Alternative High School/Adult Ed for Geometry and Algebra II
Hello. I am starting my second year as a teacher (teaching is a second career for me) at an alternative high school/adult education. I’ll be teaching Geometry and Algebra II. I will have very small class sizes of around 10 students. While there could be older adults in my classes, I believe most will be 17-19 years old. We only meet for 9 weeks, twice a week, 3 hours a day. So that’s only 54 total hours! Obviously, I cannot teach a normal Algebra II or Geometry curriculum. In addition, they could have taken Algebra I many years ago and most have historically done poorly in math. I have a lot of freedom in what and how I will teach. I would like to make it interesting and keep the rigor high even though we won’t cover as much. Any suggestions on resources/textbooks would be appreciated. Also, any ideas on what topics I should plan to cover and which I can leave out? I fear I will try to “cover” too many and won’t go deep on anything. I want the students to engage in mathematical thinking, I don’t want to just “cover” topics. Thanks in advance!