Algebra 150 Ready-to-Use Activities with Real-World Applications

ISBN-10: 0787965987
ISBN-13: 9780787965983
Edition: 2003
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Description: This maths resource contains 150 fun and challenging activities in sections that follow a pre-algebra and algebra curriculum. The activities support NCTM standards and focus on real-life applications and problem-solving.

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

This maths resource contains 150 fun and challenging activities in sections that follow a pre-algebra and algebra curriculum. The activities support NCTM standards and focus on real-life applications and problem-solving.

Muschla received her B.A. in Mathematics from Douglass College at Rutgers University and is certified K-12. She has taught mathematics in South River, New Jersey for the last 25 years. At South River High School she has taught math at various levels, ranging from basic skills through Algebra II. She has alto taught at South River Middle School. While there, in her capacity as a Team Leader, she hepled revise the mathematics curriculum to reflect the standards of the NCTM, coordinated interdisciplinary units, and conducted mathematics workshops for teacher and parents. She was recipient of the 1990-91 Governor's Teacher Recognition Program in New Jersey.

Introduction
The Language of Algebra (Using Whole Numbers)
Teaching Suggestions for the Activities
Answer Key for Section 1
Using the Order of Operations
Using the Order of Operations II
Using the Order of Operations III
Using Square Numbers
Translating Algebraic Expressions into Phrases
Writing Phrases as Algebraic Expressions
Writing Phrases as Algebraic Expressions II
Simplifying Expressions by Combining Like Terms
Simplifying and Evaluating Expressions
Evaluating Expressions Using Exponents
Writing Equations
Writing Equations and Inequalities
Writing Equations and Inequalities II
Identifying the Solution of an Equation
Determining the Solutions of Equations and Inequalities
Integers, Variables, and Expressions
Teaching Suggestions for the Activities
Answer Key for Section 2
Using a Number Line to Graph Integers
Representing Integers
Adding Integers
Adding and Subtracting Integers
Comparing Sums and Differences
Multiplying and Dividing Integers
Solving Word Problems with Integers
Simplifying Expressions by Combining Similar Terms
Using the Distributive Property to Simplify Expressions
Integers and Using the Order of Operations
Integers and Using the Order of Operations II
Evaluating Expressions
Finding the Absolute Value
Using Scientific Notation
Reviewing the Concepts and Skills of Integers
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Teaching Suggestions for the Activities
Answer Key for Section 3
Identifying Solutions of Equations and Inequalities
Writing and Solving One-step Equations
Writing and Solving One-step Equations II
Creating Word Problems
Using Formulas for Finding Temperatures
Solving Multi-step Equations
Solving Multi-step Equations II
Writing and Solving Multi-step Equations
Writing and Using Direct Variations
Solving Proportions
Solving Simple Percent Problems
Solving Word Problems Involving Percents
Finding the Percent of Increase or Decrease
Writing Equivalent Equations
Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides
Writing and Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides
Solving One-step Inequalities
Solving Multi-step Inequalities
Writing and Solving Inequalities
Verifying Solutions of Systems of Linear Equations
Solving Systems of Linear Equations
Solving Word Problems by Writing Systems of Equations
Adding and Subtracting Matrices
Multiplying Matrices
Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities
Teaching Suggestions for the Activities
Answer Key for Section 4
Graphing the Solutions of Equations and Inequalities on a Number Line
Graphing the Solutions of Combined Inequalities on the Number Line
Graphing Points on the Coordinate Plane
Finding the Slope and Y-intercept from a Graph
Using the Slope and Y-intercept to Graph a Line
Finding the Slope of a Line
Finding the X- and Y-intercepts
Using the X- and Y-intercepts to Graph a Line
Writing the Equation of a Line When Given Two Points
Writing About Graphs of Lines
Determining Whether Data Suggests a Line
Finding the Equation of the Line of Best Fit
Graphing Inequalities on the Coordinate Plane
Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Inequalities by Graphing
Basic Operations with Monomials and Polynomials
Teaching Suggestions for the Activities
Answer Key for Section 5
Writing Expressions in Exponential Form
Using the Terms of Polynomials
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Monomials
Finding Powers of Monomials
Dividing Monomials
Simplifying and Evaluating Expressions
Multiplying a Polynomial by a Monomial
Multiplying Binomials
Multiplying Two Polynomials
Dividing a Polynomial by a Binomial
Finding Cubes of Binomials
Factors of Monomials and Polynomials
Teaching Suggestions for the Activities
Answer Key for Section 6
Finding the GCF of Whole Numbers
Finding the GMF
Finding the Missing Factor
Factoring the Difference of Squares
Finding Factors, Sums, and Differences
Factoring Trinomials
Factoring Trinomials II
Factoring Binomials and Trinomials
Factoring by Grouping
Factoring the Sum and Difference of Cubes
Factoring Polynomials Completely
Reviewing Factoring Skills
Functions and Relations
Teaching Suggestions for the Activities
Answer Key for Section 7
Completing T-Tables
Identifying Functions
Finding the Values of Functions
Identifying the Domain and Range of a Function
Finding the Domain of a Function
Using the Basic Operations with Functions
Finding the Composition of Functions
Finding the Inverses of Functions
Evaluating the Greatest Integer Function
Evaluating Piecewise-Defined Functions
Identifying Graphs of Families of Functions
Reviewing the Concepts and Applications of Functions
Complex Numbers
Teaching Suggestions for the Activities
Answer Key for Section 8
Identifying Subsets of Real Numbers
Expressing Fractions as Repeating Decimals and Repeating Decimals as Fractions
Simplifying Square Roots
Finding the Nth Root of a Number
Multiplying and Dividing Radicals
Rationalizing the Denominator
Simplifying Sums and Differences of Radicals
Simplifying Products That Contain Radicals
Using Conjugates to Simplify Products and Quotients
Using i
Using Complex Numbers to Simplify Expressions
Reviewing Concepts and Skills Related to Complex Numbers
Polynomial, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions
Teaching Suggestions for the Activities
Answer Key for Section 9
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Solving Simple Quadratic Equations
Solving a Quadratic Equation by Completing the Square
Using the Quadratic Formula
Using Equations to Describe Parabolas
Classifying Polynomial Functions
Using Synthetic Division
Using Synthetic Division to Factor Polynomials
Finding the Zeroes of Polynomial Functions
Solving Exponential Equations
Solving Equations Involving Logarithms
Borrowing and Repaying Money (with Interest)
Calculating Compound Interest
Potpourri
Teaching Suggestions for the Activities
Answer Key for Section 10
Know the Rules
Cracking a Code
Simplifying Expressions
Following Instructions
Following Algebraic Directions
Scrambled Algebra
Getting from A to B
Building an Algebra Vocabulary Chain
Finding Equal Values
Finding Algebra Words
The Words of Algebra
Creating Equations with Variables
Is It True or False?
Algebra and Interesting Facts
Who Used It First?
Algebra Stumpers
Famous Mathematicians and Algebra
Who Wrote It?
An Algebra Research Paper
An Algebra Essay

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