I teach at a public high school in Delaware. It has been decided that we will be teaching on an intensive block schedule (4 periods a day), starting in the 1995-96 school year. We currently use the UCSMP series of books.
I am most concerned with the geometry course. Although proponents of the block schedule tell us that coverage is not as important as the depth of learning, the teachers whose courses follow mine depend on the students learning a certain amount of the material. Any suggestions on how to handle not only the geometry course, but also Algebra I-A (covers chapters 1-7), and Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry?
Marie T. Peters Christiana High School firstname.lastname@example.org