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Lay a solid foundation of algebra proficiency with this BIG collection of ready-to-use materials. A unique 3-step approach helps students master concepts and skills, one activity at a time. Physical models teach "patterns." Pictorial models---diagrams and tables---develop and test retention. Puzzles, problems, and graphic calculator and computer assignments encourage exploration and application. Grades 7 to 12. 640 reproducible pages, softcover from Wiley & Sons.
Lay a solid foundation of algebra proficiency with over 155 hands-on games and activities. To complement the natural process of learning, each activity builds on the previous one-- from concrete to pictorial to abstract. Dr. Thompson's unique three-step approach encourages students to first recognize patterns; then use diagrams, tables, and graphs to illustrate algebraic concepts; and finally, apply what they've learned through cooperative games, puzzles, problems, and activities using a graphic calculator and computer. You'll find each activity has complete teacher directions, lists of materials needed, and helpful examples for discussion, homework, and quizzes. Most activities include time-saving reproducible worksheets for use with individual students, small groups, or the entire class. This ready-to-use resource contains materials sufficient for a two-semester course in Algebra I and can be adapted for advanced students as well as students with dyslexia.
Frances M. Thompson, Ed.D. (University of Georgia) has taught mathematics at the junior and senior high school levels, served as a K-12 math specialist, and is currently professor of mathematics at Texas Woman's University, Denton.