Discovering Algebra will help you reach more of your students with meaningful activities that help them connect abstract mathematical concepts to concrete experiences.
The Discovering Algebra approach improves learning in many ways:
Investigations at the beginning of each lesson help you give all your students—regardless of their mathematical backgrounds—a shared experience from which to base their learning.
You will be able to teach an algebra course that is both rigorous and accessible to your students because the investigations give meaning to mathematics that all students, regardless of their skill level, can understand.
The investigations will often prompt more advanced students to dig deeper, giving you a natural way to extend the lesson and connect algebra to other topics.
Investigations, visual representations, and opportunities for discussion enable you to integrate multiple teaching modes into your classroom so that visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners all benefit.
These investigations will also provide you with another tool to use when reviewing and building upon concepts in class. Many teachers tell us that their students find it easier to remember previously taught mathematical concepts and skills when reminded of the classroom activity that helped them learn the concept.