ERIC Number: ED350165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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)
Descriptors: Addition, Algebra, Educational Objectives, Enrichment Activities, Equations (Mathematics), High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematical Formulas, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Multiplication, Problem Solving, Review (Reexamination), Teaching Methods, Workshops
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
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Trust, Reston, VA.; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.