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Re: Free Algebra 1 EText
Posted:
Mar 31, 2008 11:08 AM



Kirk,
I'd be interested in a CD as well. Thanks for your efforts!
Joe Mahoney Teacher of Mathematics Putnam Valley HS 146 Peekskill Hollow Road Putnam Valley, NY 10579 845.526.7847 www.os4e.com/pvcsd/pvhs/jmahoney
> > Recently, 25 middle school and high school teachers in the Arlington > Central School District finished an electronic textbook (EText) > for our > introductory Algebra course. This effort was named "The Arlington > Algebra Project." The EText is comprised of approximately 120 > lessons > and associated homeworks that, we believe, robustly cover the NYSED > standards for Integrated Algebra 1. > > We have placed this EText on CD's. Included are both MS Word and > Adobe > PDF files for all lessons and homeworks. We now plan to distribute it > for free to interested districts. We have copyrighted the EText in > order to keep it free to the public. > > This EText was carefully developed over the span of two years > using the > Understanding by Design curriculum model (Wiggins and McTighe). We > are > currently using it with approximately 700 8th and 9th grade students. > So far, we are pleased with its quality and its ability to integrate > graphing calculator technology into algebraic instruction. Because > the > text comes in Word files, it is easily modified for various > purposes(enrichment, I.E.P.'s, etc.). > > I have attached a few of the lessons files to this post. Interested > districts can email me for a copy of the EText. I do ask that > districts limit themselves to one CD because it is easily copied to > multiple computers and their are some associated costs with producing > the CD's. Anyone who is interested in receiving a copy, please > email me > and include the following: > > (1) Your name > (2) The district/school/organization you work for > (3) A physical address that I can send the CD to > > Arlington is giving this EText away for free because we believe > that by > making resources easily available to everyone who wants them will give > teachers the time to become more creative in their activities and > assessments without having to worry about the day to day lessons and > worksheets. > > Sincerely, > > Kirk Weiler > Editorinchief > The Arlington Algebra Project > Arlington High School > LaGrangeville, NY 12540



