ERIC Number: ED309960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Motivators for Algebra One: A Situational Approach. Lesson Plans for the New California Framework and the New National Standards.
This monograph provides activities for beginning algebra students to develop an understanding of the meaning and use of letter symbols, to show applications of algebra in their own lives, and to develop an understanding of mathematical processes through investigation. The activities included were developed by considering the students' mathematical knowledge, interests, maturity level, and everyday living. Several attributes of a student-centered classroom are listed. The lessons fall under four headings: (1) "Bridges from Arithmetic to Algebra"; (2) "Estimation & Conjecture"; (3) "Situational Lessons"; and (4) "Investigations." Learning materials and answers to questions in the lessons are appended. (YP)
Descriptors: Algebra, Grade 7, Grade 8, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Mathematics Tests, Problem Sets, Student Centered Curriculum
Office of Continuing Education, CSPU Pomona, 3801 W. Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona. Office of Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: California