TITLE 
Concepts
in Algebra 


Authors: 
James
T. Fey, M. Kathleen Heid, Richard A. Good, Charlene Sheets, Glendon
W. Blume, Rose Mary Zbiek. 


Publisher: 
Everyday
Learning Corporation 


Edition: 
1999 


OVERVIEW 



Subject
Area: 
Algebra 


Grade
Level/Format: 
This
textbook is designed as a beginning algebra course appropriate for
grades 912. It consists of nine chapters. 


Time
Frame: 
If
used as a oneyear course, 15 to 24 days are needed to complete
a chapter, equaling 177 days to complete the course. If used as
a twoyear course, three 55minute class periods with one 55minute
lab class per week are required per year. 


CONTENT 



Main
Topics: 
 Variables and Functions
 Functions and Computing
Technology
 Linear Functions
 Quadratic Functions
 Exponential Functions
 Rational Functions
 Systems of Functions
and Equations
 Symbolic Reasoning:
Equivalent Expressions
 Symbolic Reasoning:
Equations and Inequalities



Activities: 
The
number of topics covered in a chapter ranges from one to nine. Every
topic includes one to three Exploration sections, which provide
various realistic mathematical situations and/or exercise problems
for students. The Explorations may be followed by a Making Connections
section, which prompts students to summarize their findings and
formulate generalizations as well as connect their current knowledge
to prior learning (through more exercise problems). Each chapter
ends with a summary section that consists of main ideas, terms and
procedures introduced in the chapter, and review exercises and projects. 


OPERATION 



Assessment: 
Assessments
include one to twopart exams for each chapter.The material provides
two versions of some exams. Exams recommend or require the use of
a calculator and/or a computer. 


Cost: 
Student
edition: 
$37.00 

Instructor's
guide: 
$22.00 


CREDIBILITY 
Following
are references for reports on Concepts in Algebra. 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.sra4kids.com/everydaylearning/ 