TITLE 
Mathematics:
Modeling Our World (COMAP/ARISE) 


Authors: 
The
Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP), Inc.:
Solomon Garfunkel, Landy Godbold, Henry Pollack, Allan Bellman,
John Burnette, Horace Butler, Claudia Carter, Nancy Crisler, Marsha
Davis, Gary Froelich, Bruce Grip, Rick Jennings, Paul Kehle, Darien
Lauten, Shelia McGrail, Geraldine Oliveto, J. J. Price, Joan Reinthaler,
James Swift, Brandon Thacker, Paul Thomas. 


Publisher: 
SouthWestern
Educational Publishing 


Edition: 
1998 


OVERVIEW 



Subject
Area: 
Integrated
Mathematics 


Grade
Level/Format: 
This
integrated series is designed for grades 912. It consists of four
courses, one for each grade level. Course 4 was still in development
at the time of the analysis. Each course contains seven or eight
units. Each unit is divided into four to seven lessons. 


Time
Frame: 
Each
lesson typically takes several days to complete. 


CONTENT 



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



Activities: 
Each
unit begins with a video segment designed to motivate students and
set the context for the unit. Each lesson contains a lesson opener
that provides the context for the lesson and lists key concepts
presented in the unit. Activities require students to work in pairs
or small groups and use handson mathematical investigation. There
are individual work activities that review, reinforce, extend, practice,
and foreshadow concepts developed in the lesson. Unit summaries
consist of Wrapping Up, a problem set in which students review the
concepts and skills presented in the unit, and a mathematical summary,
a written summary of the major math concepts developed and applied
in the unit. At the end of each unit, there is a glossary of major
terms introduced in the unit. 


OPERATION 



Assessment: 
Assessments
include a variety of openended problems and unit projects found
in the Teacher's Resources binder. Individual work and activities
offer embedded opportunities to assess student progress. A Wrapping
Up problem set at the end of each unit provides more opportunities
for students to review what they have learned. 


Cost: 
Student edition: 
$39.95
per course 

Annotated
teacher's edition: 
$79.95 per
course 

Teacher's resource 
$89.95 per
course 


CREDIBILITY 
Following
are references for reports on Mathematics: Modeling Our World
(COMAP/ARISE). 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.ithaca.edu/compass
http://www.comap.com/MMOW/ 