Algebra Textbooks Evaluation
MATH Connections: A Secondary Math Core Curriculum 

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

Publisher:  Its About Time, Inc.  
Edition:  1998  
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.  
Activities:  Activities are a combination of teacherstudent and student student 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.  
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.  
Web Site(s):  http://www.mathconnections.com http://www.itsabouttime.com http://www.ithaca.edu/compass 
Continued: Mathematics: Modeling Our World