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Topic: Assorted Grants Available
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Richard Strausz

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Re: Assorted Grants Available
Posted: Jan 9, 2014 9:29 AM
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> My ideal Algebra 1 book would have the following
> topics?
> 1. What is Algebra? (this is the first chapter the
> student sees. I would ask Devlin to write this).
> 2. Variables and Formulas (Introduce the notion of
> variables using arithmetic formulas)
> 3. Introduction to Algebraic Notation (how we denote
> multiplication and division in algebra, exponents)
> 4. Numbers (a closer look at the number line,
> integers, signed, zero, fractions, decimal, rational,
> and a mention of irrational and real numbers)
> 5. Linear Equations and Graphing (also the notion of
> mapping)
> 6. Polynomials (the conventions of polynomials and
> polynomial arithmetic)
> 7. Rational Expressions and Proportion
> 8. Radicals and Roots
> 9. Quadratics (2 variables, conic sections for fun)
> Interspersed are some chapters devoted to application
> and solving at a algebra 1 level.
> 5a - Applications of Linear Expressions
> 6a - Applications of Polynomial Arithmetic
> 7a - Applications of Rational Expressions
> 8a - Applications of Radicals and Roots
> The quadratics section will be less rigorous than in
> Algebra 2 and is meant as an introduction.
> Bob Hansen

Bob, would simultaneous equations - solved graphically and algebraically - be part of chapter 5 in your curriculum?


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