Connecting to the Real World● Algebra is about finding the unknown. It is about putting real life problems into equations and solving them.I will help your students connect Algebra to thereal world.
Example - Predicting Future SportsRecords Based On Past StatisticsPatternsFunctions and RelationsLinear EquationsQuadratic Relations and FunctionsExponential Functions
Why We Love Algebra● Algebra encourages students to use both inductive and deductive reasoning.● Algebra encourages the student to recognize patterns.● Algebra creates critical thinkers for the 21st century.
AssessmentHomework 10%Word Problem of the Week 10%Quizzes 20%Tests 30%Project 30%
Word Problem of the WeekAnalyze Effectively.Synthesize and Make Connections.Solve different kinds of non-familiar problems inboth conventional and innovative ways.Identify and ask significant questions.
Project - Create a Math ComputerGameNear the end of the year, students will create amath computer game using algebraic concepts.It will be a group project that will involveworking creatively with others.They will receive feedback from lower grades toimprove and maximize their creative efforts.
Remember"The essence of mathematics is not to makesimple things complicated, but to makecomplicated things simple." S. Gudder