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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Accelerated Math program

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From: Ryan Maksymchuk <rmaksymchuk@mail.svsd35.mb.ca>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2003061020:38:17
Subject: Re: AM usage and strategies


Thank you for your comments.  As a Canadian teacher using the system
in a secondary school semestered format, I certainly appreciate the
time taken by people like you to post on boards like this.  Do you
have any experience, either personally or through word of mouth in
your district, about Accelerated Math's implementation in high school?
I specifically am referring to how Accelerated Math 'marks' are
integrated into a teacher's evaluation scheme.  Do you have a state or
district exam at the end of high school math courses?  How much
reluctance on the part of either teachers, parents, or students are
you experiencing on an ongoing basis?  (if any)  Are questions in the
American libraries occasionally bugged?  (very infrequently, but it
happens in the Canadian libraries)   Who makes implementation
decisions about change of policy, administrators, teachers, math
departments, etc.???  

With regard to your last question, I totally agree.  I like so many
aspects of this software, and I hope that as teachers, administrators,
and specialists like yourself, we can find ways to fine-tune the
process a little to make it the best experience possible for our
students.  

I certainly also welcome the idea of corresponding via email....



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