Course Title: Transitions Math (Pre-Algebra)
A. Course Description
Transitions math is the step that takes the student from the fundamentals of mathematics toward the more critical thinking skills required in Higher math.
B. Course Objectives/Methods:
To solidify arithmetic and prepare for algebra and geometry; to be able to deal with mathematics in different media, in any job, and in school.
This course will be taught in lecture style and incorporate various experiments.
C. Course Goals:
Students will be able to do the following:
- Carry out various algorithms
- Develop and use mathematic properties and relationships
- Apply mathematics in realistic situations
- Represent or picture mathematical concepts
- Communicate mathematical ideas with classmates through writing and oratory
- At the end of this course the student will be able to communicate mathematical ideas using a variety of graphs; find the area and volume of various shapes and solve for "x".
D. Teacher Materials:
University of Chicago School Mathematics Project Transition Mathematics Teacher Addition and Assessment Sourcebook
E. Student Texts:
University of Chicago School Mathematics Project Transition Mathematics Student Edition
University of Chicago School Mathematics Project Transition Mathematics; Second edition: Scott Foresman Addison Wesley, Glenview, Illinois 1995
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