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Subject:   RE: Algebra 1 Teaching
Author: db
Date: Apr 16 2007
Please be aware: not everyone likes the Math Connections series.  The point of
the lessons if very vague, in my humble opinion.  Sorry, nothing satisfies
everyone!  Best Regards, db




On Apr 16 2007, Craig wrote:
> I know you said "no textbooks," but your school probably won't have
> considered the Math Connections series.  Math Connections is a full
> 3-year curriculum developed in response to the 1989 NCTM standards,
> funded by the NSF.  The first year "set" (two books) is a great
> resource for teachers, in that it includes some of the very ideas
> you discussed:  more in-depth justification for algebraic ideas.  In
> fact, the development of "functions" in Unit 6 is very elegant; I
> haven't seen another textbook come even close.  Give it a shot!
> (published by It's About Time, Inc.; google Math Connections).

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