Math Teachers... I need some advice :)

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  1. TxMaThTeAcHeR

    TxMaThTeAcHeR Rookie

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    Hi Guys!
    So I have the wonderful job of creating my own classes at the school I teach at. I get to create my own calendar for the classes, syllabus, ect. While this may sound fun, doing it for 6 classes every 12 weeks is very tedious, and I am running out of ideas for the classes... The first trimester, I am teaching a geometry and consumer math class. The geometry class I can extend, so that's not a problem, but I need an idea for what to replace the consumer math class with? It can basically be ANYTHING I want. I teach at an alternative high school, so the kids range in abilities, so it can't be like a calculus class. Anyone have any ideas on a fun topic to teach for 12 weeks?
    Thanks!
     
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  3. mmswm

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    I did a mini-unit on formal logic with my 9th graders one year....they loved it!
     
  4. CindyBlue

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    How about a semester of basic trig? Advances them mathematically and can be very interesting!
     
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    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    What have you covered this far in the consumer math course? Can't you add in there?

    How about a course on investments? or on banking?

    An algebra class focused soley on verbal problems, to help them tackle practical algebra?
     
  6. chessimprov

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    Chess maybe?
     

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