Monday, August 4, 2014

Geometry Curriculum Map 2014-2015

I finally finished updating my curriculum map for this year, which feels like a major success.  School starts (for teachers) a week from tomorrow and with kids in 9 days.  My schedule this year will consist of 5 periods of Geometry, one of which will be taken at a slightly slower pace and involve less in the way of formal proof writing.  I'll also have a section of PreCalculus.

My goal is to create some sort of guided notes each day of class.  We aren't doing a traditional INB persay, but I intend to incorporate some foldables, etc in our daily note-taking and exercises.  I also intend to use Geogebra more in class this year.  Nothing fancy, but I think that giving the kids to be able to create and interact with figures is a step in the right direction.

I am also going to get back to using SBG in my classes.  I used it for a couple of years, but for whatever reason, didn't do so last year and I think that it might have helped alleviate some of the issues I had.  Nonetheless, my next step is to use this document and my common core standards to write up the standards.

Got a busy week ahead of me, but feel confident I can get enough accomplished to not feel too stressed about it once school starts.