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## Innovative ways of teaching?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fzPcCsfXO0

I came across this video and have tried to research Mr Sudhir Karandikar and couldn't find anything about his teaching style. I'm currently a first year AP Calculus teacher in an urban district. Just looking for some good models and resources for teaching this demanding subject.

## Fritzie - 200+

Read his actual papers rather than people's summaries of them.

Nowadays you will have a broad range of students in first year calculus, from below average to extremely well prepared. If after you get your basic program together, you want leads to enhancements for the high end student, I can help you with that.

## Aaron Yang

## Everett Hill 10+

There is something to be said for solid teaching. Not innovative, but high quality, structured, good teaching to students based on the needs of the kids sitting in front of you.

The problem with "innovative" is that it can fail if the group in front of you needs something else. I have personally taught, as has any quality teacher, lessons that worked with one group of students successfully and failed miserably with another group of students.

Do not assume that what worked for one "great teacher" will work for others. Evaluate what they did, look for great examples, then own them and make them the best that you can teach for your students. It sounds like you are off to a great start.

## wayne uejio 30+

I like the 360 method which makes students spend a lot of time doing problems is class with a minimum of lecture and having students work in groups with the better students helping other students. I would also use the Kahn academy as a tool. (need internet access for the students in class and probably out of class)

If you make changes, you will need cover from the Administration.

## greg dahlen 50+

What do you think Mr. Karandikar might be doing differently?

## Aaron Yang

I am also dabbling in different methods of assessing students. Instead of giving number/letter grades on some assignments, I am trying a point system. After a certain number of points earned in a certain concept, I will consider them proficient in that skill.

## greg dahlen 50+

I suppose another idea would be to ask students why they are taking the class and try to design projects off their interests. For example, if a sizable number say they anticipate a military career, they could then design some military item that involves a lot of calculus. In any case, it seems really interesting to know why they are taking the class, I know none of my math teachers ever asked why I was taking the class, seems to me it would have been really good if they had.

## Riadh Boukratem

## edward long 100+