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Mathematics: Modeling Our World (MMOW)
Course 1

Based on feedback from users of first edition, COMAP has completed a major revision of Course 1, now available on CD-ROM.

• Some chapters are completely rewritten (i.e., Pick a Winner and Landsat, which is now titled Scene from Above). Other chapters are streamlined while retaining the thematic, modeling approach.
• Most chapters are shorter. The revised Course 1 has a total of 57 Activities— a 39% reduction from first edition’s 93.
• Each Activity and Individual Work has a clear statement of purpose in the student edition and in the teacher materials.
• Lesson structure is more consistent than in the first edition from chapter to chapter.
• Many activities are shorter than in first edition; they are designed for completion in one 45-minute class period.
• Individual Work offers more mathematical practice problems.
• Both quantity of reading and reading level are reduced.
• FYI, Take Note, and Modeling Note features call attention to key facts.
• Teacher Notes indicate which Individual Work questions are essential to future development work and which are calculator related.
• Chapter summaries are clearer and more succinct in their review of important mathematics.

Click here to download a Scope and Sequence Chart for
Mathematics: Modeling Our World (MMOW) Course 1.

 

Chapter 0
Pick a Winner: Decision Making in a Democracy

LESSON ONE
Two Current Election Models

LESSON TWO
Two Alternative Election Models

Chapter 0 Review

   
Chapter 1
Secret Codes and the Power of Algebra

LESSON ONE
Keeping Secrets

LESSON TWO
UGETGV EQFGU

LESSON THREE
Decoding

LESSON FOUR
Cracking Codes

LESSON FIVE
Illusive Codes

LESSON SIX
Matrix Methods

Chapter 1 Review

   
Chapter 2
Scene From Above

LESSON ONE
Changing Times

LESSON TWO
It’s All a Matter of Scale

LESSON THREE
Shape, Size, and Area

LESSON FOUR
Areas of Irregular- Shaped Regions

Chapter 2 Review

   
Chapter 3
Prediction

LESSON ONE
The Hip Bone’s Connected...

LESSON TWO
Variability

LESSON THREE
Linear Regression

LESSON FOUR
Selecting and Refining Models

Chapter 3 Review

   
Chapter 4
Animation/ Special Effects

LESSON ONE
Get Moving

LESSON TWO
Get to the Point

LESSON THREE
Escalating Motion

LESSON FOUR
Calculator Animation

LESSON FIVE
Fireworks

Chapter 4 Review

   
Chapter 5
Wildlife

LESSON ONE
First Steps

LESSON TWO
First Moose Model

LESSON THREE
Multiplicative Growth

LESSON FOUR
Second Moose Model

LESSON FIVE
Final Moose Model

Chapter 5 Review

   
Chapter 6
Imperfect Testing

LESSON ONE
A Sporting Chance

LESSON TWO
On One Condition

LESSON THREE
Nobody’s Perfect

LESSON FOUR
But I Didn’t Do It! Really!

Chapter 6 Review

   
Chapter 7
Testing 1, 2, 3

LESSON ONE
Steroid Testing

LESSON TWO
Testing Models

LESSON THREE
Confirming the Model

LESSON FOUR
Solving the Model: Table and Graphs

LESSON FIVE
Solving the Model: Symbolic Methods

Chapter 7 Review

   

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Course 1 of the Mathematics: Modeling Our World (MMOW) curriculum offers additional resources to supplement the text:

Teacher's Edition CD-ROM

The embedded teacher materials are designated by two kinds of icons that are also color-coded.

A note icon opens a popup window when the cursor moves over it. Whether the entire note fits in the popup depends on the individual settings.

There are two types of notes embedded in the teachers files:

Yellow teaching notes that are relatively short and contain no figures or equations.

Short answer sets that contain no figures or equations. Usually these are answers for discussion/reflection questions or short activities.

The second type of icon is a pin that indicates an attachment. The attachment opens in a second window when the icon is doubled-clicked.

There are three types of attachments embedded in the teachers files:

Yellow teaching notes that contain figures or equations.

Answer sets for most activities and individual work exercises.

Support materials: assessment problems, handouts, transparencies, and supplemental activities.




Calculator and computer software

Calculator and computer software written specifically for Mathematics: Modeling Our World (MMOW). With software programs for each chapter allows students to explore real-world themes with the same tools used by scientists, technicians, and business people. The software includes graphing calculator programs, specialty computers, spreadsheet template, data sets, and geometric drawing utility sketches.


DVD Video

Video segments accompany each chapter and are used to motivate students as they begin a chapter, or to provide additional information for a specific problem.

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