The Exponential Curve is a new blog by Dan Greene, a math teacher at Downtown College Prep, the charter school in my book, Our School: The Inspiring Story of Two Teachers, One Big Idea and the School That Beat the Odds. Dan hopes to “generate and share ideas for teaching high school math concepts to students whose skills are below grade level.” Typical DCP students enter with fifth-grade math (and reading) skills. All graduates go on to college, so they need to master the college-prep math sequence.
Dan starts by asking: What’s the best way to get students to take notes they’ll actually use? He also wants advice on teaching an intensive geometry class in the summer.