TITLE 
MATH Connections: A Secondary Mathematics Core Curriculum 


Authors: 
William
P. Berlinghoff, Robert W. Hayden, Clifford Sloyer, Eric F.Wood. 


Publisher: 
It's
About Time, Inc. 


Edition: 
1998 


OVERVIEW 



Subject
Area: 
Integrated
Mathematics 


Grade
Level/Format: 
This
integrated series is designed for grades 911. Each grade level
is divided into two books, a and b. The books are labeled 1a, 1b,
2a, 2b, 3a, and 3b. Each book is divided into chapters, which are
divided into several subsections. 


Time
Frame: 
Each
level, consisting of two halfyear textbooks, is designed to be
completed in one school year. The format of the series supports
block scheduling. 


CONTENT 



Main
Topics: 
 Algebra/Number/Function
 Geometry
 Trigonometry
 Probability/Statistics
 Discrete Mathematics
 Logic/Reasoning



Activities: 
Activities
are a combination of teacherstudent and studentstudent interactions.
In each chapter, students read a profile about an individual who
uses mathematics in his or her everyday work. In each section of
the chapter, students (1) read expected learning outcomes; (2) are
introduced to a concept by thinking about what they already know,
which prompts discussion; (3) read commentary and explanations to
support the discussion; and (4) answer questions in the section's
problem set. 


OPERATION 



Assessment: 
Assessments
include section quizzes and chapter tests. "Do this now" and "Discuss
this" questions, and "Write this" exercises are found throughout
the text. These can be used to assess students' progress as they
move through a lesson. 


Cost: 
Student
edition: 
$26.95 per book (a/b)
$48.95: 2book
set 

Teacher's
edition: perfect bound 
$59.95 per
book (a/b)
$99.95: 2book set 

3ring
binder 
$79.95
per book (a/b)
$149.95: 2book set 


CREDIBILITY 
Following
are references for reports on MATH 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.itsabouttime.com
http://www.ithaca.edu/compass 