EMPLOYMENT FOR MATH TEACHERS
Do publishers test-use material sold to schools? Endeavor Now intends its materials are thoroughly test-used in classes with different characteristics under varying conditions. This will be carried out by teachers in regular classes jointly with Endeavor Now under contract. The title of this occupation is MATH-TEXT DEVELOPER. The pay is covered by the contract and negotiable. Participating teachers can expect good pay. The project has long-term goals and is well funded by backers outside the education establishment of: administrators, coordinators . . . and publishers. To a large extent the participant makes the job what it is, in contrast to being told here is the job, do it.
Basic qualification: able to arrange with school administration the use of material. It is generally expected that the school administration will be the party to the contract covering the work and the teacher will be its agent. Endeavor Now will compensate the school for expenses involved as well as paying the teacher. The contract covers this as well as teachers' responsibilities e.g. providing Endeavor Now progress information and student work. Endeavor Now will monitor it and work with the teacher in improvements in the material.
If still interested after reading the text descriptions, complete texts will be sent. Their optimum effectiveness requires a 10 to 12 week block of class time. Their use can be worked into conventional schedules, but this is not most effective. Endeavor Now has no objection to any use and welcomes feedback in any case. Chances are, overall course content and time per topic remain the same. Only the distribution of time per topic changes. Instead of taking up analyzing spread through number and geometry topics, it is concentrated. This alone increases learning effectiveness. We believe the whole subject is more a waste of time and source of stress than a learning experience when spread through a text as "using math . . . math in our . . . think this out . . . "
A sample contract can be requested. It is not a take it or leave it agreement, but serves as basis for drawing up an effective guide for the work to be done.
Teachers are to a great extent tied to their texts. Many classes are so burdened with behavior problems that students wanting to learn are largely dependent on the text. Forming problems in text and/or graphics into math does not lend itself well to computer learning, which is essentially choosing from a menu, wrong choice- try another. . . In contrast, it is learning how to come up with the menu to choose from.
Endeavor Now welcomes persons who think they can computerize this learning. Again, such persons need to be able to test-use this material in classes. We are always seeking projects and able to finance them.
Tentative projects: Forming Problems into Math, Part I, counts and organizing them; Forming Problems into Math, Part IV, equations and other math format; and comprehensive texts for all 1-12 math. Persons interested in working in any of these areas please contact us, but only if you are in a position to test-use what you create. Credentials are not a requisite. A chemistry teacher is needed for writing text(s) utilizing known-step analysis on proportion.