Posts Tagged "High School Math"

New Product Review: Mastery Education Measuring Up End-of-Course: Algebra I, STAAR Edition

Measuring Up End-of-Course: Algebra I, STAAR Edition
Learning List has reviewed Mastery Education’s Measuring Up End-of-Course: Algebra I, STAAR Edition. This is a supplemental print product that helps students prepare for the STAAR Algebra I end-of-course (EOC) exam. Content is organized in short lessons that address specific TEKS. Instruction provides ample opportunities for students to practice and apply problem-solving strategies. [Read more…]

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New Product Review: The Charles A. Dana Center’s Advanced Mathematical Decision Making

Advanced Mathematical Decision Making: 2017 edition

The Charles A. Dana Center’s Advanced Mathematical Decision Making (AMDM) is a comprehensive product that supports instruction in Advanced Quantitative Reasoning courses in Texas high schools. Content is available in print format. Instruction is discovery based and engages students in authentic problem solving that emphasizes real-world contexts, including statistics and finance. Algebra II is a prerequisite for the course. [Read more…]

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New Review: Cosenza & Associates’ Algebraic Reasoning

Cosenza & Associates' Algebraic ReasoningLearning List has reviewed Cosenza & Associates’ Algebraic Reasoning. This comprehensive product supports instruction in Texas algebraic reasoning courses. Content is available in print and digital formats and includes additional online tutorials. Instruction is inquiry based and covers the attributes of functions, systems of equations, modeling with functions and data, and approaches to solving equations. Teacher and student materials contain clear links to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPs).

Algebraic Reasoning is organized in eight chapters: (1) Algebraic Patterns, (2) Analyzing Functions, (3) Inverses of Functions, (4) Function Operations, (5) Algebraic Methods, (6) Matrices, (7) Solutions of Equations, and (8) Data Modeling. Content is presented using the 5E model of instruction (i.e., engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate) and is presented simply with a clear writing style that should be accessible for high school students. Frequent examples provide clear, step-by-step guidance in problem-solving strategies followed by “You Try It!” practice problems.

Resources include blackline masters of four versions of mid-chapter and end-of-chapter assessments, including a modified version for students with special learning needs. Editable versions (i.e., Word versions) of a mid-term and final exam and a culminating course project are available. Each test includes multiple-choice and free response items. The culminating project requires students to independently identify and analyze a data set related to a topic of interest.  Teachers also have access to the ExamView® assessment software that allows users to create customized assessments.

About Cosenza & Associates *

Cosenza & Associates, LLC, is based in Dallas, Texas, but offers consulting services nationwide. Cosenza & Associates provides:

  • Instructional resources for K-12 mathematics
  • Curriculum-instruction-assessment design and alignment
  • Professional support for classrooms, schools, and districts
  • Professional development for Texas Gifted and Talented 30-hour and 6-hour update requirements

*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Cosenza & Associates.

 

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New Review: Apex Learning’s Texas Geometry

LApex Learning's Texas Geometryearning List has reviewed Apex Learning’s Texas Geometry. This is a comprehensive, online geometry product for Texas students. Core content is presented online and includes some printable materials. The course focuses on developing students’ conceptual understanding, computational skills, and proficiency in solving problems. Resources support instruction in self-paced, remediation, and credit-recovery programs.

Texas Geometry is organized in two semesters. The first semester’s content is presented in five units that cover the foundations of geometry, triangles, right triangles, quadrilaterals and other polygons, and circles without coordinates. The second semester presents content in four units that address coordinate geometry, constructions and transformations, three-dimensional solids, and applications of probability. Across semesters, students learn to reason mathematically and to use mathematical models and tools to solve real-world problems.

Each unit begins with a short video introduction that frames the real-world applications of what students will learn and connects new content to prior learning. Subsequent instruction is provided through a set of online activities and, where appropriate, accompanying worksheets. Each unit and semester ends with two versions of a unit/semester exam—one version presents open-ended questions and the second is made up of multiple choice items.

About Apex Learning*

Apex Learning’s digital curriculum is designed to support all students in achieving their potential, from those struggling with grade-level content to those capable of accelerating their learning. The curriculum is designed to actively engage students in learning—combining embedded supports and scaffolds to meet diverse student needs, actionable data to inform instruction, and success management, to ensure students get the outcomes they need.

*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Apex Learning.

 

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New Review: McGraw Hill’s ALEKS Math Resources

[Source: McGraw Hill]

[Source: McGraw Hill]

McGraw Hill’s ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) is a comprehensive, online program that provides adaptive math instruction for students in grades 3-12. Content is available online and includes some printable resources (e.g., worksheets). Instruction is presented using individualized, interactive tutorials that focus on a specific concept. Learning List recently reviewed ALEKS resources for middle and high school math courses.

Students take an “Initial Assessment” that evaluates they know and the concepts they are ready to learn. Based on the results of the Initial Assessment, each student receives a “Student Assessment Report” that clarifies the topics they will be assigned in “ALEKS Learning Mode.”

In ALEKS Learning Mode, students receive direct instruction and have opportunities for guided and independent practice. Instruction focuses on a single topic or concept (e.g., the multiplicative property of equality with decimals) and begins with an example problem, its solutions, and an explanation of the strategy used to find the solution. After the example problem, students are presented with a set of similar practice problems.

ALEKS supports instruction in a variety of learning environments, including teacher-led, self-directed, and distance learning programs. Content is fully customizable and available in English and Spanish.

About McGraw Hill Education and ALEKS*

McGraw-Hill Education, a leading digital learning company, acquired ALEKS Corporation in 2013 At the time of the acquisition, McGraw-Hill Education had marketed and sold ALEKS for math in the higher education space for more than 10 years.

* The content in this section is provided by or adapted from McGraw Hill Education

 

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