
Re: AP Calculus AB & AP Statistics & Math 2 Honors & Math 2 Standard?
Posted:
Feb 9, 2014 1:13 AM



I think it is to heavy a loaf, even with our 3 yr. background. How large is the school population? (over 3000?) Your town must be like Woebegone, where all the kids are above normal! What size are the classes? Are the administrators teaching? Dropping geometry!!! Can't believe it. I just completed a Geometry Text which explains and teaches the 2 reasons why geometry is needed.) It has been required for leadership since Plato's time, 300 BC and colleges require it. The valid conclusion or decision making product has been neglected but that is not a reason to drop it, let's fix the teaching. Quote: Don;t tell me what to think, but teach me how to think. Proof of the previous statement is that invalid conclusion which was used to arrive at your lower pay. Good Luck!
Respectfully, Jim
On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Todd Fuller <tfuller52@aol.com> wrote:
> Fellow high school math and/or AP Calculus and AP Stats teachers: > > What is you first reaction to: > possibly being asked to teach AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, Math 2 > Honors, and Math 2 Standard next year? > > Is that too much? > > I have been teaching AP Calculus AB. This is my third year doing so. 80% > of what I was teaching was Geometry (two classes of standard and two of > honors). But in August 2013, our state's DPI, suddenly mandated that we get > rid of Geometry, and instead, teach Math 2. Quite a mess, b/c there was no > textbook and few resources. I was looking forward to teaching the same > courses again this school year back over the summer, but was disappointed > to have 4 out of my 5 classes wiped out, and, with something new. > > Now, next year, there is a possibility I might be asked to add AP > Statistics. I do have a Stats minor in college. And I actually enjoy > Stats better than most if not all math. But I am concerned that carrying > three plannings, four if you count honors, gets to be too much, regardless > of student load. > > I have never taught Statistics before, and this is my third year teaching > AP Calculus. > > By the way, my salary was $40K four years ago, was cut 10% campus wide the > next year, then slight raise one year. IN other words, 4 years after I > started, all at the same school, my salary is $36.9K; over $3K lower than > when I started. > > I likely can't expect even a median level of salary. But I am interested > in thoughts about overall course load from others. > > Thank you. >
 Jim
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