math course ideas for a weird schedule coming

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  1. atomic

    atomic Companion

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    My school is looking into a very different way to run Lunches and periods. They are asking for some help to get together ideas for math classes to fit the schedule.

    They are planning to run three shortened lunch periods.

    If the student had 1st lunch, the student would have a class for 2nd and 3rd. If a student had 3rd Lunch they'd have a 1st 2nd Class.

    What they're asking us to think about is skinny math classes the could be run. Haven't gotten all the details, but something that could be run in 30 some minutes. Don't know if its 90 days or 180.

    The other idea was having classes 1st and then realease for 2nd Lunch and come back to the same class for 3rd.

    I was thinking a Math of the World class, History of Math, Math Computation, Intro to Trig for those taking Precalc the second semester.
     
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  3. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    How about a class on consumer economics-- writing a check, balancing a checkbook, using a debit card, filling out a 1040EZ tax form, buying insurance....
     
  4. Letsgo

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    Maybe basic Statistics, if there isn't already a Stats course offered.
     
  5. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    For some of the older kids...

    Polar coordinates? Or a course on graphing in general, including Polars?

    Non-Euclidean geometry for the advanced ones?

    For the younger kids: how about a course on quadratic equations? Factoring them, graphing them, quadratic formula?

    This may be a little too non-academic, but how about one on math puzzles and games? Logic puzzles, suduko...

    Probability?

    How about one on different kinds of proofs for the older kids? Logic proofs, geometric proofs, Trig identities, even mathematical induction.
     
  6. eightiesguy

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    What about an ACT/SAT prep course?

    Or a course to prep for whatever state exams/end of course exams you have (for lower level students)
     

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