No time to teach well.
Hi! I’ve so been enjoying this course and really feel this is the right way (and the only way) math should be taught. However, as I learn more, I keep feeling like I do not have the time to teach math so thoroughly. On my end, I would much rather my students understand a few concepts thoroughly instead of knowing a lot of math concepts vaguely. But my principal and curriculum coordinator will likely not agree with me:) My question is how to blend what I’m learning here to fit with my tightly packed curriculum. Is there a way that I can teach using this method while also staying on pace with the other classes in my school?
I felt the enemy of time the most after this lesson since the idea that was suggested was teaching the area of a circle and the volume of prisms before getting to the standard of teaching the volume of a sphere. That would be adding another few weeks of teaching only to get to the 1 idea of the volume of a sphere! How is that possible?
Don’t get me wrong, I fully believe that this is the right way to teach all math, I just don’t know how to fit it all in!!