Gene Maier, MLC co-founder, combines a half-century of reflections on mathematics education in one book. In this collection of essays, Maier ponders his journey as a mathematics educator, looking at past and present issues in education, and examines current trends in schools. The essays in this book are also available individually.
Read a book review from Teaching Children Mathematics, an NCTM publication.
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Visual Algebra for College Students presents a powerful way to look at algebraic ideas using concrete models and to connect those models to symbolic work. In this hands-on book each section is dedicated to a small set of related topics and presented as an Activity Set and a corresponding Homework Set.
Each Activity Set starts with a description of the Purpose of the set, a list of the needed Materials for the set and an Introduction that gives definitions, examples and sometimes technology tips. Each Activity Set is a set of exploration based activities presented with space to write in exploratory work and solutions. These Activity Sets are entirely self-contained with graphing grids and other diagrams embedded into the workspaces. Each Homework Set gives a set of homework questions related to the Activity Set.
The end of each chapter includes an itemized and referenced list of vocabulary and review topics for that chapter and a chapter practice exam. The “back of the book” material for Visual Algebra for College Students contains selected answers to Activity Set activities and complete solutions to each end of chapter practice exam.