Algebra Textbooks Evaluation


Algebra 1: Integration, Applications, Connections

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Authors:   William Collins, Gilbert Cuevas, Alan G. Foster, Berchie Gordon, Beatrice Moore-Harris, James Rath, Dora Swart, Leslie J. Winters
Publisher:   Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
Edition:   1998
Subject Area:   Algebra
Grade Level/ Format:   This textbook is appropriate for grades 6-12. It consists of 13 chapters.
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, long-term investigation problems.
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, calculator-based and mid-chapter tests; practice versions of standardized tests;
quizzes; cumulative reviews of a set of chapters; and performance tests.
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