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Trig/Pre-calculus sites/books

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From: Claudia <ccarter@ebicom.net> (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: May 13, 1998 at 22:36:42
Subject: Re: Trig and Precal sites/texts

I recommend MET (Mathematics Exploration Toolkit) by IBM (The old version, not the Windows version). It is perfect for any math course from 7th grade through calculus. You could create projects to motivate your current group. You need to get a text that would have creative activities. You might consider one of the technology-based pre-calculus books or something with great problems, like Paul Foerster's old Algebra II and Trig books, published by Addison Wesley. There are also books published by Dale Seymour on Algebra II Experiments and activities with graphing calculators. All would enhance the courses. Do you subscribe to COMAP (Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications)? They publish a quarterly newsletter that has fantastic ideas for application problems. They also have career videos and mini-units called HiMaps for various topics. For more information, check out http://www.comap.com/ or call 1-800-772-6627 .

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