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ERIC Number: ED350165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Algebra for Everyone: In-Service Handbook.
Glatzer, David J.; Choate, Stuart A.
This handbook is intended to provide mathematics curriculum leaders and supervisors with discussion and related activities central to a presentation of algebra for teachers of students with a history of lower academic achievement and who are part of our underserved populations. The handbook: (1) deals with general algebra activities; (2) focuses on the importance of placing algebra in an application context; (3) addresses necessary prior skills for students; (4) discusses expectations of and for students; (5) contains activities for the maintenance and extension of skills; (6) discusses what it takes to be successful in algebra; and (7) emphasizes that any workshop based on these materials is to be participatory. After discussing general considerations in developing a workshop and the nature of a good activity, the handbook presents ideas that can be employed to teach general ideas such as justifying the steps in a process, reversal activities, and where to start the problem. Activities to teach the concepts of sum, product, equations, and formulas are also included. Other sections include activities for review, a summary of the document, and a bibliography and resource list. (Contains 17 references.) (MDH)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1593 ($8).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Trust, Reston, VA.; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.