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Vito Prosciutto: Teaching community college math on the road to a PhD.
Friday, February 13, 2004
19:42Planning next week
Advanced Algebra, I briefly considered starting the new chapter with the graphing section. I would prefer to do that, because it gives some motivation to what we're trying to do (when I taught an introductory algebra class last year to 7th and 8th graders, I used graphing as a motivator to just about everything we wanted to do in the class. But I'm going to resist the urge to get creative here.
Geometry. It's a little bit cushy, actually. Tuesday is the second day of review, Wednesday is the exam, so that just leaves two days to plan and looking in the book, the material is a bit thin between those two days. I need to look again to make sure about the second section ("an introduction to circles"), but presumably we shouldn't have to spend too much time on either. I'll split the first section's homework into two parts, though, in case going back over the test that we just took takes too much of the class time.