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Topic: Re: Key Curriculum Conference
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Re: Key Curriculum Conference
Posted: Jun 26, 1998 7:01 PM
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I recently attended a Key Curriculum Conference in Austin, TX. The content
and the presenters were excellent. I encourage any of you to attend if
possible. The details follow.
The conference was called Calculus Applcations and the presenters were
Paul Forester and J.T. Sutcliffe. With a small group of 16 for three days
with these super teachers, I came out excited and ready to get started
again. Most of the time was spent in going over the explorations from the
Forester book and getting his slant on things. Although the conference was
targeted at the "Reform Movement", I was glad to see that both of the
presenters do retain some of the structure that I feel comfortable with
along with ways to bring in the newer topics and still save some time while
doing it. I am still using the Larson Book (the district just purchased a
bunch), and there are many things about it that I like. There are some
things about it that just add to the student's confusion and there are some
things that must be supplemented. Although there are many things about the
Forester that I like and will probably use as supplementation, I am not yet
ready to push my district to purchase it. I think I can get by for awhile
with the Larson.


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