Based on feedback from users of first edition, COMAP has completed a major revision of Course 1, now available on CDROM.
Chapter 0
Pick a Winner: Decision Making in a Democracy
Chapter 1
Secret Codes and the Power of Algebra
Chapter 2
Scene From Above
Chapter 3
Prediction
Chapter 4
Animation/ Special Effects
Chapter 5
Wildlife
Chapter 6
Imperfect Testing
Chapter 7
Testing 1, 2, 3
• Some units are completely rewritten (i.e., Pick a Winner and Landsat, which is now titled Scene from Above). Other units are streamlined while retaining the thematic, modeling approach.
• Most units 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 unit to unit.
• Many activities are shorter than in first edition; they are designed for completion in one 45minute 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.
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Mathematics: Modeling Our World is an integrated core curriculum for high school
that is based on the premise that students learn best when they are actively
involved in the process. In this program students do not first learn mathematics
and then apply what they’ve learned. Rather, important questions about the real
world come first. Students analyze situations and apply the mathematical concepts
needed to solve problems. Contextual questions drive the mathematics. In each
unit, students build, test, and present models that describe a realworld situation
or problem, such as deciding where to build a fire station. Mathematical modeling
is a central focus throughout the curriculum.
Each course covers the mathematical content found in the NCTM Standards. Each
of the first three courses of Mathematics: Modeling Our World contains seven or
eight units. Units are divided into four to seven lessons; each may take several days
to complete. Each lesson contains a Lesson Opener, which provides the context for
the lesson; Activities, which students work on in pairs or small groups using handson
mathematical investigation; and Individual Work, items that review, reinforce,
extend, practice, and foreshadow concepts developed in the lesson.
Course 4 is comprised of eight chapters and is intended to be a bridge between
Courses 1, 2, and 3 and collegiate mathematics. The student text contains eight
chapters divided into three to six lessons. Each lesson contains an activity
designed for group work, expository readings, and exercises. Each chapter ends
with a set of review exercises.
Assessment is an integral part of Mathematics: Modeling Our World. Both
Activities and Individual Work offer embedded opportunities to assess student
progress. The Teacher’s Resources provide Assessment Problems for use with each
unit/chapter.
The units/chapters of Mathematics: Modeling Our World begin with a real situation
or problem to be solved during the course of the unit. In Courses 1, 2, and 3, a short
video segment may be used to introduce the theme or problem. Students use both
graphing calculators and computers extensively throughout the curriculum to assist
in carrying out computations of real problems and to enhance concept
development. While it is strongly recommended that students use computers with
this curriculum, material is provided to teach the lessons without computers as
well. However, use of the graphing calculator is essential throughout the program.
Student materials for Mathematics: Modeling Our World are available in four
hardcover texts, one each for each course. Teachers materials include, for Courses
1, 2, and 3, an Annotated Teacher’s Edition, a Solutions Manual, and Teacher’s
Resources that includes additional teaching suggestions, background readings,
reproducible handouts, assessment problems, supplemental activities, and
transparencies. Course 4 has all the teacher material in the Teacher’s Resource
Binder, including the Solutions Manual. Other materials include a video with
segments for each unit and a CDROM with calculator and computer programs
written specifically for Mathematics: Modeling Our World.
Click Here To Download A Review Of Course 1 (First edition)
Click Here To Download the MMOW Final Evaluation Report (First edition)
Course 1 Material
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1113 DVD Video, Qty. 1
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