Several instructors in CSM's English department have developed a program called Writing in the End Zone (WEZ). The program was/is designed to improve the success rate of under-performing football players in their writing courses. The program began about 6 years ago and has demonstrated significant success.
Briefly, the program creates a class consisting entirely of football players, focuses all writing assignments around football related issues, and builds a team atmosphere in the classroom. Last semester we attempted to apply this idea to algebra creating Algebra in the End Zone (AEZ). I have attached the latest write-up of my reflections on the AEZ experience last semester and some of the course resources.
Feel free to add Comments so that we can share ideas on this project.