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

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

Publisher: R.O.C.K. Solid Home School Books
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$29.95

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.

Through a unique three-step approach, students gain mastery over algebra concepts and skills one activity at a time:

  • Activity 1 offers physical models (using available materials) and easy-to-follow instructions to help learners seek patterns.
  • Activity 2 uses pictorial models like diagrams, tables, and graphs to further help students retain and test what they have learned.
  • Activity 3 encourages exploration and application of newly learned concepts and skills through cooperative games, puzzles, problems, and graphic calculator or computer activities.

Although this is directed to classrooms, there is plenty to pull out for your homeschool needs.  Lots of amazing ideas to make Algebra a little bit fun. 

Softcover, 640 pages. 

ISBN:9780876283868

Book Title Hands-On Algebra!: Ready-to-Use Games & Activities for Grades 7-12
Publisher: R.O.C.K. Solid Home School Books

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.

Through a unique three-step approach, students gain mastery over algebra concepts and skills one activity at a time:

  • Activity 1 offers physical models (using available materials) and easy-to-follow instructions to help learners seek patterns.
  • Activity 2 uses pictorial models like diagrams, tables, and graphs to further help students retain and test what they have learned.
  • Activity 3 encourages exploration and application of newly learned concepts and skills through cooperative games, puzzles, problems, and graphic calculator or computer activities.

Although this is directed to classrooms, there is plenty to pull out for your homeschool needs.  Lots of amazing ideas to make Algebra a little bit fun. 

Softcover, 640 pages. 

ISBN:9780876283868