TITLE 
CORD
Algebra 1 


Authors: 
Center
for Occupational Research and Development Staff :John Souders,
Jr., Director; Michael L. Crawford; Lewis Westbrook; Leno Pedrotti;
John Chamberlain. 


Publisher: 
SouthWestern
Educational Publishing 


Edition: 
1998 


OVERVIEW 



Subject
Area: 
Algebra 


Grade
Level/Format: 
This
textbook is appropriate for grades 612. It consists of 12 chapters.
The student edition may come as one complete textbook or in two
parts, Part A (Chapters 16) and Part B (Chapters 712). 


Time
Frame: 
If used as a oneyear basic course, 1315 days are needed to complete
a chapter. If used as a oneyear comprehensive course, 1316 days
are needed to complete a chapter. If used over two years, 2730
days are needed to complete a chapter. 


CONTENT 



Main
Topics: 
 Integers and Vectors
 Scientific Notation
 Using Formulas
 Solving Linear Equations
 Graphing Linear
Functions
 Nonlinear Functions
 Statistics and
Probability
 Systems of Equations
 Inequalities
 Polynomials and
Factors
 Quadratic Functions
 Right Triangle
Relationships



Activities: 
In
a typical chapter, students (1) read objectives and a realworld
lesson and view a video showing how mathematical concepts can be
applied in different workplace scenarios; (2) engage in activities
throughout the lessons in each chapter; (3) apply their knowledge
in critical thinking questions, example exercises about the concepts
and/or skills, and ongoing assessments; (4) answer lesson assessment
problems, which include think and discuss (word problems, usually
allowing students to explain and describe), practice and problem
solving (calculations  single responses) and a mixed review (a
combination of problems from current and previous lessons); (5)
apply knowledge through handson participation in math lab activities
and realworld math application problems; and (6) complete chapter
assessments that combine skills, applications, and math lab exercises. 


OPERATION 



Assessment: 
Assessments
include standardized tests for each chapter, projects, and alternative
assessments, which include selfassessment (portfolios) and a performance
assessment task. Other types of assessments include ongoing assessments,
lesson assessments, which consist of think and discuss, practice
and problem solving, and mixed review exercises, and chapter assessments,
which consist of skills, applications, and math lab problems. 


Cost: 
Student
edition: 
$43.95 (as
a single book)
$23.95 per part (A/B) 

Teacher's
edition: 
$49.95 per
part (A/B) 


CREDIBILITY 
Following
are references for reports on CORD Algebra 1. 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
SITES: 
http://www.cord.org/ 