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Topic: Block scheduling
Replies: 9   Last Post: Jul 12, 1996 12:29 PM

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Ron Vavrinek

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Re: Block scheduling
Posted: Jul 12, 1996 12:29 PM
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Mike's figures need some revision:

In a typical 5-day schedule, the classes meet for 50 minutes, not 60, and
they only meet for 176 days, not 180. 176 days X 50 min/day = 8800
minutes.

If your classes only meet for 45 minute periods, then the two are equivalent.

We are adopting a schedule where the mathematics classes will meet for 70
minutes twice a week and 45 minutes twice a week. I'm excited about having
a couple of longer periods. We like to have the students create and
analyze data. With our current 50 minute period, it takes two days to get
this done. Now we can start and experiment and finish it in the same day.


I would like to ask those who are currently on some sort of block schedule
how they handle tests. Do you give the students the full period to
complete the exam or part? If part, which part: first or last? Or does
this vary?

Ron Vavrinek Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
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