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Block scheduling in math education

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From: Rick (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Apr 09, 1998 at 17:23:02
Subject: Re: Block scheduling in math education

Felipe - I really feel that the block allows me to spend more time on topics. Some of this depends on the format of the blocks. There are a number of different ones. With your comments I am assuming will be teaching a course in a semester. I have not used this form of block so I can't help you specifically with how to set it up. I do know that it does take some re-thinking about the make-up of your lessons. I would argue that you need to do at least 2 or 3 activities of varying types within the period in order to keep students engaged. We use an alternating day format so that we teach a particular class every other day. This seems to work well for us. Good luck. Rick

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