Hands-On Algebra!: Ready-to-Use Games & Activities for Grades 7-12

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Wiley, May 29, 1998 - Education - 640 pages
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Lay a solid foundation of algebra proficiency with over 155 hands-on games and activities. To complement the natural process of learning, each activity builds on the previous one-- from concrete to pictorial to abstract. Dr. Thompson's unique three-step approach encourages students to first recognize patterns; then use diagrams, tables, and graphs to illustrate algebraic concepts; and finally, apply what they've learned through cooperative games, puzzles, problems, and activities using a graphic calculator and computer. You'll find each activity has complete teacher directions, lists of materials needed, and helpful examples for discussion, homework, and quizzes. Most activities include time-saving reproducible worksheets for use with individual students, small groups, or the entire class. This ready-to-use resource contains materials sufficient for a two-semester course in Algebra I and can be adapted for advanced students as well as students with dyslexia.

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User Review  - momsmob - Overstock.com

My sister told me about this book and how good it was for her son. The BIG issue is that it is really for a classroom type setting where the teacher already has the manipulatives to put into use. I ... Read full review

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Wow, this is a monster of a book. The author has some unique hands on methods for teaching Algebra, but they really take some reading and thinking through on the teacher's part. You would expect with ... Read full review


Subtract with integers
Multiply with integers

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About the author (1998)

Frances M. Thompson, Ed.D. (University of Georgia) has taught mathematics at the junior and senior high school levels, served as a K-12 math specialist, and is currently professor of mathematics at Texas Woman's University, Denton.

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