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On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 4:31 PM, William Wickes <wickes@optonline.net>wrote:

> Can anyone tell me if teaching algebra, algebra honors, algebra RX, algebra
> ESL would all be considered different preps in your districts...where I am
> they want to call them all the same class/prep even though they expect
> different lessons,pacing etc...thx Bill
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org [mailto:owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org]
> On Behalf Of Atwell Robert
> Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 2:27 PM
> To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org
> Subject: RE: NYS Mathematics Regents Exams
>
>
> ________________________________________
> Hello All:
>
> I was wondering if anyone had a curriculum that they have been using for
> either math lab in conjunction with Integrated Algebra or an AIS
> curriculum.
> We are in the formative stages with both of those classes and I was
> wondering what others out there are doing. If you have anything you can
> send please contact me off the list serve at atwell.r@beaconk12.org
>
> Please enjoy the rest of your summer!!!
>
> Respectfully
>
> Bobby Atwell
> Beacon High School
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