Overview - PRE-ALGEBRA 1 - OPERATIONS STUDENTTEXT 2
This is the first semester of a full-year pre-algebra curriculum. Written for middle school and high school students who struggle, the reading level has been kept at 3.0-5.0 without sacrificing solid mathematics content. The pacing is slower, but the scope and sequence of the course remain the same. Mathematics vocabulary essential to problem solving is defined and written in bold type in the student text. The components of the curriculum include three consumable student texts/workbooks and a teacher binder.
STUDENT TEXTS/WORKBOOKS The student books include both easy-to-read lessons and practice pages. There are three individual student texts/workbooks, covering the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) strands:
• Numbers and Number Sense
• Operations and Estimation
• Algebra and Patterns
Each lesson is contained on two pages with three worksheets following. This three-worksheet method offers students the opportunity to learn, relearn, and review essential skills. Because the student text is consumable, students work the problems in their books, eliminating copying problems to paper. Each worksheet is limited to only 15 problems and includes three to four word problems.
TEACHER''S BINDER The teacher''s binder supports the material covered in all three student books. It is reproducible and contains lesson plans, extra worksheets, quizzes, tests, and answer keys. The lesson plans contain teaching suggestions and additional activities to reinforce the skills being taught. About 150 extra worksheets are included for more practice and can double as additional quizzes.
COMPLIES WITH STANDARDS The Pre-Algebra Curriculum has been carefully written to comply with the standards and objectives set by the NCTM. Skills covered prepare students for state and national tests. The program can be used in both self-contained and inclusion classrooms.
CLASSROOM SET Books can be purchased individually or as a set. The classroom set includes one Teacher''s Binder and 10 each of the three Student Books.