ERIC Number: ED342637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
EASTCONN Regional Educational Services Center, North Windham, CT.
In 1988-89 the Connecticut Vocational-Technical School System initiated a program for the ongoing review and upgrading of all trade and academic curricula used in the system's 17 schools to insure that each curriculum is consistent with current standards. Every 3 years the Curriculum Steering Committee for the trade or academic subject conducts a review and an analysis to identify outdated content, approaches, or materials. The revised curriculum incorporates the latest thinking of instructors who teach the subject, suggestions from authorities in the mathematics field, and current instructional approaches in the field of education. This curriculum is intended as a plan for learning algebra and as an aid to the mathematics instructor to prepare students for membership in society. The document is separated into several sections: the Vocational-Technical School Mathematics Sequence; Career Relationships and Requirements; Instructor's Goals; Students' General Competencies; a Common Core of Learning; Personal Goals for Students; and a series of 10 algebra units. Each unit provides suggested instructional time, unit objectives, and a list of student competencies required of students after completing the unit. The units are: (1) Signed Numbers and Order of Operations; (2) Evaluation of Algebraic Expressions; (3) Equations in One Variable; (4) Fractional Parts of Numbers; (5) Inequalities and More about Exponents; (6) Multivariable Equations and Additions of Fractional Equations; (7) Percents and Polynomials; (8) Graphs of Linear Equations; (9) Rational Expressions, Exponents, Substitution Axiom, Complex Fractions, and More Graphing; (10) Substitution, Subsets, Square Roots, Domain, and Additive Property of Inequality. Computer Software and a textbook are recommended. (MDH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: EASTCONN Regional Educational Services Center, North Windham, CT.