
Algebra: Language for a Changing World 
What algebra is used by police to calculate speeding fines? Can algebra provide a useful tool in helping our environment? Algebra: Language for a Changing World is an overview of the most essential early concepts in Algebra. Interesting real world contexts and worked problems using real data introduce input and output variables, symbolic and graphical representation, order of operations, and linear relationships. This halfhour program includes a user's guide with reproducible student exercises and quizzes.
Common Core State Standards High School Mathematics Correlation
Each of the five units reflects aspects of the standards, click here to read more.
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Casting Your Ballots: Elections


The power to elect officials is the power to change the world, but the mathematics of voting extends far beyond the notion of majorityrule. This election year, use COMAP materials to explore this fascinating process with your students.
The candidate with the most votes wins an election. Simple, right? Wrong. The whole story has as much to do with voting methods as voting numbers .
Casting Your Ballots: Elections is a new multimedia tool from COMAP that allows students to make connections to current events. Both CDROM and DVD components contain materials that help students address complex questions that are a very real part of our political system.
• How can different candidates win the same election, depending on which voting method is used? Students examine methods such as Borda, Condorcet, and plurality with runoff.
• How does mathematics define fairness? Can an election process be totally fair?
• What is power ? Explore the notion of “dummies,” the Banzhaf index, coalitions, and how apparently equitable systems can easily turn out to be lopsided and unfair.
As the elections progress and dominate the headlines, students will have a deep understanding of what is happening in the world around them. Learn More

Algebra: In Simplest Terms 

A video instructional series on algebra for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 halfhour video programs and coordinated books.
In this series, host Sol Garfunkel explains how algebra is used for solving realworld problems and clearly explains concepts that may baffle many students. Graphic illustrations and onlocation examples help students connect mathematics to daily life. The series also has applications in geometry and calculus instruction. Algebra is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter.
To order, or for more information visit: Annenberg Learner's Website.

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