The end: students getting high scores on SAT.How to get there: lots of practice.How to make it possible for students to willingly do the work?
Show them thatthey get “project day” when they are completed with their worksheets.
SWISS CHEESE MATH (find the holes) To know WHAT to teach the student (what are their gaps?), I propose a series of diagnostic tests. I’ve found a collection of free sheets on the internet.http://www.mathmammoth.com/blue-series.php I propose using those sheets to get students to work their way through and identifytheir areas of weakness and strength.
My goal is to get students creating their own textbooks.
They will entersample problems and then write the explanations that make sense in their ownwords. They will practice the skill of summarizing the themes of each chapter of their book and some design sense in laying out the page.On days when I’m visiting Erika Twani’s two schools and meeting with Dr. Fischler, atotal of three days in the next 3 months, i.e. one day out each month, the substituteteacher will oversee the completion of worksheets. 100 minutes of doingworksheets? I propose 50 minutes of worksheets and 50 minutes of studentsvideotaping the explanations, showing only their hands and pencil work. I will havethree cameras available for students to use in turn. What do you think?SteveInstead of printed worksheets, I want to have each student OWNING and USING amath journal. They will spend part of their time describing the problem that they need to solve.