Overview - PRE-ALGEBRA 1 - CURRICULUM TEACHER BINDER
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