I teach Foundational Math/Advanced Algebra, a combined 10-11th grade math class for students in the Special Education program. There are currently 11 students who come from neighborhoods across Chicago. We are a college prep school, so we are currently getting ready for the SAT in April!
Though my students have learning disabilities and other special needs, they are also curious, gritty, and excited about math.
Following the SAT, we typically do a project about stocks and I would love to start reading this book in class as well.
As a math teacher who loves to read, I have been searching for a book that I can teach to my students. I have finally found the one!
After the SAT in April, we will be doing a book study of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.
This book combines math topics with literature. My goal with this book study is to increase student engagement and offer a different way for students to access mathematics.
Prior to joining my class, my students typically claim to be "bad at math." We work really hard in this class to prove this myth wrong. My aim with this project is to give students a new way to approach math.
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