Algebra Textbooks Evaluation


Concepts in Algebra

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Authors:   James T. Fey, M. Kathleen Heid, Richard A.
Good, Charlene Sheets, Glendon W. Blume,
Rose Mary Zbiek
Publisher:   Everyday Learning Corporation
Edition:   1999
Subject Area:   Algebra
Grade Level/ Format:   This textbook is designed as a beginning algebra
course appropriate for grades 9-12. It consists of
nine chapters.
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.
Assessment:   Assessments include one- or two- part 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.
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