

Background
Information
TITLE 
Algebra
1: Integration, Applications, Connections 


Authors: 
William
Collins, Gilbert Cuevas, Alan G. Foster, Berchie Gordon, Beatrice
MooreHarris, James Rath, Dora Swart and Leslie J. Winters 


Publisher: 
Glencoe/McGrawHill 


Edition: 
1998 


OVERVIEW 



Subject
Area: 
Algebra 


Grade
Level/Format: 
This
textbook is appropriate for grades 612. It consists of 13 chapters. 


Time
Frame: 
The
course takes approximately 160 days to complete if using a regular
schedule of 4050 minute class periods. The course may also be taught
over two years: chapters 17 in the first year and chapters 813
in the second year. If block scheduling, a 90minute class period,
is used, the course may be taught over 90 days (one semester or
one year) or 180 days (one year or two years). 


CONTENT 



Main
Topics: 
 Exploring Expressions,
Equations, and Functions
 Exploring Rational
Numbers
 Solving Linear Equations
 Using Proportional
Reasoning
 Graphing Relations
and Functions
 Analyzing Linear
Equations
 Solving Linear Inequalities
 Solving Systems
of Linear Equations and Inequalities
 Exploring Polynomials
 Using Factoring
 Exploring Quadratic
and Exponential Functions
 Exploring Rational
Expressions and Equations
 Exploring Radical
Expressions and Equations



Activities: 
In
a typical chapter, students read the objectives, explore topics
and situations that support the importance of mathematics, and engage
in a chapter project. In each lesson, students (1) read what they
will learn and why it is important; (2) explore commentary on demonstrations
of the concepts or skills; (3) complete sample problems; and (4)
express their understanding of concepts/skills by reading, writing,
modeling, discussing, and doing practice problems. Each chapter
ends with a highlights section and a study guide and assessment
section, which include skills and concepts, applications and problem
solving, alternative assessments, and, in some chapters, longterm
investigation problems. 


OPERATION 



Assessment: 
Assessments
include writing assignments, self tests, selected review problem
sets, review of terms, procedures, concepts and skills, and alternative
assessments, which may include group/team projects, applied questions,
portfolio prompts, and self evaluations. The Assessment and Evaluation
Masters contain multiple choice, free response, calculatorbased
and midchapter tests; practice versions of standardized tests;
quizzes; cumulative reviews of a set of chapters; and performance
tests. 


Cost: 
Student
edition: 
$46.98 

Teacher's
edition: 
$65.22 


CREDIBILITY 
Following
are references for reports on Algebra 1: Integration, Applications,
Connections. Please check the web site for further information
about additional evaluations and reviews. 


NCTM
Standards Analysis: 
American
Association for the Advancement of Science. (2000). Algebra
textbooks: A standardsbased evaluation. Washington, D.C.:
Author 


WEB
SITE: 
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/ 
