ERIC Number: ED444874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Making Algebra Come Alive: Student Activities & Teacher Notes. Math Assessment Series.
Posamentier, Alfred S.
This book contains a set of versatile enrichment exercises that cover a very broad range of mathematical topics and applications in algebra from the Moebius strip to the googol. Several criteria have been used in developing the activities and selecting the topics that are included. All of them bear heavily and equally on concerns for curriculum goals and classroom management. Each activity is connected to the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). This link to the NCTM 2000 standards allows teachers to facilitate linking classroom activities to specific state and school district content standards. The activities are meant to be motivational first and foremost. As much as possible, the goal is to be attractive to people who thought they didn't like mathematics. To accomplish this, it is necessary for the activities to be quite different from what students encounter in their basal texts, different in both substance and form. Activities on number theory, equations, probability and statistics, problem solving, recreational mathematics, logic, and linear programming are included. (ASK)
Descriptors: Algebra, Elementary Secondary Education, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts, Probability, Problem Solving, Statistics
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Note: For other books in series, see SE 064 135-136.