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ERIC Number: ED463610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 143
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Introduction to Algebra. Teacher's Guide. Parallel Alternative Strategies for Students (PASS).
Blank, Shelby L.; Smith, Denise G.; McCombs, Lee Ann
This teacher's guide contains a collection of supplemental algebra activities adapted for secondary students who have disabilities and other students with diverse learning needs. It consists of alternative methods, materials, and activities that support strands, standards, and benchmarks found in Florida's Sunshine State Standards for mathematics. The activities in the text are intended to actively engage students in hands-on, conceptually-based learning experiences that are grounded in real life. Ideas and strategies are provided for the teacher to motivate students and maintain, assess, and extend the concepts being taught. An answer key for practice pages that do not require student-generated data is included. The guide is divided into 24 separate activities. Topics for the activities include: (1) real-world problems; (2) ordering integers; (3) equivalent forms; (4) algebraic expressions; (5) rational numbers; and (6) relationships, patterns, and functions using words, symbols, variables, and tables. For each activity, the guide includes goals, step-by-step directions, motivation techniques, suggestions for enrichment, and an assessment to measure student performance. Appendices contain a chart describing standards and benchmarks. (Contains 56 references.) (CR)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, FL. Exceptional Student Education.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
Identifiers - Location: Florida