ERIC Number: ED483760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pre-Algebra. Course of Study.
Idaho State Department of Education
This Middle School Course of Study document is designed to be user friendly. Units can be used sequentially and each unit may need a different amount of time to complete. When using this document, consider the students' prior knowledge and their understanding of the concepts. The Idaho Mathematics Achievement Standards are consistently referenced as they form the basis of this organizational document. They have been combined in the units so that students and teachers can readily see connections between mathematical concepts. Additionally, connecting mathematical concepts to other curricular areas is a powerful tool. Suggested activities are listed with possible, and yet, not all-inclusive, cross-curricular connections. Connections with the Idaho Student Information Technology Standards are also encouraged and specific grade-level Technology Standard Benchmarks are provided in Appendix C. Along with connections between mathematical concepts, cross-curricular areas, and technology standards, mathematical process skills involving mathematical communication, reasoning, and problem solving should be addressed and used throughout all the units, all year. Appended are: (1) Resources; (2) Sample Lesson Plan; and (3) Idaho Student Information Technology Standards.
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Mathematics Education, State Standards, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Concepts, Academic Standards, Information Technology
Idaho Department of Education, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0027. Tel: 208-332-6932; Fax: 208-334-4664.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.