Media4Math's Algebra Series

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Get an overview of Media4Math's Algebra Nspirations series. This PowerPoint was used at a recent NCTM.

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Media4Math's Algebra Series

  1. 1. The TI-Nspire™ in the Algebra Classroom<br />Monica M. Neagoy, Ph.D.<br />Series Content Writer, <br />Host and Math Consultant<br />NCTM – Salt Lake City – 04.09.08<br />
  2. 2. Background<br />Discovering Algebra with Graphing Calculators<br />Featured on The Discovery Channel<br />Featured on Discovery Streaming<br />10 30-minute episodes <br />
  3. 3. Background (Continued)<br />Finding the Slope of a Line<br />Graphing a Line (on linear functions)<br />Exploring Quadratics <br />Solving Systems of Equations<br />Investigating Inequalities<br />Understanding Exponential Functions<br />Investigating Logarithmic Functions<br />Exploring Probability<br />Representing and Analyzing Data<br />Plotting the Curve of Best Fit<br />
  4. 4. Background (Continued)<br />International Mathematics Consultant Dr.Monica M. Neagoy served as Series Author, Host and Math Consultant (www.MonicaNeagoy.com);<br />Award-winning Producer Dr.Edward de Leon served as the Executive Producer of the Discovering Algebra series; <br />Award-winning editor Brian Savoie worked on the video editing and graphics.<br />
  5. 5. Background (Continued)<br />New series by a New Media company:<br />am productions llc.<br />www.Media4Math.com<br />Algebra Nspirations<br />
  6. 6. Algebra Nspirations: Main Objectives<br />Modelthe teaching and learning of algebra in the technological world of the 21st Century;<br />IntegrateTI-Nspire handheld technology in the algebraic problem presentation as well as in the problem solutions; <br />Connect the topics of algebra—in meaningful ways—to the world in which students live; <br />Showcase the dynamic new TI-Nspire Technology<br />
  7. 7. Algebra Nspirations: Rationale (based on algebra research)<br />Algebra, the perennial gatekeeper : algebra is viewed as the "filter" course for future success in college (e.g. TCB)<br />The importance of teaching the multiple representations of algebra: words, equations, numbers and graphs<br />The Importance of Real-World Connections<br />A Strong Partner of MATH FORWARD<br />
  8. 8. Algebra Nspirations: Proposed Titles<br />1. Linear Functions and Equations (focus: geometry of graphs)<br />2. Linear Functions and Equations (focus: algebra of equations)<br />3. Quadratic Functions and Equations (focus: geometry of graphs)<br />4. Quadratic Functions and Equations (focus: algebra of equations)<br />5. Exponents and Exponential Functions<br />6. Logarithms and Logarithmic Functions<br />7. Rational Functions and Expressions<br />8. Solving Systems of Equations<br />9. Solving Systems of Inequalities<br />10. Data Analysis and Algebra<br />
  9. 9. Algebra Nspirations is Problem Based<br />Each video contains three engaging and thought provoking problems.<br />
  10. 10. Algebra Nspirations has Dynamic Footage <br />
  11. 11. Algebra Nspirations has TI-Nspire Animations <br />
  12. 12. Host Monica Neagoy<br />
  13. 13. Algebra Nspirations Math Lab:a hands-on investigation<br />
  14. 14. Algebra NspirationsDVD Cover Single DVD: $49.99Two-pack: $75Four-pack: $125Price for all ten: $350www.Media4Math.com<br />

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