ERIC Number: ED395185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Applied Algebra Curriculum Modules.
Texas State Technical Coll., Marshall.
This collection of 11 applied algebra curriculum modules can be used independently as supplemental modules for an existing algebra curriculum. They represent diverse curriculum styles that should stimulate the teacher's creativity to adapt them to other algebra concepts. The selected topics have been determined to be those most needed by students in both vocational-technical and academic programs. Topics are as follows: (1) real number properties and operations; (2) problem solving--geometric figures; (3) graphing skills; (4) exponents and roots; (5) estimation skills; (6) word problems; (7) problem solving--rates; (8) linear equations and inequalities; (9) quadratic equations and inequalities; (10) functions; and (11) use of statistics. Modules 1, 2, 8, and 9 consist of these components: objectives; equipment list; handouts/activity or exercise sheets; and informative material for the teacher. Modules 3, 5, and 10 have this format: performance objective, investigations/demonstrations each followed by an activity, evaluation instrument, and list of required materials. Module 4 follows this format: performance objective, background information, demonstrations followed by activities, handouts, workplace/technical problems, posttest, and equipment/materials list. Modules 6 and 7 have these components: performance objective, statement of connection, activity, list of evaluation instruments, and supply list. Module 11 follows this format: introduction, materials list, lesson plan, handouts, list of course objectives, skill check with answer key, and glossary. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Algebra, Behavioral Objectives, Equations (Mathematics), Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Statistics, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education, Word Problems (Mathematics)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Technical Coll., Marshall.
Identifiers: Applied Mathematics