ERIC Number: ED473146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Explorations in Algebra: Hands-On Lab Activities.
Dougherty, Barbara J.; Matsumoto, Annette N.; Zenigami, Fay
This book is a compatible instructional component to any algebra textbook and was developed by University of Hawaii under the Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Improvement Act. The tasks align with the content and instructional approach used in daily classes that emphasize standards-based teaching and learning. The tasks include problem solving, manipulatives, and open-ended questions that let students demonstrate their understanding in different ways. Each topic has multiple labs that can be used at points throughout related chapters giving students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the concepts or to bridge concepts to skills. Some labs use manipulatives such as algebra tiles or graphing calculators. Each lab includes a problem solving experience. Chapters include: (1) "Problem Solving"; (2) "Real Numbers"; (3) "Algebraic Expressions"; (4) "Equations and Inequalities"; (5) "Graphing"; (6) "Systems of Equations and Inequalities"; (7) "Polynomials"; (8) "Products and Factors"; (9) "Quadratic Equations"; and (10) "Rational Expressions and Equations". (KHR)
Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Change, Graphing Calculators, Inquiry, Learning Strategies, Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Worksheets
Curriculum Research and Development Group, 1776 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822-2463. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.hawaii.edu/crdg.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Curriculum Research and Development Group.