A Modeling Approach to Algebra is a flexible and versatile set of curriculum materials that can be used at middle school, high school, or post-secondary levels. There are two main components of the materials, a Student Book and a Teacher Edition.
The Teacher Edition is needed to effectively use and understand the problems in the Student Book.
The Student Book consists of six chapters of problems that make use of the modeling standards as articulated in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Chapter 0 Getting Started sets expectations, and Chapters 1–5 focus on selected content standards outlined in the traditional pathway for high school algebra I.
The strengths of the curriculum are illustrated below:
● Research-based materials support learning algebra concepts with understanding through investigations involving mathematical modeling.
● Accessible and challenging coursework appropriate for all students.
● Investigations and long-term projects emphasize the modeling cycle, a focus of the High School Modeling standards of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
● Active participation allows students to engage with the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
● Integrated technology provides students access to mathematical concepts through the use of dynamic tables and graphs.
● Investigations promote problem solving, multiple representations, and student discourse.
|Author(s)||Olson, J, Olson, M. Slovin, Venenciano, Zenigami|
|Binding Type||Soft Cover|
|Grade Level(s)||7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+|